(Yicai Global) July 29 -- Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE and Thailand’s True have agreed to build a commercial fifth-generation wireless network in the Southeast Asian country.
The deal will see ZTE’s full range of 5G products and services used in the network, the Shenzhen-based company said in a statement today. ZTE will provide True with 5G base stations, single- and multi-frequency 5G QCell indoor solutions.
The pair have carried out several rounds of laboratory and field testing of 5G products since last year.
True, Thailand’s licensed full-service telecoms operator, has a 30 percent share of the country’s mobile market and is expected to build a leading 5G network in southeast Asia this year.
Separately, Thailand’s largest mobile operator Advanced Info Service is seeking a supplier for its 5G core network. ZTE and China’s Huawei Technologies are among the five bidders, AIS said on July 14.
Editor: Peter Thomas