AIS is the first that tested 5G in all 5 regions across Thailand

 | Wed 13 Nov 2019 15:18 ICT

Going up to the northern region, shows drone controlling through 5G across regions: Chiang Mai – Bangkok

Create new opportunities for Thais to access to future technology.

(13 November 2019) AIS is the no. 1 leader in network and technology innovation, has recorded the new face of telecommunications industry as the first and only research and test 5G technology in all 5 regions nationwide, i.e Central, Eastern, Southern, Northeast, and Northern regions, in line with the intention of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) that supports 5G trial-testing in Bangkok and regions that aim to create new opportunities to access technology of the future, providing to business, industrial, people and who involved in the 5G Ecosystem in every region of the country to understand the benefits of the upcoming 5G and able to be further developed to create new innovations that corresponding to all regions.

Recently, AIS moves to the north, collaborating with Chiang Mai University, conducting a demonstration show drone controlling cross-regional between Chiang Mai and Bangkok in the area that is allowed via the 5G network on the Live Network as well as bringing many innovations of the era to students, developers and entrepreneurs in the north to learn and experience 5G innovation in the real environment for upgrading the north and Thailand at AIS PLAYGROUND @ CMU LEARNING. SPACE, the first center of a new generation of creators in the north.

Mr.Weerawat Kiattipongthaworn, Chief Corporate Officer, AIS said, “Because 5G is a technology that will transform Thai society and upgrade the capabilities of every industry to the next level. AIS, as a Digital Life Service Provider, has prepared the knowledge and laid the foundation of the main network structure to support 5G technology from the formation of the 5G technology, network equipment, network expansion, Massive MIMO technology, equipment – transmitter, device, 5G SIM Card for connection to test the use cases in the 5G network to enable proper service developments, including strengthening academic institutions and universities throughout the region, and leading technology partners to study and test technology 5G continuously, under the support of the NBTC for consumers and businesses can perceive the benefits of 5G technology and accurately apply on the day that 5G happening, starting from the end of 2018 as follows:

  • Central region: Open the AIS D.C. area, The Emporium Shopping Mall to show off 5G Innovation Case for the first time in Thailand in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, opening the 5G AI/IoT Innovation Center as space for developers to trial and use of 5G technology.
  • Eastern region: join Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, and Kasetsart University Sriracha Campus to open a Testbed 5G-IoT test field in the EEC area to support the growth of the country’s digital economy.
  • Southern region: Collaborating with the Institute for Digital Research and Innovation Prince of Songkla University Hat Yai Campus, test 5G technology with the concept of “Smart City, Smart Living”, building the first Smart City model in Thailand.
  • Northeastern region: Established the 5G Live Network in Korat at the AIS Contact Center Development & Training Arena, opening the area for Isan people to research 5G use cases.

Most recently, AIS moves to the north, collaborating with Chiang Mai University to test the potential of 5G technology in the real environment for the first time in the north, based on geographic identities, opportunities, interests, and challenges in the north to determine the test. Therefore, this 5G Use Case begins with 5G Connected Drones, a demonstration of the drone controlling across the region between Chiang Mai and Bangkok in the area that is allowed via the 5G network showing the concept of using a drone in the 5G era at high speed and low latency, which the controller does not need to be in the same place as the drone, but can control the drone over long distances via mobile networks and capable of streaming high-definition video back to users right away, which can be applied to a wide range of applications, including transportation and logistics, agriculture , public safety, rescue, including the use of drones to control smart cities which can be initiated via AR technology to explore multiple areas, etc.

At the same time, the AIS PLAYGROUND @ CMU LEARNING SPACE which is the center of a new generation of creators at Chiang Mai University, has also been opened to be a space for students, developers and a new generation of digital entrepreneurs in the north region who are interested in technology to experiment with creating innovation with AIS, such as 5G, NB-IoT, VR, API Zone, etc. as well as Network Infrastructure, high-speed internet networks including 5G, NEXT G, IoT, Fiber and AIS Super WiFi, and support developers to test on the network in the real environment. Besides, there are Space for Work, Space for Consulting, Space for Creators and Space for Innovators that available to students and the interested people for free. AIS will be a supporter of technology, equipment, tools, and expertise of personnel to connect and inspire innovation following the way of life of people in the digital age efficiently, which will bring sustainable and robust growth.”

Clinical Professor Niwes Nantachit, M.D.,FRCP(T), President of Chiang Mai University said “Chiang Mai University has been continuing in the development of innovation and digital technology, both supporting basic knowledge in technology and encourage students to experiment and innovate new inventions that meet the needs of the industry. Accordingly, collaborating with AIS to build the AIS Playground @ CMU Learning Space to use as a space to innovate and exchange knowledge in 5G applications with technology experts from that AIS, which is regarded as preparing for an ecosystem of technology development to be ready and support the upcoming 5G technology which is in line with the policy of Chiang Mai University towards becoming a truly digital university.”