Nokia clinches deal to expand Thai carrier's network

Nokia has won a deal to expand the GSM/GPRS/EDGE network coverage of DTAC, Thailand's second largest mobile operator, as part of an existing exclusive frame agreement.

Under the agreement, Nokia said in a statement that it would deliver a significant number of base stations and services, which included project management, implementation and, operations support services to the Thai mobile operator.

Nokia will also provide Smart Radio Concept technology for the radio network to enhance DTAC's network coverage and improve quality.

'With this expansion we will be able to provide wider coverage and quality for our current and new subscribers,' DTAC CEO Sigve Brekke said.

Following the first supply deal with DTAC in 1994, Nokia has been the sole GSM network supplier for the carrier since 2003, and sole core network supplier since 2000.