APAC 5G Leaders CxO Summit 2020, Tokyo, Japan – 5G and Beyond
Following the first launch of scale commercial 5G networks early in 2019, commercial deployments have gained momentum with key pioneering countries around the world rolling out commercial 5G services in the last twelve months. Japan is one of these pioneering countries with its mobile operators, NTT DOCOMO, KDDI and SoftBank all deploying commercial 5G services on the 25th, 26th and 27th of March of this year, respectively. With the fourth greenfield mobile operator, Rakuten Mobile, expected to commercially launch 5G services this month based on its unique approach to network deployment, 5G is expected to play a key role in accelerating the digital transformation of consumer and enterprise sectors across verticals and the wider economy in Japan.
The GSMA with the support of MIC Japan successfully held the 2nd APAC 5G Leaders’ CxO Virtual Summit, Tokyo Japan on October 7th and 8th 2020. Working together to advance the mobile industry, the GSMA APAC 5G Forum and 5G industry leaders had a focused discussion on the policy, industry, and commercial opportunities and challenges of leading MNOs post 5G commercial deployment.
The summit brought together VIP guests from government and industry to consider topics of immediate relevance related to post-launch 5G commercial services covering:
• Japan’s 5G journey 6 months on
• Policy enablers for realising the full potential of 5G
• Technology enablers for 5G
• Post-launch 5G Strategies and digital transformation
• Accelerating the growth of 5G ecosystem