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[FET] Taiwan telecom operators showcase smart solutions at MWC 2018

Post Date 2018.03.02From:Max Wang, Barcelona: Steve Shen, DIGITIMES

Taiwan-based telecom operators including Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) and Taiwan Star Telecom (T Star) made a strong presence at the just-concluded MWC 2018 showcasing their latest mobile service solutions and reaching technology deals with industry players.

While highlighting its smart solutions and devices related to 5G and IoT applications, CHT has taken the advantage of the event to sign a memorandum of cooperation (MoU) with Ericsson for a joint 5G pilot project.

The pilot project aims to demonstrate 5G capabilities and help industrial partners develop 5G applications, according to a joint announcement of the companies.

Under the cooperation, CHT plans to build a trial 5G network at its Chunghwa Telecom Laboratories in Taoyuan, Taiwan, which will use 3.5GHz and 28GHz frequency bands to test interoperability between 5G and 4G, and validate innovative applications, according to CHT president Sheih Chi-mau.

Fellow company FET showcased its IoT-based air-quality detection and Plover dual-band tracking/location solutions at the event.

The company's Plover tracking/location solution, which can leverage telecom operators' base stations and GPS positioning algorithms, can be used for long-distance medical care, child and pet nurse services and other commercial applications such as security patrolling, and asset and vehicle tracking, the company said.

Taiwan Star was one of the nominee companies for the award of the Best Mobile Operator Service for Consumers during the congress. The company was one of the shortlisted candidates for its ability to provide all-digital solutions for consumers to complete the purchase of mobile services including product queries, pricing comparison and service subscription all online.