Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria bags cable operator; ThinkAnalytics scores at Swisscom; Google Glass reaches UK.
UK mobile joint venture EE has completed the migration to its new IP/MPLS core network, which is underpinned by Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE: JNPR)'s MX Series Universal Edge Routers. According to Juniper, the migration became a priority for EE to provide a firmer foundation for the operator's 4G service, which has notched up 3.6 million subscribers since its launch in October 2012. (See EE Completes IP/MPLS Migration With Juniper and Eurobites: EE's 4G Frenzy.)
ThinkAnalytics Ltd. says it has replaced Jinni Media Ltd. as Swisscom AG (NYSE: SCM)'s provider of IPTV search and recommendations. Swisscom TV 2.0 integrates the ThinkAnalytics recommendations engine into the operator's EPG. Bundles incorporating an IPTV offer have proved a hit for Swisscom, with TV connections increasing 26% year-on-year in 2013, to 1 million. Separately, Swisscom is launching its version of residential cloud services with Docsafe, a cloud storage offering. Customers can access Docsafe from any location, and can store new documents such as receipts by taking a photo with their mobile phone or sending them via e-mail. Interestingly, those wanting to use it don't have to be customers of Swisscom. (See Swisscom Deploys ThinkAnalytics and Swisscom Reports Full-Year Results.)
Google Glass -- otherwise known as "Punch Me Eyewear" -- has been put on sale in the UK, reports the BBC. The UK is the first country to get the Android-powered specs after the US, though the kit is being targeted at developers rather than consumers.
We could give her a list of London pubs where she probably shouldn't wear these.
Deutsche Telekom AG (NYSE: DT) has launched what it's calling a "virtual washing machine" -- but relax people, it's not as domesticated as it sounds. It's an addition to its range of security offerings, a cloud service called Corporate Security Hub, which is intended to filter out malware from the slightly soiled corners of the Internet before it reaches corporate tablets and smartphones. I guess you could says this is some product marketing borne of Deutsche Telekom's spin cycle...
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.
During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.
She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.