- The domestic competitions across ASEAN are heating up as providers are moving from network deployment to the solution development stage.
- Leading providers are starting to commercialize their edge computing services and gain a first-mover advantage.
The enterprise 5G market in ASEAN is moving from network deployment to the solution development stage, led by early adopters such as the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Most telcos in these countries such as Globe, PLDT, M1, Singtel, Starhub, and AIS have enabled 5G standalone (SA) networks to support a wider range of enterprises applications through edge integration, lower latency, and network slicing. The competition at the country level is also heating up, as providers are beginning to commercialize the solutions they have been developing through industry collaborations. This includes Singtel’s edge computing and AIS’ 5G smart manufacturing solutions. Service providers are also expanding their collaboration initiatives with enterprises from across verticals and are expected to launch more applications in the market in the near term. AIS and Globe are Singtel’s associates; hence, the three providers could also gain an advantage in 5G solution development in their respective markets through knowledge and partner sharing. Continue reading “ASEAN 5G Q3 2021 Roundup: Competition Heats Up”