True Move Thailand’s first provider to launch 4G

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BANGKOK, May 8 – True Move on Wednesday launched its fourth-generation (4G) wireless connection as Thailand’s first provider to offer such service.

True Corporation Plc (TRUE) chief executive Supachai Chearavanont announced its ‘4G-LTE’ system launch, following receiving its licence for the 2100 megahetz frequency approved recently by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC).

TrueMove was previously providing 3G wireless connection on the 850 megahertz frequency. Once the new licence was approved, it developed its service to become 4G.

According to the company, over 2,000 stations for the 4G service will be set up in Bangkok and main cities and sites around the country by the end of the year in order that the speed of downloading and uploading content online can be 3-5 times faster. Another 5,000 stations will be set up later to cover more areas in the future.

Currently, TrueMove provides 3G service nationwide with its 13,000 stations. The company believes its services on both the 850 and 2100 megahertz frequencies will help its customers have more access to online content.

Mr Supachai said the cheaper licence will help making calls and data sharing cheaper, which will benefit users.