UIH switches over to digital services 

Corporate May 23, 2018 01:00

By   JIRAPAN BOONNOON
THE NATION

UNITED Information Highway (UIH) plans to transform its business from the provision of digital infrastructure and solutions to digital services within the next five years. 



Alongside that goal, the company aims to reach revenue of Bt3 billion by the end of this year, representing growth of more than 10 per cent from last year.

Sunti Medhavikul, managing director of UIH, said that the rational behind the change in direction was to better meet the needs of businesses and consumers over the five years.

To achieve its goals, the firm will focus its business on the Internet of thing (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI). It has set up a solutions team and a development team with advanced technology skills in order to provide services delivery to support demand of its customers.

Sunti said the firm has six existing areas: network solutions, Internet solutions, security and cyber security, cloud services including public cloud and private cloud domains, data centre and digital solutions. 

The digital solutions business provides software as a service (SaaS), such in area of e-tax, e-invoices and e-revenue for corporate users. It has more than 3,000 mid range to high-end corporate customers nationwide, covering enterprises, banks and finance companies, insurance firms and retail businesses. 

UIH will be first digital infrastructure and solutions provider in Thailand to use the Huawei CloudCampus solution for the benefit of its customers. It put in place the CloudCampus solution to support its business early this year. The system allows it to offer cloud services featuring high bandwidth, large capacity and high reliability to support its mid-range to high-end corporate customers. 

"UIH business focused on business and corporate users that want to utilise quality and performance services to support their customers," said Sunti. 

Regarding the revenue goal of Bt3 billion by the end of this year, he said network solutions would account for around 60 per cent and the rest would come from five other business areas. 

It expects to generate revenue from network solutions in the order of 50 per cent, with the other five business areas contributing the rest, over the next five years.