Southeast Asia to break the monopoly of China n network market

TAIPEI: South Asian countries are dependent on China for their networks, now they are improving their 4G and 5G networks in order to break the monopoly of China.

The trade war between the United States and China has inspired the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam to expand their ambitions and modernize their industries, while attracting investment flowing out of China and Hong Kong, according to DigiTimes Research.

Even though the quality of 4G networks in those countries needs upgrading, they are already implementing 5G on a limited scale.

As the Philippines and Thailand generally pursued technology policies friendly to China, Huawei Technologies has not faced the same obstacles as in other countries, according to DigiTimes. In contrast, Vietnam excluded the Chinese company, while the body in charge of Malaysia’s 5G procurement decisions selected Ericsson.