Internet Statistics for Thailand is very interesting for a number of reasons. The latest research shows that there are currently just over 7 million internet users in Thailand or better put 12% of the population is online. Of these internet users, only 27% are in Bangkok while the remainder is spread across the country.
Usage of the internet in Thailand differ. As an example the most common way to connect to the internet is by dial-up. This still makes up more than 54% of all Thai internet connections. Followed behind dialup is school leased lines at 33%. This means that more than a quater of all internet access takes place from a school.
KSC Commercial Internet Co.,Ltd (KSC). Founded in 1994 as a joint venture between Internet Knowledge Center Co., Ltd. (IKSC) and the Communications Authority of Thailand (CAT), KSC was the first commercial Internet service provider (ISP) in Thailand.
Maxnet is a brand operated by the Thai company called TT&T now called 3BB. The company traditionally focused more on provincial customers since they did not have broadband internet coverage in Bangkok. However, this is rapidly changing with the introduction of many new nodes covering Bangkok. Maxnet is the most important counterpart of TOT, offering similar broadband internet packages at almost the same prices.
True Internet (formerly: Asia InfoNet) – True Internet provides a wide range of internet services including traditional dial-up, ADSL (from 128 kbit/s to 8 Mbit/s), Cable Modem, G.shdsl/SDSL, leased line, MPLS and Wi-Fi. True utilizes both CAT IIG and its own international gateway.
Bandwidth usage in Thailand has increased dramatically. Taking a look at the stats for internet or in-country bandwidth in 1998 amount to a mere 56GB per day.This increased to more than 7,600 GB per day by 2004. The latest stats for domestic bandwidth usage has not been released as yet but considering Moores Law it must have more than tippled its 2004 levels.
With the ever increasing use of the internet in Thailand, the amount of spam generated and received has increased. Viruses are another problem which is growing by the day. Most ISP’s in Thailand now filter the mail for viruses however many still use online webmail which open another problem.