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|Connect-World's Digest - Issue 54 – August 2016||3rd September, 2016|
Editorial Manager’s Eye, By Anthony Weaver, Editorial Manager Connect-World publications
The 2nd Asia-Pacific Regional Forum on Smart Sustainable
Cities and e-Government
Phuket, Thailand, 30 August - 1 September 2016
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in collaboration with the World e-Governments Organization of Cities and Local Governments (WeGO), Software Industry Promotion Agency of Thailand (SIPA), and Electronic Government Agency of Thailand (EGA) are organizing the 2nd Asia-Pacific Regional Forum on Smart Sustainable Cities and e-Government which will be held at Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort, Thailand during 30 August and 1 September 2016. The Forum is jointly hosted by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology of Thailand (MICT) and the Phuket Province; and supported by the Australian Government.
The Forum will provide a great opportunity for high-level dialogue among development partners, policy makers, decision makers, industry and enterprises including Small and Medium Enterprises. It is also a platform for business matching and knowledge sharing thereby enabling business opportunities and strengthening partnerships and collaboration among various stakeholders.
Jakarta, Indonesia, 31 August – 3 September 2016
Communic Indonesia 2016, the International Communications and Information Technology Exhibition & Conference in Indonesia, is set to be a ground breaking event for the ICT industry.
Communic Indonesia will gather 250 exhibitors from Asia and beyond. This event is the ideal platform for the ICT professionals to network, check out the latest technologies and share industry knowledge. Key focus areas include: Satellite; Internet of Things; BIG Data; Cloud; Security; 4G/5G/LTE.
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Wednesday 31 August
Cloudscene Launches World's First Comprehensive Directory of Data Centers and Cloud Service Providers
Cloudscene Launches World's First Comprehensive Directory of Data Centers and Cloud Service Providers BRISBANE, Australia, Aug. 31, 2016 - Australian Technology Entrepreneur Bevan Slattery today announced the launch of Cloudscene, the world's most comprehensive connectivity reference point for colocation data centers, cloud service providers and interconnected fabrics with the directory now available to the public. Cloudscene was established to improve industry transparency and consolidate the fragmented marketplace for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), colocation and other cloud solutions. With more than 4,700 data centers and 4,200+ cloud/internet service providers across 110 countries listed, Cloudscene offers a robust platform allowing service…
Tuesday 30 August
China officially begins 5G testing; ZTE successfully completes phase-1 tests of key technologies
China officially begins 5G testing; ZTE successfully completes phase-1 tests of key technologies 30 August 2016, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today announced the successful completion of phase-1 tests of key 5G wireless technologies as part of China's 5G testing. During the tests, ZTE took the lead in verifying key 5G high and low frequency technologies, and passed all tests of multiple key air interface technologies, including high-frequency communications, multi-user shared access (MUSA), new waveforms, and massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO).
Friday 26 August
Microsoft's stake in artificial intelligence leads the way for serious business use
Microsoft’s stake in artificial intelligence leads the way for serious business use AI assistant acquisition moves us one step closer to the workplace of the future, says Aspect Software This week, Microsoft announced its acquisition of Genee, an artificial intelligence (AI) firm that produces a ‘power’ scheduling personal assistant for Office 365. Stephen Ball of Aspect Software suggests that the software giant’s buy-out of such technology is the start of a significant phase of serious business use of artificial intelligence, machine learning and natural-language processing.
Wednesday 24 August
Mobile broadband is an enabler to spearhead and modernize e-health services in Latin America
Mobile broadband is an enabler to spearhead and modernize e-health services in Latin America Mobile broadband networks provide a tremendous opportunity to enable the expansion of e-health services in rural and low-income areas in Latin America. The rapid expansion of wireless networks coupled with the speeds offered by 4G enable the deployment of advanced solutions for e-medicine. BUENOS AIRES, 23 August 2016. – Wireless telecommunications services provide an opportunity to enhance e-health services based on their capacity to expand coverage to sectors of the population that are distant from major urban centers.
Tuesday 23 August
The Smartphone Orchestra celebrates world premiere at Dutch Lowlands Festival
The Smartphone Orchestra celebrates world premiere at Dutch Lowlands Festival Visitors of Lowlands form a staggeringly large orchestra with their own smartphones Sunday, 21 August marked The Smartphone Orchestra’s world premiere at renowned music festival Lowlands. Using their smartphones, thousands of Lowlands visitors collectively created a single, monumental work of music, composed especially for this occasion: a musical piece with every smartphone making its own unique contribution, thanks to sophisticated technology and an entirely new method of composition. The Smartphone Orchestra makes a powerful riposte to the criticism so frequently uttered against smartphone use today.
