Now Thailand National Broadcasting & Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has earmarked 1.8 GHz and 2.3 GHz spectrum for 4G services. The 1.8 GHz will be available for auction around the 4th quarter of 2014 when the license for GSM service on the spectrum will expire (1800). The 2.3 GHz spectrum is currently held by TOT , a state enterprise. Negotiation on refarming part of the band is ongoing.
High-speed wireless technology 4G or Long Term Evolution (LTE) is the new technology, developing to reducing GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE limitation by increasing data transferring rate to the maximum of 100 Mbps and significantly decreasing data latency.
Most 4G operators will offer 4G along with 3G as 3G is available in mass coverage area and 4G is available in specific area, broadband wireless access (BWA) is needed e.g. high-population communities and
hospitals with telemedicine .
Real Future has launched Thailand's First commercial 4G LTE service on 8 May 2013 using 2100 MHz Band I (visit website http://truemoveh.truecorp.co.th/truemoveh4g)
TrueMove H 4G LTE service is initially delivered to Bangkok’s Central Business Districts and will be expanded to Bangkok’s environs and another 13 regional locations by December 2013. pls see picture as below.
Bangkok (On service in Bangkok’s Central Business Districts
certain areas of the BTS SkyTrain, MRT subway and Airport Link lines
Major roads e.g. Rama I, Rama IV, Phloen Chit, Rama IX, Phetchaburi, Sukhumvit, Rama VI, Phya Thai,.
Major areas e.g. Siam, CentralWorld, Silom, Siriraj, Suvarnabhumi Airport, Victory Monument)
Bangkok’s vicinity including Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan
Nakhon Ratchasima (Mueang District and Pak Chong District)
Nakhon Si Thammarat
Songkhla (Mueang District and Hat Yai District)
Surat Thani (Mueang District and Koh Samui)
4G in Thailand (2013)