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Rail Transport in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh Set to be 45 Percent of the City’s Total Movement Demand

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2011-07-25 10:00 

 

SINGAPORE, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — In 2008, Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung approved plans to invest US$15 billion over the next 12 years for metro railway projects for Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, projecting Vietnam onto the global stage as one of the biggest spenders for Urban Rail, but the global economic meltdown made funding a major challenge.

Fast-forward to 2011, it is a different story. The Asian Development Bank has started the ball rolling with a US$1.15 billion loan to the Vietnam government as the Vietnam government is on schedule to begin construction on the Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi city metro railway lines this year. Is this a sign of more investment to come?

Will the Vietnamese government welcome more foreign investment? Who are the players already involved?

Dr. Luu Xuan Hung, the Vice Director of the Hanoi Metropolitan Rail Transport Board, explains that by the year 2020,the public transport ratio by UMRT in Hanoi and HCM city shall be around 35% – 45% of the city’s total movement demand.

“The government plans to allocate 3.5% – 4.5% of the GDP in their budget, raising the investment rate in transportation infrastructure, and will be looking into mobilizing all possible sources from the economic components. The private sector will be included in the different models for investment in building the transport infrastructure, especially under PPP, BOT, BT & BTO, and Vietnam is expecting investment to come from the local as well as overseas investors,” he said.

Dr. Luu Xuan Hung will share his department’s plans for Urban Rail in Hanoi, and will provide details on the proposed Hanoi Noi Bai airport line, and the role for stakeholders and their search for solution providers at the Metro Rail Vietnam conference, meeting in Hanoi on 23-24 August.

Visit www.metrorailvietnam.com or email maria.andersson@iqpc.com.sg to find out more.

Press and media please contact:

Maria Andersson
Tel: +65-6722-9404
Email: Indre.Riley@iqpc.com.sg

 

SOURCE International Quality & Productivity Centre (IQPC)

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July 27, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Posted in Business & Finance

GlassHouse Technologies Partners with Cable&Wireless Worldwide to Reduce Carbon Footprint

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GlassHouse Technologies Partners with Cable&Wireless Worldwide to Help Companies in Australia Move to the Cloud and Reduce Carbon Footprint

SYDNEY, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — GlassHouse Technologies, a global data centre consulting and services firm, has today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Cable&Wireless Worldwide, a leading provider of global telecommunication services. The partnership builds on the success of the UK relationship and joins GlassHouse’s consulting expertise with C&W Worldwide’s range of hosting services to provide Australian enterprises with consultation to help them migrate to cloud based services.

The comprehensive cloud services provided by the GlassHouse and C&W Worldwide partnership include a strategic assessment of the customer’s current infrastructure, a roadmap to achieve the desired end state, then the methodical deployment of the required technology and process changes to achieve that goal with no disruption to the customer’s day-to-day business.

GlassHouse’s consulting team provides the upfront expertise to design and architect custom solutions for C&W Worldwide customers in Australia, and partners with the C&W Worldwide team to help them implement those plans.

“The C&W Worldwide and GlassHouse partnership facilitates a low-risk consultative approach, addressing the adoption issues associated with governance, service levels and assurance. Enterprises are taken through a full audit of their applications which addresses their availability needs. They will also have an opportunity to do a test migration of non-critical applications before moving their mission-critical applications and infrastructure to the cloud platform. With the strategic consultation GlassHouse offers, we can help our customers make the transition to cloud computing in a way that suits them,” says Carl Gough, global client director for C&W Worldwide in Sydney.

Gough adds: “The GlassHouse and C&W Worldwide relationship in Australia is gaining traction, with a number of live consulting engagements already in the pipeline. Businesses in Australia face a lot of challenges with the upcoming introduction of carbon tax, and we are seeing much interest in the data centre and application performance optimisation space, clearly with the aim of reducing the data centre power footprint.”

“Teaming with C&W Worldwide allows us to continue helping customers gain efficiency and cost benefits in their IT infrastructure as well as take advantage of a cloud-based model,” says Mark Shirman, CEO of GlassHouse. “C&W Worldwide is a natural partner for GlassHouse since we are both focused on helping customers optimise their assets to support business agility and growth.”

About GlassHouse

GlassHouse Technologies is a global provider of data center consulting and managed services. In a rapidly changing data center environment, GlassHouse partners with customers to define a strategy, execute that plan and operate their environment. Our constant focus is on cost efficiency, risk mitigation and service improvement. We provide this through Transom, our unique business model comprised of proprietary software tools, methodologies and domain expertise.

We help deliver on the promise of agility and usage-based spending in the next generation infrastructure paradigm. This journey is significant and requires an experienced and pragmatic guide to help you achieve your goals. Our experience is based on thousands of projects in addition to ongoing daily operations of customer environments.

Visit the GlassHouse blog( http://www.glasshouse.com/resources/blog ) for expert commentary on key data center issues facing today’s enterprises and follow us on twitter at #GlassHouse_Tech.

