The Government of Thailand has announced plans to support the development of 5G network infrastructure and related technology to lift the nation’s economy which has been negatively impacted by the nearly two-year-long pandemic. The Digital Economy and Society (DES) has announced that 5G technology and infrastructure will be boosted through five core sectors, comprising smart city, tourism, healthcare, farming, and services.

The 5G technology will play a key role in boosting the country’s competitiveness and economic recovery. The 5G technology is expected to provide three core advantages for innovation implementation, including massive connectivity/internet of things (IoT), enhanced mobile broadband, and an ultra-reliable form of communication technology. The social aspects of 5G and digital literacy are also important for the country, exclusively for personal data protection.