dtac customers can now test a mmWave 5G smartphone for the first time in Thailand

August 20, 2020 – At seven dtac halls across Thailand, dtac has introduced a new, high-band 5G experience on its 26 GHz frequency band. High-band spectrum, also known as millimeter waves, which will be primarily for industry use cases, allows the highest 5G speeds, the lowest latencies and ultra-high capacity for a wide range of 5G service applications, making them critical for the future of massive internet of things applications.

Sharad Mehrotra, Chief Executive Officer of Total Access Communication PLC or dtac, said, “We wanted customers to experience the ultra-high-speed 5G that is possible on our high-band spectrum. This year, we will continue exploring use cases for millimeter wave 5G. And we’re also tripling our capacity on mid-band spectrum, which all our customers can enjoy.”

dtac’s 26 GHz frequency band is compatible with a wide range devices designed for high-brand spectrum. In its March 2020 report, GSMA wrote that about 70 5G devices have been announced with mmWave compatibility.

The 5G high-band experience can be tested now on a special HUAWEI Mate Xs, a foldable smartphone which can support 5G Millimeter wave (mmWave) or 26 GHz frequency band, on demonstration exclusively at the following dtac halls:

  1. dtac hall at Central World, Bangkok
  2. dtac hall at Central Plaza Westgate, Nonthaburi
  3. dtac hall at Future Park Rangsit, Pathumthani
  4. dtac hall at Central Chonburi
  5. dtac hall at Central Khon Kaen
  6. dtac hall at Central Chiang Mai
  7. dtac hall at Central Festival, Hat Yai

About the 26GHz band:

The unique features of 26GHz mmWave band include ultra-high speeds and ultra-high capacity for a wide range of 5G service applications that require almost instantaneous delivery of large amounts of data, such as high-resolution virtual (or augmented) reality, critical machine communication, smart logistics, smart cities and remote health services.