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29 August 2008 :: 17:08:05 pm 24557

NTC Presents its Mission and Achievements in itu Telecom Asia 2008 In A Hi-Tech Pavilion

The NTC will showcase its great potential at the ITU Telecom Asia 2008 by organizing an exhibition entitled ?Bridging the Future?, which will present Thailand?s communications history from the beginnings with the establishment of the NTC. Highlights of the work of the first independent state telecommunications regulator will also be shown. The world of borderless communications systems will be introduced by the NTC Ambassador. The general public is warmly welcomed to view the state-of-the-art multimedia presentations at the exhibition on September 5, 2008 at the Challenger Hall 2, Muangthong Thani.
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Formally established in 2004, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) is now stepping into a new era, with all major components presented an unforgettable exhibition ?Bridging the Future?. The major theme is to present the history of the telecommunications and the responsibilities of the NTC which is entrusted to manage the country?s telecommunications resources and regulator of the telecommunications industry. The exhibition will employ a multitude of multimedia and high technology as part of ?International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecom Asia 2008?, the greatest telecommunications technology fair of the year

During the fair, TV host John Rattanaveroj, appointed NTC Ambassador, will elaborate on the NTC?s work as well as act as a guide entertaining and educating exhibition visitors.

NTC commissioner Associate Professor Sudharma Yoonaidharm says, “Telecommunications is experiencing tremendous changes both in technology and the people involved in the industry. The private sector faces tougher competition, as more and more businesses enter this lucrative industry. Meanwhile, the public sector has changed its role from investor to regulator while in the past, the government created public enterprises to invest in and operate telecommunications businesses, the country?s telecommunications industry is now controlled by the private sector including the recently privatized public enterprises. This is a global trend, from which Thailand is not an exemption.?

?This is an international event that serves as an important forum for all involved with the industry ? entrepreneurs, manufacturers and government representatives ? to exchange their views on the fast-changing business.?

?Many countries want to host such an event. If Thailand had to wait on an alphabetical basis, we might have to wait for 150 years. It is a great honor for Thailand, therefore, to be granted by the international agency and businessmen permission to host this event. A large number of businessmen from Asia and other regions around the world are expected to visit this event.?

?This event will affirm that Thailand is very interesting in terms of investment, because it has many steady growth rates. For example, Thailand?s mobile growth rate is second in Asia (after China). Despite numerous political changes, there are precise and permanent regulations that ensure fair and free competition in the industry. On top of that, newcomers are always welcome. That?s why the ITU was confident in allowing Thailand to host this special international event.?

The main theme of the exhibition ?Bridging the Future? is to highlight the achievements and the roles of the NTC. It will act as a bridge to a bright future and link Thailand with the international community. Equally important is sustainable investment that will promote more development in the country as well as give satisfaction of consumers. The NTC is committed to managing national telecommunications resources to ensure maximum benefit for the Thai people. The exhibition also affirms Thailand?s readiness and great potential, which are not available in many countries because of shortages in telecommunications infrastructure. Supported by a standardized legal system, Thailand is moving forward to a bright and secure future.

Immediately upon entering the venue, visitors will find exhibition pavilion to the left of the entrance to ITU Telecom Asia 2008. The pavilion is built as a luminous white square structure, which reflects the futuristic elements of the exhibits. The entrance to the exhibition is designed to be a ?Wave Tunnel?, encouraging all visitors to look inside.

After passing the entrance, visitors will start a tour of the exhibition, which is divided into 3 zones.

ZONE I features the historical timeline of telecommunications in Thailand including.

ZONE II, visitors should be forgiven for mistaking this zone for a theatre with a large bridge crossing to a room with black walls that serve as a movie screen.

Zone III features the success of research and development department of 8 relevant agencies and telecommunications entrepreneurs. On display will be a wide range of products designed and manufactured by Thai experts. These include the Telecommunications Research and Industrial Development Institute (TRIDI) and the Telecommunications Consumer Protection Institute of the NTC. Private companies participating in this zone include Fabrinet, Fort Corporation Plc., Phonic (Thailand), Ananda and Loxley.

Technology enthusiasts can witness the national telecommunications history and future in a hi-tech pavilion ?Bridging the Future? organized by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) as a part of ITU Telecom Asia 2008. The event will be held September 2?5, 2008 at the Challenger Hall 2, Muangthong Thani. September 2?4 are reserved for businessmen, while the general public can view the exhibition from 10.00 AM to 4.00 PM on September 5, 2008.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : PDN staff   Category : Announcement News

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