By Lisa Wang / Journalist
Chunghwa Telecom Co (中華 電信) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Thai state-owned companies National Telecom PCL and WhiteSpace Co to build a private 5G network in collaboration with Delta Electronics (Thailand) PCL (泰達 電), the companies said. companies in a joint press release. statement Thursday.
This is Chunghwa Telecom’s latest effort to expand its business in Southeast Asia after forays into the Singaporean and Vietnamese markets.
The four-way cooperation would support the innovative “Thailand 4.0” manufacturing plan and help the country accelerate the adoption of 5G applications to introduce technologies such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and big data, as well as to increase information security, they mentioned.
Photo courtesy of Chunghwa Telecom Co
The companies would set up a private 5G augmented reality-based network that would be used for training in assembly techniques, operational support and visual inspection of equipment at two Delta facilities in the Bangpoo industrial zone near from Bangkok, they said.
The project would also help realize innovative application services in smart manufacturing, remote collaboration and smart healthcare, the companies said.
Chunghwa Telecom has long focused on expansion in Southeast Asia, seeking to “form alliances with high-quality international partners,” said Chunghwa Telecom’s international business group president Sarah Wu (吳學蘭) in the press release.
“We are confident that through this cooperation, the company will take a new step in the expansion of the ASEAN market and usher in a new digital transformation service energy for Thailand and the ASEAN market,” a- she said, urging Taiwanese companies to join her efforts in the region.
National Telecom has obtained 5G licenses to operate 2100 MHz, 2300 MHz and 26 GHz frequency bands in Thailand. WhiteSpace is the nation’s largest mobile virtual network service provider.
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