AIS beforehand indiated that it’s planning deployment of millimeter wave spectrum in 2023
Thailand’s largest cell operator, Superior Data Service (AIS), stated it has reached a 5G pace of three Gbps on its reside millimeter-wave community within the 26 GHz frequency band in partnership with U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm.
“As we speak, the AIS 5G mmWave community on the 26 GHz frequency band can help using world-class smartphones powered by Qualcomm Applied sciences chipsets at a pace of as much as 3 Gbps for the primary time in Thailand,” stated Wasit Wattanasap, head of nationwide operations and help enterprise unit at AIS.
“Our work with Qualcomm Applied sciences will lead to a greater person expertise for shoppers and future trade functions reminiscent of streaming on-line video games, self-driving vehicles in addition to distant robotic management that may be performed in actual time. As well as, this check may help the event of latest cell chipsets,” the manager stated.
ST Liew, VP of Qualcomm CDMA Applied sciences Asia-Pacific and president of Qualcomm Taiwan, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, stated: “This joint effort proves the feasibility of 5G mmWave deployment in Thailand, the place Qualcomm Applied sciences believes that 5G mmWave would be the key to unlocking the total potential of 5G. The chances are just about limitless, and we’re proud to take step one with our key companions in bringing all the advantages of 5G mmWave to Thailand.”
In October 2022, AIS’ head of cell and shopper merchandise, Saran Phaloprakarn stated that the telco was planning deployment of millimeter wave spectrum within the nation in 2023, as soon as appropriate gadgets can be found out there.
Talking at Huawei International Cell Broadband Discussion board in Bangkok, the manager stated that the launch of this spectrum will enable AIS to supply community slicing capabilities in addition to low latency.
AIS is at the moment specializing in increasing its 5G community to cowl all 77 provinces of Thailand. The service stated its 5G community lined 85% of the nation’s inhabitants by the tip of final yr.
AIS launched 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) service in February 2020 utilizing the 700 MHz, 2.6 GHz and 26 GHz bandwidth that it received within the spectrum public sale, adopted by 5G SA in July 2020 in cooperation with Huawei.
AIS’ buyer base reaches almost 46.1 million subscribers, together with 6.8 million 5G subscribers as of the tip of the fourth quarter of 2022. AIS had deployed round 26,000 5G base stations nationwide as of December 2022.
In July of 2021, AIS partnered with Chinese language smartphone producer vivo to run 5G Standalone (SA) community assessments in Thailand. The assessments came about in Bangkok and utilized a vivo V21 5G smartphone, reaching, based on the businesses, impressively excessive speeds of connectivity.