Something unusual happened in #Thailand last week.

Hundreds of Telecom Pros from all over Thailand and around the region attended Telecoms World Asia 2019.

Subject Matter Experts presented on a broad range of telecoms technology topics.

The attendees discussed these topics seriously, during the sessions, at the breaks, and in the pre and post-event networking gatherings.

I’d like to hear from Thai attendees of the event, to answer these or related questions:

✅What was your favorite presentation?

✅After hearing the presentations, will you change any of your plans?

✅What changes or new technologies are you expecting to see here in Thailand in the next little while?

✅Did you get any ideas for how to prepare your network for these new technologies?

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Holy cow! Telecoms World Asia 2019 in Bangkok.

I found it an excellent conference with a highly engaged audience.

Here is a sample of just a few of the presenters.

In the 5G track, Ian Watson’s talked about Cellcard (CamGSM Co. Ltd.) They’ll launch 5GT later this year.

Julian Gorman updated us on the view from GSMA. Did you know GSMA reckons in 2026 only 15% of subscribers worldwide will be 5G?

Ian Fogg shared what Opensignal has been learning. He included a fascinating chart showing typical MBB download speed vs. time of day.

Francisco “Cocoy” Claravall of Globe Telecom showed how operators can incrementally approach 5G-caliber benefits while avoiding 5G caliber capex.

It was also my pleasure to refresh some old acquaintances and make a whole herd of new ones: Peter Kuciak, Steve Shea, AVM.Thanapant Raicharoen, Ph.D., Kolman Wong, Anuradha (Anu) Udunuwara, BSc Eng, SMIEEE, Gehan Lokunarangoda, Bob Fox, Ron Isom, Satoshi Nagata, and others.

My biggest revelation was from the GSMA about the small 5G uptake in 2025.

What was your biggest takeaway?

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Attending PTC19 on Oahu, I met with Terry Daniels of Range Global Services, LLC

Terry shared his view of the market for #satellite services and his advice for advancing one’s #career.

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