26 June 2020: The coordinate from the strength of leading 10 big industries, which is the great veins of the country, to join the mission of bringing 5G technology to recover the country. This time led by the telecommunications industry, AIS offered to be the center to invest and develop 5G network, the new technology of the nation, which is like the backbone of the central digital infrastructure that holds ready to support and enhance the competitiveness of all sectors.
AIS joins forces with significant industries in the EEC area, i.e., Amata, Sahapattana, WHA, BBS Joint Venture, Co-investors in the development project of U-Tapao Airport and Eastern Aviation City, Laem Chabang Port, Port Authority of Thailand, Central Retail in the retail industry, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Sustainable Development Sector from Thammasat University, and the education sector is IPST to utilize 5G to benefit the economy, society, and people across the country, including attracting foreign investment, increasing productivity, which creates employment, career, income and better quality of life for Thais.
Mr. Somchai Lertsutthiwong, Chief Executive Officer of AIS, said, “AIS has continuously tested the use cases on 5G technology in various industrial sectors, including medicine, logistics, manufacturing, security, smart city, as well as practical use in public health during the COVID-19 epidemic. To this day, 5G technology has proven that this is a new technology that is the Real New Normal technology to support the performance of all sectors, including the economy, society, and people. On this opportunity, AIS is a tremendous delight to work with all of our partners to utilize 5G innovations in real-life applications, including the industrial sector, retail, tourism, education, entertainment, and sustainability, to recover and support the national restoration, and to take Thais past the crisis and prevail together.”
- Joining the EEC to establish 5G in the industrial area, covering land, sea, and air through advancing the potential of new economic locations and cities to attract trade and investment in ASEAN.
– Strengthen with the LAND: Enhance the management level within the industrial estates with Smart Industrial Estate, Smart Building Management, and IoT & Smart Communication to become a complete Smart City.
– Strengthen with the SEA: Bringing 5G technology to Laem Chabang Port business, as the first in Southeast Asia, to control container lifting cranes remotely, as well as CCTV Via 5G security systems and Security Control Building to build a Thai port to become a Smart Port.
– Strengthen with the AIR: Enhancing U-Tapao Rayong-Pattaya International Airport to be the Smart Airport of the New Normal era with 5G and digital technology, namely Facial Recognition and Object Detection.
Mr. Vikrom Kromadit, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Amata Corporation PCL, Said, “Amata has been in the area of the rental business in industrial estates for over 30 years, we have already seen that Smart City is the goal that Thailand ought to go to that point. Thailand needs to go along with the whole board of the country to compete and attract investment to our country. Therefore, Thailand needs an Engine to accelerate towards that goal, which 5G is the answer that will further grow at least 3% of the business. If used efficiently, it is expected to grow up to 5% to increase Thailand’s competitiveness in keeping pace with leading countries like China, South Korea, or Japan that have already adopted 5G to add value to the economy. I believe that our partnership with AIS to lead to change with 5G will bring transformation to Amata in the future.”
Mr. Vichai Kulsomphob, President of Saha Pathana Inter–Holding Public Company Limited, said “that Saha Pathana Inter-Holding strives to produce consumer products at fair prices for our customers by using technology to increase the production cost for better as well as real-time stock control. Therefore, the coming of 5G technology is like what we have been waiting for a long time ago and will be attached to our bullet to move faster, while also attracting foreign investment at a lower cost. For example, the factories have parent companies in Japan or Korea, and they can remote control to manage production in Sriracha without having to travel to Thailand. These not only reduce costs but also help relocate some modules to be made at production lines in Thailand. Accordingly, new products can be made at cost prices that are lower than the past, even though they never imagined being produced in Thailand anymore. “
Miss Jareeporn Jarukornsakul, Chairman and Group CEO of WHA Corporation PCL, Said, “The issue of Covid-19 is an accident that has caused the movement of capital from China that continued from the trade war to prevent disruption in the supply chain. This is an essential proposition for Thailand to consider and push themselves with High Technology to attract investment. 5G is regarded as a digital infrastructure that we developed far better than neighboring countries and answered the requirements of investors who want infrastructure that meets the needs of both Robotic, AI, or IoT. For WHA, we will cooperate with AIS to utilize 5G on the appropriate frequency bands, and use in industrial estates in delivering solutions that meet and maximize customer benefits.”
Mr. Ruangsak Bamnetpan, Assistant Director General (Engineering) Acting Chief Information Officer of Port Authority of Thailand, said, “E-logistic Platform under the Port Community System Project uses digital technology to manage Big Data related to water transportation bureaus, as well as the capacity expansion of Laem Chabang Port Phase 3. Consequently, the use of high-speed wireless network technology such as 5G will support the Port Authority’s operation effectively, both in terms of sending and exchanging information via the E-logistic Platform, and automating the process linkage from the moment the ship enters the port by using the tools to lift containers from the vessel to the container terminal and prepare to deliver to customers. We would like to thank AIS for becoming a key player for the use of 5G technology further to improve the country’s container terminal service process.”
