There is no shortage of innuendo and suspicion about the process that gave the three big mobile phone networks the right to claim 3G operating licences. But misgivings are not hard evidence.
If no provable charges emerge in the next few days that the Oct 16 auction of the 3G licences involved real law-breaking, the results should be certified so that the country can get on with installing and using a 3G network.
Senators are the latest to join the battle to keep the 3G service out of Thailand. Sen Paiboon Nititawan, a Group of 40 member, has decided that the NBTC "may have violated" its own powers. That is a weak criticism to say the least. Instead of taking the complaint to court, he will ask the Office of the Ombudsman today to try to delay 3G during an investigation of this vague charge.
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