Lao Telecom

LTC Lao Telecom logo

Country

Company Name

Lao Telecommunications Co., Ltd.

Ownership Type

State/Government Owned
Joint Venture

MNC

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3G UMTS Frequency Bands

4G LTE Frequency Bands

5G NR Frequency Bands

Company Overview

Lao Telecom is the second largest mobile network operating in Laos PDR. The company originates back to 1993 as then a state-owned enterprise, launching mobile cellular services in 1996 as a 51-49 joint venture with Shinnawat International Co., Ltd (holding 49% ownership).

The company provides 2G GSM services over the 900 MHz band, and in October 2009 launched its 3G UMTS service over the B1 (2100 MHz) band. A first for the country, Lao Telecom commercially launched its 4G LTE network over the B3 (1800 MHz) band in April 2015, after small scale deployments since as early as November 2013. The company launched 4.5G LTE-A in January 2018 using 2C carrier aggregation, most likely using its two 15 MHz paired 1800 MHz spectrum allotments in CA_3C arrangement (subject to confirmation).

LTC reportedly switched on 5G services in September 2020. With FSS occupying much of the C-Band it is suggested that LTC use the upper portion of the n77 (3700 MHz) band.

4G LTE Network Information

Details on LTE network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Evolution Status Active [Launched 2015-04]
Max. MIMO Max. Modulation
Carrier Aggregation Features -
LTE BandChannel WidthStatus
15 MHz Active
15 MHz Active
5G NR Network Information

Details on 5G NR network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Type Status Active [Launched 2020-09-04]
Max. MIMO Max. Modulation
Carrier Aggregation - Features -
NR BandChannel WidthStatus
100 MHz Active