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2G service period to receive extension

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The national telecom regulator will extend the period for True Move's second-generation (2G) mobile service after the junta postponed the auctions for 4G spectrum. 

Takorn Tantasith, secretary-general of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), said the extension would eliminate the risk of mobile service disruption for some 6 million customers using True Move's 2G service on the 1800-megahertz spectrum. An extension period has not been decided, but the dates are expected to be finalised next month.

The NBTC ordered True Move and Digital Phone Co (DPC), the latter a unit of Advanced Info Service, to retain their customers for another year after their concessions expired last Sept 15. They are not allowed to acquire new subscribers.

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