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April 27, 2016

ITEM: The Indonesia FTTH Association (IFA) welcomed 17 new members on Wednesday and committed itself to lead development of Indonesia's FTTH infrastructure, boost digital service transformation and enhance cooperation across the industry value chain in support of the government’s “Digital Economy Agenda”.

At the first-ever Indonesia FTTH Association Summit, the IFA – which operates under MASTEL (Indonesia ICT Society) – pledged to boost development of a fixed broadband ecosystem that includes not just fiber deployments, but also development of Smart City and government initiatives... MORE

April 25, 2016

ITEM: Malaysian networking and telecommunication solution provider Sunway Digital Wave (SDW) has – or rather, had – a problem with bandwidth hogs, and was in search of a solution that could not only ensure fair usage of bandwidth, but work with the SDN architecture that SDW is currently deploying. In short, SDW’s network planners and operations staff needed targeted, real-time analysis of traffic and bandwidth usage.

And they got it – via specialized flow-control technology that provides real-time fair usage and greater network visibility, analytics, control and security.

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April 14, 2016

ITEM: Over half of the world’s online users think that so-called “hacktivists” are criminals who should be stopped AND heroes who hold crooked companies and government agencies accountable for their actions.

A survey across 24 countries conducted by research company Ipsos and commissioned by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) found that close to two-thirds of online users think groups like Anomymous who hack into the servers of corporations and government agencies for various reasons (politics, social justice, whistleblowing, doxing, blackmail, etc) are... MORE

April 13, 2016

ITEM: There’s a new global OTT player in town, and it wants to share revenues with everyone.

Malaysia-based MyFed Asia announced the global launch of its “Klix” OTT video platform at the Broadband TV Connect Asia conference in Jakarta Tuesday. Klix comprises a global IP broadcasting hub that features compression cloud video processing and content delivery, and an Asian OTT TV Federation service accessible via an OTT box.

Norman Donald Price IV – advisor of MyFed Asia and the founding partner of consulting company UCN – admits that Klix is hardly the first OTT box to hit the... MORE

April 06, 2016

The advent of the Internet of Things has raised a number of issues that consumers and service providers alike haven't really had to deal with before. For example, how do you prevent a Barbie doll from being hacked? And what do you do when a company discontinues service on a connected device to the point of disabling it remotely and rendering it useless?

The latter is reportedly about to happen to customers who bought Revolv, a $300 smart home hub that lets you control appliances and home automation systems with a centralized app. Google sister company Nest bought Revolv in October... MORE

March 21, 2016

ITEM: New stats from Telstra video subsidiary Ooyala indicate that APAC in general – and Singapore in particular – is dominating mobile video viewing worldwide.

The word “dominating” requires a slight qualifier. According to Ooyala’s Q4 2015 Global Video Index, overall mobile video accounted for 43% of all video views in APAC in Q4. That’s slightly below the world average of 46%.

However, five APAC markets – Singapore (55%), Australia (53%), Japan (50%), Indonesia (49%) and South Korea (47%) – are above both the world and regional average. Thailand (at 44%) is slightly... MORE

March 09, 2016

ITEM: Hutchison Global Communications Limited (HGC) revealed plans Wednesday to launch what is being billed as one of the the world’s first wholesale active mobile fronthaul service in Hong Kong.

The mobile fronthaul deployment – supplied by Infinera – will not only provide HGC’s sister company 3 Hong Kong with the fronthaul fiber infrastructure necessary to roll out a centralized or cloud-RAN architecture, but allow HGC to lease the same infrastructure to rival cellcos, enabling them to reduce operating expenses and improve RAN performance. HGC’s initial fronthaul services will... MORE

March 07, 2016

ITEM: Starting Tuesday, the US Commerce Department will place export restrictions on ZTE for allegedly violating US export controls on Iran.

According to Reuters, a Commerce Department notice says that export license applications submitted by any tech company to supply US-made equipment to ZTE will be generally be rejected.

The restrictions are part of an ongoing investigation by the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) – which oversees US sanctions against Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria – that began after a Reuters report in 2012 claimed... MORE