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…
MEF today introduces the Third Network Professional Certification Framework for creating a global ecosystem of certified professionals with leading-edge skills required to support agile, assured, and orchestrated Third Network services. The framework comprises a family of essential, professional, and expert level certifications. These will cover the concepts and skills needed to build automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO (Lifecycle Services Orchestration), SDN, NFV, and CE 2.0 (Carrier Ethernet 2.0). Development of these advanced networks will accelerate the worldwide…
Deutsche Telekom is joining the Industrial Data Space Association (IDSA). Industrial Data Space has set itself the goal of advancing the general conditions for a digitally connected economy and to establish secure, effortless exchange of data. The initiative was founded by several German federal ministries and representatives from the worlds of research and industry. Industry 4.0, artificial intelligence, cloud computing: The automation and interlinking of all areas of life and work is creating new business models and changing corporate culture…
Qatar-based Al Jazeera media network has confirmed its partnership with Google to accelerate its growth and promote its position as a “digital-first” broadcaster. The purpose of the partnership is to attract and retain audiences for Al Jazeera, build products for video and mobile, maximize advertising revenues, and train journalist in digital skills. Al Jazeera and Google will both allocate “significant” resources to the partnership but neither disclosed exactly how much. Alfonso De Gaetano, director of global partnerships – emerging markets…
South Korea’s SK Telecom announced that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Bluebell Korea to cooperate for the development of new business opportunities by bringing cutting-edge ICT to the luxury retail industry. The MoU signing ceremony was attended by Cha In-hyok, Executive Vice President and Head of IoT Business Division of SK Telecom, and Daniel Mayran, CEO and President of Bluebell Korea. Bluebell Group is a leading operator of luxury brands in Asia, which also specializes in consulting.…
Netflix is reaching a major milestone in its history. The subscription-based video-streaming platform added five million new subscribers globally in the first quarter of 2017, which brings its total subscriber base to about 99 million users. However, the company missed Wall Street and analyst subscription predictions. “We expect to cross the 100 million member mark this weekend,” said Netflix in a letter to shareholders on Monday April 17. “It’s a good start.” Netflix CEO Reed Hastings pointed out that Netflix…
Huawei and China Telecom will be leading a new industry working group aiming to explore the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the deployment and optimization of telecommunications networks. The Industry Specification Group on Experiential Networked Intelligence (ISG ENI), part of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), held its first meeting in early April, electing a new chair and vice chair. China Telecom’s Haining Wang will serve as the group’s vice chair and Huawei UK’s Raymond Forbes is the selected…
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