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Connect-World’s Digest
25th September 2012
Editorial Manager’s Eye, By Anthony Weaver, Editorial Manager Connect-World publications

Welcome to the Connect-World Digest, which provides a summary of the news items that have caught my eye as Editorial Manager recently.

For more information on the news items, please visit our press releases webpage detailed below.

IBC, Amsterdam

7–11 September 2012


IBC (International Broadcasting Convention) is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide. The event attracted over 50,000 attendees from more than 160 countries. IBC combines a highly respected and peer-reviewed conference with an exhibition that exhibits more than 1,300 leading suppliers of state of the art electronic media technology and provides unrivalled networking opportunities.


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Monday, 2 July

Faster satellite broadband speeds hit UK consumer market

Pan European satellite broadband provider, ToowayDirect, part of Satellite Solutions Worldwide, Europe’s premier supplier of Satellite Broadband Communications, today announces a major upgrade and extension of its satellite broadband services. Its will now be able to deliver consumer speeds of 18 Mbps download, 6 Mbps upload, up from 10 Mbps and 4 Mbps respectively.



Monday 3 September

SFW Delivers Interactive River Restoration Solution for the Environment Agency

SFW, and its client the Environment Agency, are delighted to announce that River Wiki is now live. This interactive knowledge management system which works like Wikipedia enables the collation and sharing of information on river restoration projects across Europe.


Tuesday 4 September

Bharti Airtel and Sanlam cooperate for distribution of financial products in Africa

Bharti Airtel, a leading telecommunications company with operations in 17 countries across Africa, has announced that it has entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with leading South African financial services group, Sanlam, for the distribution of insurance and health funding products


Wednesday 5 September

SPB TV delivers new monetisation tool for multi-screen TV services

New server-side technology will allow broadcasters and network operators to replace existing advertisements with personalised ads on SPB TV‘s Media Platform 3.0


The World’s First Law Dictionary for Non-native English Speakers

Paragon Software Group, the leading multi-platform software developer of electronic dictionaries for desktop PCs and mobile devices, and TransLegal, the leading provider of Legal English products and services to the international legal community since 1989, announce the launch of TransLegal’s Law Dictionary app – the only dictionary of law designed specifically to help lawyers and law students around the world to understand and use legal terminology in English.


Monday 10 September

225 Million 3GPP Mobile Broadband Connections in Americas

4G Americas reports that HSPA and LTE mobile broadband technologies in North, Central and South America added 65.6 million new connections year-over-year and totaled 225 million connections by the end of June 2012, based on data from Informa Telecoms & Media.


Wednesday 12 September

GSA confirms 96 operators launched commercial LTE services in 46 countries, LTE1800 now used in 33% of commercial networks

GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) has published an update to its Evolution to LTE report which confirms 347 telecoms operators in 104 countries are committed to commercial LTE network deployments or are engaged in trials, technology testing or studies. The report covers LTE FDD and LTE TDD technologies.


European Union Project MODE-GAP to Unveil Progress Towards the Next Generation Internet at ECOC

MODE-GAP, the European collaborative R&D project which is part of the EU 7th Framework Programme and aims to provide Europe with a lead in the development of the next generation internet infrastructure, is to present its latest results at this month’s ECOC conference and exhibition in Amsterdam.


Thursday 13 September

Standardization Critical to the Success of Cloud and Connected Devices, says UPnP Forum

Only a standardized approach to the cloud-delivered service environment will enable a breakthrough in interoperable seamless service integration into devices, warns global networking standards group, the UPnP Forum


Friday 14 September

4G Americas Reports 100 Commercial LTE Networks in 49 Countries

4G Americas reports that 100 operators have now launched commercial LTE services in 49 countries, 67 of which were launched in the past 12 months.


ITU acts to cut roaming charges

ITU members from the public and private sectors have agreed on measures to reduce ‘bill-shock’ whereby consumers are faced with unexpected and excessive charges for mobile roaming. They have approved a number of measures to empower consumers and encourage operators to lower tariffs. These measures (Recommendation ITU-T D.98) will represent the first truly international agreement taking steps towards lowering roaming costs.


Monday, 17 September

Mobile technologies and enlightened service packages help persons with disabilities connect to new opportunities

Innovative approaches from mobile hardware and applications developers as well as operators are helping connect the estimated 15% of the global population that lives with some form of disability to the power of information and communication technology.


ZTE Sets Another World Record in 400G Ultra-Long Transmission

ZTE , a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, announced at the European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC), that it has set a new world record in 400G high-speed transmission.


E-Health focus at ITU Telecom World in Dubai

The importance of e-Health to improving lives and healthcare delivery around the world will be a central topic at ITU’s leading global networking and knowledge-sharing event, ITU Telecom World 2012, kicking off in Dubai 14-18 October.


Tuesday 18 September

Avatars, super-crowdsourcing, printing your own medication and the death of the office: are you ready for Generation IP: 2025?

Imagine a world where you don’t go to work to work; where collaborating with thousands of people you don’t know and will never meet is a regular occurrence; where a personal avatar keeps you in check and the doctor prints personalised medication remotely to a 3D printer at home. May sound like science fiction – but this future is closer than you think.

Africa’s IT enterprise industry set for transformation through mobility in the cloud
The anticipated 3rd annual Cloud and Virtualisation Africa Summit will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg, from 10 to 11 October 2012. The event is hosted by international business-to-business conferencing company, Kinetic Events.


For more information on each press release, please visit our press releases webpage detailed below and navigate to the relevant date:

Anthony Weaver
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