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Samart: Do not skimp on vouchers

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Samart Corporation strongly opposes a proposal by consumer activists for the national broadcasting regulator to halve the value of the subsidy coupons for set-top boxes, saying the rate does not reflect the "real cost". 

The telecom equipment company said the distribution cost alone constitutes up to 30% of a set-top box price.

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) plans to give away its subsidy coupons in July to 22 million Thai households. People can use the voucher to purchase a digital set-top box or a digital TV set.

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