The CommunicAsia Summit 2022 has just concluded, after three days of discussions, forums and presentations on a wide range of topics related to the ICT industry in the Asia-Pacific region. Asia Tech x Singapore (ATxSG) flagship event was held virtually for the past two yearsand for the first time since the pandemic, brands and global industry leaders came together to present and discuss key and emerging technologies.
Held at Expo Singapore from June 1-3, 2022, CommunicAsia 2022 brought together Communications Service Providers (CSPs), market disruptors, technology vendors, system integrators, cloud providers, regulators , industry analysts, associations, foundations and companies, among others .
The first major in-person event in the region this year kicked off on a high note, featuring a large expo packed with major technology events and announcements. Some of the big brands that were part of the exhibit included Chinese tech giant Huawei, Singaporean IT services company NCS Pte Ltd, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and even Zoom Video Communication Inc.
Interestingly, CommunicAsia has once again proven to be the largest gathering place in Asia for various global satellite communications companies. Among those present at the exhibition were ABS Global Ltd, APT Satellite, AsiaSat, Measat, China Satellite Communication and many others. Among the main topics discussed were the future of satellite and cloud and how players can harness the power of Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) constellations.
Also, as expected, the conference sessions were dominated by 5G-related topics. On the first day, various conferences and fireside chats brought together representatives from industry, academia and research who had shared their ideas and discussed the advances of 5G as well as the challenges faced in the deployment of 5G. 5G.
Most of the second day was dedicated to experts from Huawei, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft and even Singtel sharing their best approaches and insights on 5G monetization in enterprise and consumer markets. Also present on day two was former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Tony Blair, who aptly explained how government and administration can support global change through technology.
On the final day, experts discussed how enterprises can prepare network infrastructure for next steps and the post-pandemic era. In addition to addressing vulnerabilities in 5G networks amid an era of heightened cyberattacks, panel discussions were also dedicated to the merging of mobile and space systems.
Here is an overview of the important announcements made during the three-day conference.
South Korea’s only satellite service company showcases its competitive services
KT SAT, South Korea’s only satellite services company with its own satellites, took the opportunity to showcase a handful of its competitive services, including maritime connectivity, space data, as well as its teleport service which has its growing demand as the number of satellites launched is increasing in this “new space age”.
In the space data segment in particular, KT SAT said it sees an opportunity for growth as the market size is expected to be valued at US$16.7 billion by 2026. KT SAT even shared its partnership with the American Maxar Technologies, a global company specializing in satellite imagery and analysis, and their expansion plans in Asia.
In addition to this, KT SAT in a press release said it has introduced its teleports, including Singapore Teleport which is newly built, Cheon-an Teleport for Non-Geostationary Satellite Orbit (NGSCO) and Kumsan Teleport.
Appnext’s Application Discovery Solutions Tailored to Mobile Carriers
The independent on-device and in-app mobile discovery platform seized the opportunity at this year’s CommunicAsia to showcase its suite of mobile operator-friendly app discovery solutions. Fundamentally, the solutions would enable device-level app recommendations to blend into a user’s everyday mobile journey, facilitating a personalized experience from the first device personalization and through various locations at relevant times.
CEO Elad Natanson said, “At Appnext, our innovation is powering future mobile experiences in this rapidly changing world, enabling operators to stay engaged with their subscribers. Our end-to-end discovery solution capabilities ensure that our customers provide their end users with superior and seamless experiences that are local, contextual and delivered at the right time.
Simply put, the device-level discovery product suite enables mobile operators to create, deliver and monetize new services and deliver a more impactful, personalized and current experience to their customers.
Morai Automotive Simulation Platform Introduces AV Simulator
Morai, which provides autonomous vehicle developers with automotive simulation tools to verify the safety and reliability of self-driving systems, introduced its MORAI SIM Drive, a “realistic autonomous vehicle driving simulator”, as its website says. The virtual test solution can validate autonomous vehicles and provide simulation environments, sensors and vehicle models identical to the real world.
Simply put, with an HD card and a high performance 3D graphics engine (Unity), the MORAI SIM Drive automates the construction of virtual environments and provides a realistic representation of the network. The company, which has a presence in the United States, also plans to expand its global presence by also establishing offices in Germany and Singapore.
Some of MORAI’s major customers include Hyundai Mobis, Hyundai AutoEver, Naver Labs and 42dot and research institutes like KAIST and the Korea Transportation Safety Authority. It even has partnerships with various global players such as NVIDIA, Ansys, and dSPACE.