Thailand gets 420,000 free WiFi spots

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wifibangkokThailand is set to become a paradise for Internet surfers when the country will boast a total of 420,ooo free Wi-Fi spots by 2014, provided by the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Ministry.

More than 270,000 free WiFi spots have already been installed throughout the country in the last two years,  while another 150,000 spots will be added in 2014. This will give up to 10 million people in the country access to the free WiFi.

For the service, Thailand is investing $30.78 million, which critics claim is a by far better investment than the $9.7 billion anticipated losses for its controversial rice scheme or the $1.7 billion for the first-car buyer scheme.

State-owned telecom firm TOT is in charge of providing WiFi equipment, managing and maintaining the network, while several public and private agencies have been assigned to install the WiFi system.

The WiFi deployment is part of the country’s Smart Thailand master plan, which was launched in 2012 and spans over 4 years. With this initiative, the Thai government plans to increase Internet coverage to 80 per cent of the country.

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Thailand is set to become a paradise for Internet surfers when the country will boast a total of 420,ooo free Wi-Fi spots by 2014, provided by the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Ministry.

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wifibangkokThailand is set to become a paradise for Internet surfers when the country will boast a total of 420,ooo free Wi-Fi spots by 2014, provided by the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Ministry.

More than 270,000 free WiFi spots have already been installed throughout the country in the last two years,  while another 150,000 spots will be added in 2014. This will give up to 10 million people in the country access to the free WiFi.

For the service, Thailand is investing $30.78 million, which critics claim is a by far better investment than the $9.7 billion anticipated losses for its controversial rice scheme or the $1.7 billion for the first-car buyer scheme.

State-owned telecom firm TOT is in charge of providing WiFi equipment, managing and maintaining the network, while several public and private agencies have been assigned to install the WiFi system.

The WiFi deployment is part of the country’s Smart Thailand master plan, which was launched in 2012 and spans over 4 years. With this initiative, the Thai government plans to increase Internet coverage to 80 per cent of the country.

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