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Connect-World’s Digest  – Issue 32 – October 2014 3rd November 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.

https://www.connect-world.com/index.php/press-releases


Trade Events

LTE Voice Summit, 7-8 October 2014, London

The LTE Voice Summit 2014 addressed the current challenges, issues and ways to optimize the networks that have come forth from trials and live deployments, seeing case studies from LG Uplus, SK Telecom, NTT Docomo, 3 UK & many more sharing their VoLTE experience.

Further more this year’s summit concentrated on how operators can leverage VoLTE networks

to protect critical voice revenues from attrition, and partnering with OTT players would be beneficial.

Ref: http://voice.lteconference.com/

IP EXPO Europe, 8-9 October, London

IP EXPO Europe is Europe’s leading cloud and IT infrastructure event for those looking to find out how the latest IT innovations can drive their business.

The event showcases brand new exclusive content and senior level insights from across the industry, as well as unveiling the latest developments in IT.

IP EXPO Europe now incorporates Cyber Security EXPO and Data Centre EXPO. Bringing together 300+ exhibitors and 300+ free to attend seminars all under one roof, IP EXPO Europe is the only must attend event of the year for CIOs, heads of IT, technology experts and engineers.

Ref: http://www.ipexpo.co.uk/Highlights

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VSAT Mobility 2014
28 – 29 October 2014

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Gitex Technology Week, 12-16 October 2014, Dubai

GITEX Technology Week finishes today, with the 34th edition of the event drawing in more than 3,700 exhibitors from 61 countries, and 100,000 visitors from 150 countries.

Companies including Cisco, Ericsson, Avaya, Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Dell, HP, Microsoft, Etisalat and du all announced deals and strategic agreements during the show. The event also saw a major focus on Smart City and Smart Government initiatives and their impact on the region.

Ref: http://www.itp.net/600487-gitex-2014-comes-to-a-close

Ref: http://www.gitex.com/Content/GITEX-2014-Themes

Futurecom, 13-16 October 2014, Sao Paulo

The Largest and most qualified Event of ICT in Latin America

The purpose of Futurecom is to gather Market Forces and offer to Companies and Professional participants a stimulating environment for Business Development and Networking.

Ref: http://en.futurecom.com.br/about.php

Carriers World 2014, 14-15 October 2014, London

The conference on Carriers World aims at providing an international forum for addressing the issues, scope, challenges and advancing techniques in telecom industry. Carriers World included interactive panel discussions, live debates, workshops, roundtable brainstorms, showcases, exhibitions and other networking opportunities with eminent leaders. It was an outstanding opportunity for professionals such as: fixed line operators, mobile operators, carriers carrier, submarine operators, managed it services provider, IPVPN services, OSS, billing, revenue assurance, customer management, data centers/carrier hotels, ISP’s etc to express their innovations to advance the communications technology in the telecom sector.

Ref: http://10times.com/carriers-world

Broadband World Forum, 27-29 October 2014, London

The Broadband World Forum is the world’s largest broadband event exploring how network innovation is powering the global connected society.

The Broadband World Forum is unique in bringing senior fixed and mobile telecoms executives together with global IT, media and government innovators, to create an exciting and engaging community which meets, interacts and exchanges ideas on the future of our industry.

Ref: http://broadbandworldforum.com/about-bbwf/

VSAT Mobility, 28-29 October 2014, Hong Kong

Features for 2014 include:

  • More VSAT VAR & Service Provider case studies – recent deployments and lessons learnt

  • Gain insight into end user experiences with our end user focus panel discussions

  • Increased emphasis on presentation content and timing

  • Greater networking opportunities: Speed networking, VSAT Service Provider mindshare roundtables, evening reception drinks, online networking tool access one month beforehand

Ref: http://mobility.vsatevent.com/

Press Releases

Thursday 30 October

Africa offers enormous growth potential for e-retailers – DHL

DHL’s Shop the World! survey reveals emerging markets offer highest growth for e-Commerce Africa offers enormous growth potential for e-retailers – DHL CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, October 30, 2014 – Africa offers enormous growth potential for e-retailers given that online shopping is in its infancy in the region. This is according to Sumesh Rahavendra, head of marketing for DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) (http://www.dpdhl.com), who says the recently released ‘Shop the World!’ report reveals that emerging markets offer the highest growth potential for the eCommerce industry.

Tuesday 28 October

SkyVision Donates to The National Commission Against Ebola in Guinea

The fund will be used to cover expenses and the needs of Ebola patients and affected families CONAKRY, Guinea, October 28, 2014 – SkyVision Global Networks Ltd. (http://www.skyvision.net), a global leader in communications has announced today that it has made a generous donation to the National Commission against Ebola in Guinea. “We have strong ties across the African continent, with partners and regional offices throughout the region, including an office in Guinea, making this cause particularly close to our hearts.

