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DTAC-ASEFA launch 5G smart power management


Telecom major DTAC and engineering firm ASEFA on Tuesday launched Thailand's first 5G smart energy solutions.

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Using mmWave 5G on 26 gigahertz (GHz), the new technology brings ultra-fast and ultra-reliable connectivity to main distribution boards (MDBs), the key to stable power supply in factories, warehouses and large buildings, the companies said.

Trials are underway at the ASEFA headquarters ahead of production for industrial customers.

DTAC-ASEFA launch 5G smart power management

Rajiv Bawa, chief business officer, Total Access Communication Plc, or DTAC, said, "Stable and reliable power is a core foundation for Thailand 4.0 and smart cities. The solution DTAC and ASEFA have developed together leverages DTAC's 5G mmWave spectrum on 26GHz to deliver ultra-reliable low-latency communications to main distribution boards. The speed and reliability of 5G ensures uninterrupted power and energy savings for businesses. It's therefore a very important milestone in Thailand's 5G journey."

The DTAC-ASEFA 5G smart energy solution features 5G Internet of Things (IoT) to increase the capabilities of main distribution boards.

DTAC-ASEFA launch 5G smart power management

Data is sent in real-time to an app on the smartphone of an authorised technician for efficient power management. This can effectively reduce downtime by providing complete information for analysis, power quality monitoring and power demand trends, the companies said. The system also can trigger emergency alarms, all powered by 5G technology with massive IoT monitoring of temperature, humidity, motion sensing, smoke detection and access panels.

Phaiboon Ungkanakornkul, managing director of ASEFA Pcl, said, "We are confident that deploying innovation is the way to go in developing solutions for businesses, infrastructure and industries. We strive to innovate energy management for corporate clients to better serve consumers. For large businesses, factories and buildings, managing the main distribution board is key, as it is the controller of all the power supply from the grid. Any MDB downtime needs to be fixed immediately to minimise impact – in a factory it can mean sudden halt in production.

DTAC-ASEFA launch 5G smart power management

"Having an efficient monitoring system reduces issues and downtime, in addition to more efficient and sustainable use of power."

On top of this smart power management, DTAC and ASEFA are also collaborating on 5G fixed wireless access for high speed internet in ASEFA's offices and training centre.

Published : December 08, 2020

By : THE NATION