Chunghwa Telecom (2412) announced that it signed an exclusive agency contract for Taiwan’s low-orbit satellites with Eutelsat OneWeb, a subsidiary of Eutelsat Group, on November 14, London time. Chunghwa Telecom’s executive deputy general manager Jian Zhicheng led a delegation to London, England. Eutelsat OneWeb headquarters visited low-orbit satellite facilities on-site, and the two parties held in-depth discussions on follow-up cooperation.
Jian Zhicheng said that Eutelsat OneWeb has launched more than 600 low-orbit satellites, operating in 12 orbital planes 1,200 kilometers above the earth’s surface. The satellite signals are expected to cover the entire Taiwan in 2024. This in-depth cooperation between Chunghwa Telecom and Eutelsat OneWeb , will lead Taiwan into a new era of low-orbit satellite application.
The OneWeb low-orbit satellite network consists of low earth orbit (LEO) satellites, which are closer to the earth’s surface than traditional geostationary satellites (GEO). The low-orbit design enables OneWeb to provide high-speed transmission and low-latency communication services. Coupled with the large number of low-orbit satellites, the reliability of satellite communication services is high.
Chunghwa Telecom emphasized that after obtaining the exclusive agency rights in Taiwan, it will fully cooperate with the Ministry of Digital Development’s “Verification Plan for Applying Emerging Technologies to Strengthen the Digital Resilience of Communication Networks in Emergency or Wartime” and actively deploy 700 domestic and 3 overseas LEO satellite terminal equipment sites. hot spots, as well as establishing satellite backhaul links (backhaul) required to connect mobile communication base stations in domestic offshore islands, remote areas, and important mobile communication nodes to the core network to ensure that important domestic communications can still be maintained during emergencies. It can operate normally, support the normal operation of the government command and dispatch system, and deepen the resilience of the national communication network.
Chunghwa Telecom stated that it plans to use low-orbit satellites to strengthen Chunghwa Telecom’s internal network resilience and integrate multiple network backups, including satellite communications, fixed networks, mobile networks, submarine cables, microwave communications, etc., to provide governments and enterprises with and individuals to provide reliable digital resilience solutions, and will continue to actively cooperate with international and domestic industries to participate in key and important developments of various satellites. In the future, we also plan to establish a low-orbit satellite service terminal testing center in Taiwan to work with the government and satellite research and development institutions. , academic institutions and satellite industry-related players, integrate domestic and foreign satellite service resources, and jointly promote the development of the domestic satellite industry.