Singapore Datacenter Week Gains Momentum

SingaporeDatacenter Dynamics — Having established itself as an annual highlight of the region’s IT industry Singapore Datacenter Week 2016 is scheduled for the 13-16 September prior to the Singapore F1 Night Time Grand Prix and will be centred around the iconic Marina Bay Sands Convention Center.

Microsoft Launches the Biggest Developer Event in Asia, Taking IoT Development in Taiwan to New Heights

TaiwanPRNewswire — TAIPEI:  A memorandum of understanding on establishing an “IoT Industry Development Center” was inked in October of 2015 between Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan and Microsoft, to effectively integrate global and local partners in the ecosystem and accelerate the processes of developing IoT solutions.

CES Asia returns to Shanghai as Alibaba heats up China’s trade show market with new event

ChinaSCMP — CES Asia, the regional event of the world’s largest consumer electronics trade show, returns to China in May just weeks after e-commerce giant Alibaba Group’s initial foray into the country’s crowded trade exhibition market. Hangzhou-based Alibaba’s online retail platform has partnered with the organisers of the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (IFA) to stage the inaugural “Consumer Electronics China” show in Shenzhen from April 20 to 22.

Huawei Hosts Asia Pacific Railway Summit 2016 in Hong Kong themed on “Leading New ICT, Building a Better Connected Railway”

Hong KongPRNewswire — HONG KONG: Huawei hosted the Asia Pacific Railway Summit 2016 in Hong Kongtoday. The event, which was themed “Leading New ICT, Building a Better Connected Railway”, drew in more than 100 railway decision makers and professionals from 10 countries to share best practices and discuss the trends and challenges shaping rail development.

COMPUTEX 2016 Releases Exhibitor List: More Than 1,600 Exhibitors Represent the Complete ICT Supply Chain

TaiwanBusiness Wire — TAIPEI: COMPUTEX TAIPEI, the leading global ICT show with a complete supply chain, today unveiled its exhibitor list at a press conference in Taipei showcasing its success in representing the global technology ecosystem. Spokespersons from the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and the Taipei Computer Association (TCA), the hosting organizations of COMPUTEX, convened with prominent exhibitors Siemens, NXP Semiconductors and Asus to present their vision of the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it will shape the future.

Digitimes Research: Telecom market enters post-4G mobile broadband generation

APACDigi Times — Worldwide TD/FD-LTE network standards and related supply chains are turning mature, and telecom carriers have been focusing on expanding their 4G network coverage. Despite the fact the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 attracted over 100,000 visitors, the event did not showcase many new network communication innovations or any major breakthroughs in communication technology or concepts.

Huawei Announces Leading New ICT to Build a Better Connected World

ChinaPRNewswire — HANOVER:  Huawei Enterprise Business Group today launched innovative solutions and partnerships under its new marketing slogan — “Leading New ICT, Building a Better Connected World” at CeBIT 2016, the world’s largest ICT trade fair, which is being held from March 14 to 18.

MWC: Phones lose grip on mobile

APACElectronics Weekly — As the mobile industry shows its technology in Barcelona this week (22-25 February) it will be health monitors smart watches, connected cars and smart cities which will grab the headlines and the interest, maybe. The mobile industry no longer only focuses on the handset but on the connected device, and in this world of IoT that device could be a car just as it could be a watch, health monitor or building.

5G could be done long before 2020

APACMIS Asia — 5G is coming faster than most people think, Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri says. The next generation of mobile networks will start to get defined “in real terms” by the end of this year, Suri said at a press briefing in Barcelona on Sunday, the eve of Mobile World Congress (MWC). Official estimates say the 5G standard won’t be complete until 2020. Suri thinks there’s too much demand to wait that long.

SK Telecom Unveils Innovative Media Technologies at MWC 2016

KoreaPRNewswire — SEOUL: SK Telecom today announced that it will display next-generation media platform and technologies, including ‘Mobile Social Broadcasting Platform,’ ‘Cloud Streaming,’ and ‘8K UHD Super Encoder’ at the Mobile World Congress 2016 being held at Barcelona, Spain.  Sharing its state-of-the-art next-generation media technologies with companies around the globe, SK Telecom projects that a new era will soon open where any individual with a smartphone (and no expensive equipment) can perform a live UHD broadcast.

