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Dr. Michael Goodisman, Business Development Manager at Ruslan International Ltd speak about his experience and knowledge on the freight forwarding industry at PowerLogistics Asia 2013 Conference on 30th-31st October 2013 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

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Main One provides forum to expand partnerships among West African telecom operators

CEO of Main One reiterated the significance of reliable and affordable connectivity in the development of the sub-region read more

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Accra, Ghana: Africa Mining Investment & Development Summit 2013

Event: Africa Mining Investment & Development Summit 2013 read more

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Director, Product Marketing, Etisalat: “FTTH is necessary for businesses and consumers”

Ahead of the Broadband MEA 2013 conference, taking place on the 19th-20th March 2013 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai, UAE, Dubai, UAE, we speak to Maen Haddad, Director/Product Marketing, Etisalat on the latest broadband developments in the region and his views on issues such as piracy and FTTH deployment. read more

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South Africa should use its BRICS membership to address Africa’s poor infrastructure

South Africa should leverage its position in BRICS to increase investments in the development and upgrade of Africa’s inadequate infrastructure, says David Humphrey, Global Head of Power and Infrastructure at Standard Bank Group. read more

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Regional Manager Gulf, Google: “Mobile search is becoming increasingly crucial”

Mohamad Mourad, Regional Manager Gulf, Google is delivering a keynote of the opening day of the Broadband MEA conference, taking place on the 19th-20th March 2013 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai, UAE. Ahead of the show we speak to him about his role and what opportunities he sees for Google in the region. read more

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Doran Davies, Director of Products, HTC, Middle East and Africa is speaking on the subject of evolving data consumption habits at the Broadband MEA conference

Doran Davies, Director of Products, HTC, Middle East and Africa is speaking on the subject of evolving data consumption habits at the Broadband MEA conference, taking place on the 19 – 20, March 2013 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai, UAE. We catch up with him ahead of the show to find out more about his thoughts regarding the handset market. read more

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Hani Alami, CEO, Coolnet, is speaking about wireless networks on Day One of the Broadband MEA conference, taking place from the 19-20 March 2013 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai, UAE.

Hani Alami, CEO, Coolnet, is speaking about wireless networks on Day One of the Broadband MEA conference, taking place from the 19-20 March 2013 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai, UAE. Ahead of the show we speak with him about the impact of Coolnet on the region and the benefits of operating a wide area Wi-Fi network…. read more

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World Water Day: South Africa has most progressive water policies, but fails with implementation

African Utility Week to look at municipalities’ key water challenges read more

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It’s the Design Indaba Music Circuit: Get all the Details

32 Artists. 10 shows, 8 venues. 3 days. 1 city: From February 27 to 1 March, Cape Town will resonate to the melody of designer beats. read more

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Carrier Ethernet 2.0 pioneers pave way for Ethernet access surge

First wave of CE 2.0 certified products has been announced
January, San Diego, CA: A surge in the number of access providers in the Ethernet community, new markets for regional providers, application-oriented SLA’s, optimized mobile backhaul and cloud service delivery… these are among the benefits now on offer, according to Ihab Tarazi Chairman of the Board, MEF (MetroEthernet Forum), speaking today at the gala announcement of the first twenty vendors to offer Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certified products. Other speakers included Ethernet inventor, Bob Metcalfe, and MEF President Nan Chen. 

“The companies’ achievements are are a testament to their commitment to outstanding delivery for the Carrier market” said Ihab Tarazi. “Certification will enable service providers to choose equipment vendors with greater speed, clarity and certainty. CE 2.0 Certification marks a significant moment in the life of the MEF and Carrier Ethernet.”

The first twenty vendors certified are: Accedian, Altera, BTI Systems, Ciena, Cisco, Cyan, FibroLAN, Huawei, Infinera, Juniper Networks, MRV, Omnitron, Overture, PT Inovacao, Pulsecom, RAD Data Communications, Telco Systems, Tellabs, Transition Networks and Transmode.

