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Oando Energy Resources Announces Additional 2,500 bopd Production Capacity From Ebendo Field

About Oando Energy Resources Inc. (OER)

OER currently has a broad suite of producing, development and exploration properties in the Gulf of Guinea (predominantly in Nigeria) with current production of approximately 5,205 bopd from the Abo Field in OML 125 and the Ebendo Field. OER has been specifically structured to take advantage of current opportunities for indigenous companies in Nigeria, which currently has the largest population in Africa, and one of the largest oil and gas resources in Africa. read more

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“In each market where wind energy is being developed, the state is a big player in the initial stages of industry development and is often the sponsor of pilot projects.”

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iBurst joins growing list of MEF Wireless Members

South Africa welcomes 2nd MEF member and announces read more

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Telecom Italia is Europe’s First CE 2.0 Company

The MEF today announces that Telecom Italia has become the first European Service Provide to achieve CE 2.0 certification. read more

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“The time for a sustainable use of renewables is now. We do not have a choice. Clean energy is the way to go.”

Exclusive interview with Engineer Martin Manuhwa, Managing Director of ZAIDG, Zimbabwe and speaker at the upcoming Clean Power Africa conference. read more

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“Solar investors, project developers and EPCs are shifting from a short term cost per Watt focus to a more accurate measure of a system’s value based on the levelized cost of electricity, expressed as cost per kilowatt hour.”

Exclusive interview with StephanPadlewski, Market & Program Leader at DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions.  DuPont is a silver sponsor at the upcoming Clean Power Africa.  A DuPont specialist will also address the solar conference session on:  “Know What is in Your Modules – Materials Matter”. read more

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Tanzania’s Healthy Pregnancy Text Message Service Reaches 100,000 Subscribers in 15 Weeks

The unique healthy pregnancy text messaging (SMS) service reached 100,000 active registrants in March 2013. More than 4 million text messages have been sent to those who signed up for the free healthy pregnancy and safe motherhood information, since the launch late November 2012. read more

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Alaska gets Carrier Ethernet 2.0

Alaska Communications’ CE 2.0 certified services will benefit business, government and consumer markets read more

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SATH initiative to focus on minimizing groundnut aflatoxin contamination

by Wallace Mawire

 

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The Southern Africa Trade Hub (SATH) is planning to partner with organizations in need of technical assistance along the groundnut value chain to minimize risk of aflatoxin contamination, according to a SATH spokesperson.
According to SATH, groundnuts are one of Southern Africa’s most important crops, but contamination by the carcinogenic fungus aflatoxin has become a public health issue and a significant barrier to trade. Risks associated with the fungus include liver cancer, impaired growth for children under five and suppression of the immune system. read more

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Regional Air Core Drilling Continues to Identify Anomalous Gold at PMI Gold’s Kubi Gold Project

Key Points:

  • PMI Gold’s Kubi tenements are located 15km south of and along strike from AngloGold Ashanti’s high grade Obuasi Mine (60Moz pre-mined), and 12km north-east of Perseus Mining’s 6.6Moz Edikan Gold Mine.
    • Regional Air Core drilling, targeting favourable structures and gold anomalies identified in previous auger drilling, continues to identify zones of shallow gold mineralization along the highly prospective Ashanti and Kubi Shears which strike for the length of the Kubi Project.
    • A total of 549 Air Core holes have been drilled for 24,818m. All assay results have been received.
    Results indicate shallow anomalous gold is extensively distributed along the Ashanti and Kubi Shears, identifying valuable exploration targets for further follow-up drilling. Encouraging intersections received include (true width is 60-70% of the stated intersection length):
    • 24m @ 1.87g/t Au from 0m
    • 10m @ 3.42g/t Au from 9m
    • 11m @ 1.19g/t Au from 21m
    • 2m @ 5.43g/t Au from 18m

    PMI Gold Corporation (TSX: PMV) (ASX: PVM) is pleased to announce a regional Air Core drilling program at their 100% owned Kubi Gold Project has been completed and all assay results have been received. read more

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Breast Cancer More Aggressive in Men

Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG) works through private institutions to improve the quality of life in rural and urban poor communities of Uganda. UHMG works towards increasing access to affordable quality health solutions in malaria, HIV/AIDS, family planning and maternal and child health interventions. read more

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After the first 20 Equipment Vendors certified for CE 2.0, Service Providers now follow suit

Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Has Arrived.
Comcast Business Services is World’s First
CE 2.0 Service Provider

After the first 20 Equipment Vendors certified for CE 2.0,
Service Providers now follow suit
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.
NetEvents, Wednesday 20th February 2013, Phuket,Thailand: Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company based in the U.S., has become the first Service Provider in the world to achieve CE 2.0 status. 

“A milestone was reached this year when for the first time Carrier Ethernet services share of bandwidth exceeded the sum total of all legacy telecoms services across the world, with Frost & Sullivan, Vertical Systems and Infonetics predicting a near $48 billion services market by 2015. We are therefore very pleased to see that Comcast has achieved the latest milestone in our industry – becoming the first CE 2.0 Service Provider,” said Nan Chen, President, MEF.

The news follows the MEF’s recent announcement of the first twenty vendors to offer Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certified products in San Diego on January 29th.  According to the MEF, this will mean a surge in the number of access providers in the Carrier Ethernet industry, new markets for regional providers, application-oriented SLAs, optimized mobile backhaul and cloud service delivery.

Ihab Tarazi, Chairman of the MEF added: “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 CE 2.0 vendors 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.

“It is a natural outcome that the Service Provider community will seek out equipment vendors with CE 2.0 certification,” says Kevin Vachon, COO of the MEF.  “Now we expect to see the enterprises specifying CE 2.0 services from their service provider partners.”

Latest 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 Vachon: “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 Metcalfe, Inventor of the Ethernet, summed up saying: “40 years after its inception, Ethernet continues to innovate.  CE 2.0 gives service providers and vendors the ability to drive global interconnection and deliver a whole host of services to enterprises rapidly and with multiple classes of service and robust service level agreements.  Carrier Ethernet continues to dominate and surpass all other WAN technologies and services on the market.”


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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New Research by Constellation Research Analyzes IT Services Market Ahead of NAASCOM

Investment in IP will accelerate Indian IT firms’ growth; Buyers want next gen IT services, outcomes from Indian IT vendors; Report criticizes partnerships with mega software vendors

 

(PR.com)– Constellation Research, Inc., the award-winning research and advisory firm focused on disruptive technologies, announced the publication of “Clients Want Outcomes, Are Indian IT Services Vendors Ready?” by Constellation Research CEO and Principal Analyst, R “Ray” Wang. This report reveals that IT Services firms that invest in Intellectual Property (IP)-based offerings will experience accelerated growth in the next 24-36 months. Research conducted by Constellation Research shows a staggering 80% of clients surveyed prefer ‘outcomes’ rather than technologies or solutions from IT service providers. The resulting demand-side dynamics of this preference will compel services firms to focus on IP versus vanilla offerings.

This “Big Idea” report explores the future of the IT services market and helps buyers understand what to expect from Indian IT service providers. Based on the shifts in the technology purchasing environment, Constellation recommends four business models for Indian IT Services providers seeking to drive non-linear growth. Indian IT services firms can create high-volume, high-value opportunities for themselves by applying differentiated intellectual property (IP) creation, enabling disruptive technology-focused business models, delivering innovation value chains, and leading partner ecosystems. 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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