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Thai communications service provider dtac will be served by Ericsson 5G radio access network (RAN) to provide coverage for almost half of Thailand’s 70 million population residing in the Bangkok Metropolitan area, the central plains and the eastern economic and industrial region of Thailand.

dtac will deploy Ericsson Spectrum Sharing to dynamically share 4G and 5G traffic to support a smooth, fast and cost-effective transition to 5G. Ericsson’s RAN products and solutions will also deliver energy efficiency and power consumption benefits.

Whether through gaming, streaming, innovation or smart living developments, mobile subscribers, enterprises, industries and municipalities in Thailand are set to benefit from the high-speed, low-latency and high-data capacity of 5G.

dtac is set to deploy its network on the 700MHz band to expand coverage and capacity nationwide, as part of its strategy to bring fast 5G and 4G to all customers.

The 5G deal is the latest stage in a long and successful partnership between dtac and Ericsson. The partnership already spans 3G, 4G and managed services, through the implementation of Ericsson Operations Engine. 

Prathet Tankuranun, Chief Technology Officer, dtac, says: “dtac sets the priority on bringing high-speed internet service to all of our customers. We never stop and are speeding up the development of our nationwide 4G and 5G networks. The latter is being deployed on the low-band 700MHz, which will enhance our network efficiency across Thailand, particularly the high-density downtown areas with high-rise buildings. Our customers can experience better and better services from our restless efforts to roll out network through utilizing Massive MIMO technology to increase the upload and download speed by three times. We connect everyone to every important thing in life.”