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LONDON - Thursday, March 5th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

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(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today announced the winners of the 20th Global Mobile Awards, which were presented this afternoon at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The winners were announced in a ceremony hosted by actor, comedian, writer and film producer John Cleese.

Cleese, best known for the Monty Python TV and film series, as well as Fawlty Towers and countless film appearances, opened the ceremony in an irreverent style, referring to the audience as “technical geeks” and recalling his experiences of hotel service on his global travels. He was joined on stage to present the awards by Jon Fredrik Baksaas, Chairman, of the GSMA and President and CEO of Telenor Group, Anne Bouverot, Director General of the GSMA and John Hoffman, CEO of GSMA Ltd., as well as representatives from Telefónica, Time/Fortune and Gamelab.

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Study Sees Embedded SIM And Remote Provisioning Influencing Future of the SIM

BARCELONA, Spain. - Wednesday, March 4th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

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(BUSINESS WIRE) A new GSMA Intelligence report published today provides an overview of recent developments in the SIM card market, underlining the industry’s efforts to work towards defining a new approach to the SIM that will serve both the M2M and consumer markets.

"The SIM has provided the security and authentication to access mobile networks for almost a quarter of a century and it will continue to do so as the market evolves,” said Hyunmi Yang, Chief Strategy Officer at the GSMA. “By 2020 we forecast nearly one billion cellular M2M connections and nine billion consumer connections that will require SIM cards, so it is critical to ensure security and robustness in the evolution of the SIM.”

The SIM will need to contin ... Read more »

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Announce pre-integrated end-to-end BSS Open "Telco-in-a-box" stack for MVNOs & CSPs

LONDON & PADERBORN, Germany & BANGALORE, India - Wednesday, March 4th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

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(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company and Orga Systems, a leading software vendor for real-time charging and billing solutions today announced that their global strategic partnership has resulted in a pre-integrated BSS (Business Support Systems) solution.

Wipro’s Open MVNO ‘Telco-in-a-box,' is a differentiated solution which caters to Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) and Communication Service Providers (CSP) in the mobile and fixed broadband spaces and in the prepaid and postpaid segments. The solution has been launched at the Mobile World Congress this year in Barcelona.

Wipro’s Open MVNO Telco-in-a-box ... Read more »

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AMSTERDAM - Friday, March 6th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News:

Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd. (ticker: PSH:NA) today released its regular weekly Net Asset Value (NAV) on its website, www.pershingsquareholdings.com. The NAV was computed as of the close of business on Tuesday, 3 March 2015.

PSH NAV per share as of close of business on 3 March 2015 was USD28.33.

Weekly net asset value is calculated at the close of business on each Tuesday and posted on the following Thursday. In the event that Tuesday is not a business day, PSH will calculate the close-of-business NAV as of the business day immediately preceding that Tuesday. In the event that Thursday is not a business day, any such NAV will be posted the next business day following that Thursday.

About Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd.

Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd. is a concentrated, research-intensive, fundamental value investor in the public markets.    ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Monday, March 2nd 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Within the scheduled events for the 31st GCC Traffic Week, a total of 25 schools from the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) will showcase the diverse creative ideas from their students. The Traffic Week, held under the slogan “Your Choice Determines Your Destiny”, was organized by the Traffic and Patrols Directorate at Abu Dhabi Police and will take place at Yas Mall from 8-14 March, 2015.

Captain Aisha Mohammed Al Zaabi, Traffic Awareness Officer in the Public Relations Section at the Traffic and Patrols Directorate, indicated that the student participation comes in line with the strategic partnership between the Directorate and ADEC to promote traffic safety in the educational sector and to establish a high level of traffic culture amongst current and future students as a key part of the general culture.

Moreover, she stressed the importance of activating the participation o ... Read more »

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2015 Mobile Economy Report Sees Rapid Global Migration to Mobile Broadband Networks; Mobile Industry To Make Rising Contribution to Global GDP, Public Funding and Jobs 

BARCELONA, Spain. - Wednesday, March 4th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

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(BUSINESS WIRE) An additional one billion people will become mobile subscribers over the next five years, according to a major new GSMA report published at Mobile World Congress today. The new report, ‘The Mobile Economy: 2015’, forecasts that the number of unique mobile subscribers1 will increase from 3.6 billion at the end of 2014 to 4.6 billion by 2020, increasing by four per cent per year (CAGR) over this period. By 2020, almost 60 per cent of the global population will subscribe to mobile services, up from half of the population at the end of 2014.

The study also highlights a rapid migration to 3G/4G mobile broadband networks and rising smartphone ... Read more »

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BARCELONE, Espagne - Dimanche 8 Mars 2015 [ME NewsWire]

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(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oberthur Technologies, un leader mondial dans les solutions de sécurité numérique pour la mobilité, annonce ce jour la sélection de sa plateforme de gestion d’abonnements par Telefónica pour soutenir d’autres opérateurs participant à un pilote dont le but est de démontrer l’interopérabilité entre différentes plateformes et cartes SIM de différents vendeurs.

