Channel News Asia — SINGAPORE: IT infrastructure and cloud computing company DeClout has signed a deal to acquire the internet service provider (ISP) assets and business of Pacnet Internet in Singapore and Thailand. In a press release issued on Sunday (Nov 8), SGX Catalist-listed DeClout said it hopes the acquisition will expand its regional reach in South-east Asia and expand the customer base for its information technology and telecommunications products.
Business Wire — SANTA CLARA: Nexenta, the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today announced that leading System Integrator and Cloud Specialist, Asiasoft, will be deploying Nexenta products across the Asia/Pacific region. Asiasoft is a top integrator for enterprise virtual technologies and environments, including VMware and Citrix. Deployments will begin with NexentaStor and expand to include the entire Nexenta product line.
Taiwan’s unemployment in September fell slightly to 3.89%, the lowest level for that month in 15 years, according to government statistics released Thursday. Statistics showed that the average jobless rate for the first nine months of this year — 3.74 percent — is also the lowest since 2000, when the average unemployment rate of the same period stood at 2.91%.
Myanmar Times — The private sector, meanwhile, believes that having faster high-speed mobile network technology will promote the country’s e-commerce. The NBTC expects to receive at least 73 billion baht from the 4G spectrum auctions of four licences in November. The revenue will pass directly to state coffers, Mr Takorn said at a seminar entitled “4G: the turning point of the country”.
Establishment Post — Earlier in September, Jiang Zhengxin – vice general manager of China United Telecommunications Corp. –revealed that the company has been contracted to construct China’s first international undersea cable linking China and Myanmar improving Myanmar internet access.
MIS Asia — Mobile messaging app company LINE has partnered CyberSource — an e-commerce payment management service provider that is part of Visa — to enable mobile payments for its users in Thailand. Through the partnership, LINE Thailand’s acquirer Krungsri (Bank of Ayudha) will leverage CyberSource’s global payment gateway to process a wider spectrum of mobile payments from multiple card brands and issuers, as well as certain alternative payment methods.
Nation 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.
Bangkok 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.
Datacenter 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.
Tech 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.
Myanmar 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.
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.
Telecom 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.
RCR 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.
Digital 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.
PRNewswire 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.
Nation 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”.
PRNewswire — 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.
Nation 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.
Bangkok 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.