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BARCELONA, Spain-Thursday, March 1st 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today announced the winners for the Global Mobile Awards 2018 (GLOMO Awards). Announced at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona by hosts TV presenters Suzi Perry and Ortis Deley, the GLOMOs showcase those companies and individuals that are driving innovation in the rapidly evolving mobile industry. “Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees of the 2018 GLOMO Awards,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “The GLOMOs recognise the best of the best in mobile, highlighting the technologies, products, companies and individuals that are pushing the boundaries of ingenuity and innovation and creating a better future for all of us. We thank all of our entrants, judges, sponsors and partners for supporting the 2018 GLOMOs.” Winners of the 2018 GLOMO Awards are: Best Mobile Network Infrastructure Huawei for 5G Ready Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) Radio Family Best Mobile Technology Bre ... Read more »
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COLOMBES, France-Wednesday, February 28th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sprint, the 4th largest mobile network operator in North America, has selected IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, to provide a hosted Remote SIM Provisioning (RSP) solution for consumer devices, IDEMIA’s subscription management. The platform will allow mobile network operators to provide authentication and activation credentials to the end-customer and their consumer device “on demand” and over-the-air. This solution embodies the future of the MNO industry, being the first application of the evolution from the classic removable and pre-programmed SIM to the embedded SIM which can receive its programming remotely. This comprehensive solution offers the most efficient, secure and transparent technology possible to serve the connectivity needs of mobile operators and to deliver a seamless experience to end-users. Being Sprint’s partner since 2014, IDEMIA brought its vast knowledge of GSMA st ... Read more »
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Monday, February 26th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] Jaleel Cash & Carry, the region’s largest bulk buy outlet chain and a division of UAE-based leading investment company Jaleel Holdings, has announced the development of its biggest facility at Dubai Wholesale City (DWSC) at an investment of AED 100 million. The DWSC is the region’s largest fully integrated wholesale hub. Jaleel Cash & Carry has revolutionized the FMCG wholesale market in the region. Jaleel Holdings introduced the popular cash-and-carry concept of the European and US markets to the Middle East region with due consideration to the unique characteristics and requirements of the region. Jaleel Cash & Carry stocks products in categories like foodstuff, non-food, cosmetics, home appliances and other FMCG items. The Jaleel Cash & Carry unit at the DWSC will span over an area of 300,000 square feet. The premises will include a fully integrated state-of-art direct sale warehouse accommodating more than 25 ... Read more »
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BARCELONA-Wednesday, February 28th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- An Expert Group of members of The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development today released the report “A New Deal: Investing in Our Common Future – Policy Recommendations to Close the Broadband Gap”. The report contains recommendations for policymakers, regulators and the private sector to address the “unacceptable, persisting digital exclusion” of half the world’s population. Formed of private sector and government representatives, the Expert Group was convened by The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development in March 2017 to identify specific steps that need to be taken to close the ongoing gap in broadband coverage and usage. Their report sets out specific actions for policymakers and regulators, addressing four key themes: Healthy investment climate – including better broadband policy planning, stable regulatory conditions, and a smart strategy for generating public-sector revenue instead of ... Read more »
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• Highly flexible multi-channel process ensures digital identities are quickly and efficiently linked to holder’s ID documents and biometrics • Mobile operators, device manufacturers and service providers can accelerate digital transformation, reduce fraud and comply with regulations AMSTERDAM-Wednesday, February 28th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, showcases at Mobile World Congress its ability to enable Trusted Digital Identities that will unlock a new generation of secure and convenient digital services. Leveraging the company’s unrivalled experience across fields such as identity verification, biometrics and mobile services, Gemalto integrates all the technologies needed to seamlessly capture biometrics and verify user identities, and then digitize them securely. As a result, MNOs, OEMs and other enterprises will be able to accelerate their digitalization strategies, launch new services, fight fraud and meet relevant regulat ... Read more »
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Actility, industry leader in Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks, and IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, unite forces to demonstrate a unique capability delivering seamless and secure device activation, connectivity and lifecycle management for both LoRaWAN and LTE-based IoT. COLOMBES, France-Wednesday, February 28th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- To achieve its full potential, IoT requires flexible deployment and seamless connectivity between multiple different networks. Actility’s roaming aggregation of LoRaWAN networks combined with IDEMIA’s M-Trust Secure Services platform, removes the complexities of connecting IoT devices and allows frictionless connectivity management. The combination of solutions from Actility and IDEMIA allows Mobile Network Operators, IoT device manufacturers, IoT service providers and solution vendors to conveniently activate and secure devices and seamlessly move from one IoT network to another,whilst ensuring the security between t ... Read more »
