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Ovum predicts that Smartphones to hit 1.7 billion in
Smartphones shipped globally will hit 1.7 billion in 2017, with emerging
markets seeing particularly strong growth, predicts Ovum.
Maybank Singapore launches mobile banking services
Developed by Tagit, Maybank's mBanking app is the first and only mobile
service in the industry that allows customers to perform cross-market
Worldwide consumer tech spending to hit US$2.1
trillion in 2012
Gartner says consumers will spend $2.1 trillion worldwide on information and
entertainment products and services in 2012, rising to $2.7 trillion by end
Smartphone shipments to reach 1.7 billion in 2017
Android-based smartphones are expected to grow at a CAGR of 26.8% and will
dominate the smartphone market over the next five years, says Ovum.
Ovum reveals rise of BYOD is driving mobile device
The challenge for CIOs is how to manage and secure data, while exploiting
the innovation and productivity benefits that embracing the major smartphone
platforms can deliver.
Global smartphone sales up 47% in Q4 2011
Apple is top smartphone vendor in fourth quarter of 2011 and in 2011 as a
whole, says Gartner.
Fibre Index survey charts trends for home fibre
broadband in S’pore
Synovate (now Ipsos) study commissioned by OpenNet reveals an increase in
awareness and interest in usage of optical fibre broadband services.
Worldwide media tablet sales to total 63.6 million
units, a 261.4% increase from 2010
Apple’s iPad to maintain a market share lead by commanding more than 50% of
the market until 2014, says Gartner.
NTT Singapore upgrades IP backbone connection between
ASEAN and Europe
Improved telecommunications link between Singapore and London offers
enlarged bandwidth of 10 gigabits per second with low network latency.
Inmarsat selects iDirect for Global Xpress service
ST Engineering's US subsidiary to provide satellite Ground Network
Infrastructure and end-user terminal technology.
Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel deploys Smart Wi-Fi
Ruckus Wireless’ ZoneFlex Smart Wi-Fi enables ultra-reliable wireless
Internet access for smartphones and speedier guest service.
GlobalPlatform to standardise the Trusted Execution
The TEE aims to resolve security concerns in the mobile handset market,
particularly with reference to digital rights management and finance
Ericsson and Akamai to create mobile cloud
The companies will jointly develop solutions for the fast-growing market of
content and applications delivered to mobile devices.
Orange Business Services joins Cloud Security Alliance
As a corporate member of the alliance, Orange Business Services will lend
its global expertise to promoting best practices for security within cloud
Ovum’s telecoms predictions for 2011
Shifts in smartphone dominance, lower mobile subscriber growth in emerging
markets and increasing demand from Web 2.0 enterprises are among the
TomTom announces latest version of TomTom App for
With TomTom Map Share, users can make map changes directly to their own maps
and receive TomTom-verified updates free of charge.
Google and NXP integrate NFC in Android
NFC in Android will drive the development of new, exciting and creative
applications that extend the touch interface of mobile applications beyond
the devices screen.
Cloud strategies continue to underscore top technology
trends for 2011
Verizon sees opportunities for enterprises to leverage high-IQ networks,
‘Everything as a Service’ and enterprise apps.
Tandberg Data signs Avnet to broaden market base in
Avnet to supply full range of Tandberg Data solutions for SMB data
Akamai further boosts web performance for IAHGames
Akamai supports an 8x increase in traffic on IAHGames website and faster
download speeds to gamers.
Sybase 365 extends partnership with Western Union
The alliance will enable mobile operators and financial institutions to
mobilise Western Union money transfers for millions of subscribers around
APAC mobile payments to double in five years
Frost & Sullivan finds that contactless payments via the NFC channel will
increase in popularity to account for 23 per cent of all m-payments in 2015.
Fujitsu launches comprehensive IaaS solution
Singapore will be the first country to commence Fujitsu SAP IaaS offering,
designed to offer cost effective SAP infrastructure services for customers.
CNBC Asia Pacific selects Juniper Networks
The TV channel deploys Juniper Networks’ high-performance Ethernet switches
to support live broadcasting from the Singapore Exchange.
Tata Communications Exchange opens in Singapore
Globally advanced facility will allow more Asia Pacific firms to enjoy
high-performing data centre services.
NETGEAR and Panasonic partnership
NETGEAR and Panasonic team to deliver optimal wirelessly connected
experience for the Panasonic VIERA Line of TVs.
Polycom-Microsoft new strategic relationship
Polycom expands relationship to include unique, natively integrated Polycom
solutions and coordinated go-to-market initiatives for Microsoft unified
Data services to drive growth in SEA’s mobile market
Data usage will grow to account for 40.4% of total mobile revenues by
end-2015, up from 27.8% in 2009.
Public sector enterprise networking in APAC to
escalate at a rate of 13%
Market is estimated at US$1.38 billion in 2010, and is forecast to grow at a
CAGR of 13% from 2009-2013, says report.
NTT Singapore launches Global Virtualization Services
Global Virtualization Services allow end-users to virtualize their physical
servers located in NTT Communications’ data centres globally, and manage the
consolidated clusters remotely.
