|AIS Chooses Siemens for GPRS Network|
Posted: 03-Apr-2003 [Source: Siemens]
[Siemens to build GPRS network for mobile operator AIS in Thailand.]
Munich -- The leading Thai mobile operator Advanced Info Service PCL (AIS) has chosen Siemens Information and Communication Mobile (Siemens mobile) to equip its GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) network. As part of the contract, Siemens mobile will supply and install all the components needed to set up GPRS services in AIS's GSM network.
Siemens mobile will be equipping AIS's GSM 900 mobile network in the east and north-east of Thailand with GPRS technology and adding to systems installed earlier. This GPRS solution comprises network components such as SGSN (Serving GPRS Support Node) and GGSN (Gateway GPRS Support Node), Switch Commander, gateway and firewall systems, and software upgrades for the switching network. This will allow AIS to offer its customers a large number of new services including faster internet and intranet access, Multimedia Messaging (MMS), and expanded WAP applications (Wireless Application Protocol). GPRS is likely to be available throughout the country as early as April.
"Our decision to chose Siemens to equip our GPRS network was primarily due to our many years of successful collaboration in the GSM sector. We will soon be able to offer our customers additional attractive non voice services based on GPRS," said Yingluck Shinawatra, President of AIS.
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