China produces over 760 million handsets in 1H15, says MIIT

ChinaDigi Times  — China-based makers produced 761.788 million handsets in total during the first half of 2015, decreasing 4.5% on year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). China-based makers produced 70.582 million color TVs in the period, increasing 2.7% on year, and 66.141 million units of the output were LCD models, growing 2.1%.

Asia to lead in consumer deployment of 5G

APACTrade Arabia — Asian countries such as South Korea and Japan will be the leaders in commercialising 5G, edging out their US and European counterparts, according to a new analysis. A part of Frost & Sullivan’s Automotive & Transportation Growth Partnership Service programme, the new analysis ’The Global Advent of 5G in Cars’ by Frost & Sullivan, pointed out that with the penetration of long-term evolution (LTE) connections being fairly strong across Asian countries – nearly 63 per cent in South Korea and 44 per cent in Japan – the available infrastructure can easily support 5G.

64% of Leading APAC Bankers Feel Unprepared for a Cyberattack, from SG

APACPR Newswire — As incidents of cybercrime continue to make headlines across the globe, financial institutions are giving more attention to cybersecurity, but a new survey by FICO suggests that APAC banks may be lagging. In a survey conducted at FICO’s Asia Pacific CRO Forum, 64 percent of senior bank executives from the region said they feel unprepared for cyber-attacks today, despite cybersecurity being a clear priority for them.

Open Source Rising As Cloud Computing, Analytics Take Off – Wipro Study

IndiaRTN Asia — Open source software has become a critical driver for innovation at leading companies and public-sector organizations around the world, according to a new research report produced by Oxford Economics in partnership with Wipro Limited. The report, The Open Source Era, also shows that open source software is essential to the use of other cutting-edge technologies and that open source methodologies have spread far beyond software development.

Mobile commerce grows fast in Vietnam

VietnamVietnam Net — MasterCard announced the results based on interviews done between October and December 2014 with a minimum of 500 respondents aged 18-64 in each of the 14 surveyed markets. They included Thailand, China, Japan, Korea, Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, India and Philippines.

Analytics, Cloud Computing Dominate Internet Of Things App Developers’ Plans

APACForbes — 79% of Internet of Things (IoT) app developers spend at least 25% of their time with analytics or databases,  and 42% work on Big Data or advanced analytics projects. 55% of IoT developers primarily connect devices through the Cloud, with 32% connecting through a hub or middle tier. 26% of IoT developers most associate cloud computing with the Internet of Things and are 3X more likely to use the Cloud as a development environment.

China makers gain upper hand over Taiwan rivals in IoT orders

China.gifDigi Times  — Many Silicon Valley-based startups have chosen makers in Shenzhen, China, instead of Taiwan-based ODMs, for production of hardware devices for IoT (Internet of Things) applications, according to sources in Taiwan’s notebook supply chain. The newly established startups are more willing to deal with small-scale makers in Shenzhen because they accept orders for multiple models in small volumes, while Taiwan makers have been focusing on large volume orders, indicated the sources.

APAC companies spending heavily on IoT, from IN

APACTelecom Asia — Four in five companies worldwide have adopted the Internet of Things in some way, and companies in the APAC region are investing an average of $63.1 million on IoT technologies, new research shows. A survey by Tata Consultancy Services shows that around 39% of companies in the APAC region use IoT technologies to track their customers through their mobile devices.

Building Smarter Cities with Data

APACNetwork Asia — The United Nations has projected that 66% of the world’s population will be living in urban cities by 2050 with Asia being a major driving force behind this phenomenon. In 1950, only 17% of the Asian population lived in urban areas. By 2030, more than 55% of the population will be urban. This amounts to an increase of the total urban population in Asia from 232 million people to 2.7 billion.

Smartphone AP revenues jump 20% in 1Q15, says Strategy Analytics, from TW

TaiwanDigi Times — The global smartphone applications processor (AP) market registered a solid 20% year-over-year growth to reach US$5.3 billion in the first quarter of 2015, according to Strategy Analytics. Qualcomm, Apple, MediaTek, Samsung LSI and Spreadtrum grabbed the top-five revenue spots in the global smartphone AP market in the first quarter of 2015, said Strategy Analytics.

