Tag Archives: Asia Pacific

Gemalto Accelerates IoT Adoption and Innovation in Japan

By | April 3, 2017

​​​Amsterdam, Apr. 3, 2017 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces it has been selected by SoftBank Corp. (“SoftBank”) as a partner for On-Demand Connectivity (ODC) services enabling both consumer and industrial machine-to-machine (M2M) IoT connectivity and deployment of value added applications and services. Under the collaboration, Gemalto will supply its Remote SIM… Read More »

Entrust Datacard Partners With Elite Security Channels in India

By | April 3, 2017

The identity-based digital information security vendor pursues the indirect route of channels globally as an important part of the company’s GTM. It is the GTM strategy for India market. We follow the combined strategy of some direct and indirect strategy in only a handful of countries. However, the vast focus is to ensure the growth of the channel… Read More »

Philippines – Labor Group Set To Sue APO-PU, Ugec Execs Over Passport Mess

By | April 3, 2017

A FEDERATION of labor unions is poised to file graft charges against ranking officials of a state-owned printing company and its private partner for allegedly entering into a partnership agreement with a private corporation without legal authority and squandering billions of pesos on an outsourcing scheme grossly disadvantageous to the government. The Philippine Association of Free Labor Unions… Read More »

SoftBank Signs On for Gemalto eSIM Provisioning Solution

By | April 3, 2017

Japan-based telecom SoftBank will use Gemalto’s On-Demand Connectivity for remote SIM provisioning. In a statement announcing the partnership, Gemalto suggested that its ODC platform will give the MNO “a competitive edge” in offering digital services not just for smartphones, but other Internet of Things devices like wearables, smart meters, and connected cars. The company also highlighted the “great… Read More »

Philippines – APO-PU Erred in e-Passport Subcontract–Palace Official

By | April 2, 2017

MALACAÑANG has strongly hinted that state-run APO-Productivity Unit Inc. (APO-PU) may have committed grave abuse of discretion and could be held criminally and administratively liable for engaging the services of a privately owned printing company for the implementation of the e-passport project of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). Short of recommending the immediate repeal of the existing… Read More »

India – Tamil Nadu to Issue 1.89 Crore Smart Cards to Stop PDS Leakage

By | April 2, 2017

CHENNAI: Ration cards in Tamil Nadu are set to get a digital makeover with chief minister Edappadi Palaniswamihanding out the first set of smart cards to residents on Saturday at an event in Korattur. All ration card holders in Tamil Nadu will be issued smart cards by May, the CM announced. The chief minister launched a smart family… Read More »

Philippines – Congressional Inquiry Urged Over ‘Overpriced’ e-Passports

By | March 27, 2017

An umbrella organization of labor unions is urging Congress to look into the government’s alleged overpriced new digital passport or e-passport. In a statement, Philippine Association of Free Labor Unions president Terry Tuazon said the government should lower the cost of the e-passport and make it more affordable, particularly for overseas Filipino workers. Tuazon said the e-passports being… Read More »

Indonesia – Striking Question, Justice: Did e-ID Project Belong to Golkar?

By | March 23, 2017

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM – Hearing of alleged corruption case in the procurement project of electronic-based national identity card or e-ID card held at the Corruption Court in Central Jakarta, Wednesday (03/22/2017) yesterday went smoothly and gave attractive colors. This is after a striking question by the judge to the witness from the House of Representatives (DPR) about the e-ID… Read More »

India – Govt to Roll Out Chip-Based Passports Soon

By | March 23, 2017

Chip enabled e-passports with high security features may soon be rolled out as government has started preparation for introducing it. Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh said the government has given approval for procurement of electronic contactless inlays for manufacturing of e-passports. He said Nasik-based India Security Press… Read More »

Philippines: AF Payments Hits 3M Mark in Beep Card Sales

By | March 16, 2017

AF Payments Inc. said on Thursday it has sold 3 million beep cards mostly to Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Metro Rail Transit (MRT) riders since it started operations in 2015. The beep card is a reloadable contactless smart card with a stored value of up to P10,000, and can be used in LRT-1, LRT-2, MRT-3, selected bus… Read More »

