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dtac TriNet Pays 2nd Installment for 700 MHz Spectrum License Fee

January 7, 2022 – On 19 June 2019, dtac TriNet was awarded telecommunications frequency allocation in the 700 MHz spectrum with 713-723 MHz and 768-778 MHz bands. On 7 January 2022, dtac TriNet paid 1,881,488,000 THB for the second installment of the 700 MHz license fee, including VAT. Also included with the payment is the bank guarantee for the remaining outstanding balance of 15,051,904,000 THB, including VAT. The payment was made successfully to the NBTC office as per payment requirements. dtac has deployed a 700 MHz low-frequency band nationwide to expand coverage and capacity of the network as part of a strategy to bring high-speed internet to all subscribers. dtac focuses on continually improving and developing our network for high-speed internet services and expanding the network for more and more coverage. So far, dtac has deployed more than 12,000 base stations for the 700 MHz spectrum, covering 923 districts in all 77 provinces of Thailand. Mr. Sharad Mehrotra, CEO of Total Access Communication PLC – or dtac – said, "Today, dtac is ready to operate in low, medium, and high spectrums to improve the services we offer. We have accelerated our deployment of a 700 MHz spectrum network to provide high-speed…

dtac Reveals Happy New Year of the Golden Tiger Mobile Wishes Peaked from 21:00 – 22:00

Bangkok The Perennial Mobile Data Usage Champion on New Year's Eve January 1, 2022 – dtac reports that New Year 2022 greetings internet usage peaked on mobile devices from 21:00 – 22:00, with Bangkok keeping its perennial top spot for data usage. This record usage also revealed the top 5 most popular applications during the New Year festival. Mr. Prathet Tankuranun, Chief Technology Officer, Total Access Communication PCL or dtac - revealed, “Wrapping up the prior year and ushering in the New Year 2022, we found that data usage increased because of more New Year’s wishes. To cover peak usage, dtac has bolstered its network coverage, efficiency, and resilience across Thailand to support these types of peak usage. We also deployed special teams to care for our customers 24/7 throughout the festive season.” dtac discovered the following interesting stats for usage on mobile devices during New Year's Eve, ushering in the Year of the Tiger 2022: The peak hour for data usage was from 21:00 – 22:00 on December 31, 2021. The top 5 highest data usage by province in Thailand was 1. Bangkok; 2. Chon Buri; 3. Samut Prakan; 4. Samut Sakhon; and 5. Pathum Thani The highest data…

dtac TriNet Pays 900 MHz and 1800 MHz Spectrum License Fees

December 29, 2021 - dtac TriNet has paid 4,072,848,000 Baht for the 4th installment of the 900 MHz spectrum license fee and 3,346,692,500 Baht for the 4th and final installment of the 1800 MHz spectrum license fee to NBTC. dtac acquired the licenses after making the winning bids for them. dtac continues to expand our network for a superlative user experience, serving all frequency ranges – low, mid, and high – for voice and data service coverages nationwide. For the 900 MHz spectrum, dtac TriNet Co., Ltd., won bidding with 38.064 billion Baht (excluding VAT) for 1 allotment of 2X5 MHz bands of 890-895 and 935-940 MHz. Payments are divided into 10 installments, with the latest installment – the 4th payment – amounting to 4,072,848,000 Baht. Remaining installments shall be paid in subsequent years assuring the rights to operate the 900 MHz bands for a period of 15 years, or through 2033. For the 1800 MHz spectrum, dtac TriNet Co., Ltd., won bidding with 12.511 billion Baht (excluding VAT) for 1 allotment of 2X5 MHz bands of 1745-1750 and 1840-1845 MHz for an operation period of 15 years, or through 2033. The 4th and final installment amounting to 3,346,692,500 Baht…

dtac–ASEFA partnership pushes the possibilities of 5G, prototyping smart factory tours with VR technology

