Nobody Likes Surprises

As you try to manage your career and get ahead in your world, simple rules can be helpful. I take inspiration from the American TV drama “NCIS” which features “Gibbs’ Rules” as a running theme throughout the show. It occurs to me that there may be many comparable rules in business and in life. Here is one that which is frequently illustrated in business, usually inadvertently. Continue reading “Nobody Likes Surprises”

Thai 4G Auction Uncertainty

I’ve been analyzing the announced bidders for the Thai 4G spectrum auctions. Maybe you’ve already read “Thai 4G Auction Bid Strategies – Jasmine”. When evaluating the positions of the 3 incumbent mobile operators the situation is especially complex. Much of this complexity is due to uncertainty about the auction rules and legal conditions. This uncertainty falls into 3 main categories. Continue reading “Thai 4G Auction Uncertainty”

Thai 4G Auctions – Opting Out as a Bidding Strategy

Six companies have picked up bidding documents for the Thai 4G spectrum auctions: Advanced Wireless Network (AIS); DTAC TriNet and DTAC Broadband; True Move H Universal Communication and Hutchison Telecommunications (Thailand); and Jas Mobile Broadband.  With the endless changes and back and forth (we’ve already written about the uncertainty being created) the bidders must factor into their strategy the unreliability of the regulator. Continue reading “Thai 4G Auctions – Opting Out as a Bidding Strategy”

Thai 4G Auctions – Network Implementation


Winning bidders in the upcoming 4G Auctions will be building new 4G networks in the spectrum acquired.  Both TRUE and DTAC already offer 4G service, so they may already understand the challenges of building a modern 4G network. AIS, and potentially Jasmine Mobile, have not yet launched 4G service and will be working hard to catch up.  This follows our previous article in our series about the Thai 4G Auctions. Continue reading “Thai 4G Auctions – Network Implementation”