Asia's leading outsourcing players are exploring a shift from individual country promotion and development towards collaboration and integration to help expand the region's share of the global ICT market, according to Cebu Business Month-ICT chairman Bonifacio Belen.
Pursuing its goal of becoming a regional telecommunications and Internet service provider, Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. (SingTel) signed a deal Wednesday with Norwegian satellite services provider Nera ASA for the supply of two-way satellite broadband systems.
Asian countries should embrace full telecommunications liberalization as a platform for driving their economies, according to Lee Boon Yang, Singapore's minister for information, communications and the arts.
Asian nations, including the Philippines, have united to rally behind open source software. Representatives from 14 countries in the region in March vowed to collaborate in strengthening the Asian open source community.
Asia Global Crossing Ltd. Wednesday began offering data networking services in Australia and New Zealand, a move that follows its acquisition last month of the Asian operations of IXnet Inc. and IPC Information Systems Inc. from parent company Global Crossing Ltd., Asia Global Crossing announced in a statement.