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Vietnam

The Smart City Ambition of Vietnamese Cities

Earlier this August, Saigon Hi-Tech Park (SHTP) signed a deal with Trilliant to deploy Southeast Asia's first smart city project, five months after completion of AMI smart communications network at SHTP, a pilot project driven by electric utility company EVN...


By Sue Yuin Ho | November 3rd, 2017

Vietnam

Vietnam and its smart city craze

Last year, when we conducted our first Asia IoT Business Platform in Vietnam in Hanoi, we saw great interest among participants, especially in the smart cities space. Back then, we featured local speakers and panelists that represented some cities which are emerging with their own smart city initiatives..


By Abdullah Zaidani | September 21st, 2017

Myanmar

Myanmar’s rapid urbanisation demands for more sustainable urban solutions

As a result of Myanmar’s economic isolation, which lasted until 2010, urbanisation in the country lagged that of its regional neighbours. According to the 2014 Myanmar census, the urban community shared only 30% of the total population in the country; a low figure in both the global and ASEAN index.


By Abdullah Zaidani | September 15th, 2017

ASEAN

50 Years of ASEAN: Ushering a New Digital Era

A region with 630 million people and a combined GDP of US$2.5 trillion; ASEAN has accelerated in economic growth and social progress since its founding in 1967.

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Singapore founded the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) 50 years ago with the goal of facilitating economic and political collaboration among its members. The initiative, which includes a free trade agreement that enabled great intra-regional trade, has propelled ASEAN to be the world’s sixth-largest economy in the world.


By Abdullah Zaidani | August 31st, 2017

Thailand

Saensuk kicks off smart city for the elderly

The Saensuk municipality has joined hands with Dell Corporation and Intel Microelectronic (Thailand) to kick off Thailand's first smart city for elderly people in Chon Buri. 


By Bangkok Post | July 7th, 2017

Indonesia

Tackling Jakarta’s urbanization nightmare with Big Data

I don’t even know where to start when it comes to Jakarta’s roads. Is it bad? Horrible? A nightmare? They are probably the kind of roads that you can find in the deepest bowels of hell.


By Abdullah Zaidani | June 8th, 2017

Thailand

Thailand 4.0 - Thailand’s IoT Ventures

Thailand’s move to become the region’s digital infrastructure hub has been strengthened by several Internet of Things (IoT) projects and initiatives. From the deployment of long-range IoT network...


By Abdullah Zaidani | May 25th, 2017

Thailand

When transportation meets the Internet of Things

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I was in Phuket for the past few days. Being a complete stranger to the island with a language barrier, what helped me get around Phuket was this application called Grab. Grab uses an IoT revolutionised fleet to operate their on-demand services. This has made it possible for people to simply tap their smart phone and have a cab arrive at their location in the minimum possible time.


By Admin | May 15th, 2017

Asia Pacific

Uber : Internet of Things, Big Data and Analytics

Uber, a smartphone-app based ride sharing service, which connects users who need to get somewhere with drivers willing to give them a ride.


By Ernest Ho | May 15th, 2017

Indonesia | Vietnam

The missing piece of smart cities

Smart cities continue to be a hot topic at this year’s Asia IoT Business Platform 2016 Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur. Graced by the presence of Ministry officials and city mayors, presentations and discussions on IoT technologies related to smart cities raise much interest in the conference participants. Interestingly, while technologies were extensively discussed, so was another aspect sometimes overlooked - engaging and educating smart citizens.


By Dinh Viet Anh Nguyen | May 2nd, 2017

Thailand

Smart City Phuket : Leveraging the IoT for Tourism

Cities around the world are beginning to understand the huge potential of the Internet of Things (IoT). Thailand is no different, with the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society looking to leverage on the Internet of Things to turn Phuket into a smart city by 2020.


By Ernest Ho | May 1st, 2017

Vietnam

The Society in IoT – The Impact of IoT on ASEAN

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Looking beyond the business and technology, it is important to realise that communities in the region are to benefit most from the increased adoption and implementation of IoT.


By Abdullah Zaidani | May 1st, 2017

Singapore

ASEAN Smart Cities Part II

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You thought that Singapore is the only country that is capable of harnessing technology to create a sophisticated and smart city? In my previous article, we have seen some great initiatives in Malaysia (Cyberjaya) and Indonesia (Jakarta Smart City Lounge). ASEAN remains to be ambitious in realizing its smart cities. Here, we look at the smart city initiatives in Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.


By Abdullah Zaidani | May 1st, 2017

Vietnam

The Central city of Da Nang should be a world-class smart city: PM

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Da Nang — The central city of Da Nang should develop as a unique smart city and a competitive global center of tourism and services, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at a meeting to mark the 20th anniversary of Da Nang’s autonomous status directly under the central government.


By Admin | May 1st, 2017

Asia Pacific

Internet of Things – delivering better service and experience beyond digital transformation

With ASEAN touted to be at the frontline of the Internet of Things (IoT) soon, we at Asia IoT Business Platform continue to seek more learning points about IoT and how the region can leverage it to boost their economic competitiveness. It remains at the top of our minds that ASEAN is a market that is still developing; it is therefore important to look beyond the region for pointers that can be translated into actions. It is, after all, our mission to drive the adoption of IoT technologies in ASEAN.


By Admin | May 1st, 2017

Vietnam

Vietnam’s IoT market: 3 takeaways from Hanoi

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We recently concluded our 11th edition of Asia IoT Business Platform two weeks ago in Hanoi, Vietnam. While it was also our last programme for 2016, it was our first programme in Vietnam to explore the country's IoT market. Over two days, we saw different IoT stakeholders ranging from government bodies, telecommunications companies, IoT solutions providers, and enterprises convening and engaging in vibrant and interesting discussions on all things IoT.