UN Women celebrate the power of technology to transform women¹s lives everywhere

ITU, UN Women celebrate the power of technology to transform women’s lives everywhere Inaugural GEM-TECH Awards bring winners from around the world to Busan, Korea to highlight the transformative power of ICTs Busan, 28 October, 2014 – Seven outstanding individuals and organizations leading pioneering projects and advocacy linked to harnessing the power of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to boost gender empowerment were honoured this morning as recipients of the first-ever GEM-TECH Awards. The awards were conferred by ITU Secretary-General Dr Hamadoun I. Touré before some 2,500 delegates at a special ceremony in the morning Plenary session of the ITU…

Monday 27 October

TeleCommunication Systems Deploys New VirtuMedixTM Healthcare Platform to Improve Patient Care and Reduce Costs

TeleCommunication Systems Deploys New VirtuMedix™ Healthcare Platform to Improve Patient Care and Reduce Costs VirtuMedix advanced messaging, encryption and navigation capabilities leverage TCS technology expertise ANNAPOLIS, Md. and CHICAGO, Oct. 27, 2014 – TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today introduced VirtuMedix™, a highly secure, virtual collaboration platform designed for remote consultation of health care providers and patients. With the VirtuMedix platform, TCS addresses the rapidly growing market for video telemedicine solutions. Wake Emergency Physicians, PA (WEPPA), a North Carolina-based independent emergency medicine group, is the first to deploy…

Friday 24 October

Telefonica/VIVO and ISPM Build Brazil’s First Smart City

Telefonica/VIVO, the largest telecommunications service provider in Brazil, and ISPM, a leading vendor of flexible service assurance, orchestration and management software for telecommunications and IT infrastructure, announce the launch of a comprehensive project to turn Águas de São Pedro, a city in the São Paulo region, into the first smart city in the country.

The project has been initiated to coincide with the modernisation of the city’s telecommunications infrastructure. In addition to the provision of high-speed broadband connectivity to citizens and businesses, digital solutions will be designed and delivered to assist in education, health, tourism and public spaces, among other areas.

Thursday 23 October

Opening the eCommerce gateway into Africa

Opening the eCommerce gateway into Africa The eCommerce Africa Confex is proving to be Africa’s most influential eCommerce gathering as we bring you face to face with the key individuals in the industry. The conference agenda will cover all things eCommerce, from how to expand your business into Africa to the survival and flourishing of SME’s and small businesses. Raphael Afaedor, Co-Founder of Jumia and CEO/Co-Founder of Supermart, together with Simdul Shagaya, CEO and Founder of Konga.com, will both be sitting on a panel discussing how to sell into Africa and grow your business beyond South Africa.

Tuesday 21 October

Level 3 and Workonline collaborate to enable enhanced network connectivity in Africa

Level 3 and Workonline collaborate to enable enhanced network connectivity in Africa Communications companies to outline joint capabilities at Africacom (November 11-13, 2014, Cape Town, South Africa) Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT), a Fortune 500 company that provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers, is collaborating with Workonline Communications to provide enhanced network connectivity in Africa. Workonline, based in South Africa, is an innovative pan-African service provider of fibre-based connectivity services. By working with Level 3, the company will be able to provide seamless connectivity to its customers outside South Africa via Level…

Monday 20 October

ITU Plenipotentiary Conference opens doors to leaders from ‘world’s most dynamic industry’

ITU Plenipotentiary Conference opens doors to leaders from ‘world’s most dynamic industry’ Korean President Geun-hye Park joins ITU Secretary-General Dr Hamadoun I. Touré in welcoming 3,000 international delegates for three weeks of intensive talks on future of global ICT sector Busan, 20 October 2014 – ITU’s 19th ITU Plenipotentiary Conference opened its doors to over 3,000 delegates and almost 600 local and international media today in one of the world’s most wired cities, with Host Country the Republic of Korea promising the most high-tech conference facilities ever offered at a UN treaty-making event. Hosted by Korea’s Ministry of Science, ICT…

Sunday 19 October

Korean international ICT Ministerial gathering: information and communication technology are critical drivers of growth

Korean international ICT Ministerial gathering: information and communication technology are critical drivers of growth Over 50 government ministers gather in Busan to define vision of an ICT-led future Busan, 19 October 2014 – Information and communication technology (ICT) must be recognized as the key catalyst that will enable countries worldwide to transform their economies and drive socio-economic progress, according to a meeting of over 50 government ministers from around the world.

Thursday 16 October

Only 4 days to go to WIN an Invitation to AfricaCom 2014, Africa’s Leading Telecoms Event

Only 4 days to go to WIN an Invitation to AfricaCom 2014, Africa’s Leading Telecoms Event APO will offer transport, accommodation and perdiem for one African journalist to attend the AfricaCom 2014 CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, October 14, 2014/ — APO will offer transport, accommodation and perdiem for one African journalist to attend the AfricaCom 2014, Africa’s leading telecoms event (http://www.comworldseries.com/africa), held in Cape Town, South Africa, on 11–13 November 2014. AfricaCom 2014 will bring together individuals and companies to debate on how to embrace innovation in Africa’s telecoms, media and ICT markets.

Industry experts, public and private sector leaders to debate future of ICT sector at ITU Telecom World 2014

Industry experts, public and private sector leaders to debate future of ICT sector at ITU Telecom World 2014 Focus on radical transformation of sector, its impact on government, business and society ACCREDIT NOW Geneva, 16 October 2014 – An impressive line-up of industry experts and public and private sector leaders will convene to explore the future of the ICT sector and its implications for government, business and society at ITU Telecom World 2014, the leading platform for debate, networking and showcasing for the global ICT community, in Doha, Qatar, 7 – 10 December 2014.

Monday 6 October

GS Group announced plans for implementing satellite-broadcasting project in Myanmar

GS Group announced plans for implementing satellite-broadcasting project in Myanmar On August 29, 2014, the GS Group international holding company unveiled its plans for the implementation of the satellite-broadcasting project in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. The holding company representatives made a declaration at the first session of the Inter-governmental Russian-Myanmar Commission for trade and economic cooperation. GS Group representatives took part in the discussion of bilateral cooperation in the field of trade and investment during the first meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission, which took place in city of Nay Pyi Taw, Republic of the Union of Myanmar.…

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Anthony Weaver
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