Chunghwa Telecom and Nortel announced today plans to collaborate on a range of wireless broadband and network solutions based on WiMAX technologies. According to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Chunghwa Telecom and Nortel will work together to provide a complete end-to-end WiMAX solution for Taiwan and global customers.
The proposed scope of cooperation between the two companies will include the development of WiMAX Network Operations Support Systems (NOSS), WiMAX performance monitoring systems, and WiMAX application client. The MoU was signed by Dr. Liang Lung-Sing, president, telecommunication laboratories, Chunghwa Telecom, and Jackson Wu, president, Greater China, Nortel, during the 2007 Taipei Summit-Asia Pacific Conference and Exhibition.
“As Taiwan’s largest integrated telecommunications operator, Chunghwa Telecom has extensive experience in telecommunication network operations and in developing network management systems. Chunghwa Telecom is a pioneer in the development of WiMAX technology, which is demonstrated by its major role in the government’s ‘M-Taiwan’ project,” said Dr. Liang. “The joint development plans we are outlining with Nortel demonstrate our commitment to setting standards for next-generation telecommunications and network infrastructure.”
“Nortel is once again joining forces with market leader and WiMAX early-adopter Chunghwa Telecom to harness the technology prowess and leadership of Taiwan,” said Wu. “Through our ongoing relationship with Chunghwa Telecom, we plan to focus our joint resources on delivering the services and solutions that will drive the WiMAX market in Taiwan and benefit customers around the globe.”
Chunghwa Telecom and Nortel have ongoing successful cooperation on projects such as the recently launched Taiwan Mobile Health Services, which leverages WiMAX technology to deliver high-speed wireless broadband access and remote medical care. Last year, the two companies also announced that they would build Taiwan’s first integrated Mobile WiMAX network for Yilan County, providing services including M Learning, M-Commerce, M-Tour, as well as video surveillance and IPTV services.
Execution of the arrangement is subject to the signing of a definitive contract between the parties concerned.