In July 2021, Thai telecommunication company DTAC announced the launch of its proof-of-concept 5G Private Network solution. The solution is envisaged to help enterprises operate more efficiently and securely, while also unlocking the full power of the Cloud through edge computing integration.
As a proof of concept, DTAC also unveiled a real-time, artificial intelligence (AI)-based Video Analytics solution, covering Covid-19 use-cases, such as personal protective equipment (PPE) Compliance, Intrusion Detection, People Occupancy and Physical Distancing. The solution has been developed in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), utilizing DTAC’s 5G Private Network and AWS Snowball Edge, a device with on-board storage and compute power for select AWS capabilities. AWS Snowball Edge can do local processing and edge-computing workloads in addition to transferring data between local environments and AWS.
The 5G Private Networks can power mission-critical systems that require ultra-high reliability, ultra-low latency, 99.999% availability, and very high security. When integrated with edge-computing capabilities, private networks can provide customers with a scalable, customizable platform to take advantage of developments in new generation technologies.
While nearly every industry can benefit from a private network, IoT, robots, and manufacturing automation are among the most significant use cases requiring machine-critical performance and security. The 5G Private Networks also support advanced requirements for digital transformation and automated manufacturing requiring ultra-high data transfer speeds or near-zero latencies.