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NBTC resumes foreign scrutiny

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The national telecom regulator will resume its strict examination of the foreign shareholding proportions of the three major mobile operators next week to ensure foreign ownership remains restricted in the telecommunications sector. 

Commuters riding the Bangkok skytrain keep busy with their mobiles. Thailand’s telecom regulator is eager to get on with scheduled 4G-spectrum auctions this year. PATTARAPONG CHATPATTARASILL

The move sends a clear signal the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) wants to move ahead with its planned auctions of two telecom spectra to provide fourth-generation (4G) mobile broadband service, as the auctions have been temporarily suspended by the junta.

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