Cable link with China eyed

A pile of copper and fibre optic cables is shown in this file photo of Bangkok Post.

The government is keen to invest in a submarine cable linking Bangkok with Hong Kong and mainland China in an effort to make Thailand the digital hub of Southeast Asia.

Digital Economy and Society (DE) Minister Pichet Durongkaveroj said the ministry is preparing a master plan for the project and organising roadshows to try to bring in foreign investors.

"We aim to create a new submarine cable route between China, Bangkok and Hong Kong," said Mr Pichet. "This will help Thailand become Asean's digital hub in the long run."

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