Nokia has won an IP/MPLS network deal from True Group, Thailand.
True Group will deploy Nokia’s solution in the northeastern and eastern areas of the country to enable a robust 5G rollout with customized services requirements for throughput, latency and reliability.
Nokia’s IP/MPLS solution includes network slicing functions – a key building block for any 5G deployment. Network slicing will enable use cases and services for individual customers and vertical segments, such as public safety, energy, healthcare and manufacturing.
True 5G will be instrumental for businesses and industries to move the country to true digital age, especially in the EEC area where we will first see the concentration of new 5G industrial use cases, Jirachai Kunakorn, chief network operations officer of True Corporation, said in a statement.
True had won 17 spectrum licenses for building 5G network during spectrum auctions in February 2020.
Thailand’s Advanced Info Service (AIS) won 23 spectrum licenses for 5G in spectrum auctions in February.
Total Access Communication (DTAC) won two 5G licenses. Two state-run operators, CAT Telecom and TOT, won two and four licenses, respectively.
Thailand’s telecoms regulator raised over 100 billion baht ($3.21 billion) for 48 licenses for 5G services, ahead of an expected commercial rollout later this year.