Showing posts from February, 2018

Nokia and BSNL to roll out 4G and Voice over LTE services in India

Nokia and BSNL have signed a network modernization agreement to support BSNL’s launch of 4G and Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services in western and southern regions of India.
Deployment of the Nokia Single Radio Access Network (RAN) software will simplify network installation, allowing BSNL to save operational costs while supporting 2G, 3G and 4G subscribers in a single radio unit. New VoLTE services will allow BSNL’s 4G subscribers to experience HD-quality voice and faster call connections.
Nokia will deploy the technology in 10 telecom circles in India - Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Telangana - serving large cities, businesses, technology and tourist hubs – and nearly 38 million BSNL subscribers.
The Nokia MBiT Index 2018 reveals that 4G contributed to 82% of data traffic in 2017 and the monthly 4G data usage per user was nearly 11 GB per user per month. The deployment will enable BSNL to meet this growing dema…

Five new Nokia phones introduced

HMD Global announced four new additions to its award-winning portfolio of Android smartphones – Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, new Nokia 6 and Nokia 1. Delivering all the craftsmanship you expect from a Nokia phone, each new smartphone offers durability and reliability as standard, with the range setting new benchmarks in materials and design.
Furthering its promise to a pure, smart, secure and up-to-date Android experience, HMD Global also announced it is to become the first global partner to have a full suite of devices[i] selected into the Android One programme by Google. The unwavering commitment to deliver a pure, secure and up-to-date Android experience has ensured Nokia smartphones were a natural fit for the global programme.
In addition to these stunning new Android smartphones, the iconic Nokia 8110 is reloaded, delivering 4G connectivity, apps including Google Assistant, Google Maps, Google Search, Facebook and Twitter, and the return of the slider phone.
Pure, secure and u…

Kaspersky Lab Appoints New General Manager for Southeast Asia

Global cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab has announced the appointment of Yeo Siang Tiong as its new General Manager for the Southeast Asia (SEA) region with strategic focus on Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. He joined the company on February 21, 2018.
As he takes up the leadership role over the company’s business in SEA, Yeo will be responsible for further implementing the company’s strategic business vision for the region’s SMB and enterprise markets and accelerating the growth of the Kaspersky Lab’s industrial cybersecurity solutions and services across various sectors in all of six SEA countries.
He will report directly to Stephan Neumeier, Managing Director of Kaspersky Lab Asia Pacific.
“I’m excited to be a part of this company particularly at this time where cybersecurity is one of the most dynamic fields of information and communication technology. I believe Kaspersky Lab has the right culture and values that enables its workforce to a…

Ransomware, cryptocurrency miners and zero-day exploits dominated 2017

Quick Heal Technologies released its Annual Threat Report - 2018 with the objective of providing qualitative insights into the cyber threat landscape that impacted individuals and businesses in 2017. The report features data analyzed by Quick Heal Security Labs from millions of products to deliver timely and advanced protection to individual and enterprise customers under the brands ‘Quick Heal’ and ‘Seqrite’ respectively.
In 2017, Quick Heal Security Labs detected over 930 million Windows malware that targeted individuals and businesses. Ransomware, cryptocurrency mining and zero-day exploits headlined the threat landscape in 2017 with ransomware growing 300% in comparison with 2016. 2017 was dominated by several exploits leaked by Shadow Brokers such as EternalBlue, EternalChampion, EternalRomance and EternalScholar which were responsible for advanced ransomware campaigns such as WannaCry and Notpetya, and a few cryptocurrency mining campaigns. With the growing availability of expl…

Octo Telematics Transforms the Insurance Industry with Cloudera’s Machine Learning and Analytics Platform

Cloudera, Inc. announced that Octo Telematics, a global leader in telematics for insurance companies, is introducing innovations for insurance by aggregating 186 billion miles of driving data from connected cars and using Cloudera Enterprise to predict and model driver risk. Utilizing machine learning and analytics on Cloudera Enterprise, the Octo Telematics platform can now deliver actionable insights and risk modeling to over 100 insurance companies worldwide that enables them to transform insurance including pricing, First Notice of Loss (FNOL), and claims insights.
Octo Telematics’ platform, built on Cloudera Enterprise, aggregates over 11 billion new data points from 5.4 million connected cars and sensors daily, creating one of the largest connected-car subscribed installed bases across the globe. Every relevant type of data—contextual data, driving data, behavioral data, and crash data—is utilized to forecast individual driving habits, improve crash notifications and response, …

