MobiTel and the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications are negotiating the use of the recently launched CamPlus, a pre-paid international calling card that may require a license.
According to a July 15 letter signed by Minister So Khun, MobiTel must “cease immediately the CamPlus service.”
“The illegal CamPlus service is still being offered without a license,” the letter states.
Koy Kim Sea, undersecretary of state for the ministry, said negotiations were ongoing.
Kith Meng, chairman of Royal Group, which co-owns MobiTel, said the card does not need a license since it extends services already offered.
The card rate is the same as the government’s rate, but it is more convenient for tourists, he said.
“It’s just a misunderstanding,” Kith Meng said of the letter.
MobiTel launched its CamPlus calling cards in March, but their distribution has since stopped as ordered by the ministry, he said.
As soon as the ministry approves their use, they will be dispersed again, Kith Meng said.
The dispute should be resolved within a week, he said.