Thanks to strong digital infrastructure like high-speed broadband and cloud, people and businesses in economies with greater digital readiness have been able to transition faster to the new normal. Even before COVID-19, economies that were investing in digital infrastructure enjoyed faster GDP growth. And now more than ever, information and communications technology (ICT) is the key to kickstarting recovery and surpassing pre-pandemic productivity levels.

Achieving these goals requires a range of digital capabilities. These include making remote learning as effective or more effective than classroom learning by using 5G-powered AR and VR, leveraging AI and IoT to boost the productivity of workers, adopting AI and robotics to enhance healthcare services, and deploying 5G networks and edge computing to provide a more immersive experience for community interaction and entertainment.

In this stars Webinar, we talk with Huawei’s Andrew WILLIAMSON about the state of play in the global race for connectivity and the role of ICT and technologies like 5G as the backbone of the digital economy.

To watch the recording of the webinar, please click here.