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Connect-World’s Digest  – Issue 31 – September 2014 7th October 2014
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.

http://www.connect-world.com/index.php/press-releases


Trade Events

IBC, 11-16 September, Amsterdam

Each day of the IBC2014 Conference told a different chapter of the innovation story of our industry, enabling delegates to identify and attend the key sessions relevant to their needs.

 

Anchored by compelling and agenda-setting keynotes, IBC’s potent mix of debates, discussions and master classes investigated and inspired each theme that shaped the conference. Delegates left the conference with sharp industry insights and key knowledge required to drive their business forward.

ref: http://www.ibc.org/page.cfm/link=871  

 

4G World,  9-11 September 2014, Las Vegas

4G World hosts a powerful 3-day conference co-located with Tower & Small Cell Summit, together offering the largest expo pavilion at CTIA Super-Mobility Week. This co-location enables 4G executives, senior management, sales, marketing, and IT staff to connect in one shared space and access information needed for value creation and strategic change.

ref: http://www.4gworld.com/lasvegas/conference/

 

Super Mobility Week,  9-11 September 2014, Las Vegas

Powered by CTIA, Super Mobility Week is North America’s largest forum for mobile innovation and the most influential mobile marketplace that brings together the leading authorities on the connected life all under one roof at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.

 

ref: http://highlights.supermobilityweek.com/

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Press Releases

Wednesday 24 September

Gemalto’s eBanking software protects banks from cyber threats

Gemalto’s eBanking software protects banks from cyber threats. Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, has launched Ezio Armored Application, an entirely software-based solution that enables banks to quickly deploy secure eBanking applications on any PC. Ezio Armored Application secures eBanking end users against the latest generation of fraudulent and malicious cyber-attacks. In addition, the solution is particularly efficient, reducing the time of validation processes for web applications by as much as threefold, thus significantly reducing the demands placed on a bank’s IT resources.

 

Alcatel-Lucent starts construction of Sea-Me-We 5 undersea cable system linking Singapore and France

Alcatel-Lucent starts construction of Sea-Me-We 5 undersea cable system linking Singapore and France Turnkey multi-million dollar contract is in force and calls for Alcatel-Lucent to deploy segments from Sri Lanka to France. Construction starts for an expected ready for service in 2016 Paris, September 24, 2014 – The South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE 5) consortium has announced that the contract for the deployment of the SEA-ME-WE 5 undersea cable system spanning 20,000 km from Singapore to France has come into force. The new 100G SEA-ME-WE 5 will deliver ultra-broadband capacity and faster access to consumers and businesses..

 

Tuesday 23 September

116 mobile operators launched Mobile HD voice in 75 countries; 11 operators launched with VoLTE

116 mobile operators launched Mobile HD voice in 75 countries; 11 operators launched with VoLTE 116 mobile operators in 75 countries have commercially launched HD voice services, according to the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA). The latest issue of the Mobile HD voice: Global Update report, published on September 19, 2014 confirmed that the number of mobile operators now offering HD voice services is more than 30% higher than a year ago. Mobile HD voice uses Adaptive Multi Rate Wideband (W-AMR) technology, enabling high-quality voice calls in supporting mobile networks and an improved user experience for calls between mobile phones…

 

Monday 22 September

NEC showcases industry’s first configurable microwave backhaul solution for rapid network evolution

NEC showcases industry’s first configurable microwave backhaul solution for rapid network evolution With the challenge of predicting demand for new data-intensive mobile applications across a diverse territory, operators need flexible and future-proofed backhaul solutions London & Düsseldorf, September 22, 2014 – NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) is showcasing the iPASOLINK iX, a highly configurable all-outdoor microwave backhaul system that can be deployed to meet a wide variety of site specific demands over its long lifespan, at the Packet Microwave & Mobile Backhaul Forum in Düsseldorf on 22–24 September 2014.

 

Friday 19 September

Apple expected to face tough competition in mobile payments

Apple expected to face tough competition in mobile payments Retailers and consumers alike are overwhelmed by the choice of dozens of different competing payment options London, UK, 18 September – This Friday the Apple iPhone 6 is set to hit the shelves in Europe amid much fanfare and media attention. As Apple’s share of the smartphone market faces stiff competition from the likes of Android and Samsung, the company has decided to enter the final frontier of eCommerce, which is mobile commerce, with Apple Pay. This bold move to enter an already crowded mobile payments market, has met with scepticism…

 

Cutting-edge robots make public appearance in Sheffield

SHEFFIELD GETS A GLIMPSE OF THE FUTURE WITH CUTTING-EDGE ROBOTS · Real-life Terminators and robots with a soul discussed during new series of lectures in Sheffield (19th – 25th September) · Live public demonstrations will showcase advanced robots as part of the University of Sheffield’s Festival of the Mind A unique series of five lectures will take place between the 19th and the 25th September, focusing on the latest advancements in robotics and what the future has in store. The New Age of Robotics lecture series forms part of the University of Sheffield’s Festival of the Mind.

