AsiaSat has reported a relatively flat1H profit of HK$400.7 million ($51.6 million), and has warned that its stable performance may not continue into the second half.
After several years of record results, profit for 1H13 increased just 1.5%.

Dylan Bushell-Embling
Telstra’s recent FY13 earnings announcement recorded a strong showing of its Network Application and Services (NAS) division, which saw a 17.7% increase in revenue to A$1.5 billion ($1.34 billion) from the previous year.
Its international business delivered a combined Global Connecti

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Utility firms in southeast Asia are preparing to invest heavily in smart technology to meet growing demand for reliable energy in the region, a leading energy expert claims.
Zaf Coelho, project director for the Southeast Asia Utility Business Platform, says utility companies in the region are already spending billions on infrastructure upgrades, as they seek t

Michael Carroll
Japan’s Naver has stepped in to end speculation about privacy by reaffirming that chat logs of its popular Line IM app would only be released to authorities when presented with a Japanese court order.
NHN CEO Akira Morikawa rebutted claims from the Thai police that claimed Line was secretly cooperating with them in sharing chat logs.

Don Sambandaraksa
China Telecom is ramping up its 4G efforts, with plans to build a hybrid TDD-FDD LTE network after China issues the 4G licenses.
China Telecom chairman and chief executive Wang Xiaochu said the company plans to spend 5 billion yuan ($816.5 million) this year to deploy LTE trial network.
Wang said most of the LTE network investment would su

Fiona Chau

There seems to be an undercurrent of people who think that whistleblowers do what they do for their five minutes of fame; that journalists collaborate and write these stories for fame and money.

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The Vietnamese government is considering a crackdown on OTT voice and messaging apps due to the threat they pose to the nation's mobile operators.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said the government plans to develop policies in managing OTT communications services, Reuters

Dylan Bushell-Embling
Service providers of all types are grappling with the operational challenges of managing the massive amounts of data, both unstructured and structured, being generated by their always-connected customer base.
Such data takes on many different formats including image, voice, message and web traffic.

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Equinix announced the opening of its fourth International Business Exchange data center in Tokyo.

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