ICT ministry forms 3G body

9 Apr 2008

Thai newspaper The Nation reports that the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Ministry has formed a working committee to speed up the country’s development of 3G mobile services, with the aim of seeing commercial UMTS networks launched this year. The committee will coordinate with the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) according to a ministry source, with committee members due to begin meeting this week, and will make monthly progress reports to the ministry. Last week NTC secretary general Suranan Wongvithayakamjorn said the regulator would award 3G licences in the 2GHz frequency band this August.