announced that Chunghwa Telecom has selected Teknovus for Chunghwa’s FTTH (Fiber To The Home) deployment. Based on Teknovus’ chips and embedded software, Chunghwa Telecom will offer advanced broadband services including premium video services such as IPTV, along with VOIP and high-speed data services. Deployments are underway.
Teknovus’ chips and software fulfilled Chunghwa’s requirements for strict QoS (Quality of Service) on 1X64 fully loaded PON networks while adhering to low power usage parameters. Teknovus is enabling Chunghwa’s transition to a next generation network, adding premium services while lowering operating costs.
“It is a great honor to provide our EPON chipsets to Chunghwa Telecom,” stated Mr. Greg Caltabiano, President and CEO of Teknovus. “Chunghwa Telecom understands the needs of their subscriber base today, requirements for the future and Teknovus’ ability to provide them with cost-effective, low-power, well-designed chips to meet both. Taiwan is the leading manufacturer of semiconductors worldwide; our win at Chunghwa demonstrates the strength of our architectural design.”
In January this year, Chunghwa Telecom announced it plans to invest NT$60 billion (US$1.85 billion) over the next five years to provide better broadband services to homes. The number of Chunghwa consumers using its optical fiber network is expected to reach 500,000 by year-end 2007 and 2.4 million by 2010.