ICT Happening Updates Week 5 of May 2013

The most significant news for week 4 of May 2013 was MSC Malaysia announced strong growth with RM33.53 billion in revenue.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • Tata Comm. FY2013 consolidated gross revenues up 21% YoY.
  • Reuters reported that Singapore authority requires online news to get licenses.
  • Tata Comm. becomes a preferred supplier of international voice termination for leading VoIP provider.
  • Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad works with SAS to implement all-new Credit Scoring solution.
  • ASUS U38DT - Sleek and stylish 13.3" ultraportable laptop at RM 2,199.
  • AMD amplifies mobile experience with new APUs.

Mumbai & New York – May 29th 2013 – Tata Comm. FY2013 Consolidated Gross Revenues up 21% YoY

Tata Communications has announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and year-ended March 31st 2013.

Consolidated gross revenues improved by 21% to Rs. 172,130 million (USD 3,165 million @avg. Fx of INR/USD 54.38) in FY2013 as compared to Rs. 141,961 million (USD 2,963 million @avg. Fx of INR/USD 47.91) last year. The Core Business revenues stood at Rs. 153,181 million (USD 2,817 million) from Rs. 124,580 million (USD 2,600 million) in FY2012, marking a growth of 23%.

Consolidated gross revenues grew by 11% to Rs. 44,005 million (USD 812 million @avg. Fx of INR/USD 54.19) in Q4 FY2013 from Rs. 39,613 million (USD 787 million @avg. Fx of INR/USD 50.34) in Q4 FY2012. The Core Business revenues improved by 12% at Rs. 39,345 million (USD 726 million) from Rs. 35,091 million (USD 697 million) in the same quarter last year.

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Reuters, May 28, 2013 - Singapore requires online news to get licenses

Reuters reported that Singapore's Media Development Authority (MDA) requires online news portals with substantial outreach to acquire valid licenses.

The MDA identified sg.news.yahoo.com, a service run by Internet giant Yahoo Inc, as among 10 sites that would be affected by the new requirement, based on criteria such as having 50,000 unique visitors from Singapore a month over a period of two months.

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New York & Mumbai – May 27th, 2013 – Tata Comm. becomes a preferred supplier of international voice termination for leading VoIP provider

Tata Communications has announced that it has signed a five-year strategic voice sourcing agreement with Vonage Holdings Corp. This partnership is a first of its kind between Tata Communications and a major Over-The-Top provider.

Through this agreement, Tata Communications will provide Vonage with access to its global network and on-going investments in systems, tools and processes to improve voice call quality. These resources aid in operational efficiency and the delivery of leading international call quality for customers.

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 27, 2013 – Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad Works with SAS to Implement All-New Credit Scoring Solution

Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad today announced the integration of SAS’ Credit Scoring technology into Bank Muamalat’s operations in Malaysia.

This is a strategic move which will allow bank executives to employ more consistent, transparent and objective credit evaluation tools.

The SAS Credit Scoring solution utilises the very latest in data analytics technology to enable lenders to rapidly develop, validate, deploy and monitor credit scorecards in a low-risk and integrated business environment in a faster, cost effective and far more flexible method than previously possible. The solution enables application and behavioural scoring for virtually all lending products and will be utilised to assist Bank Muamalat executives across its Business Banking, Consumer Banking, Credit Assessment, Regional Approving Centre and Risk Management departments.

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KL, May 27 2013 - ASUS U38DT - Sleek and stylish 13.3" ultraportable laptop at RM 2,199

This model is selling now in the local market & bundled together with an external ODD worth RM 119 (while stock last).
  • Windows 8 Pro or other editions available
  • AMD® Trinity APU A8-4555M Processor
  • Ultra-thin and ultra-light form factor measures just 6mm at the front
  • AMD Radeon® HD 8550M Graphic with 1GB of DDR3 memory
  • ASUS SonicMaster technology co-developed with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower® provides you immersive sound quality
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Kuala Lumpur, 23 May, 2013 — AMD Amplifies Mobile Experience with New APUs

AMD today launched three new additions to its 2013 A-Series and E-Series Mobile Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) lineup – delivering solutions ideally positioned to address today’s evolving PC market with dramatically increased performance and power efficiency, as well as a portfolio of unique user experiences, and superior gaming and graphics:
  • The 2013 AMD Elite Mobility APU (formerly codenamed “Temash”) - the world’s first 28nm, quad-core x86 system-on-a-chip (SoC) APU designed for touch small form-factor notebooks, tablets, and hybrids 13-inches and below;
  • The 2013 AMD Mainstream APU (formerly codenamed “Kabini”) - the first and only quad-core x86 SoC solution for entry-level and small-form factor touch notebooks;
  • New, low power versions of the 2013 AMD Elite Performance APU (formerly codenamed “Richland”) - offer the best graphics and compute in a performance APU for premium ultrathin notebooks.

These new APUs are designed to effectively balance the needs of a wide range of new and traditional mobile PC users and are available beginning today from the world’s top computer manufacturers, including products announced today from Acer and HP.

Basically, APU is more powerful than conventional CPU with added capabilities such as built-in graphic processing unit.

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