Connect with us

Phuket

TOT Phuket gets B128m budget bonanza

Published

 on 

TOT Phuket gets B128m budget bonanza | Thaiger

PHUKET: The Phuket office of the Telephone Organization of Thailand (TOT) has been granted a budget of 128.68 million baht to upgrade its services on the island. The announcement follows the return of TOT Phuket chief Pairoj Somsri from budget meetings in Bangkok late last month, at which he expected to be granted a budget of only 38.8 million baht, after applying for 100 million baht. The budget will be used to install 19 new telephone exchanges, adding a total of 8,100 telephone numbers on the island this year. “We plan to add another 11,430 telephone numbers next year, bringing the total new land line numbers in Phuket to 19,530,” K. Pairoj told the Gazette. He added that the TOT Phuket branch will also expand its ADSL high-speed Internet access from the current coverage of 20% of the island to more than 80%. “We are preparing to install 5,000 ADSL exchanges in Phuket in July,” he said. Looking further ahead, K. Pairoj said that TOT Phuket is waiting for approval to install wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) high-speed Internet access throughout Phuket City, with a service range extending at least five kilometers from the access points. “The TOT is waiting for approval from the Post and Telegraph Department to install WiMax [wireless protocol] broadband Internet access in Phuket City that will be capable of providing Internet access to users at least five kilometers from where the WiMax node is installed,” he said. He added that the TOT is currently waiting for approval to make Phuket City “go hot”, as launching Wi-Fi service is referred to in IT circles. In the meantime, K. Pairoj said that TOT Phuket will launch Wi-Fi access at the Caltex gas station in Kathu, and plans to make another location “hot” soon, though a site has yet to be decided upon.

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Eastern Thailand14 hours ago

German man believed to have monkeypox briefly fled police

Thailand15 hours ago

New app to help migrant women in Thailand facing abuse

Cambodia16 hours ago

Nigerian man recovers from monkeypox, handed to Cambodian authorities

Sponsored3 days ago

The return of the most important coffee event in Thailand

World17 hours ago

Unusually heavy floods in Pakistan kill 549, thousands of homes damaged

Thailand17 hours ago

How to get the Thailand Elite Visa?

Transport18 hours ago

BTS is offering a free ride… with your mom

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Bangkok18 hours ago

Fire at Energy Ministry’s compound in Bangkok

Phuket19 hours ago

2 meth busts in Phuket this past week

Politics19 hours ago

NIDA Poll: PM Prayut should not extend term after August 24

Chon Buri21 hours ago

Mountain Pub fire: 15 victims dead, owner arrested, club uninsured

Chon Buri21 hours ago

Police transferred, safety measures enacted in wake of Mountain B fire

Bangkok22 hours ago

Bangkok taxi driver who snapped himself raping teen gets jailed

Video22 hours ago

Building a $100mil business in Thailand feat. Michael Kenner | Thaiger Podcast Ep. 1

Tourism23 hours ago

Major jump in Thailand Airbnb searches

Economy23 hours ago

Thailand’s hotels are short on workers

Thailand11 months ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism1 year ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism1 year ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism1 year ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending