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Connect-World’s Digest  – Issue 33 – November 2014 3rd December 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

CARTES 2014, Paris, 4-6 November 2014

The 2014 conference provided 1,600 attendees with an insight into major trends shaping the future of payments, digital security, identification and mobility. 160 high-level speakers shared their expertise in 13 thematic streams across three days

Ref: http://www.cartes.com/Conference/2014-Conference-Programme

 

LTE Africa, Cape Town, 11-13 November 2014

LTE Africa will benefited from the expected 8,000+ attendees attending the Africa Com expo, & will attract 500+ attendees to the co-located LTE Africa Conference.

 

With over 54% of attendees representing the operator community last year, our 2nd Annual event brought together the entire LTE ecosystem in order to discuss and debate a wide range of key issues including monetising LTE, managing traffic, optimising backhaul, TD-LTE, spectrum management, building RAN and core networks and much, much more!

Ref: http://africa.lteconference.com/ 

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Apps World, Excel, London, 12-13 November 2014

Now in its 5th year, Apps World has grown to be the leading global multi-platform event in the app industry. Following on from the success of the 2013 show, this year’s ExCeL event is set to be the biggest yet with over 300 exhibitors and over 12,000+ attendees across the app ecosystem including developers, mobile marketers, mobile operators, device manufacturers, platform owners and industry professionals registered for two days of high level insight and discussion.

 

The exhibition floor will be buzzing with some of the most innovative new start-ups showcasing alongside industry giants, live hackathons, interactive workshop sessions, parties and the return of the Appsters Awards. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of it – secure your pass today!

Ref: https://www.apps-world.net/europe/

 

LTE North America, Dallas, 18-20 November 2014

At LTE North America in Dallas, a panel featuring Wireless 2020, IBM, Allot Communications and US-based MVNO FreedomPop urged the service provider community to develop more flexible and tailored data bundles for customers.

 

During a discussion focused on future revenue generation opportunities, conversation moved towards the current landscape which is seeing telcos lose ground to over the top content providers. Ken Jackson from IBM Now Factory believes that moving to specific and tailored, content-based services is a feasible opportunity for operators to monetise services in new ways.

 

Ref: http://www.telecoms.com/305031/telcos-urged-to-innovate-data-tariffs-to-counter-ott-threat/

Ref: http://americas.lteconference.com/

 

MVNOs Industry, Dallas, 19-20 November 2014

“The Summit was attended by an extremely serious and informed group of executives, resulting in outstanding dialog around the most important issues that MVNOs face. The program itself was thoughtfully organized, and the content was weighty and on point. I would highly recommend the Summit to anyone interested in the MVNO space.’’

Dennis Henderson, President, Ready Mobile, USA

 

Ref: http://usa.mvnoindustrysummit.com/

 

Press Releases

Tuesday 25 November

Biometry – Nigeria: Saudi Arabian visa application process from Nigeria: New Visa Services Centre will include biometric facilities in Nigeria

VFS TasHeel International to process Saudi Visas as mandated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Nigeria New Visa Services Centre will also include biometric facilities in Nigeria LAGOS, Nigeria, November 25, 2014 – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has mandated VFS TasHeel International (https://www.vfstasheel.com) with managing and administrating the Saudi Arabian visa application process from Nigeria, which will also combine mandatory enrolment process of fingerprint collection and photo capture for all applicants. VFS TasHeel said it will begin processing Saudi visas of various categories except for Hajj and Umrah.

