AIS cuts 2G spending

17 Aug 2005

Thailand’s largest cellco Advanced Info Services (AIS) has cut its 2G infrastructure capex for this year by USD50 million, saying that it has overestimated the need to upgrade capacity on the network. The cellco has around 15 million mobile subscribers and says that it has capacity for 2.4 million more, which it feels will be enough to meet demand. AIS will now spend USD350 million on its GSM/GPRS infrastructure in 2005 and withhold the difference for investments in the development of 3G services. The cellco says it plans to spend a total of USD450 million on infrastructure in 2006, the bulk of which will be dedicated to 3G.

Thailand, Advanced Info Service (AIS)