Connect-World’s Digest – Issue  65– August 2017

Editorial Manager’s Eye, By Anthony Weaver, Editorial Manager Connect-World publications

Welcome to the Connect-World eDigest, which provides a summary of the ICT trade events and news items that have recently caught my eye as Editorial Manager.

For more information on the news items, please visit our press releases webpage detailed below. http://connect-world.com/category/page-content/press-releases/

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Trade Events

TIA: Edge Data Center and Computing Standards Working Group Meeting,

Arlington, Virginia, 30 August, 2017

The purpose of the Edge Data Center and Computing Standards Working Group initiative is to provide assurance, confidence and engagement across the supply chain so that a large ’network’ of smaller micro data centers can be developed and managed without introducing significant additional risk and cost.

The goal of the working group is to evaluate industry needs and drive market acceleration for Edge Data Center solutions by providing standards, criteria, documentation, and other related knowledge transfer vehicles.

Ref: http://www.tiaonline.org/edge-data-center-and-computing-standards-working-group-meeting-%E2%80%93-august-30

Press Releases

Tuesday 29th August

Infomart Dallas Expands Capacity of Its Carrier-Neutral Building Meet-Me Room

Infomart Data Centers, a national wholesale data center provider, today announces that it has doubled the capacity of its carrier-neutral Building Meet-Me Room (BMMR) within Infomart Dallas, upgrading infrastructure to accommodate future carrier installations.  Launched in 2015, the Infomart Dallas BMMR has seen quick adoption from carriers, ISPs, and cloud applications, which is driving this expansion.  Infomart also announces the addition of Verizon Communications Inc. and Cloud Service Provider ServedBy the Net, which have established new Points of Presence (PoPs) in the Dallas interconnection hub’s BMMR.

Monday 28th August

Rohde & Schwarz Showcases Liquid Cooled HD Radio Transmitter at 2017 Radio Show

studio equipment manufacturer Rohde & Schwarz will highlight the R&S THR9 high-power transmitter at the 2017 Radio Show (Booth 305) next month in Austin, Texas. The only HD Radio™ transmitter with 100 percent liquid cooling technology, the R&S THR9 attains efficiency values of up to 75 percent in analog FM mode.

Wednesday 23rd August

Groundbreaking New Video Streaming Technology Launched

Global Invacom Group Limited, the satellite communications equipment provider listed on the Singapore Exchange and the U.K. AIM Market, has successfully live-tested breakthrough technology that permits live, high quality and large-scale event video streaming over a Wi-Fi network.

Tuesday 22nd August

Calix First to Bring Booming Mesh Wi-Fi Opportunity to Service Providers; Major Enhancements to GigaCenter Take Subscriber Experience to Next Level

Calix, Inc., the world leader in Subscriber Driven Intelligent Access, announced the first mesh-enhanced Carrier Class Wi-Fi solution designed specifically for communications service providers. With this announcement, Calix is delivering mesh-enabling software upgrades to its GigaCenter solutions and adding the new 804Mesh satellites. These enhancements will transform home Wi-Fi coverage and enable GigaCenter solutions to intelligently adapt to today’s increasingly complex home Wi-Fi environments. Now service providers can exploit the burgeoning mesh Wi-Fi opportunity by delivering a mesh-enhanced Carrier Class Wi-Fi experience unmatched in performance or value by any consumer class mesh solution.

Monday 21st August

BICSI Sign MOU with FTTH Council Africa

ICSI, the association advancing the information and communications technology (ICT) community, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with FTTH Council Africa.

The purpose of this MOU is to promote collaboration and information-sharing between FTTH Council Africa and BICSI, which will foster the growth and advancement of the ICT community globally.

This MOU demonstrates the commitment at both the FTTH Council Africa and BICSI to further these goals through collaboration and information-sharing on events, education, marketing, and standards development.

