10 new 5G towers under construction in Nong Prue, Pattaya

Nong Prue’s tambon, east of the city of Pattaya, will host 10 new 5G WiFi “Smart Poles”. Installation begins this month. The announcement was made by Mayor Nong Prue Mine Chiyanit and the United Technology Enterprise team that they were installing the new towers and technology.

The Smart Pole fittings will be located near Soi Phon Prapa Nimit, Suthawart Temple Cross section, Phrakiet Chalerm Crossing, Soi Nern Ballroom, Soa Marb Yailerb 18/5, city center, Boon Sampan Market, Rattanakorn Market, Khao Talo Plaza and at adjacent to The Cold.

The mayor told The Pattaya News that the areas were chosen because of population concentrations in the local community and provide the benefits of 5G high-speed technology to the wider cross-section of the people who live and work there.

“We are excited about the tremendous benefits this will bring to our community, especially in terms of WiFi speeds and being able to keep our community safe with wireless CCTV capabilities.”

“Installation should begin this month.”

The main benefits of 5G are higher data speeds, lower or near zero latency (delay) and greater ability to operate services remotely, a greater number of connected devices and the possibility of operating virtual networks (network slicing).

“These smart poles will provide 5G WiFi, provide news for the general borough, improved and higher quality CCTV camera monitoring systems and ambient PM 2.5 player.

There has been much speculation and debate about 5G, including inaccurate information about the alleged immediate dangers of 5G technology that have not yet emerged in the real world. Some of the issues raised by objectors include alleged “radiation” of the carrier signal bandwidth, direct effects on human anatomy and cell structure, high frequency “electrosmog” bombardment, and direct effects on human skin, eyes and heart . The scientific evidence supporting these claims has been inconclusive and cannot be replicated in real-world scenarios.

During the culmination of the early stages of the coronavirus, a new conspiracy theory emerged that could capture Covid-19 from 5G towers. It was quickly revealed.

Roshi, the financial comparison platform helps Singaporeans master their money

Singapore-based entrepreneur Amir Nada launched a financial comparison platform during the lock-down period that helps Singaporeans master all their money movements. Like Tadoo from Thailand, the new platform allows consumers to easily compare and choose the best financial products and plan better ways to spend and save.

SINGAPORE (SEPTEMBER) – “Opportunity is always in crisis.” That’s the sweeping message of Singaporean internet entrepreneur Amir Nada, who developed ROSHI, a financial comparison website six months ago, when the country was forced into Covid-19 blockade restrictions.

According to research conducted by global professional services firm Accenture, Singapore Fintech companies raised $ 735 million in 2019. This is a 69% increase over the same period in 2018. Understanding the popularity and demand for Fintech services in the country, Nada developed ROSHI using a small amount of its own capital and an experience optimization framework that it developed in its corporate work to analyze and learn from other market players.

“I had a lot of time on my block, so I used the time to do something productive,” Nada said when asked to explain his motivation for creating the platform. Nada is also very passionate about starting IoT distribution businesses and has been continually frustrated by the poor user experience provided by market leaders. He added: “I wanted to give Singaporeans more value by helping them better manage the money they work so hard for.”

Billed as a barrier in the financial comparison, ROSHI offers Singapore the first real-time home loan offering platform on the market, the latest price checkpoints, easy-to-use comparison tools and expert insights to answer all of your questions money. The platform allows consumers to easily compare the best financial products from credit cards, home loans and insurance to personal loans, facades and investments. In addition, the providers listed on the platform have ratings and reviews to give consumers a better idea of ​​the products and services they offer.

Guided by its mission to allow consumers to master all their money movements, ROSHI puts the power in the hands of consumers with their home loan offering feature. The company has lenders to apply for borrower applications directly from the platform. Consumers can then compare customized loan options and chat directly with loan managers to get the best rates in the market.

ROSHI already offers a host of options; however, there are plans to introduce additional financial tools and functions over the coming months. Nada also plans to expand the service beyond Singapore’s borders. To achieve this, the young entrepreneur is ready to discuss seed financing opportunities with investors.

The “office” is SO from the last century. Say hello to a remote world of work.

Do you work from home? Or can you work anywhere you have a laptop and Wi-Fi? Are you a trader or do you sell things online? You are part of a growing trend in modern business practices, as the elegant city office has become an expensive relic of the “old normal.”

2020 has become the year of the people who work at home. In the same case, this was the year I was told to stay home, so there were not many options. During the lock-up periods of Thailand in April and May, offices were closed and employers had to rush to find alternatives to the “office”. With the rise of Zoom and other video conferencing software, ways to track keyboard time, and hundreds of other tracking apps, employers suddenly found that they could run their businesses without an office. There were certainly new dynamics and unexpected challenges, but for the most part it worked.

The companies had worked from headquarters for a hundred years. The remote / work from home option was a new test for all involved, but many of the early wrinkles were resolved after an accelerated learning curve due to the Covid-19 situation.

At first, most companies were not ready to close the office and send their employees home claiming that some basic operations like online accounting and billing could not be done yet (Thailand loves hard copies and paperwork).

