When the Malaysia Budget 2017, tabled by Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak on Friday 21 October 2016, many local ICT players questioned whether the allocations for the ICT industry go far enough to continue the drive to the high-income developed nation status goal by the year 2020. It’s just three years away from the Wawasan… Read More What Budget 2017 Means for Malaysia’s IOT and Smart Cities
Metro Ethernet can connect business local area networks (LANs), wide area network (WAN) or to the Internet. Businesses, academic institutions and government agencies in large cities can use Metro Ethernet (Metro-E) to connect branch campuses or offices to an intranet. One of the cost effective way that a business can connect to the Internet is… Read More 5 Reasons Your Business Should Have Metro-E Connection
An Interview with Dr. Mazlan Abbas, CEO – REDtone IoT Malaysia Ken Herron Q. From your experience, what have been operators’ biggest concerns regarding IoT, specifcally with: Building out the infrastructure? Operators have invested millions and even billions of dollars on their existing 2G, 3G and 4G infrastructures. Should they just continue on in their connectivity businesses, or enter into… Read More Critical Success Factors for IoT
I had the privilege of speaking with undergraduates of University of Malaya (UM) last month where I discussed “Telecommunications – Past, Now and Future Opportunities.” Part 1: Past, Now & Future of Telecommunications & REDtone I started my session with a brief history of my current company, REDtone by sharing with them things we have… Read More Telecommunications – Past, Now and Future Opportunities
Transition to a smart city isn’t going on at the same rate for every city. The cities are so dynamic and unpredictable – depending on size, political climate, cultural, mindset, demographics and much more. Is there a simple formula in building a successful smart city? Let’s look at various issues and challenges. Probably these are… Read More Smart Cities – Issues & Challenges
Author: Dr Mazlan Abbas, CEO of REDtone IOT. An IOT Evangelist, Keynote Speaker and IOT Thought Leader. What’s your answer when people asked – “Where do I begin my IoT journey?” or “I want to do my PhD in IoT, please advice in which area should I focus” or “I want to implement IoT solution in our Company, could you please propose… Read More Where Do I Begin My IoT Journey?
Why some cities successfully deploy their “smart” city initiatives whereas others failed? Why some cities take ages to make the first step from Blueprint to a tangible Smart City solution? Why are some cities have tendencies to deploy fancy smart city solutions whereas others start with simple cost reduction solution? What’s the secret of successfully… Read More Ten (10) Tips to Successfully Deploy Smart Cities
We are now in the Era of Internet of Things (IoT) and another wave of Digital Disruption. The combined technologies of sensors, mobility, cloud and Big Data will transform the current landscape forever. It will never be the same again. Unfortunately, many companies are still living in the state of denial and unwilling to change… Read More IOT as the Digital Disruptors