Taiwan 5G Alliance-CHT Pilot Team Signs MoU with Korea 5G Forum to Leverage Strengths Each Other and Promote 5G Ecosystem Together

Monday 14 January 2019 | Press Release | Member Press Release

Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd (TAIEX:2412, NYSE:CHT) said the “Taiwan 5G Alliance – CHT Pilot Team” had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with “Korea 5G Forum” to establish a strategic partnership in 5G development. The CHT Pilot Team is organized by Chunghwa Telecom under the supervision of Ministry of Economic Affairs (MoEA).

SEVP & CTO of Chunghwa Telecom and co-CEO of CHT Pilot Team, Kuo Feng LIN said, “The significance of establishing Taiwan 5G Alliance – CHT Pilot Team is to integrate the domestic energy to lead the Taiwan industry by leveraging its existing hardware manufacturing capabilities with ICT soft power to develop innovative applications as well as laying an important position for Taiwan in 5G global economy. Korea is one of the leading 5G developing countries, we are glad to establish partnership with 5G Forum and anticipate it to accelerate Taiwan’s 5G industry development be geared to international standards. ”

Chairman of Executive Committee of the 5G Forum, Dong Ku KIM said, “We appreciate Taiwan 5G Alliance – CHT Pilot Team’s efforts and contribution in promoting the 5G industry in Taiwan. It is a great honor for us to establish partnership with CHT Pilot Team. We expect it will facilitate the future cooperation between South Korea and Taiwan telecom and ICT industries via this platform and to further explore new innovative applications in vertical industries.”

In November 2018, Chunghwa Telecom obtained the 5G trial network license issued by NCC, the telecom regulator in Taiwan. The 5G trial networks will be opened to the members of CHT Pilot Team for equipment interoperability testing and innovation applications verification to assist improve industrial competitiveness in Taiwan.

 

About Korea 5G Forum

Founded in 2013, 5G Forum is a public and private organization with more than 30 organizations, including mobile network operators, global manufacturers, research institutes, universities and government agencies. Through regular seminars, e-magazines, and white papers to bridge between government, industry, and international organizations to promote R&D and global cooperation in 5G mobile communication technologies. The aim is to become the leading force in the development of next-generation communications technology and contribute to the momentum of economic growth through the development of ICT industry in efforts to actualize the new administration’s agenda of the creative economy. For more information, please visit 5G Forum website:https://www.5gforum.org/english

 

About Taiwan 5G Alliance – CHT Pilot Team

The Taiwan 5G Alliance – CHT Pilot Team was established in January 2018 under supervision of Ministry of Economic Affairs (MoEA). It was co-founded by Chunghwa Telecom, 5G Office in MoEA, the Industrial Technology Research Institute(ITRI) and the Institute for Information Industry(III) with the aim of achieving pre-commercialized 5G networks in Taiwan by 2020. The goal of this team are to accelerate the deployment of the 5G commercial system, to promote 5G ecosystem solutions and related services in Taiwan. Currently, the CHT 5G Pilot Team is linking together more than 40 corporations and organizations from the government, academia, and research sectors.