Thammasat University partners with ALT to develop smart city model

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The Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Thammasat University, joined with ALT in organizing academic cooperation to develop model areas or smart technologies aimed at creating a model area for environments and smart buildings in addition to granting smart city innovation research funds for building up to real application at the community level and leading to smart city development in the future.

Assoc. Prof. Asan Suwannarit, Dean, Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Thammasat University, stated, “In cooperating with ALT Telecom Public Company Limited to organize academic cooperation projects to develop model areas and smart technologies, ALT supplied the Modular Data Center developed by ALT along with installing equipment and information in the area of innovations, telecommunications and smart communication networks. The project is now complete and ready for use.”

“The goal of the research is to have a model of an innovation that can create impact in the future for buildings, communities, neighbourhoods or cities. All three topics of the research may be inventions or innovations in terms of systems and services needed for use in real situations. These innovations are scalable and can be developed for use in business to meet the smart city goals of ALT and the government sector in the future”, said Assoc. Prof. Asan.

Mr Prin Chakrit, Director of Business Development, ALT Telecom Public Company Limited or ALT revealed that the company is working with the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Thammasat University, in an academic cooperative project to develop model areas and smart technologies with the aim of researching and developing the area of the Faculty of Architecture and Planning as a model area for the environment and smart buildings.

This cooperation will create a proper research and learning environment for students and academics along with combining real practice and the ability to design and develop technologies in the fields of industry, technology and commerce to develop smart city models in the future.

“The company is cooperating with the Faculty to select research on innovations related to smart city research. The company will then use the research to develop and work in the area of the Company’s innovations and technology to meet the needs of agencies in the public and private sectors,” added Mr Prin.