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Connect-World’s Digest – 9th July 2012

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Connect-World’s Digest
9th July 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.


19-22 June 2012, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT2012 staged yet another successful edition bringing ICT professionals from around the world under one roof. The 4-day event attracted a total of more than 35,000 trade attendees from around the world. The international trade attendees network, discussed current trends, witness technologies and solutions launches and gained insightful knowledge at the ICT platform.

As an example of what visitors think of the event:

“CommunicAsia / EnterpriseIT is one of the key ICT events that TOT and its Board of Directors visits regularly as it never fails to impress us. … glad to see some of the interesting showcases and also met some of the vendors we are familiar with. We greatly enjoyed the hospitality provided to us by utilising the group delegation programme and definitely looking forward to visit CommunicAsia / EnterpriseIT again next year!”

Supakkaporn Sriyakul, Senior Director, International Affairs Sector, TOT Public Company Limited, Thailand

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Friday, 01st June
ITU launches 2nd IPTV Application Challenge

Themed, “Better Quality of Life”, ITU’s second IPTV Application Challenge is inviting innovative IPTV solutions from individuals, small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and corporations to improve social welfare through services in fields such as e-health, e-government, e-learning, ICT accessibility and all aspects of Smart Living.

ITU calls for global collaboration to tackle cybersecurity threats
ITU today called for greater international co-operation between governments and the ICT industry to tackle the global nature of today’s cybersecurity threats. The recent discovery of the highly complex Flame malware by Kaspersky Lab reinforces the need for a co-ordinated response. Flame was discovered by Kaspersky Lab experts following a technical analysis requested by the ITU into an unknown piece of malware which was deleting sensitive information.

PageOne sees increased demand for paging ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games
PageOne Communications, the UK’s leading provider of mobile messaging solutions to the public and enterprise sectors, has seen an increase in demand for paging and messaging services among key organisations involved in the Games, including The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), who have selected PageOne and its 2-way Responder pagers to help diversify their communications offering for added resilience and security.

Saturday 2nd June
Mobile-based surveys throughout Africa / AfDB Goes Mobile for Research Data with Partner Mobile Accord

At the onset of the African Development Bank (AfDB)  Annual Meetings, its Chief Economist, Mthuli Ncube, announced a strategic partnership with Mobile Accord for the processing of mobile-based surveys throughout Africa.

Wednesday 6th June
Cisco Delivers Foundation for Next-Generation Mobile Internet
New Mobile Platform Designed to Increase Performance by Up to 10 Times and Provides Industry’s First Elastic Design for New Mobile Experiences, “Your Way”.

Zain KSA selects Nokia Siemens Networks to deliver 4G for Jeddah, country’s second largest city
The Saudi Arabian operator Zain KSA has selected Nokia Siemens Networks as its LTE (4G) mobile broadband infrastructure and services vendor for Jeddah, the country’s second largest city. The operator aims to address the growing demand for mobile broadband and smartphone data services by refarming its 1800 MHz GSM frequency band to offer 4G services. As part of the contract, Nokia Siemens Networks will also manage Zain KSA’s 4G network in Jeddah, in addition to the operator’s existing GSM and 3G networks in the city.

America Movil partnership to connect millions to Opera Mini
Opera Software today announced that it has entered into a partnership with America Movil, the world’s third-largest mobile network provider, to bring the power of a faster mobile web to Latin America. Under this agreement, America Movil will bring a co-branded version of the Opera Mini mobile web browser to users across all its subsidiaries in Latin America.

Thursday 7th June
The New Mobile Enterprise: Hundreds of Apps, Thousands of Users, Millions of Documents
In the next 12-18 months, every major company around the world will have hundreds of mobile apps being used by thousands of users with access to millions of documents. Mobile apps and content are becoming the primary way people do their work. This represents a fundamental computing shift that is as significant as the transition from mainframes to PCs. Building on its history of innovation, MobileIron, the leader in security and management for mobile apps, content, and devices, today announced the first complete security and management foundation for Mobile IT to make this transition to apps-based computing.

Alcatel-Lucent provides 4G LTE network to deliver lightning-fast mobile broadband services in Tanzania for Smile
Africa’s first 4G LTE network in the 800 MHz frequency band to deliver services such as video conferencing and multi-user Internet gaming in Dar es Salaam, with plans for expansion during 2012.

OneUp Games Launches Football Connect for Euro 2012
– The Only Football App That Allows Fans to Play Their Own Game During the Live Match.

Alcatel-Lucent’s Americas President Robert Vrij urges telecom operators to tap the “true value” of networks
As communications networks become more about “our life’s work,” telecom operators should start to measure network relevance as much as revenue per user, and extract real value from emerging services. That’s the message to be delivered today in a keynote address to the telecommunications industry by Robert Vrij, Alcatel-Lucent’s (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) President of the Americas and head of the company’s global strategic alliances.

Tuesday 12th June
Minister Outlines a Brighter Digital Future for Scotland
Last week Alex Neill MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Capital Investment, spoke at the NextGen Scotland conference hosted on 7 June by the Scottish government. The event outlined the country’s digital aspirations and announced more seed-funding for small community digital schemes in remote rural areas.

Kaspersky Lab Research proves that Stuxnet and Flame developers are connected
Resource 207: Kaspersky Lab Research proves that Stuxnet and Flame developers are connected.

Tuesday, 19 June
First Commercial IBM Hot-Water Cooled Supercomputer to Consume 40% Less Energy The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ), in collaboration with IBM (NYSE: IBM), today announced the world’s first commercially available hot-water cooled supercomputer, a powerful, high-performance system designed to help researchers and industrial institutions across Europe investigate and solve some of the world’s most daunting scientific challenges.

Wednesday, 20th June
Symphonet Selects Calix for Advanced Broadband Services Roll-out in Malaysia
Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) has today announced that Malaysian communications service provider Symphonet Sdh Bhd (Symphonet) has chosen the Calix E7-2 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP) for the roll-out of its new high speed broadband networks in Kuala Lumpur and Johore Bahru.

Tuesday, 26th June
Comviva to Offer Mobile Financial Services Globally on a SaaS Model
Comviva’s mobiquity® platform to enable Banks and Mobile Network Operators to offer managed mobile banking services at reduced operational costs with faster time to market
-To roll out Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model in Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia

Kazakhstan spearheading future Internet in Central Asia
Celebrating World IPv6 Launch Day at the beginning of this month, Kazakhstan becomes the first Central Asian country to join the global deployment of the future Internet addressing system, known as IPv6. The growth of the web will now be able to continue unabated, with the new Internet Protocol allowing more users and devices to communicate on the Internet by providing a vastly bigger pool of IP addresses which were about to run out under the predecessor protocol IPv4.

Friday 29th June
ITU-IMPACT to hold Arab region cross-border cyber drill. First region-wide test of cybersecurity capabilities
Geneva, 29 June 2012 – ITU and its cybersecurity partner, the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT), are organizing the first UN-backed cross border cyber drill designed to test the Arab region’s cyber response capabilities and improve readiness and reaction in the event of a theoretical future cyber attack.

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


Anthony Weaver
Editorial Manager
Connect-World Magazines
United Kingdom
Email: anthony.weaver@connect-world.com
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