5G and IoT will be major platforms for industrial innovation. Asia's launch of 5G and its outsized presence in IoT development make it an epicenter of change.
- 5G rollout will begin at last. The finalization of standards and the resolution of spectrum access have laid the foundations for a 5G push in 2019 and 2020.
- Asia will retain and deepen its IoT leadership. Asia is a clear global leader on IoT, with China alone accounting for around half of global M2M cellular connections. Scale and a head start will ensure Asia retains this lead.
- Security issues and geopolitics are putting pressure on the global technology ecosystem. Recent decades have seen the emergence of a global market for technology, which has lowered costs and accelerated innovation. This could be threatened if vendors are excluded from supply chains.
Features and Benefits
- Forecasts Asia's progress over the next four years on 5G rollout.
- Identifies leading verticals for IoT in Asia over the next four years.
- Assesses the implications of recent moves to restrict Chinese vendor participation in the Australian 5G market.
Key questions answered
- What will 5G rollout look like in Asia?
- What are the prospects for telecommunications operators in the IoT market in Asia?
- What are the potential implications of Australia's decision to effectively ban Chinese vendors from 5G networks?
Table of contents
Recommendations for operators
Recommendations for vendors
5G hits the market
5G growth will be slower than LTE
Operator lessons from 4G
Infrastructure sharing back on the agenda
Spectrum is still needed
IoT market development
Asia's IoT opportunity
Vertical priorities in Asia
NB-IoT to play a strong role in Asia
Emerging cracks in the global technology ecosystem
Security concerns restrict vendor market access
Fragmentation of the global tech ecosystem?