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Mobile payments: a key enabler of cashless societies

By Quah Mei Lee, Industry Principal - Telecoms & Payments Strategy, Digital Transformation [APAC], Frost & Sullivan

Mobile paymentsThroughout Asia-Pacific, where smartphone penetration is the highest in the world, consistent progress by local governments toward cashless societies benefits the mobile payments market. Leading the cashless transformation within Asia Pacific are high-income developed nations such as South Korea, Australia and Singapore. Malaysia and China are still middle-income nations, but benefit from strong regulatory pressure coupled with rapidly growing payment-infrastructure should soon raise them to the ranks of high-income nations. read more...
Early Rollout of 5G in Asia-Pacific Requires Careful Strategies from Mobile Network Operators and Strong Government/Regulator Support

By Quah Mei Lee, Industry Principal - Telecoms & Payments Strategy, Digital Transformation [APAC], Frost & Sullivan

Early Rollout of 5G in Asia-PacificInitial focus on select markets and spectrum/network sharing to manage price points will expedite 5G take-off, finds Frost & Sullivan’s Digital Transformation team

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – August 15, 2017 – The imminent rollout of 5G will transform the telecommunications industry in Asia-Pacific. As internet speeds go up and data costs come down, new industries will emerge and the playing field between mobile network operators (MNOs) and fixed broadband providers will level out. Justifying the high implementation costs of 5G in the developing world alongside 4G, where 4G is still growing from its current 10% penetration and demand for 5G services is finite or limited, will, however, prove a restraint. Fitting 5G efficiently into existing 2G/3G/4G MNO networks and services portfolios while managing customer migration will also be challenging. read more...
Internet of Things - An introduction and India adoption

By Praveen Singh

Internet of Things - An introduction and India adoptionInternet of Things (IoT) describes a system where items in the physical world, and sensors within or attached to these items, are connected to the Internet via wireless and wired Internet connections. These sensors can use various types of local area connections such as RFID, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Zigbee. Sensors can also have wide area connectivity such as GSM, GPRS, 3G, and LTE.

Though IoT is the most discussed technology but it is not a new concept. With improved mobile and broadband connectivity over 50 billion devices will be connected by 2020. IoT will connect both motionless and living things, use sensors for data collection and change the kinds of things that will communicate over an IP network. Currently IoT is considered to communicate, control & automate and save costs read more...
Clover Infotech’s FAH services - Empowering organizations to create single source of accounting truth from legacy and disparate source systems

Manish Asawa, AVP – Enterprise Applications Clover Infotech

Clover Infotech’s FAH servicesThe need for organizations across the globe to grow, both organically and inorganically, is more pertinent than ever before. As organizations are growing big with acquisitions (sometimes across borders) almost every day, they are faced with the challenge of disparate accounting systems which come as a part of it. Even organizations that are growing organically need to adapt to multiple legacy systems, record different sets of transactions and should have the latest standardized financial reporting across the organization. Financial Accounting Hub (FAH) from Oracle is one such answer to the need of having consistent and accurate representation of accounting and financial information. read more...
Digital India : Changing landscape of OTT Video industry

By SJ Singh

Digital India : Changing landscape of OTT Video industryThe current Indian budget will prove to be a catalyst which allows broadband access to thousands of Indian villages and incentivizes digital payments. Demonetization was a major trigger to push digital payment industry. Companies involved in the digital payments have received tremendous growth, such as Paytm have witnessed growth up to 300% app downloads. The beneficiaries from the digital eco-system will not be limited to banking sector but also other industries such as broadcast & OTT will also reap enormous benefits in the future. Here is how digitization will impact read more...
Virtual Reality – Inevitable Technology

By Praveen Singh

Virtual Reality – Inevitable Technology“I like live audiences, with real people – virtual reality is no substitute” quoted Hillary Clinton.

But technology is inevitable. Virtual reality is bringing change in various industry sectors including entertainment, health, automotive, industrial, education and so on. Good VR content will adopt the technology fast to be used for various purposes.

India VR headsets sales soar over $3.4 million during the first quarter of the year, according to a report by market intelligence and advisory firm 6Wresearch. read more...
The influence of Technology in Retail

By Mr. Amit Daga, MD, Deal Kya Hai ?

Mr. Amit Daga, MD, Deal Kya Hai ?The implementation of technology within the retail space is shaping how consumers interact with brands. A number of technology trends over the past five years have dramatically altered the retail landscape. Today, consumers have become increasingly savvy at taking more control of their shopping experiences. Smart retailers understand that deciphering shoppers’ behaviour is instrumental for a unified success. Retailers are warming up to sending target specific messages to their customers, creating an exclusive, personalized experience, unmatched by competitors. The foundation for this revamping lies in the attempt to utilize a massive amount of data that is easily read more...
5 Reasons for SMBs to Go Wireless & Increase Business Productivity

By Mr. Sanjay Joshi, Country Manager, Edimax Technology

5 Reasons for SMBs to Go Wireless & Increase Business ProductivityWireless Network provides better connectivity, productivity and increased network expansion with an incremental spent.

Over the past years, one of the most dynamic technological trends is the availability and growing probability of ubiquitous connectivity whether it is for accessing information, having a video call or checking emails irrespective of place, time or situation. In today’s modern scenario, wireless technology is becoming a technological workhorse in all sorts of organizations read more...
C-DOT: building the citadels of “Digital India”

By Mr. Vipin Tyagi, Executive Director, C-DOT

C-dot: building the citadels of “digital india”C-DOT, Centre for Development of Telematics, the premier telecom R&D centre of the Deptt. Of Telecommunications, Govt. of India has been instrumental in building the telecommunication backbone of the nation since its inception in 1984. The progenitor of the indigenous telecom revolution in the nation, C-DOT, today stands as a pioneer R&D house in the field of Telecommunications with a diverse product portfolio spanning over a wide array of technologies including Switching and Routing, Optical, Wireless, Security and other telecom software applications. read more...
Looking beyond digitization

By Are Mathisen, SVP APAC, Conax

Looking beyond digitizationHarnessing the benefits of a changing pay-TV landscape and planning for a successful digital TV platform

DSO, digital switch-over, is a first step towards a new world in pay-TV. Let’s take a look beyond. Undisputedly, television has gone through radical changes in the last decade and is now entering the era of Internet TV where flexibility and device reach of a TV platform is becoming increasingly important. Content is available on a range of different devices; tablets are used as companion devices; social media is increasingly influencing TV consumption and vast video libraries read more....
Digital India is a program to transform India into digital empowered society and knowledge economy.

By Mr. Vinay Chopra, Director, Keith Electronics

Digital India is a program to transform India into digital empowered society and knowledge economy. It is an ambitious program from Government of India projected at Rs 1,13,000 Crores. This will be for delivering good governance to citizens by synchronized and co-ordinated engagement with both Central & State Government. This program has been prepared by Department of Electronics and Information Technology and will impact on Ministry of Communications & IT, Ministry of Rural Development, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Ministry of Health and others. The vision of Digital India is to transform the country into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. It would ensure that government services are available to every citizen electronically. read more...
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