Indonesia: Second e-ID Card Hearing Probes Budgeting Aspects

By | March 16, 2017

The second hearing in a graft trial on e-ID card procurement on Thursday heard witness testimonies. “In the second hearing, we will dig into the budgeting aspects [of the e-ID card project]. Home Ministry witnesses presented by Corruption Eradication Commission [KPK] prosecutors are ready to testify,” KPK spokesperson Febri Diansyah said prior to the hearing.   Agus Martowardojo,… Read More »

Indonesia – Ministry Officials to Testify in e-ID Card Case

By | March 16, 2017

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) said on Wednesday that Home Ministry officials would be present as witnesses in the second hearing into the e-ID card case. The hearing is scheduled to be held on Thursday at the Jakarta Corruption Court. “[On Thursday] we will delve into the budgeting aspects [of the e-ID case]. There will be witnesses from… Read More »

India: UIDAI to Up Authentication Capacity to 10 Crore Transactions per Day

By | March 12, 2017

The minister’s written reply came in response to a question on how the authority plans to increase biometric authentication capacity of Aadhaar to push Aadhaar enabled payment system. NEW DELHI: The Unique Identification Authority of India is procuring hardware to raise its authentication capacity to 10 crore transactions a day, Parliament was informed today. “Unique Identification Authority of… Read More »

Indonesia: The e-KTP Project and SBY Annual Revision

By | March 8, 2017

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The e-KTP (electronic identification card) project was a project initiated during President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono government. Back then, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, also known as SBY, appointed Gamawan Fauzi as the Interior Affairs Minister. The purpose of the e-KTP project was to provide a single identity system to prevent the use of false identity in criminal… Read More »

Enhancing CX with Digital Commerce

By | March 8, 2017

About the conference On 8 March 2017, APSCA will host an international conference on Enhancing CX with Digital Commerce at RETAILTECH JAPAN, focusing on how to combine payments with an enhanced customer experience to create a new end-to-end shopping experience that begins with a consumer’s initial interest in a product, through research, purchase and engaging with the brand… Read More »

Thailand – Don says e-passport stock won’t run out

By | March 3, 2017

Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai on Friday reaffirmed that the e-passport issuance service will continue as usual despite earlier reports the ministry was set to run out of passports. Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai on Friday reaffirmed that the e-passport issuance service will continue as usual despite earlier reports the ministry was set to run out of passports. “We have… Read More »

Thailand – Foreign Ministry reassures on issuance of e-passports as deadline looms

By | March 2, 2017

March 02, 2017 THE ISSUANCE of e-passports for Thai citizens will continue as usual, the Foreign Ministry said yesterday after reports that passports would be unavailable within three days after the contract with a consortium of outsourcing companies expires. Two years ago, the ministry signed a contract with the outsourcing companies to issue passports, stipulating that the company… Read More »

India – UIDAI Cautions Public Against Sharing of Their Personal Information with Unauthorized Agencies for Printing PVC (Plastic) Aadhaar Card

By | January 29, 2017

Government of India Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology Unique Identification Authority of India Press Release UIDAI cautions public against sharing of their personal information with unauthorized agencies for printing PVC (Plastic) Aadhaar Card New Delhi, January 29 2017: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) cautions people not to fall to ploys of some unscrupulous entities who… Read More »

India – Govt to roll out e-passports with electronic chip, bio-metric security features: Report

By | January 3, 2017

January 03, 2017 After easing the norms for getting passports, the government is reportedly set to roll out stricter security measures to avoid misuse. According to a report in Economic Times, the Ministry of External Affair is expected to introduce chip-embedded e-passports which will ensure that the information can be verified electronically. The government eased the rules for… Read More »

Nepal – Govt to distribute 117,000 biometric IDs in next 18 months

By | August 17, 2016

KATHMANDU, Aug 17: The government has geared up its effort to distribute biometric national identity (NID) cards to as many as 117,000 citizens within the next 18 months. The National ID Management Center (NIDMC), which is under the Ministry of Home Affairs, had signed an agreement with a French company, Safran Identity and Security, on July 15 for… Read More »