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Connect-World’s Digest – Issue 28 – June 2014

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Connect-World’s Digest  – Issue 28 – June 20141st July 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

CommunicAsia, Singapore, 17-20 June 2014


Known as Asia’s largest integrated info-communications technology event, CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT2014 ended positively with international trade attendees having the opportunity to network, witness the launch of several latest innovations, engage in business opportunities and gained insightful knowledge. The 4-day event which spans across 3 levels of Marina Bay Sands, Singapore attracted over 33,000 international trade attendees.


Trade attendees were also treated with 3 new thematic NXT Clusters – NXT Connected Services, NXT Enterprises and NXT Cities in the exhibition halls. The technology tours, enriching sessions such as Myanmar Connect and SME Day and exhibitors’ product demonstrations and insightful presentations at Studio NXT also drew favorable responses from the trade attendees.


Attendees were also able to experience the convergence of technologies effectively across the info communication, entertainment and broadcasting industries with BroadcastAsia2014 being held under one-roof on Level 4 & 5.

ref: http://www.communicasia.com/index.php/to-exhibit/communicasia2014-show-review/


BroadcastAsia, Singapore, 17-20 June 2014


BroadcastAsia2014 – Asia’s most established broadcasting, film and digital multimedia event returns to Singapore.BroadcastAisa2014, Asia’s most acclaimed exhibition and knowledge platform for the international broadcasting, film and digital multimedia industry, will return to Marina Bay Sands Singapore from 17 to 20 June 2014. Showcasing the newest innovations and cutting edge technologies, this business event is recognised by industry professionals as the most relevant arena for business networking opportunities. Gather topical knowledge and insights, and get to exchange ideas with leading industry players and thought leaders at the conferences.


ProfessionalAudioTechnology2014, incorporated with BroadcastAsia2014, is an international showcase for professional audio equipment, services and technology. Featuring the latest in professional audio technology and solutions, ProfessionalAudioTechnology draws industry professionals from radio broadcasting, audio production / post-production, and live event and entertainment production.The BroadcastAsia International Conference and Creative Content Production Conference will bring together thought leaders and like-minded professionals from the broadcasting and media arenas to share business strategies for future broadcasting and content production.

ref: http://10times.com/broadcast-asia

ref: http://www.broadcast-asia.com/

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Thursday 5 June

Millicom, Airtel and Zantel announce Africa’s first mobile money interoperability agreement

Millicom, Airtel and Zantel announce Africa’s first mobile money interoperability agreement Stockholm, 4 June, 2014 – The subsidiary of Millicom (Stockholmsbörsen: MIC) in Tanzania, Tigo, joined with Airtel and Zantel today to announce Africa’s first agreement to allow their customers in the country to send money to each other whether using Tigo Pesa, Airtel Money or EzyPesa on their mobile handsets. The service is expected to begin this month. This is the first agreement in Africa to adopt interoperable mobile money services, whereby one network allows another network’s customers to send money to its own clients

Tuesday 10 June

Ericsson mobility report: Mobile internet usage to increase at twice the global rate in five years in Sub-Saharan Africa

           Mobile internet use doubling year-on-year, with usage expected to increase 20 times in the next five years

           By 2017, 3G technology will outstrip 2G to become the region’s dominant form of mobile connection

           Ericsson predicts 930 million mobile subscriptions in Sub-Saharan Africa by the end of 2019, with 557m smartphone and 710m broadband subscriptions


Internet of Things controls street lighting

Internet of Things controls street lighting Cambridge, UK, 10 June 2014: TTP and Mayflower have announced that they have completed development of the latest wireless smart lighting control system. An example of the Internet of Things (IoT) in action, this latest design offers over a 50% reduction in power consumption compared to existing smart lighting systems along with enhanced reliability, improved radio range and class leading metering accuracy.

Wednesday 11 June

All you need to know about the new .uk domain

All you need to know about the new .uk domain Launch of .uk is good news for British businesses The launch of .uk, the UK new country-code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD) is good news for Britain and for small to medium sized businesses throughout the country. According to 123-reg, the UK’s leading domain registrar, the new extension will help to drive relevance and availability in the UK domain space. Matt Mansell, Group Managing Director at 123-reg’s parent company, Host Europe Group, said: “After an extensive planning and consultation process, it’s exciting that .uk is finally hitting the domain market.

Friday 13 June

World Summit on the Information Society 10-year review sets

vision for post-2015 development agenda

More than 1600 participants including around 100 Government Ministers and leaders from international organizations, from business, civil society and academia are meeting in Geneva this week to review progress on the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) over the last ten years and to set priorities for the post-2015 development agenda.

Sunday 15 June

Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit launches to protect businesses and consumers from the growing exploit threat

Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit launches to protect businesses and consumers from the growing exploit threat New technology uses three layers of defense to prevent exploits targeting everyday applications and defeating security software to conduct cyber-espionage and carry out large-scale data theft June 12, 2014, San Jose: Malwarebytes today announced the launch of Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, a new technology designed to protect companies and home users from the growing threat of known and unknown zero-day exploits, which effectively bypass traditional security software. Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit is designed to protect against vulnerabilities in mass-market applications such as browsers, Java, document readers, media players and others.


British Businesses needing to invest in communications infrastructure to expand globally

British Businesses Plan Global Expansion In Response to Economic Upturn · 77 per cent of domestic British businesses planning to expand internationally thanks to strengthening economy · Over half require improved communication infrastructure to realise international ambitions 17th June 2014, London: More than three quarters (77%) of British businesses, that class themselves as only operating domestically, are planning to expand into international markets within the next two years, according to the ‘Global Pioneering Spirit’ Survey conducted for Truphone, the first global mobile network without country borders.


