January 26, 2010

Motorola's WiMAX Solution Power FET's 4G Network

Motorola and FET launch WiMAX network in Taiwan

Motorola announced today that Far EasTone Telecom (FET), a leading telecom operator in Taiwan, has just launched its WiMAX 4G network in Taichung city using end-to-end WiMAX solutions from Motorola Home & Networks Mobility. According to the company, the new network can deliver high speeds and is based on 4G technology that supports various services, including mobile Internet, mobile movies and music or family-oriented digital entertainment.

Motorola and FET signed deployment and expansion contracts in 2007 and 2009 respectively, and the former delivered end-to-end solutions like high-performance WAP 400 and WAP 450 base stations or Connectivity Service Network (CSN) Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA)/Home Agent (HA) solutions. At the same time, the company also revealed that the new network covered almost the entire Taichung city, and that the infrastructure would be expanded and enhanced as usage grows.

“We are excited about the launch of the WiMAX 4G service, which provides many possibilities to expand and tailor services for home and mobile users as well as business users and consumers,” said Jan Nilsson, president and vice chairman of FET. “We are delighted to work with an experienced provider such as Motorola that has designed, supplied and deployed a high-performance and reliable network for FET. Motorola's end-to-end solution and quality services help us to create new revenue streams and attract new subscribers.”

With the launch of the new WiMAX 4G service, FET is capable of delivering mobile connectivity on 2G, 3G and 3.5G technologies. The WiMAX network is expected to deliver a low-cost alternative to home DSL service, so that users can benefit from a new entertainment experience. At the same time, the network also comes with support for “nomadic usage by business users and consumers.” Heavy mobile Internet users are those to benefit the most from the new service, the carrier notes.

“FET is a pioneer in providing state-of-the-art telecom services in Taiwan. We are pleased that our technologies and quality services can support them to move to the new mobile broadband era,” said Dr. Mohammad Akhtar, vice president and general manager, Home & Networks Mobility, Motorola Asia Pacific. “Motorola is a global leader of WiMAX technology, and our expertise and experience ensure smooth and quality deployment of the advanced 4G technology for operators worldwide.”



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