 

Mcor Technologies Extends ‘Three Years of Free 3D Printing’ to All Schools Worldwide

Mcor Technologies Extends ‘Three Years of Free 3D Printing’ to All Schools Worldwide — Unprecedented offer makes the lowest cost 3D printing virtually free for schools around the world DUNLEER, Ireland, Nov. 25, 2014 – Mcor Technologies Ltd, manufacturer of the only line of desktop paper-based 3D printers in the world, announced today that any school worldwide purchasing an Mcor IRIS 3D printer will receive three years of unlimited free consumables for their paper-based 3D printer.* This expanded offer builds on Mcor’s October announcement for US schools. Mcor 3D printers offer the lowest operating cost of any 3D printer

 

Monday 24 November

ITU releases annual global ICT data & ICT Development Index country rankings

ITU releases annual global ICT data & ICT Development Index country rankings Denmark ranks in first place in global ICT Development Index (IDI) Geneva, 24 November 2014 – Over three billion people are now online and information and communication technology (ICT) growth remains buoyant in just about every country worldwide, according to ITU’s flagship annual Measuring the Information Society Report. The report is widely recognized as the repository of the world’s most reliable and impartial global data and analysis on the state of global ICT development, and is extensively relied upon by governments, financial institutions and private sector analysts worldwide.…

 

 

 

Friday 21 November

One Giant Leap for Smart Cities

One Giant Leap for Smart Cities Cityzenith demos new release of 5D Smart City™ Data Visualization Platform in Barcelona Cityzenith, the technology platform solution provider of choice for the world’s smartest cities, has unveiled version 2.0 of its revolutionary data visualization platform for cities, 5D Smart City™, at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. The City of Barcelona is the first major world city to deploy version 2.0 of 5D Smart City™, and will be followed by the cities of Amsterdam, San Francisco, and Chicago, as well as additional cities in North America and Europe, Asia, the Middle…

 

Thursday 20 November

3D Printing vs. Injection Molding: The verdict is in!

A Sculpteo Guide to Cost Efficiency Through Short Series Manufacturing New, free eBook study from Sculpteo highlights the cost effectiveness of using 3D printing as a means of manufacturing San Francisco, November 20 – Sculpteo, a leader in the online 3D printing industry, has published an eBook study which highlights the cost effectiveness of using 3D printing as a means of manufacturing. Additive manufacturing (or 3D printing) helps product developers get their ideas off the ground on a daily basis. However, the advantages that the technology presents are not limited only to rapid prototyping. Advancements in pricing and online technologies…

 

ZTE and China Mobile complete test of world’s first pre-5G massive MIMO base station

ZTE and China Mobile complete test of world’s first pre-5G massive MIMO base station ZTE demonstrated superior performance of new 64-port/128 antenna Massive MIMO 20 November 2014, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, has successfully completed pre-commercial field testing of the world’s first pre-5G 3D/massive MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output) base stations in partnership with China Mobile, accelerating the deployment of this next-generation technology.

 

ITU standards will enhance television viewing experience

ITU standards will enhance television viewing experience World Television Day highlights role of TV in global communication Geneva, 21 November 2014 – Today is World Television Day. Television is recognized as a major tool in informing, channelling and affecting public opinion. Its impact and influence on world public opinion and decision-making cannot be denied and today Television represents a symbol for communication and globalization in the contemporary world. The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 November as World Television Day in 1996 in recognition of the increasing impact television has on decision-making by bringing world attention to threats to peace…

 

Wednesday 19 November

IGEL thin clients used by Crisis at Christmas to help London homeless

IGEL thin clients used by Crisis at Christmas to help London homeless Helps homeless contact friends and family and speak to Crisis specialists via video calls Reading, UK. November 19th, 2014: IGEL Technology is extending its support for the Crisis at Christmas initiative to help London’s homeless over the festive period. This year 300 IGEL thin clients will be deployed at 10 schools and colleges used as Crisis Christmas Centres over the holiday.

