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July 2017 Digest

by Anthony Weaver

Connect-World’s Digest – Issue  64– July 2017

Editorial Manager’s Eye, By Anthony Weaver, Editorial Manager Connect-World publications

Welcome to the Connect-World eDigest, which provides a summary of the ICT trade events and news items that have recently caught my eye as Editorial Manager.

For more information on the news items, please visit our press releases webpage detailed below. https://connect-world.com/category/page-content/press-releases/


Trade Events

Mobile 360 Africa, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 11-13 July 2017

Mobile 360 Africa gathers leaders across Sub-Saharan Africa to evaluate digital access and inclusion, network coverage and customers’ quality of experience.

This year’s event brought over 800 attendees together to connect and network with the brightest industry leaders from across Sub-Saharan Africa. The three-day event focused on the central role of mobile technology in driving digital services in Africa. Presentations and panel discussions highlighted the positive impact of mobile-enabled solutions on individuals and communities. They also stressed the need for greater collaboration between stakeholders – governments, mobile operators, other ecosystem players, the private sector and development agencies – to enhance access to connectivity and sustain the delivery of life-enhancing services to underserved populations across the region.

Ref: https://www.mobile360series.com/africa/overview/event-highlights-summary/

Press Releases

Friday 28th July

Cyber security not a priority for most sectors, despite breaches costing UK firms £29 billion in 2016

Over the last few years, cyber security has been propelled to the forefront of the public eye. With cyber-attacks/breaches becoming more prevalent and severe than ever before, it’s a highly concerning issue. In fact, research by Beaming shockingly revealed that 2.9 million UK firms suffered cyber security breaches last year (2016), costing firms an alarming £29.1 billion

With 83% of UK businesses online, the consequences of a cyber-attack/breach can be devastating. According to security professionals consulted by networking hardware company Cisco, operations of an organisation (36%) are most likely to be affected by any potential cyber-attack/breach. After operations finances (30%), brand reputation (26%), customer retention (26%) and intellectual property (24%) are the most affected.

Friday 21st July

Postmobile deploys ASPIDER-NGI MVNE Solutions for Care

Postmobile releases enhanced self-care platform to support easy-to-use prepaid mobile phone services through Ireland’s largest retail network.

The Netherlands and Dublin, July 21, 2017: ASPIDER-NGI, a leading provider of MVNE, IoT, eSIM and content solutions, today announced the supply of advanced self-care functions for Postmobile: the low cost, easy to use prepaid mobile phone services available through An Post, Ireland’s largest retail network.

Tuesday 18th July

Ooredoo Brings 5G Network to Oman during Salalah Tourism Festival

Reflecting its role as Oman’s data experience leaders by providing a great network, Ooredoo is conducting a demo of its 1.2Gbps speed at the Salalah Tourism Festival, as a proof of it is continuous efforts to be ready for 5G.

This kicks off the highly anticipated Road to 5G in Oman, offering wireless internet of the highest quality at lightning speeds, and provides Salalah’s hundreds of thousands of visitors this Khareef with access to the network of the future. Ooredoo’s network in Salalah will give customers the ultimate speed for enjoying the internet and staying connected.

Friday 14th July

ITU publishes first Global ICT Regulatory Outlook

Global digital transformation calls for smart, inclusive and forward looking ICT regulation

The first-ever global report tracking market and regulatory trends in the ICT sector and their implications across economies, Global ICT Regulatory Outlook 2017, has been launched by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) at its Global Symposium for Regulators taking place in Nassau, Bahamas 11-14 July 2017.

This ICT industry outlook report represents the first in a planned annual series. It tracks how the global digital economy has been shaping up over the past ten years – what impact regulation has had – and what the digital future might look like in the coming years.

Wednesday 12th July

Meet the First release of DEVART ODBC Driver for MONGODB!

Devart team is proud to announce the new product – ODBC Driver for MongoDB – a perfect solution for accessing and manipulating MongoDB databases!

The features introduced in this release include the following:

  • Support for Windows, MacOS and Linux platforms.
  • Both NoSQL operations and SQL Syntax are supported.
  • Full support for MongoDB data types, as well as standard ODBC API functions.
  • Provision of advanced connection string parameters in order to allow any desktop and web applications to access MongoDB from various environments and platforms, which support ODBC.
  • Full Unicode support provides capacity to interpret Unicode function calls without the intervention of the Driver Manager.

Thursday 13th July

HKT (SEHK:6823) – HONG KONG, July 13, 2017 – PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, today announced the landing of the high-capacity Asia Africa…


Volkswagen and Panasonic have collaborated to create a new rugged and versatile Automotive Mobile Test Solution (AMTS).

Tuesday 11th July


InfiNet Wireless, the global leader in fixed broadband wireless connectivity, will be showcasing its latest super-fast wireless solutions for the first time to the West African market….

“Together with Volkswagen we defined the requirements of a mobile test device,” said Gunnar Samsen, Project Manager at Panasonic Computer Products Europe. “It was our goal not only to implement each individual technical requirement, but to optimise the product for other future applications as well and develop a form factor that would enable production employees to do their work as well as possible.”

Xpress Money and TerraPay partner to enable real-time international money transfers to mobile wallets in Africa

Xpress Money, one of the world’s most dependable money transfer brands has partnered with TerraPay, the world’s first mobile payments  switch, to enable real-time international money transfers  to  mobile  wallets  in  Africa. Powered  by  TerraPay’s  global  clearing  and  settlement service  for mobile wallets, the partnership will make it faster and convenient  for  Xpress Money  consumers to send money to mobile accounts, in real time.

Monday 10th July

ZTE Helps China Unicom Successfully Complete First 5G NR Field Test

ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, announced the company supported China Unicom in the operator’s successful first 5G NR (New Radio) field test.

Friday 7th July

ZTE releases Indoor Intelligent Navigation, Smart Car Seeking solution

ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today announced it has released its industry leading Indoor Intelligent Navigation, Smart Car Seeking solution…

Tuesday 4th July

Parcelhub, a provider of eCommerce shipping and customer service solutions, develops direct integration with world’s favourite order management platform..

Parcelhub offers shippers of both B2C and B2B parcels the ability to deploy free integrated software, enabling them to acquire shipping rates based on the shared, co-operative volumes of all other shippers using the solution.

For more information on the news items, please visit our press releases webpage detailed below. https://connect-world.com/category/page-content/press-releases/

Anthony Weaver

Editorial Manager

Connect-World Magazines

United Kingdom

Email: anthony.weaver@connect-world.com

Web: www.connect-world.com

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