By Chatrudee Theparat, Bangkok Post

The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has approved an investment framework for three undersea fibre optic cables to greatly boost Thailand's international internet capacity.

Youngyuth Maiyalap, spokesman for the NCPO, said the three projects were costed at a total of 5.97 billion baht.

The planned projects are:

1. Asean-Africa-Europe (AAE 1), estimated cost 1.4 billion baht; 2. Southeast Asia-Middle East-western Europe (SEA-ME-WE), 1.3 billion baht; 3. Southeast Asia-Japan (SJC Thailand Branch), 2.27 billion baht.

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