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Anyone knows when these 2 things are gonna happen in Thailand??

I think its about time... we got about 60% mobile phone penetration rate in Thailand and I think a lot of people will be up for the 3G service... other countries in the region have it... why not us??

And for DTV? the same things applies imo... where other countries are already setting shutdown dates for analogue broadcast... mostly around the 2010-2015 mark, I've heard nothing from Thailand yet... any plans for DTV??
A lot of people already have expensive LCD or plasma screens... all they need is just a set top box for quality, clear free to air channel... digital is the way now...

What is our National Telecommunications Organisation and National Broadcasting Service doing??
 

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Here in Sweden the analogue network has shut down already. Digital is fine, but it's a little annoying to need one set top box (and subscription) for each tv if you live in a detatched house. At least that's the way it works here.
 

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A (H)DTV daydream would not be in Thailand anytime soon. If something so small like 3G networking could not be done (due to some conflicts with frequency management), DTV is not going to happen.

The more probable is HDTV thru internet. The Internet Bandwidth of our country is growing really really fast; thanks to the Kor-Thor-Chor (I don't know what they stand for)

TAke a look at this: http://202.44.204.43/webstats/bandwidth.php?Sec=bandwidth

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^^ yea, the problem is not technology or investment its the damned regulations/regulators who can't get their act together.
 

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^^ yea, the problem is not technology or investment its the damned regulations/regulators who can't get their act together.
This is something the next government should highly reconsider. Lack of these infrastructures would soon result in lack of development of the country as a whole. Currently it may represent less than a 0% in the GDP.

The Minister of ICT who have been educated from Australia is specially trained and now busy trying to block more websites which are CNS/Thaksin/Freedom of Speech related. Good job--and keep up the good work.:cheers:
 

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On the recent Sunday newspaper from Singapore, a headline read 'He Banned YouTube. He also invented the city's taxi meters and carries a gun on his walk. Meet Thailand's eccentric minister'.

Are we talking about the same man here?

I thought he is cool! :cheers: :lol:
 

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Channel 5 invests in digital broadcasting
WORANUJ MANEERUNGSEE

The army-run TV station Channel 5 will invest 70 million baht this year to upgrade its facilities, paving the way for digital broadcasting, says Colonel Kraisorn Sriduk, chief of the technical division.

Col Kraisorn said new equipment for studios and control rooms would be installed by early next year. With new facilities, the station would be able to broadcast digitally, which is more efficient and offers more coverage.

It plans to completely digitalise the station by 2008 in accordance with targets of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, a non-profit professional association of broadcasters.

Broadcasting in digital would enable the station to expand to new media such as IPTV (internet protocol television), satellite and cable TV.

Currently, the station broadcasts in both analogue and digital, but only audiences with satellite dishes or cable TV can receive the digital signal.

Col Kraisorn said the station's new 100-million baht outdoor broadcasting van would be delivered next month. Channel 5 has also invested millions of baht to build a new broadcasting site in Yala, one of the three troubled provinces in the deep South.

Gen Vudtichai Phornphiboon, the station's director, also said Channel 5 had only four programmes out of the total of 130 that must comply with the government's new censorship restrictions.

The government has said that adult content can only be aired after 8 pm.

Gen Vudtichai said the station's revenues in the first quarter grew by 5% from the same quarter last year, and net profits rose 13% after cost cutting.
 
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