Viettel asked to stop “Internet for education” program

Sources from the Ministry of Information and Communications said that the Department of Telecommunication has told Viettel to stop the program to provide a fiber optic Internet connection for the education sector in the northern province of Ha Nam, called FTTH EDU. The agency said that the program violates the regulations on price management and promotion in the field of telecommunications. Reportedly, Viettel not only has to stop this program in Ha Nam, but also across the country, and to report on this issue to the Ministry.

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/110819/viettel-asked-to-stop–internet-for-education–program.html

Vietnam adjusts VNREDSat-1 satellite to avoid cosmic object

Ngo Duy Tan, deputy director of the Small Satellite Operation and Exploitation Center, has confirmed that the satellite was saved from a possible accident as the center successfully adjusted its orbit. According to Tan, JSpOC (Joint Space Operations Center), the US command and control weapon system sent information that a possible collision would occur at 8.26 pm Hanoi time on August 15 with the probability rate of 0.279 percent. The center also said that the object which the satellite might collide with was moving at a speed of 14,000 meter per second.

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/110733/vietnam-adjusts-vnredsat-1-satellite-to-avoid-cosmic-object.html

Cloud computing cable in Inner Mongolia deliberately severed

A section of optical fiber cable connecting Horinger county in Inner Mongolia and Beijing was deliberately cut, reports the state-run China News Service. China Telecom’s Hohhot branch has reconnected the cable and launched an investigation into the incident. The cable was being tested in preparation for the creation of the largest cloud computing information park in Asia, set to become one of China’s backbone networks. Around 300 km of the 700 km cable was installed in Inner Mongolia.

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140828000133&cid=1102

China Mobile, China Telecom Participate In Google’s Optical Cable Project

Google announced that carriers from various countries, including China Mobile, China Telecom, and France’s Global Transit, will jointly invest in a trans-Pacific high-speed Internet cable system named “Faster”. The total investment of this Faster project is estimated to be about USD300 million and participating companies include China Mobile, China Telecom, Global Transit, Google, Japan’s KDDI, and Singapore’s SingTel. This project is expected to be completed and put into operation before the second quarter of 2016.

http://www.chinatechnews.com/2014/08/14/20809-china-mobile-china-telecom-participate-in-googles-optical-cable-project

Google joins Asian telcos in trans-Pacific cable build

Google has joined Chinese, Japanese and Singaporean telcos in a project to build a new subsea cable between Japan and the United States West Coast. The A$325 million FASTER project involves a six fibre-pair cable which will enter service in the second quarter of 2016. Initial design capacity for FASTER is 100 wavelengths at 100 gigabits per second each – with six fibre-pairs, the cable will have a total capacity of 60 terabits per second. That capacity makes FASTER the largest design-capacity cable across the Pacific.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/390917,google-joins-asian-telcos-in-trans-pacific-cable-build.aspx

India’s switch and router market up 7.24 per cent at $226 million

NEW DELHI: The ethernet switch and router market in India grew 7.24 per cent to over $ 226.4 million in the first quarter, indicating stronger demand ahead after seasonal lows and a slowdown, research firm IDC today said.  According to IDC, the ethernet switch, router and wireless LAN market (all combined) stood at about $ 226.4 million in Q1, 2014 compared to $ 211.1 million in Q1, 2013. It was at $ 177.7 million in the last quarter of 2013.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/indias-switch-and-router-market-up-7-24-per-cent-at-226-million-idc/articleshow/39894329.cms

High definition calls and high speed Internet now come to Myanmar

The Information Age will finally come to Myanmar as 68 of its cities and towns acquire access to high definition calls and high speed Internet access starting August 15. A press statement by Ooredo Myanmar quoted their mobile telecoms operator firm as saying that the launch of this service marks the very first time such services will be available to people in the country.

http://mis-asia.com/resource/networking/high-definition-calls-and-high-speed-internet-now-come-to-myanmar/

Research and Markets: Southeast Asia Fiber Optic Test Equipment Market Report 2014

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Southeast Asia Fiber Optic Test Equipment Market” report to their offering. This research discusses the fiber optic test equipment market in Southeast Asia. The market is currently at a growth stage. Government directives to increase national broadband applications are among of the main drivers of this market. The research provides a forecast and analysis of the key fiber optic product segments, end-user verticals, countries, and applications that will be driving the growth of the market.

http://www.sys-con.com/node/3138755

NewSat stops satellite build during financing talks #cloud #cloudcomputing

Listed satellite company NewSat has been asked by the Australian Stock Exchange to explain a sudden drop in the company’s share price, following reports of a series of recent financial setbacks. The company was asked last Thursday to reveal any material information that could explain why its share price had fallen from $0.26 to $0.19 on July 30. Company secretary Michael Hewins on Friday [pdf] attributed the share price drop to a Eureka Report story that contained “negative commentary on the company, its corporate governance, capital structure and earnings expectations” – commentary the company “disagrees with”.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/390597,newsat-stops-satellite-build-during-financing-talks.aspx

Da Nang launches city-wide public Wi-Fi for all

According to Pham Kim Son, Director of the municipal Department of Information and Communication, the Wi-Fi service will be provided for free at least until the end of 2016 and then the city will charge the users who want to improve their internet line quality. With about 330 base transceiver stations, Wi-Fi access points have been installed on lighting poles in inner city and public buildings in key locations across the city including universities, tourist sites, apartments and 29 state departments and agencies.

