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…
Iraq Wallet, the country’s leading mobile wallet and digital payment company, announced it has expanded its ‘ZainCash’ service by introducing and launching chanbar.com, a multi-channel, cloud-based e-commerce platform to support Iraqi online entrepreneurs. Chanbar.com allows small and medium-sized businesses to launch customizable online stores within 24 hours at no charge to the businesses, and is being delivered through. The first of its kind in Iraq, this life-empowering service is available to Zain mobile customers through the mobile operator’s nationwide 3.9G…
SAP announced at MWC 2017 plans to deliver SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS on March 30, giving developers the tools needed to build powerful enterprise apps for iPhone and iPad. evelopers can now register for the SAP Academy for iOS to get the necessary training to create their own native apps. Additionally, early adopter customers have already seen improvements in their business with iOS built on SAP's platforms. "As promised, SAP is delivering real-time enterprise software to iOS devices,…
At Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017, connected cars, the future of smart homes and, of course, the newest handsets are top of the agenda. Intel Security’s latest findings show consumers are being tempted by the efficiency and entertainment of such connected devices, revealing the average person now spends 38% of their time at home online. Despite leading increasingly connected lifestyles, 41% of respondents said they have no idea how to check if their connected devices have ever been compromised, and…
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