zdnet.com Archives - 24 January 2017, Tuesday

  • Blockchain sees data security potential in Singapore

    zdnet.com 19 Jan '17, 4am

    Blockchain has moved on from its Bitcoin past and is being touted as an effective and inexpensive way to safeguard data, with one Singapore-based vendor launching its first blockchain-based authentication tool. Because it provides a shared replicated "immutable" ledger, blockchain can...

  • Blockchain sees data security potential in Singapore

    zdnet.com 19 Jan '17, 4am

    Blockchain has moved on from its Bitcoin past and is being touted as an effective and inexpensive way to safeguard data, with one Singapore-based vendor launching its first blockchain-based authentication tool. Because it provides a shared replicated "immutable" ledger, blockchain can...

  • Singapore consortium to test smart mobility tech

    zdnet.com 18 Jan '17, 10am

    A new Singapore consortium has been set up to develop and test smart mobility technologies, including smart traffic systems, automated video analysis, and environmental sensors. Led by the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and NXP Semiconductors, the new "smart mobility consortiu...

  • Singapore consortium to test smart mobility tech

    zdnet.com 18 Jan '17, 9am

    A new Singapore consortium has been set up to develop and test smart mobility technologies, including smart traffic systems, automated video analysis, and environmental sensors. Led by the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and NXP Semiconductors, the new "smart mobility consortiu...

  • Megaport opens new routes through US, Singapore, Hong Kong

    zdnet.com 17 Jan '17, 2am

    Australian interconnection services provider Megaport has announced opening a new connectivity route between Los Angeles and Hong Kong, as well as a secondary path between Singapore and Hong Kong. Megaport said it has opened the second Singapore-Hong Kong path due to high traffic alon...

  • Megaport opens new routes through US, Singapore, Hong Kong

    zdnet.com 17 Jan '17, 2am

    Australian interconnection services provider Megaport has announced opening a new connectivity route between Los Angeles and Hong Kong, as well as a secondary path between Singapore and Hong Kong. Megaport said it has opened the second Singapore-Hong Kong path due to high traffic alon...

  • Singapore, Hong Kong among biggest e-waste dumpers in region

    zdnet.com 16 Jan '17, 8am

    Source: United Nations University Hong Kong and Singapore in 2015 produced the highest volume of e-waste in the region, generating 21.7kg and 19.95kg, respectively, per capita. At 19.13kg per capita, Taiwan rounded up the top three e-waste producers, while China more than doubled its ...

  • Singapore, Hong Kong among biggest e-waste dumpers in region

    zdnet.com 16 Jan '17, 7am

    Source: United Nations University Hong Kong and Singapore in 2015 produced the highest volume of e-waste in the region, generating 21.7kg and 19.95kg, respectively, per capita. At 19.13kg per capita, Taiwan rounded up the top three e-waste producers, while China more than doubled its ...

  • Telstra guarantees subsea cables 'always on' in Japan, HK, Singapore

    zdnet.com 15 Jan '17, 8pm

    Telstra has guaranteed customers on its Japan-Hong Kong and Singapore-Hong Kong subsea cables that they will almost immediately be rerouted to another connection route in the event of submarine cable damage under its new "always on" policy. Currently, when subsea cables suffer damage,...

  • Telstra guarantees subsea cables 'always on' in Japan, HK, Singapore

    zdnet.com 15 Jan '17, 8pm

    Telstra has guaranteed customers on its Japan-Hong Kong and Singapore-Hong Kong subsea cables that they will almost immediately be rerouted to another connection route in the event of submarine cable damage under its new "always on" policy. Currently, when subsea cables suffer damage,...

  • Singapore hints at changes in cybersecurity, media laws to keep pace with technology

    zdnet.com 09 Jan '17, 6am

    Singapore says it will update laws governing films and broadcast content to ensure they keep pace with technology changes, which have produced streaming sites such as Netflix. The government this year would make changes to the country's Films Act and Broadcasting Act, said Minister fo...

  • Singapore hints at changes in cybersecurity, media laws to keep pace with technology

    zdnet.com 09 Jan '17, 6am

    Singapore says it will update laws governing films and broadcast content to ensure they keep pace with technology changes, which have produced streaming sites such as Netflix. The government this year would make changes to the country's Films Act and Broadcasting Act, said Minister fo...

  • The Power of IoT and Big Data

    zdnet.com 07 Jan '17, 2am

    As sensors spread across almost every industry, the internet of things is going to trigger a massive influx of big data. We delve into where IoT will have the biggest impact and what it means for the future of big data analytics.

  • Singapore startups must now grow up, think bigger

    zdnet.com 30 Dec '16, 1am

    The Singapore government has invested significant resources and efforts in building up a thriving startup environment, but its inhabitants must now take risks and look beyond local shores. Jeffrey Paine, general partner at Golden Gate Ventures, believed Singapore's startup scene had p...

  • Singapore startups must now grow up, think bigger

    zdnet.com 30 Dec '16, 1am

    The Singapore government has invested significant resources and efforts in building up a thriving startup environment, but its inhabitants must now take risks and look beyond local shores. Jeffrey Paine, general partner at Golden Gate Ventures, believed Singapore's startup scene had p...

