Free Wi-Fi in Thailand from next April

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From April 2015, you will be able to use free Wi-Fi in Thailand as part of a new government initiative.

The free Wi-Fi service will see more than 130,000 Wi-Fi hotspots installed throughout the country and is part of the government’s pledge to return happiness to the Thai people.

Maj-Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd, deputy spokesman for the Information and Communication Technology Ministry said he expected the installation of the Wi-Fi hotspots would be completed by the official launch of the scheme which is in April.

The move to introduce free Wi-Fi in Thailand is seen as a positive and much needed step in Thailand’s bid to become a hub for digital eCommerce, as per plans unveiled by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha earlier in December.

Earlier this month the government announced that it had given the go-ahead for mobile communication providers to begin testing 4G, which will also be rolled out in the early part of next year.

Source: Thai PBS

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10 Comments

  1. Will Thailand’s free WiFi users be subjected to junta monitoring through this “free” service? Will the junta be controlling what “free” service users can access via the internet?

  2. geoff davies on

    nearly everywhere a bar or coffee shop has free wifi.hotels too.apt maybe you pay a fee.so it is pretty much free now

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  6. And how about the health risks of WiFi ??? Like cancer, autism, alzheimer ???
    A bit of research into this matter might be a good idea before being too happy about it !!!
    Wifi is DANGEROUS and VERY UNHEALTHY …. especially for kids !

  7. Alan Roberts on

    By April sure it will. That is an average of approximately 1000 cells per day. Then they have to be programmed, coverage tested. Further the MSC (Main Switching Centre) also has to be programmed and tested to ensure each cell functions correctly and that throughput is acceptable. I am not even thinking of the MSC upgrades that will be required.
    3 months not a chance unless it is going to be pretty much installed and then try and sort out the problems which will inevitably follow

  8. Against most of the negative comments here in forum, I would say, just great!!!