NT and EEC Collaborating to Launch Thailand’s First 5G Pilot Project in Rayong

Mar 2021

State-owned National Telecommunications Public Company Limited (NT) and the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), a special economic zone of three provinces in eastern Thailand, have officially joined forces to launch the country’s first 5G pilot in Ban Chang, Rayong. A 5G Core technology from Mavenir Systems, the industry’s only end-to-end, native cloud network software provider, was selected to focus on acceleration on software network transformations and redefines networking for communication service providers.

Moving forward, EECO and NT plan to work with other business operators via an infrastructure-sharing concept, which will reduce investment duplication between the public and private sectors and capitalize on government assets.

With this step, Ban Chang will be the first of Thailand’s progressive Smart City within the EEC, and in fact, the first in Thailand. Ban Chang is an appointed destination to become the first Smart City in Thailand due to its proximity to three international airports (Don Mueang, Suvarnabhumi, U-Tapao) and the potential of being a high-value economic zone within the ASEAN area.

(Sources:  Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) Office; Tech in Asia)

About Us

Orissa International helps companies that want to develop a market entry strategy for Southeast Asia or implement their business expansion into the region. We have very strong domain knowledge of markets and industry sectors, and a business network of over 16,000 companies that includes distributors, resellers, system integrators and local manufacturers, that we have built through advising and guiding more than 5,000 companies with their market expansion into the ASEAN region over the last 25 years.

Orissa International is headquartered in Singapore, with additional offices in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

Our Services