NBTC, Huawei ink infrastructure deal in Thailand

NBTC, Huawei ink infrastructure deal in Thailand

The Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) in Thailand has announced a partnership with Huawei Technologies to accelerate fibre infrastructure development in Thailand at the “Giga Thailand: Broadband Forum”.

According to a press release, the event was hosted under the theme “Digital Infrastructure Benefits Everyone”, with the goal being to accelerate the development of a fibre-based infrastructure in Thailand. The project also aims to encourage future collaboration to boost economic growth and move towards the government's much-vaunted concept of a "Digital Thailand".

“Fiber-based broadband infrastructure is critical for the development of Thailand’s digital infrastructure in order to drive digital economy,” said Trairat Viriyasirikul, Deputy Secretary-General and acting Secretary-General of NBTC.

Broadband infrastructure coverage must be accelerated and upgraded to the gigabits-speed standard. The partnership today marks the start of our joint efforts to develop Thailand’s broadband infrastructure, which will, in turn, drive the country to become an ASEAN digital hub and help close the digital divide in the country.”

At the event, Huawei and NBTC released their Giga Thailand whitepaper, describing a collection of initiatives about accelerating the fiber-based infrastructure in Thailand. The two sides will collaborate in three key areas. First, they will drive the adoption of fiber broadband as the new country-wide infrastructure of Thailand. Second, the two will work to close Thailand’s digital divide by providing improved access to high-quality broadband. Finally, the joint effort will pave the way for Thailand’s digital transformation and better quality of life for Thais.

“Digital infrastructure benefits lives,” said Simon Lin, President of Huawei Asia Pacific. “Technologies, such as broadband, 5G, cloud, and AI, keep our society together. 2022 will open a new chapter for digital infrastructure. I believe that with our joint efforts, we can create a fully connected and inclusive Giga Thailand.”

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