Huawei drives Government Savings Bank’s smart branch push in Thailand

Thai state-owned Government Savings Bank has tapped Huawei for its SD-WAN (software-defined networking in a wide area network) solution to help create a strong cloud-based network to accommodate new demands and any future business expansion. 

The integrated solution is an ideal choice for large financial institutions, thanks to its capability to interconnect headquarters, remote branches, and multiple clouds. The synchronised system promises service continuity, efficiency, and stability at all branches, without compromising data security. 

The Huawei SD-WAN Solution’s key features include an intelligent ultra-broadband and on-demand interconnection that enables reliable and scalable interconnection between branches, headquarters, and clouds.

Huawei’s solution has zero-touch configuration that provides simple and reliable service roll-out and maintenance without the need for on-site staff.

The system also has smart operation and maintenance with unified management, allowing cloud-based management of local area networks (LANs) and WANs, simplifying system deployment and reducing O&M costs.

The full-service experience that supports emerging technologies such as 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and the cloud, driving branches toward digital transformation, while paving the way for flexible yet secure business and network expansion.

Further, the Huawei network solution has built an intelligent platform for GSB, helping the bank to realize its smart branch mission. 

“GSB has 1,060 branches nationwide. The amount of data we need to transmit to our branch offices is increasing every day,” said Boonson Jenchaimahakoon, GSB’s first senior EVP for the IT Group.

“To eliminate distance as an obstacle, we need interconnection technology that allows all branch staff to work as if they are sitting at head office,” he said. “The Huawei SD-WAN solution enables GSB to connect branch offices by seamlessly and quickly transmitting data back and forth between bank branches throughout the country.”

Formerly known as the Savings Office, GSB was established in 1913 as a safe place to store assets, helping Thai people save money in a proper way.