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Ericsson to deploy LTE-A, carrier aggregation for True Move

The deal includes 2G/3G deployments across portions of Thailand

Ericsson signed a three-year contract with Thai telecommunications services provider True Move to deploy LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation and 2G/3G networks across portions of Thailand The telco serves approximately 18 million mobile subscribers in Thailand.

Under the terms of the contract, Ericsson will deploy its Radio System and RBS 6000 base station family for macro and small cells. The indoor small cell solutions include the Radio Dot System for medium and large buildings and the RBS 6402 Indoor Picocell for smaller buildings

“Our partnership with Ericsson will further strengthen our 3G/W-CDMA and 4G/LTE leadership in Thailand and enable us to offer optimized mobile data service with the best smartphone performance to our customers,” said Vichaow Rakphongphairoj, managing director and COO at True.

Ericsson and Ozone to provide small cell-as-a-service to Reliance Communications in India

In related news, Ericsson and Ozone Networks inked a deal with Indian telco Reliance Communications to deploy a small cell-as-a-service Wi-Fi network. The network is being designed to enable Reliance to utilize existing Ericsson/Ozone Wi-Fi infrastructure, and launch Wi-Fi services through the carrier-grade small cell network.

“This partnership will enable us to meet the ever-growing customer expectations in ultra-dense environments through data offload to a countrywide carrier-grade Wi-Fi network,” said Suresh Rangachar, president of IT services at Reliance.

Ericsson said its small cell-as-a-service platform provides small cell technology, design, planning, building and network optimization, and then manages the deployment on behalf of customers.

Ozone is a public Wi-Fi service provider in India, with a claimed 2,000 public hot spots and 6,500 access points across 26 cities.

At the end of September 2015, Reliance counted 110.4 million subscribers, with a market share of more than 11%, according to official figures.

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Juan Pedro Tomás
Juan Pedro Tomás
Juan Pedro covers Global Carriers and Global Enterprise IoT. Prior to RCR, Juan Pedro worked for Business News Americas, covering telecoms and IT news in the Latin American markets. He also worked for Telecompaper as their Regional Editor for Latin America and Asia/Pacific. Juan Pedro has also contributed to Latin Trade magazine as the publication's correspondent in Argentina and with political risk consultancy firm Exclusive Analysis, writing reports and providing political and economic information from certain Latin American markets. He has a degree in International Relations and a master in Journalism and is married with two kids.

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