CIO — Dell Technologies has taken its first step in restructuring its Australia and New Zealand management team, fresh from closing its multi-billion dollar merger of EMC. In APJ countries with both mature enterprise and commercial markets, including Australia and New Zealand, ARN can confirm that there will be both enterprise and commercial sales leaders at a local level.
VoicenData — NEW DELHI: Huawei Marine Networks Co., Limited (Huawei Marine) today announced it has been selected by Super Sea Cable Networks Pte Ltd to deploy SEAX-1, a Subsea Cable System connecting the Eastern seaboard of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.
Japan Times — SINGAPORE – Singapore is working on how to cut off web access for public servants as a defense against potential cyberattacks — a move closely watched by critics who say it marks a retreat for a technologically advanced city-state that has trademarked the term “smart nation.”
Mobile World Live — Japan’s SoftBank joined the expanding crowd of major mobile operators backing non-cellular low power wide area (LPWA) technology LoRa to support future Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The operator, the country’s third largest mobile player, announced plans to offer IoT solutions on an LPWA network.
Digi Times — There were 1.304 billion mobile communication service subscribers in China as of the end of July 2016, increasing 0.30% on month and 0.73% on year, and 211.28 million (16.20%), of which were 3G users, 646.31 million (49.55%) were 4G users and 1.049 billion (80.40%) were mobile Internet-access users, according to statistics published by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
IT News — Telstra has added support for the next-generation IPv6 addressing scheme to its mobile network to allow for future growth in connected devices. As first spotted by CommsDay, the incumbent last month said it would introduce dual-stack IPv4 and IPv6 addresses on the Telstra.WAP and Telstra.Internet access point names from September.
Digi Times — Japan-based mobile telecom carrier SoftBank will adopt massive MIMO (multiple input multiple output) for 100 of its 4G base stations in 43 cities around Japan beginning September 16 in an attempt to improve efficiency of frequency band units and data transfer speeds at terminal users, according to the company.
IT News — Reverse proxy provider Cloudflare claims Australian carriers Optus and Telstra are abusing their monopoly positions to jack up network charges. To demonstrate the pricing disparity, Cloudflare founder Matthew Prince said that if bandwidth in Europe and North America costs the company 10 units, in Australia and NZ, it costs 85 units.
Telecom Asia — Singapore ISP ViewQwest has expanded into the Malaysian market, entering a high-speed fiber broadband joint venture with Malaysian telecoms engineering services company Televenture. ViewQwest has launched fiber and managed services for enterprises within Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle commercial hub, Bangsar South and Cyberjaya.
MIS Asia — Japan’s IT and network technologies company NEC has partnered PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk (Telkom) to develop the Indonesia Global Gateway Cable System (IGG). The IGG is a 100 Gigabit per second x 80 wavelengths x four fibre pairs optical fibre submarine cable system, according to a press statement by NEC on 8 September 2016. It is expected to be completed in early 2018.
The online population across Asia could be enjoying slightly faster access to some internet services today with the news that Google has switched on a new high-speed undersea cable system, bringing speedier connectivity to Google services in the region. To recap, back in 2014, a six-member consortium of companies consisting of Google, China Mobile International, China Telecom Global, Global Transit, KDDI, and Singtel unveiled plans to create a 9,000km transpacific undersea cable system spanning from Oregon on the west coast of the U.S.
Economic Times — NEW DELHI: UK-based test and measurement company Spirent Communications and Chinese gear maker Huawei conducted a forwarding performance test of the CE-L72CM-FG 7.2Tbps line card for datacenter core switches, the two companies said in a statement Monday. The trial used Spirent TestCenter with high-density interface testing modules that are capable of verifying next generation datacenter architectures and routers.
Networks Asia — A majority (70%) of IoT adopters in Asia-Pacific have seen significant return on their IoT investment, compared to 63% globally, and 61% of Asia-Pacific companies are using IoT to support large-scale business transformation, according to Vodafone’s fourth annual ‘Internet of Things (IoT) Barometer Report.
Datacenter News — Enterprises worldwide are facing a massive wave of digital disruption that’s causing them to rethink their current business and IT deployment models. The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) sums up the situation well, describing the meteoric rise of what it calls the “digitally interconnected global economy,” where global data flows have replaced and transformed large parts of an economy once dominated by flows of goods, services and finance.
MIS Asia — As the move toward Cloud gathers momentum, unwarranted fears about security are inhibiting the use of public Cloud services by some organisations. “Concerns about cloud service provider security have become counterproductive, and are distracting CIOs and CISOs from establishing the organisational, security and governance processes that prevent Cloud security and compliance mistakes,” Gartner research vice president, Jay Heiser, said.
