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Asia Pacific is leading the way when it comes to 5G networks. That’s according to The Mobile Economy: Asia Pacific 2018, which finds the region will invest over $200 billion and have 60% of the world’s 5G coverage by 2025. “The push for faster internet speeds through 5G will come from governments and industry regulators that realise its potential contribution toward a country’s economic growth and...

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APAC is where some of the world’s strongest AI spending growth will be found, at 72.9% CAGR through 2018. There are many drivers for this, including growing demand for greater business insights, improving productivity, and harnessing the ever-growing data volumes (APAC cloud traffic by 2021 is forecast to be just behind North America). Accelerating the potential are the advances in cloud storage and infrastructure, along with...

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Asia Pacific is one of the world’s fastest growing regions for internet users, growing at an estimated 8% per year. This speed in take-up (the global average is 7%) is only matched by its diversity of reach across countries. Reports estimate by the end of last year, over half the world’s online population would be APAC residents. Naturally, countries with the widest internet coverage will see the...

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Asia Pacific is in prime position to take advantage of next-generation manufacturing technologies. That’s according to a new document from the World Economic Forum. The Readiness for the Future of Production Report 2018 (pdf) identifies Singapore as an ‘early leader’ in its manufacturing transformations. The city-state is the world’s fourth-largest exporter of high-tech goods. To augment its lofty position, the government has put in place a...

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Last year saw cryptocurrencies explode into the mainstream. Bitcoin was the headline-grabber, with a whole host of virtual currencies and payment-related events flying along in the slipstream. These ranged from NASDAQ announcing plans to offer bitcoin-backed futures contracts. Through to Dogecoin – a ‘joke currency’ conceived from an internet meme – reaching a $2 billion market capitalisation. At the start of 2017, bitcoin prices were under $1,000....

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Today few conversations in tech and digital transformation are complete without a reference to Artificial Intelligence (AI). However, AI is a topic that’s been around since 1950. That’s when Alan Turing (cracker of the Enigma code in WW2), published his seminal research paper ‘Computing Machinery and Intelligence’. This posed the question ‘Can machines think?’, and introduced the Turing Test, which tested a machine’s ability to be indistinguishable...

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Singapore is leading the way when it comes to autonomous robots. The latest example is the launch of Robot-As-A-Service (RaaS) in the city-state. The OR-3, developed by OTSAW Digital, will support security guards with tasks such as patrolling areas and sending real-time surveillance information back to managers. The 1.6-metre-high robots are equipped with a comprehensive supply of security tools. These include laser scanners, multiple cameras for 360-degree...

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We’re now over halfway through a year heralded by IDC as the ‘Dawn of the DX (digital transformation) Economy’. This is the "inflection point as digital transformation efforts shift from 'project' or 'initiative' status to strategic business imperative," explained Frank Gens, Senior Vice President and Chief Analyst at IDC. "Every (growing) enterprise, regardless of age or industry, must become 'digital native' in the way its executives and...

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Interest in driverless cars is high among Asia-Pacific consumers. Over 50% would consider buying or hiring an autonomous vehicle, according to an Intel/Inuit study. Reasons cited include the environment, more enjoyable commuting, and easier parking. It may be a while before driverless cars are on APAC’s roads. However, there are plenty of initiatives already under way. Let’s take a look at some… Japan Japan is home to the...

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