True CEO pushes for three 10MHz 4G blocks

Following the approval by Thailand’s telecoms regulator for the return of 5MHz of unused 4G airwaves, Suphachai Chearavanont, CEO of operator True, has suggested that the 30MHz of available 1.8GHz spectrum be divided into three blocks of 10MHz for the auction in November. …

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Thai regulator approves return of 5MHz for 4G auctions

Thailand’s telecoms regulator has approved the return of 5MHz of unused 1.8GHz spectrum to be included in the 4G auction in November, according to a report in the Nation. Following an earlier rejection, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) …

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Thai regulator extends deadline on 1.8GHz cut-off

Thailand’s telecoms regulator has given True and AIS an additional six months to move all customers on their 1.8GHz networks, which are concessions from state-owned CAT Telecom, to other spectrum bands. The 2G concessions with True Mobile and AIS’ subsidiary …

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Thai regulator to propose 60MHz spectrum cap

The Thai telecoms regulator will meet on Wednesday to consider introducing a 60MHz spectrum limit on the amount of spectrum an operator can hold to encourage newcomers to enter the market. As part of its wider auction plan, the National …

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Thai ICT ministry, CAT suggest delaying 4G auction again

Thailand’s long-delayed 4G auctions, now scheduled for the end of the year, could be pushed back again after the ICT minister and the head of CAT Telecom suggested a few months delay to give the regulator more time to develop …

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Thai regulator reconsiders dtac’s offer to return 4G spectrum

Thailand’s telecoms regulator said it will now reconsider dtac’s offer to return 5MHz of unused 1.8GHz spectrum for the 4G auctions at the end of the year, following an earlier rejection. But the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) said …

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Thai regulator launches $148,000 app to streamline complaints

Thailand’s often-troubled telecoms regulator, which has been forced by the military government to delay the 4G auction multiple times, has developed a THB5 million ($148,000) call-centre app to streamline consumer complaints. The app is offered for Android and iOS devices …

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Thailand’s NBTC chief to step down

The head of Thailand’s telecoms regulator has handed in his resignation and is expected to step down on 1 September to take the position as ICT minister. Takorn Tantasith, secretary-general of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), is said …

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“More effective” spectrum policy can boost Thai GDP by $23B – GSMA study

Thailand can more than double mobile and fixed broadband penetration and add $23 billion (THB730 billion) to its GDP by 2020 by implementing more effective spectrum and internet policies. A GSMA study, conducted by Analysys Mason, claims that improved access to …

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