Jump to content
BANGKOK 19 February 2019 09:51
snoop1130

Countdown begins for October 31 shut-down of 2G service

Recommended Posts

Countdown begins for October 31 shut-down of 2G service

By Sirivish Toomgum 
The Nation

 

3adfd5ca34acd573cd8f6fd92dcd585a.jpeg

Takorn, right

 

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) board on Tuesday approved the plans of three major telecom operators to pull the plug on their 2G cellular service at the same time –11.59pm on October 31 this year.

 

The three operators are Advanced Wireless Network (AWN) of Advanced Info Service (AIS), DTAC TriNet (DTN) of Total Access Communication (DTAC), and TrueMove H Universal Communication (TUC) of True Corp.

 

NBTC secretary-general Takorn Tantasith said after the board meeting that as of this month there were around 4.9 million subscribers to 2G service, of which 1.9 million are with AWN, 2 million with DTN, and around 950,000 with TUC.

 

In December last year the number of 2G subscribers was around 5.2 million, of which 2 million with AWN, 2.2 million with DTN, and 1 million with TUC.

 

The state telecom agencies TOT and CAT Telecom do not operate 2G services.

 

The NBTC will ask the three private telecom operators to soon submit for its approval their plans to launch public campaigns in the lead-up to switching off the 2G service.

 

Takorn said that the shutdown is part of the country’s moving forward to develop the 5G service, which the NBTC aims to get off the ground in 2020.

 

Takorn said the watchdog is expected to auction the 700MHz licence in May this year to provide the 5G service.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/Economy/30362715

 

— The Nation 2019-01-22

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/23/2019 at 8:44 AM, simtemple said:

Turning 2G off so they can turn Thais into 5G lab rats

 

 Thais make the perfect lab rats

They don't complain, defame or sue 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...