NBTC discusses mobile roaming fare reduction with Japan


BANGKOK, 30 April 2015 – The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Committee (NBTC) has agreed on a mobile roaming service fare reduction plan with Japanese authorities, to further facilitate the growing tourism scene between the two nations.

The NBTC Secretary-General Takorn Tantasith revealed the outcome of his meeting with the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan (MIC) today, saying that both sides have agreed to reduce the mobile roaming service fares between the two countries. This is expected to be beneficial to the mutual growing tourism scene as well.

Mobile carriers have replied positively, saying that they will gladly cooperate on this matter.

The exact amount of cost reductions will be finalized in the next 2-3 months.

On this occasion, Japanese authorities also brought the Japanese television entrepreneurs to explore possible programs for exchange and trading, as well as setting up a joint business venture initiative between Thailand and Japan.

Japan also proposed cooperating in broadcasting technology developments in the 4K and 8K systems. These systems allow the Thai broadcasting industry to broadcast at an even higher resolution than the current ‘High-Definition’ standard.