AirHop's Self-Organizing Network Solutions Uses Open Source SDN & NFV Platform

AirHop Joins Open Networking Lab as a collaborator and brings real-time SON expertise to ONOS project

San Diego, California:

The Future of IoT Connectivity

The Availability of Mobile Data Connectivity is Key

As the Internet of Things (IoT) matures, and begins to mean more than the oversimplified (and over-hyped) early examples, such as the much maligned connected fridge, it has become clear that mobile networks will be crucial for ensuring connectivity of devices. It’s beyond doubt that mobile data connectivity (3G/4G) will be key to this, until the arrival of 5G at least.

Interdigital Mobile Edge Computing Proof of Concept Accepted by ETSI

'FLIPS-Flexible IP-based Services' proposal submitted

WILMINGTON,DE

InterDigital, Inc., a mobile technology research and development company, today announced that ETSI’s Industry Specification Group for Mobile Edge Computing (ISG MEC) officially accepted the proposal submitted by the company and four other collaborators titled “FLIPS – Flexible IP-based Services.” The proof-of-concept is the fourth accepted by the ETSI group, joining proofs-of-concept by China Mobile, Intel, Nokia and Telecom Italia.

GlobalPlatform Announces Publishing of Latest White Paper

GP's simplified end to end framework speeds up deployment of contactless payment solutions

Industry association GlobalPlatform has published its latest white paper, ‘End-to-End Simplified Service Management Framework: Streamlining Payment Service Management Using GlobalPlatform Technologies’. The paper introduces the End-to-End Simplified Framework and educates readers on how to use the document. The framework provides a template of the relevant specifications, both from GlobalPlatform and other industry bodies, needed to deploy a GlobalPlatform service on a near field communication (NFC)-enabled mobile device, with an initial focus on contactless payments.

Seven global telecom companies join Global Network Initiative, promote privacy across ICT

Move extends GNI’s global company constituency to encompass Internet and comms companies

From February 1st, Millicom, Nokia, Orange, Telefónica, Telenor Group, TeliaSonera, and Vodafone Group will have official observer status within the GNI. Observer status, which lasts for one year and precedes full GNI membership, is an opportunity for the ID companies to engage directly within GNI’s unique multi-stakeholder forum of ICT companies, human rights and press freedom groups, academics and investors.

Intelsat 29e, the First Intelsat EpicNG Satellite, Successfully Launched into Orbit

Launch begins a new era of high throughput satellite services

Luxembourg:

Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of satellite services, today announced that Intelsat 29e, the first of the Intelsat EpicNG high throughput satellites, was launched successfully from French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 vehicle. Liftoff occurred at 6:20 pm EST. The Intelsat 29e satellite separated from the rocket’s upper stage 38 minutes after launch, at 6:58 pm EST, and signal acquisition has been confirmed.

TeleCommunication Systems and Intersec Partner

Joint venture expands LBS offerings to markets worldwide

Annapolis, Md. and Paris, France

Microsoft's secret weapon for growth in the cloud: email

CEO reporting better than expected 2nd quarter earnings

Reuters

San Francisco (Reuters) - In reporting better-than-expected fiscal second-quarter earnings on Thursday, Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella touted his company's success in the cloud.

"Businesses everywhere are using the Microsoft Cloud as their digital platform to drive their ambitious transformation agendas," he said.

U.S. utilities worry about cyber cover after Ukraine grid attack

A similar attack in the US could leave millions of people in the dark.

Reuters

(Reuters) - U.S. utilities are looking hard at their cyber vulnerabilities and whether they can get insurance to cover what could be a multi-billion dollar loss after hackers cut electric power to more than 80,000 Ukrainians last month.

The Dec. 23 incident in Ukraine was the first cyber attack to cause a power outage, and is one of just a handful of incidents in which computer hacking has caused physical effects on infrastructure rather than the loss or theft of electronic data.

Synchronoss Enhances Activation Services Platform to Accelerate Customer Acquisition for Carriers

Market leading platform enriched to increase functionality, scalability and accessibility

CES 2016

BRIDGEWATER, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNCR), the leader in mobile cloud innovation and software-based activation for mobile carriers, enterprises, retailers and OEMs around the world, today announced the enhancement of the Synchronoss Activation Services Platform, the next-generation version of its market leading carrier-grade activation solution. Synchronoss currently provides a wide range of device and service activation services for some of the world’s largest carriers including AT&T, Reliance and Vodafone.

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