Aug 25

Good luck to Yingluck in telco revamp

Thailand’s new Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has an extensive to-do list of economic reforms, but none will be more closely scrutinised than the sector she is most intimately linked to: the country’s long-coddled telecommunications industry.

A former top executive of one of Thailand’s largest mobile telecommunications concerns, she must quickly push ahead with forming an industry watchdog, hammer out a master plan for the development of the country’s broadcasting and telecommunications sectors, and lay the groundwork for the much-delayed third-generation mobile licence auction.

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