D’ici 2020, plusieurs milliards d’appareils seront connectés à des réseaux mobiles. Afin de déployer des services télématiques ou d’infotainment dans des voitures connectées, dans des compteurs électriques intelligents, dans des appareils portables pour de la gestion personnelle et pour soutenir des services orientés vers les nouveaux utilisateurs, les acteurs ont besoin de connectivité fiable et à cout réduit.

La nécessité de connecter les objets à un résea ... Read more »

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SINGAPORE & HOUSTON. - Wednesday, March 4th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

    High-end offshore construction vessel conceptualised, designed, built and completed by a Singaporean firm
    Lewek Constellation is only one of two in her class in the world, an ice-classed, multi-lay offshore construction vessel with ultra-deep water pipe laying and heavy lift capabilities
    Vessel currently has a backlog of projects valued at around US$500 million  

 (BUSINESS WIRE) EMAS AMC, the subsea division of EMAS, a leading global offshore contractor and provider of integrated offshore solutions to the oil and gas (O&G) industry, today officially christened and named the Lewek Constellation prior to her departure to the Gulf of Mexico to commence work for Noble Energy. The Lewek Constellation, an ice-classed, multi-lay offshore construction vessel with ultra-deep water pipe laying and heavy lift capabilities, is EMA ... Read more »

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Report Finds More Than 1.7 Billion Women in Low- and Middle-income Countries Do Not Own Mobile Phones, Creating a Gender Gap of 200 Million Women

BARCELONA, Spain. - Wednesday, March 4th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

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(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today released ‘Bridging the Gender Gap: Mobile Access and Usage in Low- and Middle-income Countries’, a report that examines mobile phone ownership by women, as well as the barriers to mobile phone adoption and usage and identifies actionable opportunities for stakeholders across the mobile ecosystem to accelerate the uptake of mobile technology by women. The report builds on the findings from the ‘Women and Mobile: A Global Opportunity’ report launched in 2010, which first highlighted the disparity in mobile phone ownership between men and women in low- and middle-income countries.

“The ubiquity and affordability of mobile p ... Read more »

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Dimension Data set to revolutionise the experience of billions of cycling fans across the globe

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Thursday, March 5th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dimension Data, the global IT solutions and services provider, and Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), owners of the Tour de France, today signed a five-year deal that will see Dimension Data become the Official Technology Partner of A.S.O. on cycling events including the Paris-Nice, Critérium International, Paris-Roubaix, la Flèche Wallonne, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Tour de Yorkshire, World Ports Classic, Critérium du Dauphiné, Tour de France, la Course by le Tour de France, la Vuelta a España, and the Paris-Tours.

Commencing in July this year at the Tour de France, Dimension Data will partner with A.S.O. to revolutionise the viewing experience of billions of cycling fans across the globe. Both organisations said their common goal in the coming years is to deliver and share the best r ... Read more »

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Monday, March 2nd 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Now exclusive to Dubai’s favourite dining and sports entertainment destination, the Real Madrid Cafe will add to its menu the Mahou 0.0% a non-alcoholic malt beverage, a product that counts with the Halal certification and stands for its premium quality. Mahou 0.0% is a brand of MAHOU SAN MIGUEL, the leading conglomerate in Spain with 40% of the market share and owner of many premium brands such Solan de Cabras water, the Official Water of Real Madrid and also available in Real Madrid Café Dubai.

Ignacio Llorente, the Middle East Director for MAHOU SAN MIGUEL says “This is a unique process designed by Mahou, using only natural means; a transformation into sugars and other nutrients gives way to the Mahou 0,0 non-alcoholic malt beverages varieties. Finally, through a three-stage filtration done following a protocol that has been specifically designed for our products, an intense glow is ach ... Read more »

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OSAKA, Japan - Wednesday, March 4th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Panasonic Corporation (Panasonic) and Sansha Electric MFG Co., Ltd. (Sansha Electric) today announced that they have developed a very compact Silicon Carbide (SiC) power module together with highly efficient operation of power switching systems. The SiC power module has sufficiently good reliability and greatly helps to reduce the size of power switching systems such as industrial inverters and power supplies.

SiC is very promising due to its superior material properties and is expected to reduce the power consumption of various switching systems. These high power switching devices need to be packaged into a so-called power module in which multi transistors are integrated. The developed SiC power module is based on the following proprietary technologies.

1) Panasonic’s SiC DioMOS (Diode-integrated MOSFET) has the features of a reverse conducting diode without any external diode. Th ... Read more »

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BARCELONA, Spain - Wednesday, March 4th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

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(BUSINESS WIRE) -- GlobalCollect, an Ingenico Group company and the world’s most knowledgeable payment service provider, today announced a range of mobile solutions that help online merchants optimize the consumer experience from mobile devices, reduce the number of clicks required for a mobile payment, and drive conversion of mobile visitors into revenue.

