Court gives DTAC three months to migrate 850MHz users

17 Sep 2018

The Central Administrative Court in Thailand has given Total Access Communication (DTAC) three months to switch 850MHz users to a different spectrum band or operator, The Bangkok Times writes. The move comes just days after the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) ruled against allowing DTAC an extension to its 850MHz concession, which expired on 15 September.

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, earlier this month DTAC filed a petition for an emergency injunction with the Central Administrative Court for a temporary protection order for its customers to continue using 850MHz mobile services after the expiry of its licence. The third largest mobile operator by subscribers also filed charges against NBTC, calling for the court to withdraw the NBTC board’s resolution made on 2 July, which rejected DTAC’s request for a remedy period.