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GSMA Announces 16 New Keynote Speakers for Conference, Along with Additional Programmes and Participating Companies BARCELONA-Friday, February 3rd 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today provided further updates on the 2017 Mobile World Congress, announcing newly confirmed keynote speakers for the conference, as well as additional programmes and participating companies. Mobile World Congress will be held 27 February – 2 March 2017 at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, with events also taking place at Fira Montjuïc. “With less than a month left until Mobile World Congress, the event is set to be one of the most varied and exciting ever, from the conference programme to the exhibition to partner programmes and more,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “Over the four days of Congress, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from the leaders that are driving innovation in mobile and experience the latest mobile developments first-hand. We look forward to we ... Read more »
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SAN ANTONIO -Friday, February 3rd 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Acelity L.P. Inc. announced today that it has completed the sale of its regenerative medicine business unit, LifeCell Corporation, to Allergan for $2.9 billion in cash. “This milestone marks an important step in our continued evolution of Acelity,” said Joe Woody, Acelity President and Chief Executive Officer. “The completion of this sale to Allergan positions us for ongoing success by allowing additional focus in our areas of long-standing expertise. We look forward to fully dedicating our resources to strengthening our leading advanced wound therapies business and increasing our global growth opportunities in that space.” Under the terms of the transaction, Allergan will acquire LifeCell Corporation, the subsidiary from which the Acelity regenerative medicine unit is operated, and each of LifeCell’s subsidiaries. LifeCell’s industry-leading regenerative medicine and reconstructive surgery portfolio will be co ... Read more »
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LONDON-Friday, February 3rd 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today launched a new report, “Digital Migration Process in Kenya”, to highlight the valuable lessons that can be derived from the country’s experience with its digital switchover in the last 10 years. The report provides useful information and guidance to regulators and policymakers from other countries where similar migration processes are ongoing or being planned. “For countries that want to connect more of their citizens to the enabling power of mobile technology, making the so-called Digital Dividend spectrum (700/800 MHz band) available is key to expanding coverage,” said John Giusti, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA. “As one of the largest and most diverse economies in East Africa, Kenya is a hub for technology and innovation in the region. One thing the country’s digital television migration shows is that, irrespective of the challenges faced, they can be overcome.” Planning for the analogue to digital ... Read more »
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MULHOUSE, France -Friday, February 3rd 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- CellProthera, a biotech company which offers the most advanced cell therapy for regeneration of the damaged heart muscle after myocardial infarction, announces it has raised €8,300,000 from private investors in 2016. These funds, supplements the 20 million€ raised during the previous rounds, and will enable CellProthera to pursue its scientific development, complete its Phase I/IIb clinical trial in Europe and prepare its Phase III in Europe and North America. Carried out in three phases, 100% of the capital increase comes from family offices, some of them with a history of supporting CellProthera in previous rounds. New stakeholders, specializing in innovation and ground-breaking technology, particularly in the medical sector, have expressed real enthusiasm for CellProthera, its progress and potential . The funds raised will be used for three main programs: 1. Completion of the current phase I/IIb clinic ... Read more »
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GSMA’s Mobile IoT Initiative Helping to Accelerate Availability of Commercial Solutions; Mobile World Congress 2017 to Showcase Latest Innovations in LPWA LONDON-Thursday, February 2nd 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced that Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) connections are set to exceed 2G, 3G and 4G and become the leading technology for Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, with 1.4 billion connections by 2022, according to new analysis by Machina Research. These figures underscore how the industry has aligned behind standardised, complementary LPWA technologies such as NB-IoT and LTE-M, accelerating the development of the market. The GSMA’s Mobile IoT Initiative, which promotes adoption of LPWA technologies, is currently backed by 67 global mobile operators, device makers, chipset, module and infrastructure companies worldwide. “In the space of nine short months, the GSMA’s Mobile IoT Initiative has established market standards for LPWA that will play a f ... Read more »
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