Ericsson has been awarded main supplier for Taiwan’s first LTE tender from leading operator Chunghwa Telecom, for its country-wide LTE deployment, including the Radio Access Network or RAN and roll-out services.
Moreover, Ericsson has won the tender as sole supplier for the Evolved Packet Core, which includes Mobility Management Entity and Evolved Packet Gateway on SSR 8020, as well as IMS.
Taiwan currently enjoys a mobile penetration rate of 127 percent, with close to 80 percent of subscribers already on a 3G service. Ericsson will provide LTE RAN for the country’s most populated areas, including Taipei city, as part of the deployment scope.
Today, 50 percent of the world’s LTE smartphone traffic is served by Ericsson networks, which is more than double the traffic of its closest competitor. More than 180 LTE RAN and Evolved Packet Core networks have been delivered worldwide, of which more than 110 have gone live commercially. Ericsson is present today in all high-traffic LTE markets including, the US, Japan, South Korea, Australia and Canada, and has been selected by nine of the top 10 LTE operators, ranked in terms of worldwide LTE subscriptions.
Source: Ericsson News Center