Almost 200 Chinese and non-Chinese organizations have banded together under the auspices of the Electronic Information Division of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to form the Industry of Virtual Reality Alliance (IVRA.com), billed as 'The only official, government-endorsed VR organization in China.'
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The Korea Times reports that LG Uplus is to work with Korea Electric Power Corp (KEPCO) to accelerate penetration of smart grid technology and home Internet of Things (IoT) services
The GSMA '” which represents 800 mobile operators and 300 companies in the mobile ecosystem '” has launched its inaugural Global Mobile Trends report, saying it shows Asia is now the growth engine of the mobile ecosystem.
Vietnamese software company FPT Software has formed a partnership with European IT services business SCC, following SCC's announcement in June 2016 of its expansion into Vietnam.
Microsoft has opened what it says is its first combined Transparency Center and Cybersecurity Center in Singapore to serve the Asia-Pacific region.
SAP and NTT say they are expanding their established partnership to develop IoT systems for the transport industry. Their initial project will combine vehicle-monitoring systems from SAP with driver monitoring technology from NTT.
The Singapore Government has launched the Government Technology Agency (GovTech) to spearhead its digital and data strategy, saying it will partner public agencies, industry and citizens to transform public service delivery through the use of technologies such as data science and analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning.
NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications arm of NTT, has become the first Japanese company to have its platform certified by the Cloud Foundry Foundation. The Foundation's certification is designed to establish reliable portability across platforms in multivendor, multicloud environments.
Cable operators Cemerland Multimedia (MegaVision) in Indonesia and Converge ICT (CICT) in the Philippines are deploying GPON systems from Calix GPON to provide fiber to customer premises.
IDC says it expects spending on IoT by Chinese manufacturing enterprises to reach $US127.5 billion by 2020, a compound average growth rate of 14.7 percent from 2016 to 2020.
IDC says software and services between them will account for 60 percent of expenditure. It notes that IoT has been enshrined in China's 13th Five-Year Development Plan and has become a strategic emerging industry in the country.