January 2016 | Issue 43
ST Telemedia Further Expands into Emerging Technology
with Investment in IoT-enabler Greenwave
Funding the majority of Greenwave System’s latest Series C US$45 million financing round , ST Telemedia (STT) has expanded further into contiguous emerging technology platforms as it added the award-winning Internet of Things (IoT) software and managed services provider to its global portfolio. The move underscores STT’s commitment to continually seek opportunities that harness synergies within its portfolio companies, and allows STT to participate in the growth prospects of IoT. Proceeds from this round will fund Greenwave’s accelerated global expansion on the back of its strong growth momentum, as well as provide growth capital for strategic investment.
Greenwave is an IoT and M2M enabler that works with telecommunication providers, utilities and other companies to develop solutions for managed services such as home automation, connected lighting, and energy management. ST Telemedia is represented on Greenwave’s Board of Directors.

  Greenwave''s AXON Platform was
named "Most Innovative Internet of Things Solution
at the 2015 Broadband World Forum Awards

StarHub Scores "Best Innovation in Heterogeneous Networks'' Award
StarHub''s 4G HetNet solution was accorded "Best Innovation in Heterogeneous Networksat the 2015 LTE Asia Awards. Organised by UK-based Informa Telecoms & Media, the Awards celebrates the triumphs and innovations of the LTE and 5G market in Asia. Winners were selected by an independent panel of expert judges including research analyst Frost & Sullivan. The winning initiative was deployed at the Marina Bay, where during the SG50 Jubilee and 2015 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix weekends, it benefitted several hundred thousand StarHub users.
U Mobile Tops Mobile Network Speed in Malaysia
Continuing its string of accolades in 2015, U Mobile is named Malaysia’s fastest mobile network in Ookla’s latest network speed chart. Ookla is a global leader in broadband speed testing and web-based network diagnostic applications. U Mobile’s top ranking was based on speed test data that Ookla collocated via their proprietary Android and iOS mobile applications over a six months period. More than 5 million test results were collected each day and the data thoroughly analysed before a winner is endorsed by the independent authority.

Datameer Named Frost & Sullivan''s 2015 Growth Excellence Leader in Global Big Data Analytics
The award, which is based on an analysis of key global big data analytics players, is a testament to Datameer’s market success in democratising big data analytics, and strong leadership in technological innovation, customer service and company growth. The company was recognised for pioneering the Hadoop-based data discovery technology that has transformed the way business users analyse big data from disparate sources, and its ability to empower the decision-making processes of non-technical users from a wide range of industries.
TeleChoice Highlighted in SIAS’ 2015 Most Transparent Company Award
TeleChoice was named ‘Most Transparent Company’ Runner-up in the Technology category at the Securities Investors Association Singapore (SIAS) 16th Investors’ Choice Awards 2015. Supported by the Singapore Exchange, the award recognises public listed companies’ efforts to be more transparent to help investors make more informed decisions. Awardees are identified through a vigorous evaluation process based on the SMU-SKBI Singapore Corporate Governance Index (SCGI), and involved various key stakeholders such as industry partners, financial media, brokers and fund managers.
TeleChoice’s Subsidiary, Nexwave Named Huawei’s 2015 Best Strategic Partner in Indonesia
PT. Nexwave was accorded the “Best Strategic Partner Award” at the 2015 Huawei & Partner Cooperation & Win-Win Conference held in Indonesia in August 2015. The award recognises PT. Nexwave’s strategic role and contribution in supporting Huawei’s Indonesian projects, in particular, radio network planning and optimisation, telecommunication installation and integration, and in-building coverage solutions. The award is the highest category of partner recognition given out at that event.

Level 3 Secures Five Top Honours in 2015 MEF Excellence Award
Level 3 was spotlighted by MEF, the defining body for Carrier Ethernet comprising a global industry alliance of over 220 industry peer organisations and global analysts. The global communications provider was accorded the highest number of service-related awards including top honours in five of 31 total awards given out. They include “
Retail Service Provider of the Year for the Global, North America and Caribbean and Latin America (CALA)” and “Wholesale Provider of the Year in North America and CALA ”. Adding to its triumphant win, Level 3 also upheld its title of “Best Latin American Carrier " at Capacity Magazine''s 2015 Global Carrier Awards for the third consecutive year. 

