NBTC approves 2G shutdown by 31 October

23 Jan 2019

Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has approved a decision to shut down the nation’s existing 2G networks by 31 October 2019, to give mobile operators more efficient network capacity and pave the way for 5G wireless broadband services by 2020, the Bangkok Post writes. Takorn Tantasith, secretary-general of the NBTC, said the regulator resolved to shut down the 2G mobile service as proposed by the three major mobile phone operators. Advanced Info Service (AIS), Total Access Communication’s (DTAC) TriNet and True Move all submitted letters to the telecom regulator asking for the termination of the 2G mobile service in late 2018.