Across Asia Pacific, operators are using the exceptional scale and utility of mobile networks and services to facilitate innovative digital solutions for large and small enterprises in line with Industry 4.0 objectives, in which 5G and IoT will play key roles. A second phase of 5G network rollouts has begun in the region, marked by a number of 5G-related activities in India, Indonesia and Malaysia. The arrival of 5G in some of these markets could further incentivise the mass production of more affordable 5G devices and drive the development of new 5G applications for consumers and enterprises in emerging markets.
As Asia Pacific continues to deal with, and ultimately emerges from, the pandemic, connectivity will be crucial to rebuilding economies and making them more resilient to future shocks. 5G networks, cloud services, edge computing, AI, big data and IoT will all play a key role in realising the full potential of a post-pandemic digital economy.
GSMA Asia Pacific coordinates the efforts of the GSMA and its members to monitor relevant policy and legislative developments in the region, identify priorities for the mobile industry, and develop and communicate consensus positions on these priorities. It represents the GSMA’s views and initiatives at regional institution meetings and events, with offices in Hong Kong and New Delhi. It also convenes the industry-leading Mobile 360 Series in the Asia Pacific.