Can videoconferencing really live up to the hype?
Cable&Wireless Worldwide offers insights into what has changed to allow for
wide scale adoption of video conferencing as a mainstream business activity.
Akamai acquires Velocitude
Akamai enters mobile optimisation market; extends cloud services to mobile
Plantronics joins newly launched UCIF
The Forum is dedicated to enabling standards-based, cross-vendor
interoperability of UC hardware and software across enterprises, service
providers and consumer clouds.
Life Technologies selects Verizon Business
Under a three-year agreement, Verizon Business will build and manage a new
IP-based network connecting more than 100 Life Technologies locations.
hSenid Mobile launches Cloud Enabled Telco Platform
mChoice Aventura is an open, scalable and extendable platform which
addresses operational capacity requirements of telecom operators.
Convergys adds marquee partners
Alcatel-Lucent and Tech Mahindra are the first systems integration partners
for Convergys Smart Communications Suite powered by Microsoft.
BT announces global availability of its IP Exchange platform
The wholesale service enables communications providers to seamlessly connect
VoIP to VoIP and VoIP to traditional voice calls.
Fidessa opens new hub in Singapore
The move is in direct response to growing demand for Fidessa’s trading and
connectivity services throughout the Asia Pacific region.
BT expands BT Radianz Proximity Solution hosting
The expanded Singapore hosting facility combines fully-managed hosting
facilities with low-latency connectivity, providing high-speed access to
exchanges and other trading venues.
InMobi launches AdROIt
AdROIt offers advertisers automated, cost per acquisition-based performance
tracking to improve ROI for their mobile advertising campaigns.
GN Netcom accelerates ASEAN growth strategy
The Company appoints Westcon as distributor for the ASEAN markets to expand
sales channels for the UC environments.
NUS migrates WAN to Juniper Networks
Deployment of routers running the Junos operating system enables the
National University of Singapore to simplify its WAN while increasing
capacity and reliability.
Resorts World Sentosa deploys Juniper solution
Gaming Resort selects a portfolio of Juniper Networks security solutions for
high internal security and remote access.
ICT crucial in achieving sustainable development
Mobile communications access can help people escape from poverty and achieve
the Millennium Development Goals, says Hans Vestberg, CEO of Ericsson.
SingTel and Ericsson unveil LTE technology trial
The trial demonstrates how LTE technology will further enrich customers’
multimedia mobile lifestyle and experience.
T-Systems and SAP announce global services partnership
A core focus of the agreement will be on T-Systems development of solutions
to extend features of SAP applications to mobile devices.
PepsiCo collaborates with BT and Cisco
This new collaboration strategy with BT and Cisco will help enable
cross-company collaboration between PepsiCo and key distributors and
Juniper Networks, Polycom to improve experience of
visual communication networks
Alliance to maximise converged and intelligent network capabilities to
deliver telepresence and video conferencing services with assured quality.
Verizon and Motorola increase support for retailers
The new managed wireless security service, offered via Verizon’s Framework
for Retail, is designed to help retailers improve IT performance and enhance
Nexus One: Google’s Super Phone
The Nexus One moves Google towards becoming an MDP vendor.
ST Engineering’s US company acquires Parallel
Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) has announced that VT
iDirect has, through its wholly owned subsidiary, iDirect UK, acquired 100
per cent of Parallel Limited.
Orange announces complete cloud computing services
Orange cloud computing solutions include real-time applications,
collaboration, security, infrastructure, cloud-ready networking and vertical
solutions for specific industries.
Acision powers M1 Multimedia Messaging Service Centre
The new MMSC will enhance the capability and sophistication of M1’s
multimedia message delivery service.
HP to acquire 3Com
The acquisition of 3Com will expand HP’s Ethernet switching offerings, add
routing solutions and significantly strengthen the company’s position in
RIM and Adobe expand partnership
The collaboration aims to accelerate mobile application and content
development workflow between BlackBerry application and web content
developers and creative professionals that use Adobe tools.
Irdeto collaborates with Glocal Media Network
Irdeto will provide Content Management Solutions to build Glocal TV catering
for B-2-C, the online platform aggregating Asian broadcast, video and music
RIM joins Open Screen Project
Companies collaborate to bring full Flash Player to BlackBerry Smartphones.
Nanyang Poly, Nokia and StarHub collaborate to develop
innovative mobile phone applications
The Mobile Inno Sphere Centre at NYP to provide support and training to
young developers in the mobile services and applications space.
Research reveals captive audience in millennials
Singapore’s 18-25 year olds are more likely to use IM and SMS, and are more
mobile when accessing emails.
3Com upgrades backbone connectivity for Ministry of
With the enhanced H3C network, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will boost
the speed, reliability and security of its network.
NOL renews communications infrastructure agreement
Leading container shipping and logistics group signs five-year, US$38
million contract for global IP VPN services.
Tata and Tyco Telecommunications complete TGN-IA Cable
The 6700 km undersea cable system connects Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo,
Vietnam and the Philippines.
