The company will also keep liaising with operators from India, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan markets to conduct further 5G SA testing in 2021, it said in a statement.
Sunil Mittal-led Bharti Airtel is working with the company to test its 5G trial network in India, industry sources had told ETTelecom.
This is Vivo’s first ever participation in 5G standalone commercial network testing in overseas markets outside of China. Collaborating with AIS will accelerate the commercial 5G SA network deployment in Thailand and bring enhanced high-speed 5G experiences to local mobile users.
“As a key contributor to 5G standards in the world, we are glad that Vivo users in Thailand can now enjoy the high speed connectivity of this new generation,” said Tamrakar Rakesh, 5G Standard Expert at Vivo.
A Vivo V21 5G smartphone was utilized for rigorous field tests that took place in urban areas of Bangkok, where it achieved stellar results by attaining an impressive high speed of connectivity. Users are now able to experience stable 5G connectivity directly with the Vivo V21 5G devices, without any OTA upgrades.
Vivo aims to empower consumers by providing access to 5G connectivity at every price point. To achieve this feat, Vivo has invested heavily into R&D, culminating in cutting-edge patented findings such as 5G multi-sim and power-saving technology.
Going forward, Vivo will also keep liaising with operators from India, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan markets to conduct further 5G SA testing in 2021.