Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom has convened a group of more than 40 organizations from across the industry, government, academia and research sectors to work to accelerate the development of Taiwan's 5G industry.
The Taiwan 5G Alliance – CHT Pilot Team has been convened under the auspices of Taiwan's ministry of economic affairs (MOEA).
It will seek to launch pre-commercial 5G networks in Taiwan by 2020 with the goal of ensuring Taiwan plays a key role in the development of the 5G industry ecosystem.
As well as MOEA, the pilot team also involves the participation of the ministry of transportation and communications, regulator NCC, the Industrial Technology Research Institute and the Institute for Information Industry.
“Taiwan has played an important role in the global development of the information and communication industries,” Chunghwa Telecom CEO Yu Chen said.
“As a leading telecommunication service provider in Taiwan, we have committed ourselves to assisting Taiwan’s public and private sectors to upgrade, transform, and combine diversified ICT capabilities while accelerating the innovative momentum of software and content in Taiwan. We will establish Taiwan as an important player in the global 5G value chain.”
Chunghwa signed an agreement with Ericsson and Nokia during last year's Mobile World Congress involving fostering the development of 5G services, and has been conducting field trials in collaboration with companies in the chips, small cell, edge computing, services, security and content industries.