CHT transforms into an ICT system integration provider and targets the international market
Jay Huang, Deputy General Manager of CHT’s International Business Group; credit: DIGITIMES Asia
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) is on track to gradually transform from a telecom service provider to an ICT system integration provider by leveraging the increasingly mature technologies of AI, 5GT, big data and cloud analytics, seeking to break through the limitations of regionalized telecom operations through the new role and cooperate with partners to jointly expand international markets, according to Jay Huang, deputy general manager of CHT’s international business group. .
Huang said at the Supply Chain Summit hosted by Digitimes Asia that CHT not only continues to optimize its core telecom business, but also works hard to promote new connectivity services such as 5G private networks and solutions. Mobile IoTs.
He continued that the company also develops systematic solutions for different smart applications such as smart manufacturing, smart healthcare, smart city and smart mobility through its own R&D, reinvestments and forming alliances with partners, aiming to help companies accelerate digital transformation and build a more flexible and resilient supply chain and management system.
In terms of mobile IoT, Huang noted, 3GPP, in addition to 4G LTE, has developed narrowband IoT protocols with low power consumption, wide coverage, massive terminal connections and low cost. meeting different needs. Moreover, existing 4G base stations can be upgraded to support NB-IoT and LTE-M, which will help to rapidly increase the coverage of mobile IoT networks, he noted.
Huang cited statistics indicating that there will be 5.7 billion mobile IoT devices by 2025, with those for self-driving vehicles seeing the fastest growth. But the biggest challenge for the development of the Internet of Vehicles (IoV) is whether the bandwidth is sufficient and whether IoV services can be delivered to users immediately and continuously. In this regard, he revealed, CHT uses e-SIM combined with networks to provide users with a better self-driving car networking experience, thereby boosting the development of the IoV segment.
To meet the demand for information security and IoT device management, CHT has developed an IoT management platform, which can help enterprises manage IoT devices in an agile way through a web portal and multiple APIs, according to Huang. .
Huang said CHT has partnerships with more than 500 telecommunications networks in more than 200 countries around the world, providing an extremely high network coverage rate. This, together with the support of cross-border connectivity platforms, e-SIM and various transmission technologies, has enabled CHT to become the best partner for businesses to help them accelerate digital transformation and applications. smart ones, which in turn will also boost the transformation to CHT.