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Unused overhead cables in Bangkok to be removed this year


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Unused overhead cables in 16 districts of inner Bangkok will be removed this year in a new bid to speed up the process of moving all overhead cables into underground ducts, according to a decision adopted at a meeting today (Monday) between the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) and National Telecom Public Company (NT).

 

According to the decision today, unused and redundant overhead cables, covering 800km, will be removed. The work will be undertaken by the telecom service providers, who own the cables at their own cost.

 

For active cables, which are to be relocated underground, the meeting agreed to form a panel, comprising representatives of the BMA, NBTC, NT and Krungthep Thanakom, an investment arm of the BMA, to reconsider rental fees for the use of underground ducts.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/unused-overhead-cables-in-bangkok-to-be-removed-this-year/

 

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Why do the Thais always have to complicate things. The authorities are considering charging companies to use the underground ducts. so the companies will just say 'No thanks, we'll put them up in the street for free as we do now' and nothing will change.

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Will Bangkok be the same without the cables?  Apparently in Japan there is a small eatery called Bangkok with decor to remind visitors of the city including of course a jumble of overhead cables.

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16 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

According to the decision today, unused and redundant overhead cables, covering 800km, will be removed. The work will be undertaken by the telecom service providers, who own the cables at their own cost

Ouuuchhhhh !

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16 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

unused and redundant overhead cables, covering 800km, will be removed.

Wow, that is a tidy figure in scrap value. That would surely pay for the removal several times over. what a pity it will never happen........

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Pas a law saying that any new cables have to be underground (excepting electricity cables).

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and while they are at it pass an order to place all and any cable underground, safer and clean. In my opinion if the electric cables were underground less power outages would happen

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"According to the decision today, unused and redundant overhead cables, covering 800km, will be removed. The work will be undertaken by the telecom service providers, who own the cables at their own cost."

 

What a brilliant idea.  I wonder why this was not a rule before now?  Anyone guess why?

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Unused overhead cables in Bangkok to be removed this year

About 1/3 of the districts (khet) in Bangkok

 

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unused overhead cables in 16 districts of inner Bangkok will be removed this year

 

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