As a Communist nation, China is famous for its distrust of outsourced influence and internal uprising. Its citizens are no strangers to being evaluated by the government; a mammoth task monitoring 1.4 billion people. To maintain control of China’s vast population, the government has developed ‘China’s Social Credit System’ (SCS) to become mandatory in 2020, which will take in all of the big data tools of the information age, including electronic purchasing data, social networks and algorithmic sorting, to be used as an overall credit score for citizens.
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Imagine the alarm clock rings on a Monday morning and the curtains draw back, the bathroom lights switch on automatically and you smell fresh coffee brewing. The concept goes as far back as the 1934 World's Fair in Chicago where the home of the future was unveiled. Since then, the automated home has morphed into the smart home; it can do more than turn on our heating and our lights; it can actually think for us.
With smartphone adoption, OTTs and hacker advancement is progressing like never before, with digital content continuously at risk. Many organizations have built an entire practice around the issue. One such leader in content security is Conax, a part of the Kudelski Group, who enables secure content revenues for over 400 operators, representing 140 million pay-TV consumers in 85 countries globally.
The driving force behind Indonesia's connectivity growth is its minister for communications and information, Rudiantara. He tells Telecom Review Asia Pacific about his ambition to make Indonesia to the second largest IT market in Southeast Asia by 2019.
The Southern Cross Cable Network is a vital link between Australia, New Zealand and the US. Its senior executives talk about its latest upgrade.
e-tailers have been using big data (aka data analytics for years improve the customer experience, boost sales and minimize churn. It's time the telco industry caught up, says big data company, Ezako.
Telecom Review Asia Pacific caught up with Chen Zhiping, Director of Wireless Solutions at ZTE, who has managed to rise up through the ranks of a male-dominated company.
DevOps, short for '˜Development & Operations', is an iterative approach to software development designed to deliver results much more rapidly than traditional methods. Branko Bugarski looks at how it's driving digital disruption and transformation and offers five predictions for DevOps developments in 2016.
The Smart Cities mission, launched in June 2015, was a bold move by prime minister, Narendra Modi, to secure a better future for India. The mission has been allotted a budget of Rs48,000 crore ($US7.2m) for five years. The selection process has now whittled down to 20 the number of cities to be made smart in the initial round of the project.
Telecom Review Asia Pacific caught up with PCCW Global CEO, Marc Halbfinger at MWC 2016