Thai Mobile 3G timetable proposed by TOT

4 Sep 2007

Thai Mobile’s proposed 3G network rollout has taken a step towards becoming reality after the floundering cellco’s state-run owner TOT announced that it would submit a draft plan and feasibility study to its board, including an 18-month launch timetable. TOT plans to seek overseas loans of THB14-17 billion (USD430-520 million) to deploy a W-CDMA network, with the Finance Ministry acting as guarantor. It intends to upgrade Thai Mobile’s GSM infrastructure to W-CDMA at its existing 533 base stations and mobile exchanges before expanding the network nationwide in two phases. The first phase plan covers Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Samut Prakan and Pathum Thani, while the second phase will expand services to six provinces: Nakhon Sawan, Chiang Mai, Nakhon Ratchasima, Khon Kaen, Phuket and Surat Thani.

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