Thailand Launches 5G Communication Test

- Apr 09, 2019-

Recently, Mr. Pichet Durongkaveroj, Minister of Economics and Social Digital of Thailand, delivered a keynote speech at the “5G Awakening Thailand ASEAN” seminar to showcase Thailand's 5G policy and will host the opening ceremony, saying that Thailand is ready to enter the 5G era.


Currently, the German Ministry of Power has set up a 5G or 5G test bed test center at Kasetsart University, Sriracha and Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) to install a 5G network system in Thailand. They are used in many fields, such as analog industrial work, express drones, robots running on the Internet, and Internet-based measurement devices will see new innovations. Ready to enter the era of technological change and encourage Thai companies to have the opportunity to participate in innovation support 5G communication technology will be put into use in the near future


Currently, the Broadcasting Committee Office Television Business and the National Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) have approved the 26 GHz band to test 5G testing. Therefore, the roadmap was discussed in the test operation through the development case. Further operations are discussed together when the antenna is installed and further operations are discussed together when the antenna is installed.


The DEP department led a company that expressed the intent of the case, such as Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Thai Automobile Industry Association, Mahidol University, Public Health, PTT Digital Solutions, Samsung, and others.


Mahidol University will use 5G communication networks for healthcare and emergency services. Helps improve the efficiency of mobile emergency ambulances so that emergency treatment can go smoothly because it reduces the delay. For specialist medical professors hundreds of kilometers away, the image will be sharp enough to see the patient's symptoms from the photo/film X-ray for a more accurate diagnosis.thailand_5G_promotion


The Thai Automobile Industry Association will test unmanned vehicles and self-driving cars. A new phenomenon is expected. As Thailand promotes the business sector, it also benefits from mobile phone service providers.


Huawei, as a communications equipment manufacturer, was the first company to introduce 5G communications equipment to Thailand. And ready to use 360 ° display, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), remote vehicle control, high-definition video and other real-time smart buses and applications of 5G communication systems in various industries.


The potential and deployment of 5G in various industries by Nokia and Ericsson. The right to request testing using this device has established a 5G usage test center in the EEC region, which will make this area a modern area in a short period of time. In particular, the application of new technologies such as 5G prepares the target industry, and people who need to use 5G to start using test participants and invest in the EEC region will receive revenue from the Investment Committee (BOI), which will be EEC. Special incentives have been issued in the region. There are many requirements for predicting 5G, so deciding to join as part of the equipment installation and testing usage at the test center will be more likely to have early prospects. Because EEC is an industrial area, especially the automotive industry.


In addition, the German Ministry of Telecommunications also plans to invite entrepreneurs using the automated production of the media and entertainment industry, logistics and factories. The main concept of adding more test applications in 5G Testbed Center focuses on the use of shared infrastructure and reduces resource usage. But there are the most useful uses, by truly meeting the needs of innovation.


In addition, the increase in the number of members participating in the test requires knowledge and experience. Broadcasting at the 5G Testbed Center will also allow Thailand to learn shortcuts, know the situation in the test and understand the advantages and disadvantages of 5G.


Thailand is considered to be the first country in the Southeast Asian Union to start the 5G test, and all future service providers have joined the two. The owner of the communication/Internet service provider device manufacturer technology will determine which frequency band to use. The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) of Thailand allocated the 26 GHz band for testing, a common general-purpose wave.


It is expected that in the next year, it will further prepare from the ecosystem. Support interested partners to join this 5G Testbed 5G test to complete the operation.


Conduct service development experiments and new applications by leveraging the power of open test areas. Importantly, this is a test of real equipment working with major 5G wanderers. Recognize as a partner in the DE department without waiting for business needs.


In addition, a memorandum of cooperation was established on 5G technical testing between the Ministry of Science and Kasetsart University.


This type of cooperation includes three aspects: 1. Support 5G technology test implementation cooperation 2. Support 5G technology research and research and development cooperation, 3. The European Economic Community, which supports the 5G Technology Testing Center in the region, was developed at the University of Kasetsart, Sriracha.


The cooperation role of the German Ministry will coordinate and support the Ministry, the agency of NBTC, telecom operators, equipment and network manufacturers to cooperate with the university to benefit from the testing of 5G technology. Kadessart University supports the use of the Sriracha Campus area for installation and testing of 5G equipment and systems.


If Thailand can apply 5G technology, it will create huge economic benefits in various industries. According to the findings of the Institute of Housing and Urban Development (IHS), quantitative impact calculations were conducted between 2020 and 2035. 5G communication technology from Thailand, by 2035, the manufacturing industry will reach 2.3 trillion baht. Trade and finance, including the communications sector, will also receive the highest added value.


The first year is expected to be the construction period, with a focus on network investment and low added value.

Because the response rate and actual usage rate are very low, and in the next few years will reduce the investment payment network maintenance costs, although the added value will be higher

It is estimated that by 2020, investment may reach 1.1 billion baht, and by 2035 it will drop to 10 billion baht. As for the added value, the investment park has increased from approximately 2 billion baht to 2.3 million baht.