Telecoms news from Lao People'S Democratic Republic
Thailand and Laos mobile networks have been ordered to restrict their mobile phone coverage along the border between the two countries to prevent accidental roaming onto foreign networks by customers. ...more.
Russia based Vimpelcom is reported to be looking at selling off a number of its smaller subsidiaries in Asia and Africa as it refocuses its attention on its main markets. ...more.
Thailand's Thaicom is considering selling its Cambodian and Laos subsidiaries, citing poor performance in the highly competitive markets. ...more.
The joint venture between Vietnam's Viettel and local partner, Lao Asia Telecom have launched their new mobile network in Laos. The network is being marketed under the brandname of Unitel. ...more.
Millicom has signed an agreement for the sale of its 74.1% holding in its Laos operation, to Russia's VimpelCom for approximately US$65 million in total cash proceeds, payable on completion. ...more.
Laos based mobile network operator, Star Telecom is reported to be preparing to launch a 3G network in the near future. ...more.
The Lao Telecommunication Company (TLC) has launched a 3G phone service, although mobile data speed is limited to just 114Kbps. ...more.
ShinCorp holds investments in mobile networks in Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. AIS, the Thai market leader, is by far the largest operation of these three, with a customer base of 26.77m at the end of Q3 08. ...more.
Lao Telecommunications says that it has launched the first 3G network in Laos - in the capital city, Vientiane. The company also plans to expand the network into the main cities during 2009. ...more.
Asia's emerging markets, comprising eight nations, are expected to see mobile subscriber net gains of 573 million by end-2012, breaching the one billion mark to close the year at an estimated 1.06 billion subscribers. ...more.
Vietnamese state-owned mobile operator Viettel has received government approval to invest $83.77 million to build a telecom network in Laos, state media reported Thursday. ...more.
Telekom Malaysia International - the mobile division of the dominant telco is looking to expand its operations into Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, and will invest US$100 million in Cambodia over the next two years, the company CEO, Yusof Annuar Yaacob said on Saturday. ...more.