Neron Informatics won Aeigs Graham Bell Awards in Green Telecom category

Neron Informatics, a player in Unified Communication segment of Telecom Industry with core competence in development and implementation of innovative solutions and products for the telecommunication market in India, has won the  prestigious AEGIS GRAHAM BELL AWARD for state of the art ONYX IPPBX systems under Green Telecom category. Mr. Dev Kumar, CTO Neron Informatics received the award from Mr. Madhavan Narayan, former editor Hindustan Times and Dr. Bharat Chaprawal, Chairman Aegis Board, Aegis Business School, Mumbai.
The grand evening was attended by the big wigs of Telecom Industry who showcased their innovations in approximately 25 categories and won the awards. The winners were declared after grueling assessment done by Deloitte.
“Getting nominated for Aegis Graham Bell Awards is an incredible honour, particularly when the strength of the competition is so extraordinary. But to win against such strong competition is just amazing. I am humbled, but incredibly proud too. With so …

Karix Mobile Set to Participate in Mobile World Congress 2018 at Barcelona

Karix Mobile Pvt. Ltd. (formerly known as mGage India), a messaging solution and mobile engagement company, has announced its participation in the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 being organised by the GSMA (Groupe Spécial Mobile Association). The 2018 edition of MWC is being organized in Barcelona, Spain from 26th February - 1st March 2018. Visitors can meet the Karix team at their stand located in – Hall 8.1 Stand B58.
Excited on the participation, the company spokesperson says, “The Mobile World Congress is one of the biggest events of the mobile & technology industry and it is a grandstand for us to showcase our solutions alongside a host of companies from around the world. Being the market leader for Mobile engagement solutions for marketing and customer care, we look forward to connecting with marketers and application developers at the event and showcase our solutions for real-time communication.” 
Karix Mobile helps businesses connect seamlessly with their customers usin…

Postman Announces Key Collaboration Feature for API Development

Postman, API Development Environment, announced the release of Postman 6.0, which includes the introduction of Workspaces, a new construct to enhance collaboration on connected software.

Postman Workspaces is a development resource that significantly changes and improves organization and collaboration within the Postman API dev environment. Developers can better organize their API work — and speed up and improve the development process — by gathering the appropriate team members and API resources within a targeted Workspace.

Postman’s Workspaces are defined as either Personal (for use by an individual developer) or Team (for a defined team of developers). For an individual API developer or developer team using Postman, Workspaces makes it even easier to organize API development work, enhance collaboration on APIs, and save valuable developer time.

"Tools that support API development are a key factor for successful API usage," said David Intersimone of Evans Data Corporation.…

Juniper Networks Claims to Simplify Distributed Mobile Cloud Solution

Juniper Networks announced it has expanded its partnership with Affirmed Networks and Netronome to give mobile providers a simple-to-manage, high-performing distributed mobile cloud solution for rapid deployment of IoT and 5G services.
Mobile providers are looking to disaggregate the control and user planes within their networks through
Affirmed Networks’ 5G virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) that provides Control and User Plane Separation (CUPS) to create highly distributed mobile clouds that achieve IoT- and 5G-friendly flexibility, scale, performance and low latency. While distributed clouds provide network operators with several benefits in terms of cost-savings, flexibility and increased service agility, operational complexity can also occur as compute clusters and data centers are so widely dispersed. As such, integrating Juniper’s recently updated Contrail Provider Cloud provides a simple software-defined and intent-driven solution for service providers to more effectively…

India’s First 4G LTE telecom System Unveiled

Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha launched India’s first locally developed 4G/LTE telecom system amid an international buyers-sellers meet of telecom industry. The system has been designed and developed by India’s leading telecom equipment manufacturer, VNL Ltd, keeping in mind requirement for high speed connectivity, particularly in rural areas.
The 4G gear fulfills the domestic equipment manufacturers’ aspiration for Made in India products, based on LTE technology, for ensuring seamless connectivity at most affordable prices and reduce substantially the import dependence for the same. The portfolio has Access and Core network elements which are best in class, power efficient, optimized solutions keeping in mind need for sustainable mobile broadband services for remote & rural deployments.
The 4G/LTE equipment was launched immediately after the felicitation of Hon’ble’ Telecom Minister Shri Manoj Sinha for connecting 100,000 villages as part of Bharat Net at the annual get together of…

