Ministry unveils THB35 billion plan to upgrade telecoms networks

10 Nov 2006

Thailand’s Information and Communication Technology Ministry has announced ambitious plans to invest THB35 billion (USD954 million) to upgrade the country’s telecoms network. In a statement the ICT Minister Sitthichai Pokaiyaudom said the PSTN would soon be ‘obsolete’ and that it needed an urgent overhaul if it was to keep pace with private operators that are investing heavily in new technologies. According to The Nation, the government says it plans to spend THB20 billion to develop Thai Mobile’s network and a further THB15 billion to expand and improve CAT’s CDMA infrastructure.