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|Connect-World's Digest - Issue 44 - October 2015||1st November 2015|
Editorial Manager’s Eye, By Anthony Weaver, Editorial Manager Connect-World publications
Futurecom, 26-29 October 2015, Sao Paulo, Brazil
There were more then 13600 participants! at Futurecom 2015, which is the largest Latin American ICT Event. The purpose of Futurecom is to gather Market Forces and offer to Companies and Professional participants a stimulating environment for Business Development and Networking.
Digital TV CEE, 27-28 October 2015, Warsaw, Poland
Digital TV Central and Eastern Europe 2015 is the only event in the region that encompasses the full value chain of the TV delivery. Over 300 of the most influential and visionary contacts in the industry – such as telecom operators, content producers plus cable and satellite providers – will gather together in Warsaw this October addressing the key trends and topics in this varied and dynamic region. The event will provide an unbeatable opportunity to hear direct from pay TV operators, OTT service providers and content companies about the challenges, opportunities and choices they face.
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Cloud South East Asia, 7-8 October 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Cloud South East Asia is the region’s content led ICT event for C-level IT decision makers, operations and development teams, as well as Telco Cloud Service Providers looking to leverage the opportunities Cloud and Mobility technologies offer.
Internet of Things World Europe, 5-7 October 2015, Berlin, Germany
Internet of Things World Europe is THE premier IoT event in Europe to address the huge commercial and business opportunities from IoT & to tackle some of the obstacles hindering development moving forward.
Sunday 25 October
Collibra and Kaygen Announce Data Governance Integration with Oracle Enterprise Data Quality (EDQ)
Collibra, the leaders in data governance software, and Kaygen Enterprise Solutions, an Oracle Platinum Partner, are pleased to announce the general availability of the CollibraConnect® integration for Oracle® Enterprise Data Quality (EDQ). Now, your best-in-class, business-driven Data Governance solution includes real-time data quality metrics from Oracle® EDQ. Collibra's industry leading Data Governance solutions enable rapid business capabilities and deliver trusted information.
"We are now making Data Governance a very pragmatic initiative with the enterprise by providing real-time visibility to data quality metrics," said Tamer Chavusholu, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Kaygen. "We expect wide adoption of this platform within the Oracle community to achieve best-in-class Data Management and Governance."
Thursday 22 October
Motorola Solutions Foundation sponsors new community-police relations institute, gives $3.95 million in public safety grants
Motorola Solutions Foundation sponsors new community-police relations institute, gives $3.95 million in public safety grants Institute will implement recommendations from White House task force on 21st century policing The Motorola Solutions Foundation will help launch a program focused on community-police relations along with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) The foundation also announced it will grant $3.95 million to 90 organizations dedicated to improving public safety in communities in the United States and Canada More than 675,000 first responders and citizens will benefit from the non-profit organizations’ programming...
Wednesday 21 October
Inmarsat and Lufthansa Group sign ten year contract for the provision of inflight connectivity services
Inmarsat and Lufthansa Group sign ten year contract for the provision of inflight connectivity services 20 October 2015 – Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, has signed a contract to provide high-speed inflight connectivity services for passengers onboard Lufthansa’s European continental fleet. The contract, which follows the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) announced between Inmarsat and Lufthansa last month, formalises not only a ten year strategic partnership between Lufthansa Group and Inmarsat, but also provides a contract framework to extend the service to the other airline brands in the Group.
BT and Alcatel-Lucent achieve 5 gigabits per second speeds over copper broadband
BT and Alcatel-Lucent achieve 5 gigabits per second speeds over copper broadband Oct 20, 2015 14:30 BST Early lab trials of experimental “XG.FAST” demonstrate G.fast technology is future proof Speeds of 1.8Gbps achieved over 100 metres A potential future development of G.fast broadband technology, known as “XG.FAST”, has achieved speeds of more than 5 Gigabits per second in early experimental lab trials conducted by BT and Alcatel Lucent. The results give BT confidence that G.fast is a future proof technology that can help the UK maintain its position as the leading digital economy in the G20.
