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Thailand to use DVB-T2 standard

May 25, 2012

Thailand will adopt the European digital video broadcasting terrestrial 2 (DVB-T2) standard for commercial digital TV service, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission has confirmed

The cabinet approved DVB-T2 as the digital broadcasting standard in compliance with the NBTC’s proposal. “The adoption of the technology standard is a crucial step towards the digital transition,” said Col Natee Sukonrat, chairman of the NBTC’s broadcasting committee.

He said the technology standard was chosen because it could accommodate future technology development. It could also maximise the use of spectrum to yield a greater number of TV channels.

The NBTC expects set-top boxes for digital TV to range in price from $30-35 per unit. The change to digital TV will affect 20 million households in Thailand.

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