Asia Express - Mobile Communications
Chunghwa Telecom, Alcatel-Lucent Team Up for LTE Trial in Taiwan
October 22, 2010
Alcatel-Lucent and Taiwanese telecom operator Chunghwa Telecom have entered into an agreement for an end-to-end LTE (Long Term Evolution) trial in Taiwan, leveraging 2.6GHz and 700MHz bands, according to an October 20, 2010 press release by Alcatel-Lucent. Pursuant to the agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will provide the company LTE base stations, Evolved Packet Core, IP service routing network elements, application portal for services and operation, and administration and maintenance system. Through the cooperation with Alcatel-Lucent, Chunghwa Telecom is projected to test the performance of LTE services and multimedia applications and evaluate related business models. It is reported that the trial is slated to begin in October this year.