About Cable&Wireless Worldwide

Cable&Wireless Worldwide (LSE: CW.) is a leading global telecoms company providing a wide range of high-quality managed voice, data, hosting and IP-based services and applications to large multinational companies, governments, carrier customers and resellers across the UK, Asia Pacific, India, Middle East & Africa, Continental Europe and North America. Established in the 1860s, Cable&Wireless Worldwide helps more than 6,000 organisations deliver their goals. The Group’s vision is to be the first choice for mission critical communications.

Reaching 20,500km in length, Cable&Wireless Worldwide owns the UK’s largest fibre network dedicated to business users of telecoms, and provides ubiquitous nationwide access through a combination of fibre, digital, microwave, radio and leased circuits. The network has presence in over 400 towns and cities in the UK, with 864 unbundled exchanges covering 56% of the population.

Internationally, Cable&Wireless Worldwide’s global next-generation network (NGN) stretches to more than 425,000km, including interests in 60 global cable systems, enabling connectivity to more than 150 countries. The Group’s IP-based Multi-Service Platform operates at the core of our NGN, offering a single environment on which voice and data applications can be converged to drive business efficiencies. Cable&Wireless Worldwide’s network is uniquely designed with inbuilt resilience.

With more than 6,000 colleagues globally, Cable&Wireless Worldwide is committed to delivering exceptional customer service and developing long term partnerships with its customers.

To find out more, please visit www.cw.com

Contacts:

CABLE&WIRELESS WORLDWIDE

Michele Soon
Corporate Affairs Manager – Asia Pacific
+65-9321-3191
michele.soon@cw.com

Timothy Weller
Pelham Bell Pottinger Asia
Senior Associate
+65-6333-3449
tweller@pbp.asia
SOURCE Cable&Wireless Worldwide

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July 27, 2011 at 11:59 am

Posted in Business & Finance

Terilogy Accelerates Business Expansion Across Asia Pacific with New Channel Partnerships and Hong Kong Office Opening

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2011-07-25 10:00
Partnership agreements with SevOne and TS-Associates mark significant milestones in Terilogy’s regional expansion strategy

SINGAPORE, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Terilogy, a Japan-based leading global provider of service assurance and next-generation network infrastructure solutions, has entered into definitive partnership agreements with SevOne and TS-Associates to offer a comprehensive portfolio of best-of-breed network infrastructure, network performance management and precision instrumentation solutions and services across Asia Pacific. The company also plans to open an office in Hong Kong in August 2011.

Under the agreement, Terilogy will integrate SevOne Performance Appliance Solution (SevOne PAS™) with its end-to-end network infrastructure solution portfolio, and offer the combined technologies and expertise to service providers and enterprises across various industry sectors in Asia Pacific outside Japan, including telecommunications, financial services, government, education and manufacturing.

Additionally, Terilogy has inked an agreement with TS-Associates, a leading supplier of precision instrumentation solutions for latency sensitive financial trading systems, to provide precision instrumentation and integration services for financial institutions across Asia Pacific outside Japan, particularly regional financial centres such as Hong Kong and Singapore.

The partnerships complement Terilogy’s expansion strategy for Asia Pacific and its extensive partner network across regional markets spanning Australia, mainland China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.

To address the increasing demand for its network infrastructure solutions and services in the region, Terilogy plans to open an office in Hong Kong in August this year, its first direct office outside Japan.

Henry Young, CEO of TS-Associates, said, “Terilogy is a leading network solutions company known for its technical expertise. Our partnership with Terilogy is central to our strategy of providing TS-Associates Precision Instrumentation solutions to our global customer base. Demand for instrumentation applied to electronic trading systems is rapidly growing. We are pleased to be working in close partnership with the Terilogy team across the whole Asia Pacific region, which is committed to applying their substantial expertise to integrating and reselling our solutions, and helping our joint customers meet the challenges of deploying the next generation of ultra low latency electronic trading systems.”

“I have been impressed with how easy it has been to work with the Terilogy team, and with their ability to address the next-generation performance management market requirements through partnerships with best-of-breed vendors like SevOne and TS-Associates,” said Michael Phelan, President and CEO of SevOne.

Added Bill Conners, CMO, SVP Product Marketing of SevOne, “There is a lot of demand for new network management solutions in the Asia-Pacific region, so we are pleased that Terilogy, our valuable partner in this region, is expanding its presence.”

Terilogy will participate in Trading Architecture Asia 2011 with TS-Associates scheduled to be held in Hong Kong on September 6-8.

About Terilogy

Terilogy Co., Ltd. provides network infrastructure solutions and technologies in Japan and internationally. The company’s solutions enable information technology (IT) managers and nontechnical users to manage their IT resources. The company markets its solutions primarily to telecommunications companies and Internet service providers, as well as to various IT-intensive organizations, such as financial services companies, outsourcers of IT services, application service providers, and other multinational companies. Terilogy was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Visit us at http://www.terilogy.com.

SOURCE Terilogy Co., Ltd.

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July 27, 2011 at 10:37 am

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