Telecom Asia — BT, Orange, Singtel and AT&T are the “leaders” of the next-generation telecoms service providers in Asia Pacific, but there are plenty of challengers in the market. This is according to an annual report by research firm IDC which also said these service providers “demonstrated a strong regional network presence, diverse portfolio of public, private, and hybrid cloud services, comprehensive suite of managed services offerings in the region, as well as a large base of mid and large-sized enterprises, multinational corporations (MNCs), and government clients across Asia Pacific.”
Channel Partners Online — NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2016 – TELEHOUSE, a global leader for data centers, international Internet exchanges and managed IT services, is helping to simplify the way its customers do business by providing them with access to AT&T*’s high-speed network, mobility and cloud solutions. Working through the AT&T Partner Exchange® reseller program, TELEHOUSE will offer AT&T’s services to business customers served by its two mission-critical facilities in New York.
Networks Asia — Information security threats will continue to escalate in 2016, but improved awareness and more investment by enterprises can do much to mitigate the increased risk. Where should business focus their efforts and attention? And what organizations will be most at risk in the coming year? Here are some predictions on what to expect in the cyber security space in 2016:
Business Cloud News — AT&T and Ericsson claim they’ve created an improvement to container technology that makes cloud telco platforms far more secure and yet easier to set up. They jointly presented their invention in proof of concept exercise, along with cloud service provider Apcera. Container technology, previously used for creating secure environments for text based office and enterprise productivity applications, has been tweaked in order to overcome some of its security limitations, when telecoms is handled in the cloud.
Data Center journal — New Q1 data from Synergy Research Group shows the leaders in the worldwide colocation market, with Equinix generating the most colocation revenue and achieving a 9.5% market share. It is followed by Digital Realty, NTT, Verizon, CenturyLink, KDDI, Global Switch and China Telecom.
Digital News Asia — US tech giant AT&T and industry regulator the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) have announced their third annual Malaysia Developers’ Day hackathon will be held from Aug 27-28. This year’s event will also be part of the KL Converge! digital technology event in Kuala Lumpur, jointly organised by the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia, MCMC, National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (Finas) and Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC).
Sandy Verma, Senior Director in charge of Internet of Things Solutions of AT&T Asia Pacific said, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers, up to 86% of CIOs worldwide said that technology was changing their business practice. Data analysis and Internet of Things – IoT – are emerging as the most significant technologies. With IoT, mobile phones are not just used for making calls or sending text messages but can open doors, turn on smart devices in homes, and connect devices in workshops and medical devices monitoring human health.