Thailand - Broadband Market
Thailand seems to have shrugged off its earlier hesitation about the Internet. There are signs that it is energetically embracing everything online in the marketplace. After a period of heavy dependence on dial-up, the country has finally been making a strong push into broadband services. Most significantly, some of the players have started committing significant capital to build infrastructure. There are also changes afoot in the wireless broadband market as the WiMAX licensing process gains momentum and network rollouts are started. An important start has been made on the restructuring of the regulatory side of the Internet market. Once the government's changes to the regulatory regime start to impact, there should be even greater opportunity for broadband Internet to flourish. This report takes a general look at the Thai broadband Internet market.
Last Update: 19 Oct 2009 Number of Pages: 14
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Thailand - Broadcasting
The TV broadcasting industry in Thailand continues to wait for the country's proposed new broadcasting regulator to be put in place. Over the last few years, the government became bogged down in the process of setting up the National Broadcasting Commission, a key element set out in the Broadcasting Frequencies Act (2000). By 2010, however, the strategy had shifted to establishing a totally new entity, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission. This new regulator was expected to be operational by late in 2011. While the country already has a competitive open market, there are numerous issues to be addressed as operators continue to struggle. Issues of convergence with the telecom sector need particular attention. This report presents a market overview and some relevant statistics. There is also some information on developments in Thailand's IPTV market.
Last Update: 3 Feb 2011 Number of Pages: 12
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Thailand - Fixed Networks Operators
Fixed-line services are outnumbered by mobile phone services in Thailand by a ratio of more than ten to one. Nonetheless, with a teledensity of 10% in 2010, fixed-line services remain an integral part of the telecommunications environment in the country. The Ministry of Information and Communications Technology's effort to promote DSL broadband services, which it initiated in 2004, was to see the start of a potentially enhanced role for the copper network. While reasonably good infrastructure has been put in place to support data communication services, this segment of the market only began to experience significant growth during 2006/07 and by 2010 broadband Internet penetration was still only around 4%. This report looks at some of the sector's major fixed network operators.
Last Update: 2 Feb 2011 Number of Pages: 14
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Thailand - Internet
Thailand has started to energetically embrace Internet in its many forms across the marketplace. Over the last eight years, admittedly starting from a very low base, the estimated number of Internet users in Thailand has increased sixfold. ISPs also seem to be recovering from their earlier reputation for unreliable performance and a failure to invest in improved infrastructure. Now that the government has taken the first steps to fix the regulatory regime, with CAT being sidelined from the activities of the ISPs and, most importantly, the international Internet gateway market having been opened up, there should be increased opportunities for the development of the Internet in Thailand. There is still further work to be done on the regulatory front, however. This report looks at the Thai Internet market and some of the major players involved.
Last Update: 19 Oct 2009 Number of Pages: 19
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Thailand - Key Statistics, Telecommunications Market, Regulatory and Infrastructure Overview
This report provides an overview of the telecommunications market in Thailand and the regulatory reform that is taking place, together with a selection of the most recent available key indicators for the sector. The overview also includes information on the national telecommunications infrastructure. The country's telecom industry has undergone a period of strong growth which has started to moderate in the last few years. The mobile market has been a case in point growing by substantial amounts annually, it has passed the 100% penetration milestone. Although growth slowed as the economy turned down in 2009, there had still been a solid annual growth rate of around 10% in the mobile market during the 2009/10 period. While the country has gained considerably from a liberalised telecoms sector, there remained much work to be done on regulatory reform.
It was broadly perceived that the government was no longer giving telecoms the priority it needed. Sorting out the ongoing role of the two government-owned telcos, for example, remained a major challenge. After years of delays, the government eventually launched the National Telecommunications Commission. This authority has been driving some reform.
By 2011 the industry was waiting on the establishment of a new regulator, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission. Ironically, this move was generally seen by the industry, and foreign investors in particular, as a backward step for the overall reform process in Thailand.
Last Update: 14 Apr 2011 Number of Pages: 25
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