Ericsson has signed a contract with dtac Network, a subsidiary of Thailand's second-largest mobile operator dtac, for a 3G network rollout. The contract builds on the ongoing partnership between the two, which began in 2011 when dtac selected Ericsson to transform its GSM network to WCDMA/HSPA.
The 3G rollout has already started, and once completed consumers can expect a superior user experience when browsing the internet on their smartphones or downloading movies at much faster speeds.
By deploying its WCDMA/HSPA network, dtac Network will ensure improved network capacity and enhanced performance in Bangkok and the central and eastern regions. The operator will also have a cost-effective network ready for continued data-traffic growth, offering enhanced mobile broadband services based on WCDMA/HSPA, while preparing for LTE.
By deploying the latest core and radio access technology from Ericsson, dtac will be ready to offer mobile broadband services based on HSPA and LTE technologies. The contract includes Ericsson's RBS 6000 multi-standard radio base stations, MSC Server Blade Cluster and User Data Management, as well as Evolved Packet Core and circuit core solutions.