The rollout of 5G networks across the Asia-Pacific region has been uneven, with mature markets like Singapore, South Korea and Australia leading the pack with consumer services and trials involving enterprise use cases such as robotics that take advantage of the low-latency capabilities of the technology.
Later this month, India will join the fray with a 5G spectrum auction following trials by Indian telcos to test 5G applications such as cloud gaming, robotics and telehealth.
But for 5G to take off across the region, a confluence of factors will need to be in place. That includes the ability of telcos to monetise their 5G investments and develop new applications, as well as the availability of cheaper handsets necessary for mass adoption, especially in emerging markets.
In this Essential Guide, we examine the state of 5G across Asia-Pacific, ways in which organisations are leveraging 5G and how telcos are transforming themselves to support new 5G services.
From India to Australia, 5G rollouts are gathering pace across the region
Singapore’s public sector organisations are testing the use of 5G connectivity to remotely operate an autonomous vehicle for road-sweeping, among other use cases Continue Reading
The government of Malaysia pledges to spend 15bn ringgit to set up an entity that would be granted spectrum and operational scope to manage 5G roll-outs Continue Reading
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Enterprise use cases
Robotics, industrial automation and manufacturing are just some of the 5G applications that are being deployed across the region
Automotive giant is tapping Singtel’s 5G network and multi-access edge computing platform to manage and power its electric vehicle factory in Singapore Continue Reading
5G-connected microbrewery located in the Tech Lab of leading Australian educational establishment, which forms part of Industry 4.0 research facility, uses comms tech provider’s 5G backhaul connectivity solution and digital twin technology to optimise brewing process Continue Reading
Thailand’s state comms technology joins consortium of network firms to develop “Silicon Beach”, with end-to-end 5G private network Continue Reading
Telcos across the region are transforming their technology infrastructure to support new 5G capabilities in a bid to become digital telcos
Why India’s largest telecom operator built its own machine learning platform to meet the growing data and signalling requirements of new networks Continue Reading
India’s Bharti Airtel turns to OpenStack to ready its network for emerging technologies such as 5G and edge computing Continue Reading