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* Ericsson will provide mobile broadband network for True Mobile's Real
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
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
in 2012 to 36 percent in 2013.
To prepare for the growing number of smartphone users, Real Future, a
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
million subscribers with improved mobile broadband experiences based on
As part of the expansion project, Ericsson will deploy the latest
multi-standard radio base station RBS 6000 along with a range of services
management, system integration, interoperability testing, network design
implementation, as well as competence development of personnel.
Vichaow Rakphongphairoj, Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer of
Corporation Plc., says: "This agreement will further strengthen our 3G and
leadership in the country and create more exciting opportunities for
as well as new services for subscribers. We expect that greater
will foster further development of Thai society as a whole".
Arun Bansal, Ericsson Head of Region South East Asia & Oceania, says: "This
Ericsson's first project with True Mobile Group. We are pleased to be
technology partner as they bring Real Future subscribers 3G and 4G
As a global HSPA and LTE leader, we are committed to work with True Mobile
in meeting the growing demand for mobile broadband service in Thailand."
NOTES TO EDITORS
About Real Future
Real Future is a wholly owned subsidiary of True Corporation Plc. under the
Mobile Group. Real Future received the spectrum license for International
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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