Gatwick’s Community app shortlisted for seven national awards, as airports across the world adopt the new technology

Gatwick’s Airport “Community app” ensures that multiple airlines, stakeholders and thousands of staff are in tune with the ‘common truth’ across the airport campus

The app brings fragmented airport workforce together, fosters data sharing culture and instils a sense of competition – which all help to improve service for passengers

Building on the success of Gatwick’s “Community app”, twelve other airports across the world have adopted this smart phone-based digital platform

The Gatwick Airport “Community app” – conceptualised by Gatwick for the airport industry – has been shortlisted for seven national awards, including for the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards and the Digital Impact Awards.

Thursday 17th August

China Television System Selects Net Insight for Host Broadcast of World  UNIVERSIADE 2017 GAMES

Net Insight, the leading provider of media transport and resource scheduling, today announced that Chinese Television System (CTS), the national broadcaster of Taiwan, is deploying a Nimbra 140 solution to enhance the production values of its host broadcast coverage of the World Universiade 2017 Games. Double Advance, Net Insight’s local partner, is deploying the point-to-point transport over optical link solution for reliable, low-delay contribution feeds back to CTS’s transmission centre.

Wednesday 9th August

PayU Nigeria Introduces a convenient payment solution for recurring bills

PayU Nigeria (www.PayU.com.ng) introduces PayU Subscription, a convenient payment method which allows merchants to safely and securely collect payments from consumers who have recurring bills or subscription payments in a seamless way.

Country Manager of PayU Nigeria, Ms Juliet Nwanguma said: “PayU Subscription is an innovative product for businesses who are looking to offer subscription and recurring bill payments to their customers.”

World Renowned Physicist Professor Brian Cox OBE and Esteemed AI Expert Professor Stuart Russell to Headline IP EXPO Europe 2017

Europe’s number one enterprise IT event, IP EXPO Europe, today announced presenter, author and scientist, Professor Brian Cox OBE, as the opening keynote for this year’s event. Speaking on day 1, Professor Cox will be followed by esteemed AI expert Stuart Russell, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at University California Berkeley, on day 2.

Arguably the UK’s best-known physicist, Cox is now Professor of Particle Physics at Manchester University and a key part of the ATLAS and CERN Large Hadron Collider projects. Whilst his books and TV programmes have been read and watched around the world, they have also been credited for making science engaging and accessible to millions.

Tuesday 8th August

MegaFon demonstrates the first commercial Gigabit LTE Network in Russia

MegaFon has demonstrated the first commercial Gigabit LTE Network in Russia, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform.

Today’s event is another Gigabit LTE milestone, especially in the telecoms development in Russia. Gigabit LTE is about more than just peak speeds. It is also about delivering more network capacity, to benefit all users in the network, not only those users with Gigabit LTE devices. MegaFon is the first in Russia to showcase the functioning of a Gigabit LTE commercial network.

Monday 7th August

Africa: Mozilla-backed research reveals main barriers to internet access in African countries

Compelling Mozilla-backed research, carried out by Research ICT Africa, finds that significant barriers to internet access remains in four African countries – Rwanda, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. The research aims to understand, from a comparative perspective, how the citizens use the internet when data is subsidised and when it is not.

Knowing that affordability is one of the primary barriers to Internet access and particular optimal use, the main objective of the focus groups was to obtain qualitative information that reflects the perceptions of female and male Internet users, new users, and non-Internet users from urban and rural locations about how people use the Internet.

Friday 4th August

Ooredoo Expands 4G Experience to 200 New Locations

Oredoo unveiled the expansion of its high-speed 4G network to more than 200 new locations across the Sultanate. As data experience leaders, the new sites will allow customers to enjoy the internet even more. Whether residential or business customers, more than ever can now experience advanced 4G network functionalities.

For more information on the news items, please visit our press releases webpage detailed below. http://connect-world.com/category/page-content/press-releases/

Anthony Weaver

Editorial Manager

Connect-World Magazines

United Kingdom

Email: anthony.weaver@connect-world.com

Web: www.connect-world.com

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