Huawei Rated as Top SDN and NFV Supplier for the Second Consecutive Year in Survey Conducted by Current Analysis

SHENZHEN, China, Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Huawei today announced that it has been rated as a top supplier for Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solutions for the second consecutive year by leading telecoms operators, according to a 2014 survey conducted by analyst firm Current Analysis.

http://theindependent.sg/blog/2014/12/19/huawei-rated-as-top-sdn-and-nfv-supplier-for-the-second-consecutive-year-in-survey-conducted-by-current-analysis/

Telstra eyes undersea cable company Pacnet

Telstra has confirmed it is in talks to buy the company that owns the world’s largest private submarine cable network, Pacnet. If successful, Telstra would take control of some 46,000 kms of undersea cable stretching between Asia and the United States. Telstra company secretary Damien Coleman confirmed the discussions in a statement on Wednesday, but said there was “no certainty” a transaction will take place.

http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/cloud/telstra-eyes-undersea-cable-company-pacnet-20141217-129jvr.html

Telcos to go ahead with delayed Tasman Sea cable

Telstra, Spark and Vodafone today reaffirmed their intention to build the Tasman Global Access (TGA) Cable for US$70 million (A$86 million), albeit with several changes to the original business plan. Spanning 2300 kilometres, the cable will land at Oxford Falls in Sydney and Raglan in the Waikato in New Zealand where it will connect to Vodafone’s existing Acqua Link infrastructure, and have a starting design capacity of 20 terabit per second.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/398942,telcos-to-go-ahead-with-delayed-tasman-sea-cable.aspx

Government plans to roll out WiFi in top 25 cities by June 2015

NEW DELHI: Government is looking for a speedy roll out of wifi services at select public places in top 25 cities with population of over 10 lakh by June 2015.  “Government has plans to empanel 3-4 wifi service provider for speedy roll out of wifi hotspots across top 25 cities in the country by June 2015. The services will be available at select public places within these cities,” according to an official source.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/government-plans-to-roll-out-wifi-in-top-25-cities-by-june-2015/articleshow/45532970.cms

Hockey mulls selling off Canberra’s secure fibre network

The Government will investigate the feasibility of selling off Canberra’s secure public sector communications network to a third party provider, in an effort to reduce the operating costs of the federal government. The Intra-Government Communications Network (ICON) is the secure fibre network connecting 400 government buildings and 80 agencies throughout Canberra. It began operations in 1991 as a private communications link between Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade sites, and has since expanded to 150,000km of fibre across the nation’s capital.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/398821,hockey-mulls-selling-off-canberras-secure-fibre-network.aspx

Vietnamese-made tech products sell overseas, but not in Vietnam

“Our products always receive compliments from foreign clients, from Australia to North America. However, they are not welcomed in the home market,” said Nguyen Trung Kien, director of the technology product development management board, which belongs to VNPT Technology at a workshop held on December 4 in HCM City. VNPT Technology is known for its hardware products bearing Vietnamese brands, such as SmartBox, Modem ADSL and Vivas Lotus, a smartphone model.

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/118690/vietnamese-made-tech-products-sell-overseas–but-not-in-vietnam.html

Huawei calls for industry collaboration for broadband innovation

Chinese ICT solutions provider Huawei showcased its vision of “Building a Better Connected World” at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecom World 2014 in Doha, Qatar held on December 7-10, 2014. During the event, the company outlined a more convenient and smarter lifestyle featuring futuristic 5G connectivity technologies, ubiquitous broadband connectivity,   and connected smart cities and smart homes, the Chinese ICT giant said in a statement.

http://mis-asia.com/tech/industries/huawei-calls-for-industry-collaboration-for-broadband-innovation/

Singapore Tech agency fines broadband infrastructure provider

Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) has fined the country’s nationwide broadband network provider US$40,000 due to missed standards. The national network company, NetLink Trust, failed to meet the minimum standard of 90 per cent of broadband requests fulfilled within seven business days.

http://www.futuregov.asia/articles/5902-singapore-tech-agency-fines-broadband-infrastructure-provider

How ‘Making in India’ is helping network infra company CommScope grow faster

Needless to say, India is a ripe ground for network infrastructure players. And some, like CommScope, are leveraging India as a local manufacturing hub to tap the huge network infrastructure opportunity. CommScope started manufacturing in India much before PM Narendra Modi started his Make in India campaign.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/how-making-in-india-is-helping-network-infra-company-commscope-grow-faster/articleshow/45475620.cms

Philippines’ Globe Telecom Partners with iDirect to Provide Best-in-Class Satellite Communications to Corporate Clients

HERNDON, Va. — VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that leading Philippine telecommunications service provider, Globe Telecom will leverage iDirect’s Evolution platform coupled with its X3 remote to offer corporate clients robust, flexible, and high speed connectivity that can meet their critical business needs and allow them to widen their reach in the Philippines.

http://www.virtualpressoffice.com/publicsiteContentFileAccess?fileContentId=1836434&fromOtherPageToDisableHistory=Y&menuName=News&sId=&sInfo=

Beijing’s 12,000 Buses Will Now Provide Free Wi-Fi

About 12,000 buses in Beijing have completed their Wi-Fi network card upgrades and opened services to all travelers in the nation’s capital. Wireless network bandwidth on the buses can reach 50M per second and the Wi-Fi network on a single bus can be used by at least 40 people at the same time. By accessing the hot spot named “16WiFi”, passengers will be redirected to a website to download a Wi-Fi client.