APAC broadband subs to hit 182 million this year
Broadband subscriber base covering 14 APAC countries will grow at a CAGR of
14.1% annually to reach 342.9 million subscribers by end-2014.
Skype announces winners of first Skype for Business
The winning companies in Asia Pacific demonstrated how they are saving time,
saving money and staying ahead by using Skype.
CIOs view WAN as strategic platform
Panel of industry IT experts confirms importance of WAN investments as a
strategic priority to support global operations.
Equinix opens second data centre in Singapore
The S$45 million first phase of the new centre to provide expansion
opportunities for existing and new customers.
Juniper Networks and IBM expand relationship
Agreement will enable IBM to provide Juniper’s Ethernet networking products
and support within IBM’s data centre portfolio of products.
WAN optimisation preferred over additional bandwidth
According to growth partnership company Frost & Sullivan, WAN optimisation
solutions are expected to reach a market size of US$831.6m by end-2015.
Axis Communications strengthens presence in South Asia
Axis is strengthening its presence in region due to development potential of
market and growing local interest in network video solutions.
Fixed voice still worth US$309b globally in 2014
Ovum predicts that fixed voice lines will decline at a CAGR of -3% between
2008 to 2014, falling from 1.1 billion to 0.9 billion globally.
StarHub launches Application Development Campaign for
The Application Development Campaign for Android is to promote rapid
development of applications on the open Android platform, to nurture a
vibrant developer community in the region.
Singapore's first mobile software association
The Mobile Alliance of Singapore represents the interests of the broader
mobile ecosystem with a focus on driving innovation and growth of the mobile
Gemalto joins Mobile Alliance
Gemalto to help VAS companies in Singapore understand and leverage the
assets of the (U)SIM as an application bearer and enabler.
ST Electronics installs antenna system at SingTel’s Earth Station
The 11-metre Ku-Band antenna system at SingTel’s Seletar Earth Station
offers SingTel additional capacity and capability to serve their customers
Orange Business Services unveils International M2M
The IMC provides expertise and support to OEMs worldwide that use M2M
technology in their products and services, as well as multinational
companies with M2M applications.
T-Systems wins deal with Brenntag in Singapore
T-Systems delivers for Brenntag a complete suite of ICT services that
encompass dynamic computing for SAP and messaging, MPLS, and application
Juniper Networks, Nokia Siemens Networks to create
Carrier Ethernet joint venture to manage end-to-end Carrier Ethernet
Verizon Business teams with Westcon Group
Under the new agreement, Verizon will expand its global logistics reach and
provide multinational enterprises with just-in-time delivery of critical
communications equipment and services.
Skype Online Shop now open to users in 7 APAC markets
New web store enables users in Asia Pacific to browse and buy a range of
Skype Certified accessories and hardware from In Store Solutions.
Savvis extends agreement with Thomson Reuters
Extended agreement provides comprehensive managed hosting and network
Riding through the financial storm with WAN
Paul Serrano gives 10 reasons why the deployment of WAN technology can help
a company save costs and yet achieve the same level of productivity at the
Verizon Business expands IT consulting services
New professional services address continued global demand from enterprises
for help managing IT environments.
Pacnet expands Asia network
Pacnet deploys Xtera's NXT submarine line terminals in its EAC-C2C cable
network connecting Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Taiwan
Brocade and IBM extend OEM relationship to enterprise
Customers will now be able to purchase Brocade networking products and
services through any combination of channels.
Mobile email to reach US$3.7b by 2012
Springboard Research says mobile email set to capture 61% share of the APAC
Enterprise Mobility Applications Market by 2012.
Orange Business Services upgrades APAC IP network
Next-generation converged IP network in Asia Pacific to deliver greater
coverage, capacity, performance and resilience to multinational enterprise
Plantronics strengthens presence in APAC
The addition of the Malaysian office to Plantronics' existing network of
offices further solidifies the company's presence in Asia Pacific.
StarHub, Huawei launch APAC’s first HSPA+ network
New mobile broadband upgrade supports downlink speeds of up to 21Mbps.
SpinVox powers first Skype voicemail to text
Skype users can now receive voicemail as text. They may also choose to
receive voicemail notification via SMS or for free by email.
BT launches iVPN service
The iVPN service is enabled by BT’s 21CN global platform and is the first
21CN service launched for global enterprise customers.
Microsoft, Gemalto bring Windows Live Messenger to
mass market mobile subscribers
Customers can keep in touch with friends and communities on the go through
any handset that allows SIM cards.
SingTel’s regional mobile customer base reaches 232m
Year-on-year, its aggregate mobile customer base in Australia, Bangladesh,
India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand was up
35 per cent or 61 million.
Verizon strengthens foundation for delivering
communications, IT and security solutions
Verizon Business’ strategic global network plans for 2009 include expansions
of Private IP/MPLS, converged packet architecture, submarine cable systems
and optical global mesh architecture.
SingTel, HTC unveil first Android powered mobile phone
The HTC Dream offers access to Android Market, which hosts many popular and
unique applications from developers around the world.
