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How digital indoor systems can bolster ASEAN’s 5G networks
This article is part of the CW ASEAN issue of April 2019
Digital technologies are revolutionising consumer interactions and the way enterprises compete. In retail, for example, mobile payments and e-commerce have the potential to reduce the use of cash and re-purpose traditional retail spaces. With digital solutions and services contributing up to 10% of GDP among ASEAN economies, it is certain that technology is increasingly transforming industries and improving digital economic efficiency. Realising this, governments in ASEAN are spurring growth through digitisation, national IT infrastructure projects, Industry 4.0 and innovation. Understanding and removing bottlenecks, as well as seeking out smart solutions, have become key focus areas. For example, in Singapore, the internet of things (IoT), 5G, sensor networks and the nationwide broadband network will enable enterprises to leverage high-speed networks and real-time communications. High-accuracy location positioning technologies is another area the Singapore government is looking into, given the city-state’s high population ...
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Spectrum is yet to be assigned in many ASEAN nations, while applications and services are still being tested in pilot projects across the region
Digital indoor systems, already being used at airports and subway systems, will help telcos monetise new digital services on 5G networks