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Pee Baa Jub Jub
24th September 2010, 14:37
All three giant mobile phone companies: AIS, DTAC, and TRUE have launched the long-awaited-for iPhone 4 at the same time in the capital city of Bangkok on Thursday night.

AIS launched iPhone 4 in its event organized at the Sky Hall, on the third floor of Central Plaza Lat Phrao. Up to40, 000 people who had reserved the phones online were lining up to grab the year’s hottest merchandise.

Meanwhile, DTAC also launched iPhone 4 at its headquarters at Chamchuree Square. The number of the iPhone 4 advanced orders received by DTAC has already topped 20,000.

Not to be outdone, TRUE, meanwhile, launched its iPhone 4 at Royal Paragon Hall of the Siam Paragon Shopping Complex, with throngs of people queuing for the smart phone. The company disclosed that over 50,000 people were on the waiting list, the highest number among the three rival companies thanks to the company’s testing of the 3G services in main areas nationwide.

Meanwhile all 3 stock companies share prices went down because of the news that the Thai Supreme Administrative Court on Thursday morning turned down the National Telecommunication Commission’s (NTC) appeal which hoped for a reversed order, giving the reason that the directions which the NTC has set to allocate frequencies for the 3G services are unlawful as the 3G license bidding was not organized according to legal procedure. The court deems the unavailability of the 3G mobile service is not an obstruction to the existing technological activities as the planned service in the early phase would serve only a limited area, not the whole country.

The 3G license bidding was ordered suspended by the Central Administrative Court after CAT Telecoms had filed a petition against the auction organizer, the NTC. The court ruled that the NTC had no authority to run the auction ,and that the right belongs to the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) which had yet to be formed.

The NTC will meet to discuss about the latest court’s injunction before holding a press conference this afternoon.

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