CAT relaunches My 3G, hopes to bid for 4G licence

24 Jun 2014

State-owned Thai operator CAT Telecom has once more ‘re-launched’ its floundering ‘My 3G’ branded W-CDMA/HSPA+ retail mobile service with a THB200 million (USD6.15 million) campaign aiming to sign up 720,000 subscribers by the end of this year, up from approximately 200,000 at present, according to local newspaper The Nation. A CAT spokesperson forecast that My 3G would earn around THB2.5 billion in revenue this year, rising to THB5.2 billion within five years with a projected 1.7 million subscribers. The My 3G service is offered via a network joint venture with True Corp, enabling access to around 13,500 base stations across all 77 of Thailand’s provinces.

Meanwhile, CAT has issued a proposal to Thailand’s ruling military administration, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), to approve its plan to bid for an 1800MHz 4G (technology neutral) licence in the country’s upcoming auction (scheduled for August but currently suspended under NCPO orders).

Thailand, CAT Telecom