TOT picks DTAC as partner for 4G-2.3GHz broadband service
TOT has selected Total Access Communication as partner to develop its fourth-generation wireless broadband service on the state telecom agency’s 2.3-gigahertz spectrum. According to DTAC’s filing to the Stock Exchange of Thailand on May 24, it will enter contract negotiations with TOT and expects to reach a final agreement in the fourth quarter of 2017. DTAC chief executive officer Lars Norling said TOT had advised his company that the agency’s board had approved entering a contracting process for the provision by DTAC of wireless service on the 2.3GHz band. “We will thus enter such contract negotiations with TOT. With the high and growing demand for mobile data services, Thai consumers will get greater benefits from this business collaboration in providing wireless broadband connectivity with quality services. This will also contribute to the nationwide efficient digital infrastructure development strategy of the ‘Thailand 4.0’ policy,” Norling said.