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dtac’s New Mobile ID Allows Customers to Use Their Mobile Numbers for ID Verification When Making Digital Transactions

dtac customers who sign up today get 7-day free max-speed social media usage on Facebook, Instagram, LINE, Messenger, and Twitter dtac Mobile ID users no longer need to use an ID card when registering a new SIM, conducting banking transactions, or receiving government and private-sector services such as electronic driving licenses   16 June 2022 – dtac invites customers to register for its Mobile ID service for identity verification. Identity verification is currently required for a multitude of electronic transactions, such as for obtaining a DLT QR License (digital driving license), tax e-Filing, sending or receiving parcels with Thailand Post, opening a stock account with the Securities Authority of Thailand, opening a savings account at Bangkok Bank, and registering for an online account with the Social Security Office. Electronic ID availability and requirements vary among service providers. In addition to the many conveniences Mobile ID offers, dtac customers registering for the service can also enjoy free maximum-speed social media usage for 7 days on Facebook, Instagram, LINE, Messenger, and Twitter. Mr. How Lih Ren, Chief Marketing Officer of dtac, elaborates, “dtac has developed our Mobile ID service platform to replace ID cards with mobile phone numbers. This complies with the…

dtac Launches Three 5G IoT Solutions to Transform Industry & Revitalize Thai Economy

June 16, 2022 – Mr. Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn, Minister of Digital Economy and Society (DES) peruse the launch of dtac 5G IoT Solutions at the Thailand 5G Summit 2022. dtac introduces solutions for 3 core markets: Smart Factory, Smart Logistics, and Smart Utilities to contribute to the revitalization of the Thai economy by digitally transforming the industry and corporate sectors. In addition, dtac highlights 5G Private Network for the industries. Presenting the 5G technologies to the dignitaries are Mr. Stephen James Helwig, Interim Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, and Mr. Lertratana Ratananukul, Head of Government Relations Division, Total Access Communication PLC or dtac. Stakeholders in the manufacturing industry and other large enterprises are invited to discover the latest 5G trends at the Thailand 5G Summit 2022, organized by the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA). The event is held from June 16-17, 2022 on the 22nd floor of the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Center, Central World, Bangkok. At the Thailand 5G Summit 2022, dtac business launches 5G IoT solutions for 3 core markets: Smart Factory Solutions: These will digitally transform factories and traditional or analog manufacturing processes with big data support. dtac solution developers can assess existing systems and develop digitalization plans…

dtac 5G to Revitalize Thai Economy & Transform Industry Sector

Launch of 5G IoT Solutions at Thailand 5G Summit 2022 5G Experts Share Experiences on Digital Transformation at the Summit   June 15, 2022 – dtac is steadily introducing new 5G IoT technologies and 5G Private Network to support Thailand’s economic recuperation. In particular, the Company’s goal is to facilitate the digital transformation of the industrial sector by promoting Smart Factories, Smart Logistics, and Smart Utilities. Stakeholders in the manufacturing industry and other large enterprises are invited to discover the latest 5G trends at the Thailand 5G Summit 2022, organized by the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA). The event will be held 16-17 June 2022 on the 22nd floor of the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Center, Central World, Bangkok. Mr. Sadat Ibne Zaman, Chief Business Officer, Total Access Communication PLC or dtac, said, "Investing in 5G is key to the revitalization of the industrial sector, and it is essential today to transform digitally to support business recuperation. As an enabler of digitalization for the industrial and corporate sectors in Thailand, dtac believes that 5G is essential to unlocking Thailand’s full potential during this period of economic and tourism recuperation.” According to a report from The Office of Industrial Economics…

How Fast, Reliable Internet Supports Thai Worshippers and Temple Workers as They Seek Blessings from Luang Phor Plod Ni at Wat Phra That Wayo

