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NBTC wants 3G data rate cut

Demand for 20% chop meets with reluctance

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Regulators are likely to have operators slash 3G data fees by 15-20% before they can start providing the services on the new spectrum, but major players have asked for more time after the rollout before such a decision is made. 

A regulation on fees will be concluded next month, said Takorn Tantasit, secretary-general of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission.

The coming 3G services must be 15-20% cheaper than the average standard prices, he said, adding that the price for voice calls based on the existing rule was capped at 99 satang per minute.

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