NBTC’s reputation takes a beating in 2022 after allowing controversial True-Dtac merger

After months of prevarication, Thailand’s telecom regulator gave the green light in October for the merger of two major operators — True Corporation (True) and Total Access Communication (Dtac). The National…

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NBTC board urged to ditch True-DTAC merger plan

Thailand’s opposition Move Forward party is urging the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) to block the planned merger between two mobile phone service operators, True Corporation (True) and Total…

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Thai telecom regulator wants more study of True-DTAC merger plan

The board of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) wants a more comprehensive study of the planned merger between True Corporation (True) and Total Access Communication (DTAC) before it…

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Court rejects petition to delay merger of DTAC and True

Thailand’s Central Administrative Court has dismissed a petition, seeking to put a hold an announcement by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) giving the green light to the merger…

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2021: The year of mergers and acquisitions that shook the markets

In one of the most-watched acquisition deals of 2021, Siam Commercial Bank Pcl (SCBX) on November 2 announced it was taking a 51 percent stake in Bitkub Online Company for…

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What Thailand can learn about telecom mergers from developed countries

A hot debate has been raging in Thailand since the recent announcement of the plan to merge True Corporation, a subsidiary of conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Group, and Total Access Communication…

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Will consumers pay the price for True-Dtac mega-merger?

The proposed merger of telecom giants True Corporation Plc and Total Access Telecommunication Plc (Dtac) has drawn great public interest and sparked a debate on its impact on consumer welfare….

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No impact yet on Thailand’s True, Dtac customers, says telecom regulator

Deputy Secretary-General of Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), Suthisak Tantayothin confirmed that, for the time being, customers of mobile phone services provided by True and Dtac will not be…

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Thailand Consumer Council to petition against True-Dtac merger plan

The Thailand Consumer Council (TCC) is planning to submit a petition to the country’s telecom regulator against the planned merger between True and Dtac, two of the three major mobile…

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Thai telecom regulator worried about True-Dtac tie-up but cannot prevent it

Thailand’s telecom regulator, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), has voiced concern that the merger of two telecom companies, True and Dtac, may lead to price collusion over service…

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Joint venture between telecom giants True, Dtac announced

Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand (CP) Group and Norway’s Telenor Group jointly announced an “equal partnership” for the US$ 200-million joint venture, with a focus on tech start-up investment today (Monday). The…

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TMB and Thanachart Bank announce merger plan

Thailand’s TMB and Thanachart banks announced Friday that they have signed a non-binding agreement to merge and become the country’s sixth largest lender. According to the statement, TMB will finance…

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Sam Mitr is still undecided whether to join Phalang Pracharat in upcoming election

Sam Mitr (Three Allies) group has yet to decide whether or not to merge with pro-regime Phalang Pracharat Party in the coming general election, said the group’s secretary Pirom Polwiset….

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