dtac boosts network around critical control zoning in fight against COVID-19

Jan 1, 2021 – dtac is boosting up its network in support of frontline workers to fight against the spread of COVID-19 in four key areas of Sumut Sakhon province. Hospitals are prioritized to provide efficient connectivity services. 

Presently, Samut Sakhon province was declared a red zone, where the tightest COVID-19 control measures are in place. Around 2,800 people are detained as part of the control measures. Field hospitals is set up at the provincial stadium as a quarantine venue for migrant workers and treat COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms.

Prathet Tankuranun, chief technology officer of Total Access Communication Plc or dtac, said, “Connectivity plays a critical role in this challenging time and dtac’s engineer team have rushed to aid the frontline in the fight against COVID-19. Mobile cell sites with Massive MIMO technology have been deployed around critical facilities, boosting network capacity up to three times. The move is expected to provide better connectivity for medical personnel and quarantined to allow them to connect with their loved ones in these challenging times.” 

There are four key areas, where mobile cell sites have been installed:

  1. Field hospital I at Samui Sakhon’s provincial stadium.
  2. Field hospital II at Krok Krak temple.
  3. Samut Sakhon’s provincial public health office 
  4. Workers camp at Shrimp market

In addition, the network service team is keeping a close eye on the impact of the outbreak in order to adapt the network accordingly, aimed at providing a reliable and secured network for healthcare workers.