True launches smart city technology for Phuket
5G services designed for the safety of tourists
An overview of True 5G smart tourist travel which covers major destinations and aims to support Phuket tourism.
Telecom operator True Corporation has partnered with authorities in Phuket to drive the development of the island’s smart city, leveraging the 5G network with a wide range of solutions.
This decision also aims to support the reopening of the country to vaccinated foreign travelers.
Piroon Paireepairit, head of True’s 5G task force, said the company stands ready to bring the 5G network and solutions to facilitate smart tourist travel, especially in major destinations like Phuket, which is on its way to becoming a fully intelligent city.
Pilot solutions are provided at Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket and Chalong Pier.
At Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket, 5G Robo-serve, a 5G robot, will deliver food without direct contact, allowing the robot to accurately serve food to customers’ tables, avoiding the risk of staff being near or in contact. direct with, tourists.
True Digital Smart QR Code (DGS), developed by True Digital Group, will allow hotel guests to order food or get room service through their own mobile phones, Piroon said.
For the hotel’s common area, True has partnered with ZTE, a 5G technology solutions provider, to install True 5G fixed wireless access to improve mobile signal speed and strength.
For customers who want health advice from doctors, they can use True 5G x TytoCare, an innovation that combines a first aid health inspection device. They can also speak directly with doctors from their rooms using True Health, a healthcare app.
According to Piroon, True has partnered with Yakko, a tourism business management platform, to facilitate the process of checking tourists with wristbands, as well as self-registration to increase speed and minimize congestion at piers such as Chalong Pier.
There is also a device to locate boats in an emergency or to inform tourists of a meeting place.
In addition, an intelligent data system can collect information about tourists, including their travel dates, nationality, passport and photo, as well as their vaccination data and test results.
True has extended TrueMoney Wallet to stores in tourist destinations to provide cashless service, to avoid physical contact throughout the trip.
“This collaboration aims to improve the tourism industry, not just in Phuket; we are ready to support operators of commercial sectors in other provinces of the country,” said Piroon.
Narong Wun Siew, Governor of Phuket, said the province values the collaboration, which will support tourism in Phuket and provide security to build confidence among local and international tourists.