True Move tapped Chinese equipment vendor ZTE for 5G RAN equipment, as the operator moves ahead with plans to deploy a tri-band network across Thailand.
In a statement, ZTE said it will provide the operator with macro 5G base stations, and single- and multi-band indoor cell sites covering the 700MHz, 2.6GHz and 26GHz bands.
ZTE said it worked with True Move on various 5G technical tests since 2019, including 64-channel Massive MIMO and dynamic spectrum sharing.
Rival AIS commenced 5G service in February and is reportedly in the final stages of a core network tender involving Nokia, Ericsson, Huawei, ZTE and Samsung.
Dtac, meanwhile, is yet to officially launch 5G services, but last week announced a partnership with Nokia covering deployment of compatible kit in some areas of the country.