According to The Economist Intelligence Unit – the research and analysis division of The Economist Group, Singapore hits fop of the list of the countries, testing their fate for 5G technology and Veitnam comes at the bottom-most.
While specifying which country would win the 5g race in Asia and how, let’s discuss some recap:
What is 5g and what’s the difference between 4g and 5g
Fifth generation mobile telecoms technology,commonly known as 5G, differs from 4G on three main things:
Faster speeds, higher bandwidth, and lower latency rate (communication delay). Besides these, they differ in their architecture and flexibility of use – 5G is designed to connect many more types of devices than smartphones.
Why some are ahead while others are behind?
According to the data obtained after research carried out by the wing – differentiating factor between winners and losers of 5g race, appears to be a combination of technical and administrative reasons_ spectrum availability and government policy.
Asian markets that have launched a 5G network, the researchers found that support on behalf of government was crucial in network expansion and setting trials, particularly for industrial applications.
Amongst nine markets who had launched 5g networks, some had crossed the 50 per cent coverage milestone in terms of 5G coverage, as of March 2023.
Top five 5g giants in Asia
Research have shown that telecom regulator bodies in Japan, Taiwan, Australia and South Korea have encouraged the telecom market to boost network speeds, coverage spectrum and an increase in user cases for the industrial sector.
The Economist Intelligence Unit’s tally of 5G leaders across the region, with South Korea, China, Taiwan, Japan and Singapore comprising the top five, respectively.
The rankings were indexed upon a number of factors, including business climate, spectrum availability, network coverage range, speed, 5G trials report and efficacy of 5G policy.
Other end of the spectrum
At the other side of the coin, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Pakistan lag far behind, not even had implemented any 5G policy.
What about outliers
The Economist Intelligence Unit suggested that the remaining seven Asian countries who are yet to release 5G spectrum, national governments would have to focus on evacuation of all the key radio spectrum bands currently occupied by media or any defence agency.
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