|Founded||24 April 1985|
|Headquarters||Phaya Thai, Bangkok, Thailand|
|Chairman: Vithit Leenutaphong, CEO: Somchai Lertsutiwong|
|Products||Mobile network, Internet service provider, Internet TV|
|Services||Mobile telephony, Internet|
|Revenue||180.89 billion baht (2019)|
|37.40 billion baht (2019)|
|31.19 billion baht (2019)|
|Total assets||289.67 billion baht (2019)|
|Total equity||69.39 billion baht (2019)|
Number of employees
Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited (AIS) is Thailand's largest GSM mobile phone operator with 39.87 million customers as of Q3 2016.[failed verification] Founded in April 1986, AIS started off as a computer rental business. In October 1990, it launched analog 900 MHz mobile phone services with a 20-year monopoly concession from the Telephone Organization of Thailand (TOT), and later became the first company allowed to operate on the GSM-900 frequency. It acquired Shinawatra Paging in June 1992.
The company is controlled by the Intouch Holdings (formerly Shin Corporation), headed by Temasek Holdings, a Singapore government-owned agency. AIS listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand on 5 November 1991 . As of 23 December 2011, Intouch holds 40.45 percent of the shares of the company and Singapore Telecommunications (also majority-held by Temasek) together with Thai Trust Fund and OCBC Nominees holds a 23.32 percent stake.
In February 2014, in a conflict between the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PRDC) and Shinawatra, the PDRC called for a boycott of AIS, wrongly believing it to be owned by the Shinawatra family.
According to a 2014 article in The Nation, mPay has around 1.6 million registered users, of which roughly 1.2 million are end-users and 400,000 are mPay agents. 150,000 of mPay's end-users use the service monthly, spending on average 30,000 baht. In November 2015, four million people in Thailand used mPay, and in August 2013, mPay had around 700 merchant partners.
As of August 2019, AIS is the largest network in Thailand, with 40.1 million subscribers. In addition to post pay services, AIS offers prepaid services under the 1-2Call brand.
Currently (2020) data is sold in time-based, volume-based and unlimited packages.
|1800 MHz||3||20||4G||LTE||(main frequency)|
|2600 MHz||41/n41||100 (TDD)||4G/5G||LTE/NR||dynamic spectrum sharing|
AIS owns and operates more than 100,000 Wi-Fi hotspots under the name "AIS SUPER WIFI."
In 2017 AIS announced it has teamed up with Samsung Electronics to combine Wi-Fi and LTE in a gigabit-speed mobile service called AIS Next G. The new network is estimated to be 15 times faster than the existing LTE and four times faster than the tri-band LTE-A, the fastest wireless network currently available in Thailand.
AIS also provides online multiplatform entertainment, business and financial services called AIS Play that was launched on 1 February 2017. AIS Play is the first Thai IPTV with 4K resolution, VOD and more than 100 popular channels. The current channel lineup is:
As CJ ENM HK (Previously for FOX Network Group, until 1 October 2021, it will be launched as Disney+Hotstar in platform, except tvN) :
Following with as WarnerMedia Asia:
Following with Discovery Network:
Following with KC Global Media (formerly Sony Pictures Network Asia)*
Following with A+E Network Asia*
Following with NBC Universal
Following with Blue Ant Media:
Following With Viacom CBS International Asia
Following with BBC Studios
100 more free to air channels are available.
Current logo, changed on 29 September 2011