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Suspension of coupon scheme hits expo

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Faltering demand for new digital set-top boxes as well as for TV sets is expected to have a major effect on sales at this year’s Commart Thailand Expo in the aftermath of the suspension of the distribution of coupons for the boxes. 

A customer checks out digital TVs at the Commart NextGen IT fair, which runs until Sunday at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center in Bangkok. Due to the temporary suspension of the digital TV coupon distribution, several exhibitors have made last minute decisions not to join the event. JIRAPORN KUHAKAN

“This is the first time that Commart has provided a space for digital TV this year, accounting for nearly 30% of the total space,” said Pathom Indaradorm, chief executive of Arip, organiser of Commart NextGen 2014.

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