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Reviving the submerged supply chain

Critical weeks still lie ahead as Bangkok faces a previously unimaginable inundation of floodwaters and last lines of defence are collapsing. The dynamics of supply and demand have been hit hard, as vital components of production, logistics and distribution infrastructure are being progressively submerged. The few remaining retail logistics centres in Bang Na, Bang Pu […]

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AIS to double 3G network capacity

* Advanced Info Service Plc, the country’s biggest mobile operator, has underlined its mission to maintain its leadership in wireless services, with plans to double its 3G network capacity to 3,500 sites next year. Chief executive officer Wichian Mektrakarn said the company plans to double its 3G network capacity to accommodate up to 6 million […]

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True Group to realise wireless potential

True Group has signed a credit facilities agreement with Siam Commercial Bank PCL (SCB) and Krung Thai Bank PCL (KTB) as lead arrangers of a group of Thai commercial banks, including United Overseas Bank (Thai) PCL (UOB), and Export-Import Bank of Thailand (EXIM). The total amount of Baht 48,940 million will be used by True […]

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New rules aim to limit foreign ownership

New regulations preventing foreign dominance of Thai telecommunications operators are now in effect, aiming to promote business management by local executives and prevent the use of nominees by foreigners to control the companies. The National Telecommunicat-ions Commission (NTC) also devised the regulations to enable it to control foreign investment in the sector transparently and to […]

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True Move launches 3G with war cry

True Move officially kicked off its commercial 3G service yesterday by declaring a “3G war” via an ad that pokes fun at its bigger rivals’ inability to roll out better service. The country’s third-largest mobile operator called the service a “crucial turning point” in its quest for revenue growth. To avoid disruption to 2G services, […]

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