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Cisco Systems is gearing up to setup an innovative center in the EEC

Cisco Systems is gearing up to setup an innovative center in the EEC

Cisco Systems are reportedly trying to establish an innovation center in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) for running 5G testbed.  Vatsun Thirapatarapong, Cisco’s MD for Indochina and Thailand stated that the innovation center will have tech demos displayed. Based on traffic from businesses and people the decision for establishing a center in EEC will be made. When Buddhipongse Punnakanta, minister of Digital Economy and Society (DES) visited the US recently, stated that Cisco Systems is very much interested in setup an innovative centre in the EEC. Furthermore, the minister stated that the US firm was interested in 5G technologies, telehealth, and cybersecurity along with smart city schemes.

Mr. Vatsun stated that, amid the economic challenges in Thailand, the company is looking to explore and run 5G testbeds for the manufacturing and healthcare sector. The executive is well aware of the virus outbreak, economic challenges, and delay in budget spending by the government. In Thailand, 5G adoption is still in the early stages and along with limited services, by 2021 most of the enterprises is expected to use this technology. Cisco is expected to add more value to its services by expanding the growth engines and global acquisitions that will focus on mobile applications.


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