Ericsson secures new 5G contract in Taiwan

Taiwanese operator Asia-Pacific Telecom (APT) has selected Ericsson to modernize its network and support with 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) Multi-Operator Core Network readiness including integration with rival operator Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) on the 3.5 GHz frequency band. Ericsson will provide radio access network (RAN) solutions from its 5G-ready Ericsson Radio System portfolio as well as 5G NSA licenses to do 5G Multi-Operator Core Networks (MOCN). A number of mobile sites will be upgraded with Ericsson 5G RAN technology. Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET)’s 5G network coverage currently reaches 55% of Taiwan’s territory, while 5G coverage in capital Taipei reaches 92%. Far EasTone said the aim for next year is to reach a 5G coverage of 90% of the nation.