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Thailand’s mobile operator fined $320,000 for outage

Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission NBTC sentenced DTAC, Thailand’s second largest mobile operator, to pay a Bt10 million fine for the latest nationwide failure of its mobile network.

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Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission NBTC on Tuesday ordered Total Access Communication DTAC, Thailand’s second largest mobile operator, to pay a Bt10 million fine for the latest nationwide failure of its mobile network.

The penalty against the mobile phone operator came after DTAC’s fifth network collapse since late last year.

After the incident, DTAC issued a press release saying an MPLS signalling router at its switching centre in Rangsit failed to operate, affecting about 20 per cent of DTAC users in various areas for a total of 65 minutes, between 11am and 12.05 on Aug 28NBTC secretary-general Thakorn Tanthasit said the telecom regulator informed DTAC about the fine and the company has to pay the sum within15 days or by Sept 25.

DTAC can appeal the NBTC decision within 15 days.NBTC earlier warned DTAC against another network failure. The Telecommunications Act imposes a daily fine of Bt20,000.

via DTAC fined Bt10 million for network failure.

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The environmental case for remote working

Anyone searching for a silver lining to the pandemic should look to the clear, blue skies above them. A reduction in pollution worldwide has been an unintended benefit of the lockdowns and stay-in-place orders imposed to control the spread of COVID-19.

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During the pandemic, the environmental and societal benefits of working at home quickly became apparent. How can businesses protect these benefits in the future?

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Thailand Q1 Investment Applications Soar 80% as FDI More Than Double says BOI

The top three source countries of FDI applications during the first quarter were South Korea, China, and Singapore, with similar levels of investment. Korean investment soared due to a large-scale joint venture in the medical sector, Ms Duangjai said.

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The Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) said today that in the first quarter of 2021, investment applications rose 80% from the year earlier period to a total value of 123.4 billion baht (USD3.9 billion), led by projects in the medical and electric and electronics (E&E) sectors, as foreign direct investment (FDI) applications more than doubled.

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