Nokia has revealed that Thai fixed and mobile network operator, True Group, has deployed Nokia's IP/MPLS routing technology to upgrade its broadband infrastructure in Bangkok in an upgrade that was completed in May 2016.
According to Nokia, surging demand for ultra-broadband fixed and mobile services, such as high-definition video and business services, have helped drive a dramatic increase in data traffic across True's network, in both the city and surrounding areas.
Nokia says True is using Nokia technology 'to provide flawless 4G LTE and 3G coverage to its 18 million mobile subscribers, high speed broadband to its 2.5 million broadband subscribers, and high quality pay TV service to its 3.2 million TrueVision customers.'
Nokia said that True would be able to use the infrastructure 'to evolve to more dynamic agile services powered by software defined networks (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV).
True is using Nokia 7750 Service Routers (7750 SR) in Bangkok and the 7210 service access switch in the northeast, east and central west regions of Thailand.
True comprises three main businesses:
- True Mobile Group, which operates 3G and 4G LTE as well as 2G mobile businesses under the brands TrueMove H and TrueMove in the 850MHz and 2100MHz bands; TrueMove H claims to offer the largest 3G coverage and was the first to launch commercial 4G LTE services on 2100MHz in Thailand;
- TrueOnline, the largest fixed-line phone operator in the Bangkok Metropolitan Area (BMA) and the largest broadband and WiFi operator, claims to have the most comprehensive nationwide network using FTTx, DOCSIS 3.0 and xDSL technologies;
- TrueVisions, the largest nationwide pay TV operator and first to offer HD content.
True's major shareholders include the Charoen Pokphand Group, one of Asia's largest conglomerates, and China Mobile, the world's largest mobile telecommunications company by market capitalization and subscriber base.