Ookla®, the worldwide leader in internet testing and analysis, announced Speedtest Award™ results for the first half of 2019 AIS awarded the no. 1 fastest network in Thailand, both mobile and fixed internet

 | Tue 22 Oct 2019 14:49 ICT

Ookla, the company behind Speedtest®, is the global leader in broadband testing and analysis. Over ten million tests are actively initiated by consumers each day across all Speedtest platforms, with more than 25 billion completed to date.

In Thailand for the first half of the year 2019 (January – June 2019) more than 5 million consumer- initiated tests were carried out on the mobile Speedtest application ranking AIS as the fastest mobile network no. 1 in Thailand for the 5th consecutive year from 2015-2019, and be the first in Thailand that AIS won the fastest fixed network in Thailand, including the winner of the best mobile coverage network in Thailand and the best mobile network in Thailand.

The results of the 2019 Speed Test Awards from Ookla are as follows:

  1. Thailand’s Fastest Mobile Network, AIS is the winner, with a Speed Score of 19.05 with an average download speed of 23.04 Mbps, the average upload speed of 12.97 Mbps and the average latency of 32 ms., and also being the no. 1 fastest mobile network in Bangkok, which is the province that has the most internet usage as measured by mobile phone users in Thailand that tested over 5 million internet speeds during January – June 2019.
  2. Thailand’s Fastest Fixed Network, AIS is the winner, ranked No. 1 with a Speed Score of 83.51, the top download speeds 225.94 Mbps, the top upload speeds 113.02 Mbps, and 12 ms average latency, from more than 11 million speed tests from January – June 2019.
  3. Thailand’s Best Mobile Coverage , AIS is the winner, ranked No. 1 with a Coverage Score of 772 from scans in more than 1 million total locations observed between January – June 2019.
  4. Thailand’s Best Mobile Network, with the fastest mobile network award in Thailand for 5 consecutive years and the best mobile coverage in Thailand.

Mr.Wasit Wattanasap, Head of Nationwide Operations and Support Department, AIS, said, “Over the past 29 years, AIS has been committed to continuously enhancing the network potential in all areas by continuing to develop advanced technology to support the increasing use of all groups of customers. Accordingly, receiving the 4 significant mobile network quality awards this year is a pride to AIS and a concrete confirmation of our success, which reflects the potential of the signal network and our service that is better than competitors, and the determination of the AIS team that is not unstoppable in developing network innovation and new solutions to provide the best experience in connecting online world to customers.

AIS continues to study and test future technologies such as 5G, by preparing to create the foundation of the fundamental network structures in various cores, consisting of:

Speed Core: For the first time in the world with the test of NEXT G +, which connects the speed between AIS Super Wifi and 5G, resulting in faster speeds than the 5G test. Elevate the level of WiFi service, taking the WiFi 6 technology or IEEE 802.11 ax, which is the new generation of WiFi standard with the highest speed to service and be the first in Southeast Asia, including expanding the Massive MIMO technology network to prepare for 5G technology.

Latency Core: AIS is the first and only service provider in Thailand that has achieved the fundamental network structure that spreads in each region (AIS Core Network Architecture Ready for 5G) to be capable of communicating directly to the service server immediately, without having to back via the central network hub, which will definitely perform in a faster response rate, currently, the process has been implemented which results in the latency of AIS measured significantly lower than other service providers.

Besides, AIS intends to focus on Network Quality Management, which is the key to network improvement and development. When any problems occur, we will find a solution to that problem, which is an innovative solution that we have created, making us the only network that owns a Customized Network to maintain the quality of the network for customers always experience adequately. We are proud to set new standards for the telecom industry and be a model for other operators to apply from our communication innovation.”

Mr. Saran Phaloprakarn, Head of Fixed Broadband Department, AIS, said, “The goal of AIS Fiber is the innovation leader of a fixed broadband business that is committed to developing the best technology and different services that bring the trend following the customer’s behavior in fixed broadband usage continuously. We are the pioneer of the market to provide 100% Pure Fibre optic and MESH WiFi Network, which is a technology that spread the signal throughout the house, including being the first to provide new features such as Speed Boost, daily speed booster, Speed Toggle, manual switch download and upload, as well as the eSports package, which separates internet gaming pipeline from fixed broadband pipeline, bringing the potential of Network Infrastructure to develop and customize the network to have the lowest latency, making all of matters online fastest, strongest, and respond as soon as possible to meet all customer needs. “

By winning the fastest fixed network in Thailand in 2019 from Ookla, the world-class organization that is most accurate, transparent, and reliable, especially the lowest Latency test from AIS Fibre, which is a reflection of the potential of a definitely powerful fixed broadband and our most pride. The next challenge is to develop fixed broadband and deliver the best quality fixed broadband experience for customers and Thais to become the top broadband internet service provider with the most popular in Thailand.”

“With millions of tests taken using Speedtest every day, Ookla has developed a robust and comprehensive view of worldwide internet performance. It is our pleasure to recognize AIS as the Fastest Mobile Network, Fastest Fixed Network and Best Mobile Coverage in Thailand based on our rigorous analysis. This award is a testament to AIS’ exceptional performance, as experienced by their own customers, in Q1 and Q2,” said Jamie Steven, Executive Vice President at Ookla.