At IFA 2016 in Berlin this September, Huawei Consumer Business Group unveiled the Huawei Nova and the Huawei Nova Plus, the first smartphones in a new series designed to meet the needs of a more diverse customer-range. As the world’s third largest smartphone vendor, Huawei is spreading its wings, says Roland Sladek, vice president of International Media Affairs at Huawei, who recently spoke to Active Telecoms about the challenges Huawei faces in penetrating new markets like the United States, to…
Looking at information from Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, the average age of the top 500 companies in the Index is 12 years, says Microsoft’s Necip Ozyucel, Cloud + Enterprise Business Group Lead. In the year 1960, the average age of companies was 60 years. It means that the top 500 companies have a much shorter life cycle. This is because of digital transformation, Necip says. Speaking to Active Telecoms, he highlighted the ways that Microsoft is working towards helping…
The landscape of cybersecurity is always evolving, says David Francis, Huawei's European Cyber Security Officer. In an interview, Francis expressed the need for wider acceptance of the role each of us has to play in combating cybercrime. He said a major pivot point in cybersecurity was in 2003 - a time which became known as the industrialization of cybercrime. Before that point, there were "small communities" doing what they called "digital marketing" but were actually releasing spam, Francis explains. It…
Whether it’s automation of healthcare services, advanced security infrastructure, or self-driving cars, we are witnessing the evolution of cities as we know them. In this period of rapid growth, it’s all about taking advantage of the intelligent technology available, and steering it toward the needs of everyday citizens. Smart cities have long been a concept, but now more financial muscle and technical ability is being added to bring them closer to reality. US Ignite, a U.S. based NGO, fosters the…
ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICT). The organization is given life by a membership of 193 Member States and over 700 private-sector entities and 120 academic and research institutes. Its membership-driven work is supported by a secretariat based in Geneva. Chaesub Lee, Director of Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, ITU, discusses ITU standardization in the following interview, as well as ITU’s latest achievements, and looking ahead to 5G. Can you give us an introduction to…
Jakarta Smart City (JSC) is the most integrated public reporting and information platform in Jakarta, Indonesia’s sprawling capital city with a population exceeding 9 million. JSC was initiated in December 2014, developed to create one platform that provides public information about the city – in an age where data sharing is the key to prosperity. The initiative contributed to the motion of smart cities with the use of technology and communications to achieve better public services. It aims to enhance…
Mobile has taken the world by storm. Data tells us that people are discovering content, brands and products in mobile apps more than ever before. Consequently, advertisers are looking for new and creative ways to share information with people. Leading the mobile revolution is Facebook, boasting the most popular app in the world. The social media giant has mastered the ability to offer its services to users free of charge, by relying on cash flow from advertisers who are eager…
Internet of Things (IoT) will shape communication in everyday life and business models. When smart products are connected, business opportunities and disruptive ideas involving things yet to be named will emerge, along with markets yet to be discovered. A world of opportunity awaits us. Once implemented, 5G, in conjunction with IoT, will further enable organizations to move into new markets and build new revenue streams with drastically new business models and use cases, including IoT applications. Ericsson is one of…
Headquartered in Paris, Eutelsat Communications, established in 1977, is one of the leading global satellite operators. Eutelsat Asia CEO, Jean-Francois Fenech, spoke to Active Telecoms about the company’s ubiquitous satellite coverage, expansion into Asia Pacific, and how Eutelsat satellites are poised to develop Africa’s broadband market in partnership with Facebook. Eutelsat provides capacity on 39 satellites to clients that include broadcasters, pay-TV operators, video, data and internet service providers, enterprises, and government agencies. The upcoming edition to Eutelsat’s fleet will…

PCCW Global CEO: We can be both OTT, and also QoS

Written on Wednesday, 27 July 2016 05:46
Marc Halbfinger, PCCW Global CEO, was present at this year’s BroadcastAsia event held in conjunction with CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT in Singapore. Speaking to Active Telecoms, he discussed PCCW Global’s international activities, and its unique role in enabling service providers and content providers with flexible approaches to capital infrastructure and quality of service (QoS). Hong Kong-based PCCW Global offers the latest video, voice and data solutions to multi-national enterprises and communication service providers. With a portfolio spanning cloud computing, security services,…
The gap between telecoms and IT is shrinking rapidly as the two industries merge to form a new age of smart and efficient communication as defined by the Internet of Things. As an end-to-end IT supplier, Dell’s role in telecoms is thus increasing. Dell OEM telecommunications executives, Erwin Meyer, General Manager, OEM Solutions (Telecommunications), Asia Pacific & Japan and David Lin, Business Development Director, OEM Solutions (Telecommunications) recently sat with Active Telecoms in Singapore to discuss Open NFV and Dell’s…
Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) have become essential to reliable connectivity as more and more people expect to upload and download information on the go. In a heavily crowded sports arena, thousands of fans are eager to upload their memories online. The only way that can happen efficiently is by using a DAS system: a network of separated antenna nodes connected to a common source via a transport medium that provides wireless service within a geographic area or structure. No stranger…
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