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First virtual edition of ConnecTechAsia an enriching experience

ConnecTechAsia, Asia’s annual Infocomm Media and Technology event, concluded on October 2 after three days of insightful conference sessions and exhibitions on the latest solutions and trends empowering the digital economy.

More than 6,800 attendees participated in the first fully virtual iteration of the event that featured 200 conference sessions, 280 speakers and 323 exhibitors. ConnecTechAsia also expanded its content to include new shows, conferences, competitions and award ceremonies.

Spread across four main virtual exhibition halls and 12 international group pavilions, the 323 exhibiting companies showcased their latest innovations and solutions and connected with attendees through videos, online chat and presentations.

One of the highlights of the event, the inaugural CommunicAsia Awards, recognised innovations and achievements by service providers from across the globe. The virtual award ceremony was held on September 30 and featured winners in the following categories:

  • Best RAN Technology, won by Huawei Technologies with its Massive MIMO Enabling Superior 5G Experience.
  • Most Innovative 5G Trial in APAC,went to the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital of Thailand for its implementation of 5G to build a secure, reliable and smart 5G hospital in Thailand.
  • Telecom Service Innovation in Response to COVID-19, awarded to Robi Axiata for its Crisis Igniting Innovation Project.
  • Most Significant Contribution to Edge Computing, won by SK Telecom for its  multi-cloud 5G edge platform and services.

Ivan Ferrari, Event Director, Tech, Media & Entertainment Events, Informa Markets, who heads ConnecTechAsia, said: “Having successfully held the first virtual edition of one of the leading technology events in the region on such a scale and amid challenging times has been a humbling and enriching experience.

“This year, we even expanded our event with newly launched shows, conferences, awards and competitions.”

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