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/108823/da-nang-launches-city-wide-public-wi-fi-for-all.html

Ericsson bags long-term NBN satellite work

Telecommunications giant Ericsson will manage the ground systems of NBN Co’s upcoming long-term satellite service under a new bundle of work worth over $300 million, added to its 10-year, $1.1 billion contract with the national network builder. Ericsson had already won a contract to build and manage the fixed wireless component of the NBN’s rural and regional deployment in mid-2011.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/390463,ericsson-bags-long-term-nbn-satellite-work.aspx

KVH Co. Ltd. Advances New Private Cloud Service With Network Virtualization Technology From Midokura

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — (Marketwired) — 07/29/14 — Midokura , a global company focused on network virtualization, today announced that KVH Co. Ltd.  of Japan, Asia’s leading information delivery platform provider, has selected Midokura’s MidoNet  network virtualization technology to use for its new private cloud offering, Private Cloud Type-S. Now, KVH has the ability to easily add virtual network services, such as virtual load balancers and virtual firewalls, to its private cloud solutions.

http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2014/07/29/kvh-co-ltd-advances-new-private-cloud-service-network-virtualization-technology-midokura

Vung Tau – Hong Kong Internet connection resumed

The Asia America Gateway has announced to complete the repair of the Vung Tau – Hong Kong Internet cable at 12pm on Sunday, July 27. Internet connection from Vietnam to the world via the AAG cable, therefore, was fully restored from 12.15pm the same day, after 12 days of interruption and three days earlier than expected. The repair started on July 26 and it was scheduled to complete on July 30. The submerged cable was broken on July 15 off Vung Tau’s coast, causing widespread disruption in supplying telecommunications services throughout the region, including Vietnam.

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/108459/vung-tau—hong-kong-internet-connection-resumed.html

Internet connection expected to remain slow until end of July

VietNamNet Bridge – A special vessel has entered Vietnam’s territorial waters to fix the broken AAG cable segment from July 26 to July 30, according to the Asia-America Gateway (AAG) sea cable management centre. The repair will be carried out from 3am on July 26 to July 30 in order to resume normal operations of the Vung Tau-Hong Kong internet cable. Vietnamese internet service customers began experiencing disruptions and slower speeds on the evening of July 15 caused by a severed submerged internet cable just off Vung Tau’s coast.

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/108065/internet-connection-expected-to-remain-slow-until-end-of-july.html

China’s mobile internet users now outnumber its PC internet users

China now has 632 million internet users, according to the latest report from the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC). These numbers for June 2014 reveal internet penetration in the country is still shy of the halfway mark at 46.9 percent. Mobile internet users continued to surge to 527 million from 460 million six months ago. 83.4 percent of netizens access the web via mobile device, which for the first time ever has surpassed those who access the web via PC at 80.9 percent.

http://www.techinasia.com/chinas-mobile-internet-users-outnumber-pc-internet-users/

NBN Co offers new satellite service for remote users

NBN Co will provide a new satellite broadband service to up to 9000 premises in remote areas of mainland Australia to reach customers not covered by the over-subscribed Interim Satellite Service (ISS). The new NBN Co Satellite Support Scheme (NSS) will not be provided by the government-funded company. Instead, NBN Co has appointed IPStar to act as a wholesaler for regional internet providers. IPStar also provides satellites for the ISS. Reachnet and Active8me are participating in the NSS trial, with others expected to come onboard later, NBN Co said.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/390149,nbn-co-offers-new-satellite-service-for-remote-users.aspx

Damaged undersea internet cable disrupts service

Vietnamese internet service customers began experiencing disruptions and slower speeds on the evening of July 15 caused by a severed submerged internet cable just off Vung Tau’s coast. VHost Company on July 15 quoted the Asia-America Gateway (AAG) sea cable management centre as saying that the incident has caused widespread disruption in supplying telecommunications services throughout the region, including Vietnam.

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/107569/damaged-undersea-internet-cable-disrupts-service.html

NEC opens new “Satellite Integration Centre” in Tokyo

Setting on an ambitious space business, Japan’s NEC Corporation has opened a new facility for the assembly, integration and testing of satellites at its existing plant in Fuchu City, a suburb of Tokyo, the technology company announced on 14 July. The new “Satellite Integration Centre” adds to NEC’s Fuchu plant’s existing operations, and enables NEC to assemble as many as eight satellites in parallel, the company said in a statement.

http://mis-asia.com/tech/industries/nec-opens-new-satellite-integration-centre-in-tokyo/

Murata Joins the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance

Murata, a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of electronic components and solutions is the latest member to join the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance. Murata joins a host of international companies, such as MediaTek, NICT, Google, Microsoft and Facebook, as the Alliance works to promote regulatory policies which will pave the way for innovative new wireless technologies, addressing growing wireless data challenges and bridging the digital divide.

http://www.sys-con.com/node/3120059

SubPartners picks NextDC as landing point for APX cables

Submarine cable builder SubPartners will land its APX-West and APX-Central cables in NextDC’s Perth P1 data centre, the company revealed today. The 5300km APX-Central cable will connect Perth and Sydney from the third quarter of 2016, with additional spurs planned for Adelaide, Melbourne and Hobart.  The 4700km APX-West will connect Perth to Changi North in Singapore with planned branches to Jakarta, Indonesia and Christmas Island.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/389438,subpartners-picks-nextdc-as-landing-point-for-apx-cables.aspx