Far EasTone wins second 5G licence

11 June, 2020

Courtesy of ICRT


Far EasTone has become the island's second telecom operator to receive a fifth generation mobile telecommunications (5G) license.


According to the National Communications Commission, the license was awarded following a review of the company's efforts to build its 5G network.


Far EasTone says it has already built more than 1,000 base stations, far exceeding the commission's minimum requirement of 250 for companies to offer the service, and it is now aiming to increase the number to 3,000 by the end of the year.

Far EasTone received its 5G license a week after Chunghwa Telecom also gained approval to operate 5G services.


Both of those telecom companies are expected to launch their 5G services this summer.


Far EasTone and Chunghwa Telecom are among the five telecom service providers here in Taiwan that bid in a 5G spectrum auction, which ended in January.


Taiwan Mobile is expected to receive its 5G license soon.

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