Telenor talks up revenue growth, as Myanmar surges

Telenor reported second quarter revenue growth of 17.5 per cent to NOK30.2 billion ($3.7 billion), citing a Thai turnaround, the greenfield performance of Myanmar and a solid contribution back home. However, once the company’s headline revenue was adjusted for financial factors, …

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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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Asia Briefs: Thai minister rejects return of 4G spectrum, Foreign climbers get free WiFi on Mount Fuji & more

Thai minister rejects return of 4G spectrum Thailand’s ICT minister has ordered state-owned CAT Telecom to drop its proposed agreement with dtac to return 5MHz of unused 1.8GHz spectrum, as it wants to avoid a delay in the 4G auctions …

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Thailand’s dtac gives away SIMs to boost data usage

Thailand’s dtac is giving away 650,000 3G and 4G SIM cards to customers buying low-cost smartphones in a campaign to boost mobile data usage. The operator aims to increase its data user base from 54 per cent to 60 per …

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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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AIS and TrueMove gain market share at dtac’s expense — Fitch

Thailand’s mobile players are facing increased competition, with all operators competing aggressively on data, and revenue in the saturated voice market forecast to drop 10-15 per cent this year after falling 12 per cent last year. Competitive data pricing and …

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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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