St Pancras International launches UK’s most powerful station WiFi

St Pancras International launches UK’s most powerful station WiFi HS1 Ltd, owner of the grade 1 listed St Pancras International, today announced that it is rolling out the highest performance WiFi in a public space in the UK, and in doing so, is creating the most advanced internet infrastructure in any train station in the UK. The new advertising-supported system, which will be rolled out from today, is the first installment of a two-phase major upgrade, designed and operated by WIFI Metropolis.

Monday 16 June

Mobile Operators Present Initial 5G Requirements

The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance presented end-to-end requirements for 5G at its NGMN Forum meeting in June. Leading global Operator, Vendor and Research representatives gathered to review the initial results of the Alliance’s 5G initiative and to give guidance on the way forward.


Earlier this year, the NGMN Board – CTOs from 20 leading international operators – had made the decision to focus the future NGMN activities on defining the end-to-end requirements for 5G in an industry White Paper. A unique, global initiative with a team of more than 100 experts is now working on the definition of these consolidated operator requirements intended to support the standardisation and subsequent availability of 5G from 2020.

Wednesday 18 June

Nokia enhances train safety and speed with next generation GSM-R solutions

Evolves GSM-R solution to enable automated train control, help railway operators handle 40% more train traffic. Nokia is further evolving its portfolio to help train operators improve operational safety and efficiency. The company’s new GSM-R* (Global System for Mobile Communications – Railway) product generation for automated train control provides effective and reliable communication of critical real-time information for high-speed train operations. With Nokia’s GSM-R supporting automated train control, train operators can now handle up to 40% more train traffic while simultaneously ensuring safety of operations.

Friday 20 June

NuRAN Wireless selected by Rhizomatica to connect Mexico’s rural communities

NuRAN Wireless, a leading supplier of mobile and broadband wireless solutions, has been selected by Rhizomatica to connect Mexico’s rural communities. Rhizomatica is a non-profit organization based in Oaxaca, Mexico, whose mission is to enable access to mobile telecommunications for the over 2 billion people without affordable coverage and the 700 million with none at all. To this end, the organization thoroughly investigated ways to bring mobile connectivity to low-density, low-income, rural areas.

Monday 23 June

Gilat Utilizes Intelsat Satellite Services to Deliver Broadband Connectivity to Schools and Communities in Rural Colombia

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), the world’s leading provider of satellite services, and Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, today announced a multi-year, multi-transponder agreement under which Gilat Colombia will use Intelsat Ku-band capacity on Intelsat 907 at 332.5° East to support the Kioscos Vive Digital 2 (KVDII) project.


KDVII provides connectivity to rural communities and schools in six regions within the framework of the Colombian Ministry’s national Kioscos Phase 2/VIVE DIGITAL project.  Gilat’s SkyEdge II WebEnhance was chosen to be used in four of these, including the regions serviced by Gilat Colombia. Under the agreement between the companies, Gilat Colombia will use Intelsat’s satellite services for the three year initiative. As part of the project, Gilat will integrate its SkyEdge II WebEnhance data networking platform with Intelsat’s satellite services to provide internet connectivity to 1,903 kiosks within rural communities located in Colombia.

Wednesday 25 June

Free WiFi major factor to economic recovery says IT entrepreneur

“Free WiFi can only be a good thing as we all do more messaging on the move. It reduces that irritating ‘downtime’ when we are commuting and help to alleviate some of the stress commuters feel from not using their time productively,” said Gary David Smith – co-founder of Prism Solutions.


“This initiative has helped people to balance their working day. When they get to the office they will be able to concentrate on their specific tasks and not just the sorting and replying to messages,” said Mr Smith – whose company supplies complete IT support to over 1,000 SME’s nationwide.


Is it time for African insurers to review their mobile strategies?

In a report by Juergen Weiss based on the Gartner 2013 Global CIO survey, it is predicted that by 2015 at least 40% of the currently existing insurance-related, customer-facing mobile applications will be abandoned due to lack of demand. The reason for this low adoption is down to two main facts –  that insurers have not designed their applications in a way that makes consumers want to use them and secondly, that consumers are simply not aware when these apps are available.


Launch of World’s First Global Private Cloud Network Kick Starts the Internet Privacy Revolution

Milestone in Privacy Movement Finally Shifts Balance of Digital Power & Revenue to Consumers. Respect Network has launched public registration for the world’s first global network for trusted private data sharing today in London City Hall in a move that is set to restore privacy on the Internet. Over 70 founding partners from London to Tel Aviv and from Seattle to Sydney have joined the effort, bringing significant scale and expertise to the development of this new network.

Friday 27 June

Astra Connect to Help Trial Superfast Broadband to UK’s Final Five Percent

Astra Connect to Help Trial Superfast Broadband to UK’s Final Five Percent Luxembourg, 27 June 2014. SES Broadband Services (SBBS) today announced its Astra Connect solution will be used as part of a pilot program to connect homes and businesses in the UK which cannot benefit from a Fibre-to-the-Cabinet deployment due to their remote locations. The Government’s Department for Culture, Media & Sport selected SBBS’ distribution partner Satellite Internet to receive a grant after the British-based ISP applied for a part of its Broadband Delivery UK £10million Innovation Fund, which was announced earlier this year to explore ways to take…

For more information on the news items, please visit our press releases webpage detailed below. https://www.connect-world.com/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
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Email: anthony.weaver@connect-world.com
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