TOT promises improved service bouquet for Phuket

4 Oct 2007

Thai state-owned telco TOT has announced that it will upgrade its copper wire PSTN network on the holiday island of Phuket to support the introduction of an improved range of services, including a doubling of ADSL speeds to 2Mbps at the existing price of THB1,000 (USD32) per month. Regional TOT director Pairoj Somsri said the upgrades will be carried out alongside the addition of up to 20 new telephone exchanges in Phuket, which he said currently has a PSTN capacity of 60,000 numbers, with 43,000 lines in use. He added that there is disproportionately high demand in certain areas of the island, leading to a waiting list for connections. TOT is in the process of installing a total of 560,000 new fixed lines under a delayed nationwide expansion programme.

Thailand, TOT