Global mobile predictions for 2009
Acision predicts messaging and its associated revenues will continue to soar
globally despite the economic downturn.
Carbon neutral conferencing services in APAC
CO2NeutralConferencing.com will utilise BT’s conferencing infrastructure and
network to deliver its conferencing solution in Asia Pacific.
Singtel, Riverbed to deliver managed WAN acceleration
SingTel TOPS AA solution accelerates the delivery of data over WAN,
improving the performance and speed of corporate applications such as
e-mail, data back-up, web browsing.
Skype, IBM collaborate on LotusLive integration
The planned integration will join LotusLive collaborative services with
Skype Internet communications to create a seamless communications experience
for mutual customers.
Opportunities for hosted UC services amidst cautious
Asia Pacific Unified Communications Services Market estimates to reach
US$6.58b by end-2014.
Netgear opens third service centre in Singapore
Company continues to meet the technical needs of consumers with the central
location of service centres.
Cisco launches EPIC@SG to build next-gen services
The Enabling Platform Innovation Centre is projected to add up to US$270m in
revenue and create up to 1,800 jobs by 2015.
Rednano’s proximity search goes live
Rednano launches Singapore’s first cross-telco mobile location-based
directory search for the mass market.
TELKOM and NCS to promote total ICT services for
The collaboration will provide best-in-class ICT services for corporate
Nokia Messaging comes to Nokia devices
With Nokia Messaging and Mail on Ovi, Nokia will enable consumers with and
without email accounts to experience mobile email.
Netgear’s Powerline adapters for HD and multimedia
Innovative Powerline devices offer consumers 200Mbps speeds with broad
options in technical design.
Orange Business Services enhances Business Together
Company brings best-in-class services based on the latest Microsoft products
supported by ITIL standards-based service management.
Asia home to more than half world mobile connections
Ovum forecasts connections in APAC (including China and India) to more than
double from 1.4b in 2007 to 2.9b in 2013.
SolarWinds establishes operations in APAC
The company establishes APAC headquarters in Singapore, and expands global
distribution relationships through M.Tech agreement.
StarHub triples HSPA mobile broadband network uplink
HSPA mobile broadband network will be able to deliver higher uplink speeds
for customers to upload photos to Facebook and Flicker, and large documents
Juniper Networks announces release of JUNOS for
“JUNOS for Dummies” teaches administrators how to use JUNOS features and
provides guidance for choosing the right hardware.
APAC IPTV subscriber base to reach 22.4m by 2013
Frost & Sullivan estimates that the IPTV subscriber base in Asia Pacific
will grow at a CAGR of 32.7 per cent by end-2013.
Swedish Match streamlines global communications with
The company is implementing a fully managed Verizon Private IP solution to
enhance communications between its global offices and manufacturing
Cisco Capital launches Zero Percent Progress Payments
Zero Percent Progress Payments Program provides customers with 120-day
deferral and helps channel partners manage cash flow.
VP Bank selects Orange Business Services for managed services
The solution will be implemented initially at VP Bank’s new offices in Dubai
BT becomes BASF’s global network partner
BT awarded contract to operate BASF’s wide-area data network in the
Voxbone opens APAC HQ in Singapore
The company also received licences to operate in Japan and Hong Kong.
AppTrigger introduces ASC Advantage program in APAC
The ASC Advantage program navigates a roadmap for Tier 1 service providers
to minimise risk associated with application reach and new application
TT&T deploys first Cisco WiMAX network in Thailand
This will be the first production WiMAX network in Thailand once the rollout
is completed in September.
Nortel acquires DiamondWare to improve virtual web and
DiamondWare 3D audio technology to help create ‘real-life’ virtual
communications experience for Nortel customers.
Alcatel-Lucent supports commercial trial of BCAST
The trial is based on Alcatel-Lucent’s Mobile Interactive TV solution, which
will power the DVB-H platform for the trial.
StarHub launches Video-On-Demand and On Demand
StarHub’s pay TV customers can look forward to the widest range of quality
content that will be available upon their demand.
Lingnan University scales secure routing with Juniper
The high-performance network infrastructure provides faculty and students
fast, reliable and secure access to the Internet and campus resources from
its student hostel.
Telstra brings benefits of LAN to the WAN
Based on secure, dedicated SDH technology, Telstra’s Ethernet offers the
privacy and reliability of private leased lines, with improved scalability
mBlox launches global network management centre
With the global NMC mBlox will be able to monitor and react to activity
around the clock at other mBlox network operation centres.
Cisco integrates Linksys Small-Business Channel
Unified Channel Partner Program offers broader solution choices and
increased revenue opportunities.
HP acquires Colubris Networks
HP to integrate Colubris’ extensive product line into its ProCurve
Networking product portfolio to expand its wireless technology offerings.
SingTel Group’s mobile customer base reached 198
The Group’s mobile customer base in eight markets grew 45 per cent from
136.35 million customers.
M1 enters fixed broadband market
M1 becomes a full fledged broadband player with the introduction of M1 Fixed
BT acquires Ribbit
The acquisition will accelerate BT's strategy to transform itself into a
next-generation, platform-based, software-driven services company.
