Monthly Archives: October 2012

Thailand auctions 45 MHz of spectrum to three existing operators

Thailand auctioned 45 MHz of 2.1 GHz spectrum on 16 October 2012 to the three incumbent mobile operators AIS, DTAC and True. Despite expectations that the auction could be delayed  the auction went ahead as planned, although it is reported that the Thai auction and … Continue reading

Posted in ASEAN, Government policy, Mobile, Regulatory action, Telecoms, Thailand | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Singapore passes Data Protection Act

Singapore’s Data Protection Bill was passed in Parliament yesterday, after a lengthy debate. Organisations will have 18 months to adjust to the new Personal Data Protection Act, starting January 2013 before rules come into force (not 2 years). The ‘Do Not … Continue reading

Posted in ASEAN, Regulatory action, Singapore | Tagged | Leave a comment

ADB’s Asia growth forecast highlights importance of services sector

When I opened my (electronic) Financial Times this morning, the headline ‘China slowdown hits Asian growth hopes’ seemed rather gloomy. As an expat European, I was bracing myself for bad news to follow, so was rather cheered to read the actual growth forecast for … Continue reading

Posted in ASEAN, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Commercial activity, Government policy, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Media, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Technology, Telecoms, Thailand, Vietnam | Tagged , , | Leave a comment