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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.

Polystar wins in Thailand

Polystar OSIX today announced that Thai operator Total Access Communication Plc (dtac) has deployed its network management solution for Global Roaming Quality and IDD (International Direct Dialling) Call Performance Monitoring.

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

Thai operators begin WCDMA network rollouts … at last

WCDMA/HSPA connections to surpass 12M by 2012; accounting for 14% of total

Telenor shuffles management

Telenor Pakistan has named Jon Eddy Abdullah as the company’s new CEO. Cellular News notes he will succeed Tore Johnsen – who is assuming the same position at Telenor’s Thai operation DTAC – from the middle of next month.

 

AIS proposes 3G network sharing plan with TOT

Thai operator Advanced Info Service (AIS) has reportedly approached Thai regulators about sharing part of Thai Mobile’s 1900MHz bandwidth in a bid to help the new 3G operator rollout its network more quickly.

Thailand’s DTAC to launch 3G in first-quarter 2009

Thailand’s second-largest mobile operator DTAC says it plans to launch its 3G network in the country in the first-quarter of next year.

AIS plans Q1 09 Thai 3G launch

Reuters reports that Thailand’s largest operator, Advanced Info Service (AIS), plans to launch 3G networks in Bangkok and other major cities in the first quarter of 2009.

DTAC boss hints at delay to 3G network

The new chief executive of Thailand’s second-largest mobile operator, DTAC, has hinted that rollout of the operator’s long-awaited 3G network could be delayed until the latter half of next year. Bangkok Post reports that DTAC had originally planned to rollout the network in Bangkok, Chon Buri and Phuket in first-quarter 2009 but new CEO Tore Johnsen says it may now wait until it sees stronger demand for mobile data.

DTAC to test 3G services in 850MHz band

Telecompaper, citing a Bangkok Post report, notes that Thai mobile operator DTAC plans to trial 3G services in the 850MHz band, as well as using 2100MHz frequencies.