Prepared to Protect the Next Billion Mobile Devices from Cyber Attack? Dino Dai Zovi of Square to Keynote Black Hat Asia 2016

SingaporePRNewswire — SAN FRANCISCO: Today, Black Hat, the world’s leading family of information security events, announced that Dino Dai Zovi, Mobile Security Lead for Square and renowned security researcher, will keynote Black Hat Asia 2016. With more than 15 years in red teaming, penetration testing, software security, information security management, and cybersecurity R&D, Dino will provide attendees with his uniquely vast insight and experience from the keynote stage. Black Hat Asia will take place March 29 – April 1, 2016 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

MPT to hold internet security seminars

MyanmarMyanmar Times — MPT plans to hold 56 seminars in schools, universities and industrial estates across 28 townships from now until mid-March, and later this year will hold seminars in MPT-branded shops. The first talks will be held in the delta region and central Myanmar, said Koichi Kawase, chief commercial operator of MPT and its Japanese joint venture partner KDDI Summit Global Myanmar (KSGM).

100m gigabit broadband subs by 2020: report, from HK

Hong KongTelecom Asia — Telecom Asia — At least 100 million people are expected to sign up for gigabit-level fixed broadband access services by 2020, according to a new report from Point Topic – and at least some of that is going to be connections. The Point Topic report – released Thursday in conjunction with the Broadband Forum’s quarterly meeting in Hong Kong this week – is forecasting the number of gigabit broadband subscribers grow at a CAGR of 65% between now and 2020, with close to 70% percent of that growth coming from the APAC region.

Serious challenges forcing APAC data centers to evolve: execs, from HK

Hong KongTelecom Asia — The APAC data center market is growing by leaps and bounds, but that spike in demand is creating new challenges that are forcing data centers to evolve towards new architectures.  That was the message from industry experts and customers who gathered at the InterContinental Hong Kong this week to share insights and experience about data center developments in the APAC region.

The power of IoT on display at Cloud Expo Asia

SingaporeChannel World — Since he announced it in 2011, Marc Andreessen’s statement that “software is eating the world” has become a truism with a pride of place in every presenter’s deck (full disclosure: it’s featured prominently in mine).  Recently, Benedict Evans of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz(seeing a pattern here?) writes that “mobile is eating the world.”

The StartmeupHK Venture Forum With Elon Musk: Why Hong Kong Is Great For Entrepreneurs

Hong KongForbes — I’m in Hong Kong this week and had a chance to attend and participate in InvestHK’s StartmeupHK Festival 2016. It’s a weeklong gathering of the Hong Kong startup community and an occasion to celebrate the success stories of Hong Kong–based entrepreneurs. It’s actually a number of separate events all consolidated into the week that included FF16 – a fintech startup competition, LaunchIoT – a Consumer IoT Summit, and HealthTechAsia.

“Closing the Gap: From Vision to Reality”– IoT Asia Returns

SingaporeCE Asia Mag — Internet of Things Asia (IoT Asia 2016) is back on its third edition this year with the theme of “Closing the gap: From vision to reality”. Jointly organized by the Singapore Industrial Automation Association (SIAA) and SingEx Exhibitions (SingEx), the IoT Asia 2016 conference and exhibition aims to go beyond addressing the benefits and promises of IoT in Asia and making it a reality.

Hong Kong edges out of Fintech Finals Hong Kong competition

Hong KongEnterprise Innovation — Fintech continues to be the hot topic of the 2016 as the race to win the coveted ‘Best in Show’ at the Hong Kong FinTech Finals 2016 (FF16) to be held in Hong Kong on January 26. Twenty-four start-ups remain from the original 60 shortlisted teams. Only one will win US$10,000 as well as a range of partnership offerings.

SKT showcases interconnection of IoT standards

KoreaMobile World Live — LIVE FROM CES 2016: South Korea’s largest operator SK Telecom (SKT) teamed up with four partners to demo the interworking between two Internet of Things (IoT) standards. SKT collaborated with Samsung, Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI), Atmel and Axstone to interconnect a variety of devices using the oneM2M and Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) standards.

India’s first Instagram exhibition to be held in Kolkata

IndiaTimes of India — KOLKATA: Once upon a time it was a common sarcastic refrain: Oh, you’re a photographer? Who’s your agent, Instagram? All that has changed now and the social media tool is virtually on every smartphone, with even professional growing a fondness for its special filters. So it certainly is a big deal when Instagram’s first photo exhibition in India will be held in Kolkata starting Thursday.

