AIS, Samsung claim first Thai 5G VoNR

19 Oct 2021

Thailand’s mobile market leader AIS has partnered Samsung to claim a Thai first with the launch of Voice over 5G New Radio (VoNR) enabling voice calls on AIS’ 5G Standalone (SA) network, initially available to customers using Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, S21+ and S21 smartphones. Pratthana Leelapanang, Chief Consumer Business Officer at AIS commented: ‘Our goal is to fully exploit the potential of AIS 5G as we are the service provider with the most wavebands. We are taking the user experience for Thai customers to a new level with our partners in the Digital Ecosystem, and particularly device manufacturers, which include global giants such as Samsung. It is another step making 5G more useful to customers than ever before … Compared to other telephone services, VoNR generates a dialling tone more quickly, with enhanced audio and picture quality. The result is an upgraded user experience for the first time in Thailand. Callers hear uninterrupted crystal-clear audio with no cross-talk or interference. It is now much faster to connect as the signal travels on the AIS 5G network.’

Sittichok Noppachinbut, VP Telecom & IT Business, Thai Samsung Electronics Co, added: ‘The Samsung Galaxy S21 Series is our first flagship smartphone to support VoNR. It will enable customers using the 5G SA network to enjoy a more efficient service in both sound quality and less waiting for a ringtone.’

Thailand, Advanced Info Service (AIS), Samsung