Telecom Asia — The future of data centers in Thailand depends on deregulation and government acting only as catalyst and not directly investing in the sector, a conference heard. TCC Technology and C-ASEAN hosted a seminar on the future of the data center in Bangkok, with many tech sector speakers calling for a hands-off light touch approach when it came to regulation followed by an afternoon session of financial market regulators that showed a high level of risk aversion and a clear mistrust of public cloud.
Digital News Asia — M1 Ltd said its net profit after tax for the first half of 2015 increased 3.8% year-on-year to S$90 million (US$65.7 million), on the back of service revenue of S$408.6 million (US$298.3 million). Mobile data rose 9.5 percentage points year-on-year to 43.1% of service revenue, the company said in a statement on the unaudited group financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2015.
As part of its strategy to interconnect data centers in Asia, 1-Net has boosted its data center connectivity network in Singapore with Epsilon and KVH. The collaboration allows 1-Net’s customers to connect 14 key data centers at either a 1G or 10G capacity to drive more business transactions across multiple data centers in Singapore. This also provides customers with more connectivity options and diversified routes between selected data centers. This interconnected data center network with Epsilon and KVH will allow customers to drive better business performance through a “Data Center Corridor”.
TCC Technology of Thailand and 1-Net of Singapore have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with United Information Highway UIH) to enable stable connectivity via UIH’s secured network. TCCT and 1-Net will combine their marketing activities to resale each other’s data center via UIH’s high-speed fiber network and core nodes to connect between Bangkok and Singapore gateways, providing international voice, data, and other telecommunication services.
SINGAPORE: 1-Net Singapore is launching a new centre to meet growing demand for data hosting and other data-management services, to be ready by the last quarter of 2015. The new data centre, 1-Net North, will be Singapore’s first Tier III data centre certified by the Uptime Institute, a research organisation and consultancy focused on improving data-centre performance and efficiency. A Tier III data centre allows for any planned maintenance activity to take place without disrupting operations of hardware located in the centre.