Apple launched iPhone in Thailand in January 2009 via a partnership with Thai carrier True Move. Apple is now rumored to be expanding the reach of iPhone in Thailand via a carrier deal with Total Access Communication (DTAC), Thailand’s second-largest mobile phone firm. While no details have officially been released, reports from Thailand suggest the launch could happen within the next 60 days. Norway’s Telenor (TEL.OL), owns 49% interest in Total Access Communication (TACC.SI), and company management declined to comment on the rumored iPhone deal.
True Move reveled that it sold about 100,000 iPhones in 2009 and is targeting 20% growth in iPhone sales in 2010 despite the potential competition from additional carriers.
No word yet on whether iPad 3G deals will factor into any Thai carriers service packages.