Phil Harpur Executive Summary Thailand is driven by a strong digital technology culture The Thai telecom market is a complex commercial environment, with a mix of state-owned companies and private operators functioning under a wide variety of corporate and regulatory structures and interfaces. Penetration in the fixed line market in Thailand has been declining at a significant and increasing rate over the past five years. A major reason for this is due to the dominance of the mobile segment and the growth of mobile broadband segment. The market is predicted to further decline over the next five years to as both mobile and mobile broadband penetration continue to increase.
Thailand - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses Synopsis The expansion of broadband internet in Thailand in the early stages saw widespread adoption of Digital Subscriber Line DSL services, together with some significantly lesser deployment of the cable modem option, as well as some broadband wireless access. The Thailand market has witnessed reasonably strong growth in the fixed broadband market over the past few years from a relatively small base. However fixed broadband penetration remains relatively compared to other developed Asian telco markets due to a limited number of fixed lines and the dominance of the mobile platform. Over the next five years to strong but gradually declining growth is predicted as the major providers continue to rollout their fibre networks. The Road Map has been developed from a realization that digital technologies can drive socio-economic development and economic growth of countries. Thailand is quickly becoming one of the biggest e-commerce markets in Southeast Asia. During competition in fixed broadband has been heightened by the incumbents.
Phil Harpur Current publication date: The fixed line market in Thailand remains underdeveloped and penetration has been declining over the past five years. A major reason for this is due to the dominance of the mobile segment and the growth of mobile broadband. The market is predicted to further decline over the next five years to as both mobile subscriber and mobile broadband penetration continue to increase.
Internet censorship in Thailand Thailand is on Reporters Without Borders list of countries under surveillance in The plan to reduce internet gateways was initially proposed by Pol Gen Somyot Poompanmoung , the chief of the Royal Thai Police , as a single gateway system makes it easier for state authorities to monitor, filter, delete, and intercept information on the internet that the authorities deem inappropriate. Currently , there are about 10 international internet gateway operators in Thailand.