At the GSMA, we strongly believe we can bring the world closer together by exploring and harmonising new technologies. This mission is brought to life through our GSMA Thrive event themes.
According to the World Economic Forum, digitalisation could contribute approximately $100 trillion in value to the telco industry over the next decade. In the Asia-Pacific region, we are seeing digitalisation used to dramatically reshape the economics, business models and service offerings of telecoms providers established and new. Out of necessity, Covid-19 has dramatically accelerated the rate of change.
Investments in digitalisation for the telcos are central to digital transformation in their enterprise clients across every industry vertical. We see this in the development of services such as cloud, edge, security, location-based and IoT solutions which provide platforms for new enterprise business models and services.
For manufacturers and brands, this opens up new models of engagement, as well as offering fresh opportunities and efficiencies in producing and shipping stock and new challenges in effective, secure operational transformation.
5G promises to revolutionise network performance, intelligence, use cases and business models for mobile operators. The pace of deployment, and prioritisation of different 5G elements for deployment, will depend on many financial, regulatory and strategic factors for APAC telcos, leading to a diversity of upgrade paths and timelines.
If the path towards 5G seems uneven, there are some quieter revolutions under way that every operator stands to benefit from, which will simplify 5G adoption. Innovation at all levels of the technology stack can reshape your company’s financials and business strategy. While 5G is on everyone’s lips, it will coexist with, and complement, LTE, WiFi and other solutions for the foreseeable future.
The Networks & 5G theme focuses on critical elements that take business and technology transformation forward hand-in-hand for every operator, highlighting lessons from across Asia-Pacific.
This year AI has come to the spotlight in APAC like never before; identifying disease, enabling logistics and improving robotic services among a wealth of uses. It offers the tangible potential to drive the next phase of economic growth in the region.
Businesses in Asia-Pacific are adopting machine learning and AI at a staggering rate. According to Protiviti’s AI/ML Global survey report, “22% of Asia-Pacific companies are at advanced stages of machine learning against just 7% in Europe and 11% in North America.”
Join us to see how the adoption of AI and machine learning are triggering productivity gains in practice and how to leverage it across your business.
2020’s pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to our global community. The effectiveness of responses in different countries has depended on rapid and appropriate action, tracking and tracing, and effective communication. The pandemic has shined a light on how important digital technology and communications are in supporting our efforts.
Our digital landscape has made the control of the pandemic more manageable. It has helped keep essential services moving, kept people employed, kept people fed, kept people engaged with the wider world. It has given people access to vital information and inspiration in a way previously unimaginable. However digital technology has also spread confusion, misinformation and anger, and in some places eroded trust in authority.
The lessons we learn, as businesses, economies and communities should stay with us long after the pandemic.
Innovation and entrepreneurial clusters have developed quickly in recent years in China. The country has become one of the most dynamic and exciting places in the world, with a strong reputation for innovation and technology, thanks to its fast prototyping industry, extensive partner networks and supportive government in innovation and investment. In this forum we will identify the challenges, opportunities and key success factors of innovation and investment in China and the world.
IoT is pervasive, and the deployment of 5G and AI has unlocked many new potential and opportunities to the industry. The future of IoT will appear in different scenarios from smart factories and vehicles, to a utility meter and remote healthcare. The Future of IoT will enable not only real time communication, but also wide area and low-powered communication that provide real-time insights into every asset, process and system. The opportunities are endless, but the solutions, especially at scale require a complex ecosystem of technologies and partnerships, for the incredible potential to be realised.
To continue to operate organisations have had to rapidly adapt to a dependence on remote working, cloud based infrastructure and network connectivity. The sudden and unprecedented shift caused by recent events, has put network and cloud security under scrutiny, as one of the foundations of the “new normal”.
In the context of a global pandemic, and resulting change in working behaviour and use of IT, risk levels are also changing and being tested. The sudden shift to remote working has increased the opportunity for malicious players in attacking IT infrastructure across the entire solution stack. Up time and service-levels have never been more important to business continuity in an uncertain time.