Priceline.com Appoints Datameer to Optimise its Customer Website Experience
Seeking to better understand its customers’ behaviour and improve operational processes, Priceline.com tapped on Datameer to analyse its huge data volume and provide fast, direct access of the information to its non-technical business analysts. Through deeper customer insights gleaned from Datameer’s analytic tool, the online and mobile travel leader can optimise its web visitor experience, maximise conversion while streamline its operational processes. 
GDS Expands Footprint in Hong Kong and Strengthens its Cloud Offerings
GDS has launched its second data centre, Lai King Data Centre in Kwai Chung, Hong Kong , expanding its coverage over Hong Kong, China and the Asia-Pacific region with its existing Kwai Fong Data Centre. To further strengthen its service offerings, GDS has also partnered with AliCloud to promote the development of enterprise-level hybrid cloud services in China. Together with AliCloud, GDS can provide unique one-stop management solutions in cloud operation, maintenance and procurement services. Both companies are planning to deepen their cooperation in China and overseas.
SKY Extends Family Edu-tainment Beyond Screens with Kidszania
As part of their commitment to strengthen family bonds through wholesome edu-tainment, SKY has partnered with KidZania Manila, an educational theme park, to create a SKY-themed activity zone, where kids can experience climbing up a high-mounted wall to install a mock-up cable connection. Their adult chaperons will also get to relax at the SKYZone Parents’ Lounge equipped with a selection of SKYcable programmes in various genres, and SKYbroadband’s high speed Internet access.

VIRTUS Doubles Capacity with Acquisition of Existing Data Centre in Slough
VIRTUS has expanded its portfolio of hyper-efficient, ultra-high density and highly interconnected metro data centres with the acquisition of an existing data centre facility in Slough.  Named LONDON4, the addition doubles VIRTUS’ service capacity and strengthens the company’s market position as London’s leading premium hybrid data centre provider. Together with their data centres in Slough, Hayes and Enfield, VIRTUS is now one of the largest hybrid data centre providers in London providing access to an unrivalled group of interconnected and cloud-enabled data centres to its customers.
VIRTUS Gains Status as G-Cloud Supplier for the UK Public Sector
Procurement agency for the UK public sector, Crown Commercial Services has given VIRTUS the supplier status for its G-Cloud initiative. Through the status, UK government bodies utilising G-Cloud, including the central and local government, health, education, devolved administrations, emergency services, defence and not-for-profit organisations, can now use VIRTUS’ Managed Cloud Connect Infrastructure Solution (VMCCI) for their cloud-related needs. This achievement enables the data centre provider to broaden its relationship with the public sector, building on its established track record of providing data centre services to this significant group.
ST Telemedia Supports Regional Outlook Forum
Well-attended by over 500 business leaders, academics, diplomats and government representatives in the region and beyond, the event featured lively panel discussions on the latest socio-political and economic trends in Southeast Asia and its wider geostrategic and economic environment. Each panel featured distinguished government and business leaders and senior academics from the Asia Pacific, US and Europe regions, who shared insightful perspectives on the potential economic implications of these trends. This is the fourth year STT is sponsoring the Institute of Southeast Asia Studies’ annual flagship event.
TeleChoice Hosts Lunch Sessions for the Elderly while Lending Support to the Disabled and Disadvantaged
TeleChoice partnered with Dignity Kitchen, Singapore’s first social enterprise food court managed by the disabled and disadvantaged to host a series of “Lunch Treats for the Elderly” sessions with a cash sponsorship for the programme. The programme consists of a city tour and lunch held at Diginity Kitchen. TeleChoice staff volunteers hosted four lunch sessions filled with cheery songs and lively chatter for the silver-haired guests after their trot around town.