Techistan https://techistan.us Technology Blog Sat, 17 Sep 2022 04:45:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.0.2 Tech in Paintballing Masks https://techistan.us/tech-in-paintballing-masks/ https://techistan.us/tech-in-paintballing-masks/#respond Sat, 17 Sep 2022 04:39:29 +0000 https://techistan.us/?p=12788 Paintball masks are essential pieces of equipment for anyone who participates in the sport. They protect the face and head from paintballs and other debris while playing. It is important to select the right mask for your playing style and size.

Find out these best paintball masks.

There are a variety of masks on the market, designed for different purposes. The most important factor to consider when choosing a paintball mask is its fit. Make sure the mask is comfortable and fits snugly around your head. It is also important to consider the coverage of the mask. A full-face mask covers the entire head and neck, while a half-face mask only covers the front of the head.

When it comes to paintball masks, there are a variety of features to consider. Some masks have air filters that help to eliminate paintball dust and other debris from entering your lungs. Other features include eye protection, a face shield, and a respirator.

Paintball masks are an important part of the sport and should be

Masks are perfect for your safety in paintball. They not only save you from direct hitting but are also important for your eyes, ears, nose, and other face parts.

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AudioCodes Enhances One Voice for Microsoft 365 Offering https://techistan.us/audiocodes-enhances-one-voice-for-microsoft-365-offering/ https://techistan.us/audiocodes-enhances-one-voice-for-microsoft-365-offering/#respond Tue, 02 Oct 2018 17:37:10 +0000 http://techistan.us/?p=12748

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Highlights

  • AudioCodes has enhanced its One Voice for Microsoft 365 offering, a comprehensive suite of voice products, solutions and services for Microsoft intelligent communications
  • Phone devices:
    • C450HD is a native Teams phone that also supports Skype for Business environments
    • AudioCodes is now shipping C450HD evaluation units, and general availability is expected in Q4-2018
    • New insurance policy offering full credit back on 400HD IP phone purchases upon replacement with Microsoft Teams native C450HD
    • New ”buy 10, get 1 free” promotion for C450HD IP phones
  • Voice connectivity:
  • Management and monitoring:
  • Application development:
    • Advanced AI-based voice applications based on Microsoft Calling API
  • AudioCodes will be exhibiting the One Voice for Microsoft 365 portfolio along with these enhancements at Microsoft Ignite 2018, booth #1829

Lod, Israel – September 25th, 2018 – AudioCodes (NASDAQ: AUDC) Press Release

AudioCodes, a leading vendor of advanced voice networking and media processing solutions for the digital workplace, today announced a wide range of innovative enhancements to its One Voice for Microsoft 365 portfolio of products, solutions and services for Microsoft intelligent communications. The new features deliver enhanced voice functionality for Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business in the areas of phone devices, voice connectivity, management and monitoring, and application development.

Phone Devices

The AudioCodes C450HD color touch-screen IP phone will be generally available later this year. The C450HD is a native Teams phone that also supports Skype for Business environments, making it a perfect solution for organizations planning to migrate from Skype for Business to Teams.  In addition, AudioCodes is announcing an insurance policy offering full credit back on 400HD IP phone purchases upon replacement with Microsoft Teams native C450HD, along with a “buy 10, get 1 free” promotion for C450HD IP phones for Microsoft Teams deployments.

Voice Connectivity

AudioCodes Mediant SBCs support Direct Routing for Microsoft Teams, enabling simple integration between Teams and Bring-Your-Own-Trunk (BYOT) SIP trunk services. AudioCodes SBCs’ advanced media optimization mechanisms help improve voice quality and reduce bandwidth consumption for distributed enterprise and service provider Teams deployments.

The Mediant Virtual Edition (VE) SBC is now available for deployment in Microsoft Azure and is listed on Azure Marketplace. Later this year, Mediant Cloud Edition (CE) SBC, a cloud-native, elastic SBC platform with “micro-services” architecture, will be available for deployment in Azure as well, including support for high availability.

