AIS joins Huawei to Partnership 5G

September 26, 2019: Mr. Somchai Lertsutiwong, Chief Executive Officer, Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited (AIS) and Dr. Virach Aphimeteetamrong, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Intouch Holdings Plc joins Mr. James Wu, President of Huawei Southeast Asia, to sign Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for collaboration on the innovation of 5G network technologies and services.

This MOU sets forth the framework of joint activities between AIS and Huawei in 5G which will be centered on new experience-oriented services such as eMBB (Enhanced Mobile Broadband), URLLC (Ultra Reliable Low-latency Communications) and eMTC (Enhanced Machine Type Communications). In addition, this MOU further aims to establish the leadership of AIS in 5G services and commitment of AIS in realizing digitalization transformation for the benefits of Thai society.

The two companies are committed to cooperate in the 5G network commercial launch to match Thailand 4.0 industrialization, aiming to maintain AIS leadership as a digital service provider in Thailand. This MOU also sets the ground for advanced joint innovations in 5G technology particularly 5G use cases that apply the necessities of various industries, and fulfil the growing market expectations in the new digital era.

Mr. Somchai Lertsutiwong, CEO-AIS, said: “Under the vision of being a Digital Life Service Provider, we never stop to develop the technology of the future for the benefit of today, especially the 5G technology that will play an essential role in the development of the digital economy, and enhance the quality Thais life to the next level. AIS has collaborated with Huawei , a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, under the support of the NBTC to continuously test 5G technology in various dimensions whether it is a use case that will benefit multiple industries, including the use case that meets the needs of consumers' lives so that interested people and the general public can experience cutting-edge technology helping to enhance knowledge, expanding capacity as well as creating expertise for the team and incubating digital personnel for the country because I believe that 5G is a significant opportunity to transform the next step of the country and is an essential tool for sustainable and robust growth, the test results are beneficial for preparing for the development of the country's network to support the future.”

James Wu, President of Huawei Southeast Asia, said: “Huawei is very grateful to AIS for 20 years partnership with trust and support, and we are very excited to start the next chapter of cooperation by signing 5G MOU with AIS, which shows the commitment of both companies to the future of 5G in Thailand. 5G technology is the key to drive the ecosystems for Thailand 4.0. As the leader in 5G technology, Huawei commits to helping AIS develop innovative 5G network solution and 5G use cases together, to expand the boundaries of their business and find paths to new growth with the full-series, all-scenario simplified 5G solutions, Huawei is confident to support AIS to achieve the business vision through our sustainable partnership”.