TrueMove H selects Ericsson for LTE-A rollout in Thailand

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TrueMove H selects Ericsson for LTE-A rollout in Thailand

True Move H has tapped Ericsson to roll out LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation and 2G/3G networks in North, Central West, and South Thailand.

The three-year frame contract with True Move H – a subsidiary of True Corporation Plc under the True Mobile Group – will see Ericsson deploy its multi-standard radio equipment using the Ericsson Radio System and Ericsson RBS 6000 base station family for macro and small cells.

This will help TrueMove H enhance data speeds and improve app-coverage; enabling Thai consumers to enjoy improved mobile experience, such as faster web browsing and downloads.

According to the South East Asia and Oceania edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, smartphone penetration in Thailand will be more than 90% by 2018, compared to around 60% at the end of 2015. With recent 4G/LTE auctions, LTE subscriptions in Thailand will reach around 30% of total mobile subscriptions by 2018.

Vichaow Rakphongphairoj, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of True Corporation Plc., says: “We are committed to offering our customers the best mobile broadband experience.  Our Partnership with Ericsson will further strengthen our 3G/WCDMA and 4G/LTE leadership in Thailand and enable us to offer optimised mobile data service with the best smartphone performance to our customers.”

Camilla Vautier, Country Head of Ericsson Thailand, adds: “Mobile broadband users expect a high-quality user experience, and with the deployment of super-fast data services using the latest generation Ericsson radio network solutions, TrueMove H will be able to deliver a superior user experience to their customers.”