True Move Asked to Speed Up Migration of GSM Customers to 3G Networks
Published on: 16th Dec 2013
Thailand's True Move has been urged by the regulator to speed up the migration of its GSM customer base to a 3G network ahead of the sale of its GSM spectrum next year.
Two mobile networks, True Move and DPC technically saw their operating concessions expire in September, but were given an extra year to complete the migration of their customers to alternative networks.
True Move had expected to complete the migration within four months, but still has around 11 million customers on the older network.
NBTC secretary-general Takorn Tantasit had expressed concern that the migration process was moving too slowly.
The granting of an extra year to the mobile network was contentious as the concession owner, CAT Telecom had been expecting to inherit the customers itself.
The 1800Mhyz spectrum currently occupied by the two networks is due to be auctioned off next September.