Thai AIS sees growth in Thai telecoms industry this year

BANGKOK Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:52am EST

BANGKOK Jan 17 (Reuters) - Advanced Info Service Pcl (AIS) , Thailand's largest mobile phone operator, said on Thursday the Thai telecoms industry would continue to grow in 2013 with demand for air time rising 7 percent, mostly from data services.

The industry's handset sales are expected to rise 15 percent, with more than 7 million smartphones and more than 1 million smart devices such as tablet PCs, said Vice-Chairman Somprasong Boonyachai.

AIS is partly owned by Singapore Telecommunications . (Reporting by Khettiya Jittapong)

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