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今週のアジア 3/1〜3/7:MWC 2015 と アジアのテレコムの動き

Posted in Asia Weekly, Telecom by agilecat.cloud on March 7, 2015
2020年に控えた 商用 5G へ向けて、各社が動き出している・・・
 
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今週は、Barcelona で開催された Mobile World Congress の内容を、ほんの一部だけですが整理したいと思います。 このような大きなイベントがあると、それに引き寄せられるように、世界中からモバイルに関連するトピックが報道されます。 その、すべてを追いかけることは、とても難しいことなので、今年の CNA@MWC は「アジアとテレコム」にターゲットを絞り込みながら、記事をピックアプしてきました。
 
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まず、3/2 に Telstra, Ericsson to partner on 5G という記事が、AU の ITNews にポストされました。 Barcelona 発では無いようですが、日付からして MWC を意識した発表なのでしょう。 このところ、Huawei の動きが活発ですが、1/28 の Singtel, Ericsson partner to test 5G technologies にあるように、Ericsson もアジアの要所を着々と固めているように思えます。その他の、テレコム系のトピックとしては、3/3 の China releases FDD-LTE licenses to China Telecom, China Unicom と、3/4 の Airtel, China Mobile to tie-up for 4G が興味深いです。
 
そして、Barcelona からは、① KT, China Mobile, NTT DoCoMo team up for 5G日本語)、② SKT, Intel unveil world’s first network boost technology at MWC、③ Nokia, DoCoMo aim for 5G ahead of Tokyo Olympics日本語)、④ Huawei bumps up patent portfolio as 5G era draws near – CEO というふうに、4つの大きなニュースが飛び込んできました。 いずれも 5G が絡む、もっとも注目を集める領域のトピックです。 また、それとは別に、Beijing からは、3/6 に Huawei, Intel expand tie-up amid China’s rising scrutiny of US tech firms という発表もありました。
 
以下は、今週の Top-10 です・・・
 
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① 2/26: Jakarta to develop mobile app to track bus arrivals
IndonesiaJakarta’s public bus operator TransJakarta will develop a mobile app for people to track the arrival times of buses at bus stops. The app will allow people to track the location of bus drivers and estimate when buses will arrive at the bus stops, said Steve Kosasih, CEO of TransJakarta. The city will work with the makers of a popular delivery tracking app, Go-Jek, and will use the same system for the bus app.
 
② 3/2: PrimeTime Entertainment Launches in Thailand, Selects Brightcove
ThailandBrightcove Inc., a leading global provider of cloud services for video, today announced that PrimeTime Entertainment, Thailand’s newest on-demand streaming service, has partnered with Brightcove to power transcoding for its over-the-top (OTT) entertainment channel. With Brightcove’s Zencoder cloud-based encoding service, PrimeTime is able to rapidly deliver high-quality video on-demand (VOD) content to satisfy audiences across platforms and devices.
 
③ 2/16: Re-skilling, not layoffs, will address new challenges: Infosys
IndiaMUMBAI: Even as the furore over layoffs in the IT sector is yet to die down, Infosys has said re-skilling talent is the answer to rapidly changing technologies in the software landscape. “It is not that there are tens and thousands of people (available) with experience in new technologies. The idea is to re-skill people. If technology changes and people don’t have those capabilities, you’ve to re-skill them and re-orient them,” Infosys, Chief Operating Officer, Pravin Rao said.
 
④ 3/6: SoftBank, Pertino Launch SDN Cloud Channel in Japan
JapanPertino, a company reinventing networking for the mobile and cloud era, today announced the launch of a Japanese sales channel for its SDN-powered cloud networking service through a distribution partnership with SoftBank Commerce & Services Corp. This is the first major partnership in Japan and the second inked under the company’s BlueSky Partner Program following last quarter’s announcement of an alliance with Dell to integrate and resell Pertino’s Cloud Network Engine service.
 
⑤ 3/5: Gov’s open source push worries like MS, IBM and Oracle, from India
IndiaNEW DELHI: As the government looks to adopt open source software development for its applications, proprietary software vendors such as Microsoft, IBM and Oracle are worried, and are looking at alternative ways of doing business, say experts. “All the big players are already worried. They have made a lot of money in the traditional proprietary software model, but in the next 2-3 years, as people come out of the lock-in period of (their contracts), you will see the demise of a lot of these proprietary models,” said Professor Rahul De.
 
⑥ 2/19: Line acquires Japanese payment startup WebPay
JapanLine Pay, the payments solution-focused subsidiary of Japanese messaging company Line, has agreed to buy out Tokyo-based WebPay Holdings in order to accelerate Line Pay’s business expansion. WebPay provides a Stripe-compatible payment processing solutions for e-commerce, web services, and mobile developers in Japan.
 
⑦ 2/28: The time for 4G has come, from VN
VietnamThe 4G is the fourth generation wireless communication technology, allowing data transfer with maximum speed in ideal conditions up to 1-1.5 Gbps, over 40 times higher than the highest bandwidth of 3G services. In the world, more than 300 network operators have offered the technology and the most advanced smartphone models are integrated with 4G technology.
 
⑧ 3/2: China’s Huawei introduces its first Android-friendly smartwatch
ChinaBARCELONA: Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei on Sunday launched its first smartwatch, a round-faced device that works with Android phones, joining a crowded market weeks before the introduction of the highly anticipated Apple Watch. At an event tied to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the firm unveiled its Huawei watch line in classic, business and sporty versions, while at the same time across town, Korea’s LG Electronics launched a similar round-faced model.
 
⑨ 3/1: Robin Li explains the biggest difference between Baidu and Google
ChinaChinese search engine Baidu has been the king of China’s search game for a long time, since well before Google decided to leave the Chinese market. But given the similarities between their services and, especially in the early days, their aesthetic, comparisons between Baidu and Google are common. In the foreign press, Baidu is often called the “Chinese Google,” or flat-out accused of being a Google copycat.
 
⑩ 3/3: MWC 2015: Acer launches its first Windows 8.1 smartphone
TaiwanAcer has unveiled the Liquid M220 smartphone, its first Liquid smartphone to run on the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, featuring a 4-inch 233ppi display. The Liquid M220 features a 5-megapixel auto-focus back-end and a 2-megapixel front-end camera. The back-end camera also sports an 89-degree wide-angle lens for better photo shot.
 
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cna_6MWC に目を向けていると、どうしても新しいテクノロジーばかりが気になってしまいますが、その他のアジアの国々も、それぞれの状況の中で、モバイル通信の品質をあげようと努力しています。 たとえば、The time for 4G has come, from VN や、4G auctions ‘on track’ , from Thailand というふうに 4G の普及に懸命な国もあれば、Telcos extend services beyond cities, from Myanmar のように、通信のための基盤つくりに取り組んでいる国もあります。5G の商用化は、2020年になると言われていますが、こうした国々も、いずれは追い付いてくるのでしょう。 _AC Stamp
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