By Abdullah Zaidani | May 1st, 2017

Vietnam

Vietnamese smart cities

We are excited to welcome the Department of Information and Communications from Ha Noi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Duong and Hai Phong to our upcoming Asia IoT Business Platform, taking place on the 29-30 November in Hanoi, Vietnam. As they will be sharing their experience and future direction with regards to the respective smart city projects at the panel, here is a quick update to catch you up on the latest happenings in the soon-to-be smart cities in Vietnam.


By Dinh Viet Anh Nguyen | May 1st, 2017

Vietnam

Internet of Things and Flood Disaster Prevention in Vietnam: What is essential?

Flooding is an issue that has been plaguing Vietnam for years, with the recent ones that inundated the provinces of Ha Tinh and Quang Binh in central Vietnam being severely devastating. Despite being a longstanding issue in the country with billions of Vietnamese dongs spent to ease flooding situations in the country’s provinces and cities, the problem persists. Clearly, more substantial flood mitigation projects should be put in place.


By Abdullah Zaidani | May 1st, 2017

Vietnam

IoT in Vietnam - the Telcos' Perspective

As we launch first ever IoT-focused conference in Vietnam, here are some of the conversation snippets we had with the local telcos on the current IoT development:


By Admin | May 1st, 2017

Malaysia

IoT in Malaysia: The National Agenda

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As we celebrate 59 years of nationhood, I am reminded of the latest achievement we had 2 weeks ago in KL, where commitment to target IoT as a new national economic source was reiterated by the Minister of Technology, Science and Innovation himself.


By Admin | May 1st, 2017

Indonesia | Malaysia

Smarter Traffic, Smarter City

It takes more than an hour to get across the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta - which stretches over 661.5 square km. According to a Castrol’s Magnatec Stop-Start Index, Jakarta reported the most number of traffic jams on Earth, with approximately 33240 stop-starts annually. This won Jakarta the title of World’s Worst Traffic Jam which is followed by Turkey, Mexico and Surabaya. What should be done to alleviate this problem?


By Delfina | May 1st, 2017

Indonesia

Jakarta Smart City, Utilising the Internet of Things (IoT) for a "smarter" population

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Do you know that the runner-up for Twitter’s 2014 Golden Tweet came from Indonesia?


By Ernest Ho | May 1st, 2017

Indonesia

Smart Jakarta, for a smarter us

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Tak bisa kita pungkiri, kota Jakarta telah benar-benar membenahi dirinya dalam beberapa tahun belakangan ini. Gedung gedung perkantoran, shopping malls bertaraf international, dan berbagai merek-merek ternama dunia telah melebarkan sayapnya ke ibukota. Namun, apakah yang terbesit di benak Anda ketika ditanya pendapat Anda mengenai kota Jakarta? Setidaknya beberapa dari kalian akan menyebutkan kemacetan yang luar biasa di kota Jakarta sebagai ciri khas dari kota Jakarta ini. MACET.


By Admin | May 1st, 2017

Indonesia | Vietnam

Smart Cities in Southeast Asia: Beyond Singapore

It's no surprise that Singapore is often in the limelight with regards to Smart Cities development in the Southeast Asia: with 100% urban population, strong ICT infrastructure and the highest smartphone penetration in the world, the government has successfully launched more than a dozen smart city projects as part of its Smart Nation Program.


By Yue Yeng Fong | May 1st, 2017

Malaysia

Internet of Things (IoT) and Singapore's Smart Mobility 2030 Plan


By Admin | May 1st, 2017

Vietnam

The Smart Cities Race in Vietnam

ETN Singapore just announced its collaboration with the Ho Chi Minh City’s People’s Committee to provide free public WiFi for the city with Altai’s Super WiFi Solution. The project aims to blanket HCMC’s District 1 with free WiFi in a few weeks’ time. HCMC hopes that this will boost tourism, local economy, and bring the city one step closer to becoming a “smart city”.


By Dinh Viet Anh Nguyen | May 1st, 2017

Philippines

Making W.A.V.E.S with Mega Cebu

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The 7000 over islands of the Philippines are geographically split into 3 regions, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The capital of the Philippines, Manila, is located on the Luzon island, and surrounding the capital is Metro Manila, a metropolitan area that is the most populous metropolitan area in South East Asia.


By Admin | May 1st, 2017

Philippines

Philippines' Future Smart and Green Metropolis - Clark Green City

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The Philippines is situated in the western Pacific Ocean, consisting over 7000 islands. There are 3 main geographical regions that are categorized broadly under from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both part ofMetro Manila on Luzon island.


By Admin | May 1st, 2017

Indonesia

Jakarta for a Future

Jakarta Smart City portal was introduced in 2015 by the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government as a platform for citizens to complain about problems that occur in the surrounding area, such as traffic violations, the damage done to public facilities, rubbish, beggars, street vendors wild, floods, etc.


By Sue Yuin Ho | May 1st, 2017

Asia Pacific

Telcos take on IoT Southeast Asia; tips for solution providers

These days, we see communication service providers (CSPs) getting increasingly actively involved in the IoT space. Being at the core of IoT value chain, telecommunications and IT service providers can bring together the large ecosystem of partners and speed up the time to market for IoT.


By Sue Yuin Ho | May 1st, 2017

Asia Pacific

Building Safe Cities

Last Tuesday, two coordinated explosions in Brussels left at least 34 people dead and over 200 injured. The fact that the attackers were able to hit high-profile targets in the country's capital - which happens to also host the European Union's top institutions - serves as a reminder that keeping cities safe is critical.


By Sue Yuin Ho | May 1st, 2017