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.
PRNewswire — SINGAPORE: Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications (RCOM), today announced the expansion of Singapore-India connectivity to a broader base of global enterprises and carriers. GCX will acquire capacity on the TIC cable between Singapore and Chennai, which will be extended across the seven Indian Capital Cities on GCX domestic network within India.
Financial Times — As he scoured Europe to find parts last year, German entrepreneur Florian Simmendinger was only able to locate a handful of motors small enough for the wearable, smartphone-controlled metronome he was building to help musicians keep the beat — and even they were too weak. But a move to Hong Kong in November jump-started the development of his product, as he was soon able to find everything he needed in the sprawling Chinese manufacturing hub of Shenzhen, just across the border.
IT News — Telstra today recorded a 1 percent slump in net profit to $4.23 billion for FY2015, reporting its first full-year results without the CSL Hong Kong mobile business. The telco’s earnings – which were in line with analyst expectations – were affected by the May 2014 sale of its stake in CSL. “This is our first full financial year operating without the CSL Hong Kong business,” CEO Andy Penn said in a statement.
ACN Newswire — HONG KONG: CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited, today announced that through its partnership with Veeam Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Modern Data Center (TM), is the first service provider in Asia Pacific to deploy Veeam Cloud Connect, a fully integrated, fast and secure way to backup and restore from the cloud, strengthening CITIC Telecom CPC’s SmartCLOUD(TM) BRR (Backup, Replication, and Recovery) virtual to cloud capabilities.
The Motley Fool — Newly minted fibre-optic internet business Superloop Ltd his morning announced it has inked a deal with the Hong Kong regulator to provide high-speed internet services across the Chinese territory. Superloop hit the ASX boards back in June after shares were available for initial public offer at $1 and just two months later the stock has more than doubled in value to sell for $2.46 today.
Design World Online — GreenPeak Technologies announced that, as part of its ongoing expansion into international markets and following a period of significant growth in India, it opened a new office in Mumbai. GreenPeak has established the Indian office in response to the growing demand for its innovative RF chips for the operator/service provider and Smart Home market. GreenPeak’s Asia Pacific presence already includes offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Seoul.
SCMP — PCCW, the flagship conglomerate of Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li Tzar-kai, will chase strong initiatives in the telecommunications, media and information-technology services markets in a bid to prosper in the second half of 2015 despite the city’s modest economic climate. “We will continue on our journey to becoming the digital transformation partner of choice for our customers,” PCCW group managing director Bangalore Gangaiah Srinivas said on Thursday.
Tech in Asia — Once upon a time, software was the in-thing that everyone believed would change the world. And it did. Like all other trends, however, it is slowly fading out of the consciousness of popular media. Rising to take its place is hardware and the IoT. Hong Kong, in particular, is alive to the possibilities that this industry holds, and is trying to build an ecosystem to nurture these technologies. At the center of all this activity is the Hong Kong Science Technology Park (HKSTP), which recently organized and hosted the APAC Innovation Summit.
NDTV — Reliance Communications’ arm Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) on Friday announced a direct access to Amazon Web Services via its cloud platform. “Using our Cloud X Fusion, businesses can take advantage of our enterprise grade connectivity from 90 countries to connect their on-premise environment into an Amazon Web Services port over our global infrastructure,” GCX chief executive Bill Barney said in a statement here.
India TV News — Mumbai: Reliance Communications’ arm Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) on Friday announced a direct access to Amazon web services via its cloud platform. “Using our Cloud X Fusion, businesses can take advantage of our enterprise grade connectivity from 90 countries to connect their on-premise environment into an Amazon web services port over our global infrastructure,” GCX chief executive Bill Barney said in a statement here.
Economic Times — NEW DELHI: Reliance Communications’ enterprise arm, Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) has launched a direct access to Amazon Web Services (AWS) via GCX’s Cloud X Fusion in Sydney, with the ability to establish additional interconnections across multiple locations and offer enterprise customers fast, flexible access to the cloud.
China Tech News — The freshly-minted Hong Kong-based mobile operating system company Acadine Technologies is hoping to make room for itself among the ubiquitous of Android and iOS devices. The company says it received USD100 million in its first round financing from China-based Tsinghua Unigroup International.
Light Reading — SUNNYVALE, Calif.: Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, announced that Equinix has selected the Infinera Cloud Xpress to interconnect its Hong Kong datacenters. The Infinera Cloud Xpress offers Equinix a platform with hyper-scale density, operational simplicity and low power consumption.
Before 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.
Telecom Asia — Go to almost any telecoms industry conference these days, and you’ll hear about at least two things: the internet of things (IoT) and 5G. And while there is interest in both, operator delegates tend to be more interested in the IoT. As one delegate from an emerging market operator said to me over coffee: “5G is interesting, but it’s too far off – it’s five years away for Japan, and even further than that for my own country. I’d rather hear more about the IoT because that’s happening now, not ten years from now.”
Companies and Markets — France Telecom’s Orange Business Services has announced that it will extend its footprint in the Hong Kong market, offering its corporate customers new cloud services brokerage services and a opening a new local data centres. Orange Business Services already has two other data centres in the region, namely in Singapore and Australia, part of the company’s global network of 20 cloud-ready data hubs.
Want China Times — Chinese internet video site Leshi TV (LeTV), one of the newer entrants to China’s smartphone sector, has purchased an 18% stake in domestic phone maker Coolpad through a Hong Kong subsidiary. The shares reportedly cost LeTV 2.19 billion yuan (US$353 million), making it the second-largest shareholder in Coolpad, reports Sina’s tech new portal.
Datacenter Knowledge — Aliyun, the cloud services arm of Chinese web giantAlibaba, saw its Hong Kong data center go down for about 12 hours earlier this week, Caixin Online reported. Details about the cause of the outage are unavailable, and an Alibaba spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment. The company has offered two conflicting explanations about the outage, according to the report.
The Whir — Orange Business Services has expanded its Asia Pacific presence, launching its public cloud offering called Flexible Computing Advanced in the region through data center nodes in Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney. The next-generation service is aimed at companies who have data centers and network requirements across several countries, the company said. Flexible Computing Advanced allows enterprises to build a Virtual Data Center with scalable resources.