AIS pays 6th tranche of 900MHz licence fee Digital tech to lead national recovery, helping every sector to overcome every challeng

16 July, 2021: Somchai Lertsutiwong, Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Info Service plc. (AIS), represented Advanced Wireless Networks Co., Ltd. (AWN), which has been allocated the 900MHz spectrum, in making the 6th tranche of payment for the 900MHz spectrum of 8,094,978,000 baht (eight billion, ninety-four million, nine hundred and seventy-eight thousand baht only) including value added tax. The payment is counted as government revenue for national development.

Somchai said, “Alongside making prompt payment for the spectrum on schedule, we remain committed to using the national telecom resource of this recently acquired waveband to enhance our capabilities and give the country a competitive edge. In particular, the last year of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis has greatly impacted lifestyles, work, study, the industrial sector and the service sector, transforming them with digital technology. We have deployed 5G networks under the concept of “connecting and assisting the Thai people” to support frontline health workers in coping with every aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic, for the country to overcome this crisis.”