BANGKOK, Aug 10 – The Information and Communication Technology Ministry (ICT) will provide free wifi service at more than 400,000 spots nationwide by next year, the minister announced.
Anudit Nakornthap said the ICT Ministry has installed over 270,000 free wifi spots throughout the country in the last two years while 150,000 spots will be added next year with a Bt950 million budget to be allocated by the research fund of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC).
At least 7.7-10 million people will have access to the ICT free wifi and the state-owned TOT Plc has been in charge of providing wifi equipment, managing and maintaining the network.
People can register for free use of ICT’s 2Mbps wifi for a six-month period and each access lasts 20 minutes, at a total of two hours a day.
Several public and private agencies have been assigned to install the ICT’s wifi system.