  • Singapore tech should have much to expect in 2017

    zdnet.com 29 Dec '16, 1am

    This year has been tough-going in more ways than one and, by most accounts, Singapore's economy is expected to be heading for rougher seas in 2017. According to a survey by the Singapore Business Federation, 63 percent of local companies said the economic climate worsened in 2016 and ...

  • Singapore tech should have much to expect in 2017

    zdnet.com 29 Dec '16, 1am

    This year has been tough-going in more ways than one and, by most accounts, Singapore's economy is expected to be heading for rougher seas in 2017. According to a survey by the Singapore Business Federation, 63 percent of local companies said the economic climate worsened in 2016 and ...

  • Singapore to record iris scans of citizens

    zdnet.com 28 Dec '16, 5pm

    Starting January 1 next year, Singapore will begin including iris scans as part of the country's registration process for citizens and permanent residents. This was part of efforts to improve the "effectiveness and efficiency" of operations undertaken by the Immigration and Checkpoint...

  • Singapore firms still resisting need for transformation

    zdnet.com 28 Dec '16, 8am

    Even as the Singapore economy is projected to see worsening economic climate next year, local businesses appear unwilling to transform to cope with the changing environment. Just 15 percent of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and 36 percent of large enterprises strongly agreed with...

  • No foreign ownership issues in TPG's path to becoming fourth Singapore telco

    zdnet.com 15 Dec '16, 10am

    Having just secured the license to become Singapore's fourth telco, TPG Telecom says there has been no concerns about its operations here where it plans to invest up to S$300 million in rolling out its outdoor network. The Australian carrier would be the first non-local operator and o...

  • No foreign ownership issues in TPG's path to becoming fourth Singapore telco

    zdnet.com 15 Dec '16, 10am

    Having just secured the license to become Singapore's fourth telco, TPG Telecom says there has been no concerns about its operations here where it plans to invest up to S$300 million in rolling out its outdoor network. The Australian carrier would be the first non-local operator and o...

  • TPG outbids MyRepublic to snag Singapore's fourth telco license

    zdnet.com 14 Dec '16, 1pm

    TPG Telecom has secured the license to become Singapore's fourth telco, in a "surprise" result that puts the focus on the Australian carrier's ability to win over local customers. In a statement released Wednesday, the Infocommunications Media Development Authority (IMDA) said TPG had...

  • TPG outbids MyRepublic to snag Singapore's fourth telco license

    zdnet.com 14 Dec '16, 1pm

    TPG Telecom has secured the license to become Singapore's fourth telco, in a "surprise" result that puts the focus on the Australian carrier's ability to win over local customers. In a statement released Wednesday, the Infocommunications Media Development Authority (IMDA) said TPG had...

  • Singapore data startup Latize scores mining safety contract with NSW

    zdnet.com 12 Dec '16, 6am

    The NSW Department of Industry's Division of Resources and Energy (DRE) has tasked Singapore-based data startup Latize with helping it transform mining safety and incident analysis processes using data intelligence. While the value of the contract has not been disclosed, Latize said D...

  • Singapore data startup Latize scores mining safety contract with NSW

    zdnet.com 12 Dec '16, 5am

    The NSW Department of Industry's Division of Resources and Energy (DRE) has tasked Singapore-based data startup Latize with helping it transform mining safety and incident analysis processes using data intelligence. While the value of the contract has not been disclosed, Latize said D...

  • Vocus signs Alcatel-Lucent to build the Australia Singapore Cable

    zdnet.com 06 Dec '16, 2am

    Vocus and Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks have put pen to paper on the agreements to build the Australia Singapore Cable (ASC), a 4,600 kilometre link designed to carry 40Tbps at a minimum. The cable is expected to be used for at least 25 years, with completion of the cable set for ...

  • Vocus signs Alcatel-Lucent to build the Australia Singapore Cable

    zdnet.com 06 Dec '16, 12am

    Vocus and Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks have put pen to paper on the agreements to build the Australia Singapore Cable (ASC), a 4,600 kilometre link designed to carry 40Tbps at a minimum. The cable is expected to be used for at least 25 years, with completion of the cable set for ...

  • Singapore telcos to support GSMA authenticaion standard

    zdnet.com 29 Nov '16, 4am

    Singapore's three mobile operators have announced plans to support a global authentication standard that will allow their customers to access online services with their mobile number. In a joint statement released Tuesday, M1, StarHub, and Singtel said they would adopt the GSMA authen...

  • Singapore telcos to support GSMA authenticaion standard

    zdnet.com 29 Nov '16, 3am

    Singapore's three mobile operators have announced plans to support a global authentication standard that will allow their customers to access online services with their mobile number. In a joint statement released Tuesday, M1, StarHub, and Singtel said they would adopt the GSMA authen...

  • StarHub, Veniam create connected vehicle mesh network in Singapore

    zdnet.com 21 Nov '16, 10pm

    Singaporean telecommunications company StarHub has signed a collaboration agreement with Veniam, a California-headquartered startup that builds Wi-Fi mesh networks using moving vehicles, to expand wireless coverage in Singapore. Under the agreement, Veniam will turn thousands of vehic...