PTC2012: Harnessing Disruption: Global, Mobile, Social, Local

Event: 
Date
Start Date: 
Sunday, January 15, 2012
End Date: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort and Spa,
Honolulu, Hawaii

“Harnessing Disruption: Global, Mobile, Social, Local,” will focus on how the confluence of global networks, mobile devices and apps, social networking and geo-location is creating huge new markets and businesses, while promising enormous social advantages.

Disruption is only the precursor to creation. Come join us in discussing, explaining, sharing and illustrating the many ways powerful global networks, ubiquitous and equally-capable mobile devices can support breakthrough new applications that create whole new industries.

KT selects Oracle for next-generation billing, service delivery and operational support

KT, the largest communications service provider in Korea, has selected an integrated suite of Oracle Communications applications and technology for its next-generation Billing, Service Delivery Platform (SDP) and Operational Support Systems (OSS).

Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom-Orange to form procurement joint venture

Deutsche Telekom AG and France Telecom-Orange announced yesterday they have agreed to combine their procurement activities of customer equipment, network equipment, service platforms and IT infrastructure in a 50/50 joint venture starting with four pilot-projects. For this purpose they signed a non-binding Term Sheet which will be the basis for final contracts yet to be negotiated.

Verizon acquires Terremark, driving 'everything-as-a-service' global cloud strategy

Verizon Communications Inc. Monday closed its previously announced acquisition of Terremark Worldwide, Inc., growing Verizon's presence in the global managed IT infrastructure and cloud services market. 

Terremark, which will continue to be based in Miami, will help fuel overall Verizon growth by accelerating the company's strategy to provide "everything-as-a-service" to business and government customers globally. 

The use of policy control to manage the delivery of video over mobile networks

When delivering video services, it is important to balance the delivery of video to users with the impact on the network. This whitepaper outlines several example approaches, briefly outlines which network technology might provide supporting functions and discusses several related issues. Register here for White Paper Download

Sprint to provide wireline/wireless voice and data services to health care purchasing network

Sprint Wednesday announced that VHA, an Irving, Texas-based health care purchasing network, has agreed to a three-year contract extension with Sprint worth an estimated $1.2 billion. Sprint, a primary telecom carrier to VHA since 1997, will continue to provide wireless services -- including solutions and handsets -- as well as wireline and data capabilities to VHA and Provista members.

Open source cloud computing chosen as Korean service provider's public cloud

Cloud.com, a provider of open source cloud computing software, today announced that KT (formerly Korea Telecom), Korea’s largest landline operator and mobile service provider, has selected its flagship technology, CloudStack, as the foundation for its new public cloud offering, KT ucloud.

GE to build $40M smart grid center in Ontario

GE and the Government of Ontario last week announced a new $40 million Grid IQ Innovation Center, the first smart grid center of its kind for GE in Canada, to be located in Markham, Ontario. The 200,000 square foot center will develop and manufacture grid modernization technologies and encompass a global testing and simulation laboratory. The building is expected to open in July 2012.

New Smart Grid specs give superior monitoring in electricity supply

ITU G.hnem standard will link comms and electricity networks

New standards that will enable cost-effective smart grid applications such as distribution automation, smart meters, smart appliances and advanced recharging systems for electric vehicles have entered the final stage of approval at ITU.

The G.hnem standards (ITU-T Recommendations) address several smart grid applications such as distribution automation, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), demand side management (DSM), grid-to-home communications, home/building energy management, home automation, vehicle-to-grid and vehicle-to-charging station communications.

Orange Business Services partners with GDF SUEZ managing information system

Partnership emphasizes telecom provider's ability to manage traditional IT services

French energy group GDF Suez has signed a six-year deal with Orange Business Services for the management of its information system. The partnership includes standard facilities management such as hosting, infrastructure operation and running ERP applications. The partnership will also establish a shared engineering team in charge of developing the Group’s solutions to match the needs of its business units as closely as possible.

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