DTAC, CAT aim for MoU on network collaboration

26 Nov 2014

Thailand’s second largest cellco by users DTAC is expected to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a view to forming a joint venture with state-owned CAT Telecom to collaborate on services over DTAC’s network infrastructure under CAT’s operating concession, The Nation reports, citing CAT’s acting president Colonel Sanpachai Huvanandana. ‘We are talking about many possible collaboration models but have yet to finalise the arrangement,’ Sanpachai said. The two parties have looked at ways for DTAC’s 2100MHz licensee unit DTAC TriNet to better utilise the nationwide 850MHz/1800MHz mobile network operated by DTAC under the build-transfer-operate (BTO) concession issued by CAT which runs until 2018. Infrastructure on the table for potential sharing includes telecom towers, base stations and fibre-optics, and the executive added that the pair might set up a joint venture company to use and potentially rent out these resources.