Telecommunication Business

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General Knowledge of The Telecommunication Business

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) defines the telecommunication business as follows:

  • The telecommunication service is the transmission or reception of signals, message, images, audio, or processes related to radio frequencies, visuals, or electromagnetics.

The Office of The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) is the regulating authority for telecommunication services to ensure maximum benefit for the people. Under the Telecommunications Business Act B.E. 2544 (2001) and Telecommunications Business Act B.E. 2549 (2006), the following terminology is defined:

  • Telecommunication services are defined as services relevant to telecommunication according to the allocation committee for frequencies, radio services, broadcasting, television radio, and telecommunication services
  • Telecommunication business operations are defined as telecommunication service providers
  • Telecommunication numbers are defined as numbers and letters or symbols or the combination used to indicate locations within the telecommunication network
  • Telecommunication networks are defined as groups of directly linked telecommunication devices or hubs which allows telecommunication connectivity with the destination through landlines, frequency systems, optical systems, magnetic systems, or other electrical systems or the combination
  • Connectivity is defined as the linking of the origin group to the destination group by means of telecommunications according to the technical and commercial framework

The Telecommunication Business Service Categories and Properties

No. Property Description
1 Service name Name of service (eg. domestic telecommunication services)
2 Telecommunication service type Type of telecommunication service (eg. basic telecommunication services)
3 Telecommunication business type Type of telecommunication service (eg. basic telecommunication service, mobile telecommunication service, radio communication using cellular systems, etc.)
4 Service price Price of service per service unit
5 Service unit Unit of service (eg. minute, per usage, etc.)
6 Service coverage The service coverage area (eg. domestic or international)

Excise Tax Rate for Telecommunication Business

Categories List of Particulars Excise Rates
Percentage Per Value Per Volume(Baht)
Unit Per Unit-Baht
20.01 Telecommunication 0
20.90 Others as prescribed in the ministerial regulations 30

Excise Tax Rate Search System for Telecommunication Business

Telecommunication Business Excise Tax Rate Search System is a service of the Excise Department, which returns the Excise Tax Rate for the specified product properties and also calculates the estimated excise tax to be paid.