4G hopefuls already look ahead to Thailand’s next auction

NEW BLOG: Thailand’s long-delayed 4G spectrum auctions finally look like they are set to move ahead at the end of the year despite calls from various agencies to push the sale back to give the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission …

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True prepares to unload infrastructure assets

Thailand’s True is preparing to sell off its telecoms towers and fibre assets to reduce debt and fund 4G expansion. The infrastructure sale, which will be its second, to True Telecoms Growth Infrastructure Fund (TRUEGIF) will comprise 350 towers and …

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Thailand’s TOT shortlists three potential partners

Thailand’s state-owned TOT has shortlisted three potential partners to help turn around the organisation, which lost THB1.3 billion ($39.5 million) in the first half of last year and was expecting a THB4.57 billion loss for the full year. The three …

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Asia Briefs: Telstra fined for ‘misleading’ iPhone 6 ad, NBTC rejects CAT’s compensation request & more

Telstra hit with A$100K fine for ‘misleading’ iPhone 6 ad The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACC) has fined Telstra AUD102,000 ($84,000) for a misleading iPhone ad it ran in September. The ad promoted an AUD70 per month bundled plan …

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Asia Briefs: GSM operators call for reallocation of 800MHz band, TD-LTE connections near 100M & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: GSM operators call for reallocation of 800MHz band The Cellular Operators Association of India has called on the government to reconfigure the …

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Thailand’s CAT looks to end network ownership disputes

Thailand’s CAT Telecom is looking at ending its long-running disputes over network ownership with dtac and True Move next year – both of which operate 2G networks under concessions from CAT. In a sign that the state-owned enterprise is ready …

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