AIS is rolling out its strategic plan to deploy digital infrastructure as a weapon for robust growth in the Thai industrial sector. At latest, the company has partnered with Rojana Industrial Park to install a fiber optic network at industrial parks in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), which comprise Rojana Pluak Daeng Industrial Park located in Rayong, Rojana Chonburi (Bowin) Industrial Park and Rojana Laem Chabang Industrial Estate located in Chonburi. The deal will enable high speed internet and high quality mobile phone coverage with the capabilities of 5G technology and a range of Smart Solutions. These will level up management and boost manufacturing capabilities to upgrade the Thai industrial sector with robust growth, making Thailand a key economic hub in Asia and creating long-term investment opportunities.
Tanapong Ittisakulchai, Chief Enterprise Business Officer (CEBO) at Advanced Info Services Plc. (AIS) noted, "Over the last few months, we have been working with a variety of sectors to support them with digital technology as a key weapon to drive secure progress in the Thai industrial sector. We believe that digital technology and innovation is not just a trend, but will become an essential differentiator to expand capabilities in the business sector for it to seize competitive opportunities, and be a major incentive for global investors. Digital infrastructure in particular will be of massive benefit in efficiently transforming management, the manufacturing sector, and services. In the middle of last year, AIS expanded its 5G network to provide 100% coverage for industrial estates in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). This work is now on line to support our project with Rojana Industrial Park to manage fiber optic networks and digital solutions in three industrial estates. This infrastructure can be adapted to develop innovations for differing uses, such as Internet of Things (IoT) technology, Cloud / Edge Computing and future 5G technology."
Miss Phimnattha Khongkriangkrai, Assistant to Vice President at Rojana Industrial Park Plc. commented, "This partnership between Rojana and AIS is a good indicator for developing industrial projects in the era of Thailand 4.0, which emphasizes adapting technology and innovation to lead development of the industrial sector. It is well known that Rojana has developed projects in many sites, such as Rojana Ayutthaya Industrial Park, Rojana Prachinburi Industrial Park. Moreover, Rojana has three sites located in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), which
comprise of Rojana Rayong (Baan Khai) Industrial Park, Rojana Pluak Daeng Industrial Park, Rojana Chonburi (Bowin) Industrial Park and Rojana Laem Chabang Industrial Estate. Furthermore, Rojana has planned to expand our Industrial projects to new areas.
"Rojana gives top priority to investor satisfaction, and we are enthusiastic to develop facilities which increase our capability to provide excellent service. We have a policy to upgrade management to develop sites in the company's industrial parks and estates to become Smart Industrial Projects. Such projects stress the development of infrastructure with technological systems which fully meet the our investors' requirements. For these reasons, Rojana was interested in AIS' strategic plan to develop Industry digital infrastructure.
"We decided to partner with AIS in developing infrastructure, by installing fiber optic networks in three of our Industrial projects. Rojana will be fully prepared to cope with changes in the digital era."
Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited (AIS) is the number one Digital Life Service Provider with the most frequency bands to provide service, including the 1450MHz band. The company has the most subscribers in Thailand, counting over 40.9 million telephone numbers as of September 2020. It is ready to be the first to drive Thailand with 5G technology which currently covers 77 provinces through 3 core businesses: mobile phones, high-speed home broadband through AIS Fibre and Digital Services. These comprise the 5 aspects of video, the Cloud, digital payments, the Internet of Things (IoT) and services provided jointly with partners. The company is also expanding into new areas of business such as AIS eSports and AIS Insurance. All of this supports a robust digital infrastructure for the country, boosts the industrial sector's competitive potential and upgrades quality of life for all Thais.