STMicroelectronics, NXP bring together key wireless
The joint venture will meet customer needs in 2G, 2.5G, 3G, multimedia,
connectivity and all future wireless technologies.
APAC Customer Services awarded StarHub contract
APAC Customer Services
has announced that StarHub has selected APAC to provide customer care and
back office processing services.
Asia Pacific conferencing and collaboration: Shifting
into higher gear
Frost & Sullivan's commentary on the Asia Pacific ICT industry, addressing
opportunities, best practices and major events.
Netgear strengthens distributor network in Singapore
Technologies to promote Netgear's products across the island.
Alcatel-Lucent, SpeedCast to launch first hosted DVB-H
mobile TV service in Asia
The collaboration will enable the seamless delivery of digital video content
to operators for transmission to devices supporting the DVB-H mobile TV
Thailand’s AIS signs consulting contracts with
Convergys will provide advisory services to transform AIS’ customer
Johor State Government deploys Cisco Unified Communications
The Unified Communications system will deliver the voice, video and data
communications needs of state government.
Juniper Networks Open IP development partners
The Open IP development programmes provide tools and support for creating
advanced products and services that combine expertise of partners with
capabilities from Juniper.
Asia’s leading data centres to form Data Centre
Four of Southeast Asia’s
leading data centres have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to form
a Data Centre Alliance to meet acute data centre requirements in the region.
Challenger Mobile, iCELL Network announce partnership
Companies to deliver end-to-end mobile VoIP solutions to customers in the
Asia Pacific region.
Premiere Global Services launches myPortal
With myPortal, companies can securely access all of Premiere’s web-based
services from one platform.
MediaRing launches new mobile VoIP service globally
MediaRing MobileVoIP offers free unlimited mobile calls amongst its users
when connected to the Internet through a WiFi network.
3G iPhone: Few surprises, but now it gets really
Steven Hartley, an analyst at global advisory and consulting firm Ovum,
comments on Apple 3G iPhone.
Apple, SingTel to bring iPhone 3G to Singapore
SingTel customers among the first in Asia to own the revolutionary handset.
Has optical technology's 13-year victory over Moore's
Law come to an end?
Dana Cooperson, Vice President, Optical Networking at Ovum, comments on how
DWDM is in danger of stalling exponential improvements in telecoms network
Challenger Mobile continues expansion in APAC
Company believes Mobile VoIP benefits will encourage a whole new wave of
competition throughout the Asia Pacific region.
WiMax: Asia’s last mile solution?
This massive untapped segment is expected to drive WiMax deployments in Asia
Pacific, despite competition from 3G technology and regulatory issues.
Sprint selects Bridgewater as vendor for XOHM
Within Sprint, Bridgewater will provide concurrent support for 3G and 4G
networks from a common infrastructure.
Cisco transforms international network for Orange Business Services
Deployment of new generation of Cisco IP NGN routing technology will bring
Orange Business Services’ international network even closer to its
Emerging economies continue to invest in videoconferencing infrastructure
The market, covering six sub-regions in Asia Pacific, is expected to reach
US$245.3 million by end-2014, at a CAGR of 17.2 per cent.
Orange Business Services launches global Cisco TelePresence service
Orange Business Services’ comprehensive service includes consulting, design,
deployment, maintenance and management.
Microsoft, RIM to bring Windows Live services to BlackBerry smartphones
Agreement will enhance the communications experience on BlackBerry
smartphones through Windows Live Hotmail and Windows Live Messenger
Chinese university creates high-performance extranet
The remote access is established via secure SSL VPN connections using
Juniper Networks Secure Access 4000 SSL VPN platform.
Enterprises expect high levels of engagement from UC suppliers, IDC survey
IDC has recently published its study, which analyses the enterprises' usage
and adoption trends related to enterprise telephony and unified
communications in the Asia Pacific region.
SingTel Mobile launches SMS Plus
New services provides differentiation and value-added benefits from
Brocade collaborates with Intel to deliver FCoE solutions
Brocade FCoE technology to utilise high-performance Intel hardware as
foundation for new FCoE capabilities.
STMicroelectronics, NXP merge wireless businesses
The combined portfolios will improve competitiveness, speed product
development and strengthen R&D scale.
Unified communications – keeping the customer in the equation
Verizon Business offers tips to help CIOs and IT professionals select a
provider that can enable their organisations to better focus on their core
Unified communications – keeping the customer in the equation
Unified communications is a way of approaching how communications
capabilities can help streamline processes to achieve business goals, says
Steven Tan, Regional Marketing Director, Asia Pacific & Middle East regions,
Communications companies are increasingly focused on
becoming more customer-centric
Global survey reveals that Web technology and increasing consumer power are
driving customer-centric focus.
Radware becomes a global BEA select partner
As part of the partnership, Radware has expanded its support across BEA
solutions to answer IT and network needs of BEA customers.
