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Connect-World’s Digest  – Issue 34 – December 2014 9th January 2015
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.

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Saturday 20 December

ITU launches “Ebola-Info-Sharing” mobile application

ITU launches “Ebola-Info-Sharing” mobile application Mobile apps are critical emergency telecommunications component responding to epidemics Geneva, 19 December 2014 – ITU has launched a free mobile Application to be used in the campaign against the Ebola disease outbreak. The “Ebola-Info-Sharing” mobile App facilitates coordination among organizations responding to the Ebola crisis and offers the general public access to the latest Ebola news from official sources, including an interactive map on Ebola. “Information and communication technologies are now critical components of emergency telecommunications not only when natural disasters strike, but also during epidemics such as the Ebola disease outbreak,” said ITU…

 

Thursday 18 December

ICT products conforming to ITU standards listed in public database

ICT products conforming to ITU standards listed in public database New ITU conformity database seen as key enabler for e-Health market Geneva, 19 December 2014 – ITU has launched the ‘ICT product conformity database’ to provide industry with a means to publicize the conformance of ICT products and services with ITU-T’s international standards. E-Health products covering 23 classes of technology have been volunteered for inclusion in the database at its launch, with the intention of assisting buyers in their efforts to select standards-compliant products. The new database showcases ICT products and services found to comply with ITU-T standards by conformance…

New Research Shows Foundations for Growth of European Industry Initiative that Gives Consumers Transparency & Control over Advertising Choices

New Research Shows Foundations for Growth of European Industry Initiative that Gives Consumers Transparency & Control over Advertising Choices — Awareness of the OBA Icon has Doubled in Britain and 1 in 25 European Consumers Have Visited the Your Online Choices website. BRUSSELS, Dec. 18, 2014 – A new online study commissioned by the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA) and TRUSTe, a leading data privacy management company, has revealed that awareness of an icon aimed at providing greater transparency and control over behavioural advertising has doubled in Great Britain and, in just two years, the EU Self-Regulatory Programme underpinning…

 

O3b satellite launch will help transform communities lacking access to the internet

O3b satellite launch will help transform communities lacking access to the internet O3b’s latest satellites due to be launched from French Guiana today Le Centre Spatial Guyanais (CSG), Kourou, French Guiana Thursday 18 December 2014: O3b will today launch its latest four satellites from the Space Center in French Guiana. The newly launched satellites will be the latest addition to a network designed to connect the “other 3 billion” (hence the name O3b) people on earth who have historically lacked proper access to the internet, connecting, enabling and transforming parts of the world that are currently unconnected or underserved.

 

Wednesday 17 December

EgyptAir selects global technology company Sabre for airline transformation project

EgyptAir selects global technology company Sabre for airline transformation project SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Dec. 17, 2014 -Africa’s largest carrier, EgyptAir, has signed an agreement with global technology company Sabre to help develop and implement a transformation program for EgyptAir Airlines and Express. The government-owned Star Alliance carrier is embarking on a comprehensive transformation strategy to increase revenues, improve efficiencies and explore new revenue streams by June 2016. Captain Sameh El-Hefny, the Chairman and CEO of EgyptAir Holding Co. said: “This agreement is a part of EgyptAir’s transformation plan, dedicated to transforming the business, financial and operational structure of both EgyptAir Airlines…

 

Fujitsu RunMyProcess Shows How the Internet of Things can be Harnessed Today to Save Lives

Fujitsu RunMyProcess Shows How the Internet of Things can be Harnessed Today to Save Lives Munich/Paris, December 17, 2014 – Fujitsu RunMyProcess demonstrates how it is helping startups like HOP Ubiquitous (HOPU) to turn their concepts into a digital business, quickly and with low Total Cost of Ownership. Providing a cloud platform for the rapid implementation and testing of innovations, both for Fujitsu and for its customers around the world, it is a key enabler to the company’s vision of a Human Centric Intelligent Society. Fujitsu RunMyProcess delivers the capabilities required to build connected digital systems spanning cloud, on-premise.

 

Network-level security to be on government and operator agendas in 2015

Network-level security to be on government and operator agendas in 2015 Mobile Malware and IoT set to define new mobile security challenges DUBLIN & DALLAS — December 17, 2014 — AdaptiveMobile (www.adaptivemobile.com) today outlined the top mobile security trends for 2015, based on its unrivalled insight into mobile operator networks. AdaptiveMobile is deployed in nine out of the top ten* mobile operator groups globally, protecting over 1.3 billion subscribers from mobile security threats. AdaptiveMobile’s unique big data analysis capabilities witness over 30 billion mobile events every day from every region of the globe – the equivalent of 10.9 trillion events…

Globecomm Partners with Tanzania Support Foundation to Bring Computers to a Rural African School

Globecomm Partners with Tanzania Support Foundation to Bring Computers to a Rural African School Hauppauge, New York– December 17, 2014 – Globecomm announced today that it has donated desktop computers to a school in the Tanzanian village of Selela to aid the mission of the Tanzanian Support Foundation to help small communities become more self-sufficient in education, healthcare, hygiene and clean water. A total of 14 computers, which were last used for e-welfare support for military operations in Afghanistan, and associated equipment will reach the school in 2015.

