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Connect-World’s Digest – Issue 29 – July 2014

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Connect-World’s Digest  – Issue 29 – July 201431st 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

Total Telecom Network Management Show, London, 1-2 July 2014

Total Telecom Network Management Show took place in London, UK for a period of two days. In this international trade show all kinds of strategies and technologies which are required for networking management are given supreme importance. The main purpose of this expo is to make the industry related to telecommunication and networking conscious of the advanced techniques which helps in the improvement of this industry. Total Telecom Network Management Show provides a proper platform for decision makers and the professionals related to the networking management sector. The expo aims to bring some contemporary changes in the IT infrastructure of telecommunication industry.

Ref: http://10times.com/totaltelecom-network-management

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Wednesday 2 July

ZTE proposes first pre-5G concept

ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, has introduced its first pre-5G concept.


At the LTE World Summit 2014 in Nice, France, ZTE announced that under certain conditions some 5G technologies can provide a 5G-like user experience on 4G terminals without changing the air interface standards.


“With next-generation 5G technologies being deployed in 2020, there were industry concerns over what technologies will be used in the next six years,” said Dr Xiang Jiying, ZTE’s CTO of wireless products. “To address this, ZTE proposes to apply some of the 5G technology on top of 4G to meet users’ requirements.”


Wednesday 9 July

Millicom launches mobile education service EduMe in Africa and Latin America

Millicom launches mobile education service EduMe in Africa and Latin America Stockholm, 9 July, 2014 – Millicom (Stockholmsbörsen: MIC), the international telecommunications and media company, announced today the launch of its EduMe English service, a low-cost mobile English language learning course that is available exclusively to Tigo’s customers in Rwanda by subscription or on demand. EduMe English is a new and unique way to learn English on any mobile phone, offering the student the opportunity to decide when and where to learn.


Thursday 10 July

European Commission launches “Connected Communities”

European Commission launches its “Connected Communities” initiative Call for local, regional and national leaders to take advantage of new EU broadband funding and support Today the European Commission launches its “Connected Communities” initiative – an umbrella for several systems designed to connect towns, cities, local broadband partnerships and operators to the advice they need to access finance and develop tailored business models for bringing fast broadband to their community. All parties working at a local, regional and national level are invited to submit their concepts and plans for broadband deployment projects to the European Commission.


Friday 11 July

Arianespace Launches O3b Satellites on Soyuz Mission

Kourou, French Guiana — On Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 3:55 pm local time in French Guiana, Arianespace successfully performed its second launch for O3b Networks, following the successful launch of the operator’s first four satellites last year. With this eighth Soyuz launch from the Guiana Space Center, all successful, Arianespace proves its long-term support for new operators and helps reduce the world’s digital divide. The O3b mission will provide low-cost, high-speed Internet access to the “other 3 billion” people on Earth.


Monday 14 July

Alcatel-Lucent Social Responsibility in South & East Africa

The Alcatel-Lucent South Africa (http://www.alcatel-lucent.com)  team conducts regular employee engagement activities and on Friday, May 30th 2014 they hosted 10 “Bridging for Life” (http://bit.ly/1korLdG) learners from the Ponelopele High School, through the yearly campaign “Take a girl child to work”. 


Valued Citizens Initiative’s (VCI) (http://www.valuedcitizens.co.za/about-vci) learners had the opportunity to engage with the team and learn about various career paths such as Pre-sales, Sales, Finance, Human Resources, Communication and Marketing. Our Bridging for Life learners questioned the world of work and how we plan growth in Africa as the second largest continent in the world, with rich diversity, culture and challenges. 


The UK’s broadband isn’t up to speed, says FSB

The UK’s broadband isn’t up to speed, says FSB In a new report published today, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is calling for Government to adopt much more ambitious targets for rolling out high speed broadband for businesses across the UK. With an estimated 45,000 firms still on dial up, and many more struggling with speeds lower than 2 Megabits per second (Mbps), it is clear that while the residential market may be seeing the benefits of high speed broadband, this is often not the case for the business community.


Thursday 17 July

Launch of Friendly WiFi schem

The Friendly WiFi scheme was officially launched today. This time last year, David Cameron announced that the UK’s main WiFi providers had committed to an agreement for content filtering across all public WiFi networks easily accessible by children and young people. The PM also stated that he wanted a logo for public WiFi providers to use. This logo would show customers that the WiFi is filtered and access to inappropriate content is blocked.


