The collaboration between Eutelsat OneWeb and Chunghwa Telecom aims to establish a robust multi-orbit satellite service offering. By combining Eutelsat OneWeb’s Low Earth Orbit (LEO) capabilities with Chunghwa Telecom’s Geostationary Orbit (GEO) services, this integration is expected to improve the resilience of Taiwan’s communication infrastructure.
Chunghwa Telecom’s Executive Vice President, Alex Chien, led the delegation to London for the signing of the agreement. He emphasized the strategic importance of this alliance in providing essential communication tools for the benefit of the Taiwanese government and businesses.
Eutelsat OneWeb’s constellation of over 600 LEO satellites is designed to provide fast and low-latency communication services. Stephen Beynon, co-General Manager of Eutelsat OneWeb, expressed excitement about partnering with Chunghwa Telecom to further their mission of delivering high-speed connectivity worldwide.
Chunghwa Telecom underwent significant organizational changes in 2022, integrating business groups and technical teams as part of their ongoing strategy. They plan to continue forming partnerships domestically and internationally. One key initiative includes establishing a satellite service terminal testing center in Taiwan through collaboration with Eutelsat OneWeb, providing technical expertise and integrating satellite service resources.
Eutelsat Group, which emerged from the combination of Eutelsat and OneWeb in 2023, serves various sectors such as video, mobile connectivity, fixed connectivity, and government services. The group is dedicated to providing safe and sustainable connectivity solutions to bridge the digital divide.
Chunghwa Telecom’s strategy focuses on “transformation × 5G × sustainability” with a commitment to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) objectives. The company explores emerging technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI), fostering international collaborations to promote globalization and rapidly developing customer-centric solutions and services.