 

Internet access expected to generate more consumer spend across the African continent over the next five years

Increased Internet access expected to generate more consumer spend across the African continent over the next five years: PwC report South Africa’s entertainment and media market is expected to grow by 10.2% compounded annually (CAGR) from 2014 – 2018 JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, September 18, 2014 – Increased Internet access will generate more consumer spend than any other media product or service in the next five years in the South African entertainment and media industry, according to a report issued by PwC today (http://www.pwc.com). South Africa’s entertainment and media market is expected to grow by 10.2% compounded annually (CAGR) from 2014 –…

 

3D Printing Manufacturer Tiertime Announces Global Launch of UP BOX Desktop 3D Printer

3D Printing Manufacturer Tiertime Announces Global Launch of UP BOX Desktop 3D Printer — UP BOX Positioned as Best Choice for Professional User BEIJING, Sept. 18, 2014 – Beijing Tiertime Technology Co. Ltd. (Tiertime) announced today the global launch of its new desktop 3D printer, UP BOX. Targeting professional and educational users, UP BOX represents the third, ground-breaking model in the award-winning, UP Series of desktop 3D printers. The UP BOX builds on the rock-solid performance of the UP Plus 2 and the industry leading, price/performance value of the UP mini, by adding the feature that many users have been…

 

Wednesday 17 September 

USA Digital Unveils FraudPro to Combat Telecom Fraud

USA Digital Unveils FraudProSM to Combat Telecom Fraud Custom solutions to minimize a growing risk Oklahoma City, OK – September 15, 2014: USA Digital Communications, Inc. (USAD) announces the release of FraudPro, a fraud protection service for local exchange carriers, contact centers and enterprises. FraudPro proactively protects clients from losses caused by fraudulent international and premium rate traffic. This type of fraudulent traffic costs U.S. businesses an estimated $8 billion each year, according to the Communications Fraud Control Association. Fraudsters are constantly probing networks and telephony equipment to find entry points through maintenance ports, voice mailboxes or DISA features.

BANK OF AFRICA and Orange expand their partnership to offer new mobile financial services in Africa

Orange and the BANK OF AFRICA Group (BOA) expand their partnership to offer new mobile financial services in Africa BANK OF AFRICA and Orange Money customers will be able to transfer money directly from their Orange Money account to their BOA account and vice versa PARIS, France, September 17, 2014/ — In the coming months, BANK OF AFRICA and Orange Money customers will be able to transfer money directly from their Orange Money account to their BOA account and vice versa simply with their mobile. Orange (http://www.orange.com) customers will have the opportunity to carry out safe and real-time banking operations,…

 

Tuesday 16 September

Smartphones to account for two thirds of world’s mobile market by 2020 says new gsma Smartphones to account for two thirds of world’s mobile market by 2020 says new gsma intelligence study Smartphone Connections to Reach Six Billion by 2020, Fuelled by Growth in the Developing World and Supported by Mobile Broadband Rollout 11 September 2014, London: Smartphones will account for two out of every three mobile connections globally by 2020, according to a major new report by GSMA Intelligence, the research arm of the GSMA. The new study, “Smartphone forecasts and assumptions, 2007-2020”, finds that smartphones account for one in three mobile connections[ii] today, representing more than two billion mobile connections.

 

Tuesday 9 September

Global Survey of Media Executives Reveals that 4K Ultra High Definition Television is Headed for Broad Adoption

Global Survey of Media Executives Reveals that 4K Ultra High Definition Television is Headed for Broad Adoption 63% expect 4K UHDTV consumption to be mainstream within five to seven years; 42% have made the decision to launch a 4K UHDTV service and have a specific timeframe for its rollout, with 23% planning to launch in less than four years; 35% of non-technical executives expect Direct-to-Home (DTH) will be the first segment to gain momentum as compared to 60% of technical executives who believe Video on Demand is where 4K UHDTV will first take hold.

 

Monday 8 September

Ooredoo & Indosat Launch New Wave Of Mobile Health Clinics in Indonesia

Ooredoo Launches New Wave Of Mobile Health Clinics in Indonesia Initiative with Leo Messi Foundation Highlights Importance of Healthy Living Jakarta, Indonesia Ooredoo and The Leo Messi Foundation officially launched the first in a new wave of Mobile Health Clinics for Indonesia in a ceremony held on Friday. The celebrations took place in Jogja, the capital of the Yogyakarta Special Region in Java, and marked the first step in the on-going expansion of Ooredoo’s and the Leo Messi Foundation’s healthcare initiative announced in May this year. Plans are in place to make more clinics accessible in Indonesia, Myanmar, Algeria, and…

 

Wednesday 3 September

Nokia Networks and Intel accelerate the development of new applications and services

 

EE the first operator to begin testing in the new UK innovation center, opened by Nokia Networks and Intel

 

Nokia Networks and Intel are launching a new innovation center in Bath, UK. It will provide resources and capabilities to enable the development of new mobile broadband applications and services based on Nokia Networks’ Liquid Applications* with support from its AppFactory**. The solution is powered by Intel technology-based servers and deployed at base stations. Intelligent data processing located at the edge of the network*** brings distributed cloud computing capabilities closer to mobile phone users, enabling a new breed of local services. EE, the first UK operator to benefit from this facility, will be testing the solution with plans to provide connectivity from its own live LTE network to facilitate the initiative.

 

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Anthony Weaver
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Email: anthony.weaver@connect-world.com
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