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La GSMA, le DFID, la Chambre des Télécommunications du Ghana, le Gouvernement Ghanéen et le PNUD Coopèrent pour Exploiter la Puissance de la Téléphonie Mobile en vue de Fournir des Services qui Améliorent la Vie et pour Soutenir les ODD au Ghana ACCRA, Ghana- -Mercredi 25 Octobre 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Lors d'une table ronde de haut niveau tenue aujourd'hui entre le gouvernement du Ghana et les chefs de file du secteur de la téléphonie mobile, la GSMA a lancé un rapport en partenariat avec le Département britannique pour le Développement International (DFID) examinant les opportunités de transformation offertes par les services numériques activés par la téléphonie mobile au Ghana. La réunion, tenue en partenariat avec le DFID, la Chambre des Télécommunications du Ghana et le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD), a discuté de la manière dont le Ghana peut faire progresser l'inclusion numérique et économique grâce à la téléphonie mobile. Les partici ... Read more »
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GSMA, DFID, Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, Ghanaian Government and UNDP to Work Together to Harness the Power of Mobile to Deliver Life-Enhancing Services and Support the SDGs in Ghana ACCRA, Ghana -Wednesday, October 25th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)--At a high-level roundtable between the Government of Ghana and mobile industry leaders today, the GSMA launched a report in partnership with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), examining the transformative opportunities presented by mobile-enabled digital services in Ghana. The meeting, held in partnership with DFID, the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), discussed how Ghana can advance digital and economic inclusion through mobile. Participants signed a communiqué committing to maximise opportunities for mobile to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a range of areas including agriculture, gender equality, financial service acce ... Read more »
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New Figures Highlight Huge Potential in Smart Energy Sector for Mobile Operators Deploying Mobile IoT Networks; Mobile IoT Networks Supporting Utilities Applications Globally LONDON -Wednesday, October 25th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)--The GSMA today announced that mobile operators deploying new Mobile IoT networks will be able to benefit from the European connected energy market estimated to be worth USD$26 billion by 20261. Data shared by analyst house Machina Research highlights the huge growth opportunity in the emerging connected energy market that could connect approximately 158 million new smart meters on LPWA networks across Europe. The total number of connections in Europe could be further increased if the 60 million cellular connections are also included with LPWA. “The Internet of Things is fundamentally disrupting the smart utility market by providing ubiquitous connectivity and real-time, actionable data. Mobile IoT networks will take this further by offering e ... Read more »
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland-Tuesday, October 24th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) --Philip Morris International Inc. (“PMI”) (NYSE/Euronext Paris: PM) today was again recognized as a global leader for environmental action in the annual CDP rankings. For the fourth year in a row, PMI is on the CDP Climate A List for taking comprehensive action on climate change and for its transparent disclosure process. In addition, PMI achieved A List status for CDP Water, recognizing the company’s water stewardship initiatives. PMI is one of only 25 companies that scored an A for both climate and water, placing the company in the top 1% of corporations known as the “A Listers” for both schemes. CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, is the leading international not-for-profit organization independently assessing the environmental efforts of thousands of companies worldwide against its scoring methodology. More than 3,000 major companies submitted information for independent assessment ... Read more »
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Race flagged off at Alicante, Spain on Oct 22, 2017 ALICANTE, Spain -Tuesday, October 24th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] Volvo Ocean Race is the world’s longest professional sporting event Sailing 45,000 nautical miles, Volvo Ocean Race stops at 12 Host Cities around the world HCL is the strategic IT services provider to the Volvo Ocean Race (BUSINESS WIRE)--The 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race was flagged off at Alicante, Spain, with HCL Technologies as the strategic IT services provider. The leading global IT services company has provided end-to-end infrastructure support as well as connectivity between the Race Village and the Command Centre in Alicante further connecting them to 12 Host Cities on the race route globally. The world's longest and toughest professional sporting event began at Alicante and will finish eight months later at The Hague. At the flag-off, Jordi Neves, Chief Digital Officer, Volvo Ocean Race, said: “Over four decades, Volvo Ocean Race has drawn some of ... Read more »
