Thailand is in dire need of fourth-generation (4G) wireless broadband service. Consider the following statistics. Internet use in Thailand rose at the highest rate in the world last year, climbing 34 ranks in the latest global study conducted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Although Thailand started using 3G mobile services later than most countries, the conversion rate from 2G to 3G was the fastest in the world, with more than 2.85 million 2G subscribers switching to 3G in less than five months after commercial service began.
Congratulations to the people of Thailand – you can now get 4G service from another telco. This time it’s Dtac. Dtac is the second company in Thailand to start 4G, after TruemoveH kicked off its 4G service last year. Back in February, Dtac revealed its plan to start its 4G rollout by June of this year. Apparently, the timeline has been moved up as Dtac customers can start connecting to the new 4G network – under the 2100 MHz frequency – starting today.