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LAUSANNE, Switzerland-Wednesday, September 13th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- September 13, 2017--Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE/Euronext Paris: PM) today announces its support for the establishment of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. The Foundation will fund research and encourage innovative measures to reduce the harm caused by smoking. It will evaluate the impact that smoke-free alternatives can have on smokers and public health, assess the effect of reduced cigarette consumption on the industry value chain, and measure overall progress towards a smoke-free world. André Calantzopoulos, Chief Executive Officer of PMI, said, “There is a unique opportunity today to significantly change the health trajectories of the millions of men and women who continue to smoke by offering them a better choice. The Foundation is a welcome driver of change, at a time when a smoke-free future is clearly on the horizon. We will welcome its recommendations to accelerate sm ... Read more »
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PARIS -Tuesday, September 12th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- OT-Morpho, a world leader in digital security and identification technologies today announces it is working with HP Inc. and Microsoft to transform the connectivity experience of business travelers on laptops equipped with Microsoft Windows 10. An HP computer equipped with DakOTa 4.0 eSIM (embedded SIM) will be presented on the OT-Morpho booth at the MWC Americas to demonstrate the benefits of the Always Connected Windows user experience powered by remote SIM provisioning. DakOTa 4.0 has been designed in compliance with the GSMA Phase 2 specifications for consumer devices to ensure the best compatibility with MNO networks worldwide and thus allow the largest coverage capabilities. It fully addresses the specific subscription management needs for consumer devices. Validated for Microsoft Windows 10, it enables device makers such as HP to offer greater connectivity capabilities for laptops, notebooks and other persona ... Read more »
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone--Wednesday, September 13th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- As the people of Sierra Leone grapple to get their lives back on track, following the devastating impact of the August 14th mudslide, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has expressed its deepest sympathy to Sierra Leoneans and donated relief materials to support survivors. The mudslide, which hit five communities (Regent, Juba-Kaningo, Malama- Kamayama, Regent-Matormeh and Culvert), claimed over 400 lives and displaced over 4,000 people is one of the most recent calamities that has beset a country, who just a few years ago was battling Ebola. As part of humanitarian response to the crisis, AHF donated items to the affected communities on the 30th of August. These items included food items, water, mattresses, diapers, baby food, and toiletries. In addition, the team also provided medical care to those injured and other minor ailments. “It saddens us greatly to see the lives that have been shatt ... Read more »
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Company develops proprietary AI cloud offering to identify evolving signalling threats, enabling operators to proactively protect against next-generation attacks SAN FRANCISCO-Tuesday, September 12th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)- AdaptiveMobile, the world leader in mobile network security, today publicly launched SIGIL, the world’s first global signalling intelligence and analytics cloud service. Through application of advanced machine-learning algorithms on suspicious signalling data, the Company’s new service offering will enable mobile operators worldwide to maximise the effectiveness of existing defences against signalling attacks from sophisticated adversaries. Research by AdaptiveMobile has revealed increasing levels of sophistication in attacks hitting mobile networks. While operators are implementing industry-recommended defences to protect critical communications infrastructure, attackers are adapting and signalling infrastructure continues to be compromised. SIG ... Read more »
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Batch of last four satellites also on Soyuz in 2019, bringing total to 20 / SES announced next generation O3b mPOWER PARIS-Tuesday, September 12th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES has selected Arianespace for its fifth launch of four O3b satellites joining its O3b Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) fleet. The mission on a Soyuz rocket will be conducted from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, in 2019. The 12 satellites of the existing O3b fleet were orbited by Arianespace in 2013 and 2014; the next four satellites (13th to 16th) will be launched by Arianespace next year. The O3b fleet delivers low-latency data services provided by SES Networks, a business unit of SES. The 20 O3b satellites that SES Networks positions and operates in MEO, nearly 8,000 kilometres above the Earth, form the first strong building block of a unique high-power, high-throughput fleet. They are built by Thales Alenia Space, have a mass of approximately 700 kilogram at lift-off and provide each ... Read more »
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Office Equipment Authority Recognizes Product's Eco Functionality, Innovative Feature Set TOKYO-Tuesday, September 12th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Toshiba Tec Corporation (TOKYO:6588)'s e-STUDIO4508LP, the hybrid Multi-function peripheral (MFP) capable of producing erasable as well as standard monochrome prints, earned Better Buys Q3 2017 Editor's Choice Award. The industry's first-of-its-kind product received the coveted honor by outperforming a wide array of other monochrome copiers in side-by-side comparisons. Better Buys editors were especially impressed by the e-STUDIO4508LP's eco and cost-savings elements as well as the product's erasable toner. Featuring Toshiba's proprietary erasable toner, the e-STUDIO4508LP enables paper reuse by erasing all printed content on the page. “The Toshiba e-STUDIO4508LP utilizes the same strong features as Toshiba’s other copiers," said Better Buys editor Melissa Pardo-Bunte. "However, it has innovative hybrid printing technology ... Read more »
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RICHARDSON, Texas -Tuesday, September 12th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mavenir, the leader in accelerating and redefining software network transformation for Communications Service Providers, today announced that Sprint (NYSE:S) is deploying Mavenir solutions in their nationwide Network Function Virtualization OpenStack cloud deployment. "With this next step for NFV, we are extending our existing vendor ecosystem with the introduction of new, agile and innovative players like Mavenir," said Günther Ottendorfer, Chief Operating Officer of Technology at Sprint. "Going forward, we will cap our expansion on legacy core network hardware, while growing new functionality and capacity on our virtualized platform." "Sprint's network virtualization initiative will leverage the benefits of NFV, as they evolve towards Gigabit LTE and 5G," said Pardeep Kohli, President and CEO of Mavenir. "Mavenir will continue to provide greater flexibility, greater efficiencies, and more agility in t ... Read more »
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Leading international news channel extends capacity deal with SES Video at 19.2 degrees East LUXEMBOURG-Tuesday, September 12th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- European viewers will be able to continue to follow the news on SKY News International at the prime orbital position of 19.2 degrees East following an extension agreement announced by SES. Under the agreement, SKY News International will utilise SES’s capacity on ASTRA 1N and related uplink services to broadcast its content to consumer and business premises across Europe. The prime orbital position of 19.2 degrees East is a key location for video distribution across Europe. With four satellites at this orbital slot, SES Video broadcasts more than 900 channels to 116 million TV households. “We have been working together with our partner SKY News International for many years, and this new agreement strengthens our long-term relationship with UK’s first 24 hour news channel,” said Ferdinand Kayser, Chief Executive Offi ... Read more »
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Publishes Second UNGC Communication on Progress LAUSANNE, Switzerland-Tuesday, September 12th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Philip Morris International Inc. (“PMI”) (NYSE / Euronext Paris: PM) today published its sustainability report, outlining the fundamental transformation of the company to shift its business to smoke-free products. PMI’s efforts are squarely focused on replacing cigarettes with smoke-free products, offering the millions of men and women who continue to smoke a better alternative. This second United Nations Global Compact Communication on Progress includes expectations for investment, resource allocation and progress towards a smoke-free future. Since 2008, PMI has invested more than USD 3 billion in fundamental research, product and commercial development, production capacity, scientific substantiation and studies on adult smoker understanding of smoke free products. In 2017, PMI expects over 70% of its global R&D expenditure and over 30% of its glo ... Read more »
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