Thailand’s state-run TOT’s plan to relaunch failed GSM mobile operator Thai Mobile as a nationwide 3G wholesale service provider is likely to suffer delays due to political red tape, according to the Bangkok Post, reports TeleGeography. TOT recently announced plans to invest a total of THB29 billion (US$870 million) to rollout a network of 5,200 WCDMA basestations by 2012 and rent capacity to private mobile operators. TOT’s chairman admits a goal of launch within a year is unlikely as a series of approvals must first be gained.