Next generation CE 2.0 extends the original purpose of Carrier Ethernet with vital added features, including multiple classes of service, greater manageability and easier interconnect for eight standard service types, enabling new levels of efficiency for mobile backhaul, making it easier for a large number of access providers to join the Carrier Ethernet community and establish Carrier Ethernet as a business class cloud service carrier. According to Nan Chen, MEF President: “The main market drivers continue to dominate business: bandwidth growth, mobile data and LTE migration and the growth of public and private cloud computing.”

Bob Mandeville President and Founder of test lab Iometrix, responsible for MEF’s testing process, outlined the challenges of meeting the new exacting standards: “CE 2.0 is a difficult accreditation to achieve.  To be recognised as CE 2.0 certified, each company must pass a suite that totals 634 stringent tests. Over 155 companies are now certified for CE 1.0 and the adoption signs for 2.0 are exciting. The demand for certified products and services is a driving force, and we expect a significant increase in service provider certifications not only from established markets, but also from developing economies in 2013.”

Carrier Ethernet has become the industry’s biggest success story of the past decade. For the first time this year, CE services share of bandwidth exceeded the sum total of all legacy telecoms services across the world, making it the dominant technology in the carrier space, according to Vertical Systems Group. Last year over 1.2 billion new Ethernet ports were shipped (400 million wired and 800 million wireless) according to IDC, and Frost & Sullivan, Vertical Systems and Infonetics predict a near $48+ billion services market by 2015.

Bob Metcalfe, Inventor of the Ethernet, summed up the gala certificate award ceremony, saying: “40 years after its inception, Ethernet continues to innovate.  CE 2.0 gives, service providers and vendors the ability drive global interconnection and deliver a whole host of services to enterprises rapidly and with multiple classes of service and robust service level agreements.  These twenty companies are the first to recognize this enormous potential. It gives them a distinct competitive advantage, as Carrier Ethernet continues to dominate and surpass all other technologies and services on the market.”

About The MEF:
The MEF is a global industry alliance comprising more than 200 organizations including telecommunications service providers, cable MSOs, network equipment/software manufacturers, semiconductors vendors and testing organizations. The MEF’s mission is to accelerate the worldwide adoption of Carrier-class Ethernet networks and services. The MEF develops Carrier Ethernet technical specifications and implementation agreements to promote interoperability and deployment of Carrier Ethernet worldwide
.For more information about the Forum, including a complete listing of all current MEF members, please visit the MEF web site at http://www.MetroEthernetForum.org/
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Solar Energy conference to look at sustainability issues and global developments

 

Cape Town is to host The Solar Future: South Africa Conference on February 12 – 13, 2013

 

Global research shows that South Africa is the third best solar location globally as it has one of the highest and most stable solar radiations in the world. With 2500 hours of sunshine annually – equalling one third of a year or four entire months including nightly hours – the opportunities for this renewable energy source are vast. read more

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Africa making encouraging strides in agriculture and food security, says Commissioner Tumusiime

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, January 24, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ AUC’s Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture Mrs Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, has reiterated that commendable progress has been achieved in the agricultural sector on the continent. read more

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Ethiopia’s Tekeda Alemu Feigns Concern over Djibouti-Eritrea Relations

Sophia Tesfamariam

 

It is rather interesting that Tekeda Alemu would today feign concern and call on Eritrea to show a “pacific disposition” towards Djibouti, Somalia and Ethiopia[i].  As this author recalls, it was Tekeda Alemu that asked the US to break the otherwise amicable and neighborly Djibouti-Eritrea relations. How can Eritrea have a “pacific disposition” to Ethiopia when for over a decade Ethiopia has been occupying its sovereign territories in violation of the Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission’s (EEBC) final and binding delimitation and demarcation decisions, international law, the United Nations and African Union Charters? As for Somalia, no one tried harder to “isolate” Eritrea from playing any meaningful role in Somalia than did the regime in Ethiopia and its handlers. Now that they have managed to create an intractable desperate situation in a dismembered and weak Somalia, don’t expect Eritrea to burn in that self created quagmire. Allow me to remind the good Ambassador of a few facts about Djibouti-Eritrea relations. read more

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