International Symposium on 5G and Driving the Benefits of Big Data

International Symposium on 5G and Driving the Benefits of Big Data

Office of The NBTC in cooperation with the International Institute of Communications hosted the International Symposium on 5G and Driving the Benefits of Big Data on 24th June 2021 with an aim to push forward the benefits of 5G and Big Data Technologies in various industries and to promote digital transformation in Thai's economy and society.

Office of The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications commission (Office of The NBTC) in cooperation with International Institute of Communications (IIC) on 24 June 2021 hosted the International Symposium on 5G and Driving the Benefits of Big Data at Auditorium Hall 2 Office of the NBTC in hybrid meeting format to align with Thai government restriction during COVID-19 outbreak. Mr. Chris Chapman President of International Institute of Communications UK delivered welcoming remarks and honourable General Sukit Khamasundara Commissioner Acting Chairman of the NBTC presided over the opening ceremony. Also present was Mr. Trairat Viriyasirikul, Deputy Secretary General Acting Secretary General and representative from Japan and Russian Embassy in Thailand.

The objective of the International Symposium was to provide an opportunity for government and private sectors and embassy representatives in Thailand to acknowledge the benefits and critical role of 5G and Big Data Technologies in countries around the world in which it is a key mechanism for data connections through telecom infrastructure that drives advancement of business activities and creates value-added in various industries. 

The symposium addressed four topics, namely: 1) Strategies for driving 5G; 2) Creating and seizing opportunities offered for digital transformation case studies; 3) Infrastructure and policy requirements to support big data, and; 4) The need for regulatory change and regulators’ roles.

The International Symposium featured at least 25 speakers, including: Mr. Fadhlullah Suhaimi Abdul Malek, Chairman, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC); Mr. Michel Van Bellinghen, Chairperson, Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communication (BEREC) 2021; Dr. Wilhelm Eschweiler, Vice President, Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) Germany; Mr. Thomas E Abell, Chief of Digital Technology for Development, Asian Development Bank (ADB); Mr. Harin Grewal, Cluster Director (Networks, Technology & Resource), Infocomm Media Development Authority; Executive Director, Singapore Network Information Centre (SGNIC). Plus top executives from Nokia, AT&T, iQIYI, Google, Cisco, NTT Docomo, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Asia Cloud Computing Association, Oracle ASEAN, Commissioner of Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) Thailand. High-level Thai and international management performed as moderators, including: Andrea Millwood International Institute of Communications; Associate Professor Sudharma Yoonaidharma, Commissioner at Energy Regulatory Commission Thailand, and; Mr. Notachard Chintakanond Executive Director, International Affairs Bureau Office of the NBTC. Moreover, more than 300 participants from both Thai and international entities attended the International Symposium online.

Office of the NBTC aims to escalate Thai industry development in preparation for digital transformation in the Thai economy and society for the utmost benefit of all Thai Citizens.

For more information please contact:
International Affairs Bureau, Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (Office of the NBTC)
Tel.: 0-2278-1736

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