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AIS Secures 2G Roaming Deal with Rival Network

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

The roaming deal was required so that GSM customers are not cut-off when AIS is forced to shut-down its 900Mhz spectrum network and surrender the spectrum back to the regulator.

The roaming agreement still needs to be ratified by the regulator though.

The deal would primarily affect customers with older handsets that could not use AIS's existing 1800Mhz spectrum.

At the moment, AIS is striving to migrate its 2G customer base over to its 3G network, having moved 1.6 million of its 12 million remaining GSM subscribers.

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