The telecommunications regulator has insisted that state-owned MCOT Plc must enter the bidding for digital TV licences despite protests from staff.
Employees of MCOT Plc, which operates TV Channel 9, wear black as they protest against a requirement for their company to enter the digital TV licence bid at the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission headquarters on Thursday. PATTANAPONG HIRUNARD
Protesters and the state enterprise labour union on Thursday called on the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) to review its decision, reasoning that the government enterprise cannot efficiently compete with private bidders for the digital TV licences.
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