Communications policy and administration

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 ...

Bill endangers media survival

Prominent Media figures and rights activists are concerned whether the Thai media would survive suppression of press freedom in the wake of existing and future measures of the junta government. The source of the worry is the media regulation bill draft proposed by the junta-appointed ...

PM tries to calm fears on media regulation bill

NRSA panel chief wants online media to be included in licensing system. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on April 27 attempted to allay fears over the controversial media regulatory bill, denying it was intended to restrict media freedom and calling for mutual trust between the media ...

Broadband internet: network operators miss out

Most network operators provide high-speed internet service with the speed of 20 Mpbs or more, but they still cannot satisfy demand for associated services such as IPTV, VOD, Video Conference and IP Camera. According to Internet World Stars, the number of internet users in 2017 in ...

Free children’s paper published in honour of journalist Win Tin

A 10-page free children’s newspaper titled “Zar Ti Man” was published in Mandalay on April 21 to mark the 3rd year of commemoration of the late renowned journalist U Win Tin. “It was published in 3rd year commemoration of Sayagyi Hantharwady U Win Tin. The ...

NBTC panel to study how to regulate OTT operators

The Board of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission on April 24 resolved to regard the delivery of over-the-top content as radio and TV broadcasting, said Natee Sukonrat, chairman of the NBTC broadcasting committee. The board also resolved to assign Natee to set up a subcommittee ...

VN wants its own social networks

The Government is encouraging made-in-Việt Nam internet platforms to replace international giants like Google and Facebook as part of its long-term efforts to strengthen cyber security, the communications minister said on April 18. As part of its efforts to ensure accurate information, the ministry has ...

Former exiled news outlets granted licenses for state media channel

Two former exiled news outlets—the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) and Mizzima—have been selected to run their own digital channels in Burma under the state-owned Myanmar Radio and Television (MRTV). In late 2016, the Ministry of Information (MOI) put out a call to local companies ...

Data science poised to boom

Big data and analytics spending in Thailand is expected to continue double-digit growth in 2017, driven by the availability of data, a new generation of technology and a cultural shift toward data-driven decision making. Teradata Thailand, the local enterprise solfware unit of US-based Teradata Corporation, expect ...

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