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Universal Service Obligation in Thailand

Project No 9RAS09029
Title Universal Service Obligation in Thailand
Description The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has approved the Master Plan for Telecommunications Services, N° 2 (2008-2010). One of key issues of Telecommunications Services Development identified in the Master Plan is "Universal Service Supply for Basic Telecommunications Services and Social Service". This project was initiated with an aim to achieve specific targets of the Master Plan relating to the universal service for basic telecommunications services and social service of Year 2008. It also aims to implement activities and to meet objectives set out in the Plan in the next three years.
The Regional Initiative aims to assist and guide ITU Member States in enabling policy and regulatory environment including different schemes e.g. competition, subsidization, universal service obligation, etc. for rural ICT development especially to ensure universal access and service in rural areas.
Status Implemented
Time Frame From 1/1/2009 To 30/6/2013
Funding Funded
Beneficiary Countries Thailand
ITU Project Management Team ATIPAYAKOON, W. Mr.
Implementing Agency ITU
Keywords Communities living in under-served areas
Enabling Environment
Infrastructure
Relation to the Resolutions
Study Period Reference Chapter/ProgNo Title
2002Res. 172A / 1/2/3/4/5/6Implementation of national, regional, interregional and global projects
2006Res. 172A / 1/2/3/4/5Implementation of regionally approved initiatives at the national, regional, interregional and global levels
2010Res. 170 / 0Implementation of regionally approved initiatives at the national, regional, interregional and global levels
2012Res. 170 / 0Implementation of regionally approved initiatives at the national, regional, interregional and global levels
Relation to the WSIS Action Lines
C01Role of public governance and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for Development
C02Information and Communication Infrastructure
C06Enabling environment
Financial Scale (CHF) 500'000 - 1'000'000