Ericsson announced its 3G and 4G deal with Thailand telecoms True Mobile.
Telecom equipment major Ericsson will provide mobile broadband network for True Mobile’s Real Future brand to meet growing data traffic demand in Thailand.
21.5 million Real Future subscribers will benefit from 3G and 4G/LTE service powered by Ericsson.
Thailand’s 67 million population has a mobile penetration rate of more than 130 percent.
As per Ericsson ConsumerLab studies in 2013, smartphone penetration in urban Thailand increased to 36 percent in 2013 from 17 percent in 2012.
True Mobile has selected Ericsson to expand its mobile broadband network in Thailand.
The expansion will allow the True Mobile Group to offer their 21.5 million subscribers with improved mobile broadband experiences based on HSPA and LTE technologies.
Ericsson will deploy the multi-standard radio base station RBS 6000 along with a range of services including project management, system integration, interoperability testing, network design and implementation, as well as competence development of personnel.
“This agreement will further strengthen our 3G and 4G leadership in the country and create more exciting opportunities for businesses, as well as new services for subscribers,” said Vichaow Rakphongphairoj, managing director & chief operating officer of True.
This is Ericsson’s first project with True Mobile Group.
True is planning a Capex (capital expenditure) of around $866.5 million (26.5 billion baht) in 2013, primarily to expand its mobile telephone and broadband Internet networks. The telecom group will invest THB15 billion into its mobile business, THB10 billion into its broadband business, and THB1.5 billion into its cable television business. –
“As a global HSPA and LTE leader, we are committed to work with True Mobile Group in meeting the growing demand for mobile broadband service in Thailand,” said Arun Bansal, Ericsson Head of Region South East Asia & Oceania.