Wednesday, 11 November 2009

5 to launch before 2010 – Thailand

State owned MNO, TOT, is in the process of preparing a 3G network launch in Bangkok. In an effort to ramp up subscriber numbers to ensure a positive return on investment against the network build out cost, TOT has been looking to develop partner relationships. The Bangkok Post has identified the following five companies as being likely partners which will also go live in December: Loxley Plc, Samart I-Mobile Plc, 365 Communication, IEC International and M Consultant Corporation

However, each MVNO must first receive its licence from the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC). At this stage only Samart has a licence with the others needing to apply and to successfully receive their licences before they can launch MVNO services.