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  • Economy4G auctions 'on track'

    27 Feb 2015 : The government insists the fourth-generation (4G) spectrum auctions will take place before September in order to accelerate development of Thailand's digital economy.

  • telecommunications & technologyTrue set to double broadband network 

    27 Feb 2015 : True Online, the broadband internet arm of True Corporation, has set aside 15 billion baht to double its fibre-optic broadband network coverage to meet burgeoning demand for next-generation high-speed internet service.

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  • Gov't promises nationwide broadband

    26 Feb 2015 : The government Thursday vowed to make cheap Internet service accessible to all villages in Thailand within two-and-a-half years as part of its digital-economy strategy.

  • 3,000 Japan tourist execs off to China

    26 Feb 2015 : Japan's tourism industry is taking a 3,000-strong delegation to China this year as Tokyo looks to capitalise on its neighbour's growing appetite for travel.


    Minister urges Thaicom to get orbital slot licence

    26 Feb 2015 : Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Minister Pornchai Rujiprapa is pressing Thaicom Plc to apply for an orbital slot licence for its first licence-based satellite to comply with soon-to-be-established regulations for the satellite industry.


    AIS will keep full-year growth target of 4%

    26 Feb 2015 : Advanced Info Service Plc (AIS) is maintaining its growth target of 4% this year even though the fourth-generation (4G) spectrum auctions will not be held this year.

  • Big events spur Singapore tourism

    25 Feb 2015 : SINGAPORE — From the Rugby Sevens to St Jerome’s Laneway music festival, Singapore is turning to big-ticket events to drive tourism traffic, including to its two casino resorts and a new 55,000-seat stadium.

  • telecoms

    Per-second mobile deals 'cost more'

    25 Feb 2015 : The chair of the National Reform Council's (NRC) consumer protection panel has claimed that the new per-second basis packages of mobile operators will be more expensive than the current per-minute ones.

  • NBTC: Remove 'unlimited'

    25 Feb 2015 : The national telecom regulator is forcing all mobile operators to remove the word "unlimited" from their data plans in order to address misleading and deceptive marketing practices in mobile data services.


    Regulator confirms delay in 4G auctions

    25 Feb 2015 : The national telecommunications regulator has confirmed that the planned auctions for the fourth-generation (4G) spectrum will definitely be postponed due to a delay in forming the national digital economy committee.

  • Per-second calls 'cost more'

    24 Feb 2015 : People actually end up paying more for calls under packages offered by crafty mobile phone operators charging the new per second rates, according to the consumer protection panel that campaigned for the change from rounded-up per minute rates.

  • Phone vendors turn to e-commerce

    23 Feb 2015 : Two leading mobile phone distributors are aggressively moving into online channels as their traditional brick and mortar stores face strong challenges from the digital platform.

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