Microsoft, Aspect form global strategic alliance
Microsoft and Aspect Software, a global contact centre company, announced a
multiyear strategic alliance to help deliver unified communications (UC) to
contact centres around the world.
Fujitsu helps capacity upgrade of SEA-ME-WE 4
The upgrade will enable SEA-ME-WE 4 to support increased broadband traffic
requirements between Asia and Europe.
Creative and InnoMedia announce partnership for inPerson
Creative and InnoMedia aim to make Creative inPerson, a wireless video
conferencing system, accessible and affordable for every business executive
in the office.
SingTel and partners to build new submarine cable
The US$300 million cable system will span 10,000 km across the Pacific
Ocean, linking Chikura in Japan to Los Angeles in the US.
Verizon offers Microsoft Windows Server 2008
The new Microsoft server platform will help enterprises enhance application
availability and boost networking performance.
Strong bandwidth demand will drive optical components to US$6.0B in 2012
Demand will drive an 11 per cent compounded annual growth rate, says Ovum.
Packeteer introduces new high-speed platform
Packeteer has announced
the introduction of its new Talon TC30, TM a multi-gigabit application
performance monitoring and control solution delivering speeds of up to 6Gbps
for the Internet and WAN.
SingTel’s regional mobile subscriber base grows to 172 million
SingTel’s mobile subscriber base in eight markets went up by 53 per cent
from 112.28 million customers a year ago.
ProCurve and Siemens announce sales agreement
Under the terms of the deal, Siemens will sell voice and data solutions
incorporating ProCurve network products and Siemens VoIP technology.
Brocade delivers new adaptive networking services
Brocade has introduced
new Brocade Adaptive Networking services, addressing evolving requirements
to dynamically manage virtualisation in the data centre.
Aruba to purchase AirWave Wireless
The acquisition furthers Aruba’s vision of true multi-vendor networks.
Record SMS traffic during New Year period across Asia Pacific
Global SMS traffic over the 2007/2008 New Year period increased by 30 per
cent compared to the same period last year.
Triple-play a key driver of VoIP, says Ovum
New fixed operators are driving VoIP uptake in most markets, as they
implement triple-play strategies to compete with incumbents.
Verizon Business UTM offering
The offering provides companies with a multifaceted defense against a range
of network security threats.
HTC Asia adds new service to its phones
HTC users can go to HTC eClub to download the “Yahoo! Go?application onto
their HTC phones.
Wireless@SG services come to Singapore Changi Airport
Wireless@SG users get free access to wireless broadband network in airport
by simply using their existing Wireless@SG User ID and password.
Singapore's NGN proposals process: a legion of devilish details
The Singapore government has kicked off its tender for a national
next-generation network (NGN) by imposing a tough operational separation
regime on the project.
SingTel and MSC collaborate to offer Global Apparel solution
The solution enables apparel manufacturers to efficiently manage their
production lines, processes, merchandising, purchasing and inventories.
M Hotel deploys Alcatel-Lucent’s hospitality solution
Hospitality solution delivers increased connectivity & operational
efficiency to hotel.
IP contact centre the largest share of UC applications spending
IDC predicts that IP contact centres and conferencing applications will form
the bulk of unified communications applications market from 2007-2011.
BT to acquire Frontline
BT to acquire the entire issued share capital of Frontline for approximately
Nuplex selects Verizon as global network services provider
Nuplex Industries has
selected Verizon Business to consolidate the management of its global data
Verizon expands network capabilities in South Asia
The availability of additional private IP nodes in Malaysia and Philippines
provide diversity and expanded services to customers.
Amara Group selects Alcatel-Lucent to improve visitors?experience
The Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa will leverage leading-edge technology to
offer hotel guests unprecedented convenience and communications capabilities
at the touch of a button.
Mitsui & Co. Energy selects BT to launch new trading floor
BT has provided Mitsui & Co. Energy with a robust, advanced trading floor
strategy that will facilitate their trading activities in a more efficient
and productive solution.
Migration to new networks a major telco challenge
Migrating customers from an old technology to new one is one of the biggest
challenges an operator can face, according to new research from Ovum.
SingTel expands Wireless@SG coverage and location-based services at tourist
SingTel Wireless@SG coverage and WhizGuide at tourist attractions will offer
visitors location-based online discovery portals and relevant information.
Global enterprise Ethernet services market to exceed US$31b in 2012
As carriers expand Ethernet offerings, Ovum says global market will grow 21
per cent, exceeding US$31 billion in 2012.
Challenges of social networking: Good over bad
What do you do when somebody writes something about you or your company that
you don't like? Steve Hodgkinson, Ovum Research Director, advises to be on
the front foot in writing good over bad.
Verizon selects Juniper for Managed WAN Optimisation Service
Verizon Business has selected Juniper Networks?WXC platform for a new
Managed WAN Optimization Service.
Allianz SE renews agreement with Orange Business Services
Allianz SE has renewed a three-year global IP VPN contract with Orange
Singapore leads in mobility but falls behind for prosumer readiness, study
Singapore takes top spot in mobility index for organisations while prosumers
in India lead in mobility adoption, according to new research findings.
