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Connect-World’s Digest  – Issue 53 – July 2016 1st August, 2016

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 30 July

Keysight Announces University Engagement Program with Leading European Universities

Keysight Technologies Announces University Engagement Program with Leading European Universities Program Provides Students with Real-World Business and Technical Experience Highlights: · European university engagement program facilitates a continuous set of activities and knowledge sharing between Keysight and the participating universities · Program includes teaching materials and other resources to enhance the university’s curriculum and student’s learning experience · Structured internship offers opportunity for hands-on business and technical experience SANTA ROSA, Calif., July 29, 2016 – Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced the establishment of a long-term university engagement program in Europe to foster the development of industry-ready engineers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 29 July

Orange Drives Digital Transformation in the Middle East and Africa with New Innovations in Smart Metering, Solar Power, NFC and Customer Experience

The Middle East and Africa remains a key growth contributor for Orange

Speaking at its 4th annual strategy and activity update for press and analysts in London on 28 July, Ramon Fernandez, Deputy CEO and Chief Finance and Strategy Officer, Bruno Mettling, CEO of Orange Middle East and Africa (MEA) (www.Orange.com), and Jean-Marc Vignolles, Chief Operating Officer for Orange MEA, outlined their vision and priorities, identifying a number of new sectors and activities in which Orange can play a key role in delivering digital transformation to this region.

Bruno Mettling, CEO, Orange MEA, commented: “The Middle East and Africa remains a key growth contributor for Orange. Today, we are present in 21 countries in the zone, with more than one in 10 Africans being Orange customers. We are investing for the long term and plan to continue playing a major role in the digital transformation of the region, from providing infrastructure and access to communications services through to developing new models that will help the region grow.”

Deutsche Telekom calls on Broadband Forum members to “Collaborate on ‘true convergence’ of mobile and fixed networks to unlock full potential of 5G”

Deutsche Telekom calls on Broadband Forum members to “Collaborate on ‘true convergence’ of mobile and fixed networks to unlock full potential of 5G” More collaboration among standards bodies and open source communities will be needed in order to achieve this, according to operator Berlin, Germany. July 27, 2016: As the Broadband Forum held its quarterly meeting in Berlin, Deutsche Telekom’s 5G Executive Program Manager Antje Williams called for true convergence between fixed and mobile networks so that a seamless experience could be delivered to consumers. Access-agnostic networks are a vital component in realizing the full potential of 5G.

 

Thursday 28 July

The Tech Revolution: Sage Sets out the Vision for African Businesses

 

Investing in the future with the introduction of Sage Cloud

 

Sage (www.Sage.com/za), a market leader in cloud accounting software used its global Sage Summit 2016, held this week in Chicago, to outline its strong commitment to future technologies, with a focus on new and existing initiatives that power business growth.

 

At the world’s largest gathering of entrepreneurs and business builders, Sage CEO Stephen Kelly spoke about how Sage is levelling the playing field for entrepreneurs – and it’s just the start of the technology revolution all entrepreneurs and business builders of all sizes need to be a part of to compete and grow.

 

Tuesday 26 July

Keysight Joins Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance to Advance 5G Technology

Press Release Keysight Technologies Joins Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance to Advance 5G Technology Alliance Provides Forum for Discussing 5G Test Requirement Highlights: · Keysight and Anite (now part of Keysight) offer leading-edge solutions for designing and testing mobile networks · Keysight delivers a broad set of simulation and measurement solutions for sub-6 GHz, cmWave and mmWave 5G systems SANTA ROSA, Calif., July 25, 2016 – Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced that it has joined the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance (www.ngmn.org). As a member of NGMN, Keysight will work closely with the growing community of innovative…

 

Monday 11 July

Broadband Commission calls on world leaders to harness development potential of ICTs to drive the SDGs

Broadband Commission calls on world leaders to harness development potential of ICTs to drive the SDGs Statement to UN High-Level Policy Forum in NY cites ICTs as uniquely powerful tool to drive global development Geneva, 11 July 2016 – The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development today issued a statement urging policymakers, the private sector and other partners to make deployment of broadband infrastructure a top priority in strategies to accelerate global development and progress towards the SDGs.