http://www.chinatechnews.com/2014/12/09/21241-beijings-12000-buses-will-now-provide-free-wi-fi

Yangon network not complete, says exec

The Norwegian telco’s top executive, who tested out Telenor’s coverage during a visit to Yangon last week, in part pinned “capacity constraints on the existing number of base stations” on traffic generated by crowds of customers. He also called rolling out base stations the firm’s top priority, followed by providing sites “the necessary energy to fly the capacity”. The company anticipates putting up 8000 mobile towers nationally in the next five years, according to Telenor Myanmar representative Ko Soe Thu Tun.

http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/business/technology/12471-yangon-network-not-complete-says-exec.html

Free wifi service in Vietnam unsafe, experts warn

The warning was given after Bkav Security conducted a survey from August to November 2014 in large cities where wifi is provided for free, such as Da Nang, Hai Phong, Hoi An and Ha Long. The experts pointed out that there could be three forms of attacks, including Man in the Middle (cyber attacks where a malicious actor goes between two parties & gains access to private information), Phishing (when internet fraudsters impersonate a business to trick users into giving out their personal information) and SSID Spoofing (criminals use spoofed service set identifiers (SSIDs) to lure wireless users).

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/118211/free-wifi-service-in-vietnam-unsafe–experts-warn.html

Starbucks’ public wifi provider in China gets $49M investment from Tencent, Dianping

WiWide, a Chinese startup that provides public wifi networks to stores and restaurants, has received an RMB 300 million (US$49 million) series C funding round from Tencent and Dianping, according to TechNode. Over 500 domestic and international franchises use WiWide in China, including Starbucks, Burger King, and several airports. Its advertising clients include Jaguar, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Nokia, Lenovo, and HTC, whose ads get pushed to customers once they connect. Altogether, the company runs over 30,000 hotspots.

https://www.techinasia.com/starbucks-public-wifi-provider-china-49m-investment-tencent-dianping/

Industry Transformation, SDN, IoT and Cybersecurity to offer greatest opportunities in APAC for 2015, says Frost & Sullivan

Digital disruption is set to be the norm across industries as they look to transform to keep their business relevant amidst the ever changing technological landscape. The implementation of enabling technologies such as low cost sensors, cloud computing, advanced data analytics and mobility are expected to drive this revolution.  Key examples of industries expected to undergo IT driven transformations include Energy (Smart Grids), Media (Content Streaming) and Manufacturing (3D Printing), all of which will be influenced by the Internet of Things.

http://mis-asia.com/resource/industries/industry-transformation-sdn-iot-and-cybersecurity-to-offer-greatest-opportunities-in-apac-for-2015-says-frost–sullivan/

750,000 Km Of Cable To Connect All Villages With Broadband in India : Prasad

NEW DELHI: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that 750,000 km of cable is proposed to be laid over next three and a half years to provide broadband in every village of the country, the ministry said in a statement. “This project aims at digital empowerment of people and will be a game changer,” Prasad, said at the first MyGov Samvaad programme held on Saturday evening while interacting with contributors of ideas for the Digital India project.

http://news.siliconindia.com/technology/750000-Km-Of-Cable-To-Connect-All-Villages-With-Broadband-Prasad-nid-175870-cid-2.html

Aussie telcos struggling with IPv6 adoption

IPv6 is increasing steadily around the world but some Australian carriers are still struggling with the transition to the new internet addressing system. Paul Wilson, director of the Asia-Pacific’s internet protocol addressing authority APNIC, said IPv6 capability has grown globally from one percent at the beginning of 2013 to 4.75 percent as of November 23, and was on track to hit 10 percent some time in 2015.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/398240,aussie-telcos-struggling-with-ipv6-adoption.aspx

Perth to Singapore SEA-ME-WE-3 cable severed again

The SEA-ME-WE-3 cable linking Perth to Singapore was once again cut last night and will undergo repairs. According to an iiNet fault notice, the cable was broken at 11.45 pm WST yesterday. The provider is advising that customers may experience higher than usual latency or delays in web speeds, particularly between some international destinations.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/398344,perth-to-singapore-sea-me-we-3-cable-cut.aspx

Thai internet use growth tops globe

Internet use in Thailand has risen at the highest rate in the world, climbing 34 ranks in the latest global study conducted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).  In the Measuring the Information Society Report 2014, Thailand’s internet use ranked in 71st place, up from 105th of the total of 166 countries studied by the organisation.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/tech/local-news/445728/thailand-soars-34-ranks-in-international-telecommunication-union-global-survey

Our technology more effective for last-mile connectivity: Microsoft India Chairman Bhaskar Pramanik #cloud #cloudcomputing

NEW DELHI: Microsoft India Chairman Bhaskar Pramanik has taken a pot shot at rivals Google and Facebook over their proposals to tackle the country’s last-mile broadband connectivity problem, and said the technology that the software giant is offering is potentially more effective to take high-speed Internet to remote villages.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/our-technology-more-effective-for-last-mile-connectivity-microsoft-india-chairman-bhaskar-pramanik/articleshow/45313972.cms