Tuesday 20 October
Motorola Solutions Transforms Body-Worn Cameras for Public Safety
Motorola Solutions Transforms Body-Worn Cameras for Public Safety Innovative solution combines body-worn video camera, radio speaker and microphone, and cloud-based data storage New body-worn video camera and radio speaker and microphone combines voice communications and recording, video, pictures and emergency alerting into compact and easy-to-use device Cloud-based storage solution enables secure video management with superior technology at lower costs than solutions on the market today The video camera, radio speaker and microphone offered together with the storage system simplify evidence gathering and management for law enforcement
Monday 19 October
Calgary Police on Front Line of Public Safety Innovation
Calgary Police on Front Line of Public Safety Innovation Motorola Solutions, Calgary Police Service and Ericsson demonstrating broadband capabilities of the first public safety LTE network in Canada Calgary Police Service is using Canada’s first dedicated public safety long-term evolution (LTE) network to access, collect and analyze valuable data Public safety LTE helps improve safety and efficiency for first responders and the communities they serve CALGARY, ALBERTA
ITU approves standards for advanced audio broadcasting technology
ITU approves standards for advanced audio broadcasting technology Open standards for immersive sound will transform listening experience Geneva, 19 October 2015 – ITU membership unanimously approved open standards, Recommendation ITU-R BS.2088-0, aimed at delivering advanced sound for broadcasting services that will create a listening experience that is closer to real life. The new global standards will facilitate the production and exchange of advanced audio files by allowing a single file to carry a complete audio programme containing audio samples as well as metadata for any combination of object, channel and scene-based audio.
Thursday 15 October
TeleCommunication Systems Receives $223 Million Delivery Order from U.S. Army to Supply Satellite Communication Equipment and Support
TeleCommunication Systems Receives $223 Million Delivery Order from U.S. Army to Supply Satellite Communication Equipment and Support TCS Delivery Order under Army GTACS Contract Vehicle Provides Initial $9.9 Million Funding ANNAPOLIS, Md., Oct. 14, 2015 - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in secure and highly reliable wireless communications, today announced that it has received a delivery order from the U.S. Army to provide Micro Satellite (Microsat) Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSATs), baseband networking equipment and associated engineering services. The order has a total value of $223.4 million, if all options are exercised through September 2020.
Thuraya signs Crisis Connectivity Charter with UN OCHA
Thuraya signs Crisis Connectivity Charter with UN OCHA Dubai, 14 October – Thuraya Telecommunications Company under the umbrella of the EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA) and the Global VSAT Forum (GVF) has signed a Crisis Connectivity Charter in Geneva. The Charter was signed with the global humanitarian community represented by the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC). The agreement embodies a commitment from the satellite community to enhance connectivity in humanitarian emergencies, and beyond.
Monday 12 October
Mobile Operators in Middle East and Africa protect over three billion contacts for subscribers with Gemalto's Cloud-backup Solution
Mobile Operators in Middle East and Africa protect over three billion contacts for subscribers with Gemalto’s Cloud-backup Solution This market-leading solution is currently deployed by 22 different mobile network operators in the region PARIS, France, 12 October 2015 - Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces that over three billion mobile phonebook contacts across the Middle East and Africa region alone are now being saved through its LinqUs Cloud Backup solution.
Wednesday 7 October
Mobile - Africa - Video on demand : The future of television is mobile: Orange Digital Ventures invests in Afrostream
Orange Digital Ventures invests in Afrostream ? The future of television is mobile ? Afrostream now brings together the best of the mobile internet and the best of African content ? Afrostream’s unlimited SVOD streaming service is already available on all connected screens in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire /PARIS, France, 6 October 2015 - Orange Digital Ventures (http://www.digitalventures.orange.com) announces its participation in the funding of Afrostream, a subscription video on demand service (SVOD) of African, African-American and African-Caribbean films and television series, alongside TheFamily, Cross Culture Ventures I L.P. and ACE & Company
Monday 5 October
Snaps Collaborates With Unilever To Bring Wall's Ice Cream Emojis To Both Hemispheres
Snaps Collaborates With Unilever To Bring Wall's Ice Cream Emojis To Both Hemispheres Wall's Uses Emojis to Empower European and Latin American Young Adults to Share Their Passion for Ice Cream Across Messaging Applications NEW YORK, Oct. 5, 2015 - Snaps, the first end-to-end marketing platform for mobile messaging, today announced it is working with Unilever to promote its popular ice cream brand, Wall's, during the changing seasons in both hemispheres. In the European market Wall's will be using its keyboard to engage with younger audiences during the back to school season.
Thursday 1 October
The 'Pay' model is strong, but banks are still in play
The ‘Pay’ model is strong, but banks are still in play The big guns – Apple, Samsung and Google – are dominating the mobile payments news cycle now that their respective ‘Pay’ platforms threaten to disintermediate the world’s banks. They won’t have it all their own way, though; banks are responding with their own platforms. But is it too little, too late?
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