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On its road to the Mobile World Congress 2022 in Barcelona, ZTE had an opportunity to conduct an interview with the Minister of Communications and Informatics Johnny G. Plate about 5G network and how it will play a crucial role in accelerating digital transformation and economic growth. The Minister stated that even though as of now 4G network is still the backbone of telecommunication network in Indonesia, deployment of 5G in the country has started. Moving forward, the government plans to accelerate the deployment of 5G network to unlock the growth potential across multiple industries.

Read more: ZTE’s road to MWC 2022: Minister of Communications and Informatics expects 5G to accelerate...

Sub-3GHz is emerging as a valued spectrum to facilitate a 5G evolution. For operators, innovative upgrades to network featuring multi-antennas MIMO, ultra-wideband and multi-RAT coordination unleash the full potential of sub-3GHz. At the MWC Barcelona 2022, this topic took center stage as leading operators and partners in the telecom industry convened at the “Sub-3GHz Evolution Summit”.

Read more: Sub-3GHz evolution to ultra-wideband, multi-antenna and multi-RAT coordination

In conjunction with MWC Barcelona 2022 and the launch of new terminal devices, Telecom Review Asia speaks with Luo Wei, vice president of ZTE Corporation and head of product center of mobile device division to find out about ZTE’s latest achievements and innovations.

Read more: ZTE: Driving innovations and sustainable growth in the 5G era

Namal Rajapaksa, state minister of digital technology and enterprise development at Sri Lanka, speaks to Telecom Review about the digital transformation shaping his country and its efforts in digitally enabling the citizens.

Read more: “Digital transformation means providing smoother and seamless citizen services”, says state...

Digitalization is reshaping the Philippines’ economy. Research firm AlphaBeta reported that digital transformation in the Philippines can unlock an economic value of about US$100 billion by 2030. The market outlook appears promising, with research firm Forrester forecasting that the Philippines will lead Asia in terms of purchases of tech goods and services, growing by 9.1% in 2022. This is followed by Vietnam and India, growing by 9.0% and 8.7%, respectively.

Read more: Philippines: Growing tech presence in Southeast Asia

The Asia Pacific region is a breeding ground for innovation and technological excellence. Telecom Review met with Simon Lin, president, Huawei Asia Pacific to discuss the vendor’s presence in the region and its role in accelerating digital transformation and empowering ICT talent.

Read more: Huawei supporting Asia Pacific’s digital vision

In the digital era, data consumption is poised to grow sharply. Yet, transmitting massive amounts of data is costly especially in locations lacking reliable terrestrial communications infrastructure. Telecom Review Asia speaks with Harsh Verma, Vice President Asia, Global Sales, SES to understand how innovations in satellite connectivity can reliably meet the demands of tomorrow’s networks.

Read more: Satellite innovations to raise digital inclusion in Asia Pacific

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