Hutchison CAT partnership launches CDMA2000 1x national roaming

5 Apr 2007

Hutchison CAT Wireless Multimedia (Hutchison CAT) and CAT Telecom have jointly launched nationwide CDMA2000 1x roaming services over CAT Telecom’s newly built network in 51 provinces and Hutchison CAT’s 1x network covering 25 central provinces including Bangkok. The two companies plan to extend the voice and SMS roaming service arrangement to other CDMA services including 1xEV-DO data applications later this year. Previously, CDMA users were subject to roaming surcharges and had to adjust phone settings when roaming between CAT’s old CDMA IS-95A network and Hutchison CAT’s 1x network. CAT Telecom currently has 1,600 1x base stations, whilst in the central provinces Hutchison CAT has 1,084 outdoor cell sites and 323 in-building sites.

Thailand, CAT Telecom, Hutch (Thailand)