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Thai market leader to launch as 3G MVNO on state-owned network

Thailand’s largest operator, AIS, has resurrected plans to launch as a 3G MVNO on state-owned TOT’s network following the cancellation of the country’s 3G auctions last week. The move is seen as another victory for TOT, which, along with another state-owned-firm – CAT Telecom – managed to halt the 3G auction process in the courts

Foreign-owned Thai operators allowed to apply for 3G licenses

Thailand’s telecoms regulator said yesterday that the country’s two largest operators will be allowed to submit bids for 3G licenses despite the fact that ownership structures could be in breach of the auction’s foreign ownership rules.

SingTel names international CEO

SingTel named Hui Weng Cheong, coo of its Thai affiliate AIS, as chief executive operator designate for its international operations.

Thai 3G auction attracts 8 bidders so far

Eight companies have so far bought bid documents for Thailand’s 3G license auction that will take place September 28-29, according to a Bangkok Post report.

Thailand plans next-gen spectrum auctions

Thailand’s regulator, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), said today it will skip issuing standard 3G licenses and instead move forward with an auction to offer more advanced mobile spectrum by the end of this year.

AIS and TOT 3G tie-up delayed by up to six months to appease MVNOs

The board of Thai state-run telco TOT has told the country’s mobile market leader AIS to wait four to six months before beginning the proposed data roaming service on the state enterprise’s 2100MHz 3G network to give its contracted MVNOs some marketing leeway.

MVNOs object to Thai 3G deal

MVNOs using the 3G network of Thai state-owned operator TOT have hit out at the decision to allow Advanced Info Service (AIS) – the country’s largest mobile operator – onto the network

AIS to invest THB11B in 2010

Thai operator AIS, the country’s largest by subscribers, has set an investment budget, excluding any potential investment in third generation services, for 2010 of about THB11 billion (US$335.3 million), which is on a par with 2009’s amount, according to Dow Jones Newswires.

Thai Mobile launches 3G services in Bangkok

Thai Mobile – the 3G subsidiary of state-owned operator, TOT – launched its first 3G services in Bangkok yesterday, giving away free 3G SIM cards and mobile handsets to its existing 10,000 customers

Thai 3G auction set for another delay

Thailand’s finance minister says the government will need to sort existing licenses before it can issue the four new 3G licenses, which were scheduled to go to auction next month