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As Asia continues down the path of digital transformation and its cities get increasingly connected, CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT 2017 will add brand new feature zones to address the growing need for data security and the budding start-up culture in the region. In addition, the event will also see a bigger augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) segment as the show grows to occupy the whole of Marina Bay Sands for the first time.

With the Cybersecurity Market Report predicting worldwide spending on cyber security to top US$1 trillion for the five-year period from 2017 to 2021, Asia seeing a record US$23.4 billion in start-up funding in the second quarter of 2016, and worldwide revenues for the AR and VR market expected to reach US$162 billion in 2020, the new zones are timely additions to the event that will be held from 23 - 25 May 2017, at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

Key trending technologies and network infrastructure that are the pillars of smart cities, businesses and lifestyles, such as borderless broadband, Internet of Things, cloud and data-centric solutions, satellite communications and enterprise mobility, will continue to be featured prominently at CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT 2017.

'As cities and their populations become smarter and more connected, the amount of data they produce also increases.  As reported by Cisco Systems' latest Visual Networking Index, the Asia Pacific region will drive 45 per cent of the world's mobile data traffic by 2020, and global IP traffic will increase nearly threefold over the next five years with the number of devices connected to IP networks exceeding three times the global population during this same period,' said Victor Wong, Project Director for Communications Events at organiser Singapore Exhibition Services.

'CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT will provide first-hand access to the latest in constantly evolving technology and new disruptive innovations needed to ensure the sustainable growth of smart city ecosystems and the security of data that flows through them.'

Innovations at CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT 2017

Exhibiting at NXT@CommunicAsia '“ the event's showcase of transformative technology, is CryptoGuard, a Swedish developer of content protection. The company, which has experienced substantial growth in recent years, will be demonstrating its DRM platform and new OTT solution CryptoLITE as well as its proven advanced CAS platform.

'We are expanding our markets with a strong focus in Asia, and having recently established a sales and support office in New Delhi, India, exhibiting at CommunicAsia seemed inevitable in our progress,' said Hannu Vunnel, Marketing Director at CryptoGuard. 'We are looking forward to further strengthening our position in the Asian market, and at CommunicAsia2017, CryptoGuard hopes to be recognised by major players as a leading innovator for content security.'

In today's volatile business climate, there is a pressing need for digital transformation across vertical industries. The event puts a big focus on technology to enable smarter businesses, and allow visitors to learn about and source solutions that are aimed at improving efficiencies and revenue.

Also returning to CommunicAsia for the third time is Aarenet AG, which provides encrypted WebRTC audio and video conferencing in HD quality for telecom service providers. The company will be introducing its enhanced Cloud PBX solutions including a Cloud Contact Centre, and a host of other enhancements to existing products and services.

'Aarenet AG first exhibited at CommunicAsia2015, where we received great success in business development activities for our company,' said Bao Vo, Regional Director at Aarenet AG. 'We strongly believe that CommunicAsia is the premier infocomm tradeshow in the Asia Pacific region due to its excellent infrastructure in Singapore, its modern facilities, and the fact that the event attracts patrons from almost all carriers and telecom service providers regionally. We are looking forward to exhibit at CommunicAsia2017 and the new prospects it will bring.' 

SatComm, which boasts Asia's largest gathering of more than 160 satellite communications companies, is another integral part of the event. Taking place on Level 1 of the Marina Bay Sands, SatComm will showcase satellite solutions that will enable upcoming technologies such as 4K and IoT to support smart city developments.

CommunicAsia2017 Summit

With the heightened pressure and push for seamless integration of technology, analytics and connectivity, the CommunicAsia2­017 Summit is set to augment and ultimately revolutionise today's entire ecosystem. Taking place throughout the event, the Summit will cover topics such as the Internet of Things, Security of Things, Smart Cities, Digital Talent Analytics, and Broadband.

As usual, BroadcastAsia2017 will run alongside CommunicAsia2017, but at the refurbished Suntec Singapore. This change in location will allow both shows to grow and accommodate even more exhibitors and technology. Regular shuttle buses will be available to transport visitors to and from both shows.

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