Cisco acquires Navini Networks
Cisco’s acquisition of Navini will help extend and enhance Cisco's IP Next
Generation Network vision.
SingTel launches SatCom@SMA with SMA, Globe Wireless
SingTel collaborates with Singapore Maritime Academy and Globe Wireless to
set up a maritime satellite communications centre.
EZ-Link and StarHub launch NFC public trial
EZ-Link and StarHub has
announced that they have completed a series of internal trials.
New framework for service providers and billing operators
The Infocomm Development
Authority of Singapore has issued a code of practice for companies providing
premium rate services over the public telecoms network, and their billing
M1 partners SPH to offer location-based SMS advertising service
M1 and SPH will be launching a new mobile advertising platform using cell
SingTel launches Mobile LIVECam
SingTel has launched the Mobile LIVECam, a home surveillance device which
operates on the 3G network.
Tandberg Management Suite to support multi-vendor video environments
To enable customers with multi-vendor environments to better manage their
video networks, Tandberg has announced support of Codian and Sony products
by Tandberg Management Suits.
Palm Treo 500v smartphone on M1 network
Palm and M1 have announced the new Palm Treo 500v smartphone with Vodafone
user interface on Windows Mobile 6 Standard edition on the M1 network.
StarHub launches OneSIM Indosat service for Indonesia roaming
StarHub has launched The OneSIM Indosat roaming service, which will provide
StarHub Mobile post-paid subscribers hassle free access in Singapore and
Indonesia without changing their SIM card.
Tandberg completes Codian acquisition
Tandberg, a global provider of telepresence, high-definition
videoconferencing and mobile video, has completed its acquisition of Codian,
a developer of high-definition videoconferencing infrastructure products.
Verizon Business deploys next-generation IP
Verizon Business is deploying
the Internet’s next-generation protocol known as IPv6 on the company’s
public IP network worldwide.
Telcos set to play key role in UC space
With the unified
communications market poised for growth, telecom service providers will have
a very important role to play in the enterprise communications space.
Verizon partners China Telecom
multinational customers now have seamless connectivity to China Telecom’s
Next Convergence Network.
Alcatel-Lucent powers SingTel’s mio TV service
Alcatel-Lucent has announced
its involvement in SingTel’s pay TV service, mio TV, which was launched on
20 July 2007.
BT to acquire INS Group S.A.
Communications solutions and services provider BT has agreed to acquire INS
Group S.A., a Belgium-based network and systems integrator.
Xiamen Government collaborates with Cisco
Cisco China has announced that
it is working with the Xiamen Municipal Government to promote the
development of Xiamen's information and communications technology
capabilities, with a focus on the software industry.
BT boosts presence in China
BT has announced the launch of a Technology and Service Centre based in
Dalian and a Research & Development Centre based in Shanghai.
Tandberg, a global provider of visual communication, has announced the
acquisition of Codian, a developer of high-definition videoconferencing
CASSIS and IBM introduces Smart Poster
CASSIS International and IBM
has announced the launch of the Smart Poster Management System that enables
businesses to be more effective and efficient in providing highly customised
levels of service to the individual consumer, and not just merely a segment
NXP’s single-chip solution for mobile handset market
NXP Semiconductors has announced its Nexperia PNX4903 GSM/GPRS-optimised
multimedia solution for the ULC segment of the mobile handset market.
BT achieves Cisco Multinational Certified Partner status
Communications solutions and services provider BT has achieved Cisco
Multinational certification in the Asia Pacific region.
MBMS in the mobile TV broadcast landscape
According to Ovum Analyst Nathan Burley, Multimedia Broadcast Multicast
Service will play a significant role in delivery of Mobile TV and video
Broca partners ICSP Solutions
Broca, the provider of secure
advanced messaging technology, has signed a partnership and reseller
agreement with Singapore-based mobile applications service provider ICSP
Juniper Networks and Wipro Infotech accelerate India stock trading portal
Juniper Networks has announced
that Sharekhan, one of India’s top five securities trading firms, has
boosted the responsiveness, security and scale of its stock-trading
micronDR delivers non-destructive mobile app recovery service
micronDR, a data recovery
provider, has announced a non-destructive mobile application recovery
service aimed at meeting the needs of the mobile generation.
Standard Chartered Bank chooses BT for network services
BT has announced that Standard
Chartered Bank, an international bank with operations in more than 50
countries worldwide, has signed a global network services contract with BT.
CA’s new quality assurance and testing tools
CA has announced new application quality assurance and testing solutions to
help organisations more effectively leverage their legacy application
investments within a SOA environment.
Healthe shapes up its global network
Healthe, a service
provider of health and wellness services, has selected Verizon Business to
implement a global voice and data network to link its Singapore headquarters
with its primary business locations...
Vodafone Fiji gets MMS and mobile internet
Mobile Web 2.0 becomes
a reality for Fijian mobile users as Vodafone Fiji has selected Acision's
Speed Browsing mobile internet and Easy MMS solutions to enable local
processing of mobile content.
