ICT confirms to proceed with 3G mobile system

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ICT affirmed to implement 3G mobile phone business and it would not involve license issuing from the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).

Minister of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Sub. Lt. Ranongrak Suwunchwee, said about the implementation of 3G business by TOT public Co., Ltd. that it was subject to the Ministry’s management. The service would start on 3 December 2009 in Bangkok and nearby provinces with 548 stations. The 2nd phase was on process with a budget of 20,000 million THB. A business plan would be drawn to be proposed to the Cabinet accordingly. By the end of this year the 3G network would be open to bids from the private sector.

The 3G system could not be interrupted by the license matter from NTC, since suspended business might cause opportunity losses for the country, confirmed the Minister, following the apparent confusion on 3G network processing. (NNT)