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Thai gov’t to deepen collaboration with China’s Huawei amid pandemic

A self-driving delivery vehicle equipped with Huawei 5G technology is launched at Bangkok at Siriraj Hospital, June 25, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]

BANGKOK – The Thai government intends to further deepen its digital cooperation with Chinese technology company Huawei, senior Thai officials said at a cloud event held in Bangkok this week.

During the Powering Digital Thailand 2022 on Nov 17-19, Thai Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon said digital infrastructure, such as 5G, is crucial to Thailand’s economic and social development, especially for the country’s post-pandemic economic revival.

Badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, the tourism-reliant nation registered an economic contraction of 6.1 percent last year, the worst in more than 20 years. However, the pandemic has significantly accelerated the adoption of digital technologies in Thailand, where Chinese tech companies have competitive advantages.

During the pandemic, Huawei used its…

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