APT to launch TDD LTE network on 2600 MHz in H2

Monday 19 June 2017 | 15:50 CET | News

Taiwanese operator Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) plans to commercially launch its TDD LTE network using 2600MHz spectrum in the second half of this year, DigiTimes reports, citing company chairman Lu Fang-ming. To support his launch, APT plans to deploy 300 new base stations and 11,000 small cell base stations this year.

APT also plans to start Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) testing on its mobile networks between Taipei and Hsinchu in partnership with Intel and parent company Foxconn Electronics in the second half of this year. This initiative is expected to upgrade the flexibility of APT’s mobile networks, the APT chairman added.

APT intends to introduce more services for smart home applications such as OTT services and video convergence in 2017. APT currently serves 1.7 million 4G subscribers, 220,000 Gt TV service users, and 20,000 Bandott OTT customers.

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