The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission's telecom committee is expected to allow CAT Telecom to use its idle 20MHz of the 1,800-megahertz spectrum until 2018, when its concession granted to Total Access Communication (DTAC) expires.
CAT has asked the committee to allow it to upgrade this 20MHz of bandwidth to fourth-generation technology. But the state agency did not specify how long it wanted to use the band. Earlier it said it wanted to use it until 2025.
The committee will meet today to decide on the request for the upgrade.
MOU TO SPUR JAPAN’S
Virapan Pulges, managing director of TICON Industrial Connection, the country’s leading rental factory and warehouse developer, revealed that the company recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Japan’s Seibu Cooperative Bank over helping and facilitating work for Japanese small and medium enterprises (SMEs) interested in investing in Thailand.
“Many investors are interested in Thailand as a manufacturing hub and a pathway to high-potential Asean markets. This year, TICON met Japanese investors from over 120 firms under this programme, and we will soon organise a roadshow for them to visit TICON’s ready built factories in 18 main industrial estates/parks. Many of these are situated in strategic areas within the vicinity of Bangkok and surrounded by other estates housing automobile and electronics factories,” he said.
SIAM SPORT INKS VDO
DEAL WITH BRIGHTCOVE
Brightcove Inc, a leading global provider of cloud services for video, yesterday announced that Siam Sport, the top Thai publisher of sports and entertainment news, has chosen Brightcove to deliver its video on-demand service for its three online properties – Siam Sport, Siam Dara and FHM. Leveraging Brightcove Video Cloud, Siam Sport will be able to rapidly publish rich video content across its media properties that reach 6 million unique users per month on the Net and via mobiles.