— Before 3G spectrum in the 2.1 GHz band was allocated through auctions on 16 October 2012 in Thailand, there had never been any spectrum allocated since the year 2000. That is to say, spectrum in the 2.1 GHz band has not been in operations for over 12 years. After the allocation of spectrum has made further allocation of spectrum, Thailand has climbed to several positions in NRI rankings: at 74th globally in 2013, 67th globally or 5th regionally in 2014, and 67th globally or 3rd regionally after Singapore and Malaysia. Therefore, it is obvious that spectrum allocation is one of the mechanisms that bring about economic growth, relying on the resources available in the country. This paper presents several Thailand’s ICT competitiveness rankings. The paper aims to analyze Thailand’s status against some countries. The paper also gives recommendations to move up the ranking for next year.
— Thailand, ICT, competitiveness, analysis.
The authors are with the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission Bangkok, Thailand (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Ussanee Malisuwan, " Review and Analysis of Thailand’s Competitiveness in ICT," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 303-308, 2016.