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ASEAN becomes the world’s third largest Internet ‘base’

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, ASEAN has added 60 million digital users, bringing the total in the region to 400 million.

Huawei APAC Digital Innovation Conference 2022. Photo: Tuan Hung

Huawei APAC Digital Innovation Conference 2022. Photo: Tuan Hung

Speaking at the Huawei APAC Digital Innovation Conference 2022, Mr. Satvinder Singh, Deputy Secretary General of the ASEAN Economic Community, said that the pandemic has caused digital transformation in the region to develop rapidly and reach the number of digital users. number three in the world. “ASEAN’s digital revenue is expected to reach $363 billion by 2025. Digital transformation requires stronger coordinated actions from multiple stakeholders, including the private sector,” he said. .

Supporting Mr. Satvinder Singh’s point of view, Ms. Ajarin Pattanapanchai, Permanent Secretary of the Thai Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, said that approaching the potential use of digital and information technology is a top priority. in the post-Covid economic recovery. Meanwhile, Mr. Mustafa Jabbar, Minister of Posts and Telecommunications Bangladesh cited as an example his country’s success in increasing the coverage of mobile broadband which has increased from 0% to 98.5% thanks to the effectiveness of the war. Bangladesh digitization strategy proposed in 2008.

Along with ASEAN, the Asia-Pacific region (APAC) in general is also said to have the fastest digital transformation growth rate in the world. “APAC is one of the most culturally and economically vibrant regions in the world,” said Ken Hu, Huawei’s Rotating President, in his opening remarks. “The APAC region, which has long played a pivotal role in the global economy, is now equally responsible for digital innovation.”

The head of Huawei said that many APAC countries have focused on applying digital transformation strategies to the national policy level and are actively pursuing green development orientation. Mr. Ken Hu also said that in 2022, Huawei has begun to increase innovation in the region when developing digital infrastructure, low carbon and digital integration.

According to figures shared by Mr. Simon Lin, President of Huawei’s APAC region, to date, the company has provided connectivity to more than 90 million households and one billion mobile users in APAC. This makes Huawei’s infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market share ranked 4th in emerging APAC markets. The company is also integrating electronic and digital technologies into energy digitization.

The display area of ​​smart solar power solutions for the home.  Photo: Tuan Hung

The display area of ​​smart solar power solutions for the home. Image: Tuan Hung

Experts discussing at the event said that for strong and sustainable digital development, the Asia-Pacific region needs to formulate effective high-level strategies, favorable industrial policies, and development. wide range of digital applications and digital ecosystems.

The Huawei APAC 2022 Digital Innovation Conference, co-organized by Huawei and the ASEAN Foundation, will take place from May 19-21. The event brings together more than 1,500 government officials, experts, researchers, partners and analysts from more than 10 countries in the Asia-Pacific region (APAC). Featured topics include a series of ongoing advancements in the field of information and communication technology, accelerating digital transformation across industries, as well as green and low-carbon development.

The event has four main seminar sessions focusing on new innovations in digital infrastructure including Smart Campus Solutions (Intelligent Campus), Full Data Center, Digital and Cloud.

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