 

Friday 14 November

Digital inclusion of persons with disabilities lagging behind

Digital inclusion of persons with disabilities lagging behind Policy and regulatory changes to focus on greater ICT accessibility Geneva, 14 November 2014 – The Model ICT Accessibility Policy Report released in São Paulo, Brazil recognizes that despite the unprecedented growth in mobile and Internet use worldwide, very few nations have acted to ensure that persons with disabilities are part of the technology revolution. The Report is jointly published by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict). The report notes that although many countries have information and communication technology (ICT) laws, policies…

 

Thursday 13 November

Mobile data services are on the rise in Africa

Mobile data services are on the rise in Africa, but the continent lags in high-speed broadband connectivity London, 11 November 2014 – Mobile data connections and services are growing strongly in Africa, but the continent continues to lag behind most of the rest of the world in terms of high-speed broadband connectivity, according to new research by global analyst firm Ovum. The number of mobile subscriptions in Africa continues to grow faster than in any other major world region, with total mobile subscriptions increasing by 9.8% year-on-year to 808 million at end-2013, compared to the global growth rate of 6.3%.…

 

First ‘Africa Data Challenge’ calls for data projects with practical, human impact in Africa

First ‘Africa Data Challenge’ calls for data projects with practical, human impact in Africa • The Planet Earth Institute NGO will host first ever ‘Africa Data Challenge’ as part of the second #ScienceAfrica UnConference on November 18th • During the ‘Africa Data Challenge’ innovators will pitch ideas for data-driven projects that achieve practical, human impact in Africa • Judges include African Development Bank, Elsevier and Intel LONDON, United-Kingdom, November 12, 2014 – The Planet Earth Institute (PEI) (http://www.planetearthinstitute.org.uk), an international NGO that works for the scientific independence of Africa, will host the first-ever ‘Africa Data Challenge’, as part of their…

 

O3b Networks and Hermes Datacomms are changing the face of Energy communications in Africa

O3b Networks and Hermes Datacomms are changing the face of Energy communications in Africa Companies partnering to deliver next generation satellite services to oil and gas majors St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands – Shrewsbury, United Kingdom – O3b Networks and Hermes Datacomms today announced that they are teaming up to deliver advanced communications services to a major energy customer in Angola. O3b and Hermes, leveraging O3b’s state of the art satellite network, will provide ultra low latency services to deployed bases and camps in Angola before extending network reach offshore.

 

Wednesday 12 November

O3b Networks lights up Gulfsat Madagascar as deployment in Africa accelerates

O3b Networks lights up Gulfsat Madagascar as deployment in Africa accelerates Gulfsat becomes first African company to offer a fully redundant hybrid fiber-O3b network St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands – O3b today announced the activation of Gulfsat Madagascar on its innovative, state-of-the-art satellite network. Gulfsat, which provide high performance broadband and telephony services in Madagascar, now operate a fully resilient network, incorporating both fiber and fiber equivalent satellite to drive new levels of performance and reliability.

 

Monday 10 November

Gemalto deploys secure online banking solution in Indonesia

Gemalto deploys secure online banking solution in Indonesia Singapore, November 6, 2014 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653), the world leader in digital security, announces that its complete strong authentication solution has been selected by PT Bank Muamalat Indonesia Tbk (BMI) to enhance the security of their internet banking platform. BMI is the first bank in Indonesia to introduce innovative services adapted to Islamic financial practices, operating 456 outlets spread across 33 provinces. The combined Ezio eBanking Server and the Ezio Signing Token will deliver end-to-end protection of sensitive data enabling BMI to gain increased customer confidence and meet various government and…

 

Friday 7 November

ITU Plenipotentiary Conference closes with celebration of new spirit of cooperation

19th ITU Plenipotentiary Conference closes with celebration of new spirit of cooperation Delegates elect new management team, approve four-year Strategic and Financial plans, establish the Connect 2020 Agenda and extend Union’s mandate in new areas including gender & youth Busan, 07 November 2014 — ITU’s 19th Plenipotentiary Conference closed its doors today with delegates from around the world resoundingly reaffirming ITU’s essential role in global ICT development, and extending the Union’s mandate in emerging areas including harnessing ICTs to promote gender empowerment and to help address urgent issues such as youth unemployment, global disease control and aeronautical safety.

 

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Anthony Weaver
Editorial Manager
Connect-World Magazines
United Kingdom
Email: anthony.weaver@connect-world.com
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