NSA Approves Samsung Knox Devices For Classified Information

The U.S. National Security Agency has approved Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy devices for use by government officials to hold classified information. The four devices include Galaxy S4 and S5, Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. This is on top of the NSA using the Boeing Black, a device developed by aircraft manufacturer, with a core focus on defense and security.

http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/17801/20141021/u-s-government-approves-samsung-knox-devices-nsa.htm

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#

Line wants US startups to pitch in toward its overseas expansion

Back in July, blockbuster messaging app Line revealed a partnership  with New York venture capital firm Collaborative Fund  to give a boost to the Japan-based app’s western expansion. Today, the duo announced a pitch contest  that will put six budding American startups on stage for a chance at future collaboration with Line. “The collaboration could be in the form of investment or partnership,” Sebastien Park, a Collaborative Fund associate, tells Tech in Asia. “The Line team will be at the event.”

http://www.techinasia.com/line-japan-collaborative-fund-new-york-pitch-contest/

Huawei, still trying to crack the US market, aims at ‘less sensitive industries’

Despite ambitions of boosting its enterprise business, Huawei is still finding the US a difficult market to crack. The Chinese tech giant is perhaps best known for making networking equipment for telecoms operators, though in recent years it has also been building up its enterprise tech and smartphone businesses. Speaking to journalists in Shanghai, William Xu, executive director and head of strategy at Hauwei, said the company will work to boost its enterprise business in the US

http://www.zdnet.com/huawei-still-trying-to-crack-the-us-market-aims-at-less-sensitive-industries-7000033871/

HCC 2014: Enterprise can boost Huawei sales in the U.S.

Shanghai — The U.S. Market remains on the focus of Huawei, although the U.S. government has labeled the Chinese giant IT and telecommunications company as a security threat. The main driver to grow in the U.S. market relies on the enterprise business, which, according to top executives listened by RCR Wireless News has “a pretty good development.”

http://www.rcrwireless.com/20140918/big-data-analytics/huawei-cloud-congress-enterprise-can-boost-huawei-sales-us

Telstra expands cloud services to US

Telstra has announced it will offer a point of presence on the East Coast of the United States for its VMware-based cloud infrastructure services, which are currently offered in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia. Nathan Bell, Telstra’s global marketing director told iTnews that the telco aspires to offer a suite of cloud services across a global footprint and with a consistent configuration.”

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/388479,telstra-expands-cloud-services-to-us.aspx

U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN David Carden re-joins Jones Day as Partner-in-Charge of Asia

The global law firm Jones Day announced today that David Carden, the United States’ first Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), will re-join the Firm, based in Singapore, as Partner-in-Charge of Asia. He was a partner based in New York and co-head of Jones Day’s Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement Practice prior to confirmation of his ambassadorship in March of 2011.

http://www.sys-con.com/node/2963791