Ericsson selected for $155 million GPRS/GSM expansion

Thai telecom company, Advanced Info Service, has awarded Ericsson a $155 million contract to supply an end-to-end GPRS network and expand the Thai mobile operator’s nation-wide GSM network.

Thai telecom company, Advanced Info Service (AIS) has awarded Ericsson a contract worth $155 million to supply an end-to-end GPRS network and expand the Thai mobile operator’s nation-wide GSM network.

Ericsson will provide equipment and services for a complete GPRS network including the latest GPRS equipment, GPRS Management System, IP Security, GPRS Charging equipment, Network Monitoring Tools and training. AIS will use Ericsson GPRS system to provide nation-wide data service.

In addition, Ericsson will expand AIS’s GSM network, including in-building coverage and supplying Ericsson’s Performance Enhancement service covering Bangkok Metropolitan and central north region.

Deliveries have already commenced and are expected to be concluded in first quarter of 2003.

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