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Dtac boosts network in Samut Sakhon for medical workers, quarantined people


Total Access Communication (Dtac) is boosting its network to support frontline workers and hospitals in the fight against Covid-19 in four key areas of Samut Sakhon.

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Samut Sakhon province has been declared a red zone, where the tightest Covid-19 control measures are in place and some 2,800 people have been put under quarantine. Two field hospitals have been set up to quarantine and treat patients with mild symptoms. 

Dtac chief technology officer Prathet Tankuranun said: "Connectivity plays a critical role in this challenging time and Dtac's team of engineers has rushed to help medical staff at the frontline. 

"Mobile cell sites with Massive MIMO [multiple input, multiple output] technology have been deployed around crucial facilities, boosting network capacity by up to three times. The move is expected to provide better connectivity for medical personnel and those in quarantine to help them connect with their loved ones in these challenging times."

The four areas where mobile cell sites have been installed include field hospital at Samui Sakhon's stadium, field hospital at the Krok Krak temple, Samut Sakhon's provincial public health office and workers' camp at the central shrimp market. 

The network service team is also keeping a close eye on the impact of the outbreak so the network can be adapted to provide a reliable, secure network for healthcare workers. 

 

Published : January 01, 2021

By : The Nation