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CAT Telecom Seeking Permission for HSPA Base Station Deployment

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Thailand's state owned CAT Telecom has requested permission from the telecoms regulator to install over 5,300 HSPA enabled base stations as part of its plan to build a wholesale 3G network.

The company aims to receive permission by the middle of August at the latest after the regulator voted to approve procedures to speed up the process of granting import licenses for telecoms equipment. Once enabled, the new procedures should enable import licenses to be granted within three days.

A source at the regulator, the NTC told The Nation that the regulator had already received CAT's request to install and use 5,326 HSPA base stations nationwide.

Under the terms of the rollout plan, the network would be completed by the end of the year, offering coverage to 70% of the population.

On the web: The Nation

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