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Thai telco selects NEC for 3G mobile backhaul network

Zafar Anjum | May 28, 2013
NEC Thailand deploys Cisco technology

Thailand's largest mobile operator AIS has selected NEC Thailand to provide mobile solutions based on Cisco technology, NEC announced today.

According to NEC Thailand, the IT services company integrated Cisco's Aggregation Service Router Series ASR 9000 (for aggregation), ASR 903 (for TDM aggregation), ASR901 (access) Cisco Prime infrastructure for network management and Internet Protocol (IP) for Radio Access Network (RAN) to deliver enhanced, high quality mobile backhaul services.

AIS is the market leader in wireless services in Thailand, with over 37 million subscribers and a market share of close to 54 percent.

"3G is the telecommunication infrastructure that will upgrade this industry for Thailand," said Wichian Mektrakarn, chief executive officer of AIS. "AIS therefore speeds up the development of 3G network on the 2.1GHz frequency at soonest, leading to the delivery of quality service and enhanced capacity in all aspects for Thai people. We are strongly confident that the cooperation with world-class partner NEC Thailand and Cisco will definitely contribute to the completion of network development set forth as the ultimate mission." 



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