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On 8/15/2020 at 11:31 AM, american2 said:

The rollout will solidify Thailands move to China and (China's) policies.  Now the Chinese will control communications and ddata along with the water flow of the Mae Kong.

 

do a Youtube search on "Why Tibet is so important to China"  and China's 5 G Data Mining.

Where is China mentioned in this article? The 5G services are provided by the telco companies, not the government. Dtac is a subsidiary of Telenor, AIS is 42% owned by Temasek.

 

Good to see 5G coming, but the 5G handsets are still tad expensive IMO.

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4 minutes ago, gearbox said:

Where is China mentioned in this article? The 5G services are provided by the telco companies, not the government. Dtac is a subsidiary of Telenor, AIS is 42% owned by Temasek.

 

I didn't see that it was... But what do you wanna bet... the 5G equipment providers that the Thai telcos will end up buying from, either on their own or thru the Thai government, will be the Chinese ones that are being banned by western countries because of questions about their lack of independence from the Chinese govt.

 

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On 8/15/2020 at 4:12 PM, mwbrown said:

Good to hear he's all for rolling out 5G, like it's some magical future thing. 

 

I have a 5G phone and am getting 5G service here in Hua Hin right now.  I stood right under the tower in the night market and got 800 mb/sec download speed!  Sitting in my condo about 500m away I still get 250 mb/sec, which is 5X the highest speed I can get out of 3BB DSL, they won't sell me fiber service.  As soon as I can get a 5G->Wifi dongle I'll mount it on my balcony and drop 3BB.

Excellent speed, but the data packages in Thailand are probably the most expensive in SEA.  Fibre usually comes with unlimited data volume, hard to beat that.

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12 minutes ago, gearbox said:

Where is China mentioned in this article? The 5G services are provided by the telco companies, not the government. Dtac is a subsidiary of Telenor, AIS is 42% owned by Temasek.

 

Good to see 5G coming, but the 5G handsets are still tad expensive IMO.

I believe that the reference is to the  dominance of China in the 5G technology (in the region).

For reference sake, it is reported that;

China's Huawei has the largest declared 5G portfolio, followed by the South Korean companies Samsung and LG and the Finnish company Nokia. Qualcomm and Intel are the largest US companies holding declared 5G patents; Sharp and NTT DOCOMO are the largest Japanese ones 

 

Personally, I would prefer anything other than China as I am confident that  the Finns and South Koreans would not be spying on me or  sabotage my local 5G network in the event of a political dispute. Even the US companies are subject to enforced privacy laws.

 

It doesn't matter who the  telecom is if they are dependent upon a third party technology.

 

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8 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

I didn't see that it was... But what do you wanna bet... the 5G equipment providers that the Thai telcos will end up buying from, either on their own or thru the Thai government, will be the Chinese ones that are being banned by western countries because of questions about their lack of independence from the Chinese govt.

 

There has been an earlier news topic that Huawei will be the provider of the equipment

 

9 minutes ago, gearbox said:

Excellent speed, but the data packages in Thailand are probably the most expensive in SEA

 

Since there are no prices of the data packages available, as far as I'm aware, I presume you base that on the data package prices for 4G.

 

If so, if I by occasion go back to my civilized country in Europe, I almost faint when I see what my friends pay for their mobile connections. And when I take a temporary sim, which cost me 5 times what the same would cost in Thailand, I experience a lot of no coverage zones in the middle of cities

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1 hour ago, Justgrazing said:

 

On 8/15/2020 at 5:29 AM, rooster59 said:

 

approval came during the meeting of the national 5G steering panel

So is that like power steering then .. 

Yup, straight round the bloody bend.

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2 hours ago, Susco said:

There has been an earlier news topic that Huawei will be the provider of the equipment

 

 

Since there are no prices of the data packages available, as far as I'm aware, I presume you base that on the data package prices for 4G.

 

If so, if I by occasion go back to my civilized country in Europe, I almost faint when I see what my friends pay for their mobile connections. And when I take a temporary sim, which cost me 5 times what the same would cost in Thailand, I experience a lot of no coverage zones in the middle of cities

You are right about Europe, but in the region the data packages for 4G in countries like Vietnam or Indonesia are way cheaper than Thailand.

Not to mention India where one can buy 1.5Gb/day 365 days package for less then $100 AUD, 2000 baht.

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On 8/16/2020 at 9:16 PM, gearbox said:

Where is China mentioned in this article? The 5G services are provided by the telco companies, not the government. Dtac is a subsidiary of Telenor, AIS is 42% owned by Temasek.

 

Good to see 5G coming, but the 5G handsets are still tad expensive IMO.

Who do you think is going to supply the hardware?  

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