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|Connect-World's Digest - Issue 58 – December 2016||5th January, 2017|
Editorial Manager’s Eye, By Anthony Weaver, Editorial Manager Connect-World publications
7th Annual Critical Control Rooms, Prague, 5-7 December 2016
In light of recent national incidents across the globe, never has there been more pressure on the control room to be mobile and respond quickly in emergencies. The 7th annual Critical Control Rooms event is the chosen meeting point for global control rooms operators to collaborate and debate the ever evolving requirements and pressures on the control room in an era of data applications and LTE.
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Thursday 22nd December
5G Americas Board Leadership Announced: Tom Keathley, AT&T to be Chairman
5G Americas, the industry trade association and voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas, today announced that Tom Keathley, Senior Vice President for Architecture and Design at AT&T has been re-elected to serve as the 2017 Chairman of the 5G Americas Board of Governors. The Board has also re-elected Hans Ovesen, Director, Group Function and Government, Industry Relations at Ericsson, to serve as the organization’s Treasurer.
“We are honored to have Tom Keathley serve as Chairman of 5G Americas Board of Governors and are enthusiastic about his leadership in this rapidly progressing time in the development of our 5th generation of wireless technology,” remarked Chris Pearson, President of 5G Americas. “Our organization has been actively working to progress 5G development over the past several years and keep our region as a world technology leader and Tom’s vast wireless experience will be an important ingredient to the associations success in 2017.”
Vodafone and Telit collaborate to expand the IoT ecosystem using NB-IoT technology
Nokia, Vodafone and Telit collaborate to expand the IoT ecosystem using NB-IoT technology Nokia NB-IoT system built in Vodafone Open Lab in Dusseldorf using Nokia radio access network and cloud packet core solution System to be used by device manufacturers and applications developers to expand the IoT ecosystem Nokia teamed up with IoT technology enabler Telit to use its NB-IoT system to demonstrate transmission of data from residential gas meters over a 4G network at the Vodafone Innovation Day 22 December, 2016 Espoo, Finland - Nokia, Vodafone and Telit, are collaborating to expand the Internet of Things ecosystem using Narrowband-IoT…
Wednesday 21st December
Dubai Reports Results from Implementing ITU¹s Key Performance Indicators for Smart Sustainable Cities
Dubai Reports Results from Implementing ITU’s Key Performance Indicators for Smart Sustainable Cities New case study shares insight into the experience of the Smart Dubai initiative IoT/Smart Cities Geneva, 21 December 2016 The world's first city to implement ITU's Key Performance Indicators for Smart Sustainable Cities reports the results of their experience in the newly released Smart Dubai case study. The case study charts the Smart Dubai journey from its initial planning stages through to the current status of related ICT applications, highlighting lessons learned along the way. The study offers an evaluation of Dubai's progress in meeting its smart-city…
Tuesday 20th December
Inmarsat and European Space Agency complete first test flights for air traffic modernisation project
Inmarsat and European Space Agency complete first test flights for air traffic modernisation project Iris Precursor programme aims to significantly optimise European airspace capacity, leading to overall reductions in flight times, fuel burn and CO2 emissions 20 December 2016: Inmarsat (ISAT.L), the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, has successfully completed the first flight trials for Iris Precursor, a ground-breaking project to enhance and modernise air traffic management over European airspace. Iris Precursor focuses on the development and deployment of secure satellite-based data link communications to significantly optimise European airspace capacity, leading to overall reductions in flight times,…
Monday 19th December
Thuraya confirms 100% connectivity for Kenyan elections
Thuraya confirms 100% connectivity for Kenyan elections Training and equipment deployment transforms remote local elections Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 December 2016: Thuraya Telecommunications Company today confirmed 100% transmission results for recent local elections in Kenya held in remote county assembly wards, enhancing the credibility of the electoral process. The success rate followed the deployment of satellite coverage, extensive training and support work provided in conjunction with Airtel Kenya. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), the regulatory agency responsible for conducting and supervising referenda and elections in Kenya, needs to achieve full and immediate transmission of results. A delay…
Thursday 15th December
Belgium Telenet and ZTE Break European Outfield Pre5G Speed Record
15 December 2016, Belgium – ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, has completed an outfield Pre5G test with Belgium Telenet, making it the first operator in Europe to have achieved a 1.3Gbps download speed in real network conditions. This is four times faster than 4G's maximum download speed, with a 13.3GB HD movie successfully downloaded in no more than 90 seconds during the test.
As Telenet’s sole network vendor, this breakthrough serves to reinforce and strengthen ZTE’s existing strategic partnership. This Pre5G demonstration is one of the first steps Telenet is taking towards future 5G network evolution.
