TrueMove H taps Ericsson for LTE-A rollout

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Thailand's TrueMove H has appointed Ericsson to support its LTE-Advanced rollout in north, central west and south Thailand.

Under the contract Ericsson will help deploy LTE-A carrier aggregation and further expand TrueMove H's 2G and 3G networks on the 900-MHz, 1800-MHz and 2100-MHz spectrum bands.

The three year contract will see Ericsson provide multi-standard radio equipment using the new Ericsson Radio System, ranging from indoor small cells to macro cells.

“We are committed to offering our customers the best mobile broadband experience,” True Corp COO Vichaow Rakphongphairoj said.

“Our Partnership with Ericsson will further strengthen our 3G/WCDMA and 4G/LTE leadership in Thailand and enable us to offer optimized mobile data service with the best smartphone performance to our customers."

TrueMove H was one of two winners of 900-MHz 4G spectrum during an expensive auction last year, after bidding 76 billion baht ($2.1 billion).  But fellow license winner Jasmine appears likely to  miss the deadline for paying the first installment of its own bid.

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