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Connect-World’s Digest  – Issue 20 – October 2013 31st October 2013
Editorial Manager’s Eye, By Anthony Weaver, Editorial Manager Connect-World publications

Welcome to the Connect-World Digest, which provides a summary of the news items that have caught my eye as Editorial Manager recently.

For more information on the news items, please visit our press releases webpage detailed below.

Trade Events

NFC & Mobile Money Summit, New York, 14-17 October 2013

Once again, the 2013 NFC & Mobile Money Summit proved to be a great success. Featuring a comprehensive conference programme and an active exhibition area, this year’s event brought together key players in the mobile and financial sectors to focus on the latest developments and newest innovations in NFC and mobile financial services. In addition, the inclusion of an industry-leading set of NFC experiences enabled attendees the opportunity to experience the power of NFC technology.



Apps Word Europe,  London,  22-23 October 2013

Developer Conference & Exhibition: Now in its 4th year, Apps World has grown to be the leading global multi-platform event in the app industry. This year’s Earls Court 2 event is set to be the biggest yet with over 250 exhibitors and over 8000+ attendees including developers, mobile marketers, mobile operators, device manufacturers, platform owners and industry professionals registered for two days of high level insight and discussion. With 12 targeted workshop tracks, speed meeting, one-to-one meetings, parties, and awards the event will be tackling a spectrum of issues across the app ecosystem.



Broadband World Forum, Amsterdam, 22-24 October 2013

Broadband World Forum 2013 took place once again in the bustling city of Amsterdam. It’s challenging to summarise a show that takes in such a broad range of subjects and technologies – it’s ‘broadband’ in every sense, with a focus on the nuts and bolts of delivering both fixed and wireless broadband, to blue-sky thinking on how network architecture, to discussions on the business cases for investments.



RSA Conference Europe, Amsterdam, 29-31 October 2013

Year after year, RSA Conferences attract the best and the brightest minds in the information security field across multiple industries to discuss and share knowledge with the community. And more than 80% of 2013 attendees agree: RSA Conferences stands at the forefront as the leading event in the security industry.


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Press Releases

Tuesday 1 October

Mobile Internet is Key to Connectivity in Latin America

“While HSPA and LTE mobile broadband technologies are improving the economy, education, healthcare, entertainment and more in Latin America, it is important to recognize the distinct characteristics that make mobile networks unique and the many challenges faced by digital inclusion in the region to allow for internet connectivity,” stated Erasmo Rojas, 4G Americas’ Director of Latin America and the Caribbean.


Monday 7 October

ITU releases latest tech figures & global rankings

Mobile broadband over smartphones and tablets has become the fastest growing segment of the global ICT market, according to ITU’s flagship annual report Measuring the Information Society 2013.


Tuesday 8 October

Huawei and O3b are the world’s first to enable full 3G voice, data and video over satellite Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider and O3b Networks today announced that Huawei and O3b are the first in the world to enable full 3G voice, data and video over satellite. This follows rigorous testing of O3b’s system in the Huawei Interoperability Lab in Shanghai, China. Furthermore, Huawei’s

telepresence, video surveillance, unified communication and datacom solutions are also

compatible with O3b’s medium-earth orbit (MEO) satellites based on corresponding test



Friday 11 October

Success for the CDN World Summit and the Evolution of CDN

The CDN World Summit has successfully reinforced its position as the world’s leading CDN event in the market, as hundreds of visitors filled the Thistle Marble Arch Hotel in London last week. Having grown continuously for the past four years, the event continues to enter a new chapter as the content delivery industry converges and CDN technology evolves.


EU plans to abolish mobile roaming charges – comment from Robin Kent at Adax

Robin Kent, director of European operations at Adax, comments: “The EU’s announced plans to abolish roaming charges will have grave implications for the telecoms sector, as profit from the charges is integral to operators.


Tuesday 15 October

Comodo launches world-first 100% secure endpoint security & anti-virus solution with cash warranty Comodo, a certificate authority and Internet security specialist, is officially launching its Endpoint Security Manager v3 solution into the UK market at the upcoming IP EXPO in October. The anti-virus solution, aimed at organisations and businesses of all scales, offers a unique 100 per cent guarantee against an attack.


Wednesday 16 October

NEWTEC Injects Enhanced Capabilities to SniperHill’s Network Serving NATO and US troops in the Middle East

Satellite communications specialist Newtec and US commercial Internet service provider SniperHill have deployed new satellite technology to provide increased throughput and service availability for Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) networks on US and NATO bases in Afghanistan.


Thursday 17 October

Vodacom Tanzania enhances voice, data services nationwide

Customers of Vodacom Tanzania now enjoy clearer voice calls and faster data services. Using Nokia Solutions and Networks’ Single RAN (radio access network), Vodacom has upgraded its GSM and 3G HSPA network across the country. NSN’s advanced radio network infrastructure and comprehensive services have enabled the operator to further improve its network capacity as well as coverage.


Thursday 24 October

GSA confirms 222 LTE networks launched, will focus on APT700 at ITU Telecom World

The latest update of the Evolution to LTE report from GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) confirms that 222 operators have commercially launched LTE services in 83 countries. 109 LTE networks were commercially launched in the past 12 months.


TransferWise launches world’s first peer-to-peer international money transfer app

TransferWise, the international money transfer platform started by the first employee of Skype, has today launched the world’s first peer-to-peer money transfer app.


The free app, which is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, enables users to bypass banks and their ‘hidden fees’ in order to transfer money abroad cost effectively and at the touch of a button.


Friday 25 October

GSMA Welcomes European Council’s Focus on the Digital Agenda

At today’s Summit, Europe’s leaders put the digital economy firmly at the top of their agenda and pointed to its central importance in driving growth, innovation and competitiveness.


Saturday 26 October

TfL and Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue show the value of location

Transport for London (TfL) and the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service joined speakers at the Cambridge Wireless ‘Locations and Beyond’ event this week sponsored by CSR, to explore how personal and vehicle tracking systems can be used to enhance customer services, improve safety and predict future locations and events.


Tuesday 29 October

Alcatel-Lucent and G-Mobile launch new era of mobile communications in Mongolia with deployment of lightRadio™ small cells lcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and  G-Mobile, one of Mongolia’s leading service providers, are to deploy small cell base stations to improve 3G mobile broadband coverage in densely populated areas such as shopping malls and stadiums in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar.

INRIX Teams with Volkswagen to Help Drivers Save Time, Fuel and Frustration Avoiding Traffic NRIX, the leading provider of traffic and driver services, announced today that INRIX real-time traffic information is helping power Volkswagen’s new Car-Net navigation service. The announcement marks the first collaboration between INRIX and Volkswagen as the two companies work together to bring the benefits of the latest breakthroughs in connected driver services and traffic information to millions of drivers worldwide.

For more information on the news items, please visit our press releases webpage detailed below.


For more information on each press release, please visit our press releases webpage detailed below and navigate to the relevant date:

Anthony Weaver
Editorial Manager
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