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Tata Comm Brings Global LTE Roaming Into Reality

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Tata Communications, a leading provider of a new world of communications, has been unveiled details of its 18-month intensive trial to deliver LTE Roaming Services to Mobile Network Operators (MNOs).

LTE Roaming Service is designed to eliminate the interconnection and interworking complexities of global LTE roaming. The experience gained from the trial resulted in a managed service that simplifies global roaming complexity, offering a single interconnect point and facilitating protocol interworking across multiple mobile operators.

With 4G LTE revenues projected to exceed $100 billion globally in 2014, enabling users to roam in 4G is critical to maximising revenues. Tata Communications’ LTE Roaming Service enables MNOs to fast track their roll-out of LTE roaming in a cost-effective and scalable manner, while creating differentiation in a highly competitive marketplace. The end-to-end managed solution leverages the company’s extensive experience as the largest mobile signalling inter-provider to streamline roaming interconnect arrangements between mobile operators, replacing the need for hundreds of bilateral peer associations with a single centralised robust interconnect point. This simplifies roaming interconnect to deliver a seamless user experience and assure service continuity as mobile operators migrate to 4G.

Greenways Appoints Vinod Gaikwad As GM-Marketing
Greenways Foods & Beverages, part of old Pushpam Group, has been appointed Vinod Gaikwad as GM-Marketing, an expert strategist and marketer. Who worked with a diverse range of FMCG companies such as IMRB, SCPIPL, ABRL, HUL, Mother's Recipe.

A veteran professional in FMCG & Retail industry having a rich experience of more than a decade in brand management, business development, sales and strategic planning. Vinod Gaikwad as GM-Marketing would be responsible for the launch of various energy drink products in India along with managing day-to-day operations, developing strategic marketing and sales initiatives.

Sachin Chopda CMD - Greenways Food and Beverages says, "In an official communique, "We intend to drive our leadership in FMCG industry with this appointment. Vinod comes in with rich marketing experience which is best suited to understand marketing rationale and provide strategic solutions."

Saxo Bank Announces Its Foray Into Indian Market

Denmark head-quartered Saxo Bank, the online multi-asset trading and investment specialist has been announced its foray in the Indian market. Saxo Bank A/S is a fully licensed and regulated European bank specialising in online trading and investment across global financial markets. 

Saxo Bank enables private investors and institutional clients to trade FX, CFDs (contract for difference) , ETFs, Stocks, Futures, Options and other derivatives via multi-award winning online trading platforms.  In addition, Saxo Bank offers professional portfolio and fund management.  With clients worldwide, Saxo Bank is recognised for excellence in service and technology.

Since 1992, Saxo Bank has been a facilitator in the global capital markets aggregating liquidity, offering access to exchanges around the world and providing its powerful suite of products and platforms to private clients, institutions, banks and brokerages.  Saxo Bank is present in 21 countries, covering the world’s major financial centres including London, Zurich, Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong.

BlackBerry Works With Trend Micro To Expand Protection
BlackBerry to use Trend Micro’s app scanning service to further analyze apps submitted to BlackBerry World

BlackBerry has been announced that it is working with Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cloud security, to expand the protection it already provides to BlackBerry customers against malware and privacy issues related to third-party applications.

As part of a multi-level and phased approach for addressing privacy implications and security concerns, BlackBerry will incorporate the Trend Micro Mobile Application Reputation Service with its current internal, proprietary system for analysing applications. With the cloud-based Trend Micro Mobile Application Reputation Service, both current and new applications submitted to the BlackBerry World storefront will be scanned for potential malicious behavior.

Trend Micro has scanned and evaluated over two million mobile applications. Mobile Application Reputation Service is Trend Micro’s next generation cloud-based technology for mobile operating systems that analyzes application code and behavior to identify risks from malware and data leaks. It also detects the abuse of battery, memory, and data resources. This service leverages the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ infrastructure to provide meaningful mobile app reputation ratings. The Smart Protection Network is built upon unique “in-the-cloud,” technologies that naturally fit with cloud-based security services like the Mobile Application Reputation Service. By checking URLs, emails, files, and applications against continuously updated and correlated threat databases, customers always have immediate access to the latest protection.

Tata Motors to launch MCV Buses
Tata Motors has developed a line-up of world-class buses for the MCV market. The company has been showcased two new exciting applications for intercity transportation and staff transportation at the SIAM International Bus & Utility Vehicles Show, at Greater Noida. Other new technologies on display included the luxurious divo coach, semi deluxe starbus ultra contract bus, the all new Starbus Ultra for school application and an ambulance based on the Tata Venture platform.

Front