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|Connect-World's Digest - Issue 56 – October 2016||16th December, 2016|
Editorial Manager’s Eye, By Anthony Weaver, Editorial Manager Connect-World publications
Futurecom 2016, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 17-20 October 2016
This year there were 14.000 Visitors, 4.300 Delegates, 300 Speakers, 284 Exhibitors
and 2.700 Mobile Operator and ISP Attendees.
" I am greatly impressed by Futurecom's excellent organization. I have been able to appreciate that, every year, the level of panel discussions has become more and more sophisticated and the quality of the booths that involves the presence of the main players in the industry at a global level, allows to appreciate the technological advances that are happening in the industry. " (Testimonial) Gonzalo Ruiz Díaz, President, OSIPTEL, Peru.
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Friday 28th October
Huawei Teams with Intel to Accelerate Adoption of Private Cloud Infrastructure for the Enterprise
Huawei Teams with Intel to Accelerate Adoption of Private Cloud Infrastructure for the Enterprise Collaboration will Optimize OpenStack-based FusionSphere to take full advantage of Intel® Architecture Barcelona, Spain, October 28, 2016 - Huawei announced it will collaborate with Intel to optimize FusionSphere, Huawei’s OpenStack-based cloud operating system. The announcement at the OpenStack Summit in Barcelona, noted that the aim of the collaboration is to take full advantage of Intel® Architecture, to deliver improved performance and security capability for FusionSphere-based solutions. The companies will work together to improve the OpenStack platform’s capabilities via community engagement and accelerate customer deployment by speeding…
Thursday 27th October
Inmarsat's Jet ConneX in-flight broadband service now available on Dassault Aviation private jets
Inmarsat’s Jet ConneX in-flight broadband service now available on Dassault Aviation private jets 27 October 2016: Inmarsat (ISAT.L), the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, has announced that global data plans for its advanced new business aviation in-flight broadband service, Jet ConneX, is now available on all Dassault Aviation aircraft. The milestone was achieved after existing radomes for Dassault Aviation’s 7X/8X and aftermarket F900 aircraft group aircraft were tested and authorised to operate with the exclusive JetWave Ka-band hardware, manufactured by Inmarsat’s partner Honeywell for the Jet ConneX service. Jet ConneX transforms the private jet experience by offering…
World's First 'Hashtag Broadband' service launched
UK’S FIRST ‘HASHTAG BROADBAND’ SERVICE Relish lets consumers order same-day broadband via Twitter 26.10.2016: Relish, London’s wireless internet provider, today announces the launch of the UK’s first ‘Hashtag Broadband’ service, enabling consumers to tweet ‘#GetMeOnline’ to receive broadband that very same afternoon. Making its same-day broadband service even more accessible for consumers, Relish’s ‘Hashtag Broadband’ has been created to speed up the time it takes to get people online. The new service was launched in response to research that revealed 57% of Londoners* have to wait anywhere between three days and one month for a home broadband connection. Usually reserved…
Tuesday 25th October
First Transatlantic Telegraph Cables Celebrated in Exhibition
Engineering Laid Bare: the First Transatlantic Telegraph Cables Celebrated in Exhibition Guildhall Art Gallery, City of London, until 22 January 2017 The 150th anniversary of the first communication cables to be laid across the Atlantic Ocean, connecting Europe with America, is being celebrated between now and 22 January 2017 in a free exhibition entitled ‘Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy’ at the City of London Corporation’s Guildhall Art Gallery. Special curator talks of the exhibition will take place on 24 November 2016, 15 December 2016 and 19 January 2017. This exciting collaboration between Guildhall Art Gallery, King’s College London, The Courtauld…
High-speed broadband now a reality for airline passengers as Inmarsat's GX Aviation enters service
High-speed broadband now a reality for airline passengers as Inmarsat’s GX Aviation enters service Advanced global in-flight connectivity solution goes live onboard selected flights, allowing passengers to browse the internet, stream videos, check social media and more 25 October 2016: Inmarsat (ISAT.L), the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, today announced that its next generation in-flight broadband service, GX for Aviation, has gone live under a ‘soft launch’ phase with Lufthansa.
The landmark achievement was unveiled during an evening reception organised by Inmarsat for airlines, partners and the media at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, where the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) is currently hosting its prestigious annual exhibition.
Monday 24th October
World first demonstration of virtualised 5G architecture
World first demonstration of virtualised 5G architecture · 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) at the University of Surrey announces first full demonstration of an Orchestrated, NFV (Network Function Virtualisation) based virtualised ‘Flat Distributed Cloud’ (FDC) 5G core network architecture · New orchestrated virtualised architecture enables rapid speed of deployment, flexibility of complex combinations, and swift software updates and feature additions · FDC will significantly reduce installation and maintenance costs for network operators, making the delivery of a 5G network more commercially viable · Demonstration produced by researchers at the University of Surrey’s Institute for Communications Systems, home of 5G Innovation Centre,…
Saturday 22nd October
Greenwave Systems: “The Internet of Things is not new or revolutionary - it’s the evolution of compute and, as has always been, it is all about you”
Greenwave Systems: “The Internet of Things is not new or revolutionary - it’s the evolution of compute and, as has always been, it is all about you” London, UK – 19 October 2016: Learning from the past, taking security seriously and protecting the consumer must be at the heart of developing propositions for the Internet of Things (IoT) because it’s all about personal data, Greenwave Systems’ Chief Scientist advised today.
