Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has been selected to provide equipment and services to help Asia-Pacific Telecom (APT) develop its nationwide 4G LTE network in Taiwan. The agreement includes LTE RAN, Evolved Packet Core equipment and services such as network rollout, network design and optimization, integration and training.
Håkan Cervell, Head of Ericsson Taiwan, says: ”We are pleased to partner with APT to bring Ericsson’s proven technology leadership to their business. Our consumer studies show that network performance is the main driver for mobile phone users’ loyalty. With the introduction of 4G/LTE and continuous optimizations of APT’s networks, customers will experience superior voice quality and faster speeds on their smartphones.”
APT was founded in 2000 and belongs to Foxconn Technology Group, the world’s largest Original Equipment Manufacturer. APT has 1.7 million mobile subscriptions of which 4G users account for approximatively 70 percent.
Ericsson is present today in all high-traffic LTE markets, including the US, Japan and South Korea, and is ranked first for handling the most global LTE traffic. In addition, 40 percent of the world's total mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. More than 270 LTE RAN and Evolved Packet Core networks have been delivered by Ericsson worldwide, of which 200 are live commercially.
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