In what sounds to be a massive project, the new telecommunications infrastructure will support the government's smart nation plan and likely comes as a move to address data security concerns.
By The Way
Eileen Yu checks out industry developments across the Asia-Pacific region, discussing their relevance to the global tech business landscape.
Eileen Yu began covering the IT industry when Asynchronous Transfer Mode was still hip and e-commerce was the new buzzword. Currently a freelance blogger and content specialist based in Singapore, she has over 15 years of industry experience with various publications including ZDNet, IDG, and Singapore Press Holdings. Eileen majored in Journalism at The University of Queensland, Australia, where she wrote an honours thesis titled: To Censor or Not: The Great Singapore Dilemma. In her By The Way blog, she enjoys seeing how far she can push the line when blogging about technology, government regulations, and politics in Singapore and the rest of Asia.
Slated to begin operations from April 2015, the new agency will have centralized oversight of the country's IT security functions and develop new capabilities in this area.
Singtel says it will work with the telecoms equipment maker to identify possible applications of 5G networks for consumers and businesses, including trials for potential technologies on the mobile network.
Greenwave Systems launches research and development center focusing on Internet of Things technology, and plans to expand its headcount in the country by 50 percent.
Known widely as a hard drive manufacturer, Seagate has embarked on a branding campaign including a logo change to champion itself as a full-suite storage vendor.
Singapore telco's new branding exercise is its first in 16 years and focuses on improving customers' "everyday" experience with Singtel, say senior executives.
One-year-old cloud consultancy Alpha7 launches COO as a Service to provide a one-stop platform from which SMBs can access cloud applications and services, including bundles designed for verticals.
Businesses in Singapore are spending 22 percent of their IT budget and 17 percent more time on security as a result of shadow IT, reveals survey, which notes this enables CIOs to add value.
Chinese government says it will allow foreign-owned e-commerce companies to operate in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone as part of a pilot program, but competition will be tough against local giants JD.com and Alibaba.
Local industrial estate provider JTC unveils plans for a new multi-tenant site to support production of niche semiconductors.
Chinese networking giant says its 2014 sales revenue will likely be upward of 289 billion yuan (US$47.26 billion), up 20 percent from 2013, with strong growth across its carrier, enterprise, and consumer business groups.
Asia-Pacific will be home to 335.88 million online gamers in 2018, with 150 million paying to enjoy their hobby, as the market continues to thrive on increasing mobile access and the freemium model.
Numbers from UBS suggest China accounts for 35 percent of iPhones sold worldwide, marking the first time the smartphone has moved more units in the country than the U.S. market.
M1 will not have to pay a fine for a five-hour service disruption in February 2014 because it wasn't responsible for a software bug in its switches that caused the downtime, says the country's regulator.
Semiconductor manufacturer is looking to expand its presence in the Chinese market and hopes its recent buyout of IBM's chip business will lead the way.