Next Computex Taipei to showcase 3 Internet of Things areas: organizer

 TaiwanChina Post — TAIPEI–Internet of Things (IoT) applications, innovation and startups, and business solutions will be the three main fields featured at Computex Taipei 2016, one of the world’s leading Information and Communication Technology (ICT) trade shows. The main theme of the 2016 show, to be held from May 31 to June 4 in Taipei, is “Building Partnerships in Internet Computing Ecosystems,” said the Taipei Computer Association (TCA), one of the main organizers of the fair.

The impact of ICT on the global economy

APACEnterprise Innovation — At the Huawei Innovation Day Asia 2015, over 150 government officials from the region, as well as experts from universities and research institutions, gathered to discuss how innovation ecosystems can be built for a better connected Asia. Stephen Ezell, Vice President of Global Innovation Policy, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), said that Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) are the modern economy’s greatest driver of innovation, productivity and growth.

Registration Now Available for the 2016 COMPUTEX

TaiwanBusiness Wire — TAIPEI, Taiwan: The 36th edition of global professional ICT trade show COMPUTEX TAIPEI will take place from May 31st to June 4th, 2016 in Taipei. One of the leading ICT trade shows in the world, the show will be held at TWTC Exhibition Halls 1 and 3, Nangang Exhibition Hall 1, and the Taipei International Conference Center (TICC).

South East Asia Data Center Forum to Meet in April in Johor Bahru

MalaysiaCSO — The South East Asia region’s attractiveness as a data center location relies on a mix of lower resource costs and taxes and incentives offered by inward investment agencies, often with the availability of a pool of highly educated workforce and good standards of governance.

South East Asia Data Center Forum to meet in April in Johor Bahru

MalaysiaVirtual Strategy — London/Johor Bahru, 8 December 2015 – International consulting firm BroadGroup has announced the launch of Datacloud South East Asia, the networking and deal making forum for IT and Cloud Infrastructure executives, investors and innovative solutions providers, which will be hosted for the third time in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 6-7 April, 2016.

SingEx Exhibitions Expands Footprint in China with Partnership to Launch IoT China

SingaporeSingEx Exhibitions, a subsidiary of SingEx Holdings which is wholly owned by Singapore’s investment company Temasek Holdings, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Sichuan Donnor Exhibition today. The MOU marks the start of the strategic cooperation between the two parties to launch the IoT event brand in China.

4G-ready CAT forecasts big data, from Thailand

ThailandBangkok Post — Vice President, Carrier Business Department of CAT Telecom Public Company Limited (CAT), Mrs. Ubonpan Chuenchom, joined in a pannel discussion on the topic of ‘Spotlight Focus –Thailand: Maintaining competitive edge in the APAC wholesale carrier market’. She highlighted CAT’s marketing campaign for service providers in Asia and specifically Thailand where IT shifts continuously.

Asia’s Largest Blockchain Conference to be Hosted in Seoul

KoreaBlockchain Agenda, a global blockchain conference that is now meeting in 10 major cities in the world, will be held at KINTEX in Ilsan for three days from Dec. 9. A blockchain is a public ledger that is viewable by anyone in the world, and is distributed via the torrent protocol. A key example using this technology is virtual currency bitcoin. Since it can store any form of data and can be directly transacted by users, it is also used in stock trading in the U.S.-based NASDAQ.

Indonesian e-commerce players gear up for Harbolnas

Indonesiae27 — It is that time of the year again. Indonesia’s National Online Shopping Day (Harbolnas) will happen on December 12 with 140 e-commerce sites participating to give discounts of up to 90 per cent for one day, in a retail event  comparable in magnitude to the Jakarta Great Sale. To welcome it, Lazada Indonesia held a two-day e-commerce workshop The Road to Harbolnas at the startup’s head office in South Jakarta.

NTT Communications Extends its Leadership as the Top Wholesale IP Provider in Asia

JapanBusiness Wire — NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the global data and IP services arm of Fortune Global 500 telecom leader NTT, today announced its participation as a Platinum Sponsor at the Capacity Asia 2015 Conference taking place in Bangkok, Thailand, 30 November to 2 December. Capacity Asia is one of the leading events for the wholesale IP service industry in the region.