Telecom Asia — Telekeom Malaysia (TM) has secured a 20-year contract to help construct, deploy and manage a new subsea cable system for the nation. The Sistem Kabel Rakyat 1 Malaysia (SKR1M) is designed to link Peninsular Malaysia with Sabah and Sarawak. It is an initiative of the Malaysian government as part of efforts to increase the capacity of high-speed broadband. The two fiber pair system will use 100Gbps technology to deliver an initial capacity of 4Tbps, upgradeable to at least 12.8Tbps.
Digital News Asia — Businesses looking to capture and engage customers need to rethink their approaches to digital and mobile, and will have to look into what is being described as the ‘API Economy.’ An API or application programming interface is a set of routines, protocols and tools for building software applications. An API specifies how software components should interact. The ‘API Economy’ itself is the commercial exchange of business functions or services using APIs.
Digi Times — In the second quarter of 2015, worldwide server shipments grew 8% on year, while revenues increased 7.2% from the second quarter of 2014, according to Gartner. “The second quarter on-year growth for 2015 slowed compared with the annual growth of the first quarter of the year,” said Jeffrey Hewitt, research vice president at Gartner.
Fierce Telecom — The FCC plans to extend mandatory reporting on service outages to submarine cable systems by issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) during its monthly meeting in September. It will consider a draft NPRM that proposes to require submarine cable licensees to report significant outages in appropriate detail through the FCC’s Network Outage Reporting System (NORS), where other wireline and wireless communications providers already report outages.
Telecom Asia — A world where machines do all the work – Considering the pace of technological innovations today, this vision is close to being a reality. Analyst firm IDC projects that the number of IoT installed bases in Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) will include 8.8 billion devices by 2020.
The Stack — Interoute has opened two new trans-pacific network routes connecting Los Angeles and Hong Kong to bolster its position as Europe’s ‘biggest cloud service platform.’ The operator said that the independent routes mark ‘the final step in creating a fully meshed global network,’ lowering latency for customers in North America and Asia.
Datacenter Dynamics — When we spoke to Joe Kava, vice president of data centers at Google in Singapore in 2014, he told us Asia’s Internet users had grown by the equivalent of the entire population of Canada in Q3 of that year. That works out to about 35 million new Internet users in three months, of which a good chunk is doubtlessly made up of users from South East Asia.
Enterprise Innovation — Hybrid IT is fast becoming the new normal across organizations in Asia-Pacific. With the increasing utilization of data centers and cloud services across the Asia Pacific region, companies have gradually updated or upgraded their existing IT systems, giving rise to the Hybrid IT environment. Frost & Sullivan believes that enterprises have to remain dynamic to ensure their long-term sustainability. The analyst believes that within enterprise IT, the only constant is change.
Digital News Asia — The Internet of Things (IoT) is now a reality. Gartner predicts that by 2020, there will be 26 billion connected ‘things,’ while IDC believes that this push to connect every ‘thing’ will likely be spearheaded by Asia Pacific. Countries in South-East Asia have reacted to the emergence of IoT in different ways, with governments spearheading initiatives in some countries, and businesses taking the lead in others – and in some markets, the private and public sectors working together.
Over the past couple of decades we have seen how modern submarine cable systems help global economies flourish by providing global connectivity through fiber optic cables traversing all continents. Globally, undersea cables contribute around 99 percent of total international broadband connectivity.
Network Aasia — Singapore remains the gateway to businesses in Southeast Asia due to its sound infrastructure, continuing to attract multinational corporations in the commerce and IT industries. The IT sector is considered one of the most competitive arenas in the Singapore marketplace. Salary ranges in this function are constantly changing, which is why staying ahead of the curve and knowing what is coming next is critical to career success.
Deccan Herald — Addressing reporters, End-User Computing Asia Pacific and Japan Vice President Sanjay K Deshmukh said, “The company’s strategy aims to free businesses from more than a decade of client-server focused IT, which enabled mobile access to a limited number of productivity applications, and now deliver a more user and application-centric experience.”
Sentinel Republic — The Singapore facility will become operational in September. He also revealed that Aliyun was building a new portal to serve the different language and payment needs of businesses based in an economically and culturally-diverse region such as South-east Asia. Although the new data center won’t open until next month, Aliyun has started accepting pre-orders for “elastic” cloud services and computer resources such as storage, processing power, and network bandwidth.
ZDNet — Not long ago, Dick Bussiere visited a power station. The visit was part of his job as Tenable Network Security’s principal architect for the Asia Pacific Region. And what did he find? A machine running Windows 2000 Server connected to the network, in control of things. That operating system is half a decade past its use-by date. Bussiere wasn’t surprised, however. In the world of the Internet of Things, all these things have a much longer life cycle.
Digital News Asia — THE GSM Association (GSMA) has established the ‘Mobile IoT Initiative,’ a new project backed by 26 of the world’s leading mobile operators including Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel), Ooredoo and Telenor, OEMs (original equipment manufacturers), as well as chipset, module and infrastructure companies. The project is designed to address the use of Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) solutions in licensed spectrum, the GSMA said in a statement.
Industry Today — Internet of Things (IoT) connects devices such as industrial equipment and consumer objects on to a network, enabling gathering of information and management of these devices through software to increase efficiency and enable new services. IoT combines hardware, embedded software, communication services, and IT services. IoT helps create smart communication environments such as smart shopping, smart homes, smart healthcare, and smart transportation.
Some 35 percent of Asia-Pacific organizations do not have the necessary data to determine when it is more cost-effective to deploy their application in the cloud or within their own datacentres. According to survey findings released Thursday by F5 Networks, 45 percent of businesses in the region operated up to 200 applications, while 8 percent deployed more than 3,000 applications. The study polled 3,200 IT decision makers across Asia-Pacific to analyse their existing and future use of application services.
PRNewswire — PUNE, India: Worldwide Smartphone Market Forecast, 2015-2019 research report says while China is expected to occupy a lion’s share of global smartphone market at over 30% in 2015, its share however is predicted to fall below 30% in 2016 and thereafter. Complete report on worldwide smartphone market spread across 16 pages and covering 10 companies while providing data for 2012-2019 is now available.
PRNewswire Asia — DOHA, Qatar: Ooredoo continues to enhance its data market leadership across its global footprint, with its Ooredoo Maldives operation receiving an Internet Service Provider Licence from the Communication Authority of the Maldives (CAM) earlier this month. With the new licence, Ooredoo Maldives will be able to offer a new range of fixed line services, including business and home Internet, Ooredoo Fibre and Ooredoo Cloud.