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NBTC vouches for 5G to revive economy with technology

April 05, 2019 / NBTC

In the age of the Internet of Things (IoT), where electronic devices connect and share information online, it is undeniable that the development of 5G technology is crucial. Therefore, Office of The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) is determined to establish 5G network in Thailand to boost the national economy and efficiently prepare the country for the upcoming ageing society. In order to have 5G readily available, three main factors are to be developed. Firstly, Spectrum must be able to support faster data transfer through its network. Hence, NBTC will put 700 MHz and 2600 MHz frequencies up for auction to provide the service in the near future. The second factor is Infrastructure. More data and faster 5G connectivity, more bandwidth the infrastructure needs to have. Insufficient bandwidth would prevent 5G from reaching its full potential. Therefore, investment from the private sector will enhance efficiency and accelerate coverage expansion. Lastly, wel...