Huawei Vouches for Asia Pacific Digital Transformation, Looks to Define 5.5G (Jakarta Globe)

Chinese tech behemoth Huawei seeks to expedite digital transformation in the Asia Pacific, a key region with huge growth potential, as the company moves to define the next 5.5G standard that would expand the current industry standard to enable connection for more smart devices. 

According to Huawei’s rotating chairman Eric Xu, Asia Pacific is still relatively falling behind in digital transformation except for very few countries.

“But the pandemic has allowed all governments, businesses, and consumers to see the value of digitalization clearly. […] It is our vision to bring digital to every person, home, and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world,” Xu told the 18th Global Analyst Summit on Monday.

According to a GSM Association report published last November, many countries in the region — besides Japan, Australia, Singapore, and South Korea — were still transitioning to digital societies. The digital societies all have a high level of connectivity, availability and widespread usage of digital identity, availability of digital government services, use of digital lifestyle beyond telecommunication, and lastly, digital commerce, the report said. 

For example, Indonesia was among countries like India, Vietnam, Thailand, and Malaysia still transitioning to digital societies, GSM Association said in the report. The report showed Indonesia’s digital society index was at 51, compared to the top performer South Korea. Still, the Southeast Asia largest economy’s index improved from 49 in 2016, the report showed.

In fact, all the counties in the Asia Pacific were improving toward digital society over the period, the GSM Association report showed, suggesting technologies like 5G, artificial intelligence, and the internet of things would flourish in the coming years. 

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Jakarta Globe

13 April 2021

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