DTAC free to expand 2100MHz 3G network after court order abolished

30 Nov 2015

Thailand’s second largest cellco by users Digital Total Access Communication (DTAC) is now free of legal restrictions on its expansion of 2100MHz 3G W-CDMA/HSPA+ network coverage after the country’s Supreme Administrative Court revoked an injunction order which had been in effect since May, the Norwegian-backed operator has confirmed. Thailand’s Central Administrative Court previously issued the injunction stopping DTAC from installing or connecting any further 2100MHz equipment to base stations subject to arbitration decisions regarding their ownership – a consequence of DTAC’s original build-transfer-operate (BTO) operating concession issued by state-owned CAT Telecom. CAT cannot appeal the apex court’s latest order reversing the lower court’s decision.