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FarEasTone to Launch Taiwan’s First 5G IoT Open Trial Field

By Korbin Lan
Published: Oct 08,2019

TAIPEI, Taiwan - In order to increase the speed of 5G industry promotion and the development of innovative applications for the Internet of Things (IoT), FarEasTone together with the Department of Information Technology, Taipei City Government, and the Cloud and Computing & IoT Association in Taiwan on October 4 announced the launch of the “Neihu Smart Park 5G Trial Program,” and the establishment of Taiwan’s first “5G IoT Open Trial Field” in conjunction with “Taipei IoT Innovation Lab.” Beginning on October 4, 100 teams (including industry and academic units and startups) are eligible to apply for free trials of the 5G environment trial program for a period of three months with technology trials mainly based in the 5G trial field in order to promote innovative application services.

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FarEasTone relies on advanced 5G technology and internet resources and is making use of Taipei’s Neihu Technology Park as their first trial field. Teaming up with Ericsson Taiwan, they have established a 5G 3.5GHz base station at the in the new experimental area in Neihu Sports Center in order to launch 5G networking and commence the Neihu Smart Park 5G Trial Program as well as provide 5G innovation experience solutions and accelerate the introduction of innovative ideas into commercial markets.

Taipei City Deputy Secretary-General Chen Chih-ming stated that currently the global 5G market is developing rapidly, and the “Neihu Smart Park 5G Trial Program” was created through the assistance of the Department of Economic Development and Smart Taipei together with FarEasTone and industry partners, fully demonstrating Taipei City Government’s determination to develop innovative applications. Furthermore, examples of applications related to 5G technologies which are accumulated through this trial program will bring about innovative ideas for industry while also injecting momentum into communication technologies and creating more diverse and responsive smart cities.

FarEasTone Executive Vice President, Enterprise & Carrier Business Unit, FET Philip Tseng explained that FarEasTone is actively collaborating with major league experts and industries in anticipating of driving Taiwan’s industries and technology forward. Unlike trial fields which were closed off in the past, Taiwan’s first “5G Open Trial Field” created by FarEasTone and Taipei City Government will fully develop 5G through joint participation in the 5G trial program together with the Cloud and Computing & IoT Association in Taiwan and cascading upstream and downstream industry chains.

In addition, FarEasTone and the Cloud and Computing & IoT Association in Taiwan have co-issued the first domestic “IoT Ecosphere Handbook” and the “IoT Ecosphere Handbook 2.0” revised edition as well as the “IoT eSIM Technology and Application White Paper.” Furthermore, abundant media opportunities will be provided in the field of production and official science through industry information transparency in anticipation of combining the strengths of upstream and downstream industry chains to complete 5G verification and business transfer in Taiwan and accelerate integration with markets in the future.

(TR/ Phil Sweeney)

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