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Ozwald Boateng Steps in as Guest Editor for a Leading Issue of New African

Made In Africa Foundation

The Made In Africa Foundation is a charitable organisation, established to support strategic infrastructure projects and create sustainable solutions to some of Africa’s most pressing problems. It works to support technical feasibility studies, to kick start key infrastructure developments and to engage the African diaspora in innovative fund-raising activities. The Foundation was founded in 2011 by international designer Ozwald Boateng OBE, and Nigerian businessman Kola Aluko, and is supported by Atlantic Energy. read more

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14th Annual FPSO Congress 2013. Driving FPSO Project Profitability through Sustainable Business Models and Technological Advancements

We have reached a milestone for our 14th FPSO Congress this year. As we look back at the past 13 years, the growth of our event has indeed mirrored that of the FPSO industry, and this year is no exception. read more

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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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Connecting West Africa 11-12 June 2013 Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar, Senegal

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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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Smart Card Market Focusing on Services to Sustain Growth, finds Frost & Sullivan

Commoditisation of physical smart cards and the progressive digitalisation of services motivate strategic re-think read more

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Seizing the Digital Growth Opportunities in a better Connected East Africa

East Africa Com
21-22 May 2013
Safari Park Hotel,
Nairobi, Kenya
Visit the website: www.comworldseries.com/eafrica 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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First Mobile Money Africa Awards to honour industry’s most innovative projects and companies

Mobile Money Africa returns to Johannesburg in May read more

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TechNavio Announces the Publication of Its Research Report – Global Scientific Instrument Market 2012-2016

TechNavio’s report, the Global Scientific Instrument Market 2012-2016, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Americas, and the EMEA and APAC regions. The report includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

 

London, United Kingdom (PR.com)– TechNavio today launched its report Global Scientific Instrument Market 2012-2016 based on an in-depth analysis covering the Americas, and the EMEA and APAC regions. The report aims to aid decision makers’ understanding of the present and future landscape of the market. 

Commenting on the report, an analyst from TechNavio’s Engineering team said: “The Global Scientific Instrument market is growing at a rapid pace. Therefore, several major players in the market are trying to expand their presence in the market. A number of mergers, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are taking place in the market space. Many big players and emerging contenders in the Global Scientific Instrument market are looking for mergers and acquisitions. Moreover, many vendors are creating alliances with smaller and bigger companies to capture more market share. This enhances their distribution channels and improves their market reach. Thus, mergers and acquisitions help companies remain competitive in the market.” read more

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TechNavio Announces the Publication of Its Research Report – Global Metamaterial Market 2012-2016

TechNavio’s report, the Global Metamaterial Market 2012-2016, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Americas, and the the APAC and EMEA regions. The report includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

 

London, United Kingdom, March 10, 2013 –(PR.com)– TechNavio today launched its report Global Metamaterial Market 2012-2016 based on an in-depth analysis covering the APAC regions, North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and South America. The report aims to aid decision makers’ understanding of the significant trends impacting this market.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from TechNavio’s Clean Tech team said: “The increase in Research and Development activities to achieve technological advancements in metamaterial is one of the key positive trends in the Global Metamaterial market. Research on metamaterial is being conducted by various large organizations and enterprises such as Toyota Central Research and Development Labs. These Research activities not only focus on the development of metamaterial design procedures, such as topology design, but have also led to the development of various microwave and millimeter-wave metamaterial applications in products such as resonators, couplers, small antennas, negative refractive index lenses, and absorbers.” 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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More than 400 smart grid vendors vying for $66bn emerging markets opportunity

WASHINGTON /PRNewswire/ — Across 35 emerging market countries, there are more than 400 vendors vying for the more than $66 billion smart grid market opportunity by 2023. Among these 400 vendors, the number of local-based vendors active in smart grid projects currently exceeds the number of large international vendors, signaling an opening up of the smart grid vendor landscape. A new study from Northeast Group – Emerging Markets Smart Grid: Vendor Analysis – highlights this growing trend as well as the increasing level of collaboration between international and local-based vendors. Among the local vendors, over 160 of them based in Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, Middle East & North Africa, South Africa, and Southeast Asia are well positioned in the smart grid market. Of these, over 25% are already active in significant smart grid projects. read more

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Westcon Group Achieves Microsoft Gold Communications Competency in EMEA

First Distributor Globally to Achieve Designation for Microsoft® Lync® Based on Rigorous Standards for Unified Communications Competency read more

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