Thai PM leads National Committee to promote 5G development

A 26-member National 5G Committee has been formed with Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha as chairman to coordinate the 5G development and boost the digital economy in Thailand.

The committee is additionally tasked with mitigating obstacles regarding the recall of unused spectrum, from state agencies for the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), in exchange for compensation. it’s expected to boost cooperation between related agencies for 5G development support.

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Thailand’s Deputy prime ministers Somkid Jatusripitak, Prawit Wongsuwon and Wissanu Krea-ngam work as the deputy chairmen of the committee. The minister of finance, minister of tourism and therefore the minister of education are a part of the committee.

The permanent secretary for the Digital Economy and Society Ministry is the director and secretary of the committee.

This committee is created to market vertical 5G development, ensuring optimum benefits of 5G adoption for the economy and end users. it’ll promote a transparent roadmap for 5G adoption and infrastructure development by ensuring the participation of representatives from key ministries, said Thailand NBTC secretary-general Takorn Tantasith.

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted Thailand’s major telecom operators to rev up deployment of 5G technologies. The country’s top mobile operators are racing to deploy 5G networks at hospitals to support doctors and medical personnel to fight the virus.

“Application of 5G to public health demonstrates how digital infrastructure can have a significant impact on people’s health during a major emergency,” said Buddhipongse Punnakanta, Thailand Digital Economy and Society Minister.

5G Development

The Digital Economy and Society Ministry, along with Huawei Technologies Thailand, are providing AI-assisted solutions with 5G technology to hospitals within the country with the aim of enabling output diagnosis results more efficiently through a high-speed network.

Industrial organizations like GSMA acknowledged that 5G technologies are crucial within the fight against the pandemic and can be a “backbone” for the economic recovery. it’s increasingly accepted within the industry that ICT and digital economy are a significant push as work resumes post pandemic.

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