WCDMA/HSPA connections to surpass 12M by 2012; accounting for 14% of total
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.
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.
Vodafone has added Thailand’s DTAC to its list of Partner Market operators. Across Asia, Vodafone has similar agreements in Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia and Sri Lanka, with additional equity investments in India, Australia, New Zealand, China and Fiji