It may be one region but Asia is widely recognized as heterogeneous: what works in Singapore may not work in China, India or in Malaysia. The same applies for its governments. We analyze key policies and explain how they impact the overall ICT industry and general population.
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Long-term plans announced but no sign of imminent big-ticket investments
We laughed at the tin foil nutters, called them crazy, but now that it's been found that the US is spying on everyone, of course they're nowhere in sight now that we need them.
"Before mid-November" is the deadline Hong Kong's communications authority has set to announce its decision on how the territory's next 3G licenses will be awarded when they expire in 2016.
Lawmakers in the Philippines are again pushing for SIM registration, but the local telcos have yet to get behind the idea citing logistical hurdles and privacy issues.
A law passed in the late 90's to facilitate ecommerce security requires using an ActiveX control, and therefore IE, to shop on Korean sites. Some users hack around the restriction.
Well, would you look at this: a government embarrassment that's neither NSA nor healthcare.gov related. Sure, we'd love to write about positive government events, but the news cycle is the news cycle. For the latest dose of how your tax dollars are not working all that well, read this week's ZDNetGovWeek.
Project NOAH helps provide early warnings for typhoons and disasters by using an IT network that seeks to automate data gathering, modelling, and information output for flood forecasts.
The Taiwanese government has expressed concerns over a mistake made by Apple on its new map app, which wrongly lists the island country as a province of China, demanding a correction as soon as possible.
Called IDA Labs, the initiative aims to encourage experimentation and collaboration within the ecosystem. It will also will support local tech companies with testing and marketing.
The government will focus on expanding Web access in schools, especially in rural areas. It will also build new underwater cables to Sabah and Sarawak within next three years.
Ah, the NSA. You can always count on revelations about our most-secret intelligence agency to spice up a slow news week. If you're done reading about Apple's iPad Air and Rocketeer-styled Mac Pro, here's your weekly dose of news about stuff that's really been going on forever.
NSA wanted to extend its international fibre cable taps to Japan in 2011, only to be denied by Tokyo.
Refusal by the Hong Kong government to grant a license to operate free-to-air television services has been perceived to have wider implications, and Mainland China's influence, on the freedom of speech in the territory.
Apparently, the government doesn't realize that the more programmers you add to a project, the later it gets. Healthcare.gov is getting a "tech surge," like more fingers will fix this disaster.
Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal has rejected the idea of having the government or private sector regulate the Internet space in the name of cybersecurity.