SMART FIRE ENGINES TO THE RESCUE THIS CHRISTMAS
The connected car came first, now the connected fire engine will be taking to the roads. Vehicles used by UK fire, rescue and emergency services just got smarter in time for the busy festive season thanks to Emergency One and Vodafone equipping them with the latest Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. Emergency One - the UK’s leading manufacturer of fire and special vehicles - today announced it is connecting its vehicles’ on-board computer consoles to Vodafone’s dedicated, 4G-enabled IoT network to help keep them working at all times.
Thuraya donates books and helps displaced Syrian children in Lebanon get back to school
Thuraya Telecommunications Company has supplied books for classrooms in Lebanon, where displaced Syrian children are being helped to return to structured school life. Thuraya is supporting the Ana Aqra Association, a non-profit, non-sectarian, and non-political association that exists to respond to the educational, psychosocial and cultural needs of children in the early years of learning. Since this is especially important in times of upheaval, Ana Aqra is focusing on many of the thousands of Syrian refugee children who are rebuilding their lives in Lebanon.
Ana Aqra supports Lebanese public schools, and serves 20,000 children every year throughout the country, providing a way back into formal education for those who are out of school.
Wednesday 14th December
Happy Birthday, ITU Radio Regulations (1906 2016)
ITU paid tribute today to 110 years of international cooperation among its members states on the ITU Radio Regulations, an international treaty for governing the use of the radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits for ubiquitous wireless communications. The ITU Radio Regulations ensure interference-free operations of radiocommunication systems and provide all countries with equitable access to the radio spectrum - a scarce natural resource that does not distinguish between national borders and needs to be harmonized globally.
Houlin Zhao, ITU's Secretary-General, said, "ITU is proud to proclaim the 110th anniversary of the ITU Radio Regulations as a success story of international cooperation through consensus building among its member states with the inestimable support of telecommunication industry partners. With the growing complexity of our interconnected world and ubiquity of wireless systems, it is now more important than ever to maintain the pace and efficiency of radiocommunication conferences to ensure the timely and responsive evolution of this precious instrument. The ITU Radio Regulations are now more important than ever."
Thursday 8th December
Rwanda hosts regional preparatory meeting for ITU's World Telecommunication Development Conference 2017
Rwanda hosts regional preparatory meeting for ITU’s World Telecommunication Development Conference 2017 Public and private sector ICT leaders discuss a new set of Regional Initiatives for 2018-2021 ICT for Sustainable Development | Digital inclusion | Innovation Kigali, 08 December 2016 The Regional Preparatory Meeting (RPM) for Africa was held from 6 to 8 December in Kigali, Rwanda. Participants at the meeting assessed the ongoing implementation of the Dubai Action Plan adopted at ITU's last World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-14) and started discussions on the Regional Initiatives for the Africa region for the years 2018-2021.
‘Money Mules’ More Likely to be Aged Under 30
New Cifas (the UK’s leading fraud prevention service) data reveals that 54% of all ‘Misuse of Facility’ frauds are committed by young people. Bank Accounts, Communications and Online Retail accounts are misused the most. In the run up to Christmas Cifas warns young people not to be tempted to commit fraud or fall for ‘too good to be true’ scams
Monday 5th December
3Q 2016: Global LTE Connections Rise 81% Year-over-Year
Momentum Continues for LTE Subscriptions 3Q 2016: Global LTE Connections Rise 81% Year-over-Year -- Latin America & Caribbean LTE Connections More than Double with 154% Year-over-Year 3Q Growth BELLEVUE, Wash. – December 2, 2016 – 5G Americas, the industry trade association and voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas, today announced that LTE continued its impressive momentum in North Americas, Latin America and throughout the world. The association reported mobile subscriber data for the third quarter of 2016 which included significant regional milestones for LTE according to data and forecasts by Ovum. Global LTE connections rose 81 percent year-over-year…
Nokia showcases 5G innovations driving next era of communication
Nokia showcases 5G innovations driving next era of communication ? Demonstrations of latest 5G-related technologies at IEEE Globecom 2016 including dynamic spectrum and network automation to intelligently optimize capacity ? Visitors will be able to see spectrum access controller for Nokia 4.5G Pro LTE leveraging 3.5GHz CBRS band; Nokia Bell Labs' Intelligent Traffic Steering and F-Cell; latest advances in end-to-end Network Slicing ? CTO panel discussion including Hossein Moiin, CTO of Nokia Mobile Networks, to explain path towards 5G.
Thursday 1st December
Italy Switches Off Harmful Frequency Transmissions
Italy Switches Off Harmful Frequency Transmissions Television broadcasting transmissions on 61 frequencies which had been causing harmful interference into television broadcasting services of neighbouring countries, are closed Geneva, 30 November 2016 ITU has been informed by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development of the successful completion of the switch-off process of television broadcasting transmissions on 61 frequencies, the use of which had been causing harmful interference into television broadcasting services of neighbouring countries since 2005. The first report of harmful interference and request for assistance was sent to ITU's Radiocommunication Bureau by the government of Slovenia in August 2005.
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