Development and funding for communications

DES grilled over high WiFi scheme budget

The Digital Economy and Society (DES) Ministry has come under heavy fire after it sought a high budget of 7.5 billion baht for the five-year maintenance of its WiFi hotspot project covering 24,700 remote villages, known as the Net Pracharat scheme.DES Ministry representatives were invited ...

Komsan Tortermvasana

IFC may fund underground cables

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector investment arm of the World Bank, is considering offering long-term loans for the underground cable conduit project in Bangkok, expected to cost 20 billion baht, says the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC).Keep reading ...

Komsan Tortermvasana

Digital Economy Fund expedience mandated

The Digital Economy and Society Ministry and related agencies have been ordered to speed up approving applications for the Digital Economy and Society Development Fund (Digital Economy Fund), set up a couple of years ago to upgrade Thailand’s telecom infrastructure.Keep reading ...

Chatrudee Theparat

Struggling to get 5G right

As the nation’s telecom operators race to develop 5G infrastructure in a timely manner, the government is finding ways to subsidise development by delaying payments for past auctions and changing the sales process for the next round. Keep reading ...

Komsan Tortermvasana

5G services to be tested in EEC zone

The government will test run 5G services in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) in preparation for the development of S-Curve and new S-Curve industries.Keep watching ...

IoT regulations due next year

A series of regulatory conditions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and related device connectivity are scheduled to be implemented by 2019 to handle machine-to-machine connectivity in the industrial sector, with 5G wireless broadband set for worldwide commercial launch by 2020. Keep reading ...

Komsan Tortermvasana

Bangkok meet finds ways for 5G business success

Policy makers and industry players from Asia-Pacific countries have been gathering in Bangkok to discuss ways to maximise the benefits in store with a transition to fifth generation (5G) mobile communications technology.Keep reading ...

Google offers free public Wi-Fi

Google Thailand yesterday (July 18) launched a series of initiatives, including free high-speed public Wi-Fi, to enable more Thai consumers and businesses to participate in the growth of the digital economy.The initiatives were announced at the first Google for Thailand event, held in Bangkok under ...

Jintana Panyaarvudh

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