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Connect-World’s Digest – Issue 19 – September 2013

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Connect-World’s Digest  – Issue 19 – September 201321st October 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

IBC, Amsterdam, 12-17 September 2013

IBC is a fixture on the calendar of the global media and entertainment industry for good reason. Surrounding 1,400+ exhibits of the most astonishing innovation and linked with an agenda-defining conference are a host of star attractions. At IBC2013 attendees found established favourites such as the IBC Production Insight area and the IBC Awards Ceremony alongside the IBC Connected World, a unique arena addressing the revolution in internet-connected hardware and services. IBC is the place to see the future of electronic media.

ref: http://www.ibc.org/page.cfm/link=359

ref: http://www.vodprofessional.com/features/ibc-2013-review/

VSAT, London, 17-19 September 2013

VSAT 2013 attracted attendees from across the globe with representation from over 30 countries!

Attendees from the entire ecosystem included: Satellite Construction & Launch, Satellite Operators, Hardware Vendors, Operators, Resellers and End Users including Government, Military, Maritime, Oil & Gas, NGO, Mining, Aeronautical, Banking, Healthcare, Lotteries plsu many more!

ref: http://vsatevent.com/event-audience/

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Friday 6 September

ITU Telecom World 2013 announces influential speaker line-up

Leading lights from government and industry will join forces at ITU Telecom World 2013 to explore the best and most beneficial ways to embrace change in a digital world. The event, which recently opened delegate registration, offering early bird discounts for those registering before 15 September, will feature a dynamic global set of participants, including:

Monday 9 September

XipLink and Hughes team for Internet Access in Mexico Schools

XipLink announced today the successful integration and deployment of several XipLink Hub Optimization (XHO) appliances with a Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) HN VSAT satellite platform to support the Internet connectivity needs of a nationwide public school system in Mexico.

Tuesday 10 September

Women-specific ICT initiatives helping break through gender barriers – OOREDOO AT APEC

Speaking recently at the APEC Women in the Economy Forum in Bali Dr Nasser Marafih, Group CEO Ooredoo and Alexander Rusli, President Director and CEO, PT Indosat Tbk Indonesia, each outlined the Company’s women-specific initiatives, designed to help women harness technology and innovation to accelerate progress in their communities.

Wednesday 11 September

Aspect Enterprise Solutions Targets Africa’s Oil Distribution Sector With Customized Cloud Technology

Moving to target the burgeoning downstream oil distribution sector throughout Africa, Aspect Enterprise Solutions today underscores how the core functionality at the heart of its AspectCTRM trade and risk management system can help specialist African oil bulk distribution companies (BDCs) make more profit with less risk on every deal.

Thursday 12 September

Alcatel-Lucent and CNT deploy Ecuador’s first 4G LTE ultra-broadband network

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU), and Corporacion Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (CNT) deploy the first 4G LTE high-speed mobile broadband network in Ecuador Covering the cities of Guayaquil, Cuenca, Machala and Loja, as well as most of the major cities in Ecuador´s Pacific Coast and Southern area.

Friday 13 September

Three Fishermen Survived from the Storm by Sending Distress Signal Through Two-way Radio

At the end of August, there was a strong storm that wrecked 90 miles inland from the town of Tonala which put three fishermen in danger. Fortunately, since equipped with DMR portable radio they were able to make distress signal by pressing the emergency button which allowed the Committee for Prevention and Citizen Participation of Puerto Arista to rescue them based on the global positioning system. The DMR portable they used turned out to be Hytera PD70XG.

Monday 16 September

Connecting communities in support of the Tigris River Flotilla in Iraq

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services operator, is supporting Nature Iraq to raise awareness of the conservation of natural resources and cultural heritage of the Tigris and Euphrates River Valley. Thuraya will be sponsoring the team with the Thuraya IP+ broadband terminal as well as airtime to help them stay connected as they embark on their inaugural journey down the river.

Tuesday 17 September

Telecommunications Companies Struggle to Deliver B2C E-commerce Experience Their Customers Expect

When it comes to selling online, telecommunications organisations have to adapt to changing customer expectations, driven by trends such as smartphone usage, social media and the consumerisation of IT, according to the 2013 E-commerce Report from Intershop. Across the board, respondents in a survey of 400 B2B companies, of which 75% of the respondents were from the automotive, high-tech manufacturing, retail, pharmaceutical, and telecoms sectors, agreed that the world of B2B commerce is evolving fast, and B2C trends are reflected in the B2B environment.

Wednesday 18 September

Wearable Technology Grows in Popularity

A recent SSI survey found that wearable technology will become popular in mainstream markets within the next two to three years. The study showed one out of three people were “very” or “somewhat likely” to buy a wearable device.

More than 3,600 people from seven countries – Australia, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, United Kingdom and the United States – weighed in on their vision for the future and their interest in wearable computer devices. When asked to select what type of wearable computer device they were most interested in, people overwhelmingly listed wristbands (65 percent) as their first choice followed closely by glasses at 55 percent.

European Space Agency delivers its SuperSites Exploitation Platform on Interoute Virtual Data Centre

s part of its mission to support the scientific community and encourage better use of satellite data to monitor and track our planet, the European Space Agency (ESA) is developing a SuperSites Exploitation Platform (SSEP) on Interoute Virtual Data Centre. This new platform aims to enable the analysis and interpretation of large volumes of satellite data in order to better understand the processes causing geohazards such as earthquakes and volcanic activity.

Monday 23 September

Mobile Marketing Association Supports Tech4Africa- September 2013

Media sponsorship on industry events is top on the Mobile Marketing Association agenda for 2013. Bespoke events in mobile advertising have been selected to extend value to members in elevating the brand, driving member networking opportunities and prospective lead cultivation.

The MMA is thoughtful of the investments members are making towards attending events and all our sponsored events guarantee seats discounts. One of the pinnacle event for 2013 is Tech4Africa taking place from 9-10 October, Focus Rooms, The Core, 1st Floor South, Cnr Kikuyu and Leeuwkop Streets, Sunninghill, Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa.

Children using cloud computing technologies at school are at risk of privacy violations if they don’t receive special protection, according to a new survey of European data protection officials released today by SafeGov.org. The report was released to coincide with the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, taking place this week in Warsaw.

UN Broadband Commission releases first global report on ‘broadband and gender’: 200 million fewer women online

A new report released today by the Broadband Commission Working Group on Broadband and Gender reveals a ‘significant and pervasive’ ‘tech gap’ in access to information and communication technologies (ICTs). Globally, the report estimates that there are currently 200 million fewer women online than men, and warns that the gap could grow to 350 million within the next three years if action is not taken.

Tuesday 24 September

Alcatel-Lucent extends microwave product leadership to help service providers meet the capacity crunch

Alcatel-Lucent is building on its leadership in microwave transmission technology with the addition to its portfolio of the ETSI-optimized 9500 Microwave Packet Radio (MPR) long-haul system.

The 9500 MPR long-haul system delivers more than eight times the capacity in a third of the footprint of traditional systems. As a result, it addresses demand for high-bandwidth, long-haul connectivity for both traditional and IP-based services, including IP video and 4G LTE, in Europe and in other parts of the world.

Thursday 26 September

BridgePoint Technologies Selected to Provide Managed Services for Symphony Clinical Research

BridgePoint Technologies announces today it has entered into an exclusive partnership with Symphony Clinical Research, the global service leader in providing in-home and alternate-site clinical services to patients in all phases of clinical trials.  Symphony Clinical Research has selected BridgePoint’s Managed Services to improve overall operational efficiency, ensure maximum uptime and drive business growth.

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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