Thailand to shut down 2G services on 31 October

Wednesday 23 January 2019 | 10:03 CET | News
Thailand's National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has approved the shutdown of 2G mobile phone services on 31 October this year, Bangkok Post reports, citing NBTC secretary-general Takorn Tantasith. According to Tantasith, the NBTC board resolved to shut down the 2G mobile service on 31 October, as proposed by the country's three major mobile operators AIS, Dtac TriNet and True Move H Universal Communication.

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

We hope you've enjoyed your free articles. Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.


Already registered?

Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: AIS / DTAC
Countries: Thailand
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Thailand postpones 2G mobile service shutdown

Published 15 Nov 2019 10:11 CET | Thailand
Thailand's National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has withdrawn plans for the 2G mobile system shutdown ...

Thailand hopes to raise THB 53 bln from 700 MHz spectrum sale

Published 14 May 2019 13:32 CET | Thailand
Takorn said the aim is for a permit to go to each of the country's top operators, namely Advanced Info Service (AIS), True and ...

Dtac requests more installments to pay for 900 MHz spectrum

Published 10 May 2019 11:10 CET | Thailand
Thai operator dtac TriNet, a subsidiary of Total Access Communication (Dtac) has submitted to the National Broadcasting and ...

KPN to shut down 3G network by 2022

Published 27 Jul 2018 10:43 CET | Netherlands
Dutch operator KPN announced that it plans to shut down its 3G network by January 2022. It's already been refarming 2,100 MHz ...

2degrees confirms 2G service to end on 15 March

Published 12 Feb 2018 12:45 CET | New Zealand
New Zealand mobile operator 2degrees has confirmed that customers using 2G devices have until 15 March to upgrade to 3G or 4G ...

Optus to complete 2G network shutdown on 1 August

Published 25 Jul 2017 11:18 CET | Australia
Australian operator Optus will finalise the shutdown of its 2G network on 1 August. 2G services across QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, SA and ...

Singapore to complete 2G shutdown on 18 April

Published 27 Mar 2017 14:26 CET | Singapore
Singapore's Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) is urging 2G mobile users to switch to a 3G or 4G handset by 1 April ...

Vodafone NZ to decide soon on 2G services switch-off

Published 16 Mar 2016 15:33 CET | New Zealand
Vodafone New Zealand said it expects to decide soon on a date for ending 2G mobile services. Spokeswoman Elissa Downey told ...

Thailand to auction 1,800, 900MHz spectrum in November

Published 14 Oct 2015 09:27 CET | Thailand
Thailand will hold two spectrum tenders on two consecutive days next month. The government will offer two licenses in the ...

TrueMove to shut down 2G network if it wins more spectrum

Published 05 Mar 2014 01:46 CET | Thailand
Thai mobile operator TrueMove plans to shut down its 2G network if it wins spectrum at the August auction. The chief executive of ...

Court orders KT stop 2G network shutdown

Published 08 Dec 2011 02:25 CET | Korea, Republic of
South Korean communications firm KT has been forced to continue providing 2G mobile services. The Seoul Administrative Court ...

Calendar   /   Industry Events

02 Mar Boingo Wireless Q4 2019
02 Mar Maxar Technologies Q4 2019
02 Mar GTT Q4 2019
02 Mar Capacity Middle East
03 Mar HPE fiscal Q1
03 Mar F5 Networks analyst meeting
04 Mar Tech Data fiscal Q4
04 Mar Dialog Semiconductor Q4 2019
04 Mar Verimatrix FY results
04 Mar Zoom Q4 2019
04 Mar Marvell Technology fiscal Q4
04 Mar Smith Micro Software Q4 2019
04 Mar Calix investor day
04 Mar OCP Global Summit
05 Mar Ciena fiscal Q1
05 Mar Ooma Q4 2019
05 Mar Immersion Q4 2019
05 Mar Dasan Zhone Q4
05 Mar TPG Telecom H1 results
05 Mar Cellcom EGM
::: More Calendar Items