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[:en]The Internet of Things (IoT) might be a very salient term in the tech industry. Connected-things is now a reality following the recent digital revolution. A GSMA report stated that China will be a global leader for M2M technology with more than 50 million connections to penetrate the market; a Mckinsey report estimated the global IoT market to potentially have a worth between $3.9 and $11.1 trillion by 2025. The aforementioned statistics foregrounding IoT as an important economic tool is just a couple among many others.

Despite the great benefits that can be brought about by the technology, IoT is still an obscure technical jargon to the public and enterprises across different verticals. The adoption of IoT especially in Southeast Asia — although rapidly gaining traction — is not attaining the desired impact and potential it is set to achieve.

Take, for instance, Indonesia. When Telkom Indonesia came up with a series of public services projects ranging from electronic services (i.e. e-office, e-kelurahan, e-puskesmas) to a mobile-based digital media that can respond to citizens’ complaints in 2014, a huge question was posed: are Indonesians ready to deal with IoT?

Tony Seno Hartono, the National Technology Officer of Microsoft Indonesia, assured that people in Indonesia are definitely competent in developing IoT-based devices, although most of them have yet to be professionally involved in it. “Not so many people have realized the huge potential of IoT,” he added.

Hence, it is important for players in the IoT ecosystem such as telcos and solution providers to work together with the public sector to raise awareness and educate end users on IoT technology. While the IoT industry can build momentum such as creating interoperability and security standards for connected devices and machines, the government can exercise leadership by partnering with the private sector, support the ecosystem via funds and grants, facilitate innovations by developing soft infrastructure, and many others.

In short, here is what government and partners can do to advance the growth of the IoT industry:

  1. 1. CREATE: Roll out a national plan to gain confidence among investors in the IoT venture; establish clear security guidelines to ensure public trust in IoT products;
  2. 2. EDUCATE: Create demand within end users by encouraging usage of IoT in public and private sectors; spur related projects, e.g. smart cities;
  3. 3. INVEST: Establish R&D funds and provide financial support in terms of loans, subsidiaries and grants; invest in IoT talent and infrastructure.

Southeast Asia’s Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) thought leaders will convene at Jakarta next month for the Asia IoT Business Platform to discuss the opportunities and challenges of IoT and M2M in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. The conference is co-hosted by Indonesia’s three leading telcos: TelkomselIndosat, and XL Axiata, with the aim of educating enterprises on the adoption of IoT to grow businesses and drive the market of different sectors.[:]

We are pleased to announce that N’osairis Technology Solutions has come on board as a Silver Sponsor for the 5th edition of Asia M2M IoT Business Platform 2015 to be held from 25 – 26 August 2015 at Fairmont Jakarta, Indonesia.

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At N’osairis we foresee that the IoT wave will hit emerging Asian countries sooner than later and are in the forefront of enabling organisations to embrace IoT by providing dedicated M2M managed services.
Our managed M2M platform is developed by Virtual Access Ireland for organisations to connect end-points cost-effectively and reliably without having to compromise on the security and uptime of the connectivity.
Virtual Access provides automated connectivity solutions for Utilities, Critical infrastructure, Emergency services, Vehicles and financial transactions, scalable to tens of thousands of devices. The solution consists of rugged industrial routers and the Activator management system, which automates the deployment and maintenance process.

For more information about N’osairis Technology Solutions, please click here.

If your company is looking at sponsorship opportunities, please click here. Our sponsorship packages are tailored to offer a variety of opportunities  and levels of exposure; guarantees you a way to maximise your participation and presence at the event. Benefits of sponsorship includes, but not limited to, getting speaking opportunities, exhibition space, private meeting rooms, as well as customised networking sessions. Do secure your sponsorship early!

Dana Blouin, IoT Expert from SIIT – Thammasat University

He spoke extensively about the use of smartphone as sensors to augment the Internet of Things experience.

Tracy Hopkins, SVP Low Power Radio Networks (IoT) at Stream Technologies

Tracy’s topic at the Asia IoT Business Platform 2015 Bangkok was about the key features that would truly enable IoT and the process of choosing a platform provider.

Arifa Febriyanti, GM IoT – Digital Services at XL Axiata

Arifa presented a case study on prepaid metering project and how it reduces operating expenses for corporate customers. Arifa will be returning to the 5th edition of the Asia IoT Business Platform 2015 Jakarta where Xl Axiata is a Bronze Sponsor.

Sigvart Von Eriksen, CMO at DTAC

Sigvart gave the Telco Keynote Address at the Asia IoT Business Platform 2015 Bangkok where DTAC was the Platinum Sponsor.

Rich Nagle, Sr. Technical Sales Engineer at ThingWorx

Rich was part of the panel that discussed about the evolution and future of IoT and M2M

What we can learn from the video interviews with our esteemed speakers is that the potential of the IoT and M2M technology is virtually limitless. Driving adoption of such technology is key but the question is, how do we drive the adoption of IoT technology? Apart from simplifying it for consumers and end-users as well as making the technology more ‘intuitive’, raising awareness and building knowledge is of essence. This is where our Asia IoT Business Platforms play a key and major role. It is the platform where end-users and solution providers convene for two days of knowledge-sharing, exchange, and networking to progress together and bring the future closer.

If you are interested in being part of the next Asia IoT Business Platform, please click here. Our next event will be held at Fairmont Jakarta from 25-26 August 2015!

We will be releasing video snippets of the conference soon! Meanwhile, you can watch our post-event video!

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We would like to congratulate NTT Communications for being named ‘Best’ in 3 categories at the recent Telecom Asia Awards 2015 held in Jakarta, Indonesia.

NTT Communications received the Best Best Cloud-Based Service for the third year in a row, as well as being recognized as Best Data Center Services Provider and Best International Wholesale Carrier. These recognition put NTT Communications as one of the leaders in the ICT industry. Read more about their win here!

As one of the exhibitors at the Asia M2M IoT Business Platform 2015, alongside Netka System and Hitachi, you can only expect the best solutions from a global ICT partner. Join us at the upcoming Asia M2M IoT Business Platform 2015 at Amari Watergate Bangkok, Thailand next week from 28-29 May 2015 and stand a chance to network with NTT Communications, Hitachi, Netka Systems, and other companies to keep abreast of developments and bring your business to another level!

NTT Communications will also return as an exhibitor for the 5th edition of the Asia M2M Business Platform 2015 at Fairmont Jakarta, Indonesia from 25 to 26 August 2015.