ASPIRATION

Leverage our digital infrastructure & solutions to uplift community well-being & reduce the digital divide.

Today, telecommunication network in Thailand well covers beyond 98% of population with 4G technology playing key role in supporting diverse services to enhance people’s lives and work. However, a large number of rural population have access only to basic service such as telephony remains to have low internet adoption. Data collected by the National Statistical Office suggest that 90% of population use mobile phone but only 57% access internet. Also, 70% of Thai people work in the agriculture sector, and these people tend to have limited access to knowledge base and technologies, partly causing income gap. AIS as the leading telecommunication infrastructure and digital service provide sees this as an opportunity to bring in digital technologies and innovations as a mean of elevating the wellbeing of rural population. At the same time, this represents an opportunity for digital platforms to make an impact on an unexplored target group, expanding the marketing coverage and preparing Thailand for the digital economy.

HOW WE ADDRESS THE ISSUE

With our widest mobile network coverage and strength in digital services, we aim to improve the wellbeing of 400,000 people through our digital platform and collaboration in 2022 that will benefit for both AIS and all Thais. In the same way, this will support the UN sustainable development goal on promoting equality for all.

In doing so, AIS has set a strategy to strengthen our digital infrastructure, promote affordable products and services as well as roll out the corporate scheme to support 5 foundations to improve wellbeing of Thai people under ‘Digital for Thai’ scheme (public health, education, agriculture, and startup)

OUR ACTIONS

Invest in Digital Infrastructure

AIS 3G and 4G technology covering 98 percent of the Thai population, a broadband internet network built on fiber technology covering 57 provinces of the country. AIS has nonetheless begun making preparations to accommodate 5G technology, staging tests and studies in 5 regions of the nation. With 5G poised to serve an important role in providing widespread access to technology and digital systems, to create opportunities for business and industries to develop digital products and services and to enhance production processes for greater efficiency, quality and accuracy, the protocol will have far-reaching economic, social and environmental effects.

Integrated affordable digital device with the price range

AIS offers a wide range of products and services that meet individual need of customers.

Public health

Aor Sor Mor online application – networking platform for Tambon Health Promoting Hospitals (THPH) and village health volunteers (Aor Sor Mor) that is more efficient and convenient for sharing news, scheduling meetings, group discussions, and reporting to enhance the effectiveness of the overall management of the local health unit, equipped with better analysis of health data and effective handling of health issue to the right target groups.

Aor Sor Mor Online Application Adds New Function ‘Mosquito Larva Survey’ - AIS has joined with the Department of Disease Control and Department of Health Service Support in signing a Memorandum of Understanding on integrating information to bolster precautions, prevention and control of diseases spread by mosquitoes. Using digital technology to link information from mosquito larva surveys entered into the Aor Sor Mor Online application to the Disease Control Department’s Contagious Diseases Monitoring System so that it may respond to the application and alert health units in a timely manner, the collaboration will also disseminate accurate knowledge on preventing diseases borne by mosquitoes to Aor Sor Mor members, supporting proactive public health efforts, expanding the knowledge of Aor Sor Mor and providing efficient and equal healthcare to Thais in every region.

3rd Annual Aor Sor Mor Online Application Usage Competition - AIS, working with the Ministry of Public Health and Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, organized the “3rd Annual Aor Sor Mor Online Application Usage Competition”, encouraging public health units and Aor Sor Mor members to adopt digital technologies as tools in providing healthcare in accordance with the Aor Sor Mor 4.0 policy and the “Digital for Thai” concept, ultimately sustainably benefitting health systems throughout Thailand.

Customers with disabilities

Special package for blind and deaf, iSign call center service

Minority group

Migalaba SIM for Myanmar customers and Suasadey SIM for Cambodian customers

Promote digital platforms to enhance community well-being and economic wellness (Digital for Thais)

Education

Sarnrak Konkeng Huajai Kreng (Strong People, Strong Heart) - AIS gives scholarships to students from low income families to help them pursue an education up to and including the level of Bachelor’s degree.

The “AIS Kon Keng Hua Jai Kreng” Show - Presenting stories of young “Kon Keng Hua Jai Kreng”, or strong people with strong hearts, worthy of being held up as models for other Thai youths. Airs every Thursday via online channels including AIS Play, AIS Play Box, YouTube and Facebook.

Agriculture

The Intelligent Farm (iFarm) Platform - AIS developed iFarm in collaboration with Sansiri, Kamnanchul Farm and a network of 40 other partners who developed farmland and applied the following technologies:

  1. The Intelligent Green House grows melons using smart temperature control, which allows for cooling down to between 4 and 8 °C. The green house has a sensor system connected wirelessly to monitoring equipment that can viewed on the iFarm platform, allowing for control at all times by farmers using their mobile phones or computers.
  2. The open field vegetable patch uses a wireless system for measuring ground moisture as well as a wireless electronic water valve system controlled by iFarm via a highspeed wireless network. The convenient approach to farming allows farmers to place measuring equipment by themselves.
  3. The Weather and PM2.5 Assessment Station displays readings on the iFarm Dashboard in real-time, allowing for easy study and understanding of weather conditions.

AIS the StartUp

A value-sharing platform through which tech startups can cooperate with AIS to accelerate the development of their products and services identified as having potential demand in current and future markets.

Academy for Thais

A value-sharing platform through which tech startups can cooperate with AIS to accelerate the development of their products and services identified as having potential demand in current and future markets.

Digital Transformation

October 3,2018

Digital Disruption: Challenges and Opportunities

February 1, 2019

Corporate Social Responsibility Performance

Type of Contribution Total amount (in local currency)
Cash contributions 116,631,935
Time: employee volunteering during paid working hours 11,952
In-kind giving: product or services donations, projexts/partnerships or similar 14,998,309
Management overheads 26,655,912
AIS Sustainability Report