AIS agrees roaming with DTAC as it scrambles to secure services for remaining 2G users

8 Feb 2016

Thailand’s largest cellco by users Advanced Info Service (AIS) has reached an agreement with rival Digital Total Access Communication (DTAC) to allow AIS’ 2G subscribers to roam on DTAC’s 1800MHz network as part of AIS’ plan to prevent service disruption to 2G customers when it has to switch off its 900MHz network next month. The final cutoff point for the 900MHz network arrives in March when the recent winners of 900MHz 4G licences, True Corp and Jas Mobile, are due to pay their first licence instalments and officially receive the operating concessions, reports The Nation quoting AIS CEO Somchai Lertsutiwong.

Meanwhile, last week True, the country’s third-placed cellco, launched a campaign specifically aimed at persuading AIS’ ten million-plus remaining 2G device users to port their number to its network.