NBTC Open to Amending Regulations on Foreign Investors

The Nation reported on 17 November 2011 that the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) might consider revising the regulations governing foreign dominance of the telecom sector – introduced by its predecessor, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) – amid concerns that the regulations might contravene the country's free-trade principles.

The current regulations broadly define foreign dominance as direct and indirect control over a company's policies and appointment of directors and high-ranking management.

Advanced Info Service (AIS) has Singapore Telecom as its strategic partner and Total Access Communication (DTAC) has Norway's Telenor.