ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
Tea Leaves

Bangkok grapples with 'sky spaghetti' in modernization push

Bill Gates' earlier criticism prompts government to bury the city's overhead cables

Cable TV, telephone and internet wiring all strung from the same concrete poles. (Photo by Ken Barrett)

When I first moved to Bangkok in the early 1980s it was normal practice for the utility companies to string telephone wires and electrical cables from reinforced concrete poles installed by the Metropolitan Electricity Authority.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more