Tony Chan

Tony Chan is a seasoned ICT and telecoms journalist based in Hong Kong with a strong interest in bringing together industry leaders to foster sustainable IT and telecommunications practices, solutions and services.

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ITU and Georgia Tech to work on IoT standards, applications

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

The International Telecommunications Union has signed a memorandum of understanding with Georgia Institute of Technology to collaborate on developing standards for the Internet of Things. Under the MoU, the ITU’s standardisation Study Group 20, which addresses IoT technologies and applications, will ally with Georgia Tech’s centre for the development and applications of IoT, and academic […]

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3GPP accepts NB-IoT, EC-GPRS, and LTE-MTC as LPWA network standards

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

The 3GPP standardisation organisation for the mobile industry accepted three technology proposals as standards for low power wide area networking for the Internet of Things. According to the GSMA, 3GPP has acknowledged narrowband IoT, extended coverage GPRS, and LTE machine type communication as IoT networking standards. The three technologies delivered on licensed spectrum will “cover […]

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AT&T moves ahead in IoT biz by adding 5.8 million connected cars – TelecomLead

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

AT&T today said it has signed more than 300 Internet of Things (IoT) deals this year, across the U.S. and abroad. The main focus areas of AT&T’s IoT business was to connect devices across the automotive, shipping, industrial, health care, home security and smart cities sectors. Verizon Wireless is the main competitor of AT&T in the IoT […]

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ZigBee 3.0 ratification opens door to smarter, greener world using the Internet of Things

| December 17, 2015

News Highlights: ZigBee Alliance ready to help unify the IoT making it easier to build smart solutions for homes, buildings and cities. Industry rallies around new solution as EnOcean Alliance jointly announces collaboration to combine widely adopted interoperable wireless energy harvesting definitions with ZigBee 3.0. Ratification paves way for standards convergence around a newly consolidated […]

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Flexenclosure guest post: The Economics of Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE)

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Guest post by Tomas Rahkonen, Chief Technology Officer & Vice President eCentre, Flexenclosure Power usage effectiveness, PUE, has been an important metric in the data centre world for some time now.  Companies running data centre facilities typically strive for the lowest PUE they can achieve in order to reduce their operating costs and promote their […]

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IDC lists 3 smart city trends to expect in 2016

| November 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Predictions from research firm IDC revealed three particularly interesting trends emerging around the smart cities movement. According to IDC research director of the global Smart Cities Strategies program Ruthbea Yesner Clarke, in 2016, look for growing adoption and awareness of the smart city concept by an expanding set of government leaders. “Not only does IDC […]

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A smart city’s common denominator is the network: Silver Spring Networks

| November 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Smart city projects are happening in silos and missing the critical ingredient to bind them all together, says Silver Spring Networks co-founder Eric Dresselhuys in an article for the Energy Times. “Many different stakeholders are buzzing about smart cities these days, and for good reason.  Implementing ‘smart’ solutions can dramatically improve safety, efficiency and economic […]

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Amazon to boost renewable energy capacity to 1.6MWh

| November 23, 2015 | 2 Comments

Amazon Web Services have announced its 4th renewable energy project, a 100MW wind farm in Ohio that is expected to generate 320,000MWh of energy annually, or enough to power more than 29,000 US homes. When it comes online in 2017, the new wind farm will bring Amazon’s total renewable energy generation capacity to 1.6MWh per […]

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Thailand prepares for 2018 smart grid pilot launch

| November 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) of Thailand is set to rollout a smart grid pilot project in Pattaya by early 2018 in a bid to improve citywide en Source: Thailand prepares for 2018 smart grid pilot launch

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10 Smart Cities To Adopt IoT Data Platform

| November 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
10 Smart Cities To Adopt IoT Data Platform

Chicago-based start up Cityzenith says its IoT data visualisation tool, 5D Smart City, is being adopted by 10 major cities worldwide. According to the company, its tool helps organisations around the world, both government departments and commercial enterprises, “make sense of urban data – big and small.” “Cities have produced more data in the past […]

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