Genband a leading provider of real-time communications solutions, today announced that its groundbreaking Unified Communications (UC) over Satellite Unified Communications (UC) deployment with Vodafone Fiji won the Enterprise Service Innovation award at the GTB Telecoms Innovation Summit. The awards showcase and celebrate the most successful telco projects from across the globe. “Delivering next-generation services to remote areas was a daunting challenge but we knew that we could take them on successfully in partnership with GENBAND,” said Andrew Kumar, CTO, Vodafone…
Global management consulting and professional services company Accenture announced that it will achieve a gender-balanced workforce, with 50 percent women and 50 percent men, by 2025. “We believe strongly that gender equality is essential for a high-performing, innovation-led organization,” said Pierre Nanterme, Accenture’s chairman and CEO. “Diversity makes our business stronger and more innovative and, most important, it makes the world better. With this new goal, we are sending an important message to our people and our clients that our…
Tigo Rwanda, owned by telecom and media giant Millicom, has partnered with Ericsson to completely overhaul its Business Support System (BSS) ecosystem. Tigo has been operating in Africa since 1993, in Rwanda since 2009, and serves more than 25 million customers in Africa. Tigo Rwanda is the first operator across the Millicom group that has transformed its BSS operations and gone live with Ericsson's 'as a Service' model for its complete BSS needs. The solution covers the full spectrum of…
Each year, Verizon issues its Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), providing a view into the current world of cybercrime. The report discusses what you need to know about the latest threats and tips for how to help protect yourself from becoming a victim of cybercrime. As cybercriminals continue to change their approaches, cyber-espionage and ransomware attacks continue to rise. The report outlines how cyber-espionage cases originate from phishing emails, while ransomware involves a type of malware and aims to extort…
French telecom group Orange is strengthening its corporate venture strategy by creating a new Africa section in its flagship program for investment in startups, Orange Digital Ventures. As part of this initiative, the Group is committing 50 million euros corresponding to half of the direct investments made via its new Orange Digital Ventures Africa program; the other half is devoted to indirect investments through specialized funding for Africa. Orange Digital Ventures Africa is the Group’s investment vehicle for early-stage innovation…
Nokia and Skyguide, which provides air navigation services for Switzerland and certain adjacent parts of neighboring countries, announced the first stage of a successful modernization of the mission-critical communications network that is at the heart of Switzerland's air traffic control system. The new network from Nokia, which will continue to be rolled out over the course of 2017, is enabling Skyguide to enhance the management of both civil and military air traffic throughout the country, and is also supporting services…
NEC Corporation and Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) announced their joint development of a multi-modal image fusion technology that dramatically improves the clarity of images by using artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically combine visible images taken by standard cameras with non-visible images taken by specialized devices, such as thermal or terahertz cameras. In recent years, technological advancements and cost reductions for specialized devices that photograph non-visible images, such as thermal cameras, which capture heat, and X-ray cameras, have enabled…
As part of its ongoing enterprise IT transformation initiative, Ericsson has selected Verizon’s Managed Services to accelerate the transformation of Ericsson’s corporate IT environment. The initial implementation will focus on the deployment of Verizon’s Managed Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD WAN) service integrated with virtualized security services and Managed Enterprise Radio Access Network (E-RAN) solutions. Johan Torstensson, chief information officer and head of IT, Ericsson, says, "The use of Verizon’s software defined services accelerates the automation of operations, maintains…

Cisco and IBM join forces to tackle cybercrime

Written on Monday, 05 June 2017 10:37
Cisco and IBM Security have announced they are working together to address the growing global threat of cybercrime. In a new collaboration, Cisco and IBM Security will work closely together across products, services and threat intelligence for the benefit of customers. Cisco security solutions will integrate with IBM’s QRadar to protect organizations across networks, endpoints and cloud. Customers will also benefit from the scale of IBM Global Services support of Cisco products in their Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) offerings.…

Pakistan Vision 2025 drives future smart cities growth

Written on Thursday, 25 May 2017 11:08
Pakistan Vision 2025 and the China Pakistan Economic Corridor are driving investment in Future Cities to deliver economic growth and enhance urban livability, the new country manager for Future Cities enabler SAP announced. With the United Nations projecting over half of Pakistan set to live in cities by 2025, the China Pakistan Economic Corridor partnership is investing millions of rupees in Future City projects in Islamabad, along with Gwadar, and Quetta, and supporting Pakistan Vision 2025 digital transformation goals. Using…
In order to help tackle the serious threats posed to network security, ETSI, officially recognized by the European Union as a European Standards Organization, will stage a comprehensive week-long event devoted to this increasingly crucial subject. Many respected cybersecurity experts from around the world will be participating in the 2017 ETSI Security Week, which will take place from 12-16 June at the organization’s headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, southern France. This is the third year in succession that ETSI has staged…
Orange is working with Facebook and Telecom Infra Project (TIP), a global engineering focused initiative that aims to transform the traditional approach to building and deploying telecoms network infrastructure, to support startups focused on network infrastructure innovation by launching a new “Telecom Track” as part of its Orange Fab accelerator program in France. This partnership will look to pursue the best innovations and talent within the sector, and provide startups with support and counsel from experts at Orange, TIP and…
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