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Thailand launches initiative to set up 1,500 digital classrooms nationwide

Thailand has embarked on an ambitious goal of setting up 1,500 digital classrooms for schools of all sizes across the nation to nurture at least 100,000 talents annually.The Digital Economy and Society (DES) Ministry has said that these classrooms will be equipped with essential tools, ...

Report unveils prospects for digital economy

A focus on high-value users, the environmental, social and governance (ESG) theme, digital inclusion and data infrastructure regulations will bring a sustainable digital economy to Thailand, according to Google.The fields of digital financial services (DFS), health, education, food and generative artificial intelligence (Al) are among ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Details of digital wallet payment to be clarified next week

Clarification of the details concerning the 10,000 baht digital handout will be announced in the coming week in line with Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s promise that the scheme would be finalised by November 10.Sources from the government revealed that a committee meeting on the project, ...

The Nation Reporter

Digital Valley project continues to progress

The Thailand Digital Valley project in Chon Buri, expected to form part of the digital economy backbone, has completed the construction of the Digital Startup Knowledge Exchange Center, which is fully occupied and slated to open this year. The centre aims to host a large community ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Asean is fast-tracking digital transformation and more FTAs, officials say

Asean will focus on increasing the use of digital technology to expand trade and enhance economic cooperation among its 10 member states, according to a recent meeting of senior economic officials who oversee the bloc’s economic agenda for this year.Asean will also continue trade talks ...

The Nation Reporter

E-sport a gamechanger for Thailand’s digital economy

E-sport is not just a leisure pursuit but also a big opportunity to boost Thailand’s digital economy, Democrat Party member Watanya Bunnag said on Sunday.However, the main obstacle to Thai e-sport development is the lack of government support, she added.Watanya, also known as “Madame Dear”, ...

The Nation Reporter

Government, BOT working closely to create cashless society

The government and the Bank of Thailand (BOT) are successfully moving the country towards a cashless society and digital economy, government deputy spokeswoman Ratchada Thanadirek said.Ratchada said on Monday that the government and the BOT have a significant role to play in this transition with ...

The Nation Reporter

Green light for online action plan

The cabinet on Monday gave the go-ahead to the national e-commerce development action plan phase I, which spans 2021-2022 and aims to boost e-commerce revenue to more than 5.35 trillion baht next year.Rachada Dhnadirek, a deputy government spokeswoman, said the Commerce Ministry’s action plan will ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand to get AI-driven managed services solution

The Thai branch of a Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company recently signed a deal to implement an advanced, customer-centric network operations model in Thailand starting from January 2020.The telecom will be working in collaboration with the third-largest GSM mobile phone provider in Thailand. The ...

Alita Sharon

Thailand's internet economy 'healthy' but lags in digital adoption

Thailand’s internet economy is growing at “a healthy clip”, from US$6 billion in 2015 to US$16 billion in 2019, but the country still lags behind regional peers in digital adoption and digitalisation, a report by Maybank Kim Eng said on Thursday.The report, titled ‘Disruption Watch ...

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