Comparison of Readiness for Telecommunication of Thailand and other Countries in AECThunyawadee Sucharidtham*
Department of Applied Economics, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
- *Corresponding Author:
- Thunyawadee Sucharidtham
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Department of Applied Economics
National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: June 15, 2015; Accepted: October 16, 2015; Published: October 23, 2015
Citation: Sucharidtham T (2015) Comparison of Readiness for Telecommunication of Thailand and other Countries in AEC. J Glob Econ 3:158. doi:10.4172/2375-4389.1000158
Copyright: © 2015 Sucharidtham T. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This study had the objectives of analyzing the causes, strengths and weaknesses of infrastructure related to Thailand’s telecommunications compared with those of other countries in AEC. Data was derived from the rankings of different agencies outside the country, namely the ICT Development Index, Digital Economy Rankings, Network Readiness and World Competitiveness Yearbook. The study results showed that for Thailand to get ready in terms of policy and investment budget, it might need cooperation from other AEC member countries that scored high in preparation of readiness standards in telecommunications such as Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei in order to promote Thailand’s telecommunications to become a leader among the countries in AEC when Thailand joins the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015.