Thailand telecom operator TOT selects Nokia Siemens for 3G upgrade

Telecom Lead Asia: TOT, the state-owned telecom operator
in Thailand, has selected Nokia Siemens Networks to upgrade its 3G network to
HSPA+.


This upgrade will improve mobile broadband services
for the 7.2 million TOT customers and increase download speeds to even 42 Mbps
compared to the current 7.2 Mbps. The upgrade will be ready by April 2012.


The Thai mobile market is extremely competitive, so we
always need to ensure we are well ahead of the curve. With demand for data
skyrocketing and operators looking to venture into the 3G space, we knew this
was the right time to upgrade our 3G network,” said Monchai Noosong, acting
president at TOT. 


Nokia Siemens’ all-IP ready HSPA+ solution is based on
Dual Carrier HSDPA technology, Flexi Multiradio Base Station and the
3G Radio Network Multicontroller (RNC).The company will deploy its Liquid
Core’s COTS ATCA-based Open Mobile Switching Server (MSS), which together
with the Flexi Multiradio Base Station enables a smooth transition to LTE.


The TOT network, including GSM and 3G, will be optimized
by the Nokia Siemens Networks NetAct network management system. Nokia Siemens
Networks will also provide its Location Based Services solution enabling TOT to
offer Value Added Services (VAS), such as localized advertising.


As smartphones become more common also in Thailand and
people start using data heavy applications on them, it is important that the mobile
broadband networks can manage the capacity needs and provide enjoyable customer
experience, said Krittika Mahattanakul, head of Asia North, Asia Pacific region
at Nokia Siemens Networks.”


Nokia Siemens Networks will provide TOT network planning,
implementation and optimization services, as well as services for operations
support and training.


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