True Corp will enter Myanmar's nascent cable television market this year and then, when the Asean Economic Community or AEC starts in 2015, expand further into Vietnam with its telecom footprint.

True plans to become an integrated telecom service provider by seeking an infrastructure license and commercial digital TV service license to rent telecom networks to operators as well as operate digital TV channels. The move will complement our existing pay TV services and open a wider opportunity to bring our content to free TV.

The service provider plans to apply for licenses from the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission when they become available next year. After that, Suphachai predicted satellite and digital TV services will take five to 10 years to mature while mainstream pay TV provides a more sustainable model of recurring fees.