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With the rapid growth of LPWA technologies, the rise of 5G, and innovative spectrum policy such as CBRS, the fields of 5G and the IoT have never been as exciting.


  • Businesses in Asia-Pacific expect 5G to have a transformative impact on their business, IoT, and the way they engage with customers.
  • Customer experience and operations excellence are the top two objectives for 5G transformation.
  • Carriers are the preferred partner for connectivity only, but even then, 40% of businesses would look elsewhere.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes the investment priorities and attitudes of businesses in Asia-Pacific to 5G and the IoT.
  • Learn where Asia-Pacific businesses' priorities match service providers' 5G plans – and where they don't

Key questions answered

  • How enthusiastic are Asia-Pacific businesses about 5G?
  • What use cases will drive enterprise investment in 5G and IoT?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for service providers
  • Recommendations for vendors

Businesses in Asia-Pacific expect 5G to have a transformative impact

  • Buzz, excitement, and sky-high expectations
  • Enthusiasm backed up with action
  • IoT comes before 5G as such

Enterprises' top 5G priorities aren't necessarily their top priorities

  • The customer is king…some of the time
  • How well does 5G fit with our respondents' priorities?

Ways out of the confusion: who do businesses trust?

  • Filling the advice gap


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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