AIS Launches Nationwide IoT
CityNews – AIS has introduced a new service, Narrow Band Internet of Things: NB – loT, an internet network which will enable a wide range of devices and services to be interconnected through cellular bands.
President of Advance Info Service (AIS) Hui Weng Chong said, “Today the network of AIS 4G has become the biggest network in Thailand, covering 98% of populated areas. We will continue to strive to harness the innovations found around the world to improve our network and services. In 2017, we expect internet usage to increase by around 300% with the most growth expected to be in fix broadband and loT which is entering the market at a rapid pace such as Wearable, Machine2Machine which will rapidly grow the digital economy.”
IoT, according to Wikipedia, is the interconnection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data.
In order to prepare the network to support the IoT technology, AIS is therefore launching the Narrow Band – Internet of Things which will support all IoT devices and services to an international standard with the support of its LIVE network.
AIS’s Narrow Band IoT highlights:
1. Supports the use of low energy to extend battery life of IoT equipment for up to ten years.
2. Each station can support up to 100,000 IoT devices.
3. The radius of each station reaches as far as 10 kilometres and can penetrate buildings which normally do not have good signal reception.
4. Can develop the network’s services rapidly because the devices are compatible with current 4G.
Presidnet Hui Weng Chong went on to say, “By opening our Narrow Band IoT, we are bringing the latest in internet technology to develop our network. We will be launching our Narrow Band IoT on the 6th February 2017 during our AIS Vision 2017 fair and we hope to be an integral part of moving Thailand’s digital economy forward.”