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Byline: The Nation.
3G wireless broadband service in Thailand looks set to be dominated by incumbent telecom operators, which already have a firm foothold in the market.
Subsidiaries of Advanced Info Service (AIS), Total Access Communications (DTAC) and True Corp have emerged as the only three qualified applicants for 3G-2.1GHz spectrum licences at an auction due to be held in Hua Hin on Sept 20.
The three are expected to compete fiercely, as the National Telecom-munications Commission (NTC) will put only two of the three available 3G licences up for auction.
Four companies submitted applications yesterday, but one was found to be unqualified. AIS subsidiary Advanced Wireless Network (AWN) submitted its application soon …