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Telenor Group and dtac met Minister of ICT to discuss and support Digital Economy Strategy and will continue to invest for the betterment of digital services

     July 13, 2016 –Lars Norling, CEO of Total Access Communication PLC or dtac, led Gunn Waersted, Chair of the Board of Directors of Telenor ASA and Sigve Brekke, President and CEO of Telenor Group, on the occasion of their visit to Thailand, to meet Dr. Uttama Savanayana, Minister of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), at the reception room on 9th floor to discuss the government’s digital economy development and exchange experience on the telecom operations and strategy to support the sustainable development of the country and the investment of telecom and high-speed Internet infrastructure in Thailand, in order to increase the gross domestic product (GDP) and improve the quality of life through better education and health systems. Both parties agreed that the government and private sectors must closely collaborate to improve and further drive Thailand’s telecommunication system through advanced technology, such as 4G and Internet of Things.

Telenor Group remains committed to the development of a digital Thailand and will continue to invest for the betterment of mobile services and internet for all. dtac has a strong position in the market and will be able to leverage its current spectrum portfolio to offer competitive 4G services in the years to come. We also encourage the regulator to establish a clear roadmap for utilization of spectrum including planning for auctioning of more licenses in the 1800MHz band along with the 850MHz, 700MHz and 2600 MHz bands.
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Dr. Uttama Savanayana, Minister of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Gunn Waersted, Chair of the Board of Directors of Telenor ASA
Sigve Brekke, President and CEO of Telenor Group
Lars Norling, CEO of Total Access Communication PLC or dtac
Paradai Theerathada, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, dtac