Ericsson : Real Future partners with Ericsson to expand 3G and 4G coverage in
*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 to enjoy 3G and 4G/LTE service
*Expanded coverage supports True Mobile Group's commitment to enhancing
Thailand's bustling population of 67 million has reportedly reached a mobile
penetration rate of more than 130 percent, according to recent government
figures. In early 2013, Ericsson ConsumerLab studies have also shown that
smartphone penetration in urban Thailand grew more than two-fold from 17
percent in 2012 to 36 percent in 2013.
To prepare for the growing number of smartphone users, Real Future, a
subsidiary of True Corporation Plc under the True Mobile Group, has chosen
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) as a key supplier to expand its mobile broadband
network in Thailand. This 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.
As part of the expansion project, Ericsson will deploy the latest
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
Vichaow Rakphongphairoj, Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer of True
Corporation Plc., says: "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. We expect that greater
connectivity will foster further development of Thai society as a whole".
Arun Bansal, Ericsson Head of Region South East Asia & Oceania, says: "This is
Ericsson's first project with True Mobile Group. We are pleased to be True's
technology partner as they bring Real Future subscribers 3G and 4G
connectivity. 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
NOTES TO EDITORS
About Real Future
Real Future is a wholly owned subsidiary of True Corporation Plc. under the
True Mobile Group. Real Future received the spectrum license for International
Mobile Telecommunications in the 2.1GHz frequency band in December 2012.
True Mobile Group's business is built around delivering the benefits of the
convergence of its products, networks and services to over 21.5 million
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