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DTAC Aiming to Offer Both 3G and 4G Services

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Thailand's Total Access Communication (DTAC) says that it expects to offer both 3G and 4G based services in order to cash in on revenue opportunities from booming mobile data traffic.

Subject to the contested 3G licenses being awarded as originally planned, the company will launch a 3G service in the conventional 2.1ghz bands by next June. DTAC plans to roll out 5,000 3G base stations to cover half the population within one year, doubling the number within 4 years to reach 80% of the population.

The company will also refarm its 1800Mhz spectrum for LTE services, once the regulator approves. The company is currently running 4G trials.

"With the technology and equipment that we now have, upgrading our network to 4G takes less than 15 minutes at each base station," Prathet Tankuranun, senior vice-president for network operations told the Bangkok Post, adding that DTAC is the most-prepared operator to launch 4G service in Thailand.

On the web: The Bangkok Post

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