Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) has been selected by Taiwan Mobile to assist in the ‘rapid rollout’ of the latter’s multi-band LTE network, which will be constructed using with the Finnish vendor’s Liquid Radio and Liquid Core technology. Under the contract, NSN will implement its high-capacity Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Stations, Evolved Packet Core technology and NetAct network management system. The agreement also covers network planning and optimisation services. Further, NSN has said it will deploy LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) Carrier Aggregation technology for Taiwan Mobile in order to increase bandwidth and network performance by combining the 700MHz and 1800MHz spectrum bands.
Commenting on the deal, Markus Borchert, president of NSN for the Greater China region, noted that his company is now the sole supplier for Taiwan Mobile’s 2G, 3G and 4G networks, saying: ‘With our innovative Carrier Aggregation solution and network planning and optimisation services, the operator can combine its spectrum for significantly increased data throughput and an unmatched customer experience.’