Thursday, February 5, 2009

Chunghwa Telecom Selects Ericsson for Next-generation Optical Network

Chunghwa Telecom, the incumbent operator in Taiwan, has selected Ericsson to deploy a metro aggregation network for supporting its high-capacity broadband services, such as IPTV and e-health, for both fixed and mobile access.

Specifically, CHT has chosen Ericsson's Marconi Optical Multi-Service (OMS) solution as a key component in ties network. The OMS solution plays an important role in lowering the transport costs (per bit) by aggregating and grooming traffic in the metro network, with support for both telephony (TDM: Time-Division Multiplexing) and IP (Ethernet) traffic. It also provides a key link between different parts of the network, such as the fixed and wireless backbone network and CHT's all-IP fiber network. Under the agreement Ericsson will also be responsible for professional services, including network deployment, learning services and support. Financial terms were not disclosed.

According to Chunghwa's market forecast, there will be an eighty percent coverage of 30Mbps broadband network in Taiwan by 2011.

See also