For large distributed organizations using Teams combined with AudioCodes Direct Routing SBCs for their voice infrastructure, the AudioCodes Routing Manager (ARM) delivers centralized call control and routing policy management, enabling least-cost and quality-based routing along with enhanced support for emergency calls.

Management and Monitoring

The AudioCodes One Voice Operations Center (OVOC) now supports voice quality monitoring of calls between Teams and the PSTN and SIP trunks. Furthermore, the User Management Pack 365TM (UMP 365) solution now delivers full user lifecycle support for Microsoft Teams users, including one-click user migration from Skype for Business. Full integration between OVOC and UMP 365 enables alarms and statistics to be generated by OVOC, down to the level of individual users. User Management Pack 365 and IP Phone Manager Express are now listed on Azure Marketplace.

Application Development

With support for the Microsoft Calling API, AudioCodes is now developing advanced, AI-based enterprise voice applications and bots which are fully integrated with Teams and AudioCodes One Voice portfolio.

“AudioCodes is firmly aligned with Microsoft’s vision for ‘Intelligent Communications’”, commented Nimrode Borovsky, VP Global Marketing at AudioCodes. “The latest enhancements to our One Voice for Microsoft 365 offering reinforce our commitment to delivering innovative and effective voice solutions for Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business environments.”

Ilya Bukshteyn, Partner Director, Intelligent Devices, Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business, Microsoft Corp. said, “AudioCodes’ One Voice is helping our customer and partners quickly realize the benefits of Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business. We are happy to see the continued innovation from AudioCodes (Voice DNA for the marketplace) related to devices, connectivity and manageability.”

Audiocodes

Did you meet AudioCodes at Ignite 2018 in Orlando, FL, September 24-28, 2018, Booth #1829? Hope you did, but in case you did not, be sure to sign up for any of these conferences as exhibitor, sponsor or other kind of participant today to meet stellar communications and technology businesses like them >>> FutureCom in Brazil in October 2018, MCT Global Summit in Germany in October 2018, and ITEXPO in Florida Jan. 29 – Feb. 1, 2019.

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Africa registry launches the world’s leading gateway solution for domain names in Africa https://techistan.us/africa-registry-launches-the-worlds-leading-gateway-solution-for-domain-names-in-africa/ https://techistan.us/africa-registry-launches-the-worlds-leading-gateway-solution-for-domain-names-in-africa/#respond Tue, 02 Oct 2018 00:46:55 +0000 http://techistan.us/?p=12746 The most popular websites with headquarters in Africa include Google Africa, Facebook Africa, Twitter, Hollywood Bests, Instagram, Gum Tree (shopping) and Wikipedia. Now, the Africa registry has launched the world’s leading gateway solution for domain names in Africa!

As well as offering almost five times more domain name choices than available through other African gateways, Africa Registry’s RRPproxy service enables registrars and resellers to immediately start selling lucrative add-on services
LONDON, United Kingdom, September 4, 2018/ — Africa Registry, part of the CentralNic Group, is a leading provider of domain names for Africa since 2005, is delighted to announce a new programme from its gateway service RRPproxy to empower domain name vendors, registrars and resellers in Africa to sell domains using over 1,000 TLDs, and to benefit from a $50 free credit for all new accounts.

As well as offering almost five times more domain name choices than available through other African gateways, Africa Registry’s RRPproxy service enables registrars and resellers to immediately start selling lucrative add-on services such as hosting and SSL certificates – and many more attractive features,

To receive an immediate $50 credit, anyone in Africa wishing to upgrade their business selling domain names is invited to register with Africa Registry’s RRPproxy now:

https://www.RRPproxy.net/Reselling

Africa Registry stated: “African companies selling domain names today or planning to in the future deserve the same range of products and services to sell enjoyed by their peers in Europe, the US and Asia. Africa Registry now provides this service through RRPproxy, the world’s best technical solution for domains.”

https://www.AfricaRegistry.com

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of CentralNic Group.

