Held annually in June, CommunicAsia is one of Asia's largest ICT tradeshows and regularly features thousands of exhibitors from over 50 countries. Billions of dollars in deals are estimated to be transacted each year at the show.
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Companies from Beijing's tech hub Zhongguancun, and others, make use of tradeshow to show off their latest brainwaves.
Industry players say not knowing consumers' buying habits as well as differing regulatory regimes and lack of security standards hampering development of mobile payments industry.
Operator looks to provide infrastructure-as-a-service and software-as-a-service to enterprise customers first, but acknowledges it's still in early stages and broadband infrastructure remains an issue.
Payments based on near-field communications taking off in region due to high mobile adoption and market maturity, and companies should tap consumer behavior to tailor offerings, say industry players.
Highlights from showfloor of CommunicAsia 2012, including technology that lets you take photos with your mobile phone and buy what's on your TV screen, and video surveillance camera that runs on LTE connection.
update Companies should collect data of users' interaction with apps, analyze interaction and apply information in next development of mobile app, says market observer who adds this will improve mobile ad relevancy.
Billing relationship "lifeline" but operators need to switch mindset from engaging customers as people, not simply numbers, to effectively tap existing connection, industry exec says.
Industry players say local peering in Singapore remains key hindrance in development of content and innovative offerings, and call on government to provide push to get everyone on board country's SGIX platform.
Asia-Pacific becomes biggest IPTV market in first quarter 2012 with China experiencing highest growth among all countries; region remains top of broadband market, reveals Broadband Forum.
Country issues call for collaboration worth S$21 million (US$16.5 million) to develop "high-impact, sector-specific" software-as-a-service products to help smaller companies lower costs.
Cloud-based distributed denial of service protection a lucrative business opportunity, especially in Asia where awareness of DDoS attacks and risks is growing, industry exec says.
Machine-to-machine market still utilizes traditional user-pay models that are unlikely to work, and may face legal risks involving privacy as well as regulatory hurdles in different countries, industry watchers note.
update Many operators looking at carrier-grade Wi-Fi to ease mobile broadband congestion, say market players who point to ongoing standardization efforts.
Communications increasingly fragmented within enterprise environment, for which cloud-enabled communications models can help businesses get agile and successful, industry players say.
update At CommunicAsia tradeshow, ICT regulator IDA announces plans to issue call for collaboration worth S$21 million to develop sector-specific software-as-a-service to help smaller companies adopt IT services.