At Digital Transformation Asia in Kuala Lumpur this month, Alvise Carlon, Ericsson’s Head of Digital Services for South East Asia, Oceania and India, took to the stage for his keynote speech to vindicate the 5G hype with consumer research.
“Through our ConsumerLab, we conducted [35,000] interviews in 22 different countries [representative of] 1 billion subscriptions. I can tell you, there is a big excitement around 5G, The expectation is not only to have an enhanced mobile broadband, they want to see new services enabled by 5G technology.”
He also presented use cases the company had been working on including its automotive endeavors with Vodafone, a smart manufacturing factory in Texas, it’s 5G enabled harbor operations alongside China Unicom in Qingdao China, and even smart ventilation in mines.
He added: “All in all 5G is not just about technology. The telco operator, in order to capture the value of 5G, needs to build new capabilities starting from the business capability to attract the industry, to attract enterprise, to attract the application developers.
“Operational capabilities [are also extremely important] in order to manage [5G] complexity with a very low total cost of ownership, and manage the quality of service expected by the industry and the consumer.”
Watch the video below for Carlon’s keynote speech in full.
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