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Connect-World’s Digest – Issue 30 – August 2014

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Connect-World’s Digest  – Issue 30 – August 2014 4th September 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

Cloud World Forum Latin America, 26-27 August 2014

The cloud market is growing at a rate of 30% annually and expected to reach US$ 230 billion by the end of 2014.With an anticipated 35% year on year growth up to 2016, Latin America has secured its position as one of the hottest market for cloud globally. What is more, Enterprise IT executives are faced with constant technological advances and the need to innovate to deal with current market requisites.


Led by end-users and the world’s leading Cloud service providers, the Cloud World Forum Latin America brings together leading enterprises from Brasil and the Latin American region to learn, meet and debate the future of IT.

Cloud End-users will learn how to secure the quick pace and IT efficiency that  the business demands, with decreasing operational costs and without jeopardizing the company’s growth. Another big challenge addressed at the

CWF LatAm is how to modernize the systems in a balanced and structured way.


The Cloud World Forum LatAm is the only event looking at Cloud Computing from a telecom operator perspective, while also taking into account the distinctive regional framework. Attendees have a unique opportunity to learn from the experience of Brasilian and regional telecom operators that have already moved ‘into the Cloud’, from the making of the business case to choosing and tailoring the right Cloud offer for your company.


The Cloud World Forum Latam gives you the Tools, Benchmarking and Debates to Deal More Efficiently with your Short, Medium and Long Term IT Challenges! Join in the leaders of IT in Sao Paulo this coming August.

ref: http://latam.cloudworldseries.com/

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Thursday 28 August

EXFO sheds light into NFV performance

EXFO Launches Real-Time Network Performance Monitoring Solution EXFO Xtract that delivers customized information for complete network performance visibility QUEBEC CITY, CANADA, August 28, 2014 – EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO; TSX: EXF) today unveiled EXFO Xtract, a comprehensive monitoring platform using a combination of patented software engines to collect, analyze, correlate and report on real-time, historical, and predicted events in the network. This solution offers complete visibility of network infrastructure performance through a distributed polling system with the ability to monitor millions of elements in real time. With the marked rise of virtualization and cloud-based service offerings, the need for reliable, high-performance…



Thursday 21 August

Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia to Open the SCTE™ Sixth Balkan Broadband Conference and Exhibition


The Society for Broadband Professionals, is delighted to confirm that Rasim Ljajić, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, Serbia, will deliver the opening presentation at the Society’s sixth Balkan Broadband conference and exhibition in Belgrade, Serbia on 2 October 2014. His presentation will focus on the current broadband environment in Serbia. Keynote presentations from Andrija Bednarik, President, PUKOS (Business Association of Cable Operators of Serbia); Dr. Aleksandra Gagic, Head of Unit for Cable Access Network Planning and Development, Telekom Srbija; and Goran Poposki, President, South East Europe Broadband Council (SEEBC) will follow. The conference agenda is available online at http://www.thescte.eu/index.php/events/scte-balkan-conference-and-exhibition/downloads.



Tomorrow’s Technology Today

Discover Tomorrow’s Technology Today at Broadband World Forum A brand new free to attend educational theatre on the exhibition floor at Broadband World Forum, taking place 21-23 October at the RAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, will see tomorrow’s technology demonstrated to an international audience of service providers. “The Next Big Thing” is set to be a hub for some of the biggest topics to be discussed during the event where we explore Tomorrow’s Technology Today with some of our biggest speakers including the CTO of Telekom Austria, International Carrier CEO from Orange and the Vice President Mobile Access from Deutsche Telekom.…


Wednesday 20 August

Long Term Rise in LTE Across North America

North America, globally the largest market for LTE subscriptions, will continue to see a rise in LTE subscribers throughout the coming years according to forecasts. LTE connections in North America grew to 115 million subscriptions, representing 30 percent of the 387 million total mobile subscriptions in the region at the end of the first quarter of 2014 alone. LTE connections are expected to hit about 131 million with a 33 percent share of mobile subscriptions when reporting is finalized for the second quarter. With four nationwide service providers achieving widespread coverage, the North American market remains in the leadership position of LTE market share worldwide. Operators are upgrading their networks with Voice over LTE (VoLTE), Self-Organizing Networks (SON), the beginning of Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), plus the launch of LTE-Advanced and its many feature sets. Serving as a platform to discuss the next steps for LTE to meet increasing data traffic demands, LTE North America 2014, the leading 4G event in the region, will take place later this year from November 18 to 20 in Dallas.



Telent in record breaking Transport for London (TfL) traffic signals project

Pioneering technology services company, telent Technology Services Ltd, has won a record contract worth well over £100m as part of a major award from Transport for London (TfL). The overall contract is an eight-year agreement, apportioned to three suppliers, that will see the capital’s 6,000 traffic signals upgraded and maintained to the latest, greenest standards. telent’s contract is believed to be the largest single traffic signal supply and maintenance contract ever awarded in the UK. telent, with operations throughout London and the rest of the…


Tuesday 19 August

Healthcare better connected with integrated BridgeHead and Forcare solution

Healthcare better connected with integrated BridgeHead and Forcare solution ASHTEAD, UK – August, 19th, 2014 – BridgeHead Software, a leader in Healthcare Data Management (HDM), partners with Forcare, the leading provider of software solutions in the Health Information Exchange (HIE) sector. Together, the two companies are offering hospitals across Europe, the Middle East and Africa a best-of-breed solution that leverages BridgeHead’s and Forcare’s market leading vendor neutral archive (VNA)[1] and XDS solutions respectively. It is estimated that medical imaging data is responsible for one-third of the total global storage market and is the equivalent of 1.2 billion average hard drives.[2]…