Mr. Kavin Kanjanapas, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of BTS Group Holding Public Company Limited, on behalf of the BBS Joint Venture Group consisting of Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited or BA, BTS Group Holdings Public Company Limited or BTS, and Sino-Thai Engineering Company Limited and Construction Public Company Limited or STEC, said, “As we signed an MOU contract with AIS to bring digital technology to enhance U-Tapao Airport to be Smart Airport, especially the 3rd passenger terminal where technology will perform an essential role in improving work efficiency by increasing the level of the work to become the Eastern aviation metropolis for passengers to be comfortable, customers spending with less time in the airport, and take more time to do the desired activities. I am confident that AIS’s 5G technology will positively help us a lot.”
- Reinventing the retail industry to be a Game Changer and with new experiences that have never been seen before to Thais and foreign shoppers.
Under collaboration with Central Retail Corporation Public Company Limited to bring 5G and digital network innovation to improve the retail business by combining online technology and offline shopping to create a new experience that has never been seen before in Thailand to become a Total Smart Retail.
– Smart Mirror: Digital mirror technology represents shopping results in stores such as clothing sales. When customers view it, they will be able to automatically measure the size and choose the accurate size, which can be displayed quickly via the 5G network.
– Advance Digital Signet: Bring Data Analytic principle to analyze faces when customers walk into a shopping center and display advertisements according to customers’ interests.
– Real–Time Personalize to the Right Target: Face analysis and product presentation according to customers’ personal needs.
Mr. Yol Phokasub, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Central Retail Corporation Public Company Limited (CRC), said, “Retail and service businesses are relevant businesses that help drive the Thai economy. It is considered an industry that employs more than 2 in 3 of all employment in Thailand. Central Retail is also the most significant proportion of jobs in this group of retailers and services. On the occasion that we will join AIS to recover and stimulate the country’s economy, we are ready to step into the Game Changer by using Big Data of The 1 Card, Smart Logistic and Smart Payment, as well as the potential of AIS 5G, which generates a new shopping experience that has never been seen before in Thailand. All of this will make Central Retail absolutely be a platform at Anywhere and Real-time. “
- Increase the level of Thai tourism in various dimensions, recover the crisis, the country’s primary source of income.
Join the Tourism Authority of Thailand to turn the formula for a new way of travel in the Post COVID-19 era with 5G VR technology, including opening new perspectives on places that have never been seen before to attract tourists and distribute income to communities.
Miss Thapanee Kiatphaibool, Deputy Governor for Tourism Products and Business of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), said, “5G technology will benefit the tourism industry’s strength, especially with virtual reality being more realistic. Accordingly, this year the Tourism Authority of Thailand will collaborate with AIS to bring natural and cultural costs of Thailand related to Unseen Destination combined with 5G VR technology to develop into Virtual Reality to excite and motivate tourists to travel to experience and receive the real atmosphere in Thailand. We would like to thank AIS for bringing great technology to the Tourism Authority of Thailand as a part of marketing to formulate a perfect Thailand and a real Preferred Destination for Thais and foreign tourists.”
- Open a world of learning and content creation with 5G VR technology.
Join the Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology (IPST) to create science learning content in the form of VR for education courses at the elementary school level toward secondary education, including The Air Force Museum to generate content for each model of the aircraft in the form of VR, virtual reality, and produce a new learning experience that is different and attracts children moreover Thais to enjoy learning even more.
- Bring digital innovations to build sustainable development models.
Join with Thammasat University to research applying 5G, IoT technology through the SDG Lab project at Puey Park for People and Sustainability in the 100 rai of land in Thammasat University’s Rangsit Campus.
– Smart City: Use digital technology, 5G, and IoT to develop transportation and security systems in the area by applying 5G technology to comply with Urban Sustainable Development.
– Smart Living: Use technology to build sustainable livelihoods for people in society by managing energy, natural resources, and waste, including Electronic Waste, for the maximum benefit of the public.
–Smart Farming: Develop technology by testing sustainable agriculture in acknowledgment of food security, food safety, and farmers’ well-being.
– People: Promote public participation for sustainable development.
Assistant Professor Prinya Thaewanarumitkul, Ph.D., Vice–Rector for Sustainability and Rangsit Campus Administration at Thammasat University, said, “Thammasat intends to establish an SDG Lab to promote change and use Thammasat as an experimental area to combat climate change, find a way to absorb greenhouse gases back, sustainable renewable energy use, including our quality of life that requires to be improved, that is, having food-safe similar to the roof of Puey Park for People and Sustainability. We have used it as a green space for growing organic vegetables. We have the most massive organic rice farming in Asia, and among the universities, this is the world’s No. 1 in creating safe food sources. Besides, the utilization of 5G technology can help change to deliver this area with digital technology, which can be continued to be used in other communities in the future for the sustainable quality of life for all of us. “