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  • Business News

    True Corporation partners with TAT to boost Thailand tourism

    True Corporation, in partnership with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has rolled out the True Nationwide, For Everyone initiative, aiming to offer benefits and privileges to both Thai and international tourists throughout their travel journey. This initiative aligns with the government’s strategy to establish Thailand as a major tourism hub by 2024, aiming to generate over 3 trillion baht…

  • Business News

    True Corporation and DTAC merger lawsuit stirs telecom sector

    A recent order from the Supreme Administrative Court may be causing ripples in the telecommunication sector. The court has asked the Central Administrative Court to accept a lawsuit filed by five individuals, aimed at nullifying the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission’s (NBTC) approval of the merger between True Corporation and Total Access Communication (DTAC). However, industry insiders view this order…

  • Business News

    True Corporation and AIS to review auction of key spectrum bands

    True Corporation and Advanced Info Service (AIS), both leading mobile phone service operators, are gearing up to review a draft concerning the auction of three key spectrum bands, 850 megahertz, 2100MHz and 2300MHz. The draft is set to be completed by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) by June. The impetus behind this action is to secure a sufficient…

  • Business News

    True Corporation unveils 2024 strategy with AI, digital growth focus

    True Corporation, the Thai telecommunications conglomerate, disclosed its tripartite strategic model for 2024. This strategy encompasses modernising its digital infrastructure, offering distinctive services to its customer base and redefining the company through the application of artificial intelligence (AI) and cutting-edge technologies. The company’s CEO, Manat Manavutiveth, has identified five disruptive elements for the current year, namely, global economic uncertainty, generative…

  • Business News

    True Corporation spearheads AI utilisation for automation

    True Corporation, led by Deputy Chief Executive Sharad Mehrotra, is positioning itself at the forefront of artificial intelligence (AI) utilisation with ambitious plans for widespread automation and paperless operations. The company’s recent hybrid conference, AI Gets Good, highlighted the critical need for an integrated approach that blends technology, people, and ethics. Accenture research indicates that language-based AI could augment around 40%…

  • Thailand News

    AIS and True reinforce identity checks for multiple SIM card owners

    In response to the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission’s directive, telecom giants AIS and True are set to tighten up measures to verify the identities of customers with multiple SIM cards. This move aims to prevent the temporary suspension of mobile numbers and protect user rights. Varunthep Watcharaphon, Business Relations Chief at Advance Info Service PLC (AIS), stated that AIS…

  • Business News

    AIS withdraws lawsuit against NBTC over True-DTAC merger approval

    AIS, the telecommunications giant, recently took a surprising turn as it withdrew its case against the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission’s (NBTC) decision, which recognised the merger between True Corporation and Total Access Communication (DTAC), its two direct competitors. The lawsuit contended that the NBTC board had failed to exercise its authority to regulate the deal according to existing regulations.…

  • Business News

    AIS urged to retract NBTC lawsuit amidst True-DTAC merger controversy

    In an undisclosed revelation from employees within the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), it was indicated that Advanced Info Service (AIS) has been encouraged to retract its lawsuit against last year’s NBTC board resolution, which validated the amalgamation of True-DTAC. This lawsuit could potentially create complications for the commission when deliberating the ongoing acquisition of the fixed broadband service…

  • Business News

    True Axion, TV Tokyo join forces to boost Thai gaming industry globally

    A strategic partnership between True Axion Interactive and TV Tokyo Corporation aims to propel the Thai gaming industry onto the international stage. True Axion Interactive, a joint venture between True Corporation and Canada’s Axion Ventures, will collaborate with the Japanese TV station renowned for its anime content to develop anime-style games, a genre gaining global popularity. The first project under…

  • Technology News

    Cable and satellite provider True Visions faces backlash over “censorship officer”

    Satellite and cable TV provider True Visions is in hot water after posting an advert seeking an “international news censor” on the biggest online jobs board in Thailand. The ad, which appeared on the JobsDB site, said the right candidate would be required to scrutinise 17 foreign news channels and report any “inappropriate” content to supervisors. A report in Coconuts…

  • Technology News

    True to introduce 5G with help from China Mobile

    Kittinut Tikawan, president of Thai communication giant True Corporation, says True Move H Universal Communication plans a soft launch of 5G wireless broadband in Thailand within 2-3 months, through close collaboration with China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile operator. 5G mobile communications will allow virtually ‘instant’ delivery of video and services with remarkable leaps in speeds, at least 10-fold. The…

  • Business News

    Extend-a-signal: NT tunes in for spectrum band extension

    National Telecom (NT) is poised to seek an extension from the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) to continue utilising three spectrum bands beyond their expiration in September 2025. The requested extension, spanning 90 days, aims to ensure a seamless transition for NT’s current customers to alternative bands. NT intends to maintain operations on the 850MHz, 2100MHz, and 2300MHz bands,…

  • Business News

    Mobile service market to grow 3 to 5% amid tourism surge

    The annual growth rate for the mobile service market is forecasted to sit between 3 and 5% this year due to cost-cutting efforts by operators and an increase in mobile traffic and international roaming calls brought on by a surge in foreign tourists. Pisut Ngamvijitvong, a senior equity research analyst at Kasikorn Securities, asserts that these growth factors, along with…

  • Business News

    NBTC excludes World Cup from ‘must have’ broadcast rule

    The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) board yesterday unanimously decided to exclude the World Cup football tournament from its “must have” rule, effective immediately. This rule has been in place since 2012, obliging companies that own the broadcast rights to seven major sporting events to allow free TV channels to air the content. The seven events include the FIFA World…

