The growing cloud opportunity: optimisation, transformation and monetisation across APAC

03 January 2024

Warren Aw, managing director APAC, Epsilon

Warren Aw, managing director APAC, Epsilon Telecommunications

The global cloud services market has drastically changed how businesses operate around the world, and how users consume services. The opportunity stretches beyond enterprises however, with telcos and service providers in a prime position to benefit from this explosive cloud growth.

As the cloud becomes more integral to day-to-day business, various regions have started to invest more in cloud technologies and infrastructure, including the Asia-Pacific region in particular. However, cloud adoption is moving too fast across APAC to rely on traditional networking models. Businesses must build agility into their operations by rethinking how they connect their cloud services, applications and data. Telcos and service providers are in a great position to meet these demands by pivoting their offerings to resell cloud solutions.

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Towercos: seizing opportunities to stay ahead

05 December 2023

Sumedha Tatke, director – marketing and product management, Tarantula

The business environment has been challenging for the past two years, with inflation affecting economies globally. Towercos have faced issues like price increases, weak consumer demand, declining margins, and supply chain disruptions. To adapt, towercos have focused on optimizing operations and reducing costs.

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Hybrid satellite solutions to help airlines meet passenger demand for in-flight connectivity

04 December 2023

Reza Rasoulian, vice president, Hughes

Reza Rasoulian, vice president, Hughes

Commercial aircraft serving the cities of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East fly some of the longest non-stop flights in the world. Passengers traveling from Singapore to New York spend over 18 hours in an airplane cabin. From Dubai to Auckland and from Johannesburg to Atlanta are both around 17 hours in the air. What would you do on a trip that long? Chances are, you’d want to get online for some, if not most, of the time in the air.

One survey found that 97% of airline passengers use their personal devices while in the air for everything from work and social media to entertainment. The bottom line is that passengers today expect in-flight entertainment and connectivity when they fly. On-board WiFi is a necessity for many passengers and, therefore, a competitive differentiator for airlines, too. However, the challenge for airlines is that aircraft Wi-Fi networks depend on fixed-bandwidth satellite connections, and as more passengers sign on – some connecting with multiple devices – the networks become slower and slower for all users, to the point that many applications won’t even work. This is frustrating for passengers, especially those who have paid extra for in-flight WiFi.

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IoT: energy guzzler or sustainability-multiplier?

01 December 2023

By Dr. Philipp Schulte, CEO of G+D Mobile Security

By Dr. Philipp Schulte, CEO of G+D Mobile Security

IT’s hunger for energy is a pressing issue in these environmentally conscious times. Data centres are just as much in the spotlight as the booming Internet of Things. Conversely, IoT can also make an important contribution to improving sustainability.

The age of massive IoT has arrived. There are many reasons for this, including the simplified hardware design of IoT devices, global network connectivity, high security standards and centralized, digital management of devices, which eliminates the need for manual onboarding.

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