Monday 21 July

Orange to improve Internet connectivity in West Africa through launch of first very large-capacity IP Point of Presence

Orange to improve Internet connectivity in West Africa through launch of first very large-capacity IP Point of Presence The Abidjan IP PoP will facilitate the expansion of the African IP Market ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, July 16, 2014 – Orange (http://www.orange.com) has opened today West Africa’s first very large-capacity IP Point of Presence (PoP). The operational launch of this facility, which is located in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, is set to enhance Internet connectivity in the sub-region by offering faster connection speeds and improved reliability for wholesale customers.



Tuesday 22 July

Sign Language telephony provider is West Midlands most innovative business

Sign language provider is West Midlands’ most innovative business A Birmingham-based sign language provider has been named the most forward-thinking business in the West Midlands after receiving a prestigious award in the Innovator category at the Business Masters Awards 2014. As Britain’s first dedicated Sign Language interpreter, Sign Solutions has been providing translation services across the UK since 1998 but was awarded the accolade following the introduction of its unique ‘InterpretersLive!’ service. Connecting Deaf people to interpreters via a video link, ‘InterpretersLive!’ allows for instant access to translators through PCs, tablets and smartphones. Sean Nicholson, founder and CEO at Sign.


Wednesday 23 July

African call centers have moved from telephone calls into SMS text messaging

Interactive Alliance advocates creation of call centre association across Africa – With leading edge technologies such as speech recognition and voice commands, call centres have evolved and transcended beyond ordinary telephone calls – African call centers have moved from telephone calls into SMS text messaging LAGOS, Nigeria, July 22, 2014 – Christopher Bell, Interactive Intelligence’s Channel Manager for Africa (http://www.inin.com), has recently called for the creation of a call centre association for Nigeria and other African countries as a way of promoting a standard for call centres. He mentions that such associations have already been set up in Zambia and…


Friday 25 July

eBay & LVMH settle lengthy lawsuit over fake goods: NetNames comment

Gary McIlraith, CEO of NetNames, the online brand protection specialist, comments on counterfeiting in the luxury goods sector in light of eBay and LVMH settling a lengthy lawsuit over fake goods:


Internet of Things set to Disrupt and Revolutionise Manufacturing

The disruptive power of Forcam’s Smart Factory technology so impressed US

company growth consultants Frost and Sullivan that they have awarded it

their ‘New Product Innovation Leadership Award’ for 2014. World-wide, Forcam

is a leader in the application of the Internet of things (IoT) in shop-floor

applications. More than 50,000 machine tools and processes are under the

control of its Factory Framework shop floor manufacturing execution system

(MES) software.


Monday 28 July

World’s Leading ICT Standards Organizations Collaborate on Emerging Technologies

World’s Leading ICT Standards Organizations Collaborate on Emerging Technologies Sophia Antipolis, 28 July 2014: The 18th meeting of the Global Standards Collaboration (GSC), a senior-level gathering of the world’s leading information and communication technologies (ICT) standards organizations, took place on 22 – 23 July 2014, hosted by ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) in Sophia Antipolis, France. GSC enhances co-operation among standards organizations from different regions of the world to facilitate the exchange of information on standards development, build synergies and reduce duplication of work. This GSC meeting focused on three topics where standards play a major role in the development…




Tuesday 29 July

Illinois Rural HealthNet Retains INOC for Advanced NOC Support

Operations Center (NOC) and global provider of NOC monitoring, reporting and support services, announces that it has been selected by the Illinois Rural HealthNet (IRHN) to aid in the design and configuration, 24×7 NOC Support and engineering of its latest fiber-optic network upgrade.  The IRHN is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization of health care providers dedicated to deploying and maintaining a high-speed network to improve the connection and flow of vital information between rural hospitals and health care clinics in Illinois.


Over 50 LTE networks launched this year, total is 318 in 111 countries

Over 50 LTE networks launched this year, total is 318 in 111 countries July 28, 2014: 318 operators have commercially launched LTE networks and service in 111 countries, according to data released today by GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) in its latest Evolution to LTE report. Israel, Madagascar and the Northern Mariana Islands are amongst the latest nations to access commercial LTE mobile broadband service for the first time. 51 LTE networks have launched so far in 2014. The total number of commercial LTE networks is expected to be more than 350 by the end of this year.

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
Connect-World Magazines
United Kingdom
Email: anthony.weaver@connect-world.com
Web: www.connect-world.com
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