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Nokia Siemens secures GSM expansion deal in Thailand

Posted: 26 Feb 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:GSM network expansion? Thailand mobile service? mobile communications?

Thai mobile operator AIS has awarded a GSM network expansion contract to Nokia Siemens Networks, which includes a Release 4 mobile softswitch solution to help the mobile operator move towards advanced mobile services.

With over 23 million subscribers and a market share of more than 50 percent in Thailand, AIS wanted a high performance and reliable solution to launch new advanced mobile services, while maintaining tight control over its total cost of ownership in network deployment.

With long time network partner Nokia Siemens, AIS has expanded their network capacity in anticipation of subscriber growth and the launch of new mobile services. In addition to the GSM radio access network expansion, MSC Server and Media Gateway mobile softswitching solution, Nokia Siemens is also providing its MSCi platform, all of them beside Network Implementation Services to reach an on-time network expansion and allow faster return on investments through effective Project and Technical management. Nokia Siemens will also take care of hardware and software maintenance services that are key to a high quality network and operations given the amount of software and the increasing complexity of the network. The AIS network continues to be supported by the multi-vendor, multi-technology NetAct network and service management solution.

"AIS' market leadership and innovation is well and fully supported by Nokia Siemens, where our long term partnership with them has allowed us to better understand their needs, and offer a solution that takes them into the next phase of mobile communications, but retain a cost-efficient operation," added Surakij Kiatthanakorn, head of AIS CT team, Nokia Siemens Thailand.

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