By The Nation
Bangkok has about 7,000 kilometres of communications cables hanging on power poles.
The BMA chief said the plan had been approved in principle by the National Digital Economy and Society Board, headed by Deputy Prime Minister Prajin Juntong.
Under the plan, the BMA would construct a comprehensive network of tunnels with facilities to house communications cables, while the operators of communications services, such as fibre-optic Internet connection firms, would be required to lease the tunnels from the BMA.
Aswin added that the BMA was now seeking a licence to operate the planned facilities from the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission, before it submitted the final plan to the infrastructure committee of the Digital Economy and Society Ministry for approval.