dtac provides free Wi-Fi and boosts mobile network to support field hospitals

  • dtac offers patients and staff at field hospitals free Wi-Fi using dtac@home, a fixed wireless broadband solution that can be in any location
  • This is in addition to dtac’s ongoing efforts to boost the mobile network in and around every field hospital


April 23, 2021 – dtac continuous to support the medical relief mission to fight COVID-19 outbreak by deploying fixed wireless broadband service, ‘dtac@Home’, to offer Wi-Fi internet free of charge at several field hospitals.

Today, Mr. Sharad Mehrotra, Chief Executive Officer at Total Access Communication Plc or dtac attended an official meeting with Mr. Chaiwut Thanakhamanusorn, Digital Economy and Society (DES) Minister and Dr. Supaporn Kornluck, representing the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), at the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society to discuss the response plan for COVID-19 outbreak situation.

In support of the recently established field hospitals, dtac commits to support with dtac@home Wi-Fi solutions to be distributed and installed at selected field hospitals. This is to facilitate the work of health professionals and keep the patients connected to what matters most to them. dtac has been boosting its mobile network to support high-traffic demand and ensure uninterrupted connectivity in and around every field hospital from their first day in operation.

Mr. Chaiwut Thanakhamanusorn, the minister of Digital Economy and Society (DES), said: “The ministry realizes the important role of connectivity in this challenging time, especially those who are in need – health workers at the frontline of service and patients at field hospitals. Recently, mobile operators have joined forces with the state-owned National Telecom to facilitate connectivity services via Wifi, IP Phone and CCTV cameras.

Dr. Supaporn Kornluck, deputy director of the Medical Service Department, said: “Close contact tracing is a key strategy for interrupting chains of transmission of Covid-19-associated symptoms, which involve body temperature, blood pressure and blood oxygen level measurements. While social distancing is being practiced strictly, connectivity plays a vital role in this humanitarian mission, keeping health workers safe to relief patients from suffering at field hospitals in particular. In addition, it also helps them to connect with their loved ones, improving their personal connection in this challenging time.”

Mr. Sharad Mehrotra, chief executive officer at Total Access Communication Plc or dtac, said: “As the pandemic lingers on and continues to impact all parts of society, the best way we can support is by ensuring that people on the frontline, including patients, can remain connected to what matters most to them.  We are committed to continuously providing relevant support to fight against this crisis in collaboration with dedicated partners.”

About dtac@Home :

dtac@Home is a box set of Fixed Wireless Broadband, an easy-to-install and use at any location. The service solution provides secure and reliable high-speed connectivity, which is suitable for using in fixed locations like field hospitals, while also providing faster web surfing, video streaming, and download experience. The users can connect to the dtac high speed network  directly from their computers, televisions, smartphones, and other smart devices using Wi-Fi at field hospitals. For more information please click here.