Q&A

08 October 2021

Koh Cheng Soi Business Development Manager Asia Region, Sepura Ltd.

Koh Cheng Soi Business Development Manager Asia Region, Sepura Ltd.

What was your big career break?
The experience gained as a Signals Officer in the Malaysian Army has given me an excellent technical understanding of radio communications and a deep understanding of the user community’s requirements and security concerns.

Since moving to the other side of the business by leading on Sepura’s sales efforts in the Asia region, I have been able to translate these skills into the commercial world. We have spent a considerable time building our knowledge and experience of the Asian Metro community and have taken this knowledge of mission critical requirements to support users here.

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Sensor to satellite sows new IoT seeds for agriculture

08 October 2021

Alastair Williamson, CEO at Wyld Networks looks at why agriculture is turning to the IoT for help and the role of satellite comms

According to a recent UN report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, between 720 and 811 million people in the world went hungry in 2020. Using a different indicator that tracks year-round access to adequate food, the UN says that nearly 2.37 billion people - or 30% of the global population lacked access to adequate food in 2020 – a rise of 320 million in just one year.

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Broadband: is southern Asia where it should be?

06 October 2021

Broadband penetration in some of the hazardous terrains and remote parts of southern Asia is, for many, understandably low. However, with the technology currently available, should it be higher? Robert Shepherd asks those in the know

You don’t have to be a geologist or Sir David Attenborough to know that southern Asia has some of the most inhospitable landscapes on the planet. With a combination of sub-zero temperatures and hot and humid climates, its arguably the most diverse part of the world in that regard.

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IoT

Smart thinking

26 August 2021

Approximately 60% of the world’s population lives in Asia, putting strain on the continent’s cities. But are smart cities the answer to sprawling urbanisation? Robert Shepherd investigates.

The creation of smart cities has been captivating the sector for more than a decade. As technology continues to advance at speed and humans no longer need to carry out jobs that robots can now do with aplomb, countries on every continent are planning for a very different future to the one they envisaged just 15-20 years ago.

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