Advanced Wireless Network Limited Company (AWN), an AIS subsidiary, officially launched 4G Advanced Service accessible in 42 provinces. After receiving a license to operate on 1800 MHz spectrum in December 2015, AWN was the first operator in Thailand to deploy LTE Advanced technology.
AIS announced 2016 investment of 40 billion baht for the
expansion of 4G and 3G network, Fibre internet service
and AIS shops.
AIS introduced the world's first commercial 4.5G network. Through a strategic alliance with Huawei, the network capability offers a maximum speed of 550 megabytes per second, and plans for the speed of one gigabyte per second. The 4.5G network enables customers to view video in higher resolutions and enjoy future applications such as Virtual Reality.
All AIS Data Center received ISO 27001:2013 - a certification in Information Security Management System from Bureau Veritas Certification (Thailand) Company Limited. This ISO certification reassures AIS safety standard on data security together with building construction friendly to the environment.
AIS unveiled "Absolutely from Our Hearts, Absolute No.1 in Service," an extension of "AIS Live 360" campaign previously launched. The extended campaign utilized digital technology for new service offerings catered to fulfill customers’ different lifestyles; increased service channels on social media; introduced "Ask Aunjai Service," a virtual agent capable of answering customer inquiry 24 hours on website; employed over 5,000 experienced staff for customer service; and delivered an array of privileges to meet customers' expectation 360 degrees.
AIS announced the achievement of 4G network coverage in all 77 provinces countrywide after the first launch in 42 provinces in January.
AIS in coordination with partner, developed the VoLTE technology in AIS Lava smart phones. Often found in expensive smart phones, VoLTE is made available by AIS for middle-range and affordable smart phones. VoLTE running on 4G offers high-quality sound in full HD with low noise, as well as faster and more reliable connection.
AWN, an AIS subsidiary, participated in the license auction on 900 MHz spectrum and won the license for the bandwidth of 895-905 MHz along with 940-950 MHz, a combined bandwidth of 2x10 MHz spectrum, for the winning bid of 75,654 million baht. AWN received the 15-year license of 900 MHz spectrum starting July 1, 2015.
AIS Fibre introduced Thailand's first prepaid internet broadband service for dormitories and apartments, offering 100% fiber optic to university-student and apartment rental segment.
AIS introduced SIM2FLY, a new roaming SIM designed exclusively for eight popular countries in Southeast Asia including Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Laos, Malaysia and India at starting price of 399 baht. Presently, SIM2FLY has expanded its roaming service to cover Europe, North America and more than 50 countries around the world.
AIS announced the new business “AIS Business Cloud” and the vision to enhance Thailand’s business sector toward becoming the Digital Enterprise. With an aim to be the leading Business Cloud service provider in Thailand, AIS collaborates with the global partners in Cloud service such as Microsoft, VMware NSX, NetApp and Check Point.
AIS and National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC) launch a joint project “ICT System and Integrated Alternative Energy for Communities along the Border” under the patronage of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. The project is an initiative to provide hybrid electricity generated from hydropower and solar cell equipped with a remote monitoring system for electricity use of the learning center of Border Patrol Police located at Baan Kirilorm, Prachuap Kirikhan province.
AIS 4G network took the lead in providing the largest coverage of 4G roaming service covering 74 countries through partnership with 121 mobile networks in every continent.
AIS provided mobile broadcasting and rerun of Rio 2016 Olympic Games via “AIS PLAY”. This is the first in Asian to provide Thai consumers access to 12 Oympic channels with HD quality through mobile connectivity.
AIS won the exclusive rights to live broadcast and replay of Paralympics Games 2016, held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The content was offered free as service to AIS customers via AIS Play mobile application and AIS Playbox set-top box.
AIS and DTAC (Total Access Communication Public Limited Company) co-launched VoLTE service across the two networks for the first time in Thailand and ASEAN. Prepaid and postpaid customers of AIS and DTAC can access VoLTE service for 4G video and voice call featuring full HD sound quality available in all 4G service areas nationwide.