Thailand ICT Articles & Analysis

Chapter | ICT from The Report: Thailand 2017

Thailand is quickly going from being a secondary player in the world of technology to a regional, if not global, leader. The relevant sectors are rapidly beginning to take off with the introduction of 4G and the build-out of fixed-line assets. Greater bandwidth, higher speeds, lower latency and increased consumer demand have led to a burst of activity. The country is now arguably the centre of...

Despite considerable geopolitical volatility, Thailand’s economy remains well diversified, stable and poised for expansion in 2017.

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Already a rising player in global innovation rankings, Thailand is looking to further improve its standing by widening broadband access.

 

Thailand is quickly going from being a secondary player in the world of technology to a regional, if not global, leader. The relevant sectors are rapidly beginning to take off with the introduction of 4G and the build-out of fixed-line assets. Greater bandwidth, higher speeds, lower latency as well as increased consumer demand have led to a...

 

How can Thailand tap into the booming telecoms market of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by investing in regional infrastructure?

 

In 2016 the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) published a draft five-year master plan for the telecommunications sector, with the previous master plan having ended in April 2017. Under the new plan, advanced technologies will be promoted and competition will be encouraged. One of the main issues addressed is the...

 

The Thai telecommunications sector is continuing to develop rapidly. Following the historic auctions of 2015, 4G services are quickly being deployed and subscribers have migrated to the new technology. Content and value-added services are being offered to fill the newly available bandwidth, while the sector is becoming more data-centric....

 

Several factors are driving Thailand’s rapid technological development. On the ground, people are demanding greater connectivity and better applications, while operators are competing actively to provide enhanced services to meet those needs. At the same time, the government is working to support the development of technology. A wide range of...