NSN Wins LTE Deal at Chunghwa
ESPOO, Finland -- Chunghwa Telecom, the largest operator in Taiwan with over 10 million mobile subscribers, has chosen Nokia Solutions and Networks as a supplier to its 4G LTE network, targeting a fast and smooth roll-out in 2014. In addition, the operator extended its existing contract with NSN as sole supplier of its island-wide 3G HSPA+ network to further increase the network capacity.
Under the contract, NSN will implement an LTE Radio Access Network with its market-leading Flexi Multiradio Base Stations. The company will also expand its 3G network nationwide, ensuring smooth and smart 3G and LTE interworking. As another part of the radio access deal, NSN will enable voice services for LTE smartphone users with its circuit-switched fallback (CSFB) technology, which allows an LTE handset to “fall back” to the 3G network to complete circuit-switched calls and SMS alongside LTE mobile broadband data services.
NSN will provide its full turnkey solution for network deployment. The deal also includes network planning and optimization, system integration, technical consultancy and care services. The Operations Support System (OSS) will be based on NSN’s cloud-ready NetAct platform for efficient and flexible network operations.