NBTC satisfied with its performance during past 6 months


BANGKOK, 3 May 2012  – The country’s telecom regulator has expressed satisfaction over what it has achieved during the first 6 months of its operation. 

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) Chairman, Air Chief Marshal Thares Punsri, revealed on Wednesday that the agency has achieved what it has hoped for since it began operations on October 7th, 2011.

During the first 6 months from its inception, ACM Thares said the NBTC has completed the master plan that involves frequency management, telecom business, and broadcasting and television business, all of which will be used in guiding Thailand’s broadcasting and telecommunications industry.

He added that the NBTC has also been working on the bidding for the 3G network development, which is hoped to take place by September, the upgrade of Thai television to the digital system, the regulation of the cable TV business and the community radio business, and all issues related to the consumer protection in telecom and broadcasting business.

Towards the end of 2012, the NBTC is planning to make the 3G technology bidding happen in order to accommodate high-speed internet service with the maximum speed of 100 megabits and to launch the digital TV service, with the trial run scheduled later this year and the completion expected in 2016.