At the global event in Barcelona, Ericsson welcomed the management team of the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (depa) to the Ericsson Hall and took them on a tour of the 5G technologies and use cases that can be leveraged for the benefit of Thailand.
During the visit, Igor Maurell, Head of Ericsson Thailand, discussed Ericsson's 5G vision with Asst. Prof. Dr. Nuttapon Nimmanphatcharin, President/CEO of depa, and his team. The depa delegation explored Ericsson demonstrations such as the Future Technology Experience, Cloud Gaming Connected Enterprise Solutions and the Enterprise Ecosystem.
"5G can open up limitless possibilities for Thailand including transforming enterprises, delivering exceptional consumer experiences and enabling the country to grow sustainably, in support of the Thailand 4.0 vision," Igor said.
"We are pleased to be collaborating with depa to accelerate Thailand's transformation to a digital economy and during our joint discussions at Mobile World Congress we re-iterated Ericsson's commitment to bringing the company's state-of-the-art technology and solutions together with our global experience and expertise to Thailand."
Ericsson Thailand and depa signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate towards driving 5G based digital transformation in Thailand. As part of the MoU, both parties will establish an innovation lab in depa's Thailand Digital Valley in Chonburi province that will serve as a 5G testbed and service center for trials of new wireless and network technologies, spectrum sharing, as well as new applications and services in Thailand.
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Digital Economy Promotion Agency (depa) was established by virtue of the Digital Development for Economy and Society Act B.E. 2560 (A.D. 2017) promulgated on 23 January 2017, the second year in the Reign of King Rama X to take the role of a government agency, whose status was a legal entity and not a government service according to the National Government Organization Act or a state enterprise according to the Budget Procedure Act and none other. The agency aimed to support and promote the development of digital industry and innovation, support and promote digital technology adoption which benefit the national economy, society, culture, and security according to Article 34 of the Act. A Commission, whose members had been appointed by the Minister of Digital Economy and Society, was authorized to regulate and ensure the agency's performance. www.depa.or.th