EU & Japan researchers join forces to deliver the 1 Gigabit Olympics

The European Commission and Japan are announcing today four research projects developing new technologies for high-speed networks in highly-dense user areas. Joint investments amount to €12 million and more than 40 partners are involved. Researchers will notably deliver more than 1 Gigabit bandwidth for each member of the crowd at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium, right in time for the 2020 Olympics.

Asia Pacific’s cloud ecosystem to grow faster than North America’s

The Asia Pacific region’s cloud ecosystem is expected to grow faster than other regions with the exception of EMEA. Research firm IDC predicts a compound annual growth rate of 67.9% in the Asia Pacific region, compared with 54.6% in North America, 46.6% in Latin America, and 70.2% in EMEA. The IT industry is experiencing a shift to what IDC calls “the Third Platform of computing,” made up of four key areas: cloud, Big Data/analytics, mobility and social business.