AIS harnesses 5G power to support medical and logistics applications for the benefit of all Thais
published : 2 Mar 2020 at 13:24
Following Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited (AIS) receiving a 5G license on the 2600 MHz spectrum and announcement of its launch of commercial services, the company is now moving forward with 5G to support medical industry applications.
The initiative begins with the Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, where it will enhance the capability of medical service robots to monitor the COVID-19 virus situation. It will also be used to test the control of container cranes installed in multiple areas from within Hutchison Ports Thailand’s remote control room.
Mr. Hui Weng Cheong, President, AIS, highlighted that: “We have always believed that 5G will bring meaningful benefits to industries that are the main driving forces of the country. Therefore we have continuously worked with partners in all sectors. When we officially started 5G service, we immediately began cooperating with industries to bring benefits to the country as quickly as possible.”
In its cooperation with the Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, AIS uses both 4G and 5G technology to support effective monitoring of the COVID-19 virus by medical service robots. The robots are assisted to interact with high-definition VDO cameras and receive and send data faster with “Speed”. The system also supports interaction of robots in response to extremely low latency.
It is the first time in Thailand that robots have been tooled to monitor and provide special care in real life situations. The technology has initially been rolled out in three places: 1.Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute, Rajavithi Hospital, 2. Central Chest Institute of Thailand, and 3. Nopparat Hospital.
AIS is also now moving forward to enhance the logistics industry by using 5G technology to control container cranes installed in multiple areas within Hutchison Ports Thailand. The technology emanates from a remote control room via the AIS 5G network using its primary features of “Speed”, thereby offering rapid response with low latency reception of CCTV signals from cranes. It also immediately sends signals from the control room back to the crane.
The port is located in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) project which aims to push Laem Chabang Port to be a logistics centre for trade and investment involving ASEAN countries going forward.