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Semiconductors are a critical building block in today’s 5G-driven digital age. In its second year and since the height of the pandemic in 2020, the ongoing global shortage has adversely affected the inventories of smartphones and IoT devices and impacted revenue for telecom operators.

Read more: Operators Hopeful That Semiconductors Shortage Eases

Cloud computing momentum continues to build in Asia as cloud giants channel more attention toward the fast-growing region. Demonstrating this, Oracle Cloud, Google Cloud and Tencent Cloud successively announced – within a week’s time in August – expansion plans to capture cloud market opportunities in Asia.

Read more: Asia a Hotspot for US-China Cloud Giants

As a region, Asia Pacific is poised to become the fast-growing in terms of 5G adoption. Representing two-thirds of the global population, GSMA reports that 5G mobile connections will grow by about 150 million to reach 1,789 million subscribers in 2025. Of which, South Asia will account for the largest growth.

Read more: Asia Pacific Spotlights on 5G for Growth

As countries accelerate 5G development, stakeholders in the industry must arrive at a consensus to promote healthy and rapid 5G services. Telecom Review Asia interviews Dennis Chan, Country Security and Privacy Officer of Huawei Singapore, on the sidelines of the 2022 GSMA Mobile 360 Asia Pacific Summit, to delve into the importance of adopting international security standards to drive robust digital economies in an evolving threatscape. It is the grand return of the Mobile 360 APAC after it was running virtually in the past 2 years, with over 1300 registrations from 55 Countries and over 150 speakers, 52% from its core ecosystem and 48% from adjacent verticals.

Read more: Embracing International Security Standards to Forge a Trustworthy 5G Future

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