The merger base dates for Taiwan’s two major telecom mergers, “Taiwan Taiwan Merger” and “Far EasTone Merger”, will take effect on December 1 and 15, respectively. At that time, Sing Telecom’s three major players, Chunghwa Telecom, New Taiwan Telecom, and New Far EasTone, will stand in unison. In order to compete with the “Three Heroes of SingTel”, the first step will be the decisive battle with “network”. Both New Taiwan University and New Far EasTone emphasized that it will be effective as soon as the merger is completed, and the continuous integration of the entire network will take a year. The leader, Chunghwa Telecom, must continue to maintain its leadership, continue to invest, introduce new technologies, and stabilize its throne.
According to the latest statistics from the NCC, Chunghwa Telecom currently has approximately 11.164 million mobile users, New Taiwan Da (Taiwan Da plus Taiwan Star) 9.726 million, and New Far EasTone (Far EasTone plus Asia Pacific Telecom) 9.217 million. All three major telecommunications companies have With tens of millions of users, spectrum and network resources will also become more scalable. By then, “network quality” will be one of the keys to attracting users.
Guo Junjie, executive vice president of Far EasTone Telecommunications Network and Technology Group, said that the new Far EasTone will increase the bandwidth by 66% at the golden low frequency of 700MHz, which is the largest continuous low frequency in the industry and has the best penetration rate. At the same time, base stations will be consolidated and replaced. 5,000 base stations, the introduction of AI energy-saving and energy management systems, saving 86 million kilowatt-hours of electricity every year. After the merger, the number of base stations increased to 12,500, and the network coverage rate available to users increased by up to 92%. Within one month of the merger base date, all Taishin FarEasTone users will “feel it”.
Kuo Yutai, chief technology officer of Taiwan, pointed out that Taiwan has made plans and preparations for network consolidation because of the higher difficulty. The key is that users must be very impressed with the improvement of network quality in a short period of time. First, Taiwan Star The 3G network was shut down and moved to Taiwan’s large network, integrating both 4G and 5G base stations. In addition to first providing 5G’s 3.5GHz 60M bandwidth to new Taiwanese users, the 40MHz frequency band of Taiwan Star 3.5G will also be integrated. Broad, the network services provided by CA carrier aggregation can reflect the power of the 100MHz bandwidth 5G network. The core network will be gradually integrated in the future. It is estimated that the network integration plan will be completed within one year after the merger is launched.
Compared to New Taiwan Telecom and New Far EasTone, which have improved network efficiency by integrating spectrum and networks, Chunghwa Telecom has actively responded by continuing to build 5G networks while expanding 4G capacity.
Jian Zhicheng, general manager of Chunghwa Telecom Network Technology Branch, said that Chunghwa Telecom carries out 5G construction with a strategy of equal emphasis on speed and coverage. In addition to introducing the C-RAN (cloud-based radio access network) advanced architecture, it has the mainstream mobile broadband frequency band Sub 6GHz. The maximum usable bandwidth and maximum continuous bandwidth of 290MHz have been built to build the most mobile base stations in the country. It also uses the new carrier aggregation services of 5G 2CA (carrier aggregation) and 4G 4CA to integrate dispersed spectrum and provide a maximum download rate of more than 2Gbps, which is higher than The previous network speed limit has been increased by more than 10% and has been introduced in important business districts, colleges and universities, science and technology parks, national highway service areas and other places.