Should Cyberjaya court Cisco?

Should Cyberjaya court Cisco?

Summary: Cyberjaya, dubbed Malaysia's intelligent city, is where the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC)--the agency tasked with developing and promoting the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC)--is housed.It's also where leading tech companies, local and foreign, are encouraged to house their R&D centers--although, currently, only a handful have done so.

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Cyberjaya, dubbed Malaysia's intelligent city, is where the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC)--the agency tasked with developing and promoting the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC)--is housed.

It's also where leading tech companies, local and foreign, are encouraged to house their R&D centers--although, currently, only a handful have done so. Knowledge workers are also encouraged to live there--although, currently, very few do.

I read with interest how Cisco Systems' plans to launch a business group, based in Bangalore, India, that will wire new buildings and even entirely new cities with state-of-the-art networking technology.

According to Cisco, a city "wired top-to-bottom with IP technology would be able to use it to manage infrastructure, such as traffic signals or surveillance cameras, while residents would be able to use it to access media content or control energy use in homes or office buildings".

Sounds exactly like the kind of thing Cyberjaya needs.

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Edwin Yapp

About Edwin Yapp

An engineer by training, Edwin first cut his teeth as a cellular radio frequency optimization engineer in one of Malaysia's largest telcos.
After more than five years, he hung up his radio engineering boots to try his hand at technology reporting at The Star, Malaysia's leading English daily, where he won several awards for Best Online Technology reporting.
He left to start his own editorial consultancy and is now a freelance journalist for several publications, including ZDNet Asia.
A self-confessed gadget geek, Edwin hopes his blog contributions will stir up deeper discussions within the Malaysian technology scene.

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  • Should Cyberjaya court Cisco?

    May be someone from Setia Haruman should update us with what they have done on the state-of-the-art networking technology in Cyberjaya since they have the license to to so.
    anonymous
  • Should Cyberjaya court Cisco?

    Cyberjaya should entice Google to enter. Instead of Google goes to newplace in Malaysia, like Seremban.

    Cyberjaya has some of the good infrastrcuture in place. (ALREADY). Why waste more?
    anonymous