Ericsson has been selected to provide a 5G platform for Chunghwa Telecom, as the Taiwanese telco looks to fast track the rollout of its next generation mobile network.
Ericsson also worked with Chunghwa Telecom on its 4G network launch and the current contract represents an extension of that relationship.
Ericsson will supply its Radio System base stations alongside its 5G Core, including 5G Evolved Packet Core technology.
"In the process of upgrading to 5G networks, we need to shorten the time it takes to launch new features. Ericsson's 5G core solution enables our 4G core to flexibly evolve into a shared 4G/5G network. Meanwhile, Ericsson’s Cloud VoLTE solution will allow our customers to enjoy a more convenient and higher quality 4G voice service today as well as 5G voice services in the future," said Max Chen, president of the Mobile Business Group, Chunghwa Telecom.
Ericsson's 5G core solution will support both 4G and 5G core networks to smoothly connect Chunghwa Telecom's previous services to 5G. It will also enable automated capacity management and a high-performance user plane control that can meet the needs of 5G usage while providing an open application programme interface.
Ericsson’s Orchestrator technology will also enable more efficient management of core, access and transport networks, as well as the automatic management of the network slicing functionality.
"Our enhanced 5G platform perfectly suits CHT’s needs to quickly launch new services to the market. This cooperation will serve to not only provide Taiwanese consumers and enterprises with the highest quality communication services but also accelerate the overall progress of 5G development in Taiwan,” said Chafic Nassif, president of Ericsson Taiwan.