dtac Thailand’s 5G Network Powers Up with Ericsson
January 5, 2021
5G RAN products and solutions from the Ericsson Radio System portfolio,
including Ericsson Spectrum Sharing, will power dtac 5G services in the
Bangkok Metropolitan area, the central plains and the eastern economic
and industrial region of Thailand.
Ericsson Spectrum Sharing will enable dtac to dynamically share 4G and
5G traffic to support a smooth, fast and cost-effective transition to
5G. Ericsson’s radio products and solutions portfolio will also deliver
energy efficiency and power consumption benefits to dtac.
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 Ericsson and dtac. The partnership already spans 3G, 4G and
managed services, through the implementation of Ericsson Operations
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.”
Allen, Head of Ericsson Thailand, says: “5G will play a critical role in
accelerating the digitalization of the economy and stimulating
next-generation innovation for consumers and enterprises in Thailand.
Therefore, we are delighted to strengthen our partnership with dtac for
5G deployment in Thailand. Our 5G RAN technology leadership will enhance
dtac’s ambitions to deliver the benefits of 5G for consumers and
enterprises in Thailand. Based on our technology leadership and
experience with 5G deployments across the globe, we are in a good
position to support Thailand on its 5G journey.”
Ericsson has been dtac’s managed services partner since January 2020,
through the deployment of Ericsson Operation Engine to provide
AI-powered data driven and customer-centric managed network operations.
Ericsson currently has 123 commercial 5G agreements and contracts with
unique communications service providers globally, including 77 live
commercial 5G networks.