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|Connect-World's Digest - Issue 47 - January 2016||2nd February, 2016|
Editorial Manager’s Eye, By Anthony Weaver, Editorial Manager Connect-World publications
PTC Hawaii, 17-20 January 2016
PTC's annual conference is the Asia-Pacific's premier telecommunications event. Now in its 38th year, the annual conference is a strategic springboard for the global telecommunications industry. The Conference provides all attendees with a three-day platform to focus on planning, networking, and discovering what the new year will bring.
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Friday 29 January
Study Finds More British Internet Users Concerned About Data Privacy Than Losing Their Income
TRUSTe/NCSA Consumer Privacy Index reveals rising consumer concerns and a significant awareness deficit; businesses pay as privacy concerns discourage consumers.
The TRUSTe/National Cyber Security Alliance GB Consumer Privacy Index reveals the extent of current consumer privacy concerns with noticeably more Brits concerned about not knowing how the personal information collected about them online is being used than losing their principal source of income.
Telecoms Industry can collaborate to tackle child rights says Millicom
Millicom, the emerging market telecommunications company, in collaboration with UNICEF, has developed a new tool to help conduct self-assessments using the global Children’s Rights and Business Principles. Millicom believes that the tool could achieve industry-wide adoption in the future and has launched a consultation inviting wider collaboration.
The new Child Rights Impact Assessment tool has been designed specifically for mobile operators. It aims to enable businesses to assess how their activities might impact children directly or indirectly, covering issues that include child online protection, child labour within the distribution of SIMs and scratch cards, extracting valuables from e-waste and safeguarding children from accessing potentially dangerous network infrastructure. The self-evaluation also includes assessing more traditional business issues such as child rights in the supply chain, the treatment of employees with families, and management of security forces.
Wednesday 27 January
Nokia FastMile connects rural areas to broadband MWC16
Nokia FastMile connects rural areas to broadband at MWC16. FastMile provides home broadband connectivity in areas where it is slow or missing while helping operators optimize spectrum assets. Offers high data rates, 2.5-times the throughput and 12 times the coverage area of comparable mobile network for residential phone, TV and broadband connections using boosted LTE for the last mile to the home. Allows mobile operators to build profitably on the existing installed base of macro radio networks and offers home broadband as an alternative carrier. Easy-to-install residential equipment increases consumer adoption with fast, low-cost deployment.
New Government boost for Cyber Startups
Making Cyberspace “Cyber Safe, new Government initiative for Cyber Startups will drive innovation. A new programme to support cyber security startups will help develop innovative technical solutions to keep the UK safe from cyber attacks, the Government has announced. Start ups that want to offer cyber security solutions will be able to get help, advice and support through the ‘Early Stage Accelerator Programme’ to develop their products and services, and bring them to market. The £250,000 programme - the first of its kind for the UK cyber security sector - will be run by in partnership by Cyber London …
Tuesday 26 January
Harnessing ICTs to save lives: emergency telecommunications in disaster management
Harnessing ICTs to save lives: emergency telecommunications in disaster management ITU’s Second Global Forum on Emergency Telecommunications opens in Kuwait City Kuwait City, 26 January 2016 – The Second Global Forum on Emergency Telecommunications: Saving Lives opened today in Kuwait City, welcoming leaders from government, business, academia, non-governmental organizations and the United Nations family. The Forum provides an opportunity for policy makers and other participants to debate and adopt concrete strategies on how information and communication technologies can help implement the Sendai Declaration and Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and mitigate the…
Monday 18 January
Gemalto is world's first vendor to receive complete MasterCard approval for Cloud-Based Payments
Gemalto is world's first vendor to receive complete MasterCard approval for Cloud Based Payments Extensive functional evaluation and security testing of Gemalto’s payment system components validated security and performance of the functions defined by MasterCard Singapore, Jan. 18, 2016 - Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, is the first mobile payment vendor to receive full MasterCard approval for a complete Cloud-Based Payment (CBP) solution. This recent MasterCard certification encompasses Gemalto’s CBP server platforms as well as the payment software running on cardholders’ mobile phones
Thursday 14 January
SES and SOLARKIOSK Sign Agreement to bring Internet to Underserved Villages Worldwide
New partnership will focus on providing Internet access to thousands of users via solar-powered kiosks anytime, anywhere LUXEMBOURG AND BERLIN, December 15, 2015 - SES Techcom Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of world-leading satellite operator SES, and SOLARKIOSK AG, the energy and business gateway provider to underserved communities worldwide, today
announced that they have entered into a two-year partnership to deliver high-quality connectivity to communities worldwide. Under the agreement, SOLARKIOSK will use satellite connectivity to provide Internet access to underserved areas, initially in Africa.
