Alcatel-Lucent has announced plans to conduct a trial of wireless broadband services using WiMAX Rev-e technology with True Corp., Thailand’s only fully integrated telecommunications provider and leader in convergence lifestyle. For the trial Alcatel-Lucent will provide True Corp. with a comprehensive WiMAX solution that operates on the 2.5 GHz frequency band, including base stations, wireless access controller, operation and maintenance centre and customer premises equipment to deliver Internet broadband access when on the move.

The company will also provide its WiMAX engineering expertise and integration services for the trial, which will take place in the Phatumthanee province on the outskirts of Bangkok. This trial has also been designed to test several applications that improve the overall welfare of the community by leveraging advances in telecommunications technology.

Thiti Nantapatsiri, managing director home/consumer solution and high speed access, True Corp. PCL., said, “True’s initiative reflects our position as Thailand’s convergence solutions leader. We plan to offer our customers the advantages of WiMAX-based technologies that allow for seamless and uninterrupted nomadic connection to advanced services for customers in the remote areas of Thailand while on-the-go using WiMAX-enabled devices. With more than 12.5 million mobile subscribers and 570,000 wireline broadband customers under the True Group, we hope to further propel the concept of today’s convergence lifestyle with the addition of WiMAX broadband services.”