AIS, the leading mobile phone operator in Thailand announced commercialization of a new technology that combines LTE-Advanced with WiFi frequencies using 'Multipath TCP' to offer users speeds of up to 1 Gbps.
AIS has developed what it calls as Next G, or Next Generation Network, through collaboration with strategic partner KT (Korea Telecom), allowing customers to enjoy high-speed Internet access where AIS 4G ADVANCED and AIS SUPER WiFi are available in the same area.
AIS also collaborated with leading device manufacturer Samsung to develop firmware for the use of AIS NEXT G on Samsung smartphones. AIS and Samsung have worked closely to improve customer service and allow consumers to experience full network efficiency.
AIS said NEXT G has been designed for use with high-speed Internet including live content in realtime, film streaming or 4K-high-resolution video, downloading/uploading of large files, augmented reality, and voice or video sending via the Cloud System.
Pratthana Leelapanang, Acting Chief Marketing Officer of AIS, notes that AIS is aware of the ever-increasing use of the Internet on mobile phones. The growing smartphone usage through permanently switched on connections both at home and outside, multiple devices as well as video content viewing trends indicate that customers will not only use more mobile data, but also require faster and higher speeds of Internet connection on the mobile phone network.