Tech Workers Mimic Facebook Founder's Qualities - While Shunning Lord Sugar's -- under embargo
Tech Workers Mimic Facebook Founder’s Qualities – While Shunning Lord Sugar’s · Mark Zuckerberg personality type most prevalent in the tech industry as a whole – accounting for 37% of professionals while just 5% of tech professionals act like Lord Sugar · Zuckerberg personality types dominate across UK’s tech hubs, including Silicon Roundabout, the M4 corridor, and Silicon Gorge The UK’s IT sector is full of budding Mark Zuckerbergs, according to research undertaken by IT recruiter Randstad Technologies. More than a third of IT workers across the UK (37%) share key personality traits with the Facebook founder.
Nigeria-Cameroun submarine cable goes live
Nigeria-Cameroun submarine cable goes live… Branch out to South-South to encourage regional development LAGOS, Nigeria, January 11, 2016 - MainOne (www.MainOne.net), a leading telecoms and network services provider in West Africa, has announced that the high capacity Nigerian-Cameroun Submarine Cable System (NCSCS) connecting Lagos, Nigeria and Kribi, Cameroun has been completed and went live last month. The new submarine cable system will address increasing demand for reliable broadband connectivity in Cameroun, and is a key component of the country’s strategic plan to provide internet access to its citizens via a National Broadband Network.
Tuesday 12 January
Banco Popular Dominicano selects Gemalto bio-sourced EMV bank card
Banco Popular Dominicano selects Gemalto bio-sourced EMV bank card Singapore, January 11, 2016 - Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, is delivering its bio-sourced Optelio EMV bank card to Banco Popular Dominicano, the leading bank in Dominican Republic. The green banking card is manufactured from renewable PLA* material derived from corn and allows Banco Popular to reduce the ecological footprint while ensuring an artistic, high quality product for cardholders. The card is distributed by Gemalto's local reseller Secumatic and it is issued with the "FCB Escola de Santo Domingo" football school.
Friday 8 January
TeleCommunication Systems Expands Location Based Services in the Middle East
TeleCommunication Systems Expands Location Based Services in the Middle East TCS Launches US$3 Million of LBS Deployments with Two Leading Regional Mobile Network Operators ANNAPOLIS, Md, Jan. 7, 2016 - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in secure and highly reliable wireless communication technology, today announced that the company has expanded its presence in the Middle East by adding two of the largest mobile network operators in the region to its customer portfolio.
Cobham Wireless TM500 network test system helps accelerate 4G networks to 1 Gbps
Cobham Wireless TM500 network test system helps accelerate 4G networks to 1 Gbps STEVENAGE, UK – Cobham Wireless, a global leader in the provision of advanced wireless coverage and mobile communication systems, has announced that the industry-standard TM500 network test system now supports the validation of 4G networks and base stations using carrier aggregation of up to five individual component carriers (5CC). Aggregating bandwidth from five spectrum blocks allows mobile operators to achieve download data rates of up to 1 Gbps, as demonstrated recently by Telstra and Ericsson in a live LTE-A network in Australia1. 5CC carrier aggregation enables network…
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