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Top Thai telecom urges factories to adopt 5G for robots and AI

AIS earmarks $1.4bn for infrastructure development in industrial estates

BANGKOK -- Thailand's biggest mobile operator has put aside up to 45 billion baht ($1.4 billion) to build 5G infrastructure in the country's crucial Eastern Economic Corridor, a signature government initiative expected to diversify and drive the nation's economy in the years ahead.

Advanced Info Service's bet on the corridor is a big one, and part of a nationwide digitization drive. But the telco believes that through the corridor it can bring the next-generation mobile standard to manufacturers, giving them a tool they can use to introduce cutting-edge robotics, artificial intelligence and internet-connected devices to their factories.

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