Telenor recommits to DTAC for its Internet vision, from Thailand

ThailandNation Multimedia — Telenor Digital in Thailand is committed to continuing to support DTAC (Total Access Communication) in its efforts to achieve Telenor’s “Internet for All” ambitions through the company’s global partnership agreements. This forms part of Norway-based Telenor’s vision to empower societies to provide the power of digital communication by delivering “Internet for All”, enabling everyone to improve their lives, build societies and secure a better future for all, said Karianne Melleby, vice president and head of Telenor Digital, Global Partnership.

Hackers target Thai online banking

ThailandBangkok Post — Thailand’s cybersecurity is at risk because it is one of the world’s top targets for attack by online banking and point-of-sale (PoS) malware infections, warns Trend Micro Inc, a Tokyo-based security software firm. “The increase of internet users here means hackers can have more chances to attack their online banking activities,” said Dhanya Thakkar, managing director for Asia-Pacific.

INET announces third data center in Thailand

ThailandDatacenter Dynamics — Internet Thailand (INET) has announced plans to build a third data center to cater to its growing cloud business. The new data center will be the company’s largest to date, and will be ready in 2016, according to a report on The Nation. “The cloud can help businesses speed up their operations and become more competitive, while reducing costs. Our customers are in sectors such as insurance, agriculture, banking, real estate, and hospitals,” said INET managing director Morragot Kulatumyotin.

Thailand’s the world’s 2nd most dangerous place for drivers. This might be the solution

ThailandTech In Asia — But the reality is that IoT is already in a lot of different industries, changing them slowly but fundamentally. Thailand-based startup Drvr (pronounced “driver”) is putting the technology to use in fleet management for logistics companies using telematics – technology used in devices for sending and receiving information remotely.

Million-dollar data centre for MICT Park, from Myanmar

MyanmarMyanmar Times — The cloud and data centre firm – now moving into the Myanmar Information and Communication Technology (MICT) Park’s Building 17 – is pumping more than US$1 million into the country’s burgeoning information technology market. “In the initial phase we are putting at least $1 million into the project, and then we hope to expand in the years to come, to double the size to support the demand,” said TrueIDC Thailand’s general manager Thanasorn Jaidee.

The future of the data center in Thailand

ThailandTelecom 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.

General Happiness orders Great Firewall of Thailand

ThailandTelecom Asia — Thailand’s military government has ordered the creation of a great firewall of Thailand to control the flow of information on the Internet. General Prayuth’s cabinet ordered the ICT and Justice Ministries and the National Police Department to set up a single internet gateway in order to control inappropriate websites and to control the flow of information into the country from overseas via the internet.

GSMA: Smart city tech could save Bangkok $1B per year

ThailandRCR Wireless — In a new report, the GSMA projects the city of Bangkok could save some $1 billion per year by implementing intelligent transport systems common in so-called smart cities. Researchers found that introducing intelligent transport systems would yield economic benefits equivalent to $1 billion each year through a combination of reducing traffic congestion and travel time, cutting harmful carbon dioxide emissions and helping avoid traffic accidents.

Big benefits for Bangkok if Intelligent Transport Systems used: GSMA study

ThailandDigital News Asia — DEPLOYING Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in the capital city of Thailand could reduce travel times, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and road accidents, driving social and economic benefits of up to US$1 billion per year, according to the GSM Association (GSMA). Citing its new research report, Building Digital Societies in Asia: Making Transportation Smarter, the association said that ITS can also potentially result in long-term positive changes in commuter habits and encourage citizens to use safe and environmentally friendly ways of commuting.

Telstra Health Expands Presence in Asia with Hospital Contract Wins

MalaysiaPRNewswire Asia — KUALA LUMPUR: Telstra Health, a division of Australia’s largest telecommunication and technology company, today announced several key contract wins and implementations of hospital electronic medical record systems in Malaysia and Thailand, adding to its existing customer base in Asia and its established offices in Hong Kong, Malaysia and India.

Supportive ecosystem pushes Thai tech start-ups forward

ThailandNation Multimedia — Thailand is a hot spot for the Asian boom in tech start-ups, having grown continuously for several years. A lot of these start-ups are finding success through a supportive ecosystem, especially investments, acceleration programmes, conferences and other events. One key event is the “Start It Up Conference”.

