Stories by David Legard

SingTel expands ADSL network

Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) and French company Alcatel SA this week signed an agreement to expand Singapore's ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) network to 50,000 lines. SingTel said that growing demand for advanced multimedia services has made it necessary to expand its existing network to this level.

World Bank: developing nations not Y2K ready

Many developing countries are unprepared for the impact of the year 2000 computer problem, and few have taken steps to safeguard their computer systems, the World Bank said in a report released on Tuesday.

SAN to go mainstream this year, says Veritas

Storage area networking (SAN) technology will expand into the realm of mainstream computing this year from its current niche in advanced multimedia applications, according to Roger Klorese, director of SAN product management for Veritas Software.

SingTel to offer International telecom to Hong Kong

Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) is the latest company to take advantage of the Janaury 1 opening of the Hong Kong telecom market with plans to compete directly in international voice-telephony services there.

New ATM link for corporations in Asia

A new 155Mbit-per-second ATM (asynchronous transfer mode) connection between Singapore, Hong Kong, and Australia will provide businesses in the region with a better service for videoconferencing and multimedia applications, according to the service provider Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel).

Five legal bodies sign Y2K mediation accord

Legal organisations in the US, UK, Australasia, Singapore and Hong Kong have recently teamed up to form an initiative to help companies settle disputes relating to the Y2K issue without going to court.

E-commerce certification moves ahead in SE Asia

Singapore and Malaysia have both announced new initiatives to develop a secure electronic commerce infrastructure and position themselves as regional leaders in the online business transaction world.

3Com opens $70m plant in Singapore

3Com has opened a 330,000-square-foot manufacturing plant here to supply its 23 regional offices with products ranging from network interface cards (NICs) and modems to personal organisers.

Singapore seeks global e-commerce partners

The Singapore government's drive to spur the use of electronic commerce is going global, with the intent of partnering with like-minded organisations in Taiwan, Germany, Australia, Canada, and the US, a leading e-commerce executive said this week.

Netscape appoints e-commerce partner in Southeast Asia

Netscape Communications has appointed Singapore-based SilkRoute Ventures as its first electronic-commerce systems integrator (ECSI) for Southeast Asia, to deliver Internet-based business solutions to companies throughout the region.