  • Thailand News

    Foreign tourists flock to Thailand, boosting economy

    Foreign tourists in Thailand reached 9.4 million in the initial quarter of this year, pouring an estimated 454.6 billion baht (US$12.4 billion) into the national economy through their expenditure, as disclosed by the Tourism and Sports Ministry. This year, the Southeast Asian nation is setting its sights on an ambitious goal of 40 million tourists, almost equal to the pre-Covid-19 pandemic…

  • Thailand News

    Khon Kaen Zoo celebrates first successful black swan breeding

    Khon Kaen Zoo proudly announced the successful breeding of black swans, marking a first in the zoo’s history. The arrival of three cygnets, hatched in early February, comes as a delightful surprise to zoo officials and animal lovers alike. Thipawadee Kittikhun, the acting director-general at the zoo, revealed that three eggs were laid by a seven year old swan in…

  • Thailand News

    Thai government’s plan to boost NBT channel ratings

    The National Public Relations Committee convened yesterday, led by Deputy Prime Minister Somsak Thepsutin, to tackle the crisis of low ratings for the National Broadcasting Services of Thailand (NBT) channel. Currently languishing in 17th place, NBT faces an uphill battle to resonate with viewers amidst fierce competition. The committee, comprising top brass from the Government Public Relations Department, dissected the…

  • Business News

    New VC funds to boost startup growth in 2024

    This year, the growth of startups is anticipated to see a significant boost as several new venture capital (VC) funds emerge, following a period of slowed activity during the pandemic and recent crypto winter. Among these is the Finno Efra Fund, valued at 1.3 billion baht, co-established by EfraStructure and Krungsri Finnovate, with operations set to commence in March. Pawoot…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand speeds up warning system after Siam Paragon shooting

    Thailand’s Digital Economy and Society (DES) Minister confirmed the development of a cell broadcast (CB) emergency warning system. Set to be ready for deployment within the next six months to a year, the system is a collaborative project coordinated by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), in liaison with mobile service providers. The decision to develop this CB system…

  • Business News

    AIS 3BB acquisition may face strict measures due to market share

    The potential acquisition of fixed broadband provider 3BB by Advanced Info Service (AIS) may face stringent consumer measures from the telecom regulator due to the combined market share of the two companies. True Corporation, a rival company, reported having 3.84 million household subscribers in the first quarter of this year, accounting for 31.5% of the fixed broadband market share, according…

  • World News

    Thailand to haggle for discounted SEA Games broadcasting rights

    Cambodia is the very first host country of the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) to charge membership countries a broadcasting rights fee, costing US$800,000, or about 28 million baht. Thailand plans to negotiate the cost before the games begin in May, citing that the fee is too expensive. The secretary-general of the Cambodia SEA Games Organizing Committee and National Olympic…

  • Thailand News

    Overworked Thai TV man found dead at work, no one noticed

    A Thai News Network (TNN) worker died at his office desk at the weekend and no one noticed until the following day. The man’s colleagues reported that he died from overwork, suffered a heart attack, and passed away on duty. The dead man’s colleagues reported that he used to shout at the TNN management… “When will you hire more people?…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s top 10 stories on social media for 2022

    Social media in Thailand has had a busy year full of sensational scandals and news stories. What were the people of Thailand talking about most in 2022? Wisesight, an online analytics company used its Zocial Eye tools to analyse social media activity between January 1 and December 20 of this year in Thailand to see what got people buzzing online.…

  • Thailand News

    World Cup broadcasting soap opera drama rumbles on

    The FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar broadcasting soap opera continues to provide drama. In this week’s episode, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) is demanding the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) return the 600 million baht it handed over because it can’t fulfil its World Cup broadcasting agreement. The long-drawn-out melodrama appeared to have reached a conclusion when Thailand…

  • Thailand News

    FIFA warns Thailand World Cup broadcast will be cut off after illegal access spotted

    The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) urged Thailand to tighten its security system on its FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 broadcast after the kingdom’s transmission access was spotted being used in other countries. FIFA warned Thailand that its broadcast will be cut off if the country cannot follow its rules and tighten its security problems. The Sports Authority of…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Today | Will Cannabis Be Relisted as Narcotic?

    Will Cannabis Be Relisted as Narcotic? According to Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam The Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) has no authority to alter or reverse any ministerial announcements signed by Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul concerning the decriminalization of cannabis. Mr Wissanu was responding to media reports yesterday that the ONCB was today due to discuss the…

  • Entertainment

    Row erupts over Thailand’s unfair allocation of World Cup games

    After almost a month of, will Thailand get to watch World Cup for free or not was resolved just in the nick of time for the first game but now a new row has erupted over the unfair allocation of showing the games. The Association of Digital Television Broadcasting (ADTEB) slammed the Sports Authority of Thailand’s (SAT) allocation of World…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Today | Heavy rain forecast for Bangkok and surrounding provinces

    Heavy rain is forecast for Bangkok and surrounding provinces next week Thailand News People living in Bangkok, other central provinces, eastern and southern regions of Thailand are advised to expect heavy to very heavy rainfall from November 22nd- 24th, as a result of an intensifying low-pressure cell. Thailand’s Meteorological Department reported today (Friday) that a low-pressure cell, looming over the…

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    Thailand News Today I FIFA gives Thailand 200 million baht discount for World Cup TV license

    Amnesty International yesterday called on Thailand to help stop the violence in Myanmar. The organisation marched to the UN building on Ratchadamnoen Nok road to submit a letter urging the Thai government to help, as Thailand is the host of the 29th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting. The letter listed four demands: – The Thai government should use every possible means…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand gets 200 million baht discount for World Cup TV licence

    Three days before the first match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup kicks off and Thailand is out on the street with a begging bowl trying to collect money from both the government and private sectors to cover the broadcasting licence. Incredibly, FIFA gave in to Thailand’s embarrassing ancient bartering scheme and knocked 200 million baht off the original asking price…