International smartphone chip vendors enhance development of tablet chips, from TW

In view of increasing competition from large-screen smartphones, small-size (mainly 7-inch) tablet vendors have added 3G/4G voice communication functions and enlarged screen sizes and display resolution (from HD to Full HD) to keep their tablets competitive, according to industry sources. Consequently, smartphone chip vendors, including Qualcomm, Intel and MediaTek, have increased resources for developing tablet chip solutions, the sources said.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20141020PD201.html

Plans for Asia Internet superhighway

The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Escap), under the direction of the UN, expects its member countries to enter a pact on what it dubs the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway by 2017 to speed up the process of regional integration.  The initiative aims to increase the availability and affordability of broadband internet across Asia-Pacific and strengthen internet infrastructure in the region.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/telecom/438016/plans-for-asia-internet-superhighway

Pacnet Selects BTI Systems as Vendor of Choice for 100GE Metro Data Center Connectivity

OTTAWA and BOSTON, October 15, 2014 – BTI Systems, an award-winning provider of cloud and metro networking software and systems to content, colocation and service providers around the world, today announced that Pacnet, a leading provider of integrated technology solutions in the Asia-Pacific region, is deploying the BTI 7800 Series Intelligent Cloud Connect platforms to interconnect Pacnet’s business-driven data centers in Hong Kong and Tokyo.

http://www.fiercetelecom.com/press-releases/pacnet-selects-bti-systems-vendor-choice-100ge-metro-data-center-connectivi

How to connect 394 government units to provide a one-stop service

The New South Wales state government has won the Connected Government award at this year’s FutureGov Awards for its new one stop shop service.  The state government was previously delivering fragmented services to citizens through around 400 shop fronts, over 30 call centres, more than 800 websites and 8,000 separate phone numbers – all operated by different agencies with different processes and systems.

http://www.futuregov.asia/articles/4812-how-to-connect-394-government-units-to-provide-a-one-stop-service

New report looks into Asia-Pacific cloud analytics market that is expected to reach $4,541.0 million in 2019

The Asia-Pacific Cloud Analytics market report defines and segments the concerned market in Asia-Pacific with analysis and forecast of revenue. This market is estimated to grow from $1,038.9 million in 2014 to $4,541.0 million by 2019, at a CAGR of 34.3% from 2014 to 2019. Key players in the Asia-Pacific Cloud Analytics Market are SAS, SAP, Oracle, IBM, and Salesforce & others. Browse through the TOC of the Asia-Pacific 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.

http://www.whatech.com/market-research-reports/press-release/it/32122-asia-pacific-cloud-analytics-market-is-expected-to-reach-4-541-0-million-in-2019-new-report-by-micromarket-monitor

Asia’s best government ICT projects in 2014

Nineteen government organisations were recognised last week at the eighth annual FutureGov Awards. The National Environment Agency bagged the most number of awards last week, including the Government Organisation of the Year. It also won the E-Government award for its rapid implementation of a haze monitoring and public information portal. It’s i-Care project won the Technology Leadership award for its achievements in citizen satisfaction – a compliments to complaints ratio of 16:1.

http://www.futuregov.asia/articles/4814-asias-best-government-ict-projects-in-2014

Cisco begins Australian leg of global restructure

Cisco has allegedly set the balling rolling on the Australian portion of its global layoff plan which is set to axe about 6000 jobs worldwide. According to a source, the company started a three-day consulting period which ended on Friday, October 10. It is understood some staff were asked to produce reports to justify their roles in the company. Cisco Australia has neither confirmed nor denied this.

http://www.arnnet.com.au/article/557218/cisco-begins-australian-leg-global-restructure/

Toshiba to invest US$1 billion in SEA over the next five years

Toshiba Corporation announced in September this year of its business expansion strategy for the Southeast Asia region, which includes investing US$1 billion in the region over the next five years, and doubling its current sales to US$7 billion. Speaking at a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, Hisao Tanaka, the President and CEO of Toshiba, elaborated on the infrastructure technologies and know-how that Toshiba proposes to deploy in SEA in support of building a better and secure future.

http://mis-asia.com/tech/industries/toshiba-to-invest-us1-billion-in-sea-over-the-next-five-years/

Research and Markets: Asia Mobile Gaming Market 2019 – Key Analysis of the $40 Billion Industry

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Mobile Gaming Asia: Market and Forecast Analysis, 3rd Edition” report to their offering. Profound changes are occurring throughout Asia with respect to how consumers interact with mobile media. For example, the mobile phone has leapfrogged the PC and video game consoles as smartphone users are now by far the most avid consumers of mobile games. Mobile gaming is a key VAS application in the Asian market where growth is expected at 21.5% CAGR to 2019 reaching at total of US $40.2 billion.

http://www.sys-con.com/node/3207212

AAG Upgrades Trans-Pacific Submarine Cable Network with Ciena

The Asia America Gateway (AAG) consortium recently selected Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) for a 100G expansion to significantly enhance its trans-Pacific cable network to address the growing demand for anywhere, anytime broadband access. Ciena’s converged packet optical solutions will add multi-terabit data capacity, and enable AAG’s network to reliably meet the demands of on-demand data networking services and traffic growth driven by mobile applications, high-definition video and cloud computing.

http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwgeeks/article/AAG-Upgrades-Trans-Pacific-Submarine-Cable-Network-with-Ciena-20141008#