MIS Asia — By the year 2030, artificial intelligence (A.I.) will have changed the way we travel to work and to parties, how we take care of our health and how our kids are educated. That’s the consensus from a panel of academic and technology experts taking part in Stanford University’s One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence.
Tech in Asia — China’s government has made it much harder for game developers to make mobile games, but China’s mobile gamers haven’t become any less interested in playing them. That’s the conclusion reached by research firm Niko Partners in its latest report on China’s mobile gaming industry. According to the report:
Datacenter News — IDC Frontier Japan has fully integrated ProphetStor Data Services across its nine data centers in Japan, in preparation for its cloud-based disaster-recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) services. The company will provide DRaaS through its “Eco-Alliance” partner program for channel partners throughout Japan. Partners will be able to use the cloud-based platform to provide IT and data services to customers.
MIS Asia — Residents and visitors to Myanmar are now able to access the internet at 4G speeds, thanks to Nokia and telecommunications company Ooredoo Myanmar. Communications and information technology company Nokia has upgraded Ooredoo Myanmar’s existing 3G network using the Nokia Single RAN and Packet Core platforms. This initial 4G roll-out was completed under three months.
Tech in Asia — India’s biggest ecommerce company, Flipkart, finally launched its own digital wallet PhonePe this week. The wallet officially started working on subsidiary Myntra today. Flipkart tied up with India’s Yes Bank to launch what it is calling “India’s first unified payments interface-based mobile payments app.”
Tech in Asia — Imagine the day when you can order a pizza from Domino’s via a tweet or the Apple Watch, or the day you can just walk into Starbucks and add the song playing in the store to your Spotify. That day may be coming sooner than later as brands worldwide aggressively adopt mobile apps to engage their customers, said Al Campa, chief marketing officer of App Annie, during a presentation at Tech in Asia Tokyo 2016.
Tech in Asia — Mercari is Japan’s youngest unicorn and first tech company pegged with the title since 2008. Lately it’s been busy shining its horn to charge into the US ecommerce market. Unlike most Japanese companies, Mercari is focusing 90 percent of its resources on the States, said co-founder and CEO Shintaro Yamada on stage today at Tech in Asia’s Tokyo conference.
Tech in Asia — China’s answer to GoPro, a startup called Yi Technology, has raised US$90 million in funding. Gadget maker Xiaomi is among the investors, just as it did for the startup’s series A round, reports the Financial Times. Yi, which is largely unknown outside China, recently received praise for its newest action camera, the Yi 4K, which offers features and specifications comparable to a GoPro costing double its price tag. The Yi 4K is US$249.
Selling smartphones and tablets in China has become cutthroat as dwindling margins and consumers’ appetites for cheaper phones have eaten into the profits and future plans of one of China’s biggest smartphone makers.
Link to http://www.chinatechnews.com/2016/09/05/24159-is-the-market-cooling-for-chinese-smartphone-sales
Datacenter News — The Chinese data center market is on the rise, with new forecasts from analyst firm Technavio predicting 13% growth from 2016-2020. China’s support of global enterprises is reflected in the amount of data centers popping up around the country, Technavio says.
Telecom Asia — SAP China and Alibaba Cloud have teamed up to launch three cloud-based SAP services to Chinese customers by the end of the year. The companies have revealed plans to launch in-memory computing platform SAP HANA Cloud Platform and two other services in 2016.
Tech in Asia — Starting today, Uber is keeping a very close eye on its drivers to ensure they give a smooth ride to passengers across Asia. The startup is doing this by tapping into the data available from their driver’s smartphones, which will give away any sudden swerves, excessive braking, or over-enthusiastic acceleration.
China Tech News — China’s Xiaomi cooperated with China UnionPay in launching its payment service MI Pay. With this move, Xiaomi becomes yet another smartphone maker that chas ooperated with China UnionPay in launching mobile payment services, following Apple and Samsung. Prior to this, China’s Huawei also launched its payment service, but Huawei’s partner is Bank of China.
Link to http://www.chinatechnews.com/2016/09/05/24157-xiaomis-online-payment-service-opens-in-china
Business Insider — HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is offering to help international technology firms such as SAP SE to enter China, a market where foreign tech companies face increased government scrutiny.
Tech in Asia — As fashionable as fintech is right now, it’s no walk in the park when you have a company you need to grow. Fintech is not only a heavily regulated space, but you have all kinds of financial behemoths to beat – or impress enough for them to invite you to the club.