Chunghwa Telecom, Nortel to Build Taiwan's First Integrated Local Government WiMAX Network

Geschrieben am 05-12-2006

Taipei, Taiwan (ots/PRNewswire) -

- Creating National Showcase for County-Wide Broadband Wireless

TAIPEI, Taiwan, December 5 /PRNewswire/ --

A new Mobile WiMAX network in the northeastern county of Yilan,
built by Chunghwa Telecom in association with Nortel(x) (NYSE/TSX:
NT) and eASPNet, is to become the first fully integrated broadband
wireless network driven by a local government under the
Mobile-Taiwan (M-Taiwan) project.

Radically impacting the daily lives of Yilan residents, visitors
and businesses - and positioning the district as a national showcase
for ubiquitous wireless broadband services - the WiMAX
infrastructure will enable broadband wireless access to such
services as M-Learning, M-Commerce , M-Tour as well as video
surveillance and IPTV services.

"This initiative demonstrates the significance of Mobile WiMAX
technology in advancing the government's rapidly evolving M-Taiwan
project ," said Chun-Ming Hsieh, vice president, Chunghwa Telecom.
"Nortel is an established leader in Taiwan's telecommunications
industry and we look forward to working together in extending the
same integrated wireless capabilities to other areas of Taiwan to
help bolster the competitiveness of local economies."

"The people of Yilan will now be able to take the Internet with
them wherever they go, and enjoy high-speed mobile access using
virtually any wireless-enabled device," said Jackson Wu, president,
Greater China, Nortel . "This is a momentous step forward for the
M-Taiwan project."

Nortel is providing Chunghwa Telecom with next generation Mobile
WiMAX base stations, based on the IEEE 802.16e standard,
incorporating Nortel's patented MIMO antenna technology. Nortel's
MIMO is a key capability enabling the provision of the most
demanding real-time applications such as VoIP and voice over WiMAX.

Nortel will also provide an Access Service Network Gateway,
customer premises equipment, and network management capabilities, as
well as network integration and optimization services provided by
Nortel Global Services. Nortel ranked number one in the global
markets for service provider softswitches and gateways for the first
half of 2006, according to Synergy Research Group. Nortel's Global
Services portfolio offers a full range of network application,
implementation, and support services for end-to-end multi-vendor

Taiwan is playing a pivotal role in Nortel's WiMAX development.
Nortel recently signed an agreement with Chunghwa Telecom to deploy
a WiMAX solution in the operator's experimental park to create an
environment for testing WiMAX and integrating the technology with
the Nortel Wireless Mesh Network solution deployed in Taipei and
Kaohsiung as part of the government's M-Taiwan initiative. In
addition, Nortel is deploying a WiMAX trial system at the National
Taiwan University campus, and has also established a Center of
Excellence for Devices in Taipei.

Nortel is the only WiMAX vendor with products in virtually all
mobile technologies currently available across both public and
wireless networks. Nortel also owns dozens of patents in the
technologies underlying the WiMAX standard, and the company's eight
years of work in OFDM/MIMO technology has culminated with much of
its patented technology being accepted as the basis for the global
WiMAX industry standard.

TAIPEI, Taiwan, December 5 /PRNewswire/ --

About M-Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan, December 5 /PRNewswire/ --

The M-Taiwan Initiative is one of Taiwan's top 10 new
infrastructure programs. It engages local governments and private
sector partners in constructing an island-wide wireless broadband
environment to provide people with convenient Mobile WiMAX services
and applications. The vision of the M-Taiwan Initiative is to
develop an infrastructure providing wireless Internet access for 8
million subscribers and to provide broadband internet coverage to
80% of the population in urban areas. For more information, please
visit www.pwlan.org.tw.

TAIPEI, Taiwan, December 5 /PRNewswire/ --

About Nortel

TAIPEI, Taiwan, December 5 /PRNewswire/ --

Nortel is a recognized leader in delivering communications
capabilities that enhance the human experience, ignite and power
global commerce, and secure and protect the world's most critical
information. Our next-generation technologies, for both service
providers and enterprises, span access and core networks, support
multimedia and business-critical applications, and help eliminate
today's barriers to efficiency, speed and performance by simplifying
networks and connecting people with information. Nortel does
business in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit
Nortel on the Web at www.nortel.com. For the latest Nortel news,
visit www.nortel.com/news.

TAIPEI, Taiwan, December 5 /PRNewswire/ --

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TAIPEI, Taiwan, December 5 /PRNewswire/ --

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Nortel Networks.

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