For further information contact CentralNic Group:
United Kingdom
Ben Crawford (CEO)
+44 (0) 203 388 0600
Andy Churley (Group Marketing Director)
Press@CentralNIC.com

About Africa Registry

Africa Registry is a CentralNic (AIM: CNIC) (www.CentralNICGroup.com/) brand. CentralNic Group Plc is a London-based AIM-listed company which develops and manages software platforms allowing businesses globally to use the internet for their own websites and email, as well as protecting their brands online. Its core growth strategy is identifying and acquiring cash-generative businesses with annuity revenue streams and exposure to emerging markets and migrating them onto the CentralNic software and operating platforms.

CentralNic operates globally with customers in over 200 countries. It earns revenues from the worldwide sales of internet domain names and hosting on an annual subscription basis.

For more information please visit: www.CentralNICGroup.com/

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Replacing Telecommunications with Communications – It Was Obvious https://techistan.us/new-communications-solution-cloudonix-didx/ https://techistan.us/new-communications-solution-cloudonix-didx/#respond Thu, 27 Sep 2018 19:39:01 +0000 http://techistan.us/?p=12737 When the the S&P throws out the traditional telecommunications services category with the likes of AT&T and Verizon and creates a whole new category of the new communications that will include those similar to the first two mentioned as well as Hulu, Alphabet, Facebook, XBox and  DIDx … we know that times have changed. Eventually perhaps there will be no many mentions of “telcos” and “telecoms.”

In fact, any kind of company can add “communications” to its services because of companies like 2600Hz, Cloudonix, Twilio, DIDx and DIDww and join the ranks of the new communications sector. GoDaddy has achieved such. So have Amazon, Microsoft, Uber, Lyft, and eHarmony!

Let’s look at eHarmony as an example. When we do not know someone that we need to talk to, wouldn’t it be nice to not share our real phone number? When singles are looking for dates, riders want to communicate with drivers, and gamers want to chat with other gamers, it is possible to be anonymous for as long as we believe we need to via virtual phone numbers and other cloud communications services.

In 2013, for example, eHarmony was the first online dating site to launch a private calling service as described. People praised it, but also complained about its complexity. The only to “make phone calls” was from a computer, and who carries them around everywhere. eHarmony  chose Twilio for an easier approach.

When eHarmony customers choose to use Twilio Secure Call service, they receive their own private, virtual phone line that they link to their personal number, like on their cell phones. When the eHarmony customer wants to talk with another eHarmoney customer by phone, the first sends second a request. If the second accepts, eHarmony enables them to talk using the Secure Call service.

A combination of Cloudonix and DIDx can enable any enterprise to become a new, successful communications company without much knowledge at all about traditional telecommunications. In fact, Cloudonix offers a free trial and DIDx enables companies to test a free DID (virtual phone number) for up to 48 hours.

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Who’s Who in Metro Ethernet 3.0? https://techistan.us/learn-about-mef-3-0/ https://techistan.us/learn-about-mef-3-0/#respond Thu, 27 Sep 2018 17:42:32 +0000 http://techistan.us/?p=12732 Get ready to connect with the most intriguing telecommunications movers and shakers at MEF18: AT&T, Comcast Business, Deutsche Telekom, PCCW Global, Spectrum Enterprise, Verizon, Orange Business Services, CenturyLink, Equinix, Sparkle, Colt, Ciena, Microsoft, McKinsey, AEG & More. In Los Angeles, California at the JW Marriot from October 29 – November 2, 2018 are the important place and time to meet up with the businesses in the industry that set the bar high.

Learn about the MEF 3.0 framework that will be the “go-to” for delivery and certification of assured services across automated networks at MEF18. MEF 3.0 services enable users with robust performance and security necessary to compete and succeed in Earth’s growing digital economy. The frameworks assists those in the industry to free to bypass traditional, static connectivity and time-consuming manual processes.

“MEF 3.0 services provide an on-demand, cloud-centric experience with unprecedented user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities.” (More information about MEF 3.0 is available.)

Kevin Vachon, COO, MEF also shares, “We are proud to host a broad range of experts committed to enabling a new generation of services that provide an on-demand, cloud-centric experience with unprecedented user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities.”

Equinix, Ciena, PCCW Global, CenturyLink, Colt, and others listed are also sponsors for PTC  (Pacific Telecommunications Council) conferencewhich is scheduled in Honolulu, Hawaii from January 20 – 23, 2019.

A complete list of

that MEF participates in is available.

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African Development Bank and Purdue University to Hold Event on Successful Tech for African Farmers https://techistan.us/african-development-bank-and-purdue-university-to-hold-event-on-successful-tech-for-african-farmers/ https://techistan.us/african-development-bank-and-purdue-university-to-hold-event-on-successful-tech-for-african-farmers/#respond Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:24:02 +0000 http://techistan.us/?p=12755 The Scale Up Conference will bring together hundreds of individuals and organizations engaged in the introduction, diffusion, and adoption of agricultural innovations that have the potential to reach millions INDIANA, United States of America, September 20, 2018/ — African Development Bank and Purdue University to hold conference on successful technologies for African farmers:

From:               25/09/2018

To:                   27/09/2018

Location:          Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana

The African Development Bank  (www.AfDB.org )  and Purdue University are organizing the Scale Up Conference on Agricultural Innovations (https://AG.Purdue.edu/scaleup/Pages/about.aspx) from September 25-27, 2018, to address how to shift agricultural innovations from research institutions into the developing world, particularly Africa.

The Scale Up Conference will bring together hundreds of individuals and organizations engaged in the introduction, diffusion, and adoption of agricultural innovations that have the potential to reach millions.

Bank President Akinwumi Adesina will be the keynote speaker at the conference. Together with Bank Vice President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development Jennifer Blanke, Adesina will meet with university management and other stakeholders on partnership opportunities, including the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) initiative, being steered by the Bank. TAAT is a knowledge- and innovation-based response to the recognized need for scaling up proven technologies across Africa.

“This will be the first multi-day conference on this topic that includes presentations, panel discussions, case studies, and breakout group discussions to help conference participants develop a thorough understanding of how to scale up agricultural innovations to reach millions,” said Indrajeet Chaubey, Associate Dean and Director of International Programs for the College of Agriculture at Purdue University.

Dozens of speakers who have implemented scale up processes in agricultural landscapes will participate.

“In the College of Agriculture we work to develop solutions to real world problems while also finding methods to realistically deliver and grow these technologies,” said Karen Plaut, the Dean of the College of Agriculture.  “The Scale Up Conference is about taking those technologies and applying them in the developing world.”

Participants are expected to gain an understanding of successful, sustainable large-scale implementation. Researchers, implementing organizations, the business community, governments, policymakers and the donor community will come together to discuss best practices for scaling up agricultural technologies.

For more than 60 years, Purdue University’s College of Agriculture has led and managed large agricultural research and development projects. In addition to a long history of significant agricultural innovations, the university has produced three World Food Prize laureates.

The African Development Bank Group is the premier development finance institution in Africa with a mandate to spur sustainable economic development and social progress in the continent, thereby contributing to poverty reduction.

The African Development Bank’s authorized capital of around $US 100 billion, is subscribed to by 80 member countries made up of 54 African countries and 26 non-African countries. www.AfDB.org ]]> https://techistan.us/african-development-bank-and-purdue-university-to-hold-event-on-successful-tech-for-african-farmers/feed/ 0 Africa’s entertainment and media industry enters dynamic new wave of convergence – 3.0 https://techistan.us/africas-entertainment-and-media-industry-enters-dynamic-new-wave-of-convergence-3-0/ https://techistan.us/africas-entertainment-and-media-industry-enters-dynamic-new-wave-of-convergence-3-0/#respond Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:28:37 +0000 http://techistan.us/?p=12757 By 2022, total E&M revenue in South Africa is expected to reach R177.2 billion, up from R129.2 billion in 2017 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, September 19, 2018/ — Africa’s entertainment and media industry has entered a dynamic new phase – a third wave of convergence. The borders that once separated the entertainment and media (E&M), technology and telecommunications industries are blurring in the battle for the attention of the consumer in a world that is rapidly digitising. As the mobile device cements itself as the pre-eminent source of the E&M experience, the most disruptive, forward-thinking companies are striving to create an integrated ecosystem suited to this consumer-driven dynamic. This is according to PwC’s (www.PwC.com) ‘Entertainment and media outlook: 2018 – 2022: An African perspective’ released today.

By 2022, total E&M revenue in South Africa is expected to reach R177.2 billion, up from R129.2 billion in 2017. Internet (access and advertising) is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.3% over the forecast period to reach R91.2 billion, up from R53.4 billion in 2017. Overall E&M growth will be less reliant on Internet access revenue as organic growth opportunities in Internet connections start fading towards the end of the forecast period. Internet advertising will greatly exceed TV advertising in terms of growth, leading the way with a 13% CAGR over the forecast period to reach R9.4 billion and overtake TV advertising spend in 2022.

The Outlook is a comprehensive source of analyses and five-year forecasts of consumer and advertising spending across five countries (South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and Tanzania) and 14 segments: Internet, data consumption, television, cinema, video games, e-sports, virtual reality, newspaper publishing, magazine publishing, book publishing, business-to-business (b2b), music, out-of-home (OOH) and radio.

Vicki Myburgh, Entertainment and Media Leader for PwC Southern Africa, says: “It’s clear we’re in a rapidly evolving media ecosystem that’s experiencing Convergence 3.0. In Convergence 3.0, the dynamics of competition are evolving while a cohort of ever-expanding super competitors and more focussed players strive to build relevance at the right scale. And business models are being reinvented so all players can tap into new revenue streams, by, for example, targeting fans and connecting more effectively with customers to develop a membership mind-set.

“The pace of change isn’t going to let up anytime soon. New and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and augmented reality will continue to redefine the battleground. In an era when faith in many industries is at a historically low ebb and regulators are targeting media businesses’ use of data,

the ability to build and sustain consumer trust is becoming a vital differentiator.”

South Africa’s E&M industry faced a challenging year in 2017 amidst economic and socio-political uncertainty. Total E&M revenue rose at a comparatively low rate of 6.8% year-on-year to R129.2 billion. A bounce-back in 2018 sees an anticipated 7.6% year-on-year growth, while the CAGR to 2022 is forecast at 6.5%.

South Africa will see a strong CAGR of 7.6% for consumer revenue to 2022, moving from R93.9 billion in 2017 to R135.7 billion in 2022. Beyond revenue from the Internet segment (buoyed by apps revenue) there are many success stories, most notably that of video games, which will surpass books, magazines and B2B to become the third-highest contributing consumer segment.

There is a striking difference in growth between digital and nondigital revenue, which have CAGRs of 11.4% and 1.8% respectively. Put another way, digital revenue will add R41.3 billion and nondigital revenue R6.7 billion in absolute terms to 2022. The nondigital elements of five different segments – books, magazines, newspapers, OOH and video games – will all decline to 2022.

Within this overall increase, the fastest revenue growth will be in the digitally driven segments. Virtual reality will lead the way, albeit from a low base, at a five-year CAGR of 55% to reach R671 billion in 2022, from R75 billion in 2017. “The exceptional growth in VR reflects the excitement in this space. VR devices and experiences are in the early stages of being accepted by the mainstream, as VR now emerges as a viable long-term platform for unique, immersive experiences, attracting major investment from media and technology companies eager to seize a share of this fast-growing market,” Myburgh adds.

After a breakthrough year, South Africa’s total e-sports revenue is forecast to rise from R29 million in 2017 to R104 million in 2022, a CAGR of 29%. A host of high profile events in 2017 helped to propel e-sport further towards the mainstream, and a number of similar events have been and are being held this year.

A booming social/casual sector is driving strong growth in the video games segment. Total revenue is forecast to rise from R3.1 billion in 2017 to R6.2 billion in 2022, a CAGR of 15%. TV and video will continue to be a major driver of consumer spend. Following growth at 4.8% CAGR over the forecast period, the total TV market will be worth R40.8 billion by 2022.

The shift from physical to digital media has been one of the core drivers of the global and local E&M market for many years. But different media segments have experienced strongly contrasting patterns of digitisation. In some cases, consumers have been quick to drop physical formats and embrace digital alternatives at the first opportunity.

Although the growth rate for physical books is moderate, it is notable that books are performing far better than any other non-digital sector. “Permanency and collectability may be the reason for this. Books are seen as collectibles often owned and displayed for many years, making the loss of their physical presence more significant,” explains Myburgh.  Although books currently seem to have the best prospects of any physical media format, they are, like every other media segment, just one disruptive digital competitor away from major upheaval.

Newspapers and magazines will see revenues decline over the next five years. In 2017, total newspaper revenue fell by – 2.9% to R8.6 billion. The forecast for the years ahead is for decline at -4% CAGR. By 2022, South African total newspaper revenue is expected to drop to R7 billion.

Despite 24/7 access to media and entertainment, the appeal of shared, live experiences still attracts audiences. Music events still draw large crowds, with ticket sales set to see an 8.0% CAGR to 2022, helped by major tours from popular crowd-pulling acts in 2018.

Recovering admissions and rising ticket prices together with improved offerings will see box office revenue deliver modest growth at a 3.5% CAGR through 2022.South African audiences are prepared to pay a premium to watch big-budget films with surround sound, vibrating seats, temperature change, strobe lights and so on. Radio continues to have a solid listener base in South Africa, and a weekly reach of 91%. Radio revenue is projected to rise 3.9% CAGR over the forecast period to surpass the R5 billion mark in 2022.

Chat apps and social platforms have become an increasingly important part of day-to-day life for consumers, both in South Africa and worldwide. As usage and entertainment rise, key players from across the E&M industry have teamed up with these platforms, growing them into ‘one-stop shops’ for consumer needs.

The report shows that advertising in the E&M industry was mostly affected by South Africa’s economic environment, with cautious growth of just 1.9% year on year. An improvement is expected to 2022, with a 3.3% CAGR bringing total advertising revenue to R41.5 billion, from R35.3 billion in 2017. New technologies and devices like artificial intelligence (AI), virtual and augmented reality, voice-based smart home devices and virtual assistants look set to drive innovation in online advertising on a global scale in the coming years.

Nigeria

Nigeria saw a huge 25.5% rise in E&M revenue in 2017 to US$3.8 billion, although US$605 million of this US$764 million rise was attributable to Internet access. A 21.5% CAGR rate is anticipated to 2022, with revenue reaching US$9.9 billion in that year. Again, Internet access revenue will account for 89.6% of this absolute growth.

Kenya

Kenya’s E&M industry saw 17% year-on-year growth in 2017, again propelled by growth in the Internet sector. An 11.6% CAGR will take the country to US$2.9 billion in 2022, from US$1.7 billion in 2017. Outside of the Internet space, TV and video revenue dwarfs the other segments.

Ghana

Ghana’s E&M industry has more than tripled in value since 2013. Total revenue reached US$752 million in 2017. It is forecast to surpass US$1 billion in 2019 and to total US$1.5 billion in 2022, increasing at a 14.2% CAGR. As with Nigeria and Kenya, Internet access spend accounts for much of this revenue and growth. Ghana is in a strong position for further E&M growth as revenue gains critical mass over the next five years.

Tanzania

Total E&M revenue in Tanzania stood at US$496 million in 2017, having risen 28.2% year on year. Continued momentum at an 18.3% CAGR will see revenue reach US$1.2 billion in 2022, 2.3 times the size of the market in 2017. Tanzania’s E&M revenue make-up is ostensibly similar to that of Ghana, although here Internet revenue takes a slightly less dominant position.

Between them, the five countries considered in the Outlook will, driven by Nigeria, add US$12.4 billion in revenue from 2017 to 2022, at a combined CAGR of 11.9%. Although much of this will fall into the hands of telcos, there are significant opportunities for content providers too. The engine of growth here will be organic, with increased populations and gradually increasing disposable income swelling the ranks of potential E&M consumers – and ever-increasing Internet access greatly expanding the range of E&M opportunities available.

“To succeed in the future that’s taking shape, companies must re-envision every aspect of what they do and how they do it. It’s about having, or having access to, the right technology and excellent content, which is delivered in a cost-effective manner to an engaged audience that trusts the brand. For those able to execute successfully, the opportunities are legion,” Myburgh concludes. ]]> https://techistan.us/africas-entertainment-and-media-industry-enters-dynamic-new-wave-of-convergence-3-0/feed/ 0 AT&T To Roll Out 5G network to Mexico? That’s What We Heard! https://techistan.us/att-to-roll-out-5g-network-to-mexico-thats-what-we-heard/ https://techistan.us/att-to-roll-out-5g-network-to-mexico-thats-what-we-heard/#respond Tue, 18 Sep 2018 20:24:26 +0000 http://techistan.us/?p=12728

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Kelly King, CEO of América Móvil mentioned at the Forbes 2018 Forum that the company will launch 5G first in Mexico. At the same time, AT&T is developing 5G in the USA with plans to launch in Mexico and other areas.

AT&T calls their 5G… the world’s first standards-based 5G. This means that it is “millimeter wave using standards-based, production equipment with a mobile form factor device. Not a lab. Not preproduction hardware. Not emulators. And fully compliant with global standards.” 5G tech must comply with ITU IMT-2020 requirements and/or 3GPP Release 15. IMT-2020 requires data rates of 20 Gbit/s, but 5G speed in sub-6 GHz bands is similar to 4G.

What will 5G do for users in USA, Mexico and elsewhere? It has the ability to improve bandwidth, capacity and reliability of mobile broadband service. An exponentially large number of tiny antennae can be squeezed into buildings, cell phone towers and telephone poles so that the new “G force” can increase the speed of mobile service to as much as 10 Gbps (gigabits per second). 10 gigabits per second = 10,000 megabits per second. Currently mobile service speed is typically 100 megabits per second. 10,000 megabits per second is a big, positive change for all users. It is going to be the new kid on the block compared to fiber optic wired networks.

Forbes’ writer Gordon Kelly says that 5G will increase iPhone prices.

The first AT&T 5G trials are/were in Austin, Waco, South Bend, Kalamazoo.

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888VoIP on the West Coast | New Reno Distribution Facility https://techistan.us/888voip-on-the-west-coast-new-reno-distribution-facility/ https://techistan.us/888voip-on-the-west-coast-new-reno-distribution-facility/#respond Mon, 17 Sep 2018 20:38:44 +0000 http://techistan.us/?p=12726 itexpo ptc conference sponsors verizon comcast didxAnother awesome TMCNet.com ITEXPO sponsor expands market, this time … 888VoIP!

Need a West Coast VoIP Distributor?
In case you missed it, 888VoIP just announced some big news: we are expanding! We recently invested in an additional warehouse, provisioning, and office space in Reno, Nevada so that we can better serve West Coast markets. This additional space comes as a response to continual business growth, the addition of new manufacturers, and the changing needs of our partners.

Our new Reno facility will provide partners with:

√ Impeccable service for West Coast customers
√ State-of-the-art provisioning capabilities
√ Access to speedier shipping times
√ Triple the 888VoIP warehouse space
√ The ability to increase business opportunities in the West

Their new Reno facility will allow 888VoIP to reach 85% of the West Coast in one day. Same-day shipping is available for online orders before 4 PM PT and tracking & instant confirmation is available for all orders. Read more at https://www.888voip.com/888voip-announces-new-west-coast-distribution-facility/.

888VoIP partners will have access to their Channel Advantage program, which transforms Service Provider operations. 888VoIP team members will assist partners with full cycle logistics: ordering, advanced API, provisioning, wholesale discount pricing, and more. Read more at https://www.888voip.com/channel-advantage/.

