Chunghwa Telecom to deploy 5G small cells

Taiwanese mobile operator, Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) will deploy Nokia’s innovative small cells portfolio to support CHT’s initiative to deliver comprehensive 5G coverage.

CHT is the first operator in Taiwan to deploy a 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) small cells solution enabling instant 5G coverage in specific areas such as business as well as tourist districts. Nokia has already commenced deployment and has installed 140 5G small cells to date.

The deal will see Nokia supply CHT with its flexible AirScale indoor Radio (ASiR) solution for better indoor coverage and capacity, as well as its AirScale micro RRH for outdoor and urban hot spots. These will be deployed to complement the existing base of over 2,500 sets of 4G small cells.

Dr. Max Chen, President of Mobile Division, Chunghwa Telecom said, “This is a continuation of our innovative and ambitious approach to small cell deployment across Taiwan. We are an existing customer of Nokia’s 4G small cells portfolio and had no hesitation in also adopting their 5G products for the first wave of deployment.”

Tommi Uitto, President, Mobile Networks, Nokia said, “We are proud to support Chunghwa Telecom in their pioneering efforts to deliver compelling 5G coverage to key indoor and outdoor locations across Taiwan. We are delighted they have chosen our small cells portfolio to achieve their ambitious strategy and look forward to partnering with them moving forward.”

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