Tuesday 18th October
Nokia and STC to deploy 4.5G technology across Saudi Arabia to meet the next phase of mobile data demand and pave the way to 5G
Nokia and STC to deploy 4.5G technology across Saudi Arabia to meet the next phase of mobile data demand and pave the way to 5G Nokia to modernize STC's mobile broadband network, expand coverage and capacity, and optimize network resources using 4.5G features such as carrier aggregation Initial deployment supports millions of visitors to Mecca, meeting peak 4G traffic demands which increased by 600 percent compared to 2015 18 October 2016 Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Nokia and STC have signed an agreement to expand high-speed mobile broadband capacity and coverage in Saudi Arabia using Nokia's 4.5G technology.
Monday 17th October
Nokia and Bharti Airtel expand 4G deployment across nine circles in India to meet increased capacity demands
Nokia and Bharti Airtel expand 4G deployment across nine circles in India to meet increased capacity demands Nokia and Bharti Airtel expand 4G deployment across nine circles in India to meet increased capacity demands Access to news sites, video content, online gaming and social media fuelling an increase in mobile data usage Agreement between Nokia and Bharti Airtel will enhance coverage and access in urban, suburban and rural areas within nine circles in India.
Wednesday 12th October
Nokia and U.S. Cellular test 5G technologies for fixed wireless
Nokia and U.S. Cellular test 5G technologies for fixed wireless Companies used 28GHz spectrum and Nokia's commercially-available, 5G-ready AirScale radio platform Initial testing focused on fixed wireless access to showcase ultra-high speed, next-generation networks that meet the data-driven demands of U.S. Cellular's customers Test underscores strength of Nokia's innovation in 5G technology and commitment to playing a leading role in the realization of 5G in North America 12 October 2016 Irving, TX and Chicago - Nokia and U.S. Cellular have collaborated to test 5G in North America and demonstrate 5G fixed wireless in both indoor and outdoor environments.
SpeedCast expands Pan-African coverage with joint venture in Ghana
SpeedCast expands Pan-African coverage with the announcement of joint venture in Ghana Houston, TX. 11 October 2016 - SpeedCast International Limited (ASX: SDA), a leading global satellite communications and network service provider, today announced that it has finalized a joint venture in Ghana, strengthening the company’s commitment to provide high quality Pan-African coverage. Under the strategic alliance, SpeedCast, which has a global reputation for the quality of its managed network services and worldwide communications network, continues to expand on its commitment to Africa and builds upon the company’s existing presence in Algeria, Libya, Nigeria, Kenya and Angola.
Monday 10th October
Nokia and SK Broadband connect first customers with fastest fiber technology
Nokia and SK Broadband connect first customers with fastest fiber technology Nokia's universal next generation PON approach combines different technologies on a single fiber, maximizing the use of SK Broadband's fiber investment Aggregate speeds of 52.5 Gigabits per second (Gbps) reached for selected SK Broadband customers Seoul, South Korea - Nokia and SK Broadband have provided the fastest fiber access speeds ever to a first set of apartment buildings in Seoul, South Korea, reaching aggregate speeds of 52.5 Gbps.
Tuesday 4th October
IBM Invests to Lead Global Internet of Things Market Shows Accelerated Client Adoption
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals Plans Cognitive Hospital Rooms powered by IBM Watson Internet of Things ARMONK, NY, 4 Oct 2016: Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals Inc., three facilities with more than 900 acute care beds and part of Jefferson Health in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is working with IBM (NYSE:IBM) to launch cognitive hospital rooms powered by IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) designed to enhance the patient experience and help bring deeper levels of personalized, agile and responsive care to its patients. Jefferson is currently planning to deploy speakers in some hospital rooms, providing patients in those rooms with access…
Monday 3rd October
"Roma covered city" Linkem arrives in Rome and deploys the largest fixed wireless access network in Europe
“ROMA COVERED CITY” LINKEM ARRIVES IN ROME AND DEPLOYS THE LARGEST FIXED WIRELESS ACCESS NETWORK IN EUROPE · Linkem, a leading company in the broadband sector in Italy, invests in the city of Rome to deploy its 4G LTE network providing high-speed, wireless Internet connection in the central parts and outskirts of the city. · A wholly Italian company with foreign capital. Thanks to US funds from Leucadia and Ramius, Linkem covers over 50% of the Italian population with 400,000 subscribers. · The Linkem model is Fiber-to-the-Wireless: optical fiber to the antennas and last mile with the most advanced radio…
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