Monday 18 August

Movitel – An evidence of Viettel’s successful business model in Africa

Movitel – An evidence of Viettel’s successful business model in Africa By Quang Phuong* MAPUTO, Mozambique, August 18, 2014 – Movitel, a joint venture between Vietnam’s telecommunication Viettel Group and Mozambique’s SPI, has won the Mobile Innovations Awards for enterprises in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. This is the third consecutive year in a row that Movitel has been selected for the coveted award for its achievements and innovation in mobile technology. This category presented to Movitel is not open for individual entries but considered by the Judges based on all the shortlisted entries in the awards.…


SES to Deliver DTH Broadcast Services Across French Speaking Countries in West Africa

SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that it will be delivering direct-to-home (DTH) broadcast television across French-speaking countries in Sub-Saharan Africa for the Lomé-based consortium of West African broadcasters led by Africable and Media Plus. The multi-year contract for two transponders will allow the new platform to deliver direct-to-home (DTH) television from its Bamako Teleport to member countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (also known by its French acronym UEMOA). The roll-out begins on…





Monday 15 August

Amazon finally attacks literature – not only the wealthy are at risk

The well-publicized legal battle: Amazon vs. Hachette, has given a glimpse into Amazon’s effect on large publishing moguls as Amazon takes domination over the publishing industry, but their effect on the world of literature and culture as a whole is just becoming apparent as they begin damaging the lives of individual literary writers.


 Novelist Roman Payne lives the romantic—almost stereotypically romantic—life of a novelist: Born and raised in Seattle, he left home at 18 to travel the world.  After many years suffering the hardships of the road, he moved to Paris where he lived like the writer in the film “Moulin Rouge!”, penning novels while starving in a Parisian attic.  Although he experienced some success and occasional periods of good fortune along the way, his life was mostly that of the “struggling artist” of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.


Thursday 14 August

Heathrow launches world first airfield 4G data network

Heathrow launches world first airfield 4G data network Heathrow has become the first commercial airport in the world to launch a mission critical 4G LTE network on its airfield. As the world’s busiest two runway airport, Heathrow’s 4.7 square mile airfield sees an aircraft take off and land every 45 seconds. The new 4G technology means operations teams will now enjoy an improved communications system, enabling better collaboration between teams who might be situated on opposite sides of the airfield. Other benefits include an integrated inspection and maintenance system for runway and taxiway safety teams and gathering real time defect…


Wednesday 13 August

Recession has been Good for IT Sector, Say a Fifth of Staff

Recession has been Good for IT Sector Say a Fifth of Staff · One in five IT and technology staff believe change resulting from the recession has had a positive impact on the industry · A third of IT workers feel the sector is now significantly different compared to pre-crash · But nearly half of tech professionals believe more change is necessary to improve the sector A fifth of the UK’s IT and technology professionals feel that change brought on by the economic downturn has had a positive impact on the sector, according to Randstad Technologies, the specialist recruiter.


Tuesday 12 August

Copper switch-off skirts around Digital Britain vision – comment from Exponential-e

Copper switch-off skirts around Digital Britain vision – comment from Exponential-e The Department for Culture Media & Sport has published its Digital Communications Infrastructure Strategy consultation which has raised the prospect of switching off the UK’s copper telephone network. Following this latest news, please see below for comment from Steven Harrison, lead technologist at Exponential-e. “For the UK to remain competitive, digital plumbing is essential for every home and business. Suggestions of switching-off the copper telephone network are skirting around the real issue; providing universal access to high-quality, high-speed broadband across all areas of the country.


Wednesday 6 August

Tungsten responds to Osborne SME initiative

Tungsten responds to Osborne SME initiative Edi Truell (Chief Executive Officer) at Tungsten Network commented: “We welcome George Osborne’s initiative to improve access to finance for small businesses. According to the Bank of England, the growth rate in the stock of lending to SMEs has been negative for the past four years across a range of measures, and there is now £40bn owing to UK SMEs in late payments, according to Bacs. One of the core reasons for setting up Tungsten Bank was to help businesses access much-needed finance.


Tuesday 5 August

Asia Continues to Lead the Global LTE Market

Asia Continues to Lead the Global LTE Market Singapore, 05 August 2014 – As advanced countries such as China, Japan, South Korea and Indonesia continue to make strides in rolling out LTE to optimise their voice, video, messaging and Data services, Asia is undoubtedly leading the LTE evolution. With the number of users of next-generation LTE technology in the region forecast to surpass 120 million by 2015[i], Asia is one of the most dominant LTE markets, compared to its global counterparts.


Monday 4 August

Standard Bank: In the next five years it is likely that almost every adult African will have a mobile phone

Africa offers US firms a compelling trade and investment opportunity – Standard Bank.

The number of mobile phone users in Africa has multiplied 33 times since 2000 and in the next five years it is likely that almost every adult African will have a mobile phone. Over 50% of urban Africans are already online, a figure that is likely to grow rapidly over the next decade


Sunday 3 August

Myanmar’s under-developed telecoms market is set to become the world’s fastest-growing

Myanmar’s under-developed telecoms market is set to become the world’s fastest-growing Ovum forecasts 29.3% CAGR in mobile subscriptions from end-2013 to end-2019 London, 1 August 2014 – Myanmar, the world’s largest country with a mobile-operator monopoly, will this month launch its first privately-owned mobile network. The entry of private player Ooredoo will see a rapid growth in mobile subscriptions and revenue in the country. According to Ovum’s latest research, Myanmar’s mobile subscriptions will grow at 29.3% CAGR to 32.3 million at end-2019. Mobile revenue will grow at a similarly rapid rate as a result of the new competition.

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
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