Frost & Sullivan is tipping the value of mobile payments in Asia Pacific (excluding China and India) to grow from $71.92 billion to $271.47 billion by 2021, driven by a regulatory push toward cashless societies.
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Microsoft has opened what it says is its first combined Transparency Center and Cybersecurity Center in Singapore to serve the Asia-Pacific region.
AFP reports that Apple is battling to gain a foothold in Indonesia's booming smartphone market where local content regulations are hampering its efforts to compete against Samsung and other rivals.
The Singapore Government has launched the Government Technology Agency (GovTech) to spearhead its digital and data strategy, saying it will partner public agencies, industry and citizens to transform public service delivery through the use of technologies such as data science and analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning.
IT security company, Cylance, which claims to be revolutionizing cyber security through the use of artificial intelligence to proactively prevent advanced persistent threats and malware, has expanded its international operations with the opening of an office in Singapore, and the appointment of three security industry veterans.
Cable operators Cemerland Multimedia (MegaVision) in Indonesia and Converge ICT (CICT) in the Philippines are deploying GPON systems from Calix GPON to provide fiber to customer premises.
Almost 200 Chinese and non-Chinese organizations have banded together under the auspices of the Electronic Information Division of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to form the Industry of Virtual Reality Alliance (IVRA.com), billed as 'The only official, government-endorsed VR organization in China.'
The Korea Times reports that LG Uplus is to work with Korea Electric Power Corp (KEPCO) to accelerate penetration of smart grid technology and home Internet of Things (IoT) services
The GSMA '” which represents 800 mobile operators and 300 companies in the mobile ecosystem '” has launched its inaugural Global Mobile Trends report, saying it shows Asia is now the growth engine of the mobile ecosystem.
Vietnamese software company FPT Software has formed a partnership with European IT services business SCC, following SCC's announcement in June 2016 of its expansion into Vietnam.