AIS and Huawei forge a 5G alliance

AIS and Huawei forge a 5G alliance
Published: 30 September 2019 - 3:30 p.m.

Advanced Info Service (AIS) has partnered with Chinese technology giant Huawei to mobilize 5G technologies and services as Thailand prepares to adopt ultra-fast internet. The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the collaboration.

According to the MoU, joint activities will include new experience-oriented services such as enhanced mobile broadband, ultra-reliable low-latency communications and enhanced machine-type communications. The co-operation is said to usher in technology that could cater to 5G use cases for various industries.

Several Asean countries including Malaysia and Vietnam are moving towards 5G adoption next year. Malaysia plans to start a nationwide demonstration of 5G products next month. AIS chief executive Somchai Lertsutiwong said that 5G technology would play a crucial role in upping people's quality of life and enhancing the country's digital economy.

Mr Somchai further says that both AIS and Huawei have been working together, with the support of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission. Here, the aim was to test 5G technology in various dimensions including use cases that would benefit multiple industries.

The president of Huawei Southeast Asia, James Wu said that the MoU demonstrates the commitment of both companies to the future of 5G in Thailand. He believes that 5G technology is the key to driving the ecosystems for Thailand 4.0 and that Huawei commits to helping the AIS develop innovative 5G network solutions.

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