Celkon launches its flagship Smartphone ‘uniQ’ at just Rs. 7999 in India

As to what looks like a significant move towards championing the Make in India mission, Celkon Mobiles has launched UniQ, the first of its kind high end smartphone for just Rs.7,999. Made to cater to the customers who have budgetary aspirations, Celkon UniQ promises to be an unbelievable offering from the company.
Celkon has been pioneering leading affordable smartphones and value phones, delivering products of superior quality, performance and aesthetics. UniQ, launched across Pan India boasts of advanced specifications, stylish body and seamless interface being offered for a very economic price.  The Celkon management has unveiled the smartphone as part of its 9th anniversary celebrations held in the Tirupati manufacturing unit today. UniQ was unveiled by Shri Pradyumna PS, IAS, Collector of Chittoor District in presence of other dignitaries.
Celkon UniQ comes with a striking user interface. The phone has a 16 MP rear camera with Auto Focus, single Flash and added features like face…

Successful international roaming test between Orange and KPN LoRaWAN networks with Actility opens new horizons for IoT business apps

Orange, KPN and IoT connectivity platform supplier Actility reveal the first successful field test of actual roaming between nationwide public IoT networks, implementing the latest LoRa Alliance specifications. Roaming is the ability for an IoT device to seamlessly connect to different LoRaWAN networks to transmit its data. This successful implementation of roaming protocols in the field opens up the possibility of connecting sensors or trackers that move between countries. It also simplifies the implementation of international business applications – by removing the need to both integrate several IoT platforms and contract with multiple LoRaWAN operators – thereby reducing time to market for customers.
In October, the LoRa Alliance released the first version of the LoRaWAN Backend Interfaces Specification. This governs how LoRaWAN sensor data are passed between different networks to enable roaming. Based on this specification, Orange and KPN set up a secure roaming interface between…

Simplilearn Appoints Mike Tamir, as Course Advisor for AI and Machine Learning Online Training Programs

Simplilearn announced the appointment of Mike Tamir, Ph.D., as the Advisor for Simplilearn’s Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning curricula. This position was created to support the growth of Simplilearn’s courses and address the technology skills needed for organizations undertaking digital transformation, as well as to help alleviate the critical talent shortage of candidates qualified for AI and machine learning roles.
“As the top influencer in AI and machine learning, Mike Tamir brings the perfect expertise to Simplilearn’s online training courses, applying his extensive background not only working in the field of artificial intelligence for companies like Uber ATG, but also as an academic, lecturing for UC Berkeley and other top-tier universities,” stated Krishna Kumar, CEO of Simplilearn. “We are proud to have him on our team of real-world experts who have made Simplilearn the most up-to-date and credible source for online training in the technology skills held in such …

Cybersecurity Report Reveals Cybercrime Takes Almost $600 Billion Toll on Global Economy

McAfee, in partnership with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), has released “Economic Impact of Cybercrime – No Slowing Down,” a global report that focuses on the significant impact that cybercrime has on economies worldwide. The report concludes that cybercrime costs businesses close to $600 billion, or 0.8 percent of global GDP, which is up from a 2014 study that put global losses at about $445 billion.   
The report attributes the growth over three years to cybercriminals quickly adopting new technologies, the ease of engaging in cybercrime – including an expanding number of cybercrime centers – and the growing financial sophistication of top-tier cybercriminals.
“The digital world has transformed almost every aspect of our lives, including risk and crime, so that crime is more efficient, less risky, more profitable and has never been easier to execute,” said Steve Grobman, Chief Technology Officer for McAfee. “Consider the use of ransomware, where criminal…

Trend Micro Warns of GDPR Extortion Attempts from Strategic Cybercriminals

Trend Micro Incorporated announced its Security Roundup for 2017, revealing an increase in ransomware, cryptocurrency mining and BEC attempts over the past 12 months as cybercriminals refined and targeted their attacks for greater financial return. The trend will continue in 2018, with extortion attempts likely to target organizations trying to comply with new EU privacy laws.
The new report, The Paradox of Cyberthreats, validates Trend Micro’s previous predictions for 2018, with cybercriminals increasingly abandoning exploit kits and spray-and-pray tactics in favor of more strategic attacks designed to improve their return on investment. Based on this trend, it’s likely that some will try to extort money from enterprises by first determining the GDPR penalty that could result from an attack, and then demanding a ransom of slightly less than that fine, which CEOs might opt to pay.
Mr. Nilesh Jain, Vice President – South East Asia and India, Trend Micro, said, “ATM attacks, BEC and ta…

