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  • Business News

    3,900 Thai community radio stations to cease under new digital scheme

    Approximately 3,900 community radio stations will be forced to cease broadcasting after this year due to the transition from analogue to a licensing regime and a digital audio broadcasting (DAB) scheme. The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has been working on the digital radio regulatory framework, aiming to implement it by September. This significant change is set to happen…

  • 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,…

  • Thailand News

    Mobile banking to operate normally during verification

    The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) clarified today that mobile banking services will continue to operate as usual on May 27. The NBTC, in collaboration with the Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) and commercial banks, aims to ensure that mobile numbers linked to bank accounts are properly verified to tackle issues related to fraudulent SIM cards and mule accounts. The NBTC…

  • Thailand News

    NBTC 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…

  • Business News

    NBTC board rejects new mobile tariff structure due to lack of study

    The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) board declined to approve a new tariff structure for mobile services, citing a lack of comprehensive study on the matter. The proposed tariff would have charged customers on a per-second basis, reflecting actual usage. The board has voiced concerns over the potential for increased costs for consumers and has asked for a more…

  • 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

    NBTC plans to boost Internet connectivity for impoverished Bangkok communities

    In a bid to bridge the digital divide, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has announced plans to increase Internet connectivity for impoverished communities in Bangkok. The initiative also includes the provision of WiFi service for districts nationwide. This move forms part of the NBTC’s fourth universal service obligation (USO) plan. In line with the draft USO 4.0 scheme,…

  • Business News

    Thai PBS proposes 4K broadcasting trial to combat streaming threat

    Thai Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), in a bid to stay in line with the global trend of upgrading broadcast technology, has proposed a trial of the 4K high-resolution broadcasting platform. This would broadcast content in 16 provinces across Thailand, said the public broadcaster. This move is seen as crucial to combat the rising threat of streaming platforms in the broadcasting…

  • Business News

    5G network development: NBTC explores 3500MHz band allocation

    The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) is exploring the potential of allocating a section of the 3500-megahertz band to foster the development of a private 5G network. This move is aimed at encouraging practical applications across industries and enterprises. Talks are underway between NBTC and various stakeholders including telecom operators, vendors, representatives from the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand,…

  • Politics News

    Thai PM candidate Pitha clears air over ITV shares controversy

    Pitha Limcharoenrat, head of Thailand’s progressive party, Move Forward Party, and candidate for prime minister, has refuted allegations surrounding his ownership of shares in ITV Plc. Ruangkrai Leekijwattana recently claimed to have discovered that Pitha holds 42,000 shares in ITV Plc, and has called for the Election Commission of Thailand (ECT) to investigate the matter. The situation is significant as…