Asia Pacific cloud analytics market is estimated to reach $4,473.9 million by 2019 published by leading research firm

APACThe APAC cloud analytics market report defines and segments the market with analysis and forecast of revenue. This market is estimated to grow from $1,191.4 million in 2014 to $4,473.9 million in 2019, at a CAGR of 30.3% from 2014 to 2019. Key players in the Asia Pacific Cloud Analytics Market includeSAS Inc., SAP Software, and Oracle Services. Browse through the TOC of the APAC cloud analytics market report to get an idea of the in-depth analysis provided. It also provides a glimpse of the segmentations in the market, and is supported by various tables and figures.

China to spend US$182 billion to boost Internet by end of 2017

China.gifBEIJING: China will spend more than US$182 billion to boost Internet speeds by the end of 2017, a top government body said, as Beijing moves towards a more service-driven economy to boost growth. The State Council said the government will invest more than 430 billion yuan (US$69.3 billion) this year on network construction, with at least another 700 billion yuan (US$112.8 billion) spent over the following two years. The goal is to accelerate the development of fibre optic broadband and high speed 4G mobile networks, the governing body said on its website.

Alibaba, Amazon, Microsoft main players in cloud market: columnist

ChinaAmazon, Microsoft and Alibaba are set to become the three leaders in the global cloud computing market, according to Chinese columnist Liu Kuang. Alibaba’s Aliyun cloud division recently set up operations in Silicon Valley in California and in Dubai, while rival cloud computing services, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft’s Azure, are expanding in China, Liu said. Aliyun, which controls nearly 25% of the cloud computing market in China, is the market leader in China and the main obstacle to the expansion of Amazon and Microsoft there, Liu said.

Netflix and its China dream

ChinaLate last week, news broke that American subscription-based streaming video service Netflix is in talks with Jack Ma-backed Wasu Media Holding Company to bring Netflix to China. Netflix, the maker of popular original shows like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, has aspirations of being a global power, and it can hardly realize those without China’s billion-plus internet users. Netflix spokeswoman Anne Marie Squeo told reporters Netflix plans “to be nearly global by the end of 2016,” which implies a China launch could be coming soon.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan top foundries to see revenues fall 4.5% in 2Q15

TaiwanTaiwan’s major IC foundries will see their combined revenues decrease 4.5% sequentially in the second quarter of 2015, according to Digitimes Research. Weaker-than-expected smartphone shipments as well as downward pressure on the world economy have prompted many of IC suppliers to continue adjusting their inventory levels.

Infosys’s $20-billion 2020 vision gets Gartner’s backing

IndiaBENGALURU: Technology research firm Gartner believes Infosys is poised to win significant market share over the next two years and that the software major may be on course to reach its goal to become a $20-billion company by 2020. “We are confident in the company’s near-term to mid-term growth forecast, based on the growing pipeline, marked improvements in attrition levels that are positively influencing win rates and a more targeted message that is resonating well with clients,” Gartner analyst Sandra Notardonato said.

China to be Apple’s biggest market in 2 years: Tim Cook

ChinaBEIJING: Apple CEO Tim Cook in an interview with news portal has predicted that China will be the company’s largest market in two years. Visiting China, Cook announced Apple’s plans here include both a huge expansion in the number of Apple stores, and the introduction of Apple Pay, the company’s electronic payments system.  According to reports in Chinese media, the technology giant is talking to Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba and to banks on plans to launch Apple Pay.

Broadband networks to be expanded in China

ChinaChina will continue to expand its broadband network, and increase internet speed and coverage, giving more people access to fast and convenient connections, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said Friday. According to a guideline on the special action of promoting broadband in China, issued by MIIT, over 600,000 new 4G network base stations will be built to give access to more townships and villages. More than 40 million households will have access to optical-fiber broadband Internet, and over 200 million mobile phone holders will become 4G network users by the end of this year.

Government IT spending to reach $6.8 billion in 2015: Gartner, from India

IndiaNEW DELHI: Government spending on information technology in India is expected to rise 5.7% to $6.8 billion in 2015, helped by the government’s push for electronic service delivery for citizens and increase in the use of platforms such as Aadhaar, and projects such as smart cities, according to IT research firm Gartner.  The forecast includes spending on internal services, software, IT services, data center, devices and telecom services.”IT services, which includes consulting, implementation, IT outsourcing and business process outsourcing, will be the largest overall spending category throughout 2019 within the government sector,” said Anurag Gupta, research vice president at Gartner.

TSMC InFO-WLP technology to generate significant revenues starting 2016

TaiwanTaiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s (TSMC) backend integrated fan-out (InFO) wafer-level packaging (WLP) technology will start contributing significantly to the IC foundry’s revenues in 2016, according to industry sources. TSMC’s in-house developed InFO-WLP technology is expected to attract many orders including orders from Apple in 2016, said the sources. Qualcomm, MediaTek and Huawei are all pinpointed as potential customers of TSMC’s IC backend business.

