Thailand to upgrade 3G service on existing networks

* With 3G auction suspended, operators seek new direction
* Mobile firms allying with state firms to develop 3G
* Development of 3G may be limited under fall-back plans
By Khettiya Jittapong and Pisit Changplagngam
BANGKOK, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Thailand‘s telecoms regulator said on Thursday it had asked two state-run companies to make progress on plans to help private operators develop third-generation mobile services on existing networks.
The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has sent letters to TOT Pcl and CAT Telecom Pcl urging them to act after the courts suspended an auction of 3G licences that would have allowed companies to set up their own network. [ID:nSGE68G0AW]
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