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Connect-World’s Digest – Issue 23 – January 2014

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Connect-World’s Digest  – Issue 23 – January 201410th February 2014
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

PTC, Hawaii, January 19-22, 2014

TC`14 – The Pacific Telecommunication Council Conference 2014 was held in Honolulu, HI, United States on January 19-22, 2014.

The Pacific Telecommunication Council Conference 2014 was dedicated to new thinking and new strategies in the changing world of telecommunications:

  • New markets are creating new opportunities for growth

  • New technologies are driving shifts in price/performance and service architectures

  • New regulatory initiatives are attempting to change established Internet governance practices

  • New players are disrupting traditional business models, fostering new ecosystems, and restructuring relationships

  • New mobile technologies are creating new disruptions, from augmented reality and mobile payments to location based services

  • New cyber security threats are driving new policies at the highest levels of governments

  • The Internet of Things is driving big data and big bandwidth

PTC`14 – The Pacific Telecommunication Council Conference 2014 was dedicated to thought leaders, technologists, executives and policy-makers from:

  • Regulators and the regulated

  • Mobile, satellite, subsea, and terrestrial network operators

  • Developed and developing economies

ref: http://www.clocate.com/conference/PTC-14-The-Pacific-Telecommunication-Council-Conference-2014/32338/

Convergence India, Delhi, 21-23 January 2014

Exhibitions India Group is a trade promotion organization creating opportunities for investments, joint ventures and technology transfers. EI Group is an interface between business, Government, academia, society, media, etc. The Group has been in existence since 1987 and comprises of several strategic business units.

EI Group, is the organization behind the South Asia’s largest international ICT event “The Convergence India Expo”, the expo address many facets of the rapidly evolving ICT industry.

Themed as “Connecting India” the milestone edition- 23rd Convergence India 2015 will bring together the best minds in the ICT ecosystem under one roof to create an interactive platform for the companies to showcase their technical prowess, and tap into new business opportunities. The expo will focus on growth opportunities, future trends, upcoming technologies, and much more, for the ICT ecosystem stakeholders. The event features a wide spectrum of ICT verticals including telecom, mobility, broadcast, cable, satellite, entertainment, IT and information security etc.

The event is a B-2-B interface amongst industry stakeholders, and aims to provide a global showcase for cutting edge technologies, R&D and applications by creating an unparalleled business ambience.

ref: http://www.convergenceindia.org/conference-agenda.asp

ref: http://www.convergenceindia.org/about-us.asp

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Press Releases

Thursday 2 January

Opera Mediaworks expands Latin America presence to better service exploding demand in

2014 Opera Mediaworks, the world’s largest mobile advertising platform, today announced a substantial expansion of its presence in Latin America with the addition of a team spanning multiple countries to service the regional needs of advertisers and publishers. The team now joining Opera Mediaworks has formerly operated independently as Hunt Mobile Ads.

This expansion will allow Opera Mediaworks, a fully-owned subsidiary of Opera Software, to meet the growing demand for mobile ad inventory and impressions in one of the fastest-growing mobile markets in the world.

Wednesday 8 January

BICS enables LTE roaming in 44 countries

BICS enables LTE roaming for more than 95 million subscribers through more than 70 providers worldwide

LTE roaming services now available in 44 countries, spanning four continents, supported by all-new IP signalling infrastructure

Thursday 9 January

Cisco Study Says Internet of Everything (IoE) Can Create Savings, Increase Productivity and Revenue for Governments Globally, While Improving Citizen

The Internet of Everything could generate $4.6 Trillion in value for public sector organizations over the next decade, according to a new study released by Cisco today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The Internet of Everything (IoE) can help governments create value by saving money, improving employee productivity, generating new revenue (without raising taxes) and enhancing citizen benefits.

Wednesday 15 January

Palo Alto Networks Raises the Bar on Battling Sophisticated Cyber Attacks

Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE: PANW), the leader in enterprise security, today announced enhancements to its enterprise security platform that increase advanced threat detection and prevention capabilities for its customers worldwide. Most significantly, this includes enhancements to the Palo Alto Networks WildFire™ service that enable quick discovery and elimination of previously unknown malware, zero-day exploits, and advanced persistent threats (APTs).

Thursday 16 January

European Commission focuses on IT education for young people

The European Commission has released a series of videos to encourage school and university pupils to engage with IT and learn more about how concepts like cloud computing affect their everyday lives. The lack of computer skills amongst young people is damaging job prospects, and the videos are one of the initiatives to improve that situation.

