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Press Release -- May 24th, 2017
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True to deploy dual band dot in Thailand

True has selected Ericsson for the world's first major Dual Band Dot solution network
The nationwide network enables True to provide cost effective and high performing indoor networks, with multiband deployments and carrier aggregation
The Dual Band Dot is part of the Ericsson Radio Dot System portfolio, and combines two frequency bands in one Dot to simplify deployment, reduce cabling costs, and leverage available spectrum.
True has awarded Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC, news, filings) the world's first major Dual Band Dot to deploy indoor networks across Thailand to improve indoor connectivity. True will install these Dots from May 2017, focusing on the northern, southern, and central regions of Thailand. The first deployments will be in hospitals, shopping malls, and hotels.

The Dual Band Dot, part of the Ericsson Radio Dot System, enables a simple deployment that is fully integrated with the outdoor macro network. The Dual Band Dot enables multi-band deployments and Carrier Aggregation, which is important in 5G readiness.

Pakpong Akaniwan, Chief Technology Officer, True says: "In building coverage is very crucial to the success of mobile operator. It not only creates customer satisfaction but also becomes the competitive advantage to differentiate from competitors. Ericsson radio dot system provides flexibility of installation, less footprint and fast time to provide in building coverage. The dual band and carrier aggregation capabilities it provides capacity and customer experience that we need when we need it".

Nadine Allen, Head of Ericsson Thailand, says: "Thailand is among the leaders in ICT adoption in South East Asia, with Thai consumers being heavy users of mobile broadband and ICT applications1. Having good connectivity in large indoor areas hence becomes critical for the mobile subscribers. With the Dual Band Dot, Ericsson is providing True with the industry's most cost-effective and modular high performance indoor radio system, addressing a wider range of indoor environments with a common solution."

1According to the Ericsson's Digital Thailand report 2016

The Dual Band Dot, part of the Ericsson Radio Dot System portfolio, combines two frequency bands in one Dot to simplify deployment, reduce cabling costs, and leverage available spectrum.

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True Corporation Plc is Thailand's convergence lifestyle leader, offering an unrivalled selection of integrated communications services and solutions. These include TrueMove, Thailand's second-largest mobile provider; TrueOnline, the country's largest Broadband and dial-up Internet provider and the largest fixed-line phone operator in the Bangkok Metropolitan Area (BMA); and TrueVisions, the only nationwide pay-TV company. Two other important parts of our business are TrueMoney, which offers e-commerce services, and TrueLife, which provides digital content across the Group on www.truecorp.co.th

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