Monday, August 7, 2006

Nokia Wins 3G Expansion Contract from Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom

Chunghwa Telecom Co., the incumbent telco in Taiwan, has awarded a turnkey network expansion contract to Nokia to expand its WCDMA 3G and HSDPA network coverage. Deliveries and deployment will start immediately. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Under the agreement, Nokia will deploy WCDMA 3G radio and core networks. Nokia will also provide turnkey services including network planning, other support services, deployment and optimization of Nokia HSDPA that was provided earlier. Nokia has been working with Chunghwa Telecom since 1999, and in addition to the WCDMA networks it has supplied the operator's GPRS core network, MMS (Multimedia Messaging) Solution and ADSL equipment.

The deal brings Nokia's managed services references to 40 contracts in 31 countries.