Friday 17 January

Mobile World Congress 2014 to become World’s largest certified carbon neutral tradeshow

GSMA Increases Environmental Commitment to Reducing Carbon Footprint, Pursues International Certification of Mobile World Congress as Carbon Neutral

The GSMA today announced that the 2014 Mobile World Congress will be the world’s largest tradeshow certified to have a zero carbon footprint. The GSMA will certify Mobile World Congress as carbon neutral through the internationally recognised PAS 2060 standard; official certification will be awarded once the event is completed and official data on emissions can be obtained.

Tuesday 21 January

The Future Networked Car drives to the Geneva Motor Show

An ITU international symposium, the ‘Future Networked Car’, will be held 5-6 March 2014 at the Geneva Motor Show. The free-of-charge, open-to-all event will host experts from the automotive and ICT fields to discuss the accelerating convergence within the two industry sectors set to introduce safer, more energy-efficient vehicles and intelligent transport systems (ITS).

Thursday 23 January

Dragonwave, GOGO enabling connectivity at 30,00 feet

ragonWave Inc. (TSX: DWI; NASDAQ: DRWI) a leading global supplier of packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access networks, today announced it has been selected as a microwave solutions provider for backhaul connectivity as part of Gogo‘s ongoing expansion efforts. Gogo is a leading provider of in-flight services, having equipped more than 2,000 commercial aircraft and more than 6,500 business jets with its exclusive online solutions. The DragonWave Horizon Quantum and Horizon Compact+ radios offer the performance parameters for linking Gogo’s remote tower locations back into a wired network.

Ooredoo donates to Indonesian flood relief efforts

Ooredoo and Indonesian operating company, Indosat, have this week both pledged emergency aid in support of disaster relief efforts to help Indonesian communities and people most affected by recent flooding. Recognising the importance of communicating freely during a crisis Indosat was the first provider to offer free access to its services to those affected.

Following another unusually heavy rainy season, Manado in the country’s North Sulawesi region has been most impacted with other areas seriously affected by the floods including Jakarta, Bekasi and Subang. The total population affected by the floods is estimated to be 100,000 with this number expected to grow over coming weeks. In Manado, currently worst affected by the seasonal flooding, the floods have created 50,000 refugees and damaged thousands of houses in the area. Sadly, 19 people have also lost their life in the floods.

Monday 27 January

ITU experts explore ways forward in dynamic spectrum usage

Key industry players, regulators, operators, manufacturers and research institutions gathered in Geneva at an ITU Workshop on White Spaces and Cognitive Radio Systems (CRS).

White Spaces’ refer to radiofrequencies which may be used at given times and locations without causing harmful interference to, or claiming protection from, incumbent radio services. CRS refer to a radio system capable of obtaining knowledge on its environment and dynamically adjusting its operational parameters accordingly in order to operate without causing harmful interference.Twenty five thousand up – Fast-growing service for mobile workers hits major landmark

WorkSnug, the fast-growing service which connects mobile workers to laptop friendly cafés, has hit 25,000 user reviews. Often described in the media as “a specialist Yelp”, WorkSnug is a reviews engine and set of tools for the modern day, laptop-toting road warrior. WorkSnug’s global reviewers visit and assess the world’s coffee shops, business lounges, co-working centres and other mobile working hotspots. They review each place, concentrating on noise levels, comfort, power-provision, even the quality of the coffee. Review data is captured and shared with the rest of the WorkSnug community through apps for iPhone, Google Play, Nokia and the website at worksnug.com.

Wednesday 29 January

PEI-Genesis Unveils Multilingual Website: Complete Online Transactions in German, Italian, French, Spanish and Chinese

PEI-Genesis, Inc., one of the world’s fastest assemblers of precision connectors and power supplies, announces the launch of its multilingual website. Now, customers will be able to complete transactions in German, Italian, French, Spanish and Chinese through its website at www.peigenesis.com.

“We have customers and partners world-wide and our enhanced website will improve our ability to expand the reach of our services and expertise,” says Russel Dorwart, President & COO, PEI-Genesis. “We continue to see an increased demand for precision connectors and power supplies across the globe and we want to ensure we are meeting the needs of our expanding marketplace.”

Friday 31 January

NSN completes most extensive live VoLTE tests in China Mobile’s TD-LTE network

Nokia Solutions and Networks has successfully completed the world’s first live video call and an extensive set of test cases for Voice over LTE (VoLTE) in China Mobile’s (CMCC) pre-commercial TD-LTE network in Fuzhou. The trials included NSN’s enhanced Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (eSRVCC) solution for a seamless experience and optimized behavior.

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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