Taiwanese multi-service operator Chunghwa Telecom is reportedly planning to launch a 300Mbps/100Mbps fibre-optic broadband service next month, according to Digitimes. With the service expected to be offered to consumers for less than TWD2,000 (USD66) per month, Chunghwa will also make changes to the upload speeds offered by its existing fibre broadband packages. To that end, the telco will boost the uplink rate on its current 100Mbps/20Mbps package to 40Mbps, while its 60Mbps/15Mbps plan will see the rate increased to 20Mbps; neither package will see an increase in price.
With Chunghwa’s fixed line broadband subscriber base said to currently stand at 3.76 million, the bulk of these (2.71 million) are connected via fibre, while the remaining 1.05 million are ADSL-based accesses. Looking ahead, the operator has set out its stall to increase the number of customers taking its 100Mbps downlink package, and it aims to increase this from the 480,000 such subscribers it has now, to one million by the end of 2014.