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

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

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

Anti-Fake News Centre in action

The Anti-Fake News Centre, set up by the Digital Economy and Society Ministry at the TOT headoffice on Changwattana Road, was inaugurated today (November 1).Minister Buddhipongse Punakanta says the centre targets fake news that would trigger a large-scale impact on the general public and their ...

The Nation Reporter

CAT tasked with expanding internet infrastructure

The Digital Economy and Society (DE) Ministry has disbursed Bt5 billion for the upgrade and development of Thailand’s internet infrastructure towards helping the country achieve its goal of becoming the digital hub of Asean. Keep reading ...

Jirapan Boonnoon

Data sovereignty drives new demand for Asia Pacific

“Data is the new oil.” While that analogy may not be perfect, recent events underscore just how valuable particular types of data are in the information age.Governments across the globe have been taking steps to secure data and are setting out rules around its exchange ...

Daniel Lorenzzo

Depa pushes for IoT infrastructure

The government can influence the development of Internet of Things (IoT) technology in Thailand by supporting it and creating new value, says the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (Depa).Keep reading ...

Komsan Tortermvasana

Thailand leads Asean IoT exploration poll

Thailand is the top country in Asean for enterprises to explore and implement Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to boost their productivity and innovation, thanks to awareness based on government policy and investment in both soft and hard infrastructure, according to a survey. Keep reading ...

Komsan Tortermvasana

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