Targeting the regions of Central America and Southern Africa, III has successfully promoted Taiwan’s home-grown solutions for traffic control systems, e-Government services and internet infrastructure to these regions with a total revenue of 150 million NTD (5 million USD). These projects also led to the establishment of our first field office in Africa.
In Swaziland, a 24/7 real-time traffic control system is deployed to manage one of the most dangerous roads in the world. IP cameras and Changeable Message Sign (CMS) systems are set up along the expressway and the data are carried by optical fibers to the backend cloud servers, which provide GIS-based real-time information to the control center, allowing the proper authority to react instantly to hazardous conditions such as traffic accidents or bad weather by adjusting messages on CMS and dispatching emergency personnel to the scene. With the first field office in Africa, our consulting service is able to advice Swaziland government in planning and executing the upgrade and migration of their National Data Center further enhancing the business opportunity for server related purchases from Taiwanese vendors.
10,000 km away from Swaziland, Taiwanese solution providers also find their footing at Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) and Saint Lucia. By integrating several software components, III help build SVG government’s e-document system, by adopting the hybrid architecture of “Foreign Certificate Authority (CA) + Local Registration Authority (RA)” for system management. In San Lucia, the integrated solution provided by Taiwanese W i-Fi system vendors mapped out the wireless backbone of the country’s internet infrastructure, which in now under construction. The widespread Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the country are expected to benefit millions of students and visitors on this tourism-oriented island.
Increasingly, components or partial solutions command less and less value, particularly in the ICT field. Only total solutions tailored to the problems at hand can command a premium. Taiwanese ICT vendors have been very successful in offering components or partial solutions, particularly in the hardware area. But in today’s competitive landscape, that is not nearly enough. With the successful implementation and deployment of these projects, it is expected that a new thinking and new trend of providing integrated total solutions will take hold in Taiwan’s ICT vendors.