Author: Anthony Weaver

Free Connected Device Security Workshop Comes to Shenzhen

Free sessions on connected device and application security will provide technical, market and business context on securing our connected world July 22, 2019 – GlobalPlatform, the standard for secure digital services and devices, will host free-to-attend technical workshops in Shenzhen, China on 24th and 25th September. Both workshops will focus on device security and the deployment and use of secure devices. The agendas on both days are identical and will investigate key GlobalPlatform technologies and provide participants with opportunities to interact with subject matter experts. Presentations will explore Root of Trust and secure component technologies – including Secure Element (SE) and Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) – functional and security certification, privacy, authentication, attestation and much more. “Everyday devices are taking on increasingly significant roles in our personal and professional lives.” comments Kevin Gillick, Executive Director of GlobalPlatform. “With sensitive data being accessed and managed in these devices, there are a range of security considerations that must be addressed. We as an industry must collaborate to provide security architecture that supports the delivery of digital services in both industrial and consumer use cases. To that end, we look forward to welcoming delegates to share insights on the latest specifications and frameworks. “Shenzhen has been carefully chosen as the location for the technical workshops.” continues Kevin. “Due to the high number of device manufacturers headquartered in the area, it was a...

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CAF taps Deltatre to enhance football fan experience

Deltatre Powers Next-Gen Fan Experience for CAF New CMS behind the Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) website and apps enables confederation to better engage fans across the region London, UK – 18 July 2019 – Deltatre, the global sports media technology provider, today announced that its Forge platform was selected by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to power its digital properties, in a move that will enable the body to more effectively distribute content and future-proof its fan engagement strategy. CAF selected Forge, Deltatre’s sport-focused content management system powering many of the biggest online platforms in the industry, to underpin the official launch of a new website and mobile applications in support of the Total Africa Cup of Nations, which concludes 19 July. The deployment of this solution means that Forge now powers four of the largest football online platforms in the world, including FIFA, UEFA and AFC. Following the successful migration to Forge, CAF and Deltatre will now work together to launch a new website for the confederation that will include new engagement and monetisation functionality, including the ability to cover live events quickly and easily with the delivery of text, photos, and videos in an engaging stream. The entire project was delivered in under one month after receiving the tender, including full development and deployment of the website, applications, migration of content from the previous...

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CenturyLink Collaborates with Alphabet’s Loon to Provide Internet Access in Earthquake-Affected Areas in Peru

High Altitude Balloon Network Delivers Connectivity to Tens of Thousands LIMA, Peru, July 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Underserved areas in Peru affected by a magnitude 8.0 earthquake were able to access the internet thanks to Loon, a network of balloons traveling on the edge of space designed to extend internet connectivity to people in rural and remote areas worldwide. CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), in collaboration with Alphabet’s Loon, deployed the solution delivering connectivity to tens of thousands of people cut off by the earthquake. Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: “In 2017, Peru was struck by devastating floods and we saw how important an integrated balloon powered network is to communities struggling to recover from the devastation,” said Luis Ladera, data and internet product director, CenturyLink Peru. “The recent earthquake was widespread. Being able to set up ground stations and connect the balloons to our internet backbone to reach areas with complete outages meant those most affected had the ability to communicate with loved ones and to have access to critical information.” Forty-eight hours after the earthquake, Loon was able to connect balloons to the internet backbone using their ground stations and CenturyLink solutions to deliver service. CenturyLink holds the experimental E-band license in Peru for Loon’s backhaul services, which are still in a testing phase for commercial use. The 71-76 and 81-86 GHz bands, known as “E-band,” are permitted worldwide for...

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BICS enables world’s first intercontinental 5G roaming service between Europe’s Swisscom and Asia’s SK Telecom

Breakthrough implementation paves the way for global 5G mobility Brussels – Belgium, 16 July, 2019 – BICS, a leading international communications enabler, has established the world’s first intercontinental live 5G data roaming service between Swiss operator Swisscom and South Korean carrier SK Telecom, marking a major milestone on the road to establishing 5G roaming across the globe. Taking place on July 15, the 5G roaming service provides high speed, ultra-low latency 5G data connectivity between the two continents, with the operators leveraging BICS’ 5G global IPX network. The announcement follows a surge in demand for data roaming, which increased by 95% in 2018 according to data from BICS. As subscriber appetite for seamless international connectivity continues to grow, 5G roaming is set to become an integral part of operators’ offerings, enabling users to access data-rich services and high-speed data roaming wherever they are in the world. Mikaël Schachne, CMO and VP Mobility & IoT Business, BICS added: “With over 50% of global data traffic exchanged over our global IPX network, BICS offers an unrivalled roaming coverage and quality to communication service providers around the world; today’s successful implementation of a trans-continental 5G data roaming relation further endorses our position at the forefront of global mobility for people, applications and...

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Industry Awards Reaffirm Ooredoo Group’s Progress Towards Becoming a Global Digital Enabler

Doha, Qatar Ooredoo Group’s transformation into a digital enabler across its global footprint was recently recognised at the 5G World Awards.  Ooredoo Group was honoured with the ‘Best Telco Digital Transformation Project’ award at the 2019 edition of the awards in London which showcase innovation in the telco industry. Commenting on the win, Sheikh Saud bin Nasser Al Thani, Group CEO, Ooredoo, said: “We are honoured to be recognised for our group-wide digital transformation programme “Get Digital”. Today, Ooredoo strives to be a digital enabler for customers and communities in all of our 10 markets.  We are united behind a clear strategy to move beyond traditional telecom products and services to deliver state-of-the-art digital services to customers; a shift that would not be possible without our relentless drive for innovation from within. This has helped us to offer our customers new suites of digital services, the very latest in digital content and the best digital partnerships with ICT and OTT players.” “Across our operating companies, we continue to invest in the latest technology for our networks and introduce cutting-edge services, such as Smart Stadium, Smart City, and new Digital Experiences, with a strong focus on evolution to 5G, in order to enrich people’s digital lives.” In recognition of Ooredoo’s 5G leadership and innovation, Ooredoo Qatar was also shortlisted in the 5G World Awards for ‘Best 5G Commercial Launch’ and...

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