IFC Helps Network International Expand Access to Payment Infrastructure in the Middle East and Africa

According to McKinsey, credit, debit card and ATM penetration in MidEast and Africa is the lowest in the world

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the IFC Middle East and North Africa Fund, managed by IFC Asset Management Company, today announced a combined indirect equity investment of $30 million via the WP/GA consortium fund in Network International, a leading provider of payment solutions, to expand the payment infrastructure in the Middle East and Africa.

Mavenir Unveils the Mavenir RCS Cloud Platform and Interconnection Hub

Provides open framework to enable diverse innovation from an industry-wide Ecosystem

Mavenir, the global leaders in software-defined infrastructure solutions with a world-leading installed base of advanced messaging solutions that support more than 3.5 billion of subscribers across 350 operators, today announced the launch of its cloud-based Rich Communication Services (RCS) Platform and Hub, further expanding its globally deployed suite of flagship RCS solutions that support tens of millions of subscribers worldwide.

Netcracker Provides End-to-End BSS and OSS Transformation Program to Telefónica

Enabling Telefónica's wholesale and roaming business to deliver digital services faster

Netcracker Technology announced today that Telefónica Business Solutions is using an end-to-end BSS/OSS stack from Netcracker to help it become a more automated and efficient service provider by enabling the faster delivery of business services and with a significant cost reduction.

Netcracker will provide a complete end-to-end IT stack, including BSS and OSS, for Telefónica’s worldwide Wholesale and Roaming businesses. The company will also use Netcracker’s implementation and consulting expertise to accelerate the delivery and monetization of new services.

Sonus and Palo Alto Networks Team to Deliver Advanced Mobile Network RCS Protection

Joint architecture allows MNOs to implement new policies that block unauthorized traffic on EPC networks

Sonus Networks, Inc., a global leader in securing Cloud and real-time communications, today announced a new architecture designed to mitigate the impacts of rogue LTE endpoint devices and erroneous IP traffic crossing 4G-LTE mobile networks.

Fujitsu Introduces Low-cost, Access-Agnostic Solution for Service Delivery

Virtual Access Network solution replaces costly hardware and cuts long provisioning times

Fujitsu Network Communications will introduce its Virtual Access Network (VAN) solution at the OFC Conference this week. The solution lifts the cost and time barriers to small-to-medium business (SMB) service deployment by eliminating purpose-built routing devices and manual provisioning, while utilizing any access technology to deliver services.

“It increases the accessible market by enabling low-cost expansion to new service areas and customer populations. It also offers long-term opportunity with the potential for innovative future service offerings.”

Gartner Says Detection and Response is Top Security Priority in 2017

Worldwide Spending on Information Security to Reach $90 Billion in 2017


STAMFORD, Conn., March 14, 2017 — Organisations are transforming their security spending strategy in 2017, moving away from prevention-only approaches to focus more on detection and response, according to Gartner, Inc. Worldwide spending on information security is expected to reach $90 billion in 2017, an increase of 7.6 per cent over 2016, and to top $113 billion by 2020. Spending on enhancing detection and response capabilities is expected to be a key priority for security buyers through 2020.

Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform Supports VoLTE, VoWi-Fi in High Volume Mobile Segment

Designed for OEMs and ODMs to bring advanced connectivity features to emerging regions

MAR 20, 2017 NEW DELHI - Qualcomm products mentioned within this press release are offered by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

UN Broadband Commission: Time for a 'New Deal' for Broadband To Reach Everyone

Innovative industry collaboration and new public-private partnership models essential

Geneva, 16 March 2017 - The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development held its 2017 Spring Meeting in Hong Kong, SAR of China, today, and committed to concrete actions that will spur the roll-out of broadband around the world. Currently, some 5 billion people are without mobile broadband access, meaning that the paths to access digital services and applications are currently blocked for much of the world's population, thereby holding back progress towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

TIA Urges DC to Invest in Connectivity Infrastructure to Advance Smart Communities

Joint Letter Sent Today Welcomes House E&C Subcommittee Focus on 'Smart' Technology at Local Level

Arlington, Va. (March 16, 2017) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today  applauded action in the U.S. House on policy measures to enhance the deployment of "smart" technology at the local level. In a letter sent to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, TIA and several other groups offer support for a Smart Communities Bill that promotes the use of advanced technologies and systems.

Broadband Forum launches new Council for NG-PON2

Council will focus on delivering the promise of this new technology

Fremont, California, 16 March 2017. The Broadband Forum today welcomes NG-PON2 Forum members, integrating the NG-PON2 Forum to create the new NG-PON2 Council, which will aim to accelerate the development of NG-PON2 technology as it continues to gain momentum.
 

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