High expectations for MWC17 were met as the event had in excess of 100,000 visitors for the first time. Whilst there was plenty of buzz, at PwC we were hard at work trying to separate hype from signs of long-term value for our clients. We hosted many of you from SE Asia this year – more than even before. Here are our 5 key take-aways from MWC17.
We launched the PwC Five trends for South East Asian telecoms in 2016, having established the concept originally for the India market in 2011, where the five trends is now approaching its 7th year and is an established annual statement. The five trends takes stock of the year and looks ahead to the next. To keep ourselves honest we look back every year at how we did with the current year’s prediction and our predictions for five key trends in telecoms in South East Asia in 2017.
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Enthusiasm, optimism and hope were spread among the Indonesian people when Joko Widodo (Jokowi) was inaugurated as Indonesia’s seventh president. Facing the realities of Indonesia’s complex national and regional politics, weak and bureaucratic institutions, and deeply rooted political patronage system led Jokowi to set up a long-term vision for the nation up to the year 2085
Our 5 key trends is a concise discussion of themes to look for in the telecoms industry in 2016. Intended to be short and thought-provoking, please review it and see if our expected trends match with your views and plans. Our industry experts will be happy to discuss the trends in more detail.
Those who make the annual pilgrimage to Mobile World Congress will be familiar with the anticlimax on departure from days of buzzing around the noisy halls of the Fira to return to the routine of office work. But this year the event that drew over 100,000 visitors replaced any feelings of sadness with an urgency around how much work is to be done to get the Internet of Things (IoT) to scale.