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Thailand Ministry Unveils ICT Strategies

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The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Ministry of Thailand has formulated ICT strategies for the next three years to promote the country as ICT hub of Asia. The strategy comprises the development of ICT infrastructure nationwide; the development of a standard for government management and integration; support and development of the ICT industry in the global market; human resource development; ICT policy research and development; innovation development; and the utilisation of ICT in the government sector.

The Ministry will implement various projects like universal service obligation, a Metro Network, wireless services, 3G mobile phone infrastructure and 280,000 ADSL ports. The strategy will focus on developing back-office operations and integrating the communication networks of government agencies so that companies can be able to provide e-Services nationwide. The strategy for the support and development of ICT industry will focus on the development of the ICT industry so that it can compete in the global market. The Ministry will also launch various projects like creating an ICT Master Plan 2020 and plans to set up 800 ICT community centres that will provide ICT literacy.

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