Microsoft commits to building cloud and AI infrastructure in Thailand

  • Microsoft’s partnership with Thailand aims to boost digital infrastructure and cybersecurity, paving the way for a digital-first, AI-powered future.
  • Thailand’s ‘Ignite Thailand’ vision for 2030 seeks to position the country as a regional digital hub, leveraging cloud services and AI to drive economic growth.
  • Collaboration between Microsoft and Thailand’s National Cyber Security Agency reinforces efforts to enhance cybersecurity and innovation, promising new opportunities for growth and prosperity.

Microsoft‘s collaboration with Thailand focused on digital infrastructure, cybersecurity, and AI, signals a pivotal step towards a thriving digital economy and technological innovation in the region.

Microsoft will provide skilling opportunities and related guidance

“Thailand has an incredible opportunity to build a digital-first, AI-powered future,” said Satya Nadella, Chairman and CEO at Microsoft while speaking at the Microsoft Build: AI Day in Bangkok last Wednesday.

Microsoft has committed to bolstering digital infrastructure by establishing a new data centre region in Thailand. This move will not only expand the availability of Microsoft’s hyperscale cloud services in the country but also pave the way for Thailand to harness the vast economic and productivity benefits offered by cutting-edge AI technology, according to the company.

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In addition to this infrastructure development, Microsoft is collaborating with Thailand’s National Cyber Security Agency. This collaboration aims to provide crucial information on internet safety, cyber threats, vulnerabilities, and other pertinent guidance. These efforts are geared towards bolstering the nation’s cybersecurity posture, especially in the context of the AI era.

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Thailand has the vision to be a regional digital hub

“Our ‘Ignite Thailand’ vision for 2030 aims to achieve the goal of developing the country’s stature as a regional digital economy hub that significantly enhances our innovation and R&D capabilities while also strengthening our tech workforce,” Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin said.

The demand for cloud computing services in the Thai market is on the rise, driven by enterprises, local businesses, and public sector organizations.

AI’s potential impact on Southeast Asia’s GDP is substantial, with projections indicating it could contribute nearly $1 trillion by 2030. Thailand, in particular, stands to capture a significant share of this growth, estimated at around $117 billion.

Thavisin believed that the announcement with Microsoft promises new opportunities for growth, innovation, and prosperity for all Thais.


Crystal Feng

Crystal Feng is an intern news reporter at Blue Tech Wave dedicated in tech trends. She is studying Chinese-English translation at Beijing International Studies University. Send tips to

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