Taiwan market: TWM aims at 3 million 4G users for end of 2015

TaiwanTaiwan Mobile (TWM) has reached 1.6 million 4G mobile communication subscribers currently and aims to increase the number to three million at the end of 2015, the company said at an April 30 investors conference. The proportion of all post-paid mobile communication subscribers using 4G rose from 16% at the end of December 2014 to 23% at the end of March 2015, TWM said.

Will Indian IT firms like Infosys, TCS & Wipro be able to sustain growth by pivoting to new market segments?

IndiaThe bloom is coming off the rose for many Indian IT services firms. Over the past decade, India created a wealth-generating “engine” of innovation and an industrialised services model. That disruptive model took the world by storm. It humbled industry giants, bringing once-great firms such as EDS and CSC to their knees and forcing other great firms such as IBM and Accenture to adopt India’s model. Large Indian firms such as Cognizant, Infosys, TCS and Wipro  became global leaders. The engine built a $100 billion-plus services industry that sheltered a generation of IT talent and placed India squarely in the centre of the knowledge economy.

Mobile Internet income to speed up

ChinaCHINA’S mobile Internet market revenue will surpass the United States to be the world’s No. 1 regional market in 2015 as 4G phones become more popular and Internet speed improves, an industry summit held in Beijing heard yesterday. Wireless technologies integrating with other industries like automotive, robotic, medical and consumer electronics and a new technology that is set to double and even triple mobile bandwidth are expected to fuel China’s mobile Internet development, Shanghai Daily learned during the Global Mobile Internet Conference, the biggest mobile Internet summit and exhibition in China, which ends tomorrow.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design industry output value to rise 14.3% in 2Q15

TaiwanThe production value of Taiwan’s IC design industry is forecast to rise 14.3% sequentially to NT$140.07 billion (US$4.58 billion) in the second quarter of 2015, buoyed mainly by a seasonal pick-up in shipments for smartphones, according to Digitimes Research. Taiwan’s IC design industry, led by MediaTek and the local major LCD driver IC specialists, posted production value of NT$122.5 billion in the first quarter of 2015.

Minister Says Web Users May Reach 9.5M by 2020, from Cambodia

CambodiaPosts and Telecommunications Minister Prak Sokhonn estimated Monday that the number of Internet users in Cambodia would reach 9.5 million by 2020. Mr. Sokhonn said the estimate was made by extrapolating from annual figures showing growing rates of Internet use in the country, as well as by taking into consideration the increasing number of ways people can now access the Web.

Huawei aims to post US$70bn in sales by 2018

ChinaHuawei Technologies Co, one of China’s largest smartphone and IT device manufacturers, has set a goal of posting US$70 billion in sales in 2018. Shanghai’s China Business News cited Chen Fanchang, Huawei vice president, as saying that to reach such a high target, Huawei will have to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10% over the next three to five years. Some market analysts have said that Huawei’s sales forecast appears overly optimistic, the company is faced with challenges in the market, the report said.

Gartner: Malaysia’s 2015 IT spend to increase 7.5% against worldwide decline of 1.5%

MalaysiaAccording to Gartner, Malaysia’s IT spending will increase to MYR65.1 (US$17.56) billion in 2015, a 7.5 percent rise from last year, while worldwide IT spending will decline by 1.3 percent due mainly to the rising U.S. dollar. Speaking of the latest study, Gartner research vice president, John-David Lovelock said, “We forecast U.S.-dollar-valued worldwide IT spending in 2015 to shrink by 1.3 percent, down from 2.4 percent growth forecast in last quarter’s update.”

Gartner cuts forecast for 2015 chip market growth, from TW

TaiwanWorldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to reach US$354 billion in 2015, a 4% increase from 2014, according to Gartner. However, the prediction is down from Gartner’s previous estimate of a 5.4% increase. “Concern is mounting about semiconductor revenue growth in 2015 as system suppliers start to grapple with the rapid depreciation in value of global currencies relative to the US dollar, excess inventories in the semiconductor and electronics supply chains, and the end of a PC upgrade cycle,” said Bryan Lewis, research vice president at Gartner.

China will become the world’s top market for mobile games by 2016

ChinaEverybody knows that mobile gaming is big in China. How big? Big enough that, according to a white paper released today by GMGC, China will become the top global market for mobile games by 2016. Citing data from Newzoo Global Games Market Premium, the white paper estimates that mobile gaming revenues in 2015 will hit US$6.1 billion – just below the US’s projected revenues for this year at US$6.3 billion.

Rural internet users to grow five-fold by 2018, from IN

IndiaMUMBAI: The share of rural internet users will increase nearly fivefold to touch 28 crore by 2018, signalling higher online purchasers going forward from rural India, says a research report. By 2018, the country will have “as many as 55 crore internet users, of which 28 crore would be from smaller towns and cities, expanding at close to 40% a year from six crore in 2014,” forecasts a report on digital consumption by Boston Consulting Group (BCG).