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Thai govt hampering country’s 3G adoption

June 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

BANGKOK–Thailand launched its first 3G commercial trial last month, but government regulations and limited hardware continue to hamper the technology’s rollout in the kingdom, industry observers said.

Thailand’s biggest mobile service operator Advanced Info Services (AIS), launched on May 6 its 600 million baht (US$5.3 million) digital 3GSM service along with a commercial trial in the country’s northern city of Chiang Mai.

The service operates on the 900MHz frequency transmitting on High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) at 7.2 Megabits per second, 45 times faster than existing GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) or EDGE systems. 3GSM services include high-speed Internet, video calls, video streaming and sizable data downloads. Read more

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