This presentation was given at a Nokia event held in Singapore. We discuss the major networking technology trends in Asia Pacific with a view towards the future explosion of the Internet of Things and its impact on Communications Service Provider (CSP) networks. We discuss mobile network data growth in both developed and emerging markets and compare the difference in timelines for migration to 4G LTE.. We then discuss how prep-paid and post-paid smartphone plans are evolving and how most markets in AP are experiencing annual data usage growth of over 50% and some are as high as 70%. The rapid and unabated growth shows just how deep mobile services have become integrated into people's work and personal daily lives and that is not going to change anytime soon. As a result CSPs will need to continue to upgrade and re-architect their Core and Edge networks as well as their data centers in order to be able to scale the consumer demand and at the same time to prepare for the fast approaching future of Internet of Things (IoT). In particular we discuss the future role of NFV (Network Function Virtualization) and SDN (Software Defined Networking) in both mobile consumer networks as well as in corporate fixed line data services as CSPs prepare to transform their networks in to programmable, reconfigurable and agile networks by utilizing NFV and SDN technologies. Lastly we discuss our forecast for IoT in Asia Pacifc ex Japan and present one view of how to look at the ecosystem from the CSP's perspective of offering bandwidth and quality of service connectivity to enterprises as they roll out IoT across a broad set of verticals.