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UK government unveils G-Cloud

| June 29, 2009 | 0 Comments
UK government unveils G-Cloud

Mirroring similar initiatives outlined by the Japanese and US governments, the UK is calling for the adoption of cloud computing services for future government ICT requirements. “All those Government bodies likely to procure ICT services should look to do so on a scaleable, cloud basis such that other public bodies can benefit from the new […]

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AT&T, Microsoft further grid plans

| June 27, 2009 | 0 Comments
AT&T, Microsoft further grid plans

Technology majors, AT&T and Microsoft, further their plans into the smart grid space last week with separate announcements on the emergence of M2M sensors and communications. AT&T announced that it has entered into an agreement with Cooper Power Systems to jointly market smart grid sensor devices to electricity utilities. The two companies will bring to […]

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US to spend US$3.9bn on smart grids

| June 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

US Energy Secretary Steven Chu has pegged the figure US$3.9 billion as the government’s budget for funding smart grid developments in the country, including US$90 million for the state of California for energy efficiency measures. According to this report in Reuters, Chu told reporters on the sidelines of an Edison Electric Institute conference in San […]

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Where do telcos fit into the smart grid game

| June 25, 2009 | 0 Comments

Cable&Wireless’ £270 million deal to supply the underlying communications infrastructure for National Grid, the UK’s grid operator, provides a pretty good idea of the role of the telecoms industry in the smart grid game, together with what an operator needs to offer in order to be successful. This deal is arguably the first major deal […]

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Mobile communications to revolutionize African weather monitoring

| June 19, 2009 | 1 Comment
Mobile communications to revolutionize African weather monitoring

PRESS RELEASE * Global Humanitarian Forum, Ericsson, WMO, and Zain and other mobile operators to deploy up to 5,000 automatic weather stations in mobile network sites across Africa, where less than 300 are reporting today * Partnership will increase dissemination of weather information via mobile phones to users and communities, including remote farmers and fishermen […]

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BT, TANDBERG sign MoU for inter-company video conferencing platform

| June 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

BT Conferencing and TANDBERG have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to set up a platform to deliver “the first global non-proprietary solution for inter-company telepresence and video conferencing.” Under the MOU, the BT One Source service, using TANDBERG’s standards-based infrastructure, allows an enterprise to collaborate internally and externally across differing video and telepresence systems. According […]

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Qwest offers DSL for smart grids; highlights need for tier network architecture

| June 19, 2009 | 0 Comments
Qwest offers DSL for smart grids; highlights need for tier network architecture

Qwest Communications has teamed up with CURRENT Group to use its DSL infrastructure for smart grid applications. The solution will combined Qwest DSL network with CURRENT’s smart grid solution to allow utilities to quickly and modularly roll out intelligence across their power grid, but what the solution is NOT is a network for smart meters […]

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VNL's solar-power WorldGSM – available today

| June 17, 2009 | 0 Comments
VNL's solar-power WorldGSM – available today

Start up VNL, which developed the solar-powered WorldGSM base station for rural villages, will announced the official launch of the system at a press conference today at Singapore’s CommunicAsia trade show. Rajiv Mehrotra, founder, CEO and chairman of VNL, told Green Telecom yesterday that the system will provide remote villages with GSM coverage through a […]

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Manage cars like a Formula One race

| June 13, 2009 | 0 Comments
Manage cars like a Formula One race

Cutting edge technologies developed to make race cars working at their optimum peak should be adopted by the auto industry to drive efficiencies inside cars and on the road, says the ITU and Formula One organiser, FIA. This report by Carz Unlimited, Max Mosley, head of FIA, noted at the ITU’s annual Fully Networked Car […]

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ATIS lays out green telecom creed

| June 13, 2009 | 0 Comments

The telecoms industry has four main goals when it comes to going green and achieving sustainability, says the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS), a technical planning and standards development organizations for the industry, who more or less summed it up in its Report on Environmental Sustainability earlier this month. Developed by the ATIS Exploratory […]

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