Russia keen to offer network, search services

Economy June 01, 2017 01:00

By   SIRIVISH TOOMGUM
THE NATION
Moscow

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RUSSIA’S Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications has proposed offering social network and search engine services in Thailand based on Russian platforms.



RUSSIA’S Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications has proposed offering social network and search engine services in Thailand based on Russian platforms.

Takorn Tantasith, the secretary-general of the National Broadcasting and Telecom-munications Commission, said this week that the Russian ministry proposed that both countries seek ways to set up a holding firm in Thailand to provide the services here, with the partners to share revenue from these services. The Russian ministry floated the idea to the NBTC on Tuesday when it and the NBTC signed an agreement in Moscow to collaborate on telecom services and cybersecurity.

Takorn said he would inform Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha of Russia’s suggestion. Russia’s Facebook and Google equivalents include social media site Vkontakte and Yandex, respectively.