Thailand Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha recently met with Huawei Thailand to exchange views on how they can leverage 5G technologies to drive Thailand’s economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We appreciate Huawei’s commitment to Thailand in the further cooperation on communications and telecommunications, especially the building of 5G network, which the Thai government has emphasized, and we are ready to develop our country’s capability to become the region’s digital technology leader,” said the Thailand Prime Minister.
Thailand rolled out its 5G spectrum last February to cement their place as one of the ASEAN technology leaders and one of the most advanced ones in the world.
5G promoted the development of Thailand’s ICT industry and digital economy, and would help the country recover and develop after the epidemic. In fact, more and more countries agree that the 5G-driven ICT industry and digital economy will become the engines that drive economic recovery, bringing economic recovery and new growth.
Like most countries, the epidemic raised the demand for work-from-home, suspension of classes, and migration of people’s daily life to the Internet. Thailand efforts of reinforcing its network to improve stability and user experience proved beneficial.
In May, Thailand officially announced its National 5G Committee, with Prime Minister Prayut as the chairman, to coordinate the 5G development and boost the digital economy in the country. The committee will promote a clear roadmap for 5G adoption and infrastructure development by ensuring the participation of representatives from key ministries, according to Thailand National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission.
“As the COVID-19 pandemic passed, we’re confident that Thailand has the capability to be the regional digital hub. We are willing to support and collaborate with the Thai government to revive Thailand’s economy and society. It is also our commitment in capturing the full capacities of ICT innovations including 5G ecosystem, AI, Big Data, and Cloud Service in order to improve the quality of life, as well as to enhance the capabilities of both public and private sectors. The collaboration will help us accelerate the growth of economy and overcome any challenges ahead of us,” said Abel Deng, CEO of Huawei Thailand.