AIS teams up with global partners to test 5G first time in Thailand

AIS is joining with global partners Nokia, Huawei and ZTE Corporation to commence 5G technology testing, the first mobile phone network operator in Thailand to do so, enabling all businesses and industries to perceive the benefits of 5G.

Weerawat Kiattipongthaworn, Chief Corporate Officer, AIS, reveals that last month, AIS and Nokia received permission from the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) to import equipment for 5G testing on October 12. Then, on 8 November, AIS sent a request to the NBTC’s Sub-committee to conduct the 5G testing.

The NBTC recently has given approval to AIS and Nokia to conduct 5G testing on 26.5-27.5 GHz bands between 22 November and 15 December, 2018. AIS now allows Thais and industries to experience the testing of 5G technology for the first time in Thailand in the “5G the First LIVE in Thailand by AIS”, a free event being held at The Emporium. The event will enable people to learn firsthand the benefits of 5G, the technology that will revolutionize industries and businesses at all levels, create new business opportunities and enhance socio-economic potential.

Mr. Weerawat adds that 5G will help enhance the potential of industries and effectively drive the country in the following three ways:  Upgrading speed of data usage on Enhanced mobile broadband (EMBB), Expanding the capacity of wireless connectivity between devices and devices based on Massive machine-type communications (mMTC), and Improving network quality to provide fast responsiveness and the greatest reliability based on ultra-reliable and low latency communications.

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