Thailand Mobile Market: A More Level Playing Field
3G services are finally set to become a commercial reality in Thailand following the awarding of 2100MHz licenses to AIS, DTAC, and TrueMove in December 2012. This will result in lower regulatory fees, higher data revenues, and a more level 3G playing field in Thailand. While there are fewer regulatory inconsistencies in the market today, the Thai regulator, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission, must ensure that revenue-share conversion talks are finalized as soon as possible.
The issuing of the licenses means that wide-scale 3G services will finally become a reality in the Thai market, which has been restricted to EDGE+ and limited 3G services in the 850MHz and 900MHz bands for several years. The awarding of the licenses is a significant coup for the private operators, and will require the government-owned operators, CAT and TOT, to improve their commercial focus.
Features and Benefits
Provides clear and concise insight into the notoriously complicated Thai mobile market.
Analyzes the implications of Thailand's 2100MHz spectrum auctions for operators.
Key Questions Answered
Who are the winners and losers from Thailand's 2100MHz spectrum auction?
What major mobile regulatory decisions are still pending in Thailand?