Internet freedom declines further in Thailand

Thailand has moved into the third-lowest tier in the world for internet freedom, down two steps from the year before, according to Comparitech, a website that focuses on improving cybersecurity and privacy online.Internet freedoms in Thailand are “73% restricted”, it said, placing the country among ...

Free internet for low-income Thai households in pipeline

Digital Economy and Society (DES) Minister Chaiwut Thanakhamanusorn has revealed progress on moves to widen internet access for Thais on low income.Options discussed at a ministry meeting on Thursday included giving free internet access to poor households, Chaiwut said.The ministry is waiting for approval to ...

The Nation Reporter

Welcome to 'year of fact-checking'

More than 30,000 people have joined Collaborative Fact Checking (Cofact) Thailand to combat fake news during the Covid-19 pandemic.The Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth), Cofact Thailand, the International Fact Checking Network and other anti-fake news organisations yesterday held a seminar to mark International Fact-Checking Day ...

Overcoming The Infodemic In ASEAN

Spreading at least as quickly as the COVID-19 virus, an ‘infodemic’ has infected large swaths of media and information exchange across ASEAN. Massive amounts of information, including rumours, misinformation and disinformation have reached millions of people who are hoping to understand how to stay safe ...

Thailand’s home internet fastest in the world

Broadband connections in Thailand are the fastest in the world, the latest Speedtest Global Index shows.In December alone, Thailand topped the list with broadband speeds averaging at 308.35 megabits per second (mbps), overtaking Singapore and Hong Kong, where the internet speeds average at 245.31mbps and ...

The Nation Reporter

Media faces challenges, opportunities

Media was one of many sectors that suffered because of the pandemic in 2020, experiencing an estimated 20% year-on-year decline in ad spending to 71.8 billion baht.Whether the industry recovers in 2021 remains uncertain, depending crucially on how successful efforts are to curb the spread ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Communication lines to be buried in bid to make Bangkok a smart city

From next year, many Bangkok roads will be free of the ugly power and communication lines that hang overhead at dangerous angles.Digital Economy and Society Minister Buddhipongse Punnakanta handed over the plan to TOT acting president Morakot Thienmontree on Wednesday morning. The plan requires the ...

The Nation Reporter

CAT, TOT merger to be completed by January 7

The merger of CAT Telecom and TOT will be completed on January 7, 2021, after the Cabinet approved an extension from December 14 specified earlier.The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (DES) said on Monday morning thatDES minister Buddhipongse Punnakanta had confirmed that the merger ...

The Nation Reporter

Cyberbullying On The Rise

Bullying has always been a problem for many people and societies since time immemorial. Now, with the increase of social media usage around the world, bullies have taken to the internet to proceed with their evil deeds. While technology has improved our lives in general, it ...

Internet economy on trajectory to $53bn value

Thailand’s internet economy is expected to hit US$53 billion in 2025, a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25% from an estimated $18 billion this year, driven by e-commerce and online travel segments, according to the e-Conomy SEA 2020 report.Thailand is projected to have the ...

Komsan Tortermvasana

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