Tuesday, 8 September 2009

MVNOs look for 3G status – Thailand

Thai Mobile will soon upgrade its 2G network to offer a 3G broadband service. In response to this development the company has received 3 applications from MVNOs interested in running across the new network. The 3G upgrade is expected to go live at the start of December.

According to local reports from The Nation, TOT President Varut Suvakorn has named both Samart Corporation and 365 Communications as 2 of the interested parties. Sign off is expected by the end of September with the parties entering into non-disclosure agreements.

The upgrade is taking place on base stations in the Bangkok region, which will see approximately 500 base stations upgraded. Network capacity will run to 500,000 subscribers of which TOT hopes to fill 100,000 of by the end of December.