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Leading Arabic digital platform offers instant access to a world of reading on-demand The first online research library of its kind offers readers unrivalled access to hundreds of thousands of publications from the Arab world Academia Arabia Library turns all eyes on information, research and technology from the Arab and Islamic Worlds. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates-Wednesday, February 28th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] Stemming from a commitment to improve and modernize research and publishing standards in the Middle East, comes the launch of Academia Arabia Library; a membership-based library for readers and researchers interested in scholarly and scientific publications from the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The new platform offers members unlimited access to a growing database of hundreds of thousands of full-text searchable e-books, journal articles, research reports and theses and dissertations from the leading research and publishing houses across the Middle East and Asia. The majorit ... Read more »
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BANGALORE, India-Wednesday, February 28th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today that NU Hospitals, a leading nephrology care center in India, has standardized on Masimo technologies across the continuum of care. NU Hospitals have entered into a strategic partnership with Masimo to adopt technologies in their operating rooms (ORs), intensive care units (ICUs), dialysis beds, and general wards at both of their facilities in Bangalore. “We have been evaluating various technologies that could help our clinicians improve patient safety and at the same time help reduce the cost of care. Masimo, with its innovative range of solutions – including remote monitoring systems, depth of sedation monitoring, and noninvasive monitoring of hemoglobin and fluid responsiveness – will help us accomplish these twin objectives,” said Dr. Prasanna Venkatesh, Pediatric Urologist & Managing Director, NU Hospitals. NU Hospitals’ ORs will be equipped with Masimo Root® P ... Read more »
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INGELHEIM, Germany-Wednesday, February 28th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] Rare Disease Day draws attention to the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of IPF. Even though international guidelines recommend to offer antifibrotic treatment to the majority of individuals with IPF, research in Europe shows that around 40% of patients with confirmed IPF do not receive antifibrotic treatment.1 Boehringer Ingelheim provides physicians with insights into progression of IPF as well as the benefits of early diagnosis and intervention. (BUSINESS WIRE) -- On Rare Disease Day, 28 February, Boehringer Ingelheim emphasises the question: ‘Why wait in IPF?´ while awareness activities are focussing on highlighting the benefits of early diagnosis and considering early treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). IPF is a rare, debilitating and fatal lung disease which affects approximately 3 million people worldwide.2 Diagnosing IPF can be difficult because typically, patients with IPF present with n ... Read more »
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BARCELONA, Spain-Wednesday, February 28th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today, at MWC 2018, Lenovo reinforced its 2018 vision for technology innovations, moving its core strategy to Augmented Intelligence. With its roots in the PC space, Lenovo has created one of the most complete collections of smart AI devices, giving it a unique advantage to provide the three key elements of Intelligence: Data, Computing Power and Algorithm. Through new AR, VR and voice-activated technologies demonstrated at the show, Lenovo gives you powerful new ways to live, work and play. From intuitive new voice-enabled Yoga™ 2-in-1 laptops launched today, to transformative Moto Mods, to advanced data center solutions, Lenovo makes all the critical human connections to AI, from devices to data center. A Different Smartphone Experience At MWC, Motorola will be illustrating how it continues to challenge the industry with premium smartphone features at great value price points, and how innovation liv ... Read more »
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SACRAMENTO, Calif.-Wednesday, February 28th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Hospital Quality Institute (HQI), the California Hospital Association and the Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) have formed a partnership to accelerate the reduction of medical errors and eliminate preventable patient deaths in hospitals across the Golden State. The central focus of the partnership will be an innovative, publicly available digital dashboard that will provide timely hospital patient safety data to hospitals, clinicians and consumers alike. Unlike other patient safety tracking systems, which typically rely on data that is up to two years old, the data available on the digital dashboard will be updated regularly and posted on the websites of participating hospitals. “Patients and the public will be able to access important, up-to-date information on the continuous improvement of patient care provided by California hospitals,” said Julie Morath, HQI President and CEO. Accordi ... Read more »
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BARCELONA, Spain-Wednesday, February 28th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim announced today that the institution would partner with the GSMA and mobile network operators around the globe to harness big data from the Internet of Things (IoT) to help end extreme poverty and unlock new drivers of economic growth. The initiative, announced at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, will unlock new insights from anonymized data collected by mobile network operators through IoT devices and aggregate data from smartphone use. It will also call on industry leaders, development partners and governments to work together in building a strong enabling environment for the IoT while protecting personal privacy. This is the first broad scope initiative involving the mobile communications industry and a major multilateral development bank, and is convened by the GSMA, which represents nearly 800 mobile network operators and more than 300 compani ... Read more »