Wednesday 17 August
Nokia optical networking to help China Mobile achieve "Broadband China" strategy
Nokia optical networking to help China Mobile achieve "Broadband China" strategy Nokia awarded over 30% share of China Mobile's 2016-2017 new construction of optical network, which will meet the future needs of mobile subscribers on the world's largest 4G network Nokia's innovative 100G optical technologies to help China Mobile support its "Broadband China" strategy, meet rising mobile data demands in the cloud era Nokia will provide its recently announced flagship packet-optical transport platform, the Nokia 1830 PSS-24x Beijing, China - Nokia has been awarded over 30% of China Mobile's project to construct a 100G optical network in support of its…
Kokam: Powered by Kokam's Ultra High Energy NMC Batteries, Solar Impulse 2 Completes First Flight Around the World by a Zero-Fuel Solar Airplane
Powered by Kokam's Ultra High Energy NMC Batteries, Solar Impulse 2 Completes First Flight Around the World by a Zero-Fuel Solar Airplane Lithium-ion batteries' high energy density and efficiency reduce the size and weight of the battery packs in the Solar Impulse 2, helping it store more solar power during the day for use at night SEOUL, South Korea, Aug. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kokam Co., Ltd, the world's premier provider of innovative battery solutions, today announced that the Solar Impulse 2 used batteries based on its advanced Ultra High Energy Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) Oxide (Ultra High Energy…
Monday 15 August
Communication Technology: SITA Introduces Fast, Secure Connectivity to Kenya Airways
SITA Introduces Fast, Secure Connectivity to Kenya Airways High-speed communication infrastructure underpins airline’s modernization program NAIROBI, Kenya, August 15, 2016 - SITA (www.SITA.aero), the global air transport communications provider, is to roll out faster, new-generation connectivity across Kenya Airways’ global network, a vital investment in infrastructure needed to support the airline’s renewed focus on cost optimization and airline modernization. Among Africa’s top three airlines, Kenya Airways is seeking to leverage SITA’s latest communication technology to drive new efficiencies in the management of its route network while ensuring the best passenger experience across the airline’s global footprint.
Friday 11 August
Cobham Wireless provides public safety communications for Brazil Metro
Cobham Wireless and Kapsch provide public safety communications network on Rio Metro ahead of sporting summer in Brazil Infrastructure provides robust voice communications for emergency services and Metro staff Chesham, UK – Cobham Wireless, a global leader in the provision of advanced wireless coverage and mobile communication systems, and telecoms infrastructure provider Kapsch, have announced the installation of the robust TETRA public safety network on the new Metro line built for the Rio Olympics in Brazil. The installation will provide premium public safety communications for the Line 4 route, expected to transport 300,000 people per day during August.
Monday 8 August
Toshiba Debuts Flashmatrix Technology at 2016 Flash Memory Summit
Toshiba Debuts Flashmatrix™ Technology at 2016 Flash Memory Summit New ‘big data’ analytic platform tool features a unique, all-flash, compute-centric architecture Düsseldorf, Germany, 8th August, 2016 – Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced Flashmatrix™, a new, all-flash, big data analytic platform technology. Flashmatrix is well suited for the growing need for real time/streaming analytics in distributed systems targeted at high data intensive applications in manufacturing, finance, medical and security. Toshiba will debut the technology at this week’s 2016 Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, USA. This new breed of Superconverged infrastructure features integrated compute, storage and network elements optimized for…
Friday 5 August
Connecting Devon and Somerset Broadband Voucher Scheme One of the Most Successful in England
Connecting Devon and Somerset Broadband Voucher Scheme One of the Most Successful in England Voucher Scheme Offers Devon and Somerset Residents Improved Broadband Connection The Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) Voucher Scheme is shaping up to be one of the most successful in the country, according to BDUK with residents and businesses across Devon and Somerset taking advantage of the scheme to boost broadband connectivity. More than 1600 applications have been made to the CDS voucher scheme and 1100 of these have been approved. Over 100 installations have been carried out to date with many more in the pipeline.
FinTech Startup: Africa's New Top-Up Leader: Ozaremit Accelerates its Development
Africa’s New Top-Up Leader: Ozaremit Accelerates its Development Hot Startup to Watch in 2016 LONDON, United Kingdom, August 4, 2016 - Ozaremit (www.Ozaremit.com), a new top-up leader, accelerates its development only 3 months after its launch. Ozaremit currently covers 110 countries, including 35 countries in Africa. Ozaremit is a competitive, safe and fast online service to send airtime to family and friends living abroad. Ozaremit is already the cheapest service to send top-ups to phones in Nigeria.
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