Mobile data usage compound growth rate in Asia Pacific to grow more than 80%

KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 (PNA/Bernama) — The mobile data usage compound growth rate in the Asia Pacific is expected to grow to more than 80 percent with Long-Term Evolution (LTE) technology from an average of 32 percent for the last five years.

Of this, smartphone provider Nokia sees operators in Malaysia, driving tremendous mobile data growth through the LTE.

“Malaysia is a country with a mixed radio environment. With operators running 3G, High-Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) and LTE, Nokia’s flexible solutions will allow telcos to cater to the whole spectrum,” it said in a statement released on Tuesday.

“It is also not uncommon for Malaysian operators to share their network and consolidate operations, either through partnerships or acquisitions,” it added.

For example, it said, the recent purchase of P1 by Telekom Malaysia provides opportunities for telcos to look into at least three or four technology areas in the country.

“These flexible solutions lets operators make full use of the spectrum in a mixed radio environment,” it added.

For network efficiency, Nokia said telcos are also paying attention to the latest cloud innovations with the recent telco cloud solution providing more flexibility in the delivery of services and in exploring new business models.

“These are aspects that Malaysian telcos are currently evaluating, and will be a reality in the next two years.

“Data from these cognitive networks will also allow operators to deliver a more customized user experience and is a way, differentiate their offerings from the others,” it added. (PNA/Bernama)