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Net giants join govt on clean-up

The Asia Internet Coalition (AIC), an industry association made up of eight internet giants, has agreed in principle to work with local authorities to tackle webpages and content that violate the law. The agreement was allegedly reached Tuesday after a meeting among representatives of the AIC, ...

Facebook to block local content

Facebook Inc has agreed to continue to consider the Thai government’s requests to restrict local access to content on its site found to be in violation of the country’s laws. The US internet giant replied to the Thai Internet Service Provider Association after a group ...

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 ...

5G licence auction faces delay due to technicalities

The planned fifth generation (5G) licence auction on the 2600-megahertz spectrum is likely to be put off to 2018 due to a lack of well-designed frequency valuation principles and the transition to a new telecom regulatory body. The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) initially ...

NBTC must review decision to suspend Voice TV, say media bodies

Media associations on Tuesday called for the broadcast regulator to review its order to suspend Voice TV for seven days. The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission on Monday suspended the digital channel’s licence over what was labelled repeated misconduct. In a joint statement signed by ...

MCOT’s plea to import equipment raises doubts

MCOT recently asked the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission for permission to import equipment that it will use in cooperation with True Corp and Advanced Info Service to operate wireless services on its portion of the 2.6 gigahertz spectrum. But a telecom analyst was doubtful ...

Campaign to educate public on digital data protection amid growing cybercrimes

Authorities are preparing campaigns to educate the public and undertake other precautionary measures to curb fast-growing financial cybercrimes amid increasing digital transactions. Thailand now has more than 23 million digital banking accounts. Korkij Danchaivichit, deputy secretary-general of the National Broadcasting and Telecom Commission, said the agency will ...

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