NSN to Upgrade Taiwanese Network

Taiwanese network operator Chunghwa Telecom has appointed Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) to  increase the capacity of its 3G network to significantly improve transmission speeds and expand coverage. The 72 million (57 million) contract encompasses the latest technology and services from NSN to facilitate speeds of up to 2Mbps in the uplink and 14Mbps in the downlink.
The upgrade is in line with Chunghwas overall strategy of providing an unparalleled mobile broadband experience that can deliver better browsing, higher resolution on streamed mobile content and improved interactivity.
Chunghwa Telecom will trial NSNs Internet High Speed Access (I-HSPA) network. The trial, which marks the first such initiative in the Asia-Pacific region, will pave the way for a smooth migration to an flat all-IP architecture that is not only faster, but also more cost-effective to deploy and operate.
NSN will deploy its Flexi Base Station and mobile softswitching solutions, along with a high capacity/connectivity RNC and packet core solution, including CombiSGSN and FlexiISN, to boost the overall High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) performance of the network. The Flexi Base Station solution will specifically help keep Chunghwa Telecoms network capital and operating expenditures in check, while providing an environmentally friendly base station solution.
In addition, NSN will continue to rollout its IP backhaul solution, to further reduce traditional transmission costs. With deliveries starting immediately, the project, which includes network implementation and design, optimization, systems integration and maintenance services, will be completed by July 2009. These services will help Chunghwa Telecom to minimize the required network capital expenditure, as full potential of the products will be achieved to maximize the network efficiency and quality.
Taiwan is a pioneer in cutting edge technology deployments and has even emerged as the regions hotbed for high speed data services, says Chunghwa Telecom Mobile President, Jen-Hon Lin. Against such a backdrop, what we are doing with Nokia Siemens Networks is even more ground breaking. With their time-to-market HSPA suite of products and exceptional service delivery, we have never needed to look elsewhere.