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A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy. In alliance with Japan during World War II, Thailand became a US treaty ally following the conflict. A military coup in September 2006 ousted then Prime Minister THAKSIN Chinnawat. The interim government held elections in December 2007 that saw the former pro-THAKSIN People's Power Party (PPP) emerge at the head of a coalition government. The anti-THAKSIN People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) in May 2008 began street demonstrations against the new government, eventually occupying the prime minister's office in August. Clashes in October 2008 between PAD protesters blocking parliament and police resulted in the death of at least two people. The PAD occupied Bangkok's two international airports briefly, ending their protests in early December 2008 following a court ruling that dissolved the ruling PPP and two other coalition parties for election violations. The Democrat Party then formed a new coalition government with the support of some of THAKSIN's former political allies, and ABHISIT Wetchachiwa became prime minister. Since January 2004, thousands have been killed as separatists in Thailand's southern ethnic Malay-Muslim provinces increased the violence associated with their cause.

  • Population: 65,905,410 (2009 est.)
  • Telephone main lines: 7.024 million (2009)
  • Mobile telephone subscribers: 62 million (2009)
  • Internet hosts: 1.231 million (2009)
  • Internet users: 16.1 million (2008)
  • Digital leased line interface type: E1
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Telecommunications equipment is communications or networking equipment with interface(s) to public network or wide area network (WAN) services. Common telecom network interfaces include T1/E1, ISDN BRI, ISDN PRI, ADSL, serial and analogue PSTN.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your telecom equipment products:

NTC SDoC Registration

Most common telecommunications terminal equipment (TTE), some telecommunications transport equipment, and some common types of radio equipment such as WLAN, Bluetooth and certain RFID equipment must be registered with Thailand's National Telecommunications Commission (NTC). Registration is based on declaration of conformity to demonstrate compliance with Thailand's national standards. Foreign standard test reports are often accepted as the basis for declarations. A local applicant is required.

Compliance International can help you complete SDoC registration in Thailand with our turnkey support service, which includes building the technical application package and declarations, interfacing with regulatory officials, and end-to-end management of the approval process.

Wireless and radio equipment covers any device with a radio transmitter. This includes mobile (GSM or CDMA) handsets, wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment such as Wi-Fi devices, Bluetooth devices, Zigbee devices, WiMAX devices, RFID equipment, contactless card readers, and a whole host of other products that incorporate some kind of RF transmitter.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your wireless and radio equipment products:

NTC SDoC Registration

Most common telecommunications terminal equipment (TTE), some telecommunications transport equipment, and some common types of radio equipment such as WLAN, Bluetooth and certain RFID equipment must be registered with Thailand's National Telecommunications Commission (NTC). Registration is based on declaration of conformity to demonstrate compliance with Thailand's national standards. Foreign standard test reports are often accepted as the basis for declarations. A local applicant is required.

Compliance International can help you complete SDoC registration in Thailand with our turnkey support service, which includes building the technical application package and declarations, interfacing with regulatory officials, and end-to-end management of the approval process.

NTC Registration

Thailand's National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) requires registration of certain radio equipment it categorizes as Class A. This includes certain land mobile radiocommunication equipment, satellite communication equipment and some RFID equipment. NTC will accept test reports from foreign laboratories to demonstrate compliance with Thai national standards. A local applicant is required.

Compliance International can help you complete NTC registration in Thailand with our turnkey support service, which includes compiling the technical application package, interfacing with regulatory officials, purchasing of labels where necessary, and end-to-end management of the approval process.

NTC Certification

Thailand's National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) requires certification of certain radio equipment, which it categorizes as Class B. This includes cellular radiocommunication equipment, broadband wireless access equipment, amateur radiocommunication equipment, certain land mobile radiocommunication equipment, and maritime radiocommunication equipment. NTC will accept test reports from foreign laboratories to demonstrate compliance with Thai national standards. A local applicant is required. 

Compliance International can help you complete NTC certification in Thailand with our turnkey support service that includes compiling the technical application package, engineering test support when necessary, interfacing with regulatory officials, purchasing of labels where necessary, and end-to-end management of the approval process.

Non-telecom ITE is any information technology equipment -- essentially any device with a microprocessor -- that has no telecommunications or radio interface. This includes products such as computer printers and monitors, as well as many types of local area network (LAN) equipment.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your ITE products: