Johannesburg gets ready for DTC2018

JOHANNESBURG, GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA, July 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — We're a couple of days away from the highly anticipated ETION Digital Transformation Congress 2018 which set to dominate the digital transformation conversation in South Africa.

Etion DTC 2018 takes place on 26 July 2018 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, where thought leaders, industry experts as well as local and international senior executives will come together to explore the latest technology trends such as AI, IoT, blockchain, IT security, 5G, robotics, and how they will impact business operations today. The event will offer a superior networking experience with some of the biggest names in the African technology arena.

Key topics for Etion DTC 2018 include:
• “Yes we can. Yes we did. Digital Transformation in the Obama White House”.
• Developing a Digital Transformation Roadmap.
• Re-Thinking Business-IT Alignment.
• Weaving Artificial Intelligence into the Modern Organisation.
• Re-Aligning the Business Model to Effectively Engage Digital Customers.
• Tackling Security Challenges to Succeed with Digital Transformation.
• Accelerating Digital Transformation with IoT.
• Is Africa Ready for GDPR?

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Confirmed speakers for #EtionDTC:
• Tom Cochran, Obama White House and State Department Digital Leader
• Teddy Daka, Group Chief Executive Officer, Etion
• Deputy Minister of Communications, Ms Pinky Kekana
• Moshtaq Ahmad, CEO at NybSys/Racson
• Dr Lance Shingai Mambondiani, CEO, Steward Bank
• Vera Nagtegaal, Executive Head, Hippo
• Lazaros Karapanagiotidis, Head of Digital Innovation, Makro SA
• Lisa Macloed, Head of Digital, Tiso Blackstar
• Lebo Gunguluza, Group Chairman at GEM Group
• Maeson Maherry, Chief Solutions Officer at ETION Limited
• Lee Naik, CEO of TransUnion Africa
• Jeff Yu-Jen Chen, GIBS Business School’
• Rivoningo Mhlari, Co-Founder & CEO, Rikatec
• Vijay Naidoo, CIO, Parmalat Africa
• Dr Kenny Moodley, Head of Digital & Social Media, Eskom
• Birgitta Cederstrom, Global Commercial Director, Frost & Sullivan
• Andrew Dafoor, Group Chief Executive, Alexander Forbes
• Jonathan Novotny, Co-Founder & CEO, Code4Change
• Tawanda Chatikobo, Head of Digital, Nedbank Insurance
• Andre Kritzinger, Executive Head of ICT at CIPC
• Jamie Brighton, Product and Industry Marketing at Adobe
• Hennie Viljoen, XBRL Programme Manager at CIPC
• Jason Jardine, Cyber Security Executive at Darktrace
• Mike Perk, CEO of WWC
• Priya Thakoor, Chief Digital Officer at Coca-Cola
• Paul Jolliffe, Digital Security Portfolio & Solution Design Manager at T-Systems South Africa
• Mpumi Nhlapo, Head of Partner Sales & Marketing at T-Systems

Who will you meet at #EtionDTC?
Some of the speakers, industry leaders and senior executives in attendance, will be representatives from the following organisations: ETION Limited, Adobe ,Nedbank, Coca-Cola, Eskom, Lenovo, Transnet, Sanlam, Alexander Forbes, Tiso Blackstar, Liberty Group, T-Systems, Darktrace, CIPC, GSK, GIBS Business School, Parmalat, Petro SA, Gauteng Department of Health, Lenovo, MTN Business, Multichoice, Vodacom and many more.

How to participate:
Join as an attendee: Join local and international CxOs, line-of-business (LoB) executives as well as heads of innovation, technology and strategy to discuss the techniques and tools required to implement a seamless digital transformation strategy that will drive profitability and customer centricity.

For more information regarding the conference, visit: http://www.digitaltransformationcongress.com/
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CORRECTED: University of Cape Town Awarded OpenCellular Grant to test small cell technology connected by Ammbr routers

Dr. Melissa Densmore (left), from the University of Cape Town, checking available TV White Space spectrum to link up iNethi sites.

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, July 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — In the news release, "University of Cape Town Awarded OpenCellular Grant to test small cell technology connected by Ammbr routers in Cape Town", issued on July 17 contained some inaccurate statements. The first published version incorrectly named the funder as “Facebook Telecom Infra Project”, and has been corrected to “Telecom Infra Project”, which is an organization distinct from Facebook. It also stated that the pilot would be complete by Q4 2018. This has been corrected to say that deployments would begin in Q1 2019. The complete, corrected release follows:

Ammbr Research Labs (ARL) are delighted to announce that, Dr. David Johnson, Head of ARL South Africa and Dr. Melissa Densmore and their University of Cape Town team in the UCT Centre in ICT for Development in have been awarded the OpenCellular Grant by the Telecom Infra Project. The Grant will provide OpenCellular units and project funding for the first Wave of OC Grant recipients.

UCT is collaborating with ARL on networking technology that can be deployed in areas where the cost of access is prohibitively high for residents or in areas where connectivity is absent or limited. The collaboration will see iNethi (inethi.org.za), the University of Cape Town (UCT) and ARL South Africa conduct a pilot program in the community of Ocean View, where the Ammbr mesh routers combined with open cellular base stations will be utilized to overcome the high costs of access to content and affordable last-mile access and connect the community of Ocean View to a host of opportunities through localized services and internet access.

Dr. David Johnson, who is also an adjunct senior lecturer at UCT, a director at iNethi and leads the South African branch of ARL has been working with members of the Ocean View community with his colleagues at UCT since the early days of iNethi’s community wireless network projects.

“The OpenCellular grant shows that the Telecom Infra Project believes in the capability of this team to show high impact,” Dr. Johnson explained. “The support from them both financially and institutionally represents a massive step forward in our plans to successfully deploy a mix of wide coverage lower bandwidth small cell technology and higher bandwidth WiFi access connected by mesh networking. This technology will provide free and low-cost access to locally relevant content and the Internet. I’d like to thank all of my colleagues in the Ocean View Community, University of Cape Town, and the iNethi team without whose hard work this deal and the bright future for community owned networks would not be possible.”

While there are still a few administrative details yet to be completed, you can expect the pilot program to start deployments in Q1 2019.

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About Ammbr Research Labs:
Ammbr Research Labs is the research arm of AmmbrTech SCRL and exclusively manages the research efforts for the development of AmmbrTech’s development of technological solutions.

About AmmbrTech:
AmmbrTech is a distributed technology group, headquartered in Luxembourg, with subsidiaries and operations in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, Switzerland, Singapore and Hong Kong. The Ammbr Foundation licensed AmmbrTech to develop key technologies for the Ammbr Mesh Network. For more information about AmmbrTech, please visit http://www.ammbrtech.com.

About iNethi Technologies:
INethi seeks to work with communities to co-design a content sharing and services platform for community wireless networks. Their goal is to build more resilient communities by using information technologies to help them tap into local creativity, innovation, and other resources, with an eye towards the improvement of socio-economic status. For more information about iNethi, please visit https://www.inethi.org.za.

About the University of Cape Town:
Established in 1829, UCT is ranked as the top African university in the QS World University Rankings and has an enrolment of 29 000 students, over 10 000 of which are postgraduates. UCT has also ranked among the top 10 universities in the world in development studies. For more information on UCT, please visit http://www.uct.ac.za.
The University of Cape Town (UCT) Centre in Information and Communications Technologies for Development (ICT4D) functions as an academic hub for researchers focused on creating solutions that address socio-technical problems in South Africa, across Africa, and in other developing regions. The Centre in ICT4D is a multi-disciplinary environment that seeks to produce new technologies for the developing world, while also studying the ways in which existing and emerging technologies affect and are appropriated by groups of people, particularly in under-resourced communities, please visit http://ict4d.cs.uct.ac.za/

About OpenCellular:
OpenCellular is an open source, cost-effective wireless access platform that aims to connect people living in remote areas of the world to the Internet. They are pursuing multiple approaches aimed at improving connectivity infrastructure and lowering the cost of deploying and operating that infrastructure. For more information on OpenCellular, please visit https://telecominfraproject.com/opencellular-wireless-access-platform-design/.

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National Black Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Entrepreneurship

Doing Business with Corporate America, Reentry to Society for Ex-offenders, Cannabis Legislation

This is an exciting time to be an entrepreneur.”

— Harry C. Alford, National Black Chamber of Commerce, president and CEO

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, July 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — National Black Chamber of Commerce celebrates entrepreneurship during its annual conference in Washington, DC. "A More Dynamic Economy" occurs July 19 through 21 and is to all. The conference includes panels on how to do business with corporate America, ex-offenders reentry to society and cannabis legislation.

NBCC provides resources to support the development of startups and established minority owned businesses. Our three‐day conference offers entrepreneurial resources through paneled discussions, and high‐level networking with successful entrepreneurs and business leaders, complemented by intimate breakout sessions. Participants will engage in informative dialogues with national and international leaders. Our attendees are entrepreneurs of varied industries. Topics include federal procurement for various agencies, infrastructure (including 5G deployment), Opportunity Zones, relief from burdensome regulation, Project Labor Agreements and other dynamic topics.

The Small Business Administration, US Department of Transportation and US Census Bureau will all make presentations on their respective agencies. Entrepreneurs from the countries of Senegal and Nigeria and Colombia will discuss business developments in their countries.

The Miss Black American Pageant is hosting a vibrant opening reception. You don't want to miss it! Registration is available at http://bit.ly/DynamicEconomy and is open to all.

The National Black Chamber of Commerce® is dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining African American communities through entrepreneurship and capitalistic activity within the United States and via interaction with the Black Diaspora.

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UK New Space Launch capability to be discussed at Global MilSatCom 2018

Global MilSatCom 2018

Global MilSatCom 2018

The Global MilSatCom Small Satellites and Disruptive Technology Focus Day will explore how innovation is revolutionising access to space

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, July 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Growing launch capability remains critical to continue delivering effective communications in the era of small satellites within the increasingly congested 4th domain. With the UK leading in small satellite sector, growing emphasis is being placed on new launch sites, this is evidenced by recent announcements for new funding for a spaceport in Scotland and Cornwall Spaceport’s collaboration with Virgin Orbit to deliver horizontal launch capacity in the South of England.

SMi Group are proud to announce that Spaceport Cornwall will be delivering a briefing at its Small Satellites and Disruptive Technology Focus Day on 5th November, in London at St James' Court Hotel – which will set the scene for Europe’s Leading Military Satellite Communication show Global MilSatCom 2018. http://www.globalmilsatcom.com/einpr

Mr Miles Carden, Director at Spaceport Cornwall with be presenting on: ‘Building ‘End to End’ Launch Capability for the UK’. Covering: an introduction to the Cornwall Newquay spaceport proposal and its role within the wider UK space industry framework, delivering the ability to launch suborbital vehicles and satellite systems from British soil – key approaches and considerations, how the UK Space Industry Act is future proofing the nations status as a major global space plater, building relations with leading industry stakeholders to streamline launch capability, and balancing clear and segregated airspace with connections to space gateways.

The full focus day agenda will boast high level presentations on: the next generation of launch capability, research and development of small, cube, micro and nano-satellites, how military agencies and industry are collaborating in this new era of SATCOM and more.

Focus day presenters include:

– Mr Miles Carden, Director, Spaceport Cornwall
– Mr Scott Hammond, Programme Director, Shetland Space Centre
– Mr Luis Gomes, Chief Technical Officer, Surrey Satellite Technology Limited
– Dr Robert Bond, Head of Future Propulsion, Reaction Engines Ltd
– Mr Andrew Vick, Head of Disruptive Technology, RAL Space
– Squadron Leader Adrian Holt, Innovation Scout, JHub, UK MoD
– Mr Allan Cannon, Head of Missions, Clyde Space

This year’s focus day will be an unmissable introduction to the evolution of new space technologies and is set to become a key calendar date for anyone in the satellite communications sector.

The 20th annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition will take place in London on 6th, 7th and 8th November at the QEII Conference Centre. As Europe’s leading military communications event for satellite professionals, Global MilSatCom’s reputation has been built on the high-level international speakers and decision makers it attracts and the fantastic interactive opportunities offered during the conference sessions, workshops and networking receptions.

A brochure is available to download from the event website which details the full programme and speaker details.

An early bird is available for the event; register by the 28th September to receive a £100 discount on your booking. Registrations can be made on the event website.

Small Satellites and Disruptive Technology Focus Day
5th November 2018
St James' Court Hotel, London, UK
Global MilSatCom Conference and Exhibition
6th, 7th, 8th November 2018
QEII Centre, London, UK

Lead Sponsor: SES Networks | Gold Sponsor: Airbus | Sponsors: COMSAT, Eutelsat, GOVSAT, Hughes, Intelsat General (IGC), Kratos, Laser Communications Coalition, Lockheed Martin, Newtec, Raytheon, SES GS, Thales, Viasat | Exhibitors: Baader Planetarium GMBH, Comtech Telecommunications Corp., Datapath, Inster Integrasys, SCISYS, US Air Force, XTAR

Opportunities for industry to contribute to the conference are extremely limited. For details on how your company can get involved please contact: Alia Malick on: +44 (0) 207 827 6168 or email: amalick@smi-online.co.uk

For delegate and group bookings to the events, contact James Hitchen on: +44 (0) 20 7827 6054 or jhitchen@smi-online.co.uk

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Cato Transforms SD-WAN with Identity-Aware Routing

Cato Cloud: The Future of SD-WAN.Today

The Road to a Better Network

Identity awareness makes networking policies simpler, more flexible

Identity awareness enables end-to-end, business-process optimization by abstracting SD-WAN routing and traffic prioritization policies from network details.

Identity awareness adds business context to our end-to-end, converged MPLS alternative, enabling IT to align the network to today’s dynamic business requirements.”

— Shlomo Kramer, co-founder and CEO of Cato Networks

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, July 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Cato Networks, provider of Cato Cloud, the world's first secure, global SD-WAN as a service, introduced the first identity-aware routing engine for SD-WAN. Identity awareness abstracts policy creation from the network and application architecture, enabling business-centric routing policies based on user identity and group affiliation. Identity awareness headlines a series of SD-WAN enhancements Cato is introducing today for Cato Cloud.

“We founded Cato on the premise that IT needed a new kind of carrier, one where simplicity isn’t just a mission statement but part of the company’s DNA,” says Shlomo Kramer, co-founder and CEO of Cato Networks. “Identity awareness adds business context to our end-to-end, converged and secure MPLS alternative, making it easier and simpler for IT to align with today’s dynamic business requirements and deliver an optimal user experience, everywhere.”

IDENTITY AWARENESS TRANSFORMS SD-WAN AGILITY, VISIBILITY, AND USABILITY
Enterprises have long sought to make their networks easier — easier to configure, easier to deploy and easier to manage. Essential to that goal has been abstracting network policy definition to better mirror business context.

Routing policies across legacy networks were machine-aware, requiring IP addressing information that bore little resemblance to the business. SD-WANs popularized application-aware routing policies, bringing us closer to reflecting business context in our networks. Identity-aware routing completes this evolution by utilizing organizational entities. With identity awareness, networking and security policies can direct traffic or restrict resource access based on team, department, and individual users.

Cato implements identity-aware routing seamlessly without changing the network infrastructure or the way users work. Cato dynamically correlates Microsoft Active Directory (AD) data, across distributed AD repositories, and real-time AD login events to associate a unique identity with every packet flow. Organizational context, such as groups and business units, is derived from the AD hierarchy.

Adding identity attributes to networking policies allows Cato to deliver:
* Business process QoS where prioritization is based not just on application type but the specific business process. Business-critical voice calls, such as from executive or sales, can be prioritized over other calls; file transfers, normally given low priority, can be prioritized when involving business-critical processes, such as an engineering team transferring design files for an impending product release.

* Highest level of policy abstraction where route policy definition can use familiar groups, such as departments, teams, and usernames. Identity naturally extends network policies to the user regardless of the particular devices being used or the location — whether in the office or on the road. This simplifies network management as policies are easier to define, and fewer policies need be instantiated and maintained.

* Business-centric network visibility allows detailed insight into the activity for all business entities — sites, groups, hosts, office users and mobile users. IT can quickly see how business entities use the network to help with network planning and scaling.

INDUSTRY LEADING SD-WAN FEATURES

Along with identity awareness, Cato is introducing today numerous enhancements and improvements to Cato Cloud's SD-WAN capabilities. New or enhanced features include:

* Multi-segment, policy-based routing dynamically selects the optimum path at each segment — the first mile, middle mile, and last mile. Segment-specific protocol acceleration technologies maximize global throughput. Using the robust DPI engine underlying its converged security solution, Cato is able to detect and classify hundreds of SaaS and datacenter applications regardless of port, protocol, or evasive technique and without SSL inspection. Applications are routed based on real-time link quality or preferred transport.

* Real-time network analytics expands Cato robust reporting for advanced troubleshooting. IT managers can view throughput, jitter, packet loss, latency, packet discarded, and dropped indicators with graphs for both upstream and downstream traffic as well as the top hosts and applications for real-time and historical traffic.

* Affordable and simple high availability (HA) deployment has been expanded to include more HA options. Cato Socket, Cato’s SD-WAN appliance, supports a broader mix of active/active and active/passive failover configurations for MPLS and Internet connections. Cato’s Affordable HA carries no additional recurring charge and deployment is simple with zero-touch provisioning and needing just a private or public IP address.

* Intelligent last-mile resilience has been improved to include flow-by-flow packet duplication and fast packet recovery as part of Cato’s Multi-Segment Optimization. Last-mile congestion, a significant cause of packet loss, is also mitigated through advanced QoS support for upstream/downstream bandwidth.

* Cloud and WAN traffic optimization using Cato’s Multi-Segment Optimization reduces latency by routing traffic along the optimum path to the destination site (WAN traffic) or to the entrance of the cloud service (cloud traffic). A variety of TCP enhancements increase throughput when accessing cloud and WAN resources.

CATO CLOUD: THE POWER OF CONVERGING SD-WAN AND SECURITY INTO THE CLOUD
Cato revolutionized the industry with the introduction of the first secure, cloud-based SD-WAN service. Since then Cato expanded the comprehensive set of converged security services in Cato Cloud with the Cato Threat Hunting System (CTHS), IPS, and more. Identity awareness and the rest of the enhancements being introduced today build on that momentum. All features are currently available.

To see Cato’s secure SD-WAN capabilities in action and learn more about identity-aware routing, click here to join our upcoming online demonstration of Cato Cloud.

ABOUT CATO NETWORKS
Cato Networks provides organizations with a cloud-based and secure global SD-WAN. Cato delivers an integrated networking and security platform that securely connects all enterprise locations, people, and data. Cato Cloud cuts MPLS costs, improves performance between global locations and to cloud applications, eliminates branch appliances, provides secure Internet access everywhere, and seamlessly integrates mobile users and cloud datacenters into the WAN. Based in Tel Aviv, Israel, Cato Networks was founded in 2015 by cybersecurity luminary Shlomo Kramer, co-founder of Check Point Software Technologies and Imperva, and Gur Shatz, co-founder of Incapsula. Visit www.catonetworks.com and Twitter: @CatoNetworks.

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SA Deputy Minister of Communications to speak at DTC 2018

JOHANNESBURG, GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA, July 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Deputy Minister of Communications, Ms Pinky Kekana, is set to deliver a keynote at ETION Digital Transformation Congress on 26 July 2018 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.
The congress aims to bring together local and international senior executives, speakers, and innovation leaders for what aims to be one of the most comprehensive events on digital transformation in South Africa this year.

Under the theme “Redefining the future organisation through Digital”, Etion DTC will encourage executives who will explore emerging technology trends such as AI, IoT, blockchain, GDPR, IT security, 5G, and robotics, and how they impact business operations. It is the key meeting place for business and IT leaders seeking to advance their knowledge of the latest business technologies and innovations.

As the Deputy Minister of Communications and someone from a rural town, Kekana understands and recognises the vital importance of bridging the Digital divide between people living, working and traveling in regional and remote parts of the country, as well as those from metropolitan areas.

Our society is rapidly moving towards using more cutting edge technology and more people are getting access to the internet every year. Kekana believes that rural South Africans should have access to 21st century ICT tools to run their businesses, complete their studies, and connect with family and friends.

As an agent for change, Kekana is committed to increasing the profile of women on the African Continent and promoting women’s equality more broadly. She wants everyone, but particularly women and girls, to feel empowered.

With an array of topics, speakers and delegates will tackle key issues at DTC 2018 such as:

“Yes we can. Yes we did. Digital Transformation in the Obama White House”.
Developing a Digital Transformation Roadmap.
Re-Thinking Business-IT Alignment.
Weaving Artificial Intelligence into the Modern Organisation.
Re-Aligning the Business Model to Effectively Engage Digital Customers.
Tackling Security Challenges to Succeed with Digital Transformation.
Accelerating Digital Transformation with IoT.
Is Africa Ready for GDPR?

Confirmed speakers for DTC 2018 include:

• Tom Cochran, Obama White House and State Department Digital Leader
• Teddy Daka, Group Chief Executive Officer, Etion
• Dr Lance Shingai Mambondiani, CEO, Steward Bank
• Vera Nagtegaal, Executive Head, Hippo
• Lazaros Karapanagiotidis, Head of Digital Innovation, Makro SA
• Lisa Macloed, Head of Digital, Tiso Blackstar
• Nneka Keshi, Director of Digital Marketing Africa, L’oreal
• Lee Naik, CEO of TransUnion Africa
• Jeff Yu-Jen Chen, GIBS Business School’
• Rivoningo Mhlari, Co-Founder & CEO, Rikatec
• Vijay Naidoo, CIO, Parmalat Africa
• Dr Kenny Moodley, Head of Digital & Social Media, Eskom
• Birgitta Cederstrom, Global Commercial Director, Frost & Sullivan
• Andrew Dafoor, Group Chief Executive, Alexander Forbes
• Jonathan Novotny, Co-Founder & CEO, Code4Change
• Tawanda Chatikobo, Head of Digital, Nedbank Insurance
• Andre Kritzinger, Executive Head of ICT at CIPC
• Jamie Brighton, Product and Industry Marketing at Adobe
• Hennie Viljoen, XBRL Programme Manager at CIPC
• Jason Jardine, Cyber Security Executive at Darktrace
• Mike Perk, CEO of WWC
• Priya Thakoor, Chief Digital Officer at Coca-Cola
• Paul Jolliffe, Digital Security Portfolio & Solution Design Manager at T-Systems South Africa
• Mpumi Nhlapo, Head of Partner Sales & Marketing at T-Systems
• Moshtaq Ahmad, CEO at NybSys/Racson

How to participate:
Join as an attendee: Join local and international CxOs, line-of-business (LoB) executives as well as heads of innovation, technology and strategy to discuss the techniques and tools required to implement a seamless digital transformation strategy that will drive profitability and customer centricity.

For more information regarding the conference, visit: http://www.digitaltransformationcongress.com/
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Software in SDN Capturing Greater Portion of Market Revenues in SPs’ Data Center Purchases Moving Forward

37% of SP DC SDN solution revenues in 2022 or $3.7 billion expected to be for software offerings, up from 24% in 2017

Operators’ interests in having choices in the way they deploy their networks are stimulating evolutions in the business models being used for delivering vendors’ infrastructure offerings. ”

— Paul Parker-Johnson

GILBERT, ARIZONA, USA, July 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — ACG Research has released its Q1 2018 market share and its five-year market outlook for the adoption of SDN in service provider data centers worldwide. ACG expects the adoption of SDN in operators’ data centers to grow at a compound annual rate of 28.3% through 2022. This includes vendor revenues from all categories of SDN-enabled offerings for deployment into service provider data centers, such as leaf and spine switching platforms, services edge routers, overlay virtual networks, and SDN controllers service control applications.

Portions of the market will grow at a faster rate than the market as a whole, based on the use cases they are supporting and the operators that are deploying them. These include SDN control and application software, whose adoption will increase at a CAGR of 45% over the period. In parallel, adoption of white- box switching platforms for leaf and spine deployments will increase at a rate of 33%, while the open network operating systems they support will increase at a rate of 39%.

In the market overall, the software content of the purchased offerings will account for $3.7 billion in revenues in 2022 or 37% of total market revenue, up from $787 million in 2017 or 24% of total market revenue that year. In comparison, hardware-based revenues (including proprietary, integrated systems as well as white-box hardware offerings) will account for $6.6 billion in 2022 or 63% of total market sales, up in absolute dollar value from $2.2 billion in 2017, but down as a percentage of total market revenues from the 74% share they held in that earlier year. The impact of merchant silicon on the dynamics of data center hardware platform revenues in this progression is clear.

Developments in SDN for data center deployments are integrally tied to the continued adoption of cloud-native and cloud-based application systems. In both private and public clouds, the value of automation, simplification of infrastructures, and the integration of network operations with cloud and application systems they are supporting are stimulating managers and operators to do the work of evolving toward more software-driven and automated infrastructures. In addition to straightforward northbound integrations with management frameworks for containerized and VM-based applications, there is important work being done to enable multi-cloud deployments at many levels, including development of functionality to simplify and automate the integration of SDN environments into multi-cloud solutions.

“Operators’ goals for differentiation in their services and for harnessing insights about their infrastructures is also stimulating developments in programmable network silicon and in machine learning and telemetry in concert with sophisticated analytics to help optimize the delivery of services,” says Paul Parker-Johnson, principal analyst, SDN, cloud computing and data center. “This is stimulating development and introduction of new technologies that are contributing to the evolution of SP data center infrastructures and to the upgrade cycles that will be introducing new overall designs into service, and progressively retiring legacy-based designs over the course of the forecast.”

He adds,“operators’ interests in having choices in the way they deploy their networks are stimulating evolutions in the business models being used for delivering vendors’ infrastructure offerings. Decoupling hardware from software in DC nodes is occurring in many permutations, allowing operators to decide which solution will best meet their needs. This evolution is directly related to the increased proportion of software revenues in our forecast, and the comparative decline in the per-node dollar value of DC networking hardware."

The leaders’ pack of solution suppliers in the virtual networking software portions of the market remains tightly packed, with small percentages separating Nokia, VMware, Juniper and Cisco. Cisco retains a healthy lead in supplying its integrated, proprietary switching and routing solutions into the physical networking SDN solutions category, though it is being increasingly challenged by Arista and Edgecore/Accton, whose respective 63% and 42% most recent year-on-year growth rates are an indicator of their gains.

Overall, data center SDN developments will be stimulated by continuing evolution of cloud-based services, including not only XaaS but also NFV, MEC and virtualized central office installations. And customers’ continuing focus on automation, open system architectures, programmability and choice in their deployments will continue to generate evolutions in vendors’ business models, and in the methods of adoption they will be compelled to support.

For insights into this analysis, contact Paul Parker-Johnson at pj@acgcc.com.

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Anti-corruption compliance experts to benchmark & analyze the most pressing FCPA challenges @ West Coast FCPA Conference

American Conference Institute

American Conference Institute

11th WEST COAST Conference on FCPA Compliance & Enforcement

11th WEST COAST Conference on FCPA Compliance & Enforcement

CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICERS TELL THEIR “STORIES FROM THE TRENCHES”

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA, July 17, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — A global faculty of anti-corruption compliance experts will benchmark and analyze the most pressing FCPA challenges faced by multinationals today, as well as how to manage and solve them, at ACI’s go-to 11th WEST COAST Conference on FCPA Compliance & Enforcement, on September 25-26 in San Francisco.

American Conference Institute (ACI) will host an expert selection of in-house and law firm practitioners for a timely discussion on FCPA and anti-corruption issues. Register to join the conversation and benefit from peer benchmarking on what it takes and means to run a compliant business, and walk away with concrete tools that you can start implementing the moment you get back to your desk.

NEW HIGHLIGHTS for 2018 include:

1. CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER “STORIES FROM THE TRENCHES” – You will hear these personal accounts and practical lessons for leading your organization through an FCPA investigation, settlement and monitorship

John Skousen
Chief Compliance Officer
Qualcomm Incorporated

Rob A. Lindquist
Former Chief Compliance Officer
Panasonic Avionics Corporation

2. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE ROUNDTABLE – Board members and venture capitalists discuss their roles in maximizing returns for hyper-growth startups and multinationals: How they are incorporating corruption and fraud risks into their investment decision-making.

3. COMPLIANCE INNOVATION VIGNETTES: 20-Minute Show-and-Tell Demos on Cutting Edge, Innovative Compliance Practices

o Data Analytics: Identifying Corruption Risks via Predictive Analysis, AI and Machine Learning
o From Blogs to Mascots: "Out Of the Box" Messaging and Communication that is More Effective than Traditional Employee Training

More information about the conference, including full agendas, faculty lists, and brochures can be accessed www.AmericanConference.com/FCPASF

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University of Cape Town Awarded OpenCellular Grant to test small cell technology connected by Ammbr routers in Cape Town

The AmmbrTech team and members of the Ocean View community during a training program at the department of computer Science, UCT.

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, July 17, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Ammbr Research Labs (ARL) are delighted to announce that, Dr David Johnson, Head of ARL South Africa and Dr. Melissa Densmore and their University of Cape Town team in the UCT Centre in ICT for Development in have been awarded the OpenCellular Grant by the Facebook Telecom Infra Project. The Grant will provide OpenCellular units and project funding for the first Wave of OC Grant recipients.

UCT is collaborating with ARL on networking technology that can be deployed in areas where the cost of access is prohibitively high for residents or in areas where connectivity is absent or limited. The collaboration will see iNethi technologies (inethi.org.za), the University of Cape Town (UCT) and ARL South Africa conduct a pilot program in the community of Ocean View, where the Ammbr mesh routers combined with open cellular base stations will be utilized to overcome the high costs of access to content and affordable last-mile access and connect the community of Ocean View to a host of opportunities through localized services and internet access.

“While the crypto community is juggling to figure out what to do with their millions of ICO raised money – AmmbrTech is ready with products and partnerships,” ARL CEO, Dr. Arjuna Sathiaseelan said. “I’m deeply excited by this collaboration – an integrated community wireless and cellular network powered by blockchain would be truly transformative!”

Dr. David Johnson, who is also an adjunct senior lecturer at UCT, a director at iNethi and leads the South African branch of ARL has been working with members of the Ocean View community with his colleagues at UCT since the early days of iNethi’s community wireless network projects.

