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This Week's Headlines - Wednesday 25 June 2003


WIRELESS / BROADBAND
TA unveils `hotspot' plans
TelecomAsia plans to set up 100 public broadband Internet kiosks as well as up to 100 Internet wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) hotspots this year.

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INFRASTRUCTURE
Housing project to push hi-tech ability
A new housing estate in Bangkok will be one of the first to use high-tech infrastructure as a selling point when it opens at the end of this year.

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SOFTWARE CERTIFICATION
ATSI moves up to level 2
The Association of Thai Software Industry (ATSI) wants up to 150 software houses to reach its Thai Quality Software (TQS) Level 2 standard, and it will urge the Ministry of Industry to set aside 22.5 million baht to achieve its target.

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EXPORTS
Competition pushes PC maker overseas
Fierce competition in the local PC market has encouraged local manufacturer Liberta Technology to export its brand overseas.

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WEB SERVICES
Sun wants Java centre here
Sun Microsystems recently donated its Sun ONE (Open Net Environment) software, valued at around 20 million baht, to the ICT Ministry as part of its plan to set up a Thailand knowledge centre.

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OUTSOURCING
ISP to offer SME services
CS Loxinfo has introduced an outsourcing service for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), focussing on Internet solutions.

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EDUCATION
TU, Ucom team up for e-learning service
Thammasat University (TU) and United Communication Industry (Ucom) will introduce IT and management learning courses to the public.

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APPLICATION HOSTING
Latest MS software offered on-demand
Microsoft (Thailand) will work with Internet service providers to introduce its latest enterprise software using an application service provider (ASP) model.

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PRICING STRATEGY
Sun to settle on flat software licence fee
Sun Microsystems will set a flat licence fee of US$100 per seat per year for its software and plans to introduce a new subscription-based service this year

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Central department stores now offering public Internet service
Central Pattana, the operator of the Central shopping mall chain, has introduced a public Internet service at its Lat Phrao branch that supports web surfing, ringtone and logo downloads and Internet telephone calls.

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MANUFACTURING
Korean firm to make mobile phones here
Korean firm Maxon Systems (Thailand) will produce mobile phones here after diversifying its manufacturing base, with plans to produce some 200,000 units in the first year.

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COMPETITION
APT wants students to write the future
In order to encourage young professionals to take an interest in ICT, the Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) is staging an essay competition and forum in Bangkok next month as part of the organisation's 24th anniversary.

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