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AIS and vivo conduct 5G standalone network tests in Thailand

AIS launched 5G standalone services in July 2020 Thai mobile service provider Advanced Info Service Plc. (AIS) has partnered with Chinese smartphone manufacturer vivo to run 5G Standalone (SA) network tests in Thailand. This is the first time that vivo has stepped outside of China to participate...

dtac selects Nokia for 5G deployment in parts of Thailand

Nokia announced that it has been selected by Thai mobile operator, dtac, part of Telenor Group, as its first 5G RAN partner in a three-year deal covering the North and North Eastern regions of Thailand. With this deal, Nokia said that it will ensure that...

True Move selects ZTE’s RAN portfolio for 5G launch

True buying 5G massive MIMO macro stations for tri-band network ZTE Corporation announced an agreement with True Move to build a commercial 5G network in Thailand, the former said in a release. Under the terms of the deal, the Thai mobile operator will adopt ZTE's 5G...

AIS 5G, robots join the COVID-19 fight in Thailand

Robots will be distributed to 20 hospitals that provide care for COVID-19 patients, said AIS exec Recent numbers reveal that Thailand has reported a total of 2,369 COVID-19 cases and 30 fatalities since January, and while faring better than some, the country is still fighting...

NTT DoCoMo promotes Japanese 5G gear in Asia Pacific trials

NTT DoCoMo plans to deploy 10,000 5G base stations by 2021 Japanese telecommunications operator NTT DOCOMO has recently completed trials in Thailand and Singapore aimed at expanding the global adoption of Japanese mobile network equipment for 5G  and advanced network services, the telco said in...

Nokia secures 5G deals in Europe, Asia

  French telecommunications group Iliad announced it has selected Finnish vendor Nokia as its strategic partner for its 5G network deployments in France and Italy. The vendor has been working with Iliad since 2010 and has participated in the telco’s deployments of 3G and 4G networks. "By...

Indian government sets reserve for new spectrum auction

The authorities plans to raise $83B through the spectrum auction tender The government of India has approved the reserve prices for spectrum blocks in seven bands, a process in which the authorities expect to generate approximately $83 billion in revenue, local press reported. The reserve prices...

AIS launches VoLTE services nationwide in Thailand

Thai operator plans to launch VoLTE-enabled phones with Huawei Thai mobile operator Advanced Info Service launched commercial voice-over-LTE services across all 77 provinces in the country, according to an announcement from the company. The operator said the VoLTE service offers customers with capable devices access to...

Alcatel-Lucent rolls out small cells

Thai provider AIS aims to reach 3,000 small cells by end of 2015 with Alcatel-Lucent deal French telecommunications infrastructure provider Alcatel-Lucent is currently working with Thailand’s largest mobile telephony operator, Advanced Indo Service, to improve cell service through the deployment of small cells technology. AIS is the...

AIS suibsidiary seeks nod to test 4G

The Nation | March 14, 2011 | Usanee Mongkolporn Digital Phone Co (DPC), the cellular subsidiary of Advanced Info Service (AIS), has requested CAT Telecom's permission to test the 4G wireless broadband service, which is seen as AIS' attempt to explore a ...

Plans firm to sell off AIS concessions to foreigners

Bangkok Post | March 1, 2011 | Komsan Tortermvasana The Information and Communications Technology Ministry is pushing ahead with plans to sell the mobile concessions of Advanced Info Service to a group of foreign telecom giants if compensation negotiations fail. "We are in preliminary talks with...

Telecoms eye AIS mobile business

Bangkok Post | February 28, 2011 | Komsan Tortermvasana China Mobile and NTT DoCoMo of Japan are expressing an interest in proposing business models to carry Advanced Info Service's mobile business should it fail to pay 74billion baht in compensation stemming from changes to past...

AIS inches away from SMS focus

Bangkok Post | February 23, 2011 | Suchit Leesa-nguansuk With mobile operators moving more toward social networking and chat services, market leader Advanced Info Service (AIS) is introducing new packages aimed at cashing in on this growing demand. Somchai Lertsutiwong, the executive vice-president for marketing, said...

AIS lawsuit threat spooks half of TOT's board into quitting

Bangkok Post | February 24, 2011 | Komsan Tortermvasana Nearly half of the board members of TOT Plc have tendered their resignations over the past two days for fear of a possible legal backlash over the state enterprise's move to demand compensation from mobile market...

AIS lawsuit threat spooks half of TOT’s board into quitting

Bangkok Post | February 24, 2011 | Komsan Tortermvasana Nearly half of the board members of TOT Plc have tendered their resignations over the past two days for fear of a possible legal backlash over the state enterprise's move to demand compensation from mobile market...

UPDATE 1-Thai AIS to invest $326 mln on network expansion

Reuters | January 24, 2011 | Khettiya Jittapong * Most of budget is to expand 2G network capacity * To expand 3G services on existing networks by Q3 * 2011 revenue seen in line with industry's 3-5 pct growth * Shares down almost 5 pct on worries about...

Thailand: Number portability impact minimal

Bangkok Post | December 21, 2010 | Srisamorn Phoosuphanusorn Mobile number portability (MNP) has had a limited impact on local telecom operators as the market is dominated by prepaid users, says the chief of the clearing house the industry has set up to offer the...

Committee flags up illegal amendments to mobile concessions

TeleGeography | Thailand | Monday December 20, 2010 A review committee appointed by Thailand’s Information and Communications Technology Minister Juti Krairiksh has highlighted various ‘illegal’ amendments to the Build-Transfer-Operate (BTO) concessions issued to mobile operators AIS, DTAC and True Move by state-owned telcos TOT and...

Content vendor ZIM to acquire AIS in $1.1M deal

OTTAWA—Canadian mobile data company ZIM said it will pay $1.1 million in cash and stock to acquire U.S.-based content provider Advanced Internet Services Inc. ZIM hopes to use the acquisition as an "immediate entry" point to the mobile content market. AIS was founded in...

Licenses likely quick to follow TD-SCDMA standard for China

The Chinese government has given its homegrown TD-SCDMA technology a thumbs up, calling it an officially backed standard, the Xinhua news agency reported. China's Ministry of Information Industry said the technology is "already mature and ready for manufacturers to move ahead with production."Industry analysts...

FLO Forum ratifies air-interface spec

FREMONT, Calif.-A wireless industry group known as the FLO Forum said the "forward link-only" air-interface specification, which proscribes protocols used over the airwaves between the FLO network and a FLO device, has been ratified. The FLO Forum said technical requirements captured in the AIS...

Ericsson, Nokia rack up network contracts

STOCKHOLM, Sweden-L.M. Ericsson announced a pair of GSM/EDGE contracts from Digicel Group, a mobile telecommunications company in the Caribbean. Under the contracts, Ericsson said it will deliver and install GSM/EDGE networks in Trinidad & Tobago and Haiti. Ericsson said the contracts include radio equipment...

Nokia signs follow-on contract with Thailand’s AIS

ESPOO, Finland-Nokia Corp. said it signed a $15.5 million agreement with Thai wireless carrier AIS to expand its GSM network in the northern, western and southern region of Thailand. The expansion follows a $22 million deal earlier this year between the two companies. Deliveries...

Nokia signs two contract expansions

HELSINKI, Finland-Nokia Corp. announced two new contract wins for GSM technology.Nokia will extend its contract to Russia's VimpelCom for GSM/GPRS equipment under a $60 million agreement for 2004. The gear will be used to develop the Bee Line GSM network in the northwest and...

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