Thailand

SK & CAT Thai up 4 IoT

Following a buoyant quarterly earnings call, SK Telecom has produced some more good news after signing a contract with CAT Telecom for the deployment of IoT networks in Thailand.

Huawei claims dual-beam antenna brings 70% capacity increase

Huawei has announced a dual-beam antenna solution, which the vendor claimed will enhance network capacity through simplifying the deployment of 6-sector networks for operators. The Chinese kit manufacturer said the solution has so far been implemented by Thai operator AIS, improving its capacity by 70%. According to Huawei, the solution improves on issues related to traditional […]

Alcatel-Lucent, Internet Society develop internet exchange for SE Asia

The Internet Society and Alcatel-Lucent have agreed to provide support and equipment for the development of the Bangkok Internet Exchange Point (BKNIX). The project will utilise the Internet Society’s Interconnection and Traffic Exchange (ITE) programme and is intended to deliver a stronger and more robust Internet infrastructure for South East Asia.

China Mobile moves on True Thailand

China Mobile, the world’s biggest mobile carrier in terms of subscribers, has taken an 18 per cent stake in third placed Thai operator True Group for $882m.

Thai operators apply 15 per cent price cut

Thailand’s mobile operators have agreed to lower their 3G tariff plans by between 15 to 20 per cent, as instructed by national telecoms regulator the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC).

Thailand to hold 3G auction late 2012

Thailand is preparing to finally hold its 3G auction in late 2012. ¬The Thai telecoms regulator, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), will auction off the long-delayed 3G licenses next year.

Thai operators agree on network sharing

Thailand has announced that the country’s six major telecoms operators have signed a memorandum of understanding to support the national broadband policy to expand coverage nationwide. The agreement will see the firms network sharing as well as promoting fair network management and network usage fees.

Thailand 3G auction delayed by court

Thailand’s Supreme Administrative Court has upheld a lower court ruling halting the auction of 3G licenses in the country. Last week, state run operator CAT Telecom challenged the auction propsal in court arguing that the Office of the National Telecommunication Commission did not have authority to grant spectrum until the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) – new body – has been established.

Three bidders in Thai 3G licence auction

The top three local mobile operators in Thailand, AIS, DTAC and True Move, were the only companies to apply to bid in the upcoming 3G spectrum auction. Qualified bidders will be announced on September 15, 2010. Licenses auctioned will be valid for 15 years for 15MHz bandwidth in the 2100MHz band.

Vodafone goes to Thailand

Thai operator dtac said this week that it has signed a deal with Vodafone, the World’s Largest Carrier by Revenues, giving Big Red access to the local market.

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