Chunghwa Telecom to offer satellite service until 2022

STAYING CONNECTED: The number of people using the service rose from 1,600 in 2016 to 2,700 this year, and they are mostly emergency responders

Taipei imes
Date: Jun 13, 2019
By: Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter

Chunghwa Telecom has been given permission to continue offering its satellite communication service until 2022, due to an increase in demand, the National Communications Commission said yesterday.

The nation’s largest telecom has since May 21, 2012, been permitted to offer its satellite communication service through satellites owned by Thuraya, a United Arab Emirates-based regional mobile-satellite service provider, the commission said.

Thuraya’s two satellites cover communication services in 142 countries in Europe, Asia and Africa, and resolve problems caused by inadequate mobile coverage, it said.

Users of the satellite service can also access the service using a satellite mobile phone, which weighs less than 200g, the commission said.    [FULL  STORY]

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