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  • Thailand News

    Thai Telecoms regulator crackdown on online scams: 106 million mobile numbers under scrutiny

    Scammers in Thailand use SIM cards registered under other people’s names to call potential victims and lure them into sending money or take control of their phones remotely to steal money with banking apps. The NBTC is working with banks and mobile network operators AIS and True to ensure that connected phone SIM cards and mobile banking accounts are registered…

  • Thailand News

    AIS compensates customers for network outage in Thailand

    Advance Info Service Plc (AIS), Thailand’s leading mobile operator, apologised for a recent network interruption that affected its customers. The company has confirmed that its engineering team has resolved the issue, which disrupted mobile phone usage in certain areas yesterday evening. To make amends, AIS has announced compensation for all its customers, regardless of their package plans. Customers of AIS…

  • Thailand News

    Thai telecom tycoon ties the knot

    Somchai Lertsutiwong, the CEO of Thai telecommunication giant Advanced Info Service (AIS), finally tied the knot. The media mogul yesterday stunned many with his hush-hush marriage announcement. Somchai exchanged vows with 31 year old Kuntita Chartsomboonchai, also known as Pear, a standout brand representative from the AIS Smart Gen 2018 project. This covert ceremony, held on March 23, was a…

  • 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

    Thailand trials first mobile phone emergency alert system

    The inaugural trial of Thailand’s first cell broadcast service (CBS), a pioneering emergency alert system for mobile phones, kicked off yesterday. The trial was a joint venture between the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) and Advanced Info Service (AIS). Conducted at the NBTC headquarters on Phahon Yothin Road, the trial demonstrated the capabilities of the CBS system. The system…

  • Business News

    AIS partners with ministry byte cyber threats in Thailand

    Advanced Info Service Plc (AIS), in a significant partnership with the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, has undertaken an initiative to tackle cybersecurity challenges. Under the Aunjai Cyber syllabus, the collaboration aims to arm both the ministry’s staff and the public with indispensable digital intelligence skills. AIS Chief Executive Somchai Lertsutiwong emphasised the importance of the partnership with…

  • Thailand News

    NBTC crackdowns on unregistered SIM cards in Thailand

    Statistics disclosed to the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) revealed that over half of those owning over 100 SIM cards in Thailand have reportedly registered themselves with operator AIS. Amid a crackdown initiated by the NBTC in December to curb potential misuse, February 14 marked the deadline for individuals holding more than six SIM cards to authenticate their identities…

  • Business News

    AIS in talks with PTT OR for virtual bank licence application

    Potential collaborations are underway as Advanced Info Service (AIS) engages in discussions with PTT Oil and Retail Business (OR) and a digital platform provider. The objective is to apply for a virtual bank licence from the Bank of Thailand, revealed AIS Chief Executive, Somchai Lertsutiwong. This partnership would be an addition to AIS’s current plan to secure a license with…

  • 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…

  • Thailand News

    AIS unleashes 5G marvel in epic sea expansion

    Thai telecom giant AIS is set to expand its 5G smart network across the vast expanse of the Gulf and Andaman Seas. This audacious move aims to establish comprehensive Sea Coverage, reaching the widest, farthest, highest, and deepest corners of the country. AIS showcased its groundbreaking Sea Coverage initiative along the picturesque coastal areas of the Gulf of Thailand and…

  • Thailand News

    AIS Fibre and 3BB unite to boost Thailand’s home Internet industry

    AIS Fibre and 3BB have merged their strengths to supercharge the future under the name, AIS – 3BB Fibre 3. This union aims to uplift the home Internet industry in Thailand, supporting sustainable national growth. The idea is to combine for a better life and boost your brighter future by connecting all applications with a fibre network and superior innovations…

  • Tourism News

    Thailand boosts tourism with free SIM cards and digital privileges for visitors

    The Welcome Back to Thailand campaign, a collaborative endeavour by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Advanced Info Service (AIS), is ready to roll out. The initiative is designed to attract international tourists by offering them Amazing Thailand SIM cards, bundled with an array of digital privileges and services. As part of the campaign strategy, TAT plans to distribute…

  • 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 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…

