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dtac prepares for Super 4G network enhancement with Ericsson’s latest technology

  • dtac increase Super 4G potential supplying data usage  inside buildings, shopping malls, and condominiums
  • Ericsson will bring technology of the future to a strategic partnership with dtac
     February 29, 2016 – dtac teams up with Ericsson to bring latest mobile technology to upgrade dtac Super 4G to increase coverage, speed upgrade, and use the latest indoor technologies to become Thailand leading mobile internet operator. Also increasing 4G service expansion on 1800 MHz and 2100 MHz. In mid-year dtac will increase 4G spectrum on 1800 MHz to 20 MHZ and is very confident that our customer will be able to use 4G nationwide in quarter 3. Ericsson as part of a 5-year network enhancement contract between Telenor Group and Ericsson, covering Thailand, Bangladesh, and Myanmar. 
     Mr. Prathet Tankuranun, Chief Technology Officer, Total Access Communication PLC or dtac, said, “dtac plans to use the latest base station technology to upgrade Super 4G networks and improve performance. Ericsson will install its multi-standard radio base station, the RBS 6000, and latest Radio Dot System, which addresses the requirement of reliable mobility and performance in challenging indoor environments in urban areas. This deployment will help dtac achieve its goal to improve 4G coverage and performance inside buildings, shopping malls, condominiums, and residences with high congestion by the middle of this year.  
     dtac expands and enhances the quality of dtac’s network with Super 4G on 1800 Mhz from 5MHz to 15MHz which 3 times faster the speed ahead of 4G, in pursuing the company’s strategy of delivering the largest 4G bandwidth on the single network, which operates on the 1800 MHz to provide dtac customers with the expanded and enhanced Super 4G experience, expected to be done by midyear.
     This strategic partnership with Ericsson gives dtac a competitive edge in mobile technology or innovation of the future and a testing partner to demonstrate its leadership in digital services. Telenor Group’s global partnership with Ericsson enables dtac, to access latest technology and use it to enhance its services to meet customer needs.
Ms. Camilla Vautier, President of Ericsson Thailand, said, “Ericsson has signed a 5-year contract with Telenor Group for the transformation of mobile networks in Thailand, Bangladesh and Myanmar. The agreement covers deployment of 4G/LTE networks and development of latest mobile technology for dtac. Ericsson is pleased to be a strategic partner with Telenor Group. This contract clearly demonstrates Ericsson’s technology and services leadership, and further extends our long-standing relationship with Telenor Group.”
     Ericsson is the leader in high-speed 4G/LTE market and ranked first for handling global 4G/LTE traffic, with 40% of the world’s mobile traffic being carried over Ericsson networks. Ericsson has delivered more than 220 network solutions worldwide.

About dtac
Total Access Communication PLC or dtac is one of the leading mobile operators in Thailand, currently providing 4G, 3G, and 2G services to over 25 million subscribers. Founded in August 1989, dtac has accumulatively invested more than 130 billion Baht over the past decade in strengthening its business by continuously upgrading its technology and improving service quality. dtac has constantly engaged in social activities, emphasizing on using the Internet and digital services to enhance quality of life and child education, as well as improve agricultural productivity improvement. For more information about dtac (The Stock Exchange of Thailand symbol: DTAC), please visit www.dtac.co.th.

About Ericsson
Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society – a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future.
Our services, software and infrastructure – especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud – are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities.
With approximately 115,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in research and development ensure that our solutions – and our customers – stay in front.
Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales in 2015 were SEK 246.9 billion (USD 29.4 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York.