CAT Telecom (CAT) has started its construction of additional submarine cables worth THB 2.7 billion (US$ 84.7 million) in the Gulf of Thailand to leverage its data transmission capacity.
Sompol Chanprasert, senior executive vice president for the broadband business said yesterday that the new cable will better enhance the data transmission from the Center to the South of the country as well as will facilitate international transmission and support the communication of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015.
The construction is expected to be completed this year, he said.
Also, CAT is investing its budget of THB 220 million (US$ 6.9 million) to set up 20,000 free wifi at public places throughout the country by end of the year, this is as a part of the country’s ICT master plan initiated by Ministry of Information and Communication Technology.
“It’s been six months since the free wifi project has started, we already provided up to 350 hotspots at schools, hospitals, temples, and bus terminals,” he added.
CAT is Thailand’s state-owned enterprise that runs the country’s international telecommunications infrastructure including the international gateways, satellite, and submarine cable network connections.
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