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates.-Tuesday, October 24th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] The fourth annual The Maritime Standard Awards, held on Monday 23rd October 2017 at the iconic Atlantis Ballroom, on The Palm, set a new standard for regional awards ceremonies, with exceptional levels of grandeur, glamour and professionalism. Hosted by well-known Bollywood actress and model, Lara Dutta, the Awards attracted a top calibre audience of over 700 executives from across the shipping, ports and related sectors, from almost 70 different countries. The high profile event, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group, celebrated and rewarded the achievements of leading companies and individuals active in maritime fields in the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent. The Maritime Standard Awards founder and managing director, Trevor Pereira, said: “We were once again tremendous ... Read more »
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$20 million, multi-year commitment will empower two million enterprises by 2022 SAN FRANCISCO & DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania-Tuesday, October 24th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) --Visa (NYSE:V) today marked the launch of the newly-incorporated Visa Foundation, which has been established as part of Visa’s larger social impact strategy that will prioritize the growth of micro and small enterprises around the world, enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive. To mark its inception, the Visa Foundation is making its first financial commitment of up to $20 million to Women’s World Banking. At the heart of the Visa Foundation is the belief that micro and small enterprises are the backbone of the global economy. In fact, small and medium enterprises account for more than 90 percent of enterprises worldwide, and contribute 50-60 percent of global employment.1 However, these segments struggle to access the financial tools, capital and training programs required to enable them ... Read more »
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The combination of SES Networks' innovative satellite-enabled networks, X's high-altitude balloons and local telecommunications expertise is restoring cell connectivity to hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico LUXEMBOURG-Tuesday, October 24th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) --SES Networks' high throughput and fibre-like satellite connectivity service, the stratospheric balloons operated by X, Alphabet’s self-described “moonshot factory”, and local telecommunications expertise are playing a key role in restoring 4G/LTE connectivity in disaster-affected Puerto Rico, SES announced today. The connectivity is powered by Project Loon's targeted cell coverage and SES Networks' O3b FastConnect, a rapidly deployable satellite terminal delivering fibre-like performance. Together with local technology partners, SES Networks and X are providing reliable high-performance connectivity to Puerto Ricans whose lives have been devastated by the hurricane Maria and who have limited means of communicati ... Read more »
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Dongfeng Race Team kicks off its sailing endeavor in Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 ALICANTE, Spain-Tuesday, October 24th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) --Dongfeng Motor Corporation recently set up its race team and named a sailboat under its Dongfeng brand to participate in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. On October 21, 2017, Dongfeng Motor Corporation held a press conference themed "Belt and Road With You" and called on its global partners to achieve opening up and cooperation, aiming to build mutually beneficial relationships with countries and regions along the Belt and Road, as well as promote long-distance sailing and cultural exchanges. At the press conference, Dongfeng Motor Corporation signed cooperation agreements with China COSCO Shipping Group and Belgium SMT company respectively. Meanwhile, all crew members of Dongfeng Race Team were also unveiled, with 9 of them to take the first leg. Wind rises from the east, sailors set out again Volvo Ocean Race is a world-class pr ... Read more »
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Shopping TV channel extends distribution in SD and HD, and scales up agreement with SES Video for media package: Ultra HD transmission and MX1 services for encoding and uplink LUXEMBOURG -Tuesday, October 24th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)--QVC will bring an enhanced TV experience to its viewers with the launch of its Ultra HD channel in Germany, the seventh channel in ultra-high definition in the country, via SES’s prime orbital slot 19.2 degrees East. Under the ten-year agreement announced by SES, QVC will utilize additional capacity for its upgrade to Ultra HD and rely on SES’s wholly-owned subsidiary MX1 for encoding in HEVC format and uplink services. QVC is also renewing capacity for distribution of the channel in Standard and High Definition. “As we carry the largest line-up of HD and UHD channels worldwide, it is part of our DNA to help our customers bring the best possible picture quality to their audience. We are very excited to continue working with QVC for its ... Read more »
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