Author: Anthony Weaver

North Macedonia’s Prime Minister Zaev and EU Commissioner Hahn as guests at A1 Telekom Austria Group

Vienna Economic Talks on „New Perspectives for the Republic of North Macedonia“ „Economy meets Politics“ with high-level attendees at European and regional level Arnoldner: digital transformation as a motor of progress for the economy and society On the occasion of of the Vienna Economic Forum under the motto “Economy meets Politics”, today leading European, Austrian and regional personalities discussed at the Viennese headquarters of the A1 Telekom Austria Group – on the example of North Macedonia – how intensified cooperation can positively influence economic and social perspectives. Thomas Arnoldner, CEO of the A1 Telekom Austria Group, together with Günther Rabensteiner, President of the Vienna Economic Forum, welcomed a high-level delegation on this subject, such as Zoran Zaev, Prime Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia, and Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations. In the view of Thomas Arnoldner, the telecommunications industry in particular, with its infrastructure, offers “new perspectives for North Macedonia” in order to promote competitiveness and future-proofing of the business location, thus creating growth, employment and prosperity: “The digital transformation opens up vast potential for increased efficiency, equal opportunities in society, and the preservation of resources in the interests of people and the environment. After all, it is always an issue of how everyone within their own sphere of influence can provide for even better living conditions for all people and future...

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93% of Organisations Committed to AI but Skills Shortage Holding Businesses Back

  Research finds inadequate access to skilled talent, technology, and data is holding AI initiatives back LONDON, UK — May 20 2019 — Most organisations are fully invested in AI but more than half don’t have the required in-house skilled talent to execute their strategy, according to new research from SnapLogic. The study found that 93% of US and UK organisations consider AI to be a business priority and have projects planned or already in production. However, more than half of them (51%) acknowledge that they don’t have the right mix of skilled AI talent in-house to bring their strategies to life. Indeed, a lack of skilled talent was cited as the number one barrier to progressing their AI initiatives, followed by, in order, lack of budget, lack of access to the right technology and tools, and lack of access to useful data. The new research, conducted by Vanson Bourne on behalf of SnapLogic, studied the views and perspectives of IT decision makers (ITDMs) across several industries, asking key questions such as: where is your organisation in its AI/ML journey, what are the top barriers your organisation is facing when executing your AI initiatives, does your organisation have employees in-house with the required skillset to execute your strategy, and what are the top skills and attributes you are looking for in your AI team? Where are organisations in their...

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Tata Communications Transformation Services partners with Africa Development Solutions to bridge the digital divide in Africa

Partnership will help accelerate access to ICT, enabling equitable distribution of digital know-how, job creation and enhanced socio-economic development Mumbai, Kigali and Dakar 20th May 2019 – Tata Communications Transformation Services Limited (TCTS), a leading Telco transformation and managed services provider, is partnering with Africa Development Solutions (ADS Group) to facilitate building the fibre infrastructure backbone across Africa and enable a digital economy that can empower societies and communities, in line with the Smart Africa vision. TCTS will perform pre-feasibility assessments with ADS for African nations, studying existing as well as planned fibre infrastructure and deploy a strong multi-country connectivity infrastructure backbone. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) enabled innovations can drive economic opportunities across industries, benefitting consumers, businesses and governments. The Smart Africa initiative prioritises ICT as a key enabler and the pivot to drive the continent’s socio-economic development agenda. The initiative works towards improving scalability and accessibility of connectivity within and to urban, suburban and rural areas in Africa. This partnership between TCTS and ADS aims to drive deployment of ICT in the continent with the aim to promote equitable and sustainable development across African nations. As a first step, TCTS and ADS are jointly coordinating the delivery of the ‘Western African Digital Pool’, which consists of deploying internet connectivity over 7 African countries, including Guinea-Conakry, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra-Leone, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia and Mali. This project will be...

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Tecore’s Managed Access System To Replace Cellular Jamming In New Zealand

  Wellington, New Zealand, May 15, 2019, Tecore Networks, a global supplier of innovative wireless network infrastructure, announced that its iNACTM Managed Access System (MAS) has been selected by Spark New Zealand for the provision of a “Managed Cellular Communication” service to combat the use of contraband cell phones in New Zealand correctional institutions. After extensive evaluation by Spark industry experts, Tecore’s existing Maryland-based MAS deployments served as a test-bed and case model in efficacy leading up to this contract award. Under the New Zealand (NZ) Corrections Act it’s an offense for an inmate to use an unauthorized cell phone. NZ’s wireless carriers were requested to identify and propose a solution to detect and prevent illicit use of cell phones within the country’s correctional institutions. To date, cellular jamming has been the approach of choice. However, cellular jamming is no longer reliable in today’s wireless landscape due to out-of-band interference and the inability to manage changes in cellular bands used by wireless carriers. Spark, one of the largest companies in New Zealand and the leading provider of fixed line, mobile network, and internet coverage, has been selected to provide its proposed Tecore’s iNAC Managed Access System. The deployment of the iNAC system represents a collaborative effort between Tecore and Spark to provide a more effective and intelligent Cellular Interdiction System than the legacy jamming system. “It’s rewarding to know...

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Eutelsat Chooses the Hughes JUPITER™ System to Power High-Throughput Satellite Services

ndustry-leading JUPITER platform aligns with the operator’s focus on delivering the highest quality of service through technological performance Germantown, MD, May 6, 2019 — Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced that Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) has selected the Hughes JUPITER™ System to enable services on its KONNECT new-generation High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) for Western Europe and Africa. The agreement calls for Hughes to supply a significant part of the ground network system for KONNECT, expected to launch in 2019. “We at Eutelsat are committed to delivering easy, affordable and fast Internet through our KONNECT satellite broadband initiative,” said Yohann Leroy, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technical Officer of Eutelsat “To do that, we needed a ground network solution that can enable the efficiency and performance that our KONNECT satellite is designed to deliver, and that is why we chose the proven Hughes JUPITER System.” “We welcome the opportunity to further our longstanding relationship with Eutelsat as we work together to connect the unserved and underserved,” said Ramesh Ramaswamy, senior vice president and general manager, International Division at Hughes. “Their selection of the Hughes JUPITER System reinforces its position as the worldwide platform of choice for high performing and efficient satellite broadband solutions, and we look forward to helping Eutelsat realize the full potential of the KONNECT satellite.” The...

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