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Lagos to host Biannual Africa Fintech Summit for the first time in November | Techistan https://techistan.us/lagos-to-host-biannual-africa-fintech-summit-for-the-first-time-in-november-techistan/ https://techistan.us/lagos-to-host-biannual-africa-fintech-summit-for-the-first-time-in-november-techistan/#respond Mon, 17 Sep 2018 17:26:48 +0000 http://techistan.us/?p=12718 The Summit, organized by Dedalus Global, gathers innovators, investors, policy makers and other key stakeholders in the Fintech sector to discuss technologies transforming finance on the continent, debate regulatory policies, compare best practices, and forge new ventures nigeria fintechLAGOS, Nigeria, September 17, 2018/ — Africa’s premier fintech event, the Africa Fintech Summit, (www.AfricaFintechSummit.com) will be held for the first time in Lagos, Nigeria, on November 8-9, 2018. This event comes on the heels of the earlier edition in Washington D.C. which featured leading policy makers, c-suite business executives, start-ups, and investors.

The Summit, organized by Dedalus Global, gathers innovators, investors, policy makers and other key stakeholders in the Fintech sector to discuss technologies transforming finance on the continent, debate regulatory policies, compare best practices, and forge new ventures.

Speaking on the decision to bring the Summit to Lagos, the Chairman of the Summit, Leland Rice, said, “Lagos is an ideal host city; it’s an epicenter of Africa’s fintech revolution and the driving force behind the continent’s entrepreneurial spirit. The successes of companies such as Paga, Flutterwave, Mines.io, and Paystack have strategically positioned Lagos as the destination of choice for investors.”

“The first edition of the Summit in D.C. was a launch pad for several milestone fintech deals struck among its delegates in the months after the event. We plan to build on these successes in Lagos, with a focus on bringing innovators and policy makers together to move the needle on fintech regulation and bringing founders and investors together to facilitate further capital raises,” added Leland.

The two-day event will feature investor missions from the US, UK, and UAE, an Alpha Expo featuring the most exciting startups and entrepreneurs in Nigeria, a half-day blockchain masterclass, and an awards ceremony.

Reacting to the decision to host the Summit in Lagos, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Technology, Lanre Osibona, stated, “This reflects the progress Nigeria is making in the areas of technology and financial services. The event is very important as it comes at the heels of the Vice President Osinbajo’s trip to Silicon Valley to promote Nigeria’s tech sector. We look forward to collaborating with the organizing committee and to a successful event in Lagos.”

In similar vein, Tayo Oviosu, the founder of Paga—a payment company that recently raised $10 million in Series B2 funding—said that “the Africa Fintech Summit in Washington D.C. provided valuable insights into the fintech space and connected me with key players in the industry. I look forward to the Lagos edition.”

Speakers lined up for the event include Chief Economist of PwC Nigeria, Dr. Andrew S. Nevin; Managing General Partner of EchoVC, Eghosa Omoigui; CEO of Diamond Bank, Uzoma Dozie; Founder of Flutterwave, Iyinoluwa Aboyeji; and CEO of PayStack, Shola Akinlade, whose company recently raised $8 million Series A funding

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Dedalus Global.

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About Dedalus Global

Dedalus Global (https://VC4A.com/dedalus-global/) is an investment and strategy advisory firm focusing on emerging markets and emerging technologies. With networks throughout Africa and the Middle East, we leverage granular market knowledge to drive innovation, accelerate capital deployment, and create value for our clients and the economies where they operate.

About Africa Fintech Summit (AFTS)

The Africa Fintech Summit (www.AfricaFintechSummit.com) is a biannual event that brings together leading disruptors, tech and finance professionals, regulators, and investors from around the globe to debate policies, compare best practices, and forge Africa-focused ventures. AFTS leverages the growth of the fintech sector in Africa to bring key stakeholders to discuss the technologies transforming finance on the continent.

To learn more about AFTS, please visit www.AfricaFintechSummit.com

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