Monday, June 4, 2007

Taiwan's Chunghwa Selects Teknovus for GEPON

Chunghwa Telecom, the incumbent carrier in Taiwan, has selected Teknovus' Gigabit Ethernet Optical Network (G-EPON) chipsets for its FTTH deployment. The network will be used for broadband services including premium video services such as IPTV, along with VoIP and high-speed data services. Deployments are underway.

Teknovus said its chips and software met Chunghwa's QoS requirements on 1X64 fully loaded PON networks while adhering to low power usage parameters.

In January this year, Chunghwa Telecom announced it plans to invest NT$60 billion (US$1.85 billion) over the next five years to provide better broadband services to homes. The number of Chunghwa consumers using its optical fiber network is expected to reach 500,000 by year-end 2007 and 2.4 million by 2010.

  • As of the end of March 2007, Chunghwa reported 285,111 MOD (media on-demand IPTV) subscribers.