The Connectivity Revolution: A Vision for 5G

Asia Summit 2019

The Connectivity Revolution: A Vision for 5G




We are on the cusp of the next generation of mobile internet connectivity, promising a faster and more connected world. The Asia-Pacific region is on track to become the world's largest 5G region by 2025, reaching over 675 million connections. Commercial rollouts have already begun and there are high expectations for the technology to radically transform industries, disrupt consumer behavior, and usher in a new wave of innovation. How will Asia's economies, most of which have only recently adopted 4G, support the investment and capital spending required to upgrade its information technology infrastructure? What implications exist amid the ongoing battle for dominance between the US and China? How can governments, regulators, and industry collaborate to ensure that everyone can benefit from the next-generation of connectivity and digital services, while ensuring national security?

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Zen Soo

Senior Technology Reporter, South China Morning Post



Guy Diedrich

Global Innovation Officer, Country Digital Acceleration, Cisco Systems


Sandeep Girotra

Global Head of Strategic Sales Transformation, Nokia


Guru Gowrappan

CEO, Verizon Media Group


Paul Michael Scanlan

Chief Technology Officer, Carrier Business Group, Huawei Technologies Ltd.

Published September 29, 2019