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<P>This article is outdated. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. Please see the talk page for more information. (November 2010)</P>
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<P>Telecommunications in Thailand are based on an extensive network of telephone lines covering the country. TOT Public Company Limited and True Corporation operate the majority of the telephone network in the Bangkok metropolitan area Cheap NFL Jerseys while TOT Public Company Limited and TT Public Company Limited operate the telephone network in other provinces. After the 2006 Thailand coup d'tat in September 2006, Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont announced plans to merge TOT with CAT Telecom in order to operate a 'Telecom Pool' where providers rent the ability to Wholesale NFL Jerseys be able to operate rather than receiving a concession with hopes that the new system will create a more competitive environment driving growth in the sector. After the General Election in 2008, successive government abandoned the telecom pool projects and continued liberalization process which had been undergone since 2000.</P>
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<P>During recent years, Cheap NFL Jerseys mobile cellular telephone ownership has grown at a much faster rate than landline ownership. This was partly driven by the mobile communications price wars in 20042005 which pushed prices down to as low as 0.25 Baht/minute.[1] There are approximately five times as many mobile cellular telephones than landlines in use. On current data, slightly over half of the Thai population owns a mobile cellular telephone, with more numbers allocated than number of population.</P>
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<P>There are several newspapers in mass circulation in Thailand with Thai Rath being the most popular. Of the several newspapers in mass circulation, three are English. Printed media in Thailand is subject to much less government control in contrast to the television where all freetoair channels except one are government owned and run. This may change in the future as the new 2007 Constitution of Thailand will have a section guaranteeing freetoair channels independent of the government.</P>
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<P>Main lines in use: 9.1 million (2007)[2]</P>
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<P>Mobile cellular: 98 million (2011)[3]</P>
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<P>Fixed Line Operators: TOT, True Corporation and TT Operators (largest first): AIS GSM 900, AIS GSM 1800, DTAC, True Move, Hutch (taken over by RealMove a subsidiary of True Corp.), CAT CDMA, Thai Mobile 1900 (inactive), TOT3G (imobile3GX, IEC3G, ikool3G, 365)</P>
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<P>Major Voice over IP (VoIP) Operators: CAT2Call (CAT Telecom), TrueNetTalk (True Corporation), Mouthmun (Jasmine ), DeeCall (SawasdeeSHOP)</P>
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<P>Recently, the NTC granted the existing mobile phone operators the right to undertake "inband migration" from 2G into 3G using 900 and 850 The IMT Band Plan has already been approved in January 2009. The proposed band plan reflects IMT 2000 recommendation. It is expected that the 2.1 will be up for an auction within 2009. It has been reported that NTC will device Multiple Round/ Ascending auction technique for 3 blocks of 10 paired and one block of 15 paired. I</P>
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<P>In September 2010, NTC arranged 3.9G licenses auction (IMT 2100). Following a petition filed by the government's wholly owned companies, the High Administrative Court issued an injunction order on September 23, 2010, to stop 3G auction resulting in near guarantee of domination of the incumbent to exploit 2G services. TOT and CAT) are allowed to roll out 3G.</P>
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<P>The suspension order issued by the Administrative Court paved way for incumbents to undertake rent extracting activities rather than direct investment. In 2011, CAT sold its right to offer 3G to its concessionaire which is True Move in a complex M deal. The TrueHutchCAT arrangement is under investigation by different agencies; Cheap NFL Jerseys while TOT sublicensed its 3G network to Samart Corporation subject to the Administrative Court deliberation of the legality of the contract.</P>
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<P>SEAMEWE3, SEAMEWE4 linking South East Asia to the Middle East and Western Europe. The cable is operational since 1996.</P>
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