In a statement distributed to the Internet Society’s global community, Internet Society President and CEO, Kathryn C. Brown has stressed the organization’s continued commitment to the stewardship transition of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions to the global Internet community, highlighting that this process is key to maintaining long-term value in the collaborative, multistakeholder model of Internet governance.
Internet of things
During the opening keynote address at the second annual Internet of Things World conference, SmartThings CEO and founder Alex Hawkinson joined Samsung Electronics President and Chief Strategy Officer Young Sohn on stage to announce a new open software and data exchange cloud for the “Internet of Things” (IoT) called SmartThings Open Cloud.
Vantage Capital (http://www.vantagecapital.co.za), Africa’s leading mezzanine debt provider, announced that the DEG - Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (“DEG”) and four other European investors are contributing a total of approximately $60m to Vantage’s third fund. DEG’s commitment to Fund III is $20m. In addition the DEG is providing $15m to a co-investment with Vantage in Surfline Communications, the leading 4G LTE network operator in Ghana. Vantage invested $15m in Surfline from its second fund late last year.
DHL (http://www.dpdhl.com), the world’s leading logistics service provider, and Cisco, the worldwide leader in IT, have jointly released a new Trend Report focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) at the DHL Global Technology Conference in Dubai. DHL and Cisco Consulting Services are also collaborating on a joint IoT innovation project that will improve decision-making in warehouse operations with near real-time data analytics based on Wi-Fi connected devices.
Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO). Yahoo issued the fourth update to its transparency report, continuing the company’s efforts to provide as much information as possible about government requests for users’ data and government requests to remove content.
Local Internet hosting is key to the development of the Internet ecosystem in emerging countries, according to a report released by the Internet Society (http://www.internetsociety.org).
eApps Hosting launched a Content Delivery Network (CDN) service with a world-wide reach. The service significantly improves the load speed of web site pages and decreases download times by delivering web site content to site users from the closest delivery location.
ZTE USA, the fourth largest smartphone manufacturer in the U.S. and second largest in the no-contract market*, announced its plans for the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Prior to CES, on January 5, ZTE will host an invite-only press conference to reveal new devices and announce its latest innovations and company news. From January 6 to 9, the company will showcase an array of flagship devices at CES that reflect ZTE’s 2015 focus to create new consumer experiences for connecting to the mobile internet.
Cox Communications has completed the roll out of doubling speeds in Santa Barbara on two of its most popular Internet service packages, Cox High Speed Internet Preferred and Cox High Speed Internet Premier. These packages represent more than 75 percent of Cox’s high-speed internet customers.
South Africa’s entertainment and media market is expected to grow by 10.2% compounded annually (CAGR) from 2014 – 2018
Australian company Squixa has launched the second version of its website acceleration engine, an enterprise-grade platform that speeds website load times by up to 50 per cent.
New London is the second New Hampshire community to receive the world-class speed, which is one hundred times faster than the U.S. average
The Abidjan IP PoP will facilitate the expansion of the African IP Market
Solveforce is pleased to offer their cable internet quoting tool in Chicago, Illinois. Anyone looking to save money on cable internet service can get instant quotes from 40+ carriers, order online and enjoy the savings on their bill.
Spirit Telecom launches up to 200Mbps fibre optic residential Internet.
Hollis is the first New Hampshire community to receive the world-class speed, which is one hundred times faster than average U.S. Internet speeds
InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) is pleased by last Friday’s historic announcement that the U.S Government will cede control of domain names and Internet addresses. The United States Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has said it intends to finish a process it started in the 1990s.
Socialsu puts the power in the hands of the people who use it.
The IX Australia network enjoys continued growth with the launch of a new POP at Over the Wire’s flagship facility at 100 Wickham in Queensland. QLD-IX is part of the IX-Australia network operated by the Western Australian Internet Association (Inc).
ACCAN, Australia’s peak body for communications consumers, has written an open letter to Google Australia & New Zealand managing director, Ms Maile Carnegie, calling on Google to follow its own mission statement and make online information ‘universally accessible’ by making its reCAPTCHA service fully accessible.
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