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dtac officially launches 4G in Bangkok and 40 cities nationwide to take leadership position of most 4G subscribers in Thailand

April 1, 2015 – dtac celebrates its success in delivering happiness to dtac customers and fulfilling its commitment to roll out 4G in Bangkok and over 40 cities across Thailand, completing the installation of more than 6,700 3G and 4G base stations by the end of March 2015. dtac customers can now enjoy smooth and seamless mobile internet experience on dtac network. dtac plans to continue its 3G and 4G coverage expansion with an ambitious target to have the most 4G subscribers in Thailand.
   Mr. Sigve Brekke, Executive Vice President and Head of Asian Operations, Telenor Group, said, “dtac has officially fulfilled our commitment to roll out 4G across Thailand, having installed over 6,700 base stations for 3G and 4G networks to cover the entire Bangkok and over 40 cities across all regions. We see this as a major milestone in our mission to become the leading mobile internet company.”
     dtac has gradually rolled out 4G to each city since the beginning of 2015 and has received very positive reaction from customers. Over 970,000 subscribers have experienced dtac’s 4G, increasing 9 times since the initial launch in May 2014, and the subscriber base is expected to reach 2.5 million by the end of 2015. Currently, the overall average data usage of dtac users is 4.2 GB per person per month, and 1.75  million out of dtac’s total subscribers already have 4G-capable smartphones. dtac plans to further stimulate the market to get all customers with 4G-ready smartphones start using 4G service by the end of 2015.
      Mr. Lars-Åke Norling, Chief Executive Officer, Total Access Communication PLC or dtac and Mr. Sigve Brekke, Executive Vice President and Head of Asian Operations, Telenor Group
     dtac, under the strong leadership of the new CEO, Mr. Lars-Åke Norling, will lead towards more intensive focus on non-stop internet network development and data monetization together with inheriting the dtac way of unique customer engagement.”
Mr. Lars-Åke Norling, Chief Executive Officer, Total Access Communication PLC or dtac, said, “2015 will be another year of dtac success that dtac sets an ambitious goal to gain 2.5 million 4G users by the end of the year. dtac is at the right momentum to leap for the next big things. With my strong passion and commitment, I will drive dtac to achieve the following  at end of 2015:-
1. Fastest and best 4G services network on 15 MHz bandwidth: Delivering the fastest and most powerful 4G service with the largest bandwidth.
      
2. Largest data network in the industry: Expanding the 3G network to reach 95% of population coverage.

3. Highest 4G customer base: Acquiring 2.5 million 4G subscribers and 60% of dtac customers using internet.