Thailand’s license boutique NBTC continues to sell MVNO licenses despite lack of regulationWritten by Yozzo
The NBTC license boutique keeps spitting out MVNO license, unfortunately it does not follow up with regulations or support, and therefore only 10 or so MVNOs have actually launched.
The latest MVNO license is just an example of NBTC’s handing out MVNO licenses left and right. Original Network Co., Ltd. (บริษัท ออริจินอล เน็ทเวิร์ค จำกัด) was awarded a Non Facilities based MVNO (Thin MVNO) license valid from March 3, 2017 to March 2, 2022.
According to Mtoday the DSI was investigating Original Network Co., Ltd., back in January 2016 after the opening of a MLM franchise with an alleged 2,000 victims, 500 million baht in damages, preliminary arrest of one person and over THB 200 million in assets seizure.
Matichon TV - DSI raids Original Network
Apparently the company was also linked with the CAT Telecom MVNO MyWorld3G
Original Network | ตอบคำถามข้อสงสัยที่พบมากที่สุด - Original SIM By MyWorld
MVNA and MVNO License
Other companies to receive licenses was: Enabling Asia Tech (Thailand) Co.,Ltd who was awarded a Non Facilities Based MVNO (Medium MVNO) license, valid from February 21, 2017 to February 20, 2022. Enabling Asia is also the company behind the MVNO Buzzme.
Hi Media Technology Co., Ltd. was also granted a Non Facilities based MVNO (Thin MVNO) license from the NBTC. The license is valid from March 28, 2017 to March 27, 2022.
Mr. Wongwarich. Suphapatthaweepong, Chief Executive Officer of Himedia Technology Co., Ltd., said that after receiving the license. We start looking for a partner who are mobile network operator or MNO. The company was one of 6 companies proposing a business plan to become a TOT 2300MHz business partner. The plan submitted included technologies such as IPTV and Smart Meter however DTAC was picked as the winner of the bids.
From 0 to 60 in 10 years
Congratulation, and a warm welcome to Data in Motion, on becoming the 60th member of the ever growing group of big and small, local and international companies, who have obtained a license to operate MVNO in Thailand.
MVNO license number 58 in Thailand
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MVNA MVNE One Development awarded MVNA license in Thailand
Mobile Virtual Network Aggregator and Enabler MVNA/ MVNE One Development (Thailand) Co., Ltd., has been awarded a Type 1 telecoms license for Mobile Virtual Network Aggregator (MVNA) services in Thailand, by the telecom regulator NBTC.
Two more MVNO licenses issued in Thailand
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50 MVNO licenses issued in Thailand
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