December 28, 2021 - dtac has collaborated with Thai manufacturer ASEFA to launch virtual tours of the ASEFA factory for the very first time. Leveraging the power of 5G, virtual reality (VR) and the Internet of Things (IoT), the project is an important prototype for medium-sized factories looking to tackle the challenges of a rapidly changing sector. ASEFA, a leading manufacturer and provider of electrical switchboards for businesses and industries, is paving the way for how factories can carry out virtual tours safely and conveniently in the near future. Through VR headsets, these digital tours provide easy access to new and prospective customers, and ensure social distancing by eliminating the need for travel and in-person visits. Moreover, this collaboration with dtac also enhances security measures by introducing smart wireless surveillance systems with access to all areas of the premises. Mr. Wichai Soontornvutikul, Executive Director of ASEFA PCL, said: “With this upgrade, we hope to see a 10% increase in visitors to the website and to the factory, expanding our reach to new audiences, including business owners and new-generation engineers familiar with the technology.” Customers can also virtually visit the factory via a website, and ASEFA can support an average of…

dtac is Ready to Deliver Smooth Connectivity During the New Year 2022 Festivities

December 27, 2021 – With the New Year holiday upon us, and travel regulations continuing to evolve, dtac stands ready to support high volumes of domestic movement and changing travel plans. dtac has implemented increased network capacity by deploying additional mobile base stations at strategic locations and expanded its 24/7 rapid response team to support users as they travel, gather with loved ones and welcome a new year together. Mr. Prathet Tankuranun, Chief Technology Officer at Total Access Communication PLC or dtac, said, “Our key company strategy has always been to offer a network with great usability and value, along with excellent customer-centric service. We have continuously expanded our coverage for an unparalleled user experience. For our 700 MHz network, we have added over 12,000 base stations across Thailand. Continual improvements such as these prepare us to tackle the New Year peak usage period, when numerous year-end events are scheduled, many Thai people plan to travel, and many changes in itineraries can be expected. dtac is ready to offer superlative mobile service to ensure our customers stay connected with loved ones, execute long-awaited reunions, and stay flexible where changing travel regulations require.” dtac’s 5 Strategies for Superlative User Experience this…

dtac partners with Daisin and NECTEC to supercharge the auto parts industry using 5G technology

December 22, 2021 - Daisin is one of Thailand's leading publicly-held aluminum vehicle parts manufacturers and in the Top Ten of production capacity in Thailand. With a sales volume of approximately THB 6 billion per year, 52% of Daisin’s income comes from the motorcycle parts industry, 36% from the auto parts industry, and another 8% from parts production for other industries such as agricultural engines, and multipurpose engines. For more than 42 years, Daisin has manufactured parts essential to both domestic and overseas customers, creating stability for the Thailand industrial sector by championing international quality standards. Mr. Thanin Leegomonchai, President of Daisin Co., Ltd. stated, “As a manufacturer of auto parts for over 42 years leading up to the current COVID-19 crisis, we’ve now seen the importance of technology and automation that has led us to adapt with ‘Smart’ factories.” “This cooperation between NECTEC NSTDA and dtac is our first step in utilizing 5G to eliminate pain points in the manufacturing process. AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles), can deliver parts during the production process, but cannot be accurately controlled. Specifically, keeping track of their location manually by staffs causes a loss of production time. This presents extra costs in transporting parts…

dtac’s 700 MHz Network to Back Up Thailand Reopening

Over 11,800 base stations have been installed nationwide   Nov 1, 2021 – As Thailand prepares to lift some of its entry requirements on November 1, dtac continues to expand its network on the 700 MHz spectrum band. The improved outdoor and indoor coverage offered by the new network sites will play a critical role in the country’s tourism recovery in the 4th quarter this year, allowing both local and international visitors to stay connected at all times. dtac has installed more than 11,800 base stations on 700 MHz frequency band, covering 923 districts in all 77 provinces of Thailand. Most recently, the network was also bolstered at 17 major tourist attractions. Furthermore, the network expansion is on track to reach 93 percent population coverage on 4G by year-end, while dtac 5G is now available in 12 major cities. Sharad Mehrotra, CEO of Total Access Communication PLC, or dtac, said, “In addition to dtac and the telecom sector’s direct contribution to Thailand’s GDP, connectivity has a lever effect on many industries, including tourism. By delivering customer experience improvements through our rollout of new sites on 700 MHz sites, both on 4G and 5G, we are ensuring that Thailand’s economy can…

