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AIS


Advanced Info Service
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Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited
AIS Logo.svg
Type Public
Traded as SET: ADVANC
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 24 April 1986[1] in Thailand
Founders Thaksin Shinawatra
Headquarters 414 Intouch Tower Phaholyothin Road, Samsen Nai, Phayathai, Bangkok, Thailand[2]
Area served Thailand
Products Mobile
Services Mobile telephony
Revenue Increase BT฿143.65 billion (2013)[3]
Profit Increase BT฿36.27 billion (2013)[3]
Total assets Increase BT฿112.02 billion (2013)[3]
Total equity Increase BT฿45.75 billion (2013)[3]
Employees 8,000+ (2009)[2]
Parent InTouch plc
Website www.ais.co.th
Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited is Thailand's largest GSM mobile phone operator with 35 million customers as of March 2013. [4] Founded in April 1986, AIS started off as a computer rental business.[5] In October 1990, it launched analog 900 MHz mobile phone services with a 20 year monopoly concession from the Telephone Organization of Thailand, and later became the first company allowed to operate on the GSM 900 frequency.[6] Followed by acquiring Shinawatra Paging in June 1992.

The highly profitable company is controlled by the Intouch plc (formerly Shin Corporation), headed by Temasek Holdings, a Singapore government owned agency. AIS is listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand on 5 November 1991.[7] As of 23 December 2011, InTouch plc holds 40.45% of the total shares of the company and Singapore Telecommunications (also majority held by Temasek together) together with Thai Trust Fund and OCBC Nominees holds a 23.32% stake.[8][9][10]

Temasek bought AIS brand through the 2006 acquisition of the then known - Shin Corporation from the ousted Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.[11]

In February 2014, in a conflict opposing and the People's Democratic Reform Committee and the Shinawatra, the PDRC called for a company boycott, wrongly believed to be owned by the Shinawatra family.[12]

Subsidiaries[edit]
Advanced Contact Center Company Limited (ACC) - Operate AIS Call Center 1175 and 1148
Advanced Datanetwork Communications Company Limited (ADC) - Provide Online Data Communication service via telephone lines under the name "Datanet", licensed by TOT
DataNetwork Solutions Company Limited (DNS) - Provide Online Data Communication service via telephone lines under the name "Datanet"in the provincial area.
Services and coverage[edit]
As of March 2013, AIS is the largest network in Thailand with 35 million subscribers. (Coverage Map)[13] In addition to post pay services, AIS offers prepaid services under the 12Call brand. The worldwide access number for the AIS call center is +66-2271-9000.

Currently data is provided in both time based and volume based packages, with daily unlimited packages starting at 49 THB.

Competitors[edit]
DTAC
True Move (formerly Orange)
mybyCAT
TOT3G

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