THE BROADCASTING committee of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has given the likes of Google and YouTube 30 days to declare themselves over-the-top (OTT) operators – or face the risk of hindered business operations in the country.
PRIME MINISTER General Prayut Chan-o-cha, economic ministers and business leaders yesterday tried to woo foreign investment in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), while Industry Minister Uttama Savanayana said foreign interests would soon put Bt20 billion into electric-car manufacture and Bt12 billion into the robotics industry.
THE AIRASIA Group will pursue the creation of a single, publicly traded holding company for its major business units in Southeast Asia, Malaysian tycoon Tony Fernandes said, adding that this would spur investments and help bring down the price of air travel.
Singha Estate yesterday announced that construction of the Singha Complex on Bangkok’s Asoke-Phetchaburi Intersection was 40 per cent complete. The office and retail complex is expected to be ready by the middle of next year.
ARTIFICIAL intelligence (AI) has gradually exerted a bigger role in the consumer sphere, including in helping people with their purchasing decisions. And it is the job of ad-media agencies to make sure that the products and services of their clients be the top picks of so-called virtual personal assistants (VPAs), said Chris Stephenson, head of strategy and planning at PHD Asia-Pacific.
TO HELP set the government’s “Thailand 4.0” economic model in motion, the public and private sectors should work hand in hand to position the country as a hub of Asean’s growing seniors market, said Butsaya Prakorbthong, general manager of NCC Exhibition Organiser Co.
MYANMAR’S three telecommunications operators, buoyed by the burgeoning ranks of smartphone users, have intensified their efforts to provide 4G/Long-Term Evolution (LTE) services with the sales hook of faster data connections.