Nokia is to expand the coverage and capacity of Advanced Info Service’s GSM network in Thailand. The Finnish manufacturer has won the contract, which is worth upwards of $50 million.
Nokia will provide its UltraSite base stations as part of its delivery of radio and core network equipment. The company will also upgrade base station controllers and supply a mobile switching center, including GPRS packet-switching support.
The deal will additionally include the supply of network planning, project management, site construction, implementation and integration support.
AIS is Thailand’s biggest mobile operator. Its seven million subscribers gives the company a 60% share of the market. In March it reported an 8.5% increase in subscribes on the previous month. AIS is 20% owned by Singapore Telecom.