The release of Thai TRE results by the principal researcher from TDRI, Dr Deunden Nikomborirak, and myself last week has resulted in significant media coverage, including this piece in the Nation (though I would have preferred a milder headline).
A survey of Thailand’s telecom regulatory and policy environment (TRE) has given the country a score of only 2.7 out of five points, with implementation of interconnection singled out with a low ranking of 2.59 points.
In the wake of the survey, criticism has been levelled at the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).
The survey, conducted by the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI), was part of a TRE survey also covering other countries in South and Southeast Asia. It covered seven aspects of telecom operations: implementation of interconnection, universal service obligation, market entry, access to scarce resources, tariffs, anti-competitive practices and quality of service. Each category was given a score out of a possible five points.
More coverage on the study (in Thai) click here