Pakistan’s Government approves Rolling Spectrum Strategy 2020-2023

Spectrum Master Plan and report has been developed by incorporating international best practices applicable to Pakistan. To ensure faster telecom network speed, Pakistan’s Government has approved a three-year “Rolling Spectrum Strategy 2020-2023”. The Spectrum Master Plan provides a future roadmap for spectrum allocation as well as spectrum-related policy reviews that…

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Technology companies sounds alarm over Pakistan’s data protection laws

The Asia Internet Coalition concerned over Pakistan’s removal and blocking of unlawful content rules. Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) has publicly voiced its alarm over of Pakistan’s new law targeting internet companies, as well as the government’s opaque process by which these rules were developed. The Coalition represents companies like tech…

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Space the new frontier for APAC tech development

UN says companies in the region are looking towards space for sustainable development. Asian and Pacific nations are leveraging space technology and geospatial information to respond to challenges on the ground, including in their efforts to contain the spread and mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a recently…

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Harnessing technology to create safer roads

Using data and AI to identify potential black spots on roads for early intervention. Transport for NSW which has conducted a Proof of Concept harnessing big data and machine learning to identify potentially dangerous road intersections, allowing preventive measures to be taken before crashes happen. The Enterprise Data & Analytics…

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Financial institutions transmitting data across borders

Data connectivity between Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and The Monetary Authority of Singapore. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have recognised the ability to aggregate, store, process, and transmit data across borders is critical to the development of the financial sector. The expanding use…

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HK OGCIO explains privacy issues of newly created COVID app

Reassurances after concerns noted over access rights of the mobile app. The Hong Kong Office of the Government CIO’s (OGCIO) recent creation and launch of the “LeaveHomeSafe” COVID-19 exposure notification mobile app, has garnered media concern over privacy issues regarding the access rights of the mobile app. The concern centred…

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