Stories by David Legard

  • Asia online spending on the rise

    Business-to-consumer electronic commerce opportunities will surge in the Asia-Pacific region over the next 12 months, with spending per user projected to rise 80 per cent from $US800 to $1450, according to a report released by market research company International Data Corp (IDC).

  • Local carriers take broadband to Singapore

    A three-way alliance which includes Australian telecommunications carriers Telstra and Davnet will market broadband services to corporate customers in Singapore, Davnet said in a statement last week.

  • SingTel to roll out global MPLS-based network

    Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) has launched the Asia-Pacific region's first broadband VPN (virtual private network) service using MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) technology, SingTel said in a statement Thursday.

  • Australia to get custom IP network

    Australia's first purpose-built national IP (Internet protocol) network will begin operations in October following the raising of $175 million in development funds, according to the network's developer Comindico Holdings. The network will be fully complete with 66 POPs (points of presence) around the country by early next year, Comindico said in a statement.

  • A-P server market booms

    The Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) server market grew by 27 per cent in the first half of 2000 compared with the previous year to reach a sales value of $US2.9 billion, according to IDC.

  • EdgeMatrix launches colour WAP browser for PalmOS

    Singapore-based EdgeMatrix has launched what it believes is the first colour Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) microbrowser for the Palm operating system for personal digital assistants (PDAs) and handheld computers.

  • B2B tipped as next Net shake-out sector

    The next big Internet shakeout will occur among vendors of business-to-business (B2B) electronic commerce products and services, according to Mark Daniell, managing director of international consultants Bain & Co Asia.

  • IDC: A-P Net users to reach 40M by year-end

    The number of Internet users in the Asia-Pacific region (excluding Japan) will reach 40 million by the end of this year, 55.7 per cent more than the 25.7 million users at the beginning of 2000, according to figures released by market research firm International Data Corp (IDC).

  • Asian software piracy falls: BSA

    The rate of software piracy in Asia fell to 47 per cent last year, down from 49 per cent in 1998, and well below the 68 per cent figure recorded five years ago, according to a survey released last week by the Business Software Alliance (BSA).

  • Drive industry tied to PCs, not as robust

    The disk drive industry is strongly tied to the ups and downs of the PC market, but disk drive manufacturers have yet to learn how to handle the severe price erosions that both markets have been seeing, according to Noboru Kubokawa, chief analyst at Japan's Institute of Information Technology.

  • DISKCON: Drive industry tied to PCs, not as robust

    The disk drive industry is strongly tied to the ups and downs of the PC market, but disk drive manufacturers have yet to learn how to handle the severe price erosions that both markets have been seeing, according to Noboru Kubokawa, chief analyst at Japan's Institute of Information Technology.

  • A-P server sales up 36 per cent in 1999: IDC

    Sales of server hardware in the Asia-Pacific region (excluding Japan) rose 36 per cent in 1999 over the previous year's figure to a record value of $US4.67 billion, according to a report released last week by market analyst International Data Corp (IDC). The rapid market expansion was fuelled by the region's sustained economic recovery, increased spending on Internet-related applications and year 2000-driven spending.