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APAC Digital Leaders Champion Interview Shorts – Andy Penn, CEO, Telstra

APAC Digital Leaders Champion Interview Shorts – Andy Penn, CEO, Telstra

APAC Digital Leaders Champion Interview Shorts – Andy Penn, CEO, Telstra

The aim of the APAC Digital Leaders Champion program is to promote and champion the innovation and business leadership of leading CEOs and digital leaders from across the APAC region. As part of this program, a series of short interviews have been developed. In this interview, Julian Gorman, Head of APAC GSMA, and Andy Penn, CEO of Telstra has discussed the following topics:
  • The role of telecommunications and digital technologies in the acceleration of the digital economy to a fast recovery in the post-COVID era
  • Opportunities in digital technologies development in the post-COVID era
  • The policies and regulatory framework that will fit for purpose and pro-investment for the sector to accelerate the rollout of new telecommunications infrastructure and capacity
  • As one of the global pioneer 5G MNOs, what are the opportunities and imperative for Telstra to advance the 5G ecosystem beyond Australia’s borders and who are the key partners it relies on to continue its leadership role?
APAC 5G EEC Virtual Roundtable II – Reimaging Networks

APAC 5G EEC Virtual Roundtable II – Reimaging Networks

APAC 5G EEC Virtual Roundtable II – Reimaging Networks

The current, typical model for building a mobile network is outdated. Operators are constrained by legacy vendor architectures that have remained essentially unchanged for more than 25 years and aren’t suited for today’s more dynamic, application-driven environment. Operators urgently need a new model to ensure they remain competitive delivering new services faster while decreasing both capital and operating expenses. This workshop looked at Open RAN architecture for software-defined RAN via network virtualization and how it achieves complete virtualization and programmability vertically and benefits the convergence of heterogeneous network horizontally. It provides open, controllable, flexible and evolvable wireless networks thereby
  • Ensuring interoperability with legacy radio access technologies
  • Guarantee performance in a multi-vendor scenario with scale and capacity
An executive from Vodafone also reviewed the key learnings, challenges, and benefits of a case study so as to:
  • Spur innovation through building an ecosystem
  • Enable supplier diversity
  • Reduce deployment and maintenance costs
The recording of the roundtable is viewable in the video button above.
Tech4Girls 3D Digital Design online CAD workshop

Tech4Girls 3D Digital Design online CAD workshop

Tech4Girls 3D Digital Design online CAD workshop

During this COVID19 lockdown period, the GSMA Asia Pacific hosted an online STEM workshop for 20 student girls in Hong Kong on April 26 to support the International Girls for ICT Day on April 23. We worked with the Church of Grace in Resurrection, an NGO in Hong Kong, and STEMex learning center to recruit students in the age of 8-11 from the community. This hands-on workshop is created for young female participants to understand 3D digital design with online CAD so as to result in a sense of accomplishment and confidence. Students learned how to use Autodesk TinkerCAD to design an object of their choice, to construct their designs and work with different dimensions, scales, and rotations. A sophisticated object was made from the combination of a number of simple shapes and then printed three-dimensionally. It opened these student girls to a new world of design and build!
Taiwan 5G IoT Innovators online pitching event to GSMA APAC MNO members

Taiwan 5G IoT Innovators online pitching event to GSMA APAC MNO members

Taiwan 5G IoT Innovators online pitching event to GSMA APAC MNO members

Taiwan 5G IoT Innovators online pitching to APAC MNOs has successfully hosted on 25 and 31 March 2020. 5G and IoT momentum is strong in APAC and Greater China region, with over 30 countries already launched Mobile IoT network, and 5G will also be launched this year. This online event is a GSMA APAC and Greater China region joint activity aiming to bridge our APAC MNO members with Taiwan 5G IoT innovators for business partnering opportunities.
  • 2 online pitching sessions hosted on 25th and 31st of March with over 100 attendances from more than 20 APAC MNOs, Hong Kong and Taiwan MNOs and Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)
  • 12 5G IoT innovators shared the capability and technology on 5G, IoT, AI, AR/VR, 3D Camera, private network, network equipment, edge and cloud computing, mmWave, CPE, UAV
  • Products and solutions covered AR/VR games and content, eSports, crowd management, transportation, public safety, smart factory, smart building, smart city, healthcare, agriculture, and aquaculture, etc
  • Over 30 1-on-1 follow up meetings between individual MNO and innovator have been facilitated
Interview with Arthur Lang, CEO, International, Singtel

Interview with Arthur Lang, CEO, International, Singtel

Interview with Arthur Lang, CEO, International, Singtel

Arthur Lang, CEO International, talks about Singtel’s strategies to maintain its leadership throughout industry changes and increased demands, and gives an insight on its new services.
Interview with Tania Aidrus, Chief Digital Officer, Prime Minister office, Pakistan

Interview with Tania Aidrus, Chief Digital Officer, Prime Minister office, Pakistan

Interview with Tania Aidrus, Chief Digital Officer, Prime Minister office, Pakistan

Tania Aidrus, Chief Digital Officer, Pakistan, talks about the challenges and opportunities arising from digitizing the country’s economy.