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.
Communication service providers (CSPs) understand the value of elevating customer experience and digital engagements to stand out from competition. This shift to an increased focus on digital customer experiences is essential to CSPs’ transformational journeys.
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.
In the next three years, 5G connections across the globe will reach 400 million, according to a recent study by the Global Systems of Mobile Communications Association (GSMA).
Increasingly, mobile operators are decommissioning 2G and 3G to make way for 4G, 5G and the future of connectivity.
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.
The Philippines will soon have the first satellite-based internet connectivity in the country as SpaceX’s Starlink is set to be up and running by the end of this year.
By Kevin Susman, VP of Brand and Communications, MATRIXX Software
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.
Bandwidth-intensive 4K video, gaming and IPTV applications, coupled with emerging 5G and IoT services, spur unprecedented demand for higher bandwidth.