Philippine Air Force to soar in cyber security skills with PLDT- Smart

Provide training for the PAF’s “cyber warriors”. The Philippine Air Force will utilise Philippine Long-Distance Telephone (PLDT) to help improve its cybersecurity capabilities. The aim of the collaboration will be to enhance the skills of “PAF Cyber Warriors incorporating the newest ideas and the most up-to-date features in Cyber Operations…

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Manulife HK sees digital capabilities as the way to helping customers

Digital capabilities to help customers during pandemic. Financial services corporation, Manulife Hong Kong said a global pandemic hasn’t stopped it from enhanced its digital capabilities and remote purchase arrangements to help customers obtain appropriate protection, overcoming the constraints associated with social distancing. According to a report of its financial earnings…

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New Zealand’s PC market grows nearly 40 per cent due to work from home demand

COVID-19 had large impacts on demand for PCs as businesses prepared for lockdowns by purchasing notebooks to mobilise their workforce. In the second quarter of 2020, New Zealand’s traditional PC market experienced a 39.7 per cent year-on-year (YoY) growth in unit shipments, reaching nearly 217,000 units according to the latest IDC Asia/Pacific…

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Vietnam to integrate 4G into terrestrial mobile communication terminal devices

Government assess the impacts of a draft circular on national technical regulations on terminal devices. Vietnam will issue new technical regulations for terminal devices of terrestrial mobile communication, which will include integrating 4G into such devices. The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) last week held a webinar to assess the…

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TPBank accelerates digital transformation with Backbase

Technology drives transformation at Vietnam-based bank and ensures it stays ahead of the competition Vietnam’s Tien Phong Commercial Joint Stock Bank (TPBank) has accelerated its digital transformation with Backbase, a digital-first banking platform, to transform the bank’s traditional products, services, and core banking system. Nguyen Hung, CEO of TPBank said…

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IMDA imposes penalties on StarHub and M1

Large fines for contravening code of practise. The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) has concluded its investigations into the broadband service disruptions involving StarHub Online Pte Ltd (“StarHub”) in April 2020, and M1 Net Pte Ltd (“M1”) in May 2020. IMDA has imposed a financial penalty of S$210,000 on StarHub,…

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