ASEAN’s First 5G Smart Hospital Launched in Thailand

January 2022

Thailand’s Office of The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), Siriraj Hospital, and Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd. have jointly launched the “Siriraj World Class 5G Smart Hospital”. This is branded as the first and largest 5G smart hospital project in the ASEAN region. It is designed to deliver a more efficient and convenient experience to patients by introducing technologies such as 5G, cloud, and artificial intelligence. Moreover, Siriraj Hospital and Huawei have agreed to establish a Joint Innovation Lab to incubate over 30 innovative 5G applications that will be promoted nationwide.

In this context, the Thai Prime Minister highlighted that the project marks an important first step in the utilization of digital technologies and 5G in the medical field, and expressed hopes that the project will act as a blueprint for all smart hospitals in Thailand going forward.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic hit Thailand, Huawei and the Siriraj Hospital have strengthened their partnership around 5G. In 2020, the partners introduced 5G self-driving vehicles for contactless medical supply delivery. By the end of 2020, they signed a five-year memorandum of understanding which saw the immediate upgrade of the hospital’s previous infrastructure and the conduct of demonstration events and exhibitions to promote 5G. An innovation lab at the Srisavarindira Building of the hospital was also established as part of its infrastructure project.

(Sources: Healthcare IT News; Huawei)

Our Services

Orissa International provides consulting services to companies that want to develop a market entry strategy for Southeast Asia or implement their business expansion into the region. We have very strong domain knowledge of markets and industry sectors, and a business network of over 16,000 distributors, resellers, and system integrators, built through advising and guiding more than 5,000 companies with their market expansion into Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines over the last 25 years.