Mobile devices have changed our world. They redefined how, where and when consumers interact with the online world. When mobile devices overtake PC’s as the dominant driver for online commerce and eCommerce merchants, response defines success. Converting mobile traffic into revenue requires a consumer experience that is optimized for the device with which the consumer is engaged. GlobalCollect’s mobile interfaces were specifically designed to create an optimal consumer experience, whatever the device used ... Read more »

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Vserv has the largest and richest data on mobile internet users in India

MUMBAI, India & SINGAPORE - Wednesday, March 4th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vserv, the leading smart data platform for mobile marketing in India and South East Asia, announced today its signing of an investment from Maverick Capital Ventures, the venture capital fund affiliate of Maverick Capital, a 21 year-old hedge fund with over US$8 Billion under management. This partnership builds on Maverick’s extensive history of successfully investing and supporting mobile businesses globally to become large scale platforms. With this investment, Vserv has raised a total of US$18 Million to date, including its first round of US$3 Million from IDG Ventures India.

Co-founded in 2010 by Dippak Khurana and Ashay Padwal, Vserv has grown to a 200 person strong organization today with offices across India and South East Asia. Vserv’s flagship platform, AudiencePro™, ties ... Read more »

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Common Remote Provisioning Specification to Put Consumers in Control of Connecting Mobile Devices and Help to Grow Market

BARCELONA, Spain. - Wednesday, March 4th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA has today announced that it is working with mobile network operators, mobile device manufacturers and SIM vendors to create a common and global specification for the remote over-the-air provisioning and management of connectivity to consumer devices. The industry-wide initiative will allow consumers to activate the SIM embedded in a device such as a smartphone, tablet or wearable with the mobile network operator of their choice. A common approach and consistent user experience will also help to grow the market by allowing consumer device manufacturers to build products that support global deployment.

“Currently there is no agreed industry solution for how consumers can remotely connect devices to a mobile network,” said Alex Sinclair, Chief T ... Read more »

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Brightstar accessory operations now represent an annual retail value of more than $1 billion (USD) due to recent acquisitions and organic growth

BARCELONA, Spain. - Wednesday, March 4th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

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(BUSINESS WIRE) Brightstar Corp. today announced that its mobile accessories operations now represent an annual estimated retail value of more than $1 billion (USD), making Brightstar’s global accessories organization one of the largest in the world, in addition to already being the world’s No. 1 distributor of devices and a leader in diversified services for the wireless industry.

“The mobile accessories category is among the fastest growing segments in the wireless industry, and we’ve created a global accessory business, with local focus, to go hand-in-hand with our device distribution and innovative services,” said Bruce Hawver, President of Global Accessories.

Brightstar provides a ... Read more »

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To Promote Environmental Sustainability

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Monday, March 2nd 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The Vehicles and Drivers Licensing Department at Abu Dhabi Police urged its employees and customers to rationalize their consumption of water and electricity in order to protect these resources and foster environmental sustainability in the UAE by adopting suitable usage methods.

The Vehicles and Drivers Licensing Department, in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC), has distributed information regarding ways to conserve water and electricity within the framework of an initiative for environmental sustainability. The initiative included a package of directives, guidance, and correct methods of usage. The initiative stresses on the importance of unifying efforts to conserve natural resources, and strengthening the role of social responsibility.

Brigadier Mohamed Mayouf Al Ketbi, Head of Vehicles and Drivers Licensing Departm ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Monday, March 2nd 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The Ministry of Interior will be organizing an awareness council on Tuesday entitled “Cultural and National Pluralism, and its Impact on the National Identity.” The Council will be held at Suhail Khalifa Mohamed Al Marar’s residence located at Khalifa City in Abu Dhabi, and will be moderated by media figure Dr. Khalifa Al Suwaidi, presenter for Abu Dhabi Media.

The Council will discuss a number of topics such as the cultural and national pluralism within the UAE, its impact on the national identity, creating a distinctive cultural experience of the UAE amidst the diversity of cultures and nationalities, and the ability to utilize such contemporary methods and experience in order to serve all segments of society.

It is worth mentioning that the Ministry of Interior, represented by the Law Respect Culture Bureau, had launched the first awareness council for 2015 on January ... Read more »

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After 8 years of its establishment

Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia - Monday, March 2nd 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Established in 2008 as a SAGIA Joint Venture between Khaled Juffali Company (KJC) and Etimaad Engineering Pvt. Ltd. (EEL), the company transitioned to a 100% Saudi owned entity as ‘Khaled Juffali Industrial Company Ltd. (KJIC)’ in January 2015, with the acquisition of all the shares of its overseas JV Partner.  

KJIC’s new Corporate Office, located in Fluor Arabia Building - Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, was inaugurated by Mr. Khaled Juffali – Chairman, recently in the presence of Mr. Saif Ali Sheikh – CEO KJIC and Mr. Mohsan Parvez – Director & CEO Construction & Contracting, Khaled Juffali Holding Company.

Mr. Khaled Juffali emphasized the importance of ‘effective team building’ being one of the most important elements towards success of a company and expressed his confidence in the technical depth ... Read more »

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