Established in 1967, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) aims to accelerate the economic and social growth in the region through joint initiatives and partnerships between member nations. We look at key ICT developments in these countries, with strong focus on IT developments in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines.
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Most Southeast Asian markets will see Acer's Liquid C1 smartphone, powered by Intel's "Lexington" processor, in the "very near future" as the chipmaker capitalizes on the region's move from feature phones to smartphones.
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Japanese IT giant sets up branch office in Yangoon to build up the ICT and social infrastructure the country needs to support its projected rapid economic growth over the next few years.
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Incubators in the region need to be more proactive in nurturing startups, going beyond providing facilities, and be more focused on specific technologies to spur innovation.
Some 23 percent of the world's most digitally savvy people, described to have "unusually high engagement" with social networks, live in Asia-Pacific and 44 percent of them read product reviews as part of their decision making.
As its rivals may look to cut back amid the economic downturn, the U.S. networking giant sees this as an opportunity to gain market share in Asia-Pacific by raising customer mindshare and unlocking potential of partners.
Companies in the region are expected to increase their IT spend by 7.9 percent next year to US$743 billion, driving growth in all five key segments including devices and data center systems.
Cambodian court has ruled in favor of Norway-based Eltek Valere over Mfone's failure to pay US$3.73 million in service charges for its GSM equipment.
Due to its population, Asia-Pacific is projected to generate the most cloud traffic at 1.5 zettabytes annually, process the majority of workloads at 40.6 million, and house the largest number of fixed and mobile broadband subscribers.
Following its merger, the Web hosting company is now focusing on cloud services and hopes to provide IaaS and SaaS offerings to Asia's independent software vendors and midsize companies.
Physical stores leveraging mobile technology will appeal to Asian consumers who already enjoy shopping online, value the convenience and are tech-savvy, and also enable retailers to save costs.
Indonesia overtakes Canada and United Kingdom to become world's second-largest market for mobile ad impressions in third-quarter 2012, according to browser maker Opera.
The region is an easier market for entrepreneurs to find their feet partly because of the opportunity gaps and the option to leverage social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, which are blocked in China.