High-speed Internet, TV, phone for 400,000 households
By early next year, people in Bangkok will be able to enjoy what CAT Telecom is calling its “Triple Play” – high-speed Internet, television and telephone – all from one connection to a new fibre-optic cable network.
The state agency is planning to deploy a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network costing Bt6 billion in Bangkok and three neighbouring provinces – Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani and Samut Prakan – with 400,000 “ports”, or home connections.
CAT Telecom’s corporate policy manager Sirote Ratanamahatana said the Cabinet approved the agency’s FTTP investment plan late in April.
The plan includes laying down the fibre-optic network throughout Bangkok and the neighbouring provinces with the aim of providing all 400,000 ports within the next three years. As well as the physical network, the main costs will include node equipment, modems and network-management equipment.