Intelligent Connectivity Top of the Agenda in Bangkok as Asia Pacific Leads the Way in IoT

October 8, 2018

Asia Pacific is now the world’s foremost growth region for IoT, representing 40% of the world’s total spend in 2018: mass installation of sensors, cameras and other connected devices will bring investment above $291 billion this year, up 12% from $260 billion in 2017. Industrial IoT will see particularly strong growth, as large-scale automation in manufacturing accompanies ongoing industrialisation in the region’s developing economies, bringing Asia Pacific well ahead of the rest of the world in expansion of connected industry. Growth in the global IoT analytics market, too, is being driven by Asia Pacific, as adoption of smart applications and solutions accelerates rapidly. In all, revenues in Asia Pacific stemming from growth in IoT will reach an astonishing total of $853 billion by the end of this decade, as the combination of 5G, AI and IoT enables hitherto inconceivable advances in productivity.

Taken together, these technologies are known as Intelligent Connectivity. Intelligent Connectivity will underpin much of the mobile industry’s business growth strategy over the next few years, as operators partner with innovators in logistics, agriculture, industry, retail, transport, public services and much more besides.  This vast commercial potential formed the basis of discussions at the final session of our IoT+AI+Blockchain Summit at the GSMA Mobile 360 Series in Bangkok last month, where operators and their partners fielded a range of expert speakers to consider opportunities and reflect on shared challenges.  Asia Pacific is leading the way in rollout of cutting edge IoT services, and there was much to discuss. Next year take-up of IoT will reach what many see as the ‘tipping point’, as adoption reaches 20% worldwide, according to research by DBS bank: people are becoming increasingly alive to the improvements their own lives stand to make from Intelligent Connectivity.

Connected Transportation in Smart City is Not a Dream Anymore

As transport becomes increasingly connected, for example, we will no longer need to wait at home to receive parcels, nor will those sending them to us need to do so using traditional ‘man and van’ methods – trusted unmanned vehicles will instead be able to climb stairs, open doors and place goods directly into our premises.  Curation of the data generated by our increasingly connected lives is fast becoming more effective, leading to the improved behavioural insights needed for smart public services – Teralytics are building the world’s first mobility operating system, using telecoms data to forecast and manage the flows of people through public transportation in Hong Kong.

Even ostensibly simple devices will increasingly reveal multifaceted capabilities: the Fonda Smart Pole for instance can act simultaneously as a smart lighting installation, traffic and security surveillance system, weather monitoring station, public information broadcast point and a mini base station for mobile connectivity. The emphasis is rightly on inclusive connectivity, as the industry looks to connect all those with something to gain – the device will be placed not only in the region’s most advanced smart cities, but in developing locations such as the Siem Reap province in Cambodia. Google, meanwhile, have devised an ingenious way of giving voice to those with severe physical limitations, enabling them to live fuller lives assisted by a combination of morse code, AI and connected households. This serves as a reminder of just how all-encompassing the advances offered by intelligent connectivity really are. Naturally, discussion tends to revolve around the use cases with mass application, such as transport and industry, but there is truly something in this for everyone.

Find out more about Intelligent Connectivity 

A full list of speakers and their presentations given in Bangkok can be downloaded below:

 

Terence Wong – GSMA

Dr. Piya Patcharamaneepakorn – True Corporation Plc

Dr. Indika Samarakoon – Dialog Axiata Plc

Choon Jeng Chong – SingTel group

Thibaut Girard – DTAC

Panel Discussion: Delivering IoT at Scale

Monica Tsai – Google

Johnson Chang – Nietzsche Enterprise Co.

Mr. Thanasorn Jaidee – True Digital Park

Pan Jun – Terabits Technology

Panel: Smart Supply Chain in the Seafood Industry

Jong-Seok Lee – LG Uplus

Dr. HongWei Song – Fonda Technology Co.,Ltd

Alexander Montefiore – Teralytics

Michael Currie – Fling

David Turkington – GSMA

 

Back

TED Talk: How the Internet of Things is Helping Solve Real Problems You’re surrounded by things connected to the internet — from cars and smart elevators to parking meters and industrial machines used for manufacturing. Aruna Srinivasan w...

