Chunghwa Telecom, Asustek team up on cloud services, apps

Staff writer
04 Jun 2013

Chunghwa Telecom has partnered with local notebook manufacturer Asustek Computer to jointly provide cloud services and applications for consumers in domestic and overseas markets.

The companies have recently signed an agreement, under which Chunghwa will integrate its cloud system software with Asus hardware into a high-quality cloud appliance for both domestic and overseas markets. The collaboration is aimed to further expand their customer bases and build the largest “cloud platform” in Taiwan.

Chunghwa and Asustek, through the integrated online storage platform, will deliver cloud applications and services in four major aspects, including “personal cloud,” “home cloud,” “health cloud,” and “innovative cloud.”

The “personal cloud” will allow customers of Chunghwa’s Hami service to access to Asustek’s WebStorage online data storage service, and vice verse.

The “family cloud” will allow users to share multimedia files, such as photos, audio and videos, with friends and family members on the same platform. The “innovative cloud” aims to create a better and rich environment for software vendors to easily use their APIs to create new applications.

The “health cloud,” developed with local health care company, aims to help elder people manage their medical records such as blood glucose and blood pressure. The companies will introduce the cloud-based healthcare system to Palau, an island country in the western Pacific Ocean, from next quarter.

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