5G a boon for tourism, healthcare

5G a boon for tourism, healthcare

Woragarn Likhitdechasakdi, deputy chief technology officer of the carrier network of Huawei Technologies Thailand unveils 5G trends in Thailand at '5G Ecosystem and the Future of Thailand' seminar. *No photo credit*
Woragarn Likhitdechasakdi, deputy chief technology officer of the carrier network of Huawei Technologies Thailand unveils 5G trends in Thailand at '5G Ecosystem and the Future of Thailand' seminar. *No photo credit*

Tourism and healthcare are expected to benefit from 5G technology the most, with the country on a recovery path from the pandemic, says Chinese tech giant Huawei.

Abel Deng, chief executive of Huawei Technologies Thailand, said Thailand is a 5G tech leader in Asean because it was an early 5G adopter.

The country has advanced 5G tech with strong progress in implementation, he said.

Telemedicine has used 5G technology in the past month to deal with suspected Covid-19 infections, with artificial intelligence (AI) solutions adopted to speed up diagnosis. With this advanced analysis and efficient medical personnel, the country's healthcare industry is outstanding, said Mr Deng.

He said in the future every industry will need to integrate cloud, AI and big data with 5G technology.

Mr. Abel Deng, chief executive officer, Huawei Technologies (Thailand). *No photo credit*

"The 5G platform will help create new business opportunities," Mr Deng said.

"New models of services could be a key driving force in the economic recovery."

Woragarn Likhitdechasakdi, deputy chief technology officer of the carrier network of Huawei Technologies Thailand, said 5G could be used to promote tourism here, such as organising tours to smart farms.

The use of 5G can also ensure farmers grow better quality produce, he said. Farmers could receive more visitors to their smart farms and get better earnings from the sales of their produce.

Tourism can be promoted through new multimedia that can provide audiences with immersive experiences through 5G support, said Mr Woragarn.

For example, promoters can work with Youtubers, content creators and related agencies to create virtual reality and augmented reality content with the support of 5G tech to promote tourist destinations, hotels and restaurants.


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