Real Future partners with Ericsson to expand 3G and 4G coverage in Thailand

Real Future partners with Ericsson to expand 3G and 4G coverage in Thailand 
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- (Marketwired) -- 08/19/13 --  
* 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     customer experiences 
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 personnel. 
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 in Thailand." 
NOTES TO EDITOR
S 
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 subscribers. 
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