Alcatel-Lucent providing next-generation IP transport networks to Thailand¹s True Corporation
Alcatel-Lucent providing next-generation IP transport networks to Thailand’s True Corporation
Four-year agreement with one of Thailand’s leading telecommunications providers will supply IP and optical network upgrade to provide speeds of 100G and beyond across True’s businesses in key regions
Paris, France – November 03, 2014– Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has signed a four-year frame agreement with Thailand’s True Corporation to supply an IP transport network.
True is Thailand’s fastest growing mobile operator, the country’s leading 3G provider and sole provider of 4G LTE services, as well as being the country’s largest Internet and cable service provider. The upgraded network will converge True’s mobile, cable and Internet backhaul over a common network. At the same time it will provide ultra-broadband speeds of up to 100G across True’s businesses, providing a clear network evolution from 3G to 4G LTE.
- The new metro network has the agility, scale and efficiency needed to meet the demands of new application driven, on demand services. This helps True deliver mobile, residential, business and cloud services via a future proof architecture which supports high capacity metro aggregation and transport with speeds of 100G and higher.
- Alcatel-Lucent’s simplified architecture for True’s mobile backhaul and broadband network will provide scalability, a single management system as well as one with reduced power and space requirements
- True’s customers will benefit from increased reliability as well as increased bandwidth access to meet their surging data demands
- Agreement encompasses Bangkok, accounting for 65 percent of Thailand’s telecommunications traffic, and overall covers more than 15 million mobile subscribers and more than one million broadband households
- Alcatel-Lucent technology supplied to True for IP Routing includes: 7705 Service Aggregation Router (SAR), 7210 Service Access Switch (SAS), 7450 Ethernet Service Switch (ESS), 7750 Service Router (SR), 5620 Service Aware Manager (SAM)
Vichaow Rakphongphairoj Managing Director and Group Chief Operating Officer, True Corporation said: “Today our business is all about quality and cost efficiency. Alcatel-Lucent’s commitment on both key business criteria is strong and is the foundation of our partnership, True looks forward to a long and profitable collaboration with Alcatel-Lucent.”
Sebastien Laurent, President & Managing Director of Alcatel-Lucent Thailand, said: “Enabling True Corporation with network technology gives real meaning to our Bangkok-based regional IP routing and transport delivery team. We are increasing the reliability of their network performance across the board and the access speeds their customers will enjoy on their phones and their computers will provide for an extremely positive converged experience.”
About True Corporation Plc (TRUE):
Incorporated in November 1990, True Corporation Plc is the principal company of True Group, Thailand’s only fully-integrated, nationwide telecommunications provider and leader in convergence offering services. True Group’s strength is its ability to deliver the convergence benefits of its networks, products and services. Its three core business segments are: True Mobile Group, which operates 3G and 4G LTE as well as 2G mobile businesses under the brands TrueMove H and TrueMove. With the combined strengths of 850 MHz and 2100 MHz frequencies, TrueMove H offers the largest nationwide 3G coverage and was the first to launch commercial 4G LTE services on 2100 MHz in Thailand; TrueOnline, the largest fixed-line phone operator in the Bangkok Metropolitan Area (BMA) and the largest broadband and WiFi operator with the most comprehensive nationwide network using FTTx, DOCSIS 3.0 and xDSL technologies; andTrueVisions, the largest nationwide pay TV operator and first to offer HD quality content in the country. 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. For more information, please visit www.truecorp.co.th.
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