Taiwan to include LTE-Advanced in communication program
Bryan Chuang, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES [Tuesday 27 December 2011]
Taiwan's National Science Council has decided to add LTE-Advanced to its Networked Communication Program (NCP) which originally focused on development of WiMAX only.
The addition is in line with the trend where almost all mobile telecom carriers worldwide have adopted or will adopt LTE-Advanced or LTE while WiMAX can be developed for niche applications, NCP director Wu Jing-shown explained. Since 70% of TLE technology is the same as WiMAX technology, existing investment in WiMAX by the government and private sectors will not be wasted and can be shifted to developing LTE-Advanced, Wu said.
NCP is to upgrade Taiwan's communication technology and introduce structural changes in communication industries based on opinions from the government, businesses, academic institutions and research groups, with a main goal of increasing Taiwan's networking/communication production value to NT$1,500 billion (US$49.7 billion) in 2013.