Monday, December 4, 2006

Chunghwa Telecom Selects Nortel for Govt. WiMAX Network

Chunghwa Telecom selected Nortel's WiMAX solution for the first fully integrated broadband wireless network driven by a local government under the Mobile-Taiwan (M-Taiwan) project. The new mobile WiMAX network in Taiwan's northeastern county of Yilan will serve as a national showcase for ubiquitous wireless broadband services.

Nortel is providing Mobile WiMAX base stations, based on the IEEE 802.16e standard, incorporating Nortel's patented MIMO antenna technology. Nortel will also provide an Access Service Network Gateway, customer premises equipment, and network management capabilities, as well as network integration and optimization services provided by Nortel Global Services.

Nortel noted that it recently signed an agreement with Chunghwa Telecom to deploy a WiMAX solution in the operator's experimental park to create an environment for testing WiMAX and integrating the technology with the Nortel Wireless Mesh Network solution deployed in Taipei and Kaohsiung as part of the government's M-Taiwan initiative. In addition, Nortel is deploying a WiMAX trial system at the National Taiwan University campus, and has also established a Center of Excellence for Devices in Taipei.

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