June 9, 2022 – Thai people are famous the world over for their generosity and fun-loving nature. Equally linked to the Thai identity is a strong belief in the supernatural. We see it everywhere: white cars covered with “This vehicle is red” stickers, people wearing certain colors on certain days, auspicious bracelets and amulets paired with professional suits, lucky wallpaper adorning mobile phone home screens, and mystical tattoos with protective properties. Then there’s the obsession with lucky numbers. Many Thais look out for lucky numbers to try at lottery drawings twice a month, while others pay extra for lucky mobile phone numbers – all in search of better fortune. Thais have faith in and find courage from the supernatural and are truly “superstitious” or on the path of “Mutelu”.  A recent study by Mahidol University’s College of Management, titled “Marketing in the Uncertain World”, revealed that more than 52 million Thais believe in the supernatural. Of them, 58 per cent have developed superstitious beliefs as a result of the people around them. The superstitious side of Thai people is most visible during phases of uncertainty, or around the time of key decisions. The COVID-19 pandemic is one such example. Over…

dtac, Chaipattana Foundation and NECTEC Reveal Major Breakthrough on Lingzhi Cultivation via 5G on 700 MHz

Pioneering technologies to better study Lingzhi mushroom cultivation 5G network is deployed to support agriculture with IoT and machine learning The project aims to increase annual yield and farmer revenue in cold climates   May 19, 2022 – dtac, together with Chaipattana Foundation and the National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC, under the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), announced a major breakthrough in their quest to farm Lingzhi mushrooms in single-digit temperatures (off-season) through 5G networks on 700 MHz spectrum equipped with internet of things (IoT) and machine learning (ML) technology. This collaboration is enabling researchers to collect important data about cultivation factors and record high-resolution multispectral images for crop inspection. The partnership, continuing to focus on Lingzhi mushroom cultivation, also brings in the expertise of a new academic partner, the National Biobank. The resulting knowledge and expertise will be passed on to farmers in cold-weather areas, sustainably raising their quality of life and revenue. The medicinal mushroom Ganoderma lucidium, commonly called Lingzhi, offers a high commercial value of 2,000 baht per kilogram for dried Lingzhi and 20,000 baht per kilogram for their spores. However, it grows best in warm conditions between 7–10 degrees Celsius. In a…

dtac customers can stop call center scams by reporting nefarious phone numbers to 1678

12 April 2022 – dtac receives SMS scam reports, blocks nefarious numbers and forwards scam investigations to its regulator and the police as part of its continued measures to ensure cybersecurity for its customers. dtac customers can call or send an SMS/MMS to 1678  to report suspected scam messages, Furthermore, dtac advises customers to be cautious and avoid accepting unknown incoming calls with a + (plus sign) in front, indicating that the call is from a foreign country. dtac customers who encounter call center and SMS scams can inform us via one of two methods: Call 1678. Follow the instructions given by the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system. After completing all the steps, the system will send you an SMS confirmation and report the scam to dtac. We will investigate the case, block the scammer’s phone number and contact the police and our regulator for further investigation. Send an SMS/MMS to 1678. dtac customers can also report a scam by attaching a screenshot of the incoming call or SMS as evidence. dtac will then investigate the case and take necessary follow-up actions against the scammers. dtac has been tackling call center scams since September of last year, investigating each case…

dtac Network Ready for Long Thai New Year Holidays

Temporary network sites rolled out at busy hotspots   April 11, 2022 - dtac is gearing up its network for a busy Thai New Year holiday, deploying mobile cell sites and technological optimization at tourist hotspots across the country to help customers stay connected 24/7 whether in remote areas or across busy homecoming routes. Among the notable sites are Prathat Wayo Temple in Chachoengsao province, Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat in Phitsanulok province, Ao Nang Beach in Krabi and many locations in Chiangmai. Ekkaphon Rueanphit, the administrative officer at Prathat Wayo Temple, said that during the Songkran festival Thais commonly visit temples for prayers and merit-making, which invariably leads to crowding, particularly during the week of April 11–17. Generally, there are more than 10,000 people visiting the temple. As so many people converge, connectivity becomes extremely important, whether for communication, news updates or online payments. Phrathat Wayo Temple is one of the most picturesque tourist destinations in Chachoengsao province, with a beautiful bell-shaped pagoda decorated with yellow, blue and white tiles. Inside the pagoda are many Buddha images and oil paintings depicting scenes from the Buddha’s life. There is also a staircase to the rooftop where visitors can enjoy a view…

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…