AIS hopeful of receiving approval for 3G trial

8 Dec 2005

Thai mobile operator Advanced Info Services (AIS) is hopeful of receiving approval for the launch of a 90-day 3G services trial, once a number of minor legal issues have been resolved. The distribution of commercial 3G operating concessions has been delayed following a shake-up at the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), which is working in partnership with the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to allocate spectrum for UMTS services. In the interim AIS has applied for a temporary concession to allow it to test 3G services, something to which the NTC has agreed in principle. ‘The technical aspect of the plan has been approved, but there are some legal issues to be worked out,’ an NTC Commissioner told Reuters.

Thailand, Advanced Info Service (AIS)