Swedish Ericsson has received a very large order from DTAC Network for the roll-out of 3G networks in Thailand. Ericsson is one of Sweden’s largest companies and what was at first founded as telegraph equipment repair shop is now a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment and services to mobile and fixed network operators. More than 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic passes through Ericsson networks.
The roll-out, which has already commenced, will be conducted in cooperation with Ericsson, which will also provide services to DTAC. Thailand has a cell phone use at over 120 percent and a population of approximately 67 million people. The Thai market for broadband is growing according to Ericsson at a rate of 30 percent per year. DTAC is Thailand’s second largest mobile operator with about 24 million customers in the country.
Joacim Damgard, President of Ericsson Thailand says:
“This contract is important, not only for Ericsson because we are expanding our footprint in the country, but also in terms of realizing the Networked Society. Through this network rollout, we are enabling Thai citizens to access 3G services that can enrich their everyday lives.”