Thai mobile operator, DTAC, will bring 5G the North and North Eastern regions of Thailand.
In an agreement with Nokia, the operator will deploy 5G on low-band spectrum (700-900Mhz) and high-capacity mmWave technology (26GHz), as well as boosts of the existing networks utilising 2300MHz, 2100MHz and 1800MHz spectrum.
Nokia will also provide its AirScale Radio Access solutions for 4G and 5G networks that will improve overall network performance while enabling dtac to deliver 5G experience with ultra-low latency and extreme capacity, said Prathet Tankuranun, CTO at DTAC.
“Our current deployment leverages 5G-enhanced mobile broadband and 5G-ready Massive MIMO technology to bring improved coverage and higher data capacity to our customers nationwide,” he said.
AirScale Radio Access is a commercial 5G solution enabling operators to capitalize early on 5G. The deal includes digital deployment for faster time to market, as well as optimisation services.
DTAC will also deploy Nokia Software’s NetAct Cloud network management system, which delivers cloud-agnostic, best-in-class tools for troubleshooting, administration, software management and configuration management.
Nokia has also provided solutions from its IP/Optical portfolio to bolster its network including a software-defined network (SDN)-ready IP/Optical network.
The recently announcement is an extension of an existing partnership with between Nokia and DTAC in Thailand.