Thai post-coup mobile data usage jumps, outlook better for telcos


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  • Monday, 09 Jun 2014

BANGKOK: Mobile data usage in Thailand has surged since a military coup last month as Thais swap information and search the Internet for reliable news, providing an unexpected boon to network operators hit by depressed consumption. 

Data usage spiked on the day of the coup, May 22, and the day after, and usage remains high as the military rows back on threats to restrict social media. 

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