True subsidiary partners with Ericsson for Thai connectivity

True subsidiary partners with Ericsson for Thai connectivity

Real Future, a subsidiary of Thailand’s True Corporation, has signed an agreement with equipment vendor Ericsson for the development of its mobile broadband network in the country.

Ericsson will reportedly supply its HSPA and LTE technologies, allowing True to deliver an enhanced mobile broadband experience to its 21.5 million subscribers.

"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, MD and COO at True Corporation.

“We expect that greater connectivity will foster further development of Thai society as a whole".

Ericsson is also expected to take control of project management, system integration, interoperability testing, network design and implementation, as well as deploy a multi-standard radio base station.

“We are pleased to be True's technology partner as they bring Real Future subscribers 3G and 4G connectivity,” said Arun Bansal, head of South East Asia and Oceania at Ericsson.

“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."

Earlier this year, True pledged its commitment to the growth of a telecoms infrastructure fund in Thailand.

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