Thailand asks 3G licence winners to offer Wi-Fi to schools

Monday 1 August 2011 | 12:50 CET | News
The new Pheu Thai-led government wants the winners of the 3G licence auction to make broadband and Wi-Fi services available to school children, reports the Bangkok Post. Party policymaker Pichai Naripthaphan said that the requirement will accommodate the party's One Tablet per Child policy and free Wi-Fi under universal service obligation conditions. Naripthaphan said the new government was determined to start delivery of the first batch of 800,000 tablets to primary-school students nationwide next May at a cost of THB 4 billion. For the project to succeed, a nationwide broadband and Wi-Fi

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: CAT Telecom / NBTC / TOT
Countries: Thailand
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