Read more | See all Resources

Opportunities and Use Cases for Edge Computing in the IoT This paper explores the benefits to the IoT of edge computing and some of the different use cases where it could be applied. It explores the potential operator role for IoT edge ...

Read more | See all Resources

Using Mobile Networks to Coordinate Unmanned Aircraft Traffic This report outlines potential UTM architecture and requirements, highlighting the UTM-related use cases for mobile networks and the benefits that mobile connectivity can bring t...

Read more | See all Resources

GSMA IoT On-Demand Webinar: Cellular – the missing link for drones? Join leading industry experts as they discuss the latest developments in how cellular communications enables BVLOS operation of commercial drones. This webinar was originally br...

Read more | See all Resources

Video: IoT Big Data In this short video, discover how the GSMA and operators are developing a collaborative and harmonised big data ecosystem that will help remove technical and commercial barriers,...

Read more | See all Resources

GSMA IoT On-Demand Webinar: Industry 4.0 – Optimising Industrial IoT A total of 70 Mobile IoT networks, including LTE-M (Long Term Evolution for Machines) and NB-IoT (NarrowBand IoT), have been launched, enabling a fraction of the 25.2 billion IoT...

Read more | See all Resources

GSMA IoT On-Demand Webinar: Industry 4.0 – Optimising Industrial IoT A total of 70 Mobile IoT networks, including LTE-M (Long Term Evolution for Machines) and NB-IoT (NarrowBand IoT), have been launched, enabling a fraction of the 25.2 billion IoT...

Read more | See all Industry News

Mobile IoT Doubled in Range – Without the Need for Hardware Upgrades Barbara Pareglio, Technical Director, Internet of Things Programme, GSMA Mobile IoT has turned a corner: one that makes connection of even the remotest areas, such as those in ru...

Read more | See all Industry News

Collaboration and Innovation to pave the way for AI in the IoT: an Intervi Sierra Wireless is one of the leading technology providers in the industry and an important enabler for the IoT. In the wake of Mobile World Congress Americas, we interviewed Dan...

Read more | See all Industry News

Intelligent Connectivity Top of the Agenda in Bangkok as Asia Pacific Leads Asia Pacific is now the world’s foremost growth region for IoT, representing 40% of the world’s total spend in 2018: mass installation of sensors, cameras and other connected...

Read more | See all Industry News

Development Guide: NB-IoT for Agriculture The GSMA Internet of Things programme is an initiative to help mobile operators add value and accelerate the delivery of new connected devices and services in the IoT. This is to...

Read more | See all Industry News

Case Study: Leveraging the SIM to Secure IoT Services Mobile network operators use SIM Cards (UICC cards as defined by 3GPP/ETSI) to authenticate devices accessing their networks and services. SIM cards can also support additional s...

Read more | See all Industry News

GSMA IoT Webinar Series: What next for mobile operators in t December 12, 2018 With the growth of the Internet of Things, new roles are emerging for mobile operators. Join this webinar to hear senior operator speakers discuss how they are leveragi...

Read more | See all Connected Living Events

Mobile IoT at CES19 January 08, 2019 The Internet of Things will be central to CES19. You can discover the range of our activities below, and visit us during the week at our stand: Booth 2210, Westgate. We...

Read more | See all Connected Living Events

Mobile IoT Breakfast Briefing at CES19 – The low power opp January 09, 2019 Join us at this executive breakfast event at CES19 to learn about the growth and opportunity for licensed LPWA solutions, applied to mass market consumer applications. ...

Read more | See all Connected Living Events

How to Develop Low Power Consumer Solutions with Cellular Io January 09, 2019 As a low cost solution that provides long battery lives and extended indoors and outdoors coverage, cellular low power wide area (LPWA) technologies are set to reshape ...

Read more | See all Connected Living Events

Mobile IoT Networking Reception at CES19 January 09, 2019 Lotus Ballroom 3 | Download Directions Join the Mobile IoT Networking Reception to enjoy an open bar and engaging conversations. Meet experts from the mobile and adjace...

Read more | See all Connected Living Events

GSMA IoT Webinar Series: SIM-ply Secure – Leveraging the S January 23, 2019 The SIM is the only common component across all types of cellular IoT devices, providing a trusted and standardised foundation for the Internet of Things. Being hardwar...

Read more | See all Connected Living Events