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StarHub buys controlling stake in Accel in cybersecurity boost

Singapore telco buys 51 percent stake in Accel Systems for S$19.38 million in a move it says will boost its cybersecurity offerings.

Singapore government reaffirms $1.7B commitment to smart nation, digital transformation

First announced earlier this year as part of the country's 2017 budget, Singapore's IT office says it will put out S$2.4 billion in ICT tenders encompassing data analytics and Internet of Things sensors.

Singapore lets telcos test 5G services for free

Government waives frequency fees for 5G trials until December 2019, in a move aimed at driving the market and uncovering potential use cases for the next-generation network.

©quot;The future is rural for telecom operators looking to differentiate,©quot; says...

Advances in VSAT technology, cellular backhaul capabilities and the rise of LEO and MEO satellite constellations present new opportunities for telcos, says Speedcast VP of Global Cellular ServicesSingapore, May 23, 2017 – “In order to differentiate, telecommunications operators must address the trend of bringing connectivity to remote locations,” said Stephane Palomba, Vice President of Global Cellular Services at Speedcast as he spoke at CommunicAsia in Singapore today.

During his presentation titled, ‘Growing the Potential of... Source: RealWire

ETL Systems to showcase its latest RF technology at CommunicAsia2017 following...

The customisable Hurricane RF matrix, which is designed to change and adapt with the ever-changing requirements of the latest satellite teleports, will also make its Asian debut at the eventMadley, UK. 17 May 2017: ETL Systems, a global designer and manufacturer of custom build RF equipment for satellite communications, will showcase its latest RF technology at CommunicAsia2017, taking place May 23-25 at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore.ETLrsquo;s presence at the show highlights ETLrsquo;s commitment to... Source: RealWire

More Singapore consumers choose e-payments over cash

Country has highest percentage of consumers, at 87 percent, in Southeast Asia who prefer electronic payments over cash, fuelled primarily by growing preference for debit cards.

Singapore university breaches reveal wider attack surface to safeguard

Government's increasing industry collaboration and research efforts suggest Singapore needs a cybersecurity strategy that goes beyond limiting internet access, as two universities fall prey to APT attacks.

Aspect Bolsters Its Delivery Network In Europe With Metals Specialist Atum...

Atum Consulting, a commodity consulting firm in the trading sector and a metals specialist, has joined the Aspect Partner Program (APP) as an implementation partner for Europe and Asia deployments of Aspect’s leading cloud CTRM solution.

Atum Consulting works with 7 out of the 10 of the world’s leading metals trading houses, and also many energy and agriculture firms throughout the UK, Switzerland, Europe, Morocco and Singapore.
It touts 8 years of continuous growth with... Source: RealWire

Singapore operators sign up payment providers in Mobile Connect push

EZ-Link and Nets are among a handful of partners Singapore's three mobile operators have roped in to support the GSMA authentication standard, which enables users to access services via their mobile number.

Singapore, Japan, Korea among least prepared for new EU data laws

More than half of firms in Singapore, Japan, and South Korea express concerns they will not be able to meet the May 25, 2018, deadline for GDPR compliance, while a quarter of their peers in Australia and US fear shutting down as a result.

Close to 9,000 servers across Asean infected with malware

In an operation run out of its Singapore global hub, Interpol has identified 8,800 command-and-control servers and 270 websites that were compromised, including those run by governments and financial institutions.

Singapore most recalcitrant with regards to IT use

Country has most number of employees who are unaware or do not always comply with IT policies among Asean markets, where 81 percent use their own devices for work.