With a global data volume expected to reach 175 zettabytes by 2025, it’s clear that data is growing rapidly. Together, with massive amounts of data to store and manage, organizations are embracing cloud adoption. Especially during the pandemic, since remote working became the norm, cloud adoption soared as many organizations migrated their applications and data from data centers to the cloud.

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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.

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South Korea and the United States were amongst the first countries to introduce 5G in early 2019. Many countries have since jumped onto the 5G bandwagon and have continued to speed up their 5G adoption. By the end of 2021, Ookla reported 5G deployments in 116 countries, compared to 99 countries at the end of 2020. The GSMA estimates that by the end of 2025, a quarter of mobile connections will be operating with 5G, increasing threefold from the end of 2021, accounting for 8% of all global mobile connections.

Read more: Asia Pacific: Breeding Ground for a High-growth 5G Experience

With spectrum auctions in the pipeline – likely in the coming months – India’s telecom operators are bidding regulators ahead of time to keep 5G prices down so that more can be rightfully directed toward expanding services to deploy faster and higher quality networks across more cities.

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The importance of the wholesale business has been put under the spotlight as capacity demands increase. Industry leaders convened to discuss the role of the wholesale and capacity industry and if it’s gaining more ground in the digital era.

Read more: Industry Leaders Demystify the Wholesale Sector in Telecom Review’s Webinar

At the post MWC22 sharing session recently organized by the GSMA, Xie Junshi, EVP and COO of ZTE, explored several exciting new trends in scenario-based 5G applications, mobile technologies, and industry development in an increasingly digitalized world.

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