APT selects Ericsson to develop its nationwide 4G LTE network in Taiwan

Taiwan —

Asia-Pacific Telecom (APT), a subsidiary of HonHai Precision Industries (trading as Foxconn Technology Group), has selected Ericsson to provide equipment and services to develop its nationwide 4G LTE network in Taiwan.

Under the agreement, Ericsson will provide LTE RAN, EPC equipment and services such as network rollout, network design and optimization, integration and training to APT.

Commenting on the network contract, Håkan Cervell, Head of Ericsson Taiwan, said, ”We are pleased to partner with APT to bring Ericsson’s proven technology leadership to their business. Our consumer studies show that network performance is the main driver for mobile phone users’ loyalty. With the introduction of 4G/LTE and continuous optimizations of APT’s networks, customers will experience superior voice quality and faster speeds on their smartphones.”

Asia-Pacific Telecom (APT) was founded in 2000. APT has 1.7 million mobile subscriptions of which 4G users account for approximately 70 percent.