Unfortunately, The New IP cannot cover every news release or interesting piece of information that crosses our desks each week. But to make sure they're memorialized in our virtual pages, we've encapsulated some recent reports in this week's Virtual Newsbites.
As you can see, they cover the gamut -- from another smart city initiative in the United States to a greenfield broadband implementation in Europe and one CSP's initiative to help Arab-speaking children with special needs. Read on to discover more.
Miami-Dade County became the latest member of AT&T's Smart Initiative program this week, joining Montgomery County, Md.; Chapel Hill, N.C.; Dallas; Chicago; Atlanta; and the Georgia Institute of Technology in AT&T's smart cities trial. AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) plans to use Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, secure connectivity and vertical solutions to provide residents with solutions such as smart lighting and WiFi, to tools that enhance public safety, improve public transportation, reduce traffic congestion and preserve natural resources, according to AT&T. The service provider partnered with Cisco, Deloitte, Ericsson, GE, Hitachi, Intel, Qualcomm Technology and Southern Company on this initiative.
No Spring Break for AT&T in Miami-Dade
The service provider will be working hard to bring New IP network services, high bandwidth and IoT solutions to the people and government of the popular (and populous) Florida region. Perhaps, though, AT&T reps will have time to take five and enjoy Miami's famous beaches (or night life).
United Arab Emirates telecom service provider du celebrated World Autism Awareness Month by teaming up with Flagship Projects to showcase its BabNoor app at special needs centers. The app supports a range of disabilities, such as autism, hearing and speech impairments, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and trauma injuries. "As a telecommunications company, we are committed to providing connectivity for all UAE communities. The BabNoor app enables us to take this commitment beyond our scope as a telco, and not only improve communications amongst the special needs communities in the UAE, but to do it in the Arabic language. We believe that the app will revolutionize communications and have a positive impact on these communities by becoming an integral part of their lives," said Hala Badri, executive vice president of brand and communication at du in a statement.
The Language of Love
Parents of special needs children seek better communication tools, regardless of their homeland or language. Here, du representatives show how the BabNoor app helps children in this region due to its ability to communicate in many Arab dialects.
Compromised credentials generate 22% of data breaches, according to "Identity Solutions: Security Beyond the Perimeter," by the Cloud Security Alliance. And 65% of the more than 300 technology respondents say the likelihood their organization will experience a future breach due to compromised credentials is medium to high. Preventative tactics include single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, privileged access security, mobile and Mac management, plus session monitoring, as well as securing both internal and external users and privileged account, the report says.
Telecommunications service providers, particularly those in Asia-Pacific, will drive spending in the global test and measurement market, finds a new report by Technavio. By 2020, the market is expected to reach $24.43 billion worldwide versus $6 billion last year. Drivers include wireless test equipment, 4G, LTE and Internet of Things, Technavio says.
Sprint Brings New Era to Poland
Sprint S.A. recently provided broadband to an area of Poland that had never before had this service, part of a European Union initiative to bring the country access to the communications, commercial and other powers of the New IP.
Sprint S.A., in partnership with ECI, recently implemented a broadband networking in Sosnowiec, Poland, part of the European Union's initiatives to bring fast broadband access across the country by 2020. The $5.6 million project included the construction and organization of a fiber optic network, an IP-MPLS backbone, an access network and a network management center, according to an ECI statement. Ultimately organizations such as schools, law enforcement, government agencies and entertainment venues will gain access to Internet, video conferencing and IP telephony, e-commerce, online education, e-government and telehealth, as well as video monitoring, according to Sprint S.A.