 

Friday 8 July

MOAB Launches Power ~ Light ~ Entertainment …. Life in a Box …. for the African Continent

MOAB Launches Power ~ Light ~ Entertainment … Life in a Box … for the African Continent US solar energy storage and lighting firm launches next generation family of Solar Home Systems with Digital TV for the African market TAMPA, United States of America, July 7, 2016 – MOAB POWER (https://www.MOABPower.com) announces the launch of its newest plug-n-play Solar Home Systems — the MOAB TV 60 and the MOAB TV 120 — with 16” and 19” digital LED TVs, coupled with the world’s smallest indoor/outdoor antenna, for free over-the-air [OTA] entertainment. According to the Digital TV Sub-Saharan Africa Forecasts from…

 

Wednesday 6 July

Inview appoints NAGRA for digital TV launch in Nigeria

INVIEW APPOINTS NAGRA FOR DIGITAL TV LAUNCH IN NIGERIA Inview and NAGRA partner to deploy the Nigerian digital switchover platform to 30 million TV households NAGRA anyCAST content protection solutions to secure Nigeria’s digital terrestrial and satellite networks NAGRA to enable Free-to-View and pay-TV with next-generation cardless clients, and Push VOD with NAGRA PRM Northwich, United Kingdom and Cheseaux, Switzerland – July 6, 2016 – NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and the world’s leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, was appointed by Inview Nigeria, a subsidiary of Inview Technology Ltd. to secure the Nigerian free-to-air…

 

ITU announces new standard for High Dynamic Range TV

ITU announces new standard for High Dynamic Range TV HDR-TV will add texture and colour to enhance realism Geneva, 5 July 2016 – ITU has announced a new standard for High Dynamic Range Television that represents a major advance in television broadcasting. High Dynamic Range Television (HDR-TV) brings an incredible feeling of realism, building further on the superior colour fidelity of ITU’s Ultra-High Definition Television (UHDTV) Recommendation BT.2020. ITU’s Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) has developed the standard – or Recommendation – in collaboration with experts from the television industry, broadcasting organizations and regulatory institutions in its Study Group 6.

 

Monday 4 July

Intelsat and AfricaOnline Partner to Accelerate Internet Broadband Connectivity across Sub-Saharan Africa

 

VNO Service Empowers VSAT Operators to Focus on their Customers Rather than on Infrastructure Operations

 

Intelsat  operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, announced that it has partnered with AfricaOnline, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gondwana International Networks, a leading provider of communications solutions across Africa, to provide a managed broadband internet service for sub-Saharan Africa. 

 

Under the agreement, Intelsat will provide satellite services via Intelsat 28 located at 33° East, and Gondwana will provide ground support and network management services from AfricaOnline’s facilities at Hartebeesthoek in South Africa. Together, Intelsat and Gondwana will deliver high-quality, Ku-band broadband service on a virtual network operator (VNO) basis.

 

The VNO platform leverages Intelsat’s extensive service infrastructure and Gondwana’s network management expertise to facilitate easier deployment of Ku-band VSAT services.  The large upfront capital commitment otherwise required of regional VSAT operators for both infrastructure and minimum capacity obligations will be reduced, as will VSAT operators’ operational costs.  This is beneficial to VSAT operators, distributors and end-users alike and allows VSAT operators to focus on marketing, service provisioning/support and their customers, and not on network infrastructure.

 

The Democratic Republic of Congo selects Gemalto mobile biometric enrollment solution to support fair elections

The Democratic Republic of Congo selects Gemalto mobile biometric enrollment solution to support fair elections Voter Registration project is one of the largest ever AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, July 4, 2016 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) (www.Gemalto.com), the world leader in digital security, has won an international tender to supply CENI, the National Independent Electoral Commission of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with 22,000 mobile biometric voter enrollment kits (http://www.gemalto.com/govt/coesys/national-register) to support a comprehensive update of the country’s national voter register. Gemalto’s fully portable Coesys Mobile Enrollment stations will enable 18,000 enrollment centers to rapidly acquire digital photographs, fingerprint and signature…

 

Friday 1 July

Optical Fibre Network: Vantage Mezzanine Fund III Invests R250 Million ($16.6 Million) in Vumatel, a Leading Fibre-To-The-Home Network Operator in South Africa

Vantage Mezzanine Fund III Invests R250 Million ($16.6 Million) in Vumatel, a Leading Fibre-To-The-Home Network Operator in South Africa Vumatel was established in 2014 to supply affordable high-speed fibre optic network connectivity to homes in South Africa JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 1, 2016 – Vantage Capital (www.VantageCapital.co.za), Africa’s largest mezzanine fund manager, announced today that it has disbursed the second and final tranche of a R250 million ($16.6 million) expansion capital facility to Vumatel (www.Vumatel.co.za). The funds will be used for the on-going expansion of Vumatel’s fibre-to-the-home (“FTTH”) network in a growing number of Johannesburg and Cape Town suburbs.

 

 

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Anthony Weaver
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