U-Tapao Airport and AIS develop cooperation to next level of Smart Airport Terminal Join to study and test with 5G technology and AI robot to increase the level of service in the airport

Travel and Lifestyle Press Releases Tuesday January 28, 2020 14:44
Bangkok--28 Jan--AIS
U-Tapao Airport and AIS Join to make a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation to expand the development of Smart Airport Terminal to next level by studying and

testing with 5G technology and AI robots to increase the service of U-Tapao Rayong-Pattaya International Airport at Passenger Terminal 2 to be a smart terminal, furthermore, as a model project to develop the passenger terminal in the upcoming airport by increasing the airport's service capabilities to be able to support economic growth, investment, tourism, and transportation industry, according to the EEC Eastern Special Economic Zone plan under the policy of Thailand 4.0

U-Tapao Airport has continuously trusted to develop digital solutions with AIS in the second passenger terminal since September 2018. This time, this is developing cooperation to another level to prepare for the upcoming 5G technology, which AIS, as a technology leader, has the potential of high-speed networks and skillful personnel to support the making of Smart Airport Terminal solutions with partners in all sectors to generate the newest modern digital innovations for the aviation business.

The development of cooperation in bringing 5G network to study, test, and develop solutions to be suitable for the aviation sector, including enhance the management capabilities within the terminal and use artificial intelligence (AI) robots to support in passenger service by providing necessary information as well as guidance customers to the requested service points in the form of Guide & Go and interact with users in an interactive multimedia.

From the previous that opened digital services in the 2 main parts such as 1. Thailand Smart Airport application, which provides multiple flight and airport information in one app, 2. Smart Video Analytics Solution, which working on detect and recognize faces and objects in the airport building area, including detecting suspicious objects, waring when suspicious of objects being left for a long time, to increase the efficiency of the security system and the airport management of the Thai Navy.

Vice Admiral Kitchpon Rienglekjamnong, General Manager of U-Tapao Airport, said "The government realizes the importance and potential in all dimensions of U-Tapao Airport, with supporting commercial management and in line with the development of a new airport area in the Eastern Special Development Zone Project. U-tapao airport has cooperated with the private sector that has expertise in delivering digital technology to improve the service and management of the second passenger terminal to be modern and

meet the needs of passengers, including connect and support travel and air transportation to be available to become the third commercial airport in Bangkok and be a part of driving the domestic economy, and promoting special economic zones, including connecting passengers with Don Mueang Airport, Suvarnabhumi Airport, and being the regional aviation hub."

In the past, the company has cooperated with Advanced Wireless Network Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of AIS, as the number 1 mobile phone service provider and digital leader in the country to develop digital service, computer system, and communication system to provide service in the second passenger terminal, and that has led to the further expansion of this cooperation to further develop on the new advanced technology like 5G to the next level."

Mr.Yongsit Rojsrikul, Chief Enterprise Business Officer of AIS, said "Today, AIS would like to thank you for accepting the trust from U-Tapao Airport, which allowed us to develop Smart Airport Terminal solutions since 2018, with the 2 digital services already being launched. Now, AIS is ready to be a joint developer of Smart Airport Terminal solutions with government, and partnerships with the potential for digital technology and the upcoming 5G network, including skilled personnel. In the future, when 5G arrives, we are willing to support the development and expansion of new digital solutions for the airport business, which we hope will further be a model of the 5G project for the aviation industry."

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