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Connect-World’s Digest – Issue 11 – January 2013

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Connect-World’s Digest  – Issue 11 – January 20135th March 2013
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.


Trade Events

CES 2013
8-11 January, Las Vegas

The world’s biggest gadget show has ended in Las Vegas and, like a prophet in the desert, it has revealed the future: bigger televisions, smarter watches, thinner humans, bendy phones and pointy computers.

That, at least, was the vision peddled by technology companies which unveiled 20,000 products over five frenzied days of networking and promotion at the Consumer Electronics Show, which wrapped on Friday. Some 150,000 industry professionals sifted through gadgets sublime and ridiculous, pointless and ingenious, seeking the next big innovation which will change the way we work, live and play.

Some ideas which provoked guffaws and headlines – the vibrating fork which chastises you to eat slower, the i-potty training system to keep your toddler on the bowl – may not endure but others seemed certain to have a future…..


21st Convergence India 2013
16-18 January, New Delhi

The 21st Convergence India 2013 Expo rolled out on 16th January at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Exhibitions India, which is credited with successfully organizing this event for the past two decades.  The theme of the expo was “Enriching A Billion Lives”.

The highly anticipated 21st Convergence India 2013 Expo served as an ideal platform for knowledge-experts to share insights and successful case studies across the globe. The expo showcased innovation and leading devices to enhance e-Development at all levels of communication across the Country. It provided the perfect opportunity to network with industry executives and establish new relationships.


PTC (Pacific Telecommunications Council) 2013
20-23, January, Honolulu, Hawaii.

PTC’s annual conference is Asia-Pacific’s premier telecommunications event. Now in its 35th year, the annual conference is a strategic springboard for the global telecommunications industry. The Conference provides all attendees with a three-day platform to focus on planning, networking, and discovering what the new year will bring.


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Monday, 07 January 2013

Accedo launches new TV Everywhere Solution to enable the next generation of Pay TV

Accedo, the global market leader in TV application solutions today announced the launch of its TV Everywhere (TVE) Solution. Accedo’s TVE Solution enables Pay TV Operators and Media Companies to launch new multi screen services across a range of connected devices more quickly than ever before.

SK Telecom increases optical network capacity to 100G

SK Telecom, the largest mobile operator in Korea, has started to introduce 100G (gigabits per second) technology into its existing 40G network, to significantly increase its transmission capacity. To do this, the operator has selected Nokia Siemens Networks’ DWDM (dense wavelength division multiplexing)* 100G technology and related services. The capacity expansion enables SK Telecom to simultaneously transmit up to 80 wavelengths of light, each carrying data at 100G on a single optical fiber, giving a total capacity of up to 8 Tbps (terabits per second) per fiber.

Tuesday, 08 January 2013

Cisco Builds All-Digital Wireless-Based Home Security and Automation Control Panel for AT&T

Cisco today announced the launch of a UL-certified, all-digital, wireless-based home security and automation service with AT&T Digital Life. Cisco will provide the Digital Life control panel and back-office provisioning and applications life-cycle management system, which allows customers to monitor, protect and manage their homes using a smartphone, tablet or PC. AT&T plans to launch the Digital Life service in eight U.S. markets in March, with up to 50 additional market rollouts planned in 2013. While broadband provider agnostic, the service uses AT&T’s nationwide wireless network.

Orange Africa Cup of Nations

Experience the Orange Africa Cup of Nations, SOUTH AFRICA 2013 on www.StarAfrica.com StarAfrica.com has pulled out all the stops to make sure all internet users enjoy the competition  …

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Mastek heads towards the clouds

Mastek, the global provider of enterprise-level technology services and software solutions, today announced that it has been awarded a framework agreement on the Government Procurement Services (GPS) G-Cloud II portal. The G-Cloud was launched in February 2012 and aims to encourage the public sector to embrace new technologies purchased from a wider range of suppliers within the marketplace. To be accepted onto the G-Cloud, Mastek was required to submit various documentation, including a capability response, technical details for each of its services and insight into the benefits that these different solutions can deliver.

NEC signs mobile backhaul contract with Tele2 for expansion and upgrade across Europe and Russia

NEC Corporation announced that NEC Europe Ltd. (NEC), a wholly owned subsidiary, has signed a multi-million, multi-year global framework contract giving Tele2 Sverige AB the possibility to expand and upgrade Tele2s mobile access network in 10 countries across Europe.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

5-Year Forecast of $18 Billion for FTTH Builds in North America

Annual direct investment in fiber to the home (FTTH) networks will reach $4.7 billion by 2017 and total investment in FTTH over the next five years will be $18 billion, according to a market analysis unveiled today.

Monday, 14 January 2013

The Global Mobile Suppliers Association confirms that 145 operators have launched commercial services in 66 countries. 97 networks were commercially launched during 2012. According to the report, LTE-enabled mobile broadband services are available in 37 more countries than 12 months ago.

Go Google takes the pain out of Cloud migration

First-of-its-kind migration service makes moving to the Cloud much easier

A new service designed to help businesses migrate critical services to the Cloud has been launched by Cloud Technology Solutions (CTS). The service Go Google, is the first-of-its-kind specifically designed as a one-stop-shop for businesses looking to easily and cost-effectively migrate to the Cloud.

Friday, 25 January 2013

TECNO brings Opera Mini to more Countries in Africa

TECNO, a leading mobile phone brand in Africa, and Opera Software, leading browser provider, today unveiled their partnership to offer a co-branded Opera Mini browser to TECNO’s users in Africa.

TECNO, as the NO.1 dual SIM mobile phone brand in Africa, TECNO has always been paying great attention to customers’ experience and endeavoring to provide them with the most suitable products by adopting the latest innovative technology.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

GSA confirms rising global momentum of mobile HD voice, 61 networks launched

January 27, 2013: An updated report from the GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) published this month confirms 61 mobile networks in countries have launched HD voice services in 45 countries. The number of mobile networks supporting HD voice is 55% higher than a year ago.

HD voice services are now commercially launched on mobile networks in Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Rep., Denmark, Dominican Rep., Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritius, Moldova, Netherlands, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Réunion, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, Uganda, UK, and the USA.

Monday, 28 January 2013

Consumer adoption, the cloud and business models Canada’s biggest concerns, finds Consult Hyperion’s first ever Digital Money Unconference event in Canada

UK Digital Payments experts’ Unconference reveals Canadian payments industry’s views on digital money

Canada’s first Digital Money Unconference revealed the major concerns of Canada’s payments industry about mobile and digital payments. Co-organised by Consult Hyperion,the UK’s leading consultancy in the field of secure electronic transactions and the team behind the UK and New York Unconference events, with leading Toronto-based payments consultants Debbie Gamble and Pierre Roberge, the event saw delegates discussing how to meet consumer needs, the role of the cloud, four versus three party business models and the future of NFC amongst other topics.

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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