“The deal struck with OpenCellular shows that Facebook believes in the capability of this team to show high impact,” Dr. Johnson explained. “The support from them both financially and institutionally represents a massive step forward in our plans to successfully deploy a mix of wide coverage lower bandwidth small cell technology and higher bandwidth WiFi access connected by mesh networking. This technology will provide free and low-cost access to locally relevant content and the Internet. I’d like to thank all of my colleagues in the Ocean View Community, University of Cape Town, and the iNethi team without whose hard work this deal and the bright future for community owned networks would not be possible.”

While there are still a few administrative details yet to be completed, you can expect the pilot program to be deployed in Q4 2018.

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About Ammbr Research Labs:
Ammbr Research Labs is the research arm of AmmbrTech SCRL and exclusively manages the research efforts for the development of AmmbrTech’s development of technological solutions.
About AmmbrTech:
AmmbrTech is a distributed technology group, headquartered in Luxembourg, with subsidiaries and operations in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, Switzerland, Singapore and Hong Kong. The Ammbr Foundation licensed AmmbrTech to develop key technologies for the Ammbr Mesh Network. For more information about AmmbrTech, please visit www.ammbrtech.com.

About iNethi Technologies:
INethi seeks to work with communities to co-design a content sharing and services platform for community wireless networks. Their goal is to build more resilient communities by using information technologies to help them tap into local creativity, innovation, and other resources, with an eye towards the improvement of socio-economic status. For more information about iNethi, please visit https://www.inethi.org.za.

About the University of Cape Town:
Established in 1829, UCT is ranked as the top African university in the QS World University Rankings and has an enrolment of 29 000 students, over 10 000 of which are postgraduates. UCT has also ranked among the top 10 universities in the world in development studies. For more information on UCT, please visit http://www.uct.ac.za.
The ICT4D Centre at the University of Cape Town (UCT) functions as an academic hub for researchers focused on creating solutions that address socio-technical problems in South Africa, across Africa, and in other developing regions. The Centre is a multi-disciplinary environment that seeks to produce new technologies for the developing world, while also studying the ways in which existing and emerging technologies affect and are appropriated by groups of people, particularly in under-resourced communities, please visit http://http://ict4d.cs.uct.ac.za/

About OpenCellular:
OpenCellular is an open source, cost-effective wireless access platform developed by Facebook that aims to connect people living in remote areas of the world to the Internet. They are pursuing multiple approaches aimed at improving connectivity infrastructure and lowering the cost of deploying and operating that infrastructure. For more information on OpenCellular, please visit https://code.fb.com/connectivity/introducing-opencellular-an-open-source-wireless-access-platform/.

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Telnyx Completes Worldwide Communication Network

CHICAGO, IL, USA, July 17, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Telnyx—the world’s first self-serve, full-stack communications platform—announced today the opening of a network point-of-presence (PoP) in Singapore. With the addition of this latest PoP, the Telnyx communication network now circumnavigates the globe.

The Singapore PoP is the ninth in the voice and messaging platform’s international facilities-based communications infrastructure and the first in Asia. With the expansion of their MPLS fiber backbone to Singapore, the company next begins work networking the Australian and Latin American continents with PoPs in Sydney and Miami.

The Telnyx communications network pulls calls off the public internet and routes over private connectivity—ensuring the very best quality and reliability by minimizing latency and network hops. The network consists of 55,000 meters of private fiber spread across North America, Europe, and now Asia. The network transmits data around the world in 300ms.

“Each point-of-presence contains all the physical computing and routing infrastructure required to maintain an intelligent, low-latency communications network,” Jason Craft, Senior Network Engineer, said. “It can take as long as 18 hours to fully assemble, but with Singapore in place, all of Asia is now open to Telnyx clients.”

With a truly global infrastructure now in place along with access to local, national and toll-free numbers in more than 60 countries, Telnyx offers the ideal solution for internationalizing voice applications.

About Telnyx

Telnyx delivers voice, messaging and more for applications and next-generation communications companies. Telnyx is a communications platform and partner that provides global carrier-grade services. Telnyx maintains an international, private IP network and grants its customers unprecedented control over their communications through its innovative portal and RESTful API.

Telnyx products include voice (elastic SIP trunking, global number search and telephony data), programmatic messaging, embedded communications (WebRTC) and automated networking. Customers provision services a la carte and pay by usage for scalable, on-demand communications.

Every Telnyx customer has access to 24/7 engineering support and dedicated customer success teams, and Telnyx continues to offer complimentary enterprise services like configuration management, enterprise security and fraud detection.

Michael Bratschi
Telnyx
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