Thai cellco Total Access Communications (DTAC) has confirmed a two-year extension of its frame agreement with Nokia for the expansion of its GSM/GPRS/EDGE network. The extension is worth USD212 million. Under the agreement Nokia will deliver more than 1,000 EDGE-enabled base stations to achieve nationwide GSM/GPRS coverage and introduce EDGE services to a number of new major cities, whilst improving call quality.
DTAC was founded in August 1989 and awarded a 15-year BTO contract with CAT the following November, which has since been extended to 27 years. It is currently Thailand’s second largest cellco by subscribers, behind Advanced Info Services.