Chunghwa Telecom taps Ericsson for rapid 5G roll-out in Taiwan

Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan’s largest telecom service provider, has selected global communication conglomerate Ericsson for a rapid 5G roll-out in the country. The partnership will deploy Ericsson’s RAN base stations and Ericsson’s 5G Core, including its 5G Evolved Packet Core.

The two companies have built a stable partnership that began with 4G, and this new deal includes voice services through Ericsson’s Cloud VoLTE solutions, improving network efficiency and ensuring a flexible voice service experience.

Ericsson will also provide the fronthaul and IP backhaul transport solution, using Fronthaul 6000 and Router 6000 products to support C-RAN architecture – infrastructure that will help Chunghwa Telecom with a smooth evolution to 5G.

Max Chen, president of the Mobile Business Group, Chunghwa Telecom, says: “In the process of upgrading to 5G networks, we need to shorten the time it takes to launch new features. Ericsson’s 5G core solution enables our 4G core to flexibly evolve into a shared 4G/5G network.

“Meanwhile, Ericsson’s Cloud VoLTE solution will allow our customers to enjoy a more convenient and higher quality 4G voice service today as well as 5G voice services in the future.”

Chafic Nassif, president of Ericsson Taiwan, said: “Our enhanced 5G platform perfectly suits Chunghwa Telecom’s needs to quickly launch new services to the market.

“This cooperation will serve to not only provide Taiwanese consumers and enterprises with the highest quality communication services but also accelerate the overall progress of 5G development in Taiwan.”

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