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Thailand’s TOT may sign new MVNO deals
30 January 2012
TOT negotiates with unnamed European operators to provide 3G MVNO deals in Thailand
Thai operator TOT is in negotiations with two European firms, including a Norwegian operator, over 3G MVNO services in Thailand, according to local reports.
Chairman Panthep Chamrasromran told Bangkok Post: “We've talked with the two European firms about our business plan and strategy. A conclusion will likely come about next month.”
Chamrasromran added that both operators brings a vast experience as MVNOs and will require local partners in order to sell 3G SIM cards.
The operators intend to collaborate with TOT if it expands 3G network across the nation. TOT is the only operator in Thailand that has a licence for 3G services on the 2100 megahertz band.
TOT previously announced its plans to increase 3G base stations to 5,200 in May 2012, with an aim for 15,000 base stations in the second phase. It awarded a contract for a nationwide 3G network to a consortium of Loxley and Samart Telecom. The operator is also reorganising its MVNOs structure into three categories that include strategic partners, conventional MVNOs and resellers. GTB
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