The board of state-run telco TOT has decided to re-tender supply contracts for a THB3 billion (USD92 million) broadband network project, reports the Bangkok Post. Three consortia had won auctions to deploy Multi Service Access Node (MSAN) equipment for TOT’s project to install 577,000 broadband and fibre-optic network ports nationwide. The winners were: TFM, led by Advanced Information Technology and Thai Transmission Industry Co; the Jasmine International-led JRT-JRW consortium; and a group including ComLink of Thailand and Marubeni Hi-Tech of Japan. The three winners’ quoted prices had been called into question, totalling THB3.03 billion, marginally lower than the THB3.04 billion budgeted by TOT. A new call for bids would contain different terms of reference, according to the newspaper’s source.
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