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Byline: The Nation.
While brokerage houses believe the subsidiaries of Advanced Info Service (AIS) and Total Access Communication (DTAC) stand the best chance of winning the two 3G spectrum licences available this month, a telecom industrialist yesterday said True Corp's subsidiary would put up a fierce fight in the overall race and also emerge as an eventual winner.
A third licence will be auctioned in a second round if there are three qualified bidders in round one.
Brokerages put the likely firstround licensing success of the AIS and DTAC subsidiaries down to the financial clout of their parent companies.
The three bidders for the two 3G2.1GHz spectrum licences initially up for grabs are AIS subsidiary Advanced Wireless Network (AWN), DTAC subsidiary …