Nokia Connect GSM Solution chosen by DTAC in Thailand

Tuesday 29 June 2004 11:28 CET | News

Leading Thai mobile operator Total Access Communication Plc (DTAC) has chosen Nokia to supply Nokia Connect GSM equipment to increase coverage in rural areas.

Deliveries have already begun and the system will be implemented nationwide during third quarter 2004. DTAC is the latest in a number of operators to implement the Nokia Connect GSM solution for optimized network coverage. The Nokia solution gives competitive advantages to operators in growth markets by allowing them to provide voice service at a low total cost of ownership. The deal is an extension of an existing frame agreement under which Nokia is providing Nokia ConnectSite base stations, the Nokia Base Station Controller, the Nokia FlexiHopper microwave radio and other equipment. The Nokia ConnectSite base station is part of the Nokia Connect GSM Solution for highly optimized network deployments. Through the Nokia Connect GSM Solution, operators are able to lower network-related expenditures in building, for example, rural coverage, compared to traditional GSM network solutions. These savings are made possible in part by new, preconfigured base station solutions, reducing the business risk of building new sites and strengthening the strategy for markets with low average revenue per user levels. This allows operators to focus on offering handsets and services tailored precisely for entry-level mobile phone customers. Having collaborated with DTAC since the early 1990s, Nokia is the sole supplier of mobile network infrastructure to DTAC. To date, Nokia has supplied DTAC with complete mobile network systems and solutions comprising GSM and GPRS core network and GSM/EDGE radio networks.

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