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Finally, some good news about 5G, Who is winning the AI war & more | TechBurst Asia Newsletter Issue #2

The TechBurst Asia Newsletter from Charles Reed Anderson
Finally, some good news about 5G, Who is winning the AI war & more | TechBurst Asia Newsletter Issue #2
I made a schoolboy error by stating in Issue #1 that I would deliver this newsletter bi-weekly. It’s only been a week and there’s more than enough content for issue #2.
So, welcome to my weekly, sometimes bi-weekly, but definitely more frequently than monthly, newsletter.
Here’s what is ON TAP to feed your tech ecosystem & buzzword fix:

  • NEWS THAT CAUGHT MY EYE: Someone is delivering value from 5G (finally), the analyst’s views of Smart City opps & who is winning the race for AI


  • CHART OF THE WEEK: The randomness of Smart City market forecasts

  • CRA RANTS: There are TWO IoT markets - 🇨🇳 China & the rest of the world

  • THE LATEST TECHBURST ASIA PODCASTS: “🔥HOT OFF THE PRESS🔥” - my interview with PwC Malaysia’s Chief Digital Officer & TMT Practice Lead for SE Asia, Mike Graham

  • WHO THE HELL IS CRA? What I do & what the industry says about me
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Finally, it’s time for the news ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️

NEWS THAT CAUGHT MY EYE
Analyst Q&A: Smart cities – a world of possibilities
5G Success stories are rare, until you talk to KPN
US, China or Europe? Here's who is really winning the global race for AI
SoftBank's Son expects mass production of driverless cars in two years
GIVE ME DATA!
5G Outlook Series: Enabling Inclusive Long-term Opportunities
Measure productivity in manufacturing - ROI Calculator
The Green Future Index
The Age of Megacities
CHART OF THE WEEK
How large is the Smart City market opp? Depends on who you ask...
How large is the Smart City market opp? Depends on who you ask...
I used this chart in a recent presentation to the World Bank Group to explain why we need to be wary of Smart City Actuals (left) & Forecasts (right). The variances are staggering!
The question we need to ask ourselves is how can we expect these numbers be accurate when we don’t have a common taxonomy for which use cases & technologies should be included in a Smart City?
Regardless, the good news is that no matter how large or small you think the Smart City market will be in the future, there’s bound to be an analyst firm with a forecast to support your confirmation bias. 😉
CRA RANTS
There are TWO IoT Markets: China & the Rest of the World
There are TWO IoT Markets: China & the Rest of the World
I’m sick 🤮 of doing Zoom video keynotes so I tried a new format. Here’s my 10-min presentation from The Things Conference - the world’s largest LoRa event.
I break down the latest Low Power WAN / cellular IoT actuals & forecasts and discuss why I’m not worried about 🇨🇳China catching up to the West - I’m worried China’s going to leave us behind.
THE LATEST TECHBURST ASIA PODCASTS
What’s in store for Southeast Asia’s Tech & Telecoms Industries in 2021
5G is Dead, Long Live 5G!
Are Telcos Ready for 5G? And Do Customers Actually Want It?
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WHO THE HELL IS CRA?
CRA is one of Asia’s leading technology industry innovators and thought leaders. His in-depth knowledge of emerging technologies, combined with his understanding of the market demand, provides him with a unique ability to separate industry hype from reality
CRA's Bio
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That’s a wrap for this week. Stay safe!

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