Group meetings were also clunky online. Companies even told their staff to keep going into the office as there were no legal barriers preventing them from doing so. But many smaller, less-digital-savvy companies have demanded workers come in and risk contracting the virus.

In the United States, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that only 29% of jobs in the United States could be completed at home, while in Thailand (a much less digital, service-based economy) the percentage was likely to be is.

But larger Thai companies, such as Unilever and True Digital, have allowed almost 100% of their employees to work from home early during the lockout. Other companies quickly adapted and found that working remotely or at home allowed their businesses more flexibility. Many employees also say that they appreciate the lack of office intervention.

Although Unilever was unable to send its factory workforce home, it managed to move all sales and operational staff entirely online to avoid potential exposure to Covid and find hitherto unknown improvements in the presence of e-commerce the company.

Thai startups like Eko (“Your Complete Worker Experience Platform”) have been able to capitalize on the rise in work from home with its “work anywhere” employee app. Eko recorded sales growth of 200% year-on-year in the first half of 2020 as companies sought solutions to connect employees at home.

Zoom’s massive trading stock conference call at $ 88 in early 2020, to rise to $ 568 by mid-October, then drop to $ 337 by the end of the year – the volatile nature of rapid technology growth.

Workers generally prefer home working and flexible working. It is not suitable for all companies or all employees, but for many. A study by Thailand’s Robert Walters recruitment experts found that 75% of employees want work from home opportunities and only 25% want to return to full-time office work.

Last month, police and police from Bangkok Metropolitan Institute urged companies to allow workers to work from home at least once a week to reduce traffic pollution.

The Covid-19 pandemic has also forced countries to rethink their supply chains and their dependence on foreign goods. China, for example, responded to the outbreak by shutting down factories, which some other countries relied on for medical equipment needed to fight the virus and the essential components needed to produce goods in China and other countries.

Although there has been an initial push back on China, the international supply chain is so intertwined with Chinese businesses and manufacturers, and China with other countries, that it would take decades to relax.

One of the biggest winners this year was the increase in supply services. Grab Bike, Food Panda, We Serve and Line Bike are the best known, but start-ups are making their way into the growing distribution space, as well as many small and large companies that have their own deliveries.

These companies have been able to thrive on the “new normal” home stay culture. Eating at home, working from home, shopping at home, watching movies at home – the trend is growing as people realize that they can deliver almost everything, on time, efficiently and usually for a small extra charge for free.

The big test will be once the Covid situation is resolved, whatever that means and whenever it happens, and companies look back on the successes and failures of their home-based employees. But the pandemic and the restrictions imposed have undoubtedly accelerated the need to develop new ways for employees to work safely, remotely or from home.

The successful transfer of some office jobs to home-working will also place continued pressure on the commercial real estate market. Many employers are looking at their monthly office rental costs and are beginning to measure the return on investment.

The rise of the home-working phenomenon and the digital rover will be the main trends for office work in 2021.

This article was written lying on a couch, at home, at 6.15am … because we can.

Thailand’s broadband internet speed is ranked first

Thailand’s broadband internet speed ranks first after conducting a speed test in December last year. The ranking rose 2 places from the previous speed test across 176 countries according to the Speedtest Global Index, beating stiff competition.

Singapore and Hong Kong are now ranked 2nd and 3rd in the test, measured monthly. The test uses millions of data from real people using Speedtest tools. The test was developed by Ookla, a Seattle, Washington-based company that pioneered fixed-band and mobile network testing, analytics and data apps. Although the tests originate from a US company, the US is in 10th place on the list.

Thailand recorded an average fixed broadband speed of 308.35 megabits per second for download last month, beating Singapore for the top spot. It was 3rd in November 2020. Fixed broadband global average speed was 96.43 megabits per second for downloads and 52.31 megabits per second for uploads in December.

On his Facebook page, the Minister of Digital Economy and Buddhipongse Association attributed Punnakanta the top ranking to the rapid development of telecommunications infrastructure in the country and competition from local operators.

After AIS Fiber entered the market in 2015, it prompted more competitors to take part in the race to install optical fiber for Internet services, a move that replaced the old ADSL network technology. AIS Fiber is a mobile operator Advanced Information Service home broadband unit.

Pisut Ngamvijitvong, senior director of the analytics department at Kasikorn Securities, says some operators still provide fixed broadband services through the old ADSL technology, but that the Internet is getting faster and cheaper each year.

“Triple Broadband provides about 30-40% of its service over ADSL and True Internet has around 20%.”

Thailand’s fixed broadband service sector is growing every year. In 2019, there were 10.1 million home subscribers to fixed broadband services. And, in 2020, the number was estimated at 11 million.

The Speedtest Global Index also rates mobile internet speeds of 139 countries where Thailand is currently 33rd in December 2020. It climbed 11 places in 1 month from November 2020 and tested to 51.75 megabits per second for download . The United Arab Emirates and South Korea followed in the rankings with 2nd and 3rd places respectively. The global average for mobile internet speeds was 47.2 megabits per second for downloads and 12.67 megabits per second for uploads.