Bang Sue Central Vaccination Center’s new registrations for 2 groups of Thais and foreigners from 09.00 on Thurs 28 Oct on AIS, TRUE, DTAC, NT First dose for over-18s and boosters for Sinovac doses 1-2

27 October 2021: Dr Mingkwan Wichaidit, Director of the Institute of Dermatology and Director of Bang Sue Central Vaccination Center commented, “Building immunity remains the top priority of Bang Sue Central Vaccination Center. Now we are opening our doors to foreigners living in Thailand as well as Thais. This includes both people who have not yet had their first dose and vaccination with a booster dose of AstraZeneca after two doses of Sinovac. This will stimulate immunity to prevent serious illness and fatalities.” Bang Sue Central Vaccination Center and all 4 mobile service providers have prepared for these two groups of both Thais and foreigners holding the Pink Card of the Labour Ministry or a valid passport to register as follows: People who have received doses 1 and 2 of the Sinovac vaccine from any vaccination center can receive a booster dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine from 1-30 November 2021. People aged 18 and up who have not yet received a vaccine can register for the cross formula of the 1st dose of Sinovac and the 2nd dose of AstraZeneca from 1-10 November 2021. Both groups may register through the registration channels of the four mobile phone service providers AIS,…

As Bussarakham Field Hospital closes, dtac is recognized for connecting patients and medical staff with what matters most

October 4, 2021 – Dr. Kiatphum Wongrajit, Permanent Secretary of Public Health presented a certificate of merit for operational support to Mr. Marcus Adaktusson, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Total Access Communication PLC or dtac. The presentation was made during the closing ceremony of the Bussarakham Field Hospital. Through deployment of Wi-Fi solution and boosting of the mobile network with mobile base stations, dtac had supported connectivity for medical personnel, support workers, and patients. The Bussarakham Field Hospital was created inside the Challenger Hall, IMPACT Muangthong Thani, where it spanned 100,000 square meters. Launched 14 May 2021 for a target period of 130 days, its last patient was discharged on 20th September 2021. As cases rose in early 2021, the Ministry of Public Health raced to set up this field hospital with the cooperation of various government and private sector organizations, including dtac. The facility housed 3,700 beds and cared for a total of 20,436 patients. This was Thailand's largest-ever field hospital. The steadily decreasing number of confirmed cases in September and an increasing number of available beds in conventional hospitals in Greater Bangkok was the rationale for the ministry to close the Bussarakham Field Hospital.    

dtac expedites deployment of power generators for base stations impacted by Dian Moo Tropical Storm

Extends due dates for postpaid subscribers and validity for prepaid subscribers   September 27, 2021 – dtac has expedited deployment of technicians to assist people affected by power blackouts caused by the Dian Moo storm. Mobile power generators have been brought to power network base stations and communities where electricity has been cut off, such as the Tha Tako and Takhli districts in Nakhon Sawan; Bamnet Narong and Chaturat districts in Chaiyaphum; in the Lam Sonthi district in Lopburi and in Petchabun. Currently, the provinces of Nakhon Sawan, Chaiyaphum, Lopburi, Ubon Ratchathani, Sukhothai, and Petchabun are among the most affected by inundations, with electricity and telephone lines cut-off in many districts. dtac has deployed emergency measures as follows: Deploy rapid response teams to ensure base stations remain in operation, using power generators if necessary. Deploy power generators to help charge mobile devices in communities whose power has been cut-off, to help maintain communication. Loan mobile phones for free to communities affected by the floods. Offer affected communities COVID-19 protection supplies such as facial masks and alcohol spray.   dtac wishes for the safety and wellbeing of everyone in the natural disaster areas, and aims to enable uninterrupted communications with emergency…