Communications policy and administration

Vietnam to issue rules on terrestrial mobile communication terminal devices

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) last week held a webinar to assess the impacts of a draft circular on the national technical regulations on terminal devices of terrestrial mobile communication. According to the representative of the MIC’s Information Technology Department, the building of national technical regulations on ...

Samaya Dharmaraj

Cambodia China Journalist Association officially launched in Cambodia

The Cambodia China Journalist Association (CCJA) was formally launched here on Monday with the aim of promoting media exchange and relations between Cambodia and China. Cambodian Information Minister Khieu Kanharith said the Ministry of Information fully supported the CCJA and was confident that it would play ...

Animated film explains how Myanmar's Telecommunications Law undermines free speech

A short animated film is helping to educate the public about Myanmar’s Telecommunications Law and the ways that it can suppress free speech. Are You Ready is a collaboration between EngageMedia and several digital rights activists in Myanmar. It was first screened in December 2018 in Yangon at the Myanmar Digital Rights Forum. ...

Mong Palatino

Communications market poised to skyrocket

Thailand’s communications market is predicted to reach 1 trillion baht in value over the next six years, thanks to the popularity of over-the-top (OTT) services and growth in digital transformation.Keep reading ...

Panasonic turning up volume on Asian TV ops

Panasonic looks to build up to 50% more televisions in Asia outside Japan by fiscal 2020, taking advantage of low labor costs to churn out mass-market to top-of-the-line sets. The Japanese appliance manufacturer targets 3 million units of production capacity in the region by then. ...

Thailand's Dtac to offer 4G network with state firm

Thailand’s Total Access Communication, commonly known as Dtac, will join with state-owned telecom operator TOT to offer 4G wireless network services. Dtac will pay 4.51 billion baht ($132 million) annually to access 60% of TOT’s 2,300MHz spectrum, setting up 20,000 cell towers. The remaining 40% ...

TOT picks DTAC as partner for 4G-2.3GHz broadband service

TOT has selected Total Access Communication as partner to develop its fourth-generation wireless broadband service on the state telecom agency’s 2.3-gigahertz spectrum. According to DTAC’s filing to the Stock Exchange of Thailand on May 24, it will enter contract negotiations with TOT and expects to ...

Drop ICT tariffs to grow: study

Cambodia could add an additional $320 million to the economy over the next 10 years while increasing tax revenue by $24 million if it dropped its tariffs on information and communication technology (ICT), according to new research published yesterday.According to a study by the Washington-based ...

Telecoms, media see profits slide

LISTED telecom, media and entertainment firms reported a drop in first-quarter net profit even though some of them recorded revenue growth, as their costs rose from both network installation and higher licence fees. Weighed down by costs. Companies in the telecoms, entertainment and media sectors ...

Ministry warns against ransomware computer virus

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunication is warning internet users to protect themselves against the Wanna Cryransomware virus, which has already spread to many countries around the globe. According to a notice issued by the Ministry recently, the computer virus was detected in many countries ...

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