SingTel launches *MAPS
SingTel last Friday
launched *MAPS, the first-of-its kind service that allows SingTel customers
with GPRS-enabled phones and WiFi-enabled devices to view their current
location on a map...
AsiaPacific Web 2.0 industry to boom
The homegrown Web 2.0
industry is projected to boom with a regional population of 900 million
consumers under the age of 16.
Ericsson expands WCDMA/HSPA network for Indosat
Indosat has awarded
Ericsson a contract extension to expand its WCDMA/HSPA network coverage in
greater Jakarta, Indonesia.
StarHub launches two-way high-speed HSPA service
From 4 August, StarHub
consumer and corporate customers will be able to experience high-speed
access in Singapore of up to 7.2Mbps downlink and up to 1.9Mbps uplink with
the use of HSDPA and HSUPA technologies respectively.
Managed mobility: The next front in ICT wars
Managed mobility is
emerging as the next front in the ICT wars, and mobile operators need to be
aware of the emerging threat from IT services providers.
NXP expands wireless USB tech base
NXP Semiconductors (NXP),
the independent company founded by Philips will invest more than 90 million
Euros over the next five years, as part of its planned annual R&D
SingTel, StarHub competition heats up
Telecommunications (SingTel) on Friday launched its pay TV service, mio TV,
which allows subscribers to pay only for what they want to watch...
RIM launches BlackBerry Curve in Singapore
provider Research In Motion has introduced the BlackBerry Curve smartphone
in Singapore. The BlackBerry Curve is the smallest and lightest full Qwerty
WCDMA HSPA cellular connections to reach 40 million
WCDMA HSPA cellular
connections are expected to reach 40 million worldwide by end of 2008,
reveals Wireless Intelligence, the joint venture between Ovum and the GSM
Nortel unveils Unwired Enterprise vision
Nortel has announced an increase in its R&D investment in the development of
a complete next-generation enterprise wireless and mobility solution.
Netgear and Ubiquisys team to develop Femtocell Home Gateway
Netgear, a worldwide
provider of technologically advanced, branded networking products, and
Ubiquisys, a developer of intelligent 3G femtocell access points for the
residential market, have announced their...
Key to an effective consumer WiFi strategy
As Asia continues to
make metro-WiFi commitments, led by Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia,
questions must be asked.
Mobile advertising poised to take off in Asia Pacific
Acision has released
findings from its survey on mobile advertising trends conducted with 100
trade visitors at Asia Pacific's premier technology event, CommunicAsia
Broadband services poised for mass-market adoption in Southeast Asia
Global communications solutions provider, Alcatel-Lucent, has announced key
findings from its Broadband for All End User Research, an annual global
broadband services user survey on end user needs and expectations.
Mobile games and
utilities software most popularly developed
According to IDC's survey report, Asia Pacific (including Japan) Software
Developers: Development "On-the-Go", software developers are mostly involved
in producing mobile games and utilities software.
Yahoo! signs 6 mobile deals across Asia Pacific
Yahoo! has announced that it has signed partnership agreements with six
major mobile operators across Asia, representing a combined subscriber base
of nearly 100 million.
GlobalRoam's 2-way mobile anonymous communication solution
Integrated communications services provider, GlobalRoam, has created a mobile value-added service based on TelcoBridges' flexible telecom platform.
Launch of Asia's
first Secure Advanced Messaging Service application
Infinite Solutions, the global mobile solutions integrator and Broca,
the digital communications technology provider, have announced the launch of
Asia's first Secure Advanced Messaging Service application.
SingTel customers first to enjoy free access to MobileM@il
Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) has announced that it is the first operator in Asia Pacific to offer free
'push' email to its mobile postpaid customers.
Infocomm industry chalked up S$45.4 billion in revenue
revenue in Singapore hit an all-time high of S$45.4 billion in 2006,
representing a 20 per cent growth from 2005.
ICT leaders at iX Conference 2007
This year's iX Conference 2007, organised by the Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) and supported by Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), will be showcasing to participants several corporations which actively engage in convergence, collaboration and creativity, allowing them a glimpse of the immense opportunities awaiting their businesses.
offers no charge Lotus Sametime trial
IBM has announced a no
charge, 90-day trial offer of its unified communications and collaboration
platform, IBM Lotus Sametime 7.5.1.
ProCurve to showcase Adaptive Networks
Enterprise LAN switch
vendor ProCurve Networking will demonstrate the future of networking with
Adaptive Networks at CommunicAsia 2007, the 18th International
Communications and Information Technology Exhibition & Conference.
NXP breaks new barrier for TV
NXP, the independent
semiconductor company founded by Philips, has launched the BLF878, the
world's first true 300W ultra-high frequency (UHF) transistor in High
Voltage Generation 6 LDMOS, targeted at the TV transmitter/broadcast market.
Aruba Networks announces
Secure Enterprise Mesh technology
Aruba Networks, a global
provider of secure mobility solutions, has announced its Secure Enterprise
Mesh technology that enables a converged data, voice, and video network to
be deployed or expanded without installing any new data wiring.