Market Research Logo

Thailand - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

Thailand - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

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.
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 2022 as both mobile subscriber and mobile broadband penetration continue to increase.
The governments plans to invest 10 billion baht towards improving the nations telecom infrastructure as part of its digital economy strategy. The government aims to double Thailands internet-connected population to 40 million users by 2018.
In 2017 Thailands Ministry of Sciences & Technology, Ministry of Digital Economy & Society, and Huawei, jointly developed a digital roadmap to achieve its Thailand 4.0 vision. The Road Map has been developed from a realization that digital technologies can drive socio-economic development and economic growth of countries.

Key developments:

The fixed line market remains underdeveloped and penetration has been declining over the past five years.
The fixed line market is predicted to further decline over the next five years to 2022.
State owned TOT Corp is poised to take over True Corporation's fixed line operations in the Bangkok Metropolitan Area (BMA).
A digital roadmap to achieve its Thailand 4.0 vision has been developed.

Companies covered in this report include:

TOT Corp; CAT Telecom; True Corp; True Move; TT&T; AIS; DTAC; Thaicom, Triple T Broadband; AIS; DTAC;


1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Country overview
3.1 Background and Economy
4. Telecommunications market
4.1 Market Overview and Analysis
4.2 Background
5. Regulatory environment
5.1 Historic overview
5.1.1 Telecommunications Act 2001
5.1.2 Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MICT)
5.2 Regulatory Authority
5.2.1 National Telecommunications Commission (NTC)
5.2.2 National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC)
5.2.3 Master Plans (including Frequency Allocation Master Plan)
6. Fixed network operators
6.1 Introduction
6.2 TOT Corp
6.3 True Corp
6.3.1 Overview
6.3.2 Fixed-line services
6.3.3 TrueOnline
6.4 Advance Information Services (AIS)
7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 Fixed Line Subscribers and Market Forecast
7.2 International infrastructure
7.2.1 Overview
7.2.2 Submarine cable networks
7.2.3 Satellite networks
7.3 Specific IT developments (data centres, cloud computing)
7.3.1 Cloud Computing
7.3.2 Data Centres
7.3.3 Thailand's internet gateway exchanges
8. Smart infrastructure
8.1 Smart cities
9. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics 2017 (e)
Table 2 Telephone network statistics 2017 (e)
Table 3 Mobile statistics 2017 (e)
Table 4 Internet user statistics 2017 (e)
Table 5 Broadband statistics 2017 (e)
Table 6 National telecommunications authorities
Table 7 Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2017 - 2022
Table 8 Historic - True's fixed-line subscribers 2004 - 2016
Table 9 TrueOnline's Fixed Broadband Subscribers 2001 - 2017
Table 10 Fixed Line Subscriptions and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 - 2022
Table 11 Historic - Fixed lines and Penetration 1995 - 2011
Chart 1 Fixed Line & Mobile Penetration 2017; 2022
Chart 2 Fixed Line Subscriptions and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 - 2022
Exhibit 1 Major Fixed Line and International Carriers by Market Segment
Exhibit 2 Submarine cable networks
Exhibit 3 Thaicom's satellite network
Exhibit 4 International internet gateway operators in Thailand

Download our eBook: How to Succeed Using Market Research

Learn how to effectively navigate the market research process to help guide your organization on the journey to success.

Download eBook

Share this report