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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. CAT Telecom is set to merge with its sister fixed line operator TOT to create a stronger business.
Penetration in the fixed line market in Thailand has been declining at a significant and increasing rate 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 segment. The market is predicted to further decline over the next five years to 2023 as both mobile and mobile broadband penetration continue to increase.
Digital infrastructure in Thailand can potentially attract investment in IoT which will offer opportunity for IoT solutions to development in various industries.
Thailand 4.0 vision has been developed from a realization that digital technologies can drive socio-economic development and economic growth of countries.
The Thai government lifted its target of creating three smart cities by 2018 to seven by including industrial centres on the eastern seaboard. The Eastern Economic Corridor Development Project will turn the eastern part of Thailand into a special economic zone.
As a part of its Thailand 4.0 initiative the country had set itself the target of creating at least 100 smart cities within its borders over the next two decades.

Key developments:

A digital roadmap to achieve its Thailand 4.0 vision has been developed.
The Eastern Economic Corridor Development Project will turn the eastern part of Thailand into a special economic zone.
The fixed line market remains underdeveloped and penetration has been declining over the past five years.

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 Regional Asian Market Comparison
4.3 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 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 Data Centres
7.4 Government Developments
7.4.1 Thailand's internet gateway exchanges
8. Smart infrastructure
8.1 Internet of Things (IoT)
8.2 Smart cities
8.3 Smart grids
9. Related reports
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities 2018 (e)
Table 2 Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2018 - 2023
Table 3 Historic - True's fixed-line subscribers 2004 - 2016
Table 4 Fixed Line Subscriptions and Penetration 2007 - 2018
Table 5 Historic - Fixed lines and Penetration 1995 - 2006
Chart 1 Mobile, Mobile Broadband & Fixed Broadband Penetration 2018; 2023
Chart 2 Asian Telecoms Maturity Index by Market Category
Chart 3 Asian Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
Chart 4 Telecoms Maturity Index South East Asia
Chart 5 Fixed Line Subscriptions and Penetration 2007 - 2018
Exhibit 1 Key Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 2 South East Asia - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
Exhibit 3 Major Fixed Line and International Carriers by Market Segment
Exhibit 4 Submarine cable networks
Exhibit 5 Thaicom's satellite network
Exhibit 6 International internet gateway operators in Thailand

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