Gartner expects 59% mobile data growth worldwide in 2015, from TW

APACGlobal mobile data traffic is set to reach 52 million terabytes (TB) in 2015, an increase of 59% from 2014, according to Gartner. The rapid growth is set to continue through 2018, when mobile data levels are estimated to reach 173 million TB. Gartner analysts advise communication service providers (CSPs) to rethink their data caps to meet consumer needs and win market share.

Enterprise security in Asia 2015: The ugly, the bad, and the good

APACEnterprise Innovation — The enterprise love affair with technology is showing no signs of dissipating. From bring-your-own-devices to the ever-present tipping point of the Internet of Things, the business world has bounced back from the financial crisis and is aggressively pursuing advanced enterprise architecture. A large proportion (65%) of businesses are now using cloud technology of some sort. In fact, so ubiquitous is cloud now that the debate has evolved from public vs private to customised cloud solutions on a per case basis.

Smart and Sustainable Singapore: Two sides of the same coin?

SingaporeStraits Times — As a small country obsessed about its relevance to the wider world, Singapore sets itself big targets as a way to differentiate itself from rivals and remain competitive. That has, in its short 50-year history, served it well. It is, after all, known as a leading hub in Asia for services such as finance and air transit, and is one of the region’s most economically competitive and liveable cities.

Taiwan 2Q15 international Internet bandwidth rises to 1.561Tbps, says TWNIC

TaiwanDigi Times — Taiwan’s direct Internet connection with 15 countries (including Hong Kong and Macao) reached total bandwidth of 1.561Tbps as of the end of the second quarter of 2015, increasing 5.55% on quarter and 10.43% on year, according to the latest quarterly survey conducted by the government-sponsored Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC).

TCS recognised as global leader in card management

IndiaLONDON: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), India’s largest IT services firm, has been recognised as a global leader in card management and transaction processing by a leading research company. TCS was recognised as a global leader by Celent, a research and consulting firm focused on the application of information technology in the global financial services industry.

TSMC cuts 2015 chip growth outlook

TaiwanDigi Times — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), at its July 16 investors meeting, gave a less-optimistic outlook for the third quarter of 2015, and has revised downward its forecast for 2015 global semiconductor and foundry growth. TSMC co-CEO Mark Liu indicated the company now forecasts the global semiconductor market will grow 3% in sales in 2015, and the foundry segment will see a 6% increase.

Wearable systems give major boost to total IoT sales in 2015, says IC Insights , from TW

TaiwanDigi Times — Market revenues associated with network communications, sensing, and control functions in subsystems and objects attached to the Internet of Things (IoT) are forecast to grow 29% in 2015 to US$62.4 billion after increasing 21% in 2014 to about US$48.4 billion, according to IC Insights.

Asia Pacific Cloud Analytics Market is Estimated to Reach $4473.9 Million by 2019A Report by MicroMarket Monitor Join our daily free Newsletter

APACMENAFN — The APAC cloud analytics market report defines and segments the market with analysis and forecast of revenue. This market is estimated to grow from 1191.4 million in 2014 to 4473.9 million in 2019 at a CAGR of 30.3% from 2014 to 2019. Key players in the Asia Pacific Cloud Analytics Market include SAS Inc. SAP Software and Oracle Services.

ABS issues first survey of Australian cloud use

AustraliaIT News — Australia’s official statistics body has found that media and telecommunications businesses are the nation’s most consistent buyers of cloud computing services, but also that the rate of commercial adoption is much more subdued than industry hype may suggest. The ABS collected data on the use of cloud services from 6640 Australian businesses for the first time in the 2013-14 year, and published the first results of its survey today.,abs-issues-first-survey-of-australian-cloud-use.aspx

5G isn’t just about speed, from Hong Kong

Hong KongBefore we get overly excited about 5G, bear in mind that this new technology isn’t simply a faster pipe. When it comes to wireless networks, faster isn’t automatically better. The next generation of wireless technology isn’t only about faster technology or more capacity, and that needs to be understood for 5G to take off. 5G must address today’s wireless problems – reliability for multiple devices, energy efficiency, bandwidth standards, and more.