The company wants to expand the scope of its licence for the
Committee chairman Col Settapong Malisuwan instead yesterday agreed to pass the issue to the satellite-licensing panel.
It will consider whether
The panel will discuss the issue with representatives from the
Col Settapong said the panel will then submit their solution to the committee for a final decision.
In June, the NBTC granted a licence for
The company now operates two satellites _ the
Col Settapong said
Gp Capt Anudith Nakornthap, the ICT minister, said his ministry informed the
Section 4 of the Frequency Allocation Act stipulates communications satellites fall under the telecommunications industry, so the ICT ministry must pass the case to the NBTC for consideration.
A telecom industry source said the 78.5 degrees East orbital slot is technically the best for providing broadcasting service to Thai broadcasters.
A regulation on satellite licensing will take effect early next year.
The draft will comprise two types of licence. One is a space licence governing all businesses related to orbital slots. The other is an Earth licence, which will govern all businesses related to signals between the planet and satellites.
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