The Asia-Pacific region is experiencing rapid urbanization and industrial growth, leading to increased concerns about environmental sustainability. In this era of technological advancements, the Internet of Things (IoT) has emerged as a powerful tool for monitoring and managing environmental parameters in real time. By leveraging IoT-based environmental monitoring systems, countries in the Asia-Pacific region are making significant strides towards creating a greener and more sustainable future.
Sarawak’s focus is to become Southeast Asia’s alternative connectivity hub to provide next-generation digital connectivity to people and businesses worldwide. The largest of the 13 states in Malaysia, Sarawak is well-positioned to achieve this status, boasting a strategic location in Borneo, near Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Jakarta, as well as advanced infrastructure and a robust telecommunications network critical for powering connectivity in the 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) era. Additionally, Sarawak is ideally situated between the urban mega centres of China and Indonesia, offers plentiful supply of key natural resources including land and hydro power, and has a stable business friendly and stable political environment.
Despite several roadblocks at the outset of its implementation in 2022, India’s 5G rollout has so far been notable and smooth. Government efforts such as Digital India, together with the initiative of telcos such as Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vodafone Idea, have contributed to the deployment of 5G in the country. Because of these factors, data consumption and connectivity have exponentially increased across the country.
By Toni Eid, Editor in Chief & Senior ICT Analyst, and CEO of Telecom Review Asia
Smart cities represent the future of urban development, integrating advanced technologies and data-driven solutions to enhance the quality of life for their residents. As the AsiaPacific region experiences rapid urbanization, the telecom industry has emerged as a key player in the development of smart cities.
The telecom sector plays a crucial role in the economy of the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, providing critical infrastructure for communication, commerce and social interaction. However, with the increasing digitization of telecom networks, the manufacturing industry has become a prime target for cyberattacks, followed by finance and insurance. According to a recent report, manufacturing accounted for 31% of all cyberattacks in APAC in 2022, making it the most targeted industry in the region for two consecutive years.
Alibaba Cloud, a leading provider of digital technology and intelligence for the Alibaba Group, has partnered with IBM to offer an all-encompassing security solution for companies doing business in the Asia-Pacific region. This partnership intends to address the growing cybersecurity concerns that businesses are facing and offer a safe and secure cloud environment as they embark on their digital transformation path. The combined solution provides real-time reporting, centralized visibility and enhanced threat detection capabilities by merging IBM's QRadar SIEM and QRadar SOAR with Alibaba Cloud's broad security capabilities.
The introduction of the fifth-generation (5G) wireless network has resulted in a significant transformation in the way industries throughout the world function. Telecom companies in the Asia-Pacific region are aggressively embracing 5G implementation, spurred on by a host of reasons that promise to change connectivity and open unprecedented possibilities. According to a recent study by International Data Corporation (IDC), one of the world's major market intelligence firms, the integration of Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) applications is a primary factor driving the push for 5G adoption by Asia-Pacific telecom operators.
ZTE has secured the “2023 Top 10 5G Private Network Practices" award for its fully connected factory project. This recognition was achieved in collaboration with Wuhan Iron and Steel Corp. and the Hubei Branch of China Unicom at the 5G Private Network Integration and Innovative Development Forum organized by Communications World.
ZTE has recently been named to the "2023 China ESG Influential List" released by Fortune in recognition of its outstanding efforts in green development, social responsibility and corporate governance. This is the company’s second entry onto the list; it previously made it in 2022.