“It does not matter which markets will deploy the 5G test and it does not matter what speed test you have, what really matters is how far you will go to harness the capability of 5G and to benefit your future.”

Read more: Huawei’s vision for 5G is one of collaboration, not competition

The Telecommunications Standardization Bureau (TSB) of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) works on developing international telecom standards. It currently includes 11 study groups which are dedicated to developing standards which range from fiber optics, all the way to the application layer. Some of their study groups are technical in nature, while others are more regulatory in nature such as managing telephone numbers internationally, managing the secure use of IoT-powered devices on 5G networks, managing economic and policy issues, tariffs, international roaming and internet connectivity charges.

Read more: ITU’s Bilel Jamoussi discusses region-specific challenges faced by MENA region’s telcos

With Malaysia poised to be one of the next key players in the race towards 5G deployment in Southeast Asia, Telecom Review Asia Pacific sat down with TM ONE’s Chief Network Officer, Ir. Azizi Hadi to discuss the transformative plans for 5G in the region and the importance of working closely with customers to ensure a smooth and seamless transition into the next phase of the digital revolution.

Read more: CNO of TM: “5G is a journey and we all need it”