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LONDON-Saturday, February 24th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- IBC is thrilled to announce that Keith Underwood, Director of Strategy and Technology at Channel 4, has accepted the role of Guest Chair of the Conference for IBC2018. The position involves acting as the figurehead and brand ambassador for IBC, setting the vision for the programme and increasing awareness and engagement with IBC across both traditional and converging media markets. Keith is the Channel 4 Executive Committee member responsible for strategy and corporate development, broadcast operations, content management, corporate systems and the development of Channel 4’s digital products. His achievements at the public broadcaster include the launch of All 4, Channel 4’s award-winning video on demand service that replaced 4oD in 2015. “The media industry is experiencing profound shifts in consumer behaviour, competitive dynamics, and technological innovation.” Keith Underwood said. “Relentless disruption of es ... Read more »
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PARIS-Wednesday, February 28th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) will hold a conference call on April 20, 2018 to discuss the results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2018. The conference call is scheduled to begin at 8:30 am US Eastern time and a press release regarding the results will be issued at 7:00 am US Eastern time. To access the conference call, listeners should contact the Conference Call Operator at +1 (800) 288-8967 within North America or +1 (612) 333-4911 outside of North America approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call, and ask for the “Schlumberger Earnings Conference Call.” A webcast of the conference call will be broadcast simultaneously at www.slb.com/irwebcast on a listen-only basis. Listeners should log in 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to test their browsers and register for the webcast. Following the end of the conference call, a replay will be available at www.slb.com/irwebcast until May 2 ... Read more »
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In 2017 the Mobile Money Industry Processed US$1 Billion a Day, Generating Direct Revenues of $2.4 Billion BARCELONA-Wednesday, February 28th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today unveiled its seventh annual ‘State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money’, offering a current snapshot of the mobile money landscape and highlighting the impact that greater financial inclusion has on lives, economies and innovation. The report provides the only comprehensive picture of mobile money around the globe. Today, with more than 690 million registered accounts in over 90 countries, mobile money has evolved into the leading payment platform for the digital economy in many emerging markets. The report shows that, in 2017, the mobile money industry processed transactions worth a billion dollars a day, generating direct revenues of over $2.4 billion. “As the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) enter their third year, mobile technology is proving to be an essential tool for deliveri ... Read more »
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Global Brands Including Booking.com, British Gas, ITV, Pizza Hut Delivery and Subway Launch Live RCS Business Messaging Services BARCELONA, Spain-Wednesday, February 28th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today announced that multiple global brands including 1-800 Contacts, 1-800-Flowers.com, Booking.com, ITV, Snaptravel and Subway have launched live trials of RCS Business Messaging based on the GSMA’s Universal Profile for Advanced Messaging (UP). The service upgrades existing SMS business messaging to create a richer and more interactive experience for consumers, allowing them to engage directly with brands within the messaging platform via artificial intelligence and chatbots. There will be a number of live demonstrations showcased at the GSMA Innovation City at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. “In the space of a year, operator RCS launches have almost doubled from 30 to 55, underpinned by the Universal Profile, and have the potential to double again in 2018. ... Read more »
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ZURICH & LONDON & NEW YORK-Wednesday, February 28th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Egon Zehnder, the world’s leadership advisory firm, today announced its 2017 financial results, reporting a 4% increase in global revenue to CHF 668.0 million versus CHF 639.5 million in 2016. At constant exchange rates, 2017 revenue increased by 5%. Egon Zehnder’s 2017 fiscal performance reflects sustained growth across all major geographies and service lines. The Consultant base expanded to 448 worldwide at the close of the 2017 fiscal, with a global footprint that spans 68 offices across 40 countries. The Firm continued to broaden its leadership solutions offerings resulting in double-digit growth in leadership advisory revenues. In addition to executive search and board advisory, the firm’s service portfolio encompasses executive assessment, leadership development, team effectiveness, and cultural and organizational transformation. “Our sustained year-over-year growth is a reflection of o ... Read more »
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The companies will be exploring the benefits of Cloud RAN and Fronthaul transport in the UK TIP Community Lab RICHARDSON, Texas & BARCELONA, Spain-Tuesday, February 27th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- ADVA, BT and Mavenir have announced that they will be collaborating on a number of research projects at the UK’s Telecom Infra Project (TIP) Community Lab based at the BT Labs in Adastral Park, Ipswich. TIP is an engineering-focused initiative driven by operators, suppliers, developers, integrators, and startups, aimed at challenging the traditional methods used for the deployment of network infrastructure. At the BT Labs, ADVA, BT and Mavenir will be testing and validating the benefits of Cloud RAN (vRAN) using non-ideal infrastructure for fronthaul, to try and promote innovation in future mobile network deployments. The approach is to investigate and test solutions that will dynamically reduce the cost of future network deployment by reconsidering fronthaul technologies t ... Read more »
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