Forbes hails Hon Hai as example of Asian power

TAIPEI–Asian tech giants are fast-rivaling their Western counterparts, with Taiwan’s Hon Hai (鴻海) Precision Industry Co. an example of that rising power, according to an article posted on the Forbes website. “Call them copycats if you want, but the Asian tech giants from South Korea, Taiwan and China are fast becoming the new Ciscos and IBMs of the world,” according to the article published Oct. 5.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/asia-taiwan/2014/10/08/418948/Forbes-hails.htm

Akamai appoints new Asia Pacific and Japan MD

Akamai Technologies has appointed Graeme Beardsell as new managing director, Asia Pacific and Japan. Based in Singapore, Graeme will lead all aspects of sales, business Development and Go-to-Market strategies for the entire region. He will report to Akamai senior vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific and Japan, Sanjay Singh. Bearsell has more than 25 years of senior management, sales, consulting and product management experience in both start-ups and established companies with the likes of IBM, Salesforce, Experian and Solace Systems.

http://www.arnnet.com.au/article/556768/akamai-appoints-new-asia-pacific-japan-md/

Kazakhstan Looks to Become Central Asia’s Silicon Valley

Seeking to diversify its post-Soviet economy, Kazakhstan is seeking to expand its information technology (IT) capabilities. The effort is not only backed by the government but by the private sector as well. Like many emerging markets, Kazakhstan faces the ambitious task of growing and enhancing its IT infrastructure very fast to match the demands of its new and dynamic economy and its search for partners and expertise in this venture is global.

http://www.silkroadreporters.com/2014/10/06/kazakhstan-looks-become-central-asias-silicon-valley/

Google’s Android One bet on Asia

Mumbai: Seldom has a global technology company launched a global product or programme in Asia. On 15 September, at an event that rivalled its annual I/O developer conference in San Francisco, Google Inc. did precisely that when it launched the first family of three Android One phones in India as part of a larger initiative to bring “high-quality smartphones at affordable prices, to as many people as possible”, with support for local languages.

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/ZVFcFhYx1ilrYV6IADRYXO/Googles-Android-One-bet-on-Asia.html

Interpol opens Singapore centre to fight cybercrime

SINGAPORE: Interpol, the world’s largest police organisation, is opening a centre in Singapore focused on fighting cybercrime, which many countries, it says, are poorly equipped to contain. Cybercrime is increasingly conducted by a highly specialised chain of software break-in experts, underground market-makers and fraudsters who convert stolen passwords and identities into financial gains. Criminals can keep data for months or even years before using it to defraud victims.

http://www.thestar.com.my/Tech/Tech-News/2014/10/02/Interpol-opens-Singapore-centre-to-fight-cybercrime/

Email Key For Government, While New Tools Still Lag Behind, Survey Finds

Email is still the primary tool for government officials, while newer tools still lag behind, an exclusive report for FutureGov has found. The report – ‘Government Connectivity, Citizen Engagement and Economic Impact in Asia Pacific’ – was commissioned by Cisco Systems, and surveyed over 100 selected senior officials across Australia, Malaysia, India and Singapore.

http://www.futuregov.asia/articles/2014/sep/30/email-key-government-while-new-tools-still-lag-beh/

Global Tier 1 Operator Continues Network Expansion in Asia and Africa with Ceragon

Ceragon Networks Ltd., (NASDAQ: CRNT), the #1 wireless hauling specialist, announced today that it has received follow-on orders from a global Tier 1 operator serving 20 countries across Asia and Africa. This latest upgrade of both African and Asian subsidiaries brings the total order value to over $50 million year to date. In Africa Ceragon’s Evolution Long-Haul solution will serve to expand the operator’s mobile reach across eight national markets. In Asia, Ceragon’s all-out-door expertise and FibeAir solutions will be used to both expand existing 3G services and facilitate the upgrade to high-speed 4G/LTE networks.

http://www.sys-con.com/node/3202457

Android smartphone vendors speeding up migration to 64-bit architecture, from Taiwan

With Google planning to release its Android L OS soon, which supports 64-bit processors, Android-based smartphone vendors will speed up their migration to the 64-bit architecture, making 64-bit CPUs mainstream technology for smartphones in the second half of 2015, according to industry sources. Qualcomm has led rival suppliers to release its 64-bit-enabled Snapdragon 610/614/410 chips, which have won design-ins from China-based Lenovo, K-Touch, Huawei and Vivo as well as Taiwan-based HTC, said the sources.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20140929PD201.html

Digitimes Research: Microsoft to release new inexpensive notebook solution; unlikely to receive full support from vendors, from Taiwan

Microsoft has provided brand vendors its Windows 8.1 with Bing solution, offering low Windows licensing fees enabling them to sell notebooks at US$249 or lower. Following the initial release on June 1, 2014, Microsoft is set to release a new solution in February 2015. To prevent the product line from hurting its brand partners’ profits, Microsoft will limit the solution to only 14-inch and below models in mature markets. But vendors will still be allowed to release 15-inch models using the solution in emerging markets.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20140929VL201.html

Asia-Pacific Cloud Analytics Market is Expected to Reach $4,541.0 million in 2019 – New Report by MicroMarket Monitor

The Asia-Pacific Cloud Analytics market report defines and segments the concerned market in Asia-Pacific with analysis and forecast of revenue. This market is estimated to grow from $1,038.9 million in 2014 to $4,541.0 million by 2019, at a CAGR of 34.3% from 2014 to 2019. Browse through the TOC of the Asia-Pacific Cloud Analytics market report to get an idea of the in-depth analysis provided. It also provides a glimpse of the segmentation in the market, and is supported by various tables and figures.

http://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/2014/09/27/asia-pacific-cloud-analytics-market-is-expected-to-reach-$45410-million-in-201-a-560678.html#.VCfOyCmSxss