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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