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True Leads Business Network Convergence with Launch of "MPLS Data Networking Solution" over Cisco IP NGN


Targeted at corporate and SME customers, True’s new solution supports integrated data, voice and video services.

BANGKOK, Thailand, May 8, 2006 - True Corp. Plc., Thailand’s only fully integrated communication solutions provider and convergence solutions leader, today expanded its services portfolio for corporate and small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) customers with its MPLS Data Networking Solution, a service based on the Cisco Systems Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) architecture and IP Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology. The service will initially handle data but can also be used to offer voice and video services to business customers over a converged network. The solution is now available in Bangkok and other major cities in Thailand.

IP/MPLS technology makes interconnectivity easier for customers in different locations and also meets the demands of businesses that have branch offices.

According to Songtham Phianpattanawit, True’s managing director of corporate solutions, wholesale and data, “True offers innovative and efficient communication technologies and services to meet our corporate customers’ requirement in integrated communication with an ability to support converged services in the future. The latest offering, ’MPLS Data Networking Solution’ from True, in conjunction with Cisco , the world’s leading networking technology solutions provider, will provide our customers with tremendous operational benefits.”

The True MPLS Data Networking Solution supports customers’ demands for converged networking solutions, and it is especially suitable for enterprises that view network connectivity as crucial for their business and that have branches in many locations. It also fulfills business clients’ converged work style by integrating various technologies to facilitate increasingly connected operations.

Vorkon Patra-Yanan, the regional managing director for Indochina at Cisco, said: “True is one of the most innovative service providers in Thailand and has put its faith in IP technology. Cisco is excited about the collaboration with True to offer integrated data, voice and video services to its corporate customers. True built the first 10-gigabit IP network in Thailand, and this IP/MPLS-based service is another step in the right direction.”

At the core of True’s Cisco IP NGN architecture are the Cisco 12000 Series Router and the Cisco Catalyst® 4500 Series Switch. The Cisco 12000 Series comprises the industry’s leading routing solutions that seamlessly scale from 2.5 Gbps/slot to 40 G/slot to service-enable carrier IP/MPLS core and edge networks. The Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series extends control to the network edge with intelligent network services, including predictable performance, advanced security, comprehensive management, and integrated resiliency both in software and hardware.

MPLS is an industry-standard technology that developed from Cisco’s tag-switching technology. Cisco continues to extend innovation in MPLS and embeds it in Cisco IOS® Software, the operating system in Cisco’s routers and switches. MPLS technology is the key to scalable virtual private networks (VPNs) and end-to-end quality of service (QoS), helping networks to efficiently meet future growth and rapidly correct link and node failures. The technology also helps deliver highly scalable, differentiated end-to-end IP services with simpler configuration, management and provisioning for both Internet providers and subscribers. The technology is also highly scalable and can serve communications speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second.

The MPLS Data Networking Solution offers two schemes of services: MPLS point-to-point virtual leased lines (VLLs) and MPLS multipoint VPNs. Customers can choose the best suitable option subject to connection speed requirements.

“True is dedicated to provide the highest-quality services for our enterprise customers whose demand is reflecting efficient performance. The MPLS Data Networking Solution will increase communication efficiency within an organization and also support the convergence needs of our corporate clients,” Songtham concluded.

About True Corporation Plc

True Corporation Public Company Limited is Thailand’s only fully integrated communication solutions provider, convergence solutions leader and premier lifestyle enabler. We provide consumers, small and medium enterprises, and corporations with a full range of voice, data and multimedia solutions customized to meet their needs. We are the largest wireline service provider in Bangkok, the largest broadband provider in the country and a major player mobile phone service provider. True is more than just technology; we are about passion, innovation and service. We bring people together and provide fulfillment through communications. We give people the freedom to live different lifestyles by providing them with the power to communicate as well as access knowledge, information and entertainment, whenever, wherever, and how they like. Every day we work in partnership with our customers to develop solutions that can lead to opportunities, and add value to their lives at home, in the office and on the move. For more information please visit:

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