Huawei Launches Inaugural Asia/Pacific Ultra Broadband Summit with Goal of Creating a More Connected Asia/Pacific

ThailandPRNewswire — NEW YORK: In early July, Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Sterling Perrin, hosted Huawei’s first-ever Asia/Pacific Ultra Broadband Summit, which took place in Bangkok, Thailand, and drew more than 400 telecom leaders from throughout Asia/Pacific, including fromIndia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Vietnam, Nepal, Australia, Singapore,Malaysia and Thailand.  Regional efforts to meet aggressive plans to roll out broadband services were the focus of Huawei’s Ultra Broadband Summit, with the goal of working toward ways of achieving the ITU’s Connect 2020 agenda.

Security remains a big issue with SNS, Internet of Thing, from Thailand

ThailandNation Multimedia — That’s equal to 952,320KB or 952 megabytes that’s taken up in the network by simply looking up someone’s Facebook profile or clicking on a photo. This is how social networking sites – like Facebook and Twitter – are eating up traffic in companies’ networks. According to Steve Chappell, chief operating officer of Wedge Networks, 60 per cent of the traffic in an average company’s network will be Facebook. “It is actually consuming the companies’ networks,” he said at a recent conference among Asia-Pacific service providers held by NetEvents in Singapore.–30264008.html

The Internet of Things heralds a physically interconnected world for consumers and businesses, from Thailand

ThailandBangkok Post — Imagine your smartphone telling your air-con to turn itself on before you get home hot and sweaty. Or to remotely monitor your elderly parents through sensors to ensure their safety.  We are used to the idea that computers and smartphones can be connected. But the Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the newest frontiers in technology that connects everyday objects to the internet and each other through WiFi or similar networks.

NTT Com cloud service available in Indonesia, Thailand

JapanDeal Street Asia — Tokyo-based NTT Communications Corp, the ICT solutions and international communications business announced that Enterprise Mail, a reasonably priced cloud service for mail and optional functions, is available in Indonesia and Thailand. NTT Com launched its popular Enterprise Mail service in Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam in July 2014. Built on a platform based in Singapore, it provides stable, low-latency mail services to companies operating in the fast-growing APAC region.

Thailand’s CAT Telecom Selects Elitecore’s BSS Platform to Enable MVNE Strategy

ThailandElitecore Technologies, a leading global provider of Next-generation BSS and Packet Core solution, announces that Thailand-based CAT Telecom, a leading Tier 1 Telecom Operator and Suvitech a Thailand based IT Solutions and Service Company, has selected Elitecore’s end-to-end pre-integrated BSS stack to enable their Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE) strategy in Thailand. Under this Public-Private Partnership, Suvitech has been appointed as the single MVNE for CAT Telecom.

2C2P and MPU to make electronic bill payments a norm in Myanmar

MyanmarElectronic bill payments may soon become the main form of payment in Myanmar, with the help of easyBills. Developed by 2C2P and the Myanmar Payment Union (MPU), easyBills aims to eliminate the traditional cash-based, over-the-counter method of payment. MPU is the national payment network of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar that authorises the issuance and acceptance of all payment cards within the country. There are almost a million MPU cards in Myanmar, and the number is set to grow rapidly, according to MPU.

As YouTube Thailand celebrates first year, content creators share tips

ThailandIt has been 10 years since YouTube was founded and it is undeniable that it has unleashed a new generation of content creation. And by every measure it is still growing, in viewer numbers, watching time, and video uploads, worldwide and in Thailand. YouTube Thailand marked its first anniversary last Tuesday by organising “YouTube Pulse” to celebrate its success and share some tips from top content creators and brand builders. “Hormones”, a drama of daily life at a Bangkok high school that has become the most talked-about programme on Thai television, was raised as a YouTube case study.–30261664.html

Delayed underwater cable project resurfaces

ThailandInternet provider Ezecom said it would help build the Kingdom’s first undersea communications cable, a long-delayed project that was originally announced in 2013 and slated for completion at the end of last year. The construction of the Malaysia-Cambodia-Thailand cable will “bring faster, more affordable broadband to the people of Cambodia and connect the country to the rest of the world like never before”, a company statement released yesterday reads. The contract is to be signed through Ezecom-owned group Telcotech with Telkom Malaysia and Thailand’s Symphony Communication on Monday.

Huawei unit to build 3-nation undersea cable

China.gifCHINA’S Huawei Marine Networks, a global submarine network provider, said yesterday that it won a bid to build the Malaysia-Cambodia-Thailand (MCT) undersea cable system. Telekom Malaysia Berhad, Cambodia’s Telcotech and Symphony Communication of Thailand are the members of the consortium. Spanning around 1,300 kilometers, the MCT cable system will connect Cherating in Malaysia and Rayong in Thailand with a branching unit connecting from the main trunk into Sihanoukville in Cambodia, Huawei said in a statement.