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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

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.

TOTs profit jumps 21%; signs up 8,000 3G users

Thai state-owned telco TOT’s net profit rose by 21.1 percent year-on-year to THB6.047 billion (US$183 million) in the first ten months of 2009, driven by a 45 percent increase in broadband net income in the same period, and despite a 1.2 percent drop in revenue to THB59.07 billion, reports TeleGeography.

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 operators begin WCDMA network rollouts … at last

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

Report: Thai 3G imminent as conflict draws to end

3G services should be available in Thailand within the next six to twelve months, according to a Bangkok Post report that cites comments from Information and Communications Technology Minister Mun Patanotai.

Thai 3G draws closer as TOT acquires Thai Mobile

A dispute between two Thai state-owned enterprises over ownership of Thai Mobile appears to have been resolved this week with the news that TOT has agreed to buy out CAT Telecom’s holding for 2.4 billion baht (US$70 million) over five years.

Thailand calls for further info on 3G/HSPA rollout

Deployment of 3G services in Thailand has hit another delay after the Thai government reportedly rejected the rollout requests of two potential 3G operators.