  • Business News

    AIS resumes HBO partnership, offers affordable streaming via AIS Play app

    Advanced Info Service (AIS) has renewed its collaboration with global content provider HBO, making content available to customers through the AIS Play mobile app and AIS Playbox set-top box platform at competitive rates. Pratthana Leelapanang, Chief Consumer Business Officer at AIS, stated that the move aims to capitalise on the growing market for streaming services, encompassing both short-form and long-form…

  • Technology News

    Cyber police work with Thai mobile providers to block scam call centres

    The Police Cyber Taskforce in Thailand have been working with the leading Thai mobile operators to prevent contact from scam call centres. From now on, Thai mobile users will be able to report the ‘scam’ phone numbers directly to the mobile operators, and the PCT will ban those numbers within 72 hours. Thai media has been reporting about a series…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Update | PCR tests upon entering Thailand scrapped, starting April 1

    Starting today, travellers entering Thailand will no longer need to take a PCR Covid-19 test before their flight, but visitors will still need to take a PCR test once they land in Thailand. All travellers – vaccinated and unvaccinated – no longer need to take the pre-travel test, but requirements after entry vary depending on the program you come on……

  • Bangkok News

    Bang Sue Grand Station to use only Pfizer and Moderna vaccine

    The Vaccination Centre at Bang Sue Grand Station in Bangkok has announced that they will switch their operations to entirely use the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccine. The move will go into effect on November 26 and will replace the previously used vaccines in the main Bangkok vaccination centre, mainly Sinovac and AstraZeneca previously. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand Top Stories | Marriage Equality push, Thai telcos merge, PM stays put | November 25

    Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha is fending off rumours of his standing down for a second time in less than 5 days. A new telco company is being formed through the merger of True Corporation and DTAC. LGBTQ advocacy groups are continuing their campaign for marriage equality in Thailand but have turned their attention to the opposition Pheu Thai Party. 22…

  • Technology News

    Junk messages must now be blocked by Thai mobile carriers

    An order made by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission this week declared that all mobile phone operators must now block junk messages and fraudulent SMS. The order is aimed at curbing unsolicited junk messages on people’s mobile phones and protecting them from scams or malicious advertisements. The new order went into effect on September 23 and applies to all…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s #BestofTweets 2020

    The following is a statement from Twitter announcing the winners of the social media company’s #BestofTweets 2020 Thailand awards. 2020 has been a year of disruption and disconnect across economies, industries, and communities. For marketers, there’s never been a more challenging year. Campaigns, events, and creative shoots had to be moved online, postponed, or cancelled, tearing up a year’s worth…

  • Covid-19 News

    Robots provide novel approach to virus prevention at Bangkok mall

    A robot dog is helping protecting people from the coronavirus at a Bangkok shopping centre by dispensing hand sanitiser. It’s name is K9 and it runs off 5G internet from the mobile phone operator AIS (The Thaiger smells a PR stunt for the new AIS 5G network). K9 looks like he, or she, needs a head and a wagging tail. A…

  • Business News

    NBTC seeks to reduce mobile bills by 30%

    Hopefully for both prepaid and postpaid subscribers. The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission has been meeting with Thailand’s telecom operators in an effort to lower mobile phone service fees for users. The NBTC say the fee reduction proposal is for both prepaid and postpaid subscribers and seeks to reduce fees up to 30%. The initiative is aimed at helping people manage…

  • Covid-19 News

    Cabinet will look at proposal to help with home internet

    Cabinet today will look at a proposal to help people working from home with 10 Gb free internet for their smartphones, along with other subsidies. The Thai National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission will ask for cabinet approval providing mobile users with 10 free gigabytes of data usage per subscriber, per month up to June 30. The NBTS say they recognise…

  • Transport News

    U-Tapao, AIS collaborate on smart terminal

    U-Tapao Rayong Pattaya International Airport and AIS, Thailand’s largest GSM mobile phone operator, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to turn the airport’s Passenger Terminal 2 into a “smart terminal.” U-Tapao, a joint civil/military public airport serving Rayong and Pattaya City, has been working on developing digital solutions with AIS in its second passenger terminal since 2018. Now it is…