5G mobile subscriptions are expected to drive the mobile communications market in Thailand by 2025, according to GlobalData.
The demand for digital solutions in sectors such as healthcare, education, retail and tourism will drive the development of 5G in Thailand.
GlobalData said 5G subscriptions as percentage of the total mobile subscriptions in Thailand are estimated to account for more than 55 percent in 2025.
5G adoption in Thailand will be driven by growing popularity for 5G mobile applications, the decline in 5G handset prices, need for enterprise digital transformation, and Thailand government’s smart city initiatives.
“Mobile operators are working to strengthen 5G network coverage and encouraging customers to adopt 5G services. They are targeting consumers with innovative 5G mobile plans and trying to demonstrate 5G use cases for enterprises,” Sree Venkatesh, senior analyst of Telecoms Market Data & Intelligence at GlobalData, said.
AIS, a leading mobile communications service provider in Thailand, is offering virtual reality and cloud applications to encourage 5G adoption in the consumer segment.
AIS commercial 5G mobile plans include mobile applications such as AIS 5G Play AR for virtual reality content and AIS Cloud Game.
AIS has signed a memorandum of understanding with Bangkadi Industrial Park in October 2020 to develop 5G solutions to modernize factories at the park.