In this - our third and final article of a three-part series, regarding unused MVNO capacity and reluctance towards MVNOs, among the mobile network operators in Thailand, we take a closer look at a possible solution to break down the silos and enable the digital economy
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 04:45

Why MVNOs in Thailand have failed

The introduction of MVNOs in Thailand six years ago has not succeeded in laying the foundation to ensure innovation, the achievement of the broader industry and national economic objectives. However, there are lessons to be learned, and first lesson is - a new approach is needed
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 22:56

Unused MVNO network capacity in Thailand

In this article, we highlight the vast unused telecom network capacity set aside for Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) in Thailand, due to reluctance from the mobile network operators, AIS, Dtac and True, to accept these on their networks. This article is the first in a three part series on spectrum, MVNOs and digital economy in Thailand.
Samart i-mobile Public Company Limited (SIM) has signed a MVNO wholesale agreement with Thailand’s second state telecom operator CAT Telecom to resell mobile phone services to end-users.
The mandatory SIM registration in Thailand ended on the first of October, after a couple of extended deadlines - with 74.7 million registered and 10.8 million un-registered SIM card users and it looks like a catastrophe for CAT, TOT and the MVNOs.
Sterlite Technologies Ltd. an Indian manufacturer of optical fibers, telecommunication cables and power transmission conductors has announced its acquisition of the OSS/BSS provider Elitecore Technologies from First Carlyle Ventures Mauritius for $27 million.