Bangkok – Bangkok Governor, Pol. Gen. Aswin Kwanmuang has disclosed a plan to make the capital free of tangled overhead cables by 2021.
Pol. Gen. Aswin said the plan has been approved in principle by the National Digital Economy and Society Board, headed by the Deputy Prime Minister, ACM Prajin Juntong.
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) would construct a network of tunnels with facilities to house wire cables. Telecom service providers, including fibre optic internet providers, would be required to lease the tunnels from the administration.
He added that the BMA is now seeking a license to operate the planned facilities from the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), before submitting the final plan to the infrastructure committee, under the Ministry Digital Economy and Society’s administration, for approval.