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Dtac all set to launch 5G service in selected locations

By Sirivish Toomgum
THE NATION

 

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Sharad Mehrotra

 

Total Access Communication (dtac) is expected to kick off its 5G wireless broadband service on the newly acquired 26GHz band in selected locations by the first half of this year, its chief executive officer Sharad Mehrotra said today (February 18).

 

Deployment of the 5G network on its 700MHz band is planned for the second half of 2020, he said.

 

Dtac chief technology officer Prathet Tankuranun said the firm did not acquire the 26GHz band just for keeps but will definitely use it to provide better service experience to customers.

 

The planned 5G services on 26GHz include the fixed-wireless broadband access service for end-users.

 

In the multiband auction held last Sunday (February 16), dtac TriNet, a subsidiary of dtac, acquired 200 MHz of 26GHz by proposing Bt910 million.

 

Mehrotra said the addition of the 26GHz high-band spectrum to dtac’s portfolio, which already includes mid and low bands, will allow it to provide high-quality data experience that will be critical to future networks. 

 

DTAC has held the 900MHz, 700MHz, 2100MHz, 1800MHz bands, and just clinched 26GHz from last week’s auction. It has partnered with TOT to provide a 4G wireless broadband service on the state agency’s 2300MHz band.

 

“With the acquisition of 26GHz spectrum and the continued development of our mid-band holdings, we are determined to bring new technologies and a better data experience for the many, not for the few,” Mehrotra said.

 

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“Dtac’s strong performance in 2019 gives us confidence to continue our efforts to improve customers’ experience through a better network and more personalised offers. We will be stepping up our digitisation efforts to simplify customer journeys and transform our organisation to respond more quickly and effectively to customers’ needs. Dtac will never stop improving our services and readying our organisation for the future,” Mehrotra promised.

 

In addition to introducing 5G technology, dtac will significantly boost its existing network to give all customers improved coverage and up to three times higher data capacity.

 

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The company will also increase the number of the 2300MHz cell sites to more than 20,000 by the year-end, up from around 17,400 at end of 2019.

 

Dtac has also upgraded its workforce skills to enhance its business operations. In 2019, the company upskilled 25 per cent of employees working in critical areas such as cybersecurity, data analytics and business intelligence. In partnership with expert programs from Telenor Group, dtac aims to double that figure to 50 per cent in 2020. 

 

The firm has set capital expenditure between Bt13 billion and Bt15 billion this year.

 

Five bidders took part in the much-awaited multiband auction on February 16. They are Advanced Wireless Network (AWN) of Advanced Info Service (AIS), dtac TriNet, TrueMove H Universal Communication (TUC) of True Corp, CAT Telecom, and TOT.

 

AWN secured the most licences. It offered more than Bt17.154 billion to win one 700MHz licence, more than Bt19.56 billion to win 10 licences in the 2600MHz spectrum and Bt5.345 billion to win 12 26GHz licences. 

 

CAT proposed Bt34.306 billion to clinch two 700MHz licences.

 

TUC offered Bt17.873 billion to win nine licences of 2600MHz and Bt3.577 billion to bag eight licences of 26GHz. TOT offered Bt1.795 billion to grab four licences of 26GHz.

 

AIS and True will hold a press conference to announce their 5G business plans on Wednesday (February 19) and Thursday (February 20), respectively.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/business/30382341

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2020-02-19

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 Not sure it matters the 4g and phone service at least in my area are excellent in Thailand. Far better than the cell service in the usa. 

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5G may cook you like a microwave dinner.....But hey at least we will be able to download movies in record time.....

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10 minutes ago, fforest1 said:

5G may cook you like a microwave dinner.....But hey at least we will be able to download movies in record time.....

Microwave oven work on 2,450 ghz same as Wifi and blutooth. The 2,6 ghz is close. We have been using 2600 mhz from the start of 4G in scandinavia without any problems

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46 minutes ago, Trollmann said:
47 minutes ago, Trollmann said:

Microwave oven work on 2,450 ghz same as Wifi and blutooth. The 2,6 ghz is close. We have been using 2600 mhz from the start of 4G in scandinavia without any problems

Give it time.  Who’s doing the testing?   If there was any evidence would it get out, would it be believed?  Sooooo much money behind this.  Worldwide.  Give it time.   Of course never mind that it makes sense for the testing to be done beforehand! 

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Unfortunately, money will win again over public health issues.....should it be in Thailand, in Europe or anywhere else. And once again the UN, the WHO and numerous other highly costly governmental institutions are plainly cosmetic and useless to make any concrete changes.....🤑

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1 hour ago, observer90210 said:

Unfortunately, money will win again over public health issues.....should it be in Thailand, in Europe or anywhere else. And once again the UN, the WHO and numerous other highly costly governmental institutions are plainly cosmetic and useless to make any concrete changes.....🤑

Agreed. Which is why it is so important to galvanise public opinion against the irresponsible roll-out of 5G. Once it is up and running, it will be too late.

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3 hours ago, Krataiboy said:

Agreed. Which is why it is so important to galvanise public opinion against the irresponsible roll-out of 5G. Once it is up and running, it will be too late.

Not sure that public uproar will prevent anything....at most it may delay.

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Health issues aside, the whole 5G thing right now looks to me to be a kind of international tower of babble...as best as I can tell from reading up on the topic.

 

Right now, in the U.S., T-Mobile and AT&T have launched consumer low band (slow) 5G nationwide on the 600 Mhz and 850 Mhz bands, respectively, and have plans for high band/short range (fast) frequencies in the 39 GHz band that are different than those planned for Thailand.

 

Based on the recent NBTC auctions, Thailand's ISPs seem to be looking primarily at the 700 and 2600 Mhz bands to start, and later the high band 26 GHz band.

 

Meanwhile, most of the rest of the world with existing 5G networks are generally running them on the 3.5 GHz mid band, which isn't primarily being used in the U.S. for 5G right now, and probably won't be used in Thailand for at least some years because that spectrum is currently committed to satellite TV broadcasting here.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_5G_NR_networks

 

It's fine if you just intend to use the 5G device in one country. But once you start trying to move from Thailand to the U.S. or UK or vice versa, good luck!  At least until the current very high priced 5G mobile devices start incorporating very broad band/antenna compatibility.

 

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2 hours ago, observer90210 said:

Not sure that public uproar will prevent anything....at most it may delay.

For your sake, and that of your children should you have any, you had better start praying you are wrong.

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