Chunghwa, Vodafone team up in Taiwan

Dylan Bushell-Embling

Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom has signed a roaming and communications services sharing partnership with Vodafone.

Under the agreement, Chunghwa will have exclusive rights to offer a range of Vodafone services and devices in Taiwan.

Vodafone will be able to use Chunghwa's network to extend its enterprise offerings in Taiwan, introducing services such as mobile broadband and BlackBerry support.
 
“With this cooperation, we will be able to leverage the Vodafone network to extend our superior service quality and provide added support to the overseas operations of Taiwanese businesses,” Chunghwa Telecom chairman Lu Shyue-Ching said.
 
The parties plan to extend their partnership to cover joint technology procurement and sharing in the future, Lu added.
 
Vodafone has a marketing agreement with Hong Kong operator SmarTone and owns a 2.5% stake in mainland carrier China Mobile.
 
Chunghwa Telecom is Taiwan's biggest mobile operator, with a market share of around 38%.

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