This report is designed to provide an overview of the smart cities sector in Thailand. The country has been making strides in its pursuit to develop smart cities with the launch of its “Thailand 4.0” national policy that will play a key role in driving the government’s economic strategy. Under the plan, the country has targeted the development of advanced industry, where smart application will play a central role. Within this context, the “Smart Thailand” will be promoted, various smart technology will be introduced in pilot smart cities, such as smart mobility, enforcement, CCTV (closed-circuit television) integration, immense data analytics, intelligent transportation systems and intelligence operations centers (IOCs). Furthermore, the country has launched an innovation center in Bangkok that will allow deeper collaboration between stakeholders and technology vendors.
Phuket and Chiang Mai have been designated as investment centers for smart technologies. There are plans to build a public WiFi network, and an innovation park has been opened in Phuket. The park houses an ASEAN Tourism Software Excellence Center, IOT Smart City Lab and BIM Innovation Center to support creative entrepreneurs. The government has allocated budget to install 5,000 CCTV cameras in Phuket by 2020. Moreover, the country has developed a range of schemes aimed at attracting investments in the provinces, targeting local and overseas tech companies.
Thailand has also proven itself to be open to partnership with foreign players. For instance, in 2016, the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok and Business Sweden launched a Thailand-Sweden Smart City Collaboration where 11 Swedish companies shared their insights about the smart cities industry. Similarly, the Korean city of Busan is sharing its smart city experience with Phuket, with advisors from the two cities collaborating on digital technologies and start-ups.
The report starts with a country profile, which is then followed by a snapshot of the Smart Cities sector. The report has four key sections, namely Smart Cities, Smart Water, Smart Transport and Smart Energy. Starting with the Smart Cities sector, we identify smart solutions and initiatives that have been deployed in the country. Subsequent chapters adopt the same approach.
The report is part of a series of market studies on the smart cities sector for the South East Asian markets. It is designed to provide comprehensive and well-structured information to help a company understand the opportunities in the market, and offers a wide range of data and information collected from various sources that were built together in order to give a deeper insight into the industry.
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