Thailand climbed two places to the top spot out of 176 countries in fixed broadband internet speed testing based on the Speedtest Global Index in December last year, driven by fierce local competition. The Speedtest Global Index compares internet speed data from around the world on a monthly basis.
With a mean download speed of 16.85Mbps, Thailand has the second fastest internet speeds of all the Asean member states, behind only Singapore, which topped the study.
There are three major cell service providers in Thailand: AIS, DTAC and TrueMove H. These carriers offer a range of ‘pay as you go’ deals with 3G/4G support for both short and long-term availability, ranging from daily, weekly to monthly.
Prices are broadly similar to the competition, so for the majority of visitors to Thailand, AIS SIM cards are the best option. 3G/HSPA+ is available on the 900 and 2100Mhz bands, while 4G/LTE is provided on 1800 and 2100Mhz (LTE bands 1 and 3.)
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How Much Do You Need to Travel Thailand? You don’t need to spend a lot of money in Thailand. If you’re backpacking Thailand, plan to budget between 825–1150 BHT ($25–35 USD) per day.
We can say that internet speeds such as 7G or 8G are provided in Norway. Norway’s top telecom service provider ‘Telenor’ increased the speed of personal internet usage in September last year. There are a total of three telecom companies in Norway, including Telenor, which have established their own mobile network.
YEMEN: The only Middle-Eastern country with the slowest internet speed, as of Q4 2016, is Yemen. It’s also the country with the slowest internet speed within the world at 1.3 Mbps.
Researchers from three universities in Australia have successfully recorded the fastest internet speed of 44.2 Terabits per second – speeds capable of downloading 1000 HD movies in a split second.
As long you are connected to the internet you can use Whatsapp regardless where you are. So you may use wifi connection on most places in Thailand or buy SIM card to your phone. As long you are connected to the internet you can use Whatsapp regardless where you are.
AIS secured the first place in the 4G availability with a remarkable score of 94.9%, followed by dtac and TrueMove H with 92.3% and 91.6% respectively. dtac jumps into the lead in download speed experience.
Advanced Info Service Plc (AIS), Thailand’s largest telecom operator, has announced reaching all 77 provinces (counting Bangkok) with 5G stand-alone service, the first in the nation to do so.
Thailand – Telephone & Internet
Internet usage is expanding rapidly in Thailand. The cost for setting up internet access is low in comparison to many other countries (from 5,000 Baht for the modem and up to 30,000 Baht per month).
Tourist SIM Cards
|Tourist SIM 49||90mb||20 baht/20 minutes|
|Tourist SIM 299||2.5gb||100 baht/100 minutes|
|Tourist SIM 599||8gb||50 baht/50 minutes|
Will my existing cell phone work in Thailand? The simple answer is probably not, but if you have an unlocked quad-band GSM phone it will work if you insert a Thai sim card. If your phone is carrier locked, doesn’t receive GSM signals or it isn’t a quad-band GSM phone, your existing phone will not work in Thailand.