Leading mobile operator Advanced Info Service (AIS) says it has developed various solutions for 5G tech adoption after a year of collaboration with its partners.
The solutions could serve several major vertical industries, leveraging innovative technologies like robotics, remote control vehicles, 3D holograms, telehealth, connected drones and smart logistics.
The company has operated 5G testbeds in all five regions nationwide, collaborating with universities, partners and the telecom regulator.
Wasit Wattanasap, head of nationwide operations and support at AIS, said the proper time for commercial 5G use cases in the country depends on when related industries are ready to adopt the high-speed internet network and the ecosystem involved.
AIS has partnered with global vendors, operators and innovative tech developers for 5G.
A source in the telecom industry who requested anonymity disclosed AIS's partners on 5G tech as China Mobile, the world's largest mobile operator by subscription base, and Japanese mobile operator NTT DoCoMo.
Mr Wasit said several industrial players have talked with AIS about collaboration on 5G tech adoption in the future.
AIS yesterday launched a 5G tech showcase at Samyan Mitrtown shopping mall, scheduled to run until Jan 3.
The showcase is held to inform Thais about the benefits of 5G technology in various fields of application.
Mr Wasit said 5G will enhance internet speed, boost the capability of IoT device connectivity and ensure a fast, stable and responsive network.
Five innovative features linked to 5G tech are on display at the mall. They consist of 5G 3D holograms, 5G video calls, robotics, remote control vehicles and connected drones.
Mr Wasit said it's the first time for 5G hologram 3D technology to be showcased in Thailand.
The technology will be useful when applied to business meetings, distance education, medicine, agriculture, and fashion and entertainment jobs, as well as in developing games, he said.
The demonstration of remote driverless vehicle technology via 5G is a collaboration of the Digital Research and Innovation Institute, Prince of Songkla University and AIS.
The presentation will showcase the potential of the 5G network with high speed, low latency and fast response times.
Remote-control drones will also be demonstrated between Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima, giving an idea of how unmanned flying vehicles can be operational in the 5G era with high speed and low latency, Mr Wasit said.
The drone can be controlled remotely via a mobile network, he said.