NTT Docomo forms 5G consortium in Thailand
Japanese mobile phone operator NTT Docomo is joining forces with twelve other leading tech firms to establish a 5G consortium in Thailand.
Members of the consortium will leverage NTT Docomo’s Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) to provide users with high-speed 5G services, such as Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC), and Massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC).
Members of this consortium include Japanese heavyweight companies Fujitsu, NEC Corporation, NTT’s subsidiaries NTT Communications, NTT Data Institute of Management Consulting, and Thailand-based IT company Loxley.
The group’s target client base will be manufacturing and construction companies based in Thailand.
The consortium plans to launch commercially in 2022 after demonstration tests succeed in Thailand in the second half 2021. There are also plans to branch out of Thailand and expand its services into other markets in the Asia Pacific region where digital transformation efforts are needed.