Latest Telecoms News about Thailand

AIS Secures 2G Roaming Deal with Rival Network

  Thailand's AIS says that it has secured a national roaming agreement to let its remaining GSM customers roaming onto DTAC's network....

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Thai Telcos Face More Competition With New Entrant

  Fitch Ratings expects greater competition in Thailand's telecommunication sector after new entrant Jas Mobile won an auction in December 2015 for 900MHz spectrum with a THB75.7bn bid....

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Thai Regulator to Push Ahead with Spectrum Auction

  Thailand's telecoms regulator has been given clearance to auction off two licenses holding 900Mhz radio spectrum....

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Thai Telcos' Capex to Rise Amid Tougher Competition

  The Thai telecommunications industry will remain under pressure in 2016 due to slow revenue growth, intense market competition, and high investment needed for new spectrum acquisition and network expansion....

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Fitch: 4G Spectrum Win Reduces AIS's Rating Headroom

  Thailand's Advanced Info Service (AIS), which won 4G spectrum at a recent auction, should have sufficient buffer to support the investment, although its credit metrics are likely to deteriorate,...

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Nearly 40 million smartphones sold across Southeast Asia in the first half of 2015

  Demand for smartphones in Southeast Asia achieved a new peak in the first half of 2015, as consumers across the region's seven key markets continue to spend more on the gadget to generate over USD8 billion in sales...

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Bangkok Can Gain US$1 Billion in Benefits Through Intelligent Transport Systems

  A report indicates that the implementation of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in the capital city of Thailand could reduce travel times, CO2 emissions and road accidents, driving social and economic benefits of up to US$1 billion per year....

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Thailand Starts Cutting Off Unregistered SIM Cards

  Thailand's telecoms regulator has cancelled a planned extension to users of unregistered SIM cards and ordered mobile networks to cut them off immediately....

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Tough Competition to Weigh on Thai Telcos' Profitability

  The latest results for AIS and DTAC - the two largest Thai telcos that account for over 80% of service revenue market share - highlight the challenge facing the industry....

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Southeast Asia Smartphone Growth Continues to Climb Despite Sluggish 1Q15

  The total smartphone shipments in the South East Asia (SEA) region reached approximately 24 million units in the first quarter of 2015 (1Q15), posting a year-over-year (YoY) growth of 65.6%, but a sequential decline of 9.5%, ...

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