OpenSignal’s new State of Mobile Networks report for Thailand shows that you can’t take a leading position for granted in that country’s dynamic mobile market. TrueMove H has dominated our speed and availability metrics for the last few OpenSignal reports. But in our most recent look at the Thai mobile landscape, we saw a new winner in our 4G availability analysis as well as an up-and-coming challenger in our 4G and overall download speed rankings.
AIS led in 4G availability in the new report, beating out both TrueMove and DTAC. What’s more, AIS has crossed the 90% 4G availability threshold, meaning our users were able to find an LTE signal on its network in nine out of every 10 attempts — a significant milestone for the operator. 4G reach, however, remains excellent for all of Thailand’s major operators, as all three had 4G availability scores greater than 83%.
In speed, TrueMove is still the operator to beat. It won OpenSignal’s 4G download, 4G upload and overall download speed awards outright. But recent 4G upgrades have sent DTAC climbing up our 4G download and overall download charts. DTAC surpassed AIS in both categories, and is now the No. 2 operator in both metrics.
Be sure to read the full national and regional analysis in the Thailand report. If you’re a mobile user in Thailand, tell us about your own 3G and 4G experiences in the comments section below or on Twitter.