Role of Emerging Technologies to Drive Digital Transformation in Enterprises

By: Ms. Aparna Pallavi, Head Digital Banking, 3i Infotech
India is witnessing a transition to a digital heavy economy. What started as a unified identification, Aadhar is slowly making its place as an integral part of authentication in Banking, Insurance, Telecommunication (Aadhar enabled eKYC, Aadhar enabled payments, eSign, UPI etc.). As per latest available information, cost of transacting via online banking is around Rs. 1 and it is even lesser when the channel is mobile. This is pushing the country to a digital transformation walkabout.
Digital transformation is about efficiency and competitiveness. It requires deep understanding of current and emerging business process models and similar understanding of futuristic and disruptive digital technology. These technologies enable transformation, such as the use of augmented reality to improve education and learning, the use of location based services for real time cross selling / up selling and the application of automated reasoning t…

Ruckus Announces CBRS-band LTE Access Portfolio

Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, announced a new portfolio of U.S. Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) 3.5 GHz LTE access points (APs) and associated cloud-based subscription services for use in enterprise and service provider networks. The Ruckus LTE portfolio enables enterprises to deploy private LTE networks to ensure high quality-of-service (QoS) for critical business applications. For service providers, the portfolio provides cost-effective LTE for in-building and outdoor coverage with more capacity for areas with heavy data traffic.
The U.S. CBRS spectrum will be allocated using a shared spectrum scheme that represents a historic shift in spectrum allocation, making it available to a vast number of entities. The economics of CBRS are expected to enable new enterprise use cases, while uniquely addressing the need for additional mobile network capacity and bandwidth.
“We anticipate the CBRS radio access network (RAN) market to grow 10-fold between 2018 and 2022 with total R…

Himachal Pradesh is the smallest telecom market in India

Himachal Pradesh is the smallest telecom market in India with just 1.1 % subscribers of the total in India. Interestingly the market is dynamic in nature. Given the size, it might not be a circle where big brands would love to jump in with their big marketing budgets but the subscribers are critical.

Himachal users are a mix of feature phones and smartphones.While I% of total feature phone subscribers in India do come from here, 1.2% smartphone users belong to HP. The following infograph gives you glimpse of the market. The infograph belongs to CMR India.

Teradata Named Leader in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Data Management Solutions for Analytics

Teradata has again been positioned in the Gartner, Inc. 2018 Magic Quadrant for Data Management Solutions for Analytics issued February 13, 2018, by Gartner analysts Adam M. Ronthal, Roxane Edjlali, and Rick Greenwald. Vendors are evaluated by Gartner on completeness of vision and ability to execute following detailed research. As one of 22 vendors evaluated in the 2018 report, Teradata was recognized as a Leader for the 16th consecutive time.
Gartner’s report describes the state of the market: “Although the traditional data warehousing use case remains foundational to most organizations' analytics initiatives, there is also interest in the ability to manage and process increasingly diverse formats for both internal and external data.” The report also states: “A complete DMSA must therefore be able to accommodate a diverse range of data types. These may include interaction and observational data — from Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, for example — as well as nonrelational data,…

Honor offers additional Rs 2,000 on exchange and No Cost EMI Offer on Honor 7X

Honor Huawei’s e-brand for digital natives, announced an attractive discount offer for consumers on one of its best-selling smartphone, Honor 7X. The discount offer is applicable on the 64 GB variant of Honor 7X and will be available starting tomorrow 22nd February until 1st March on Customers will be able to save an additional INR 2000 in their pockets on the exchange of their old smartphones and also avail No Cost EMI, as part of the offer.

“We are grateful for the overwhelming response for the Honor 7X and wish to reciprocate to our customers with INR 2,000 discount offer and No Cost EMI offer. Since its launch in December last year, Honor 7X has scaled new heights owing to great consumer response and we wish to maintain the pace in the future,” said Mr. P Sanjeev, Vice President Sales, Huawei India - Consumer Business Group

The Honor 7X offers true value for money and the attractive price tag coupled with best in class features generated a lot of attention from fans al… introduces V2 Algorithm - an e-commerce algorithm to determine the consumer behaviour

Bangalore Based, a plug & play, Omni-channel personalization engine launches V2 Algorithm to determine the consumer behaviour, which helps to predict the customer’s mind-set to buy a particular product.
In technical terms, the base of the algorithm is a hybrid model of collaborative filtering and content based filtering. So basically ‘People who have bought this have also bought these’ and ‘People who have bought product A are also likely to buy similar products (similarity based on product properties)’. Most of the recommendation engine works on either of these models or their combination.
The combinations make the algorithm best and have led to almost 40% increase in critical metrics for our clients. We also give our clients an option to choose what they want to optimise (clicks, purchases, revenue, profits etc).
Commenting on the launch of V2 Algorithm in India, Mr Ajay Kashyap Founder, said, “V2 Algorithm is an essential product for the smooth functioning of a…