What you NEED TO KNOW about 5G

08 Mar 2021

Confused by all the NOISE around 5G and want to know what’s REAL and what’s HYPE? I’ve got you covered with this “5G Podcast Primer”.

We hear a lot about how 5G will transform the way we work, live and play, but the question is, will 5G live up to the expectations?

To help answer this question, I recorded five TechBurst Asia podcasts over the past two months with global industry experts covering all aspects of 5G, including:

  • 5G Basics: why is 5G different from previous networks, what 5G can deliver today versus what it will deliver in the future, and the critical success factors for building a successful 5G business
  • 5G Current State Analysis: which countries are leading & lagging with regards to network deployments, 5G data monetisation, and consumer & enterprise 5G adoption
  • 5G Financials: funding models for 5G network deployments, data pricing options, and enterprise solution monetisation opps
  • 5G Solutions: which industries & use cases will drive the enterprise market opp, how to source innovation, and the importance of providing an end-to-end solution
  • 5G’s Emerging Trends: network infrastructure sharing, Private 5G, and OpenRAN

If you need to get up to speed with what’s really going on with 5G, these podcasts are a great place to start.

Links to each podcast are below along with a summary of the guest’s credentials & a summary of the topics covered.

You can subscribe to the TechBurst Asia podcast on your favourite podcast platform, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Libsyn and more.

How to Digitise One of the Worlds’ Largest Conglomerates

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Michael Gryseels – Singapore / Bangkok

Topics Covered:

  • The status of 5G in Thailand & why it leads SE Asia in 5G deployments
  • The 5G use cases True Digital has prioritised & which industry verticals create to near term opps
  • The role Private 5G will play in Thailand & the industries (e.g. manufacturing, farming) that will lead the adoption
  • The Critical Success Factors for operators to be capitalise on the 5G market opp

Making Sense…and Cents…out of the 5G market opportunity

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Ferry Grijpink – Amsterdam

Topics Covered:

  • Funding 5G network infrastructure – standalone vs. network sharing
  • How to monetise consumer & enterprise 5G solutions via new solutions or services (e.g. tiered pricing)
  • The industries / use cases McKinsey believes will drive enterprise 5G adoption
  • Will OpenRAN be a game changer & how will the Private 5G market evolve?

What’s in store for SE Asia’s Tech & Telecoms Industries in 2021

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Mike Graham – Kuala Lumpur

  • Partner – PwC; TMT Lead for PwC’s SE Asia Consulting Practice; Chief Digital Officer – PwC Malaysia

Topics Covered:

  • How 5G in SE Asia will evolve in 2021
  • Why SE Asia telcos lag behind with regards to innovation
  • The operators considered “best practice” for deploying digital solutions
  • Views on OpenRAN & Rakuten Mobile‘s 5G network deployment

5G is Dead, Long Live 5G

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Danial Mausoof – Abu Dhabi

  • Global Sales Head, Enterprise Services – Nokia; Danial’s new role is the Head of Mobile Network Sales for Middle East & Africa

Topics Covered:

  • Why 5G is different from previous network technologies (3G, 4G)
  • The 5G Market Opp – the money IS NOT in the connectivity
  • 5G’s impact on Smart Cities
  • If I am a tech decision maker – why should I give a damn about 5G?

Are Telcos Ready for 5G? And Do Customers Actually Want It?

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Chris Lewis – London

Topics Covered:

  • Can telcos make the transition from connectivity provider to digital solution provider?
  • Funding 5g network infrastructure – should there be more network sharing?
  • Do customers actually want 5G?

The TechBurst Asia podcast is available on your favourite podcast platform, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Libsyn and more.

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