 

Monday 15 December

Syniverse delivers global mobile messaging for Grameenphone Bangladesh

Syniverse Delivers Global Mobile Messaging for Grameenphone Bangladesh Agreement with Telenor Group entity allows Grameenphone subscribers to transcend geographic and technological borders via SMS and MMS TAMPA, Fla. – Dec. 15, 2014 – Syniverse today announced that it has signed a messaging deal with Grameenphone, a leading operator in Bangladesh and part of the Telenor Group, to provide its subscribers with global-reaching mobile messaging services. By using Syniverse’s advanced SMS and MMS interoperability solutions, Grameenphone subscribers can enjoy seamless messaging experiences across geographic and technological borders. “Whether users are connecting to one another or applications are delivering information to people…

 

Friday 12 December

Orange and USAID join forces to boost mHealth innovations across Africa

Orange and USAID join forces to boost mHealth innovations across Africa WASHINGTON, December 11, 2014 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) (http://www.usaid.gov) and global telecommunications operator Orange (http://www.orange.com) announced a new alliance to develop innovations in mobile health (mHealth) at the Global mHealth Forum (http://www.mhealthsummit.org/globalmhealthforum) in Washington, DC. These mHealth innovations will help treat and care for individuals in developing countries across Africa.

 

Telecom Personal and Jasper team to power mobile M2M & the Internet of Things in Argentina

Telecom Personal and Jasper team to power mobile M2M & the Internet of Things in Argentina Partnership opens doors for companies across all vertical industries to transform into smart connected service businesses Buenos Aires, 11 December 2014 –Telecom Personal, the largest mobile communications company in Argentina and Jasper, the global leader in cloud-based platforms for the Internet of Things (IoT), have partnered to power the Internet of Things and M2M connectivity for businesses. Enterprise customers will gain a highly scalable platform to launch, manage and monetize their connected services globally. Businesses in Argentina are keen to grasp the IoT opportunity…

 

BT’s mobile takeover bid ‘a threat to consumers’

BT’s mobile takeover bid ‘a threat to consumers’ BT’s bid to take over either O2 or EE represents a major threat to consumer interests by further stifling market competition, the boss of the Phone Co-op has warned. Vivian Woodell said customers would be left paying higher bills than they needed to if the UK’s mobile network remained in the hands of just a few big players who were also service providers. He added that the structure of the UK’s mobile infrastructure already amounted to a ‘duopoly’ and needed urgent reform.

 

Young Innovators take the stage at ITU Telecom World 2014

Young Innovators take the stage at ITU Telecom World 2014 Technology and innovation for social good on display in Doha Doha, 10 December 2014 – In a parallel programme of workshops, sessions, pitching and collaborations, the ITU Telecom World 2014 Young Innovators Competition winners joined winners of the 2013 edition and start-ups from local and global partner organizations to set their own agenda on technology and innovation with a clear social dimension. The programme kicked off with joint participation in the ShapeMENA event organized by the World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper community, 3 – 4 December.

 

Wednesday 10 December

Ofcom confirms speed is insignificant for majority of UK internet users

Ofcom confirms speed insignificant for majority of UK internet users In a major new report by Ofcom, the independent telecoms regulator has found that for the majority of internet users in the UK, line speed is a minor issue affecting the quality of their broadband connection. The triennial ‘State of the Nation’ report finds that: “for connections with a download speed greater than 10Mbps, access speed appears to become less significant than… other factors.” The average line speed in the UK is 24Mbps.

 

War of Tanks: Clans – Mobile battle of the tanks starts on Google Play

War of Tanks: Clans – Mobile battle of the tanks starts on Google Play December 10, 2014 – Tallinn, Estonia – Creative Mobile´s Fun Factory, a leading European Mobile Games Publisher, today published War of Tanks: Clans, a new chapter in the mobile tank battle. In this action-packed strategy game featuring WWII tanks, players assume control of a tank brigade to fight epic battles. The free-to-play game is available for Android smartphones and tablets on Google Play via https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.funfactory.tanks. In War of Tanks: Clans, players take command of a tank brigade in fierce battle with their enemies.

 

Monday 8 December

Using DiViNetworks, iWayAfrica Offers Global Bandwidth as a Service to Corporate Customers in Zimbabwe

Using DiViNetworks, iWayAfrica Offers Global Bandwidth as a Service to Corporate Customers in Zimbabwe Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Service Guarantees International Bandwidth, Visibility of Global Upstream Traffic and the Ability to Define and Manage Priorities and Policies iWayAfrica, a leading ISP in Zimbabwe, and part of the Gondwana Group of ISPs, is first to offer managed, global bandwidth as a service to corporate customers. The cloud-based service is enabled by DiViNetworks – the leading provider of software-centric network solutions, serving over 150 ISPs in 50 countries.    

 

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