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Panel: Asia Pacific: the mobile industry steps up to COVID-19

Tuesday, 21 July – 9:00amBST – Register here 

Across Asia Pacific, the mobile industry stepped up to the Covid-19 challenge, highlighting the need for a robust digital ecosystem. The pandemic has had a significant impact on the regional economy as well as on the digital ecosystem.

One area affected is 5G, which is at a crucial early stage and at the cusp of scaling across region. With Covid-19 impacting both deployments and uptake, we forecast a 20% drop in 5G connections in 2020 compared to previous expectations.

Meanwhile, 60% of the region’s population are currently without access to the mobile internet, and the pandemic has highlighted how detrimental the digital divide is, particularly in times of crisis. With 700 million new mobile internet users expected by 2025, cooperation between the mobile industry and policy makers will prove crucial in ensuring digital resilience and reliable connectivity in the long term.

Join 5G pioneers, key stakeholders and industry experts for a panel session on July 21st as they discuss findings from the Mobile Economy Asia Pacific 2020 report and outline their views on the state of mobile connectivity and key trends in the region.

Our speakers:

  • Peter Kaliaropoulos, CEO, Starhub
  • Mahtab Uddin Ahmed, CEO, Robi Axiata Ltd.
  • Sachin Gupta, Partner, Investment Banking, Delta Partners
  • Julian Gorman, Head of Asia Pacific, GSMA
  • Jan Stryjak, Senior Manager, Mobile Operators & Networks Research, GSMA Intelligence

Moderated by Jeanette Whyte, Head of Public Policy, APAC, Government and Regulatory Affairs, GSMA

Tuesday, 21 July – 9:00amBST – Register here 


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