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Singapore

The Smart Nation Race: Singapore & China

For Singapore to make digital payments commonplace, the government is taking a step in the right direction – integrating systems. Regulatory oversight is crucial and the move towards a common QR code in Singapore prevents banks, payment networks and e-wallet providers with conflicting business interests to create close-loop systems that can only work with their own apps.


By Yue Yeng Fong | November 10th, 2017

Asia Pacific

ASEAN IoT: On Telcos, Public Services and Enterprises

Exactly two weeks back we had the pleasure of hosting partners from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar and Brunei in a closed door gathering - mainly to share and exchange insights on the current and upcoming IoT developments across Southeast Asia.


By Admin | May 1st, 2017

Asia Pacific

The 3 Cs of IoT Deployment in Southeast Asia

We are honoured and privileged to have hosted the region’s key IoT stakeholders in Singapore on 14 Feb - yes, V-day - who convened to discuss their love for IoT and IoT developments in the region. Among the conversations between the region’s telcos, thought-provoking presentations, and conversations during our networking sessions, three common themes arise:


By Admin | May 1st, 2017

Myanmar

Yangon: reflecting on ICT/IoT developments and potentials in Myanmar

Myanmar Pagoda Shwedagon

Being my first time in the country, I didn't know what to expect when I touched down at Yangon International Airport (except I knew that I had to change Burmese kyats at the airport since it was not available at Changi International Airport - tip for those who are making their way to Myanmar.) I wanted to find out more about the interesting, relatively new but robust ICT market in Myanmar, by attending CommuniCast and speaking to some key stakeholders in the telecommunications market about the potential of the enterprise IoT market.


By Dinh Viet Anh Nguyen | 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

Asia Pacific

World’s first national LoRa network - The Netherlands

As from today the KPN LoRa network is available throughout the Netherlands. This makes the Netherlands the first country in the world to have a nationwide LoRa network for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Over the past eight months a lot of hard work has gone into the rollout of the network, so it is now available outdoors throughout the Netherlands. KPN’s LoRa went live at the beginning of November 2015 in Rotterdam and The Hague. Because of substantial customer interest the rollout of the network was speeded up at the beginning of the year.


By Zaf Coelho | 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

Philippines

IoT will impact your productivity for the better

Even if the Internet of Things is still a rather remote possibility, in the next couple of years it's predicted to invade our daily lives like no other technology before. The IoT is expected to change every single aspect of business, ranging from consumer relations to employee productivity. It will impact the economy at large by granting us access to new solutions, such as precise geo-location or remote mobile device management.


By Talha Fazal | 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

Asia Pacific

Smart City initiatives in Southeast Asia - Part 2

Throughout the 6 editions of Asia IoT Business Platform in emerging Southeast Asian countries, we observed differing levels of engagement from the governments and local stakeholders in pushing out smart nation and smart city initiatives.


By Sue Yuin Ho | May 1st, 2017

Asia Pacific

Is IoT the future of Telcos?

In recent years telecommunication companies have been facing severe challenges: voice and SMS revenues have been under pressure, costly investments for the deployment of broadband data networks are required and profits are shrinking due to global competition.


By | May 1st, 2017

Asia Pacific

Observations: Adoption of IoT in Southeast Asia, 2015

We spent a large part of the year in the cities of Manila, Bangkok, Jakarta & Kuala Lumpur speaking to local enterprises about this (too) broad & (too) overused term: the Internet of Things (IoT). We discovered very quickly that while IoT seems to be very much over/wrongly-used in the English speaking world, there really isn't a direct local translation in these 4 countries.


By Sue Yuin Ho | May 1st, 2017

Philippines

Is the Philippines ready for IoT? - Globe helps unlock gains of IoT

Is the Philippines ready for IoT? And how does the country fare compared to other member economies that also see the Internet as a strong factor in growing their respective states?


By Sue Yuin Ho | May 1st, 2017

Indonesia

Smart City vision Indonesia 2015 -2045; breakthrough in Automotive

World Population Review clocked Jakarta at 10.2 million residents at the end of last year. If the surrounding metro area is also included, the population exceeds 28 million. Each day, Jakarta residents cope with a variety of infrastructure challenges, including sluggish traffic, shaky power grids, slow internet speeds, and floods brought on by inadequate drainage systems.


By Sue Yuin Ho | May 1st, 2017

Malaysia

IoT Malaysia: Smart Digital Nation by 2020

After a promising conference in KL last year, Asia IoT Business Platform made its return to Kuala Lumpur for the 6th edition after having explored the market​s​ in Philippines, Thailand , and Jakarta)in 2015​.​


By Sue Yuin Ho | May 1st, 2017