• Far EasTone in Taiwan makes Ericsson its sole supplier, tasked with expanding and optimizing the telecom operator's 4G network
  • The collaboration will support Far EasTone's 4G and 5G network strategy
  • Far EasTone's customers will benefit from superior network performance and user experience, and next generation voice calls using VoLTE and Wi-Fi

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) announced a new contract with Far EasTone, one of the top three Taiwanese telecom operators. The expanded partnership will not only optimize customer experience but also strengthen Far EasTone's leading position in the Taiwanese market.

The cooperation will lay a solid foundation for Far EasTone to further enhance customer satisfaction through delivering on the "best 4G network in Taiwan" strategy, and to address the needs from enterprise customers for industry transformation. End-users will enjoy superior LTE network performance, and will be able to use HD voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Wi-Fi calling.

Yvonne Li, President of Far EasTone, says: "Providing the best LTE network in Taiwan will be an important stepping stone to execute on our long term strategy. Besides telecom services, operators need to accelerate expansion into new areas to develop IoT services where much more capable and agile networks become indispensable on the way to develop 4G and evolve to 5G. Through our partnership with Ericsson, we are looking forward to providing advanced mobile experiences and a connected future for our users."

Jan Signell, Head of Ericsson Region North East Asia, says: "We are pleased to see Far EasTone share our vision of the Networked Society, and by adding new capabilities to their LTE networks, ensure the best consumer experiences on the journey to 5G. Developing superior networks that enable seamless connectivity is a critical element in network evolution. With global scale and skills combined with our industry leading technology and services, we are committed to supporting Far EasTone's ambition to provide the best performing network.'

The contract covers LTE network expansion and optimization projects, including Ericsson Radio Access Network, Evolved Packet Core, VoLTE, Wi-Fi calling and professional services. All to build a world-leading LTE network of enhanced mobile broadband experience for Far EasTone customers.

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 - 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks, which is twice as much mobile traffic as the closest competitor. Ericsson is number one in LTE market share within the world's top 100 cities.  More than 220 LTE RAN and Evolved Packet Core networks have been delivered worldwide, of which 170 are live commercially.

NOTES TO EDITORS

Ericsson chosen as major LTE supplier by Taiwan's Far EasTone
Ericsson enables Taiwan's FarEasTone to launch world's first commercial LTE service on APT700 band
Far EasTone selects Ericsson for catalog-driven order process transformation
Ericsson LTE Radio Access Network
Ericsson Wi-Fi calling
Ericsson Mobile Telephony Evolution to VoLTE

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