In an all-bells-and-whistles launch on July 1, telephone
company TT&T went into the ISP business, with the introduction of a
nationwide broadband service.
The launch included video conference link-ups with both
Phuket and Chiang Mai, via the Internet, as a way to demonstrate what may be
achieved with TT&T’s new system.
The company boasts that high-speed Internet access is now
available for 1.5 million provincial fixed line telephone numbers
nationwide. “Max Net”, TT&T’s latest product, offers high-speed
broadband Internet access at a 256/128kbps transfer rate for 590 baht a
month, or a 512/256kbps transfer rate for 790 baht.
Suroj Lamsam, senior vice-president of TT&T’s
Marketing and Service Group said, “Max Net provides unlimited use in terms
of time, no [call] charges, and users can still make calls while online.
This is a winning package.”
“TT&T foresees the continual growth of broadband
and Internet businesses, so we are focusing on the development of signal
channels and networks,” he added. TT&T currently provides 50,000 ports
for broadband users nationwide. It expects to have 100,000 ports by year-end
and is aiming for 300,000 by 2007.
Prachuab Tantinon, president & CEO of TT&T said
that, whereas in the past 13 years the company had simply provided telephone
services, now, “TT&T wants to support learning via the Internet and,
with Max Net, we aim to provide access that satisfies our customers.”