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Connect-World’s Digest – Issue 17 – July 2013

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Connect-World’s Digest  – Issue 17 – July 20134th August 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

4G Small Cells India,

Mumbai, 19 July 2013

As Indian operators are all set to roll out next phase of 3G development and are also geared up to launch 4G LTE networks – Smalls Cells technology is all set to become an important part of Indian telecom service providers. According to industry reports by the end of 2012, the Asia Pacific region is expected to command 44 per cent of the total small cell market. The small cell shipments and revenue for 2016 is projected to be more than US$ 4 billion alongside 741,000 shipments.

Ref: http://www.cerebralbusiness.com/smallcells/


Cloud Computing & Information Security Conference,

Harare, Zimbabwe,  24-26 July 2013

CCISC, 2013 will see the convergence of virtualization and ICT experts, speakers, delegates and exhibitors from enterprises, telcos and organisations from across Africa. CCISC, 2013 will provide a platform for the delivery and sharing of key technological and innovative developments on a silver platter for organisations in attendance so that they can offer an enhanced virtual services platter for their consumers. Just as the cyber world keeps people connected, CCISC, 2013 will see a networking and meeting place of Africa’s ICT key players and personnel. Every organisation, big or small, with a computer, internet and mobile devices who understand the power behind a single click will be in attendance at this exclusive, informative and innovative gathering of TECHNOLOGY!

Ref: http://www.developingtelecoms.com/cloud-computing-a-information-security-conference-2013.html

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Tuesday 2 July

Liquid Telecom Deploys Long Spans in African Fiber Network

Liquid Telecom, the leading wholesale carrier in Africa, has chosen Ekinops, a leading supplier of next generation optical transport equipment, for its new long-haul DWDM network across South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia. The network features the longest uninterrupted fiber spans in the continent.


Alcatel-Lucent and Telekom Austria Group complete world’s first trial of new technology enabling ultra-fast broadband over existing copper networks

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and A1, the Austrian subsidiary of Telekom Austria Group, have conducted the world’s first trial of an innovation from Alcatel-Lucent’s Bell Labs that can upgrade existing copper telecommunications networks into ultra-fast broadband access systems capable of delivering video, data and information at speeds of more than 1 gigabit per second (Gbps).


British Airways First UK Airline To Deploy Panasonic Toughpad Tablets

British Airways subsidiary, BA CityFlyer, today became the first UK airline to deploy Panasonic’s rugged Toughpad tablets for flights operating out of London City Airport. The Toughpad FZ-G1 tablets, with the latest generation Windows 8 Professional operating system, are being used by engineers and flight crew on each of the airline’s aircraft.


Wednesday 3 July

Top tech policy makers meet in Warsaw for world’s leading international regulatory gathering

More than 650 high-level international delegates from the world’s information and communication technology (ICT) regulatory authorities are gathering this week in Warsaw, Poland to discuss the challenges of fostering new business opportunities in infrastructure and service provision in an increasingly interdependent, interconnected , trans-border environment.


The world’s largest specialized gathering of ICT regulators and policy makers, ITU’s Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR) aims to stimulate debate, knowledge sharing and exchange of best practice among regulators, industry leaders, government policy analysts and other key ICT stakeholders.


Monday 8 July

GSA confirms 948 LTE user devices announced by 100 manufacturers in latest Status of the LTE Ecosystem report

The latest update to the ‘Status of the LTE Ecosystem’ report published by the GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) confirms that 100 manufacturers have announced 948 LTE-enabled user devices, including frequency and carrier variants.

Tuesday 9 July

Fishlabs recruits Commanders! Galaxy on Fire – Alliances enters Beta-Phase

Fishlabs, the Hamburg-based developer and publisher of multi-award-winning smartphone and tablet games, announces the closed beta of its upcoming multiplayer strategy game Galaxy on Fire™ – Alliances to take place in the next couple of weeks. As a tie-in to the highly successful Galaxy on Fire saga, the studio’s first mobile strategy MMO is already highly anticipated by fans and media alike. The raving reviews of the journalists and bloggers, who have been able to check out an early prototype of Galaxy on Fire™ – Alliances at this year’s GDC in San Francisco, speak of an ambitious outer space epic with captivating gameplay and high-end 3D graphics. The focus of Alliances™ lies on the title’s substantial teamplay and coop features on the one hand and its full optimization for mobile and touchscreen devices on the other. In the course of the closed beta, hundreds of selected players will be able to experience the biggest project in Fishlabs’ eight-year history firsthand.

Wednesday 10 July

Alcatel-Lucent and Surfline Communications Ltd deploy first 4G LTE network in West and Central Africa

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Surfline Communications Ltd today announced the first commercial deployment of a 4G LTE network in Ghana and, more general, in Western and Central Africa.

Thursday 11 July

Meeting of the Minds 2013

Meeting of the Minds is an annual global leadership summit focused on the development of smarter cities, next-gen infrastructure, and advanced urban development solutions. The conference is key to accelerating the emergence of successful cities with a connected future around the globe.

Monday 15 July

Trina Solar supplies 7MW to Ikaros Solar for large-scale project in UK

Trina Solar Limited (NYSE:TSL) (“Trina Solar” or “the Company”), a global leader in photovoltaic modules, solutions and services, announced today that it has recently supplied 7MW of photovoltaic modules to Ikaros Solar, a leading company dedicated to the installation of green solar energy systems, for an agricultural project in the UK.

A large-scale solar system will be installed at Goose Willow Farm in the town of Abingdon in the UK, with the capacity to generate 7.02MW using a total of 24,000 Trina Solar modules with power outputs of 290Wp and 295Wp.


Sunday 21 July

GSMA Backs New Mobile Education Initiative of the Mobile World Capital

he GSMA today announced it is partnering with the Generalitat de Catalunya in the “mSchools” programme, a multi-year, multi-faceted mEducation initiative by the Mobile World Capital Barcelona. The mSchools programme is designed to lower dropout rates, improve student attainment in schools across Catalonia and throughout Spain and, ultimately, to better prepare students as they pursue further education and employment in today’s digital world. This new initiative builds on a successful mSchools pilot programme undertaken in Catalonia by the GSMA and the Generalitat earlier this year and could enhance the learning experience for 1 million students in Catalonia alone.


Wednesday 24 July

Northrop Grumman to Provide New Command and Control System for Metropolitan Police Service

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been selected by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to provide its CommandPoint™ application as the core solution for the MPS’ new command and control requirements.


The framework agreed between the MPS and Northrop Grumman will enable the MPS to use the CommandPoint™ application at the core of its new command and control system, which is planned to go live in October 2015. Currently, the MPS handles between 12,000 and 15,000 emergency and nonemergency calls per day. There are more than 2,000 operators employed to answer calls and dispatch officers to incidents.


Thursday 25 July

Orange and Total have signed a partnership to distribute Orange Money at TOTAL service stations in Africa and the Middle-East

Orange and Total have signed a partnership giving Orange customers’ access to Orange Money services at all TOTAL service stations in African and Middle-Eastern countries where the two groups are present and Orange Money is available, a total of 13 countries to date.

For more information on the news items, please visit our press releases webpage detailed below. https://www.connect-world.com/~cwiml/index.php/press-releases

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
Web: www.connect-world.com
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