The start of construction work on the first AZ center is scheduled for the third quarter of 2022.
SHENZHENChina, June 13, 2022 /CNW/ — ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a leading international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile Internet, today announced the signing of an agreement full cooperation with Advanced Info Service Plc. (AIS), Thailand’s leading digital service provider.
Under the agreement, ZTE becomes AIS’ global strategic partner to upgrade key technologies like 5G to improve network quality and provide excellent user experiences for AIS customers, while developing innovations to put Thailand at the forefront of the digital economy.
ZTE, which is committed to upgrading AIS’s 5G network to an autonomous network capable of precise autonomous management during big data and AI processing, will also be ready to expand AIS’s 5G capabilities. for different industries, thanks to ZTE’s specialized expertise in innovation, which has already achieved global success. This will promote the massive development of Thai industries through the deployment of digital transformation.
In addition, AIS and ZTE will launch Thailand’s first “AZ Center” (5G Innovation Center) as a collaborative center for joint 5G research and innovation, both for infrastructure and solutions, to drive growth within areas such as 5G applications in business lines. Construction of the center is expected to begin in the third quarter of this year.
“We are a digital technology service provider focused on unlocking digital technologies like 5G, a critical piece of infrastructure to build the country’s capabilities in the digital economy,” said Somchai Lertsutiwong, Chief Executive Officer. canopy. This allows us to unlock the potential of our investments to deliver a wide variety of smart experiences and services to AIS customers, the Thai public and a range of industry sectors. »
“We have always believed that 5G will become a key variable that will drive transformation in the near future, from consumer behavior to social contexts, and the growth of Thailand’s digital economy,” added Somchai Lertsutiwong.
“As one of the global 5G leaders, ZTE believes that 5G is the driving force behind the development of vertical markets and the digital transformation of industries,” said Mr. Xu Ziyang, CEO of ZTE. ZTE Corporation. We will continue to innovate 5G technical solutions and applications, and work with AIS to jointly explore the huge potential of 5G networks in the era of the digital economy. »
AIS is currently the only provider to persist in expanding its 5G network to cover all 77 provinces of Thailand, reaching 78% of the population. With the goal of increasing that figure to 85% this year, AIS continues to work with world-class partners like ZTE to jointly develop innovations.
In March 2022, AIS, Qualcomm and ZTE announced the world’s first demonstration of 5G NR-DC (new dual radio connectivity) in the field with 2.6 GHz and 26 GHz, achieving a maximum speed of 8. 5 Gbps downlink and 2.17 Gbps uplink with a single mobile device. As part of this joint effort, the collaboration combines two major 5G frequency bands, Sub-6 and 5G mmWave, to enhance Thailand’s 5G network capabilities and expand the 5G application landscape.
Also, in May 2021, AIS, ZTE and Suranaree University of Technology collaborated to test the 5G smart factory. This enabled staff to gain expertise in AI, cloud, IoT, virtual reality and AR. These skills can then be applied to develop solutions for the manufacturing sector, particularly in northeast Thailand.
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