TOT won a 15-year exclusive deal with state-owned Dhanarak Asset Development to install and provide telecom network and voice services in a new government office complex on Bangkok's Chaeng Wattana Road.
CAT had earlier been favoured to win the deal. The Nation said TOT would procure a fibre-optic network worth Bt400 million for the project “without calling for bids in order to speed up installation, given that the complex was to open partially in April.”
TOT will provide 30,000 phone lines to the complex and charge the government agencies based there a flat rate of Bt2 per call to local fixed-line networks and Bt2 per minute to local mobile- phone networks. TOT and Dhanarak will share revenue from the network 70:30. In addition, twenty-seven government agencies will be based in the new complex.
Meanwhile, the Nation said that TOT had given Triple T Broadband seven days to stop using “smuggled” TOT interconnection points and to enter revenue-sharing talks.
Failure to do so could mean revocation of TT&T’s concession, says TOT. TOT had already lodged complaints at five police stations against Triple T Broadband, citing property theft.
The TOT board ordered Triple T Broadband to provide evidence that it had signed a network rental contract with its parent firm by Wednesday.
Triple T Broadband is alleged to have been using its parent's network, which belongs to TOT under a build-transfer-operate contract, without prior acknowledgment by TOT.
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