Telecoms install upgrades to ring in the new year

MESSAGE SENT:Sending video messages during holiday periods is on the rise and telecoms have increased 4G mobile data capabilities nationwide

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 01, 2016
By: Lisa Wang  /  Staff reporter

The nation’ s major telecom operators yesterday installed additional wireless 4G capacity in some urban areas in a bid to cope with the expected spike in data traffic for New Year’s Eve celebrations.

“Data usage was expected to double from last year as consumers increasingly opt to send video greetings,” Chunghwa Telecom Co (中華電信) said in a statement.

To boost mobile Internet coverage, the nation’s largest telecom operator dispatched 170 mobile base station vans to the Taipei City Government Building, Taichung Stadium, E-Da Theme Park (義大世界) in Kaohsiung and other popular venues for the celebrations.

The company was also to deploy small cellular base stations and allocate more Wi-Fi capacity to deal with an increase in download demand, while about 300 Chunghwa engineers were to work in crowded areas to prevent Internet traffic congestion.     [FULL  STORY]

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