Mr. Nuttapon, left, and Mr. Maurell promote collaboration to advance Thailand’s 5G digital transformation on Tuesday.
Ericsson and Digital Economy Promotion Agency (Depa) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to accelerate 5G-based digital transformation in Thailand.
The collaboration involves sharing best practices, advanced understanding and Ericsson’s cutting-edge technology to accelerate Thailand’s journey to a digital economy.
As part of the MOU, Ericsson and Depa are expected to set up an innovation lab at Depa’s Thailand Digital Valley in Chon Buri province to serve as a 5G test bed and service center for trials of new wireless and network technologies, spectrum sharing and new applications and services.
“Ericsson will continue to work closely with key stakeholders to advance the Thailand 4.0 vision and support the development of the 5G ecosystem. As a global 5G technology leader, Ericsson will bring technology and solutions as well as global experience and expertise to help realize Thailand’s goal towards a digital economy and society,” said Igor Maurell, Head of Ericsson Thailand.
Nuttapon Nimmanphatcharin, Depa’s President and Chief Executive, said the agency will work with Ericsson as a strategic partner to advance the development of the ecosystem in Thailand.
“Our primary mission is to work with stakeholders in the industry to develop strategic plans to improve the digital economy and foster innovation relevant to Depa’s goal of creating better living conditions and strengthening Thailand’s competitiveness,” Herr said Nuttapon.
The cooperation also aims to create new opportunities for business development, skills and abilities development, and encourage foreign direct investment, while enhancing the role of Thailand Digital Valley in the development of next-generation 5G products, services and applications to strengthen.
Both organizations share the goal of supporting 5G-based innovations and applications in all sectors ranging from manufacturing, services, smart city, agriculture and social development. They want to strengthen knowledge sharing and develop training programs on technology, use cases and regulations.
“Digital infrastructure plays a crucial role in our society, with communication technologies helping to address social, environmental and economic challenges around the world,” said Mr. Maurell.
“We are working to ensure that today’s robust 5G network platform evolves into the 6G era, delivering new features and superior performance.”