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Connect-World’s Digest  – Issue 40 – June 2015 1st July 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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Trade Events

CommunicAsia, Singapore, 2-5 June 2015

 

CommunicAsia2015 took place from 2 – 5 June 2015. Recognised as Asia’s largest integrated info-communications technology event, 48,701 local and international attendees were given the opportunity to connect and network throughout the 4 days. Trade attendees were treated to an extensive display of innovative products and solutions across 3 levels of Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

Addressing the demand for smart innovations, the NXT Clusters returned with 3 refreshed themes – NXT Cities, NXT Enterprises and NXT Connected Lifestyle. Attendees were also given the opportunity to witness product showcases related to the NXT Clusters at Studio NXT. Other enriching activities such as SME Day, Indonesia Connect, Technology Tour and DigiMarketing Lab further supplemented the overall experience and were well-received by visitors.

The co-located event, BroadcastAsia, occupied Levels 4 and 5 of Marina Bay Sands, making the shows a one-stop key networking and knowledge platform for businesses, professionals and decision makers across the entire ICT, Digital Multimedia & Entertainment value chain.ref: http://www.communicasia.com/about-communicasia/communicasia2015-show-review/

 

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Thursday 28 May

Mahindra Comviva wins Kalahari Awards 2015 for Airtel Money NFC Payments in Tanzania

Mahindra Comviva wins Kalahari Awards 2015 for Airtel Money NFC Payments in Tanzania Awarded for cutting edge innovation in Mobile Financial Solutions Lagos, Nigeria – May 28, 2015: Mahindra Comviva, the global leader in providing mobility solutions, has emerged as the winner in the fifth edition of the Kalahari Awards 2015. The company has received the award in the “Best Mobile Money Product Innovation” category for technological innovation and excellence in NFC payment solutions. Airtel Money Tanzania NFC Payments powered by Mahindra Comviva’s mobiquity® Money simplifies mobile merchant payments and also addresses customer and merchant related adoption challenges.

 

R ZTEsoft Supports AIS, the largest Mobile Operator in Thailand, to Launch Fixed Broadband Support System (FBSS)

ZTEsoft Supports AIS, the largest Mobile Operator in Thailand, to Launch Fixed Broadband Support System (FBSS) In just four months, AIS implemented ZSmart QRun solution to support the end-to-end operations for 36 million fixed broadband subscribers Nanjing, May 28, 2015 – ZTEsoft is pleased to announce that AIS, Thailand’s largest Mobile Operator with more than 36 million customers, has successfully launched FBSS (Fixed Broadband Support System) in May using ZTEsoft’s ZSmart QRun (Quick Run). ZSmart QRun enables a complete range of business and operational processes including planning and construction, service fulfillment and service assurance.

 

Wednesday 27 May

Cisco Joins Global Center for Health Innovation to Showcase Healthcare Transformation and the Value of the Internet of Everything

Cisco Joins Global Center for Health Innovation to Showcase Healthcare Transformation and the Value of the Internet of Everything Cisco will utilize 900 square feet in the center to host healthcare demos, showcase self-service interactive displays, and provide more customized, visual briefings for customers CLEVELAND, Ohio – May 26, 2015 – Today Cisco announced it is joining the Global Center for Health Innovation. The Global Center, located on four themed floors in downtown Cleveland, is one of the only facilities in the world that displays the future of health and healthcare. The Global Center serves health and healthcare innovation, technology,…

 

Tuesday 26 May

Opportunities and Challenges in China’s 3D Printing Market

 

Educating users is critical to the success of 3D printing in China. Agile companies can create substantial competitive advantage in China’s 3D printing market by dispelling hype surrounding the technology and bridging the knowledge gap between equipment manufacturers and end-users, new research from Ipsos Business Consulting reveals.

 

Opportunities and Challenges in China’s 3D Printing Market, an insightful research paper published by the global fact-based consultancy in conjunction with VNU Exhibitions Asia, reveals why the technology has gotten off to a relatively slow start in the world’s most populous nation, while highlighting key factors limiting its adoption, and identifying how businesses can overcome such barriers.

 

Think Global Flight brings aviation to life for students across the world

Think Global Flight brings aviation to life for students across the world Inmarsat IsatPhone Pro will once again form link between aircraft and students 21 May 2015 –Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, is continuing its support for Think Global Flightin 2015. It will provide satcom equipment for Captain Judy Rice’s round-the-world tour as she continues her mission to promote greater interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

 

Superfast Gigabit Internet Makes Waves at London’s South Dock Marina

Superfast Gigabit Internet Makes Waves at London’s South Dock Marina Occupants of residential boats in London’s South Dock marina, which includes South Dock and Greenland Dock, can today boast gigabit connectivity from Hyperoptic, the UK’s leading Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband provider. This is the first time that residential boats have been able to enjoy true fibre connectivity. Previously occupants did not have any wired broadband connectivity options, which meant many residents relied on 3G dongles to connect to the web. Hyperoptic services a number of nearby developments to South Dock Marina.

 

UK SMEs criticise Google for confusion over mobile update

The first study analyzing the impact of Google’s mobile update has revealed confusion and concern amongst many businesses at the inconsistent and unpredictable impact the update had caused.

 

The study of 1000 SMEs across the UK, released today by Koozai, a leading digital marketing agency, found businesses had experienced a drop in organic rankings and traffic even though they had optimized their websites for mobile.

 

ITU releases 2015 ICT figures

Statistics confirm ICT revolution of the past 15 years

 

Geneva, 26 May 2015 – New figures released by ITU indicate that over the past 15 years, information and communication technologies (ICTs) have grown in an unprecedented way, providing huge opportunities for social and economic development.

 

The new figures track ICT progress and show gaps in connectivity since the year 2000, when world leaders established the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

 

Today, there are more than 7 billion mobile subscriptions worldwide, up from 738 million in 2000. Globally, 3.2 billion people are using the Internet, of which two billion live in developing countries.

 

The ultimate objective for Africa is to domesticate and democratize technology – Cristina Duarte, Candidate for President of the African Development Bank (AfDB)

The ultimate objective for Africa is to domesticate and democratize technology – Cristina Duarte, Candidate for President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Africa must focus on Africa’s indigenous capacity for Science, Technology and innovation to address our present and future problems ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, May 25, 2015 – As we celebrate Africa Day, it gives me great pleasure to congratulates our continent for the remarkable vision it has had by embarking, decades ago, in a project aimed at achieving its unity.

 

Friday 22 May

BT to trial ‘ultrafast’ broadband in the Swansea area

BT to trial ‘ultrafast’ broadband in the Swansea area BT proposes new ‘G.fast’ test lab in BT Tower Swansea to develop cutting edge new broadband technologies and services Selected residential and business premises in the Swansea area stand to benefit from ‘ultrafast’ broadband speeds of several hundred megabits per second, as part of a cutting-edge BT technology trial announced at the Swansea Bay City Region Innovation Summit today. BT has been trialling ‘G.fast’ technology, which is capable of transmitting data at very high speeds, at its labs in Adastral Park, Suffolk.

 

Orange launches the 2015 Orange African Social Venture Prize

Orange launches the 2015 Orange African Social Venture Prize This initiative aims to encourage innovative start-up projects which help to accelerate development on the African continent PARIS, France, May 21, 2015 – Orange (http://www.orange.com) is launching the call for applications for the 5th edition of the Orange African Social Venture Prize. This initiative aims to encourage innovative start-up projects which help to accelerate development on the African continent. The prize will recognize three projects with grants of 10,000, 15,000 and 25,000 euros, along with six months of support from Orange experts

 

Wednesday 20 May

Alcatel-Lucent and Korea’s KT sign collaboration agreement to deliver 5G mobile networks of the future

Alcatel-Lucent and Korea’s KT sign collaboration agreement to deliver 5G mobile networks of the future Technological collaboration to advance 5G development in South Korea with initial testing focusing on virtualized RAN to support next generation mobile architecture Paris, France, May 19, 2015 Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has signed a memorandum of understanding with South Korean telecommunications provider, KT, under which the companies will collaborate to test technologies for the eventual introduction of 5G mobile networks and infrastructure capable of meeting the huge connectivity demands expected in the future.

 

Crimestoppers and Openreach reaffirm commitment to tackling cable theft

Eliminating cable theft and minimising disruption top of priority for Crimestoppers and Openreach after extending partnership The independent crime-fighting Charity Crimestoppers and Openreach, a BT Group business, have today reaffirmed their commitment to tackling cable theft and minimising disruption to communities after renewing their partnership for a fifth year. The organisations have been working together since 2011 in a joint initiative to clampdown on criminals stealing cables from the Openreach network, which causes significant damage and disruption to local communities and businesses. Cable theft remains a serious problem.

 

Friday 15 May

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to China may boost manufacturing of mobile handsets, its parts, components and accessories in India: Pankaj Mohindroo, ICA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to China may boost manufacturing of mobile handsets, its parts, components and accessories in India: Pankaj Mohindroo, ICA A high level Business delegation from the Indian Cellular Association (ICA) representing Indian Mobile handset Industry is in China from today till 16th May, 2015. Mr. Narendra Modi, the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India is making his first State visit to China. The ICA’s Business delegation will be

participating in the high powered India – China Business Forum meeting in Shanghai on the 16th where the Hon’ble Prime Minister is expected to set the stage for a…

 

African business leaders to focus on scientific progress in partnership with the World Bank

The Africa Business Champions for Science is a new group of influential figures from industry with a passion for science, technology and innovation on the continent.

 

Tuesday 12 May

Alcatel-Lucent and GoTo Networks to build Australia West Express undersea cable system connecting Australia, Africa and the Middle East

10,500km link will be the first direct undersea cable between Perth and Djibouti with onward connectivity that will create new data traffic routing possibilities into Europe. 

Paris, France, and Morristown, New Jersey, USA, May 11, 2015

Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks, the undersea cables subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU), and GoTo Networks, a developer and operator of submarine fiber optic cable systems, have signed a turnkey contract to build Australia West Express, the first direct undersea cable between Australia, the Middle East and Africa.

Friday 8 May

ITU celebrates 150th anniversary on 17 May

ITU celebrates 150th anniversary on 17 May Action-packed programme features history and future outlook for ICTs Geneva, 7 May 2015 – ITU celebrates its 150th anniversary on Sunday, 17 May. The programme includes a keynote speech by Ms Doris Leuthard, Minister of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications, Switzerland; panel discussions with eminent laureates of the ITU 150 Award; and forward-looking movers and shakers in the ICT industry, from DuoLingo, BRCK, Alibaba, Ericsson and Telecom Italia Group.

 

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Anthony Weaver
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