Thai newspaper The Nation reports that the anti-graft panel probing the legality of the CAT Telecom-True Corp 3G contracts will convene on 8 May 2012 to reach a conclusion after failing to form a consensus opinion on several outstanding issues. The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) committee had already postponed the date of its final decision from 5 April to 23 April. If a recommendation is reached in the May meeting, it will be submitted to the NACC in June. Questions yet to be resolved include whether the January 2011 deals breached the Frequency Allocation Act and Public-Private Joint Venture Act; whether the 850MHz allocation by CAT to True’s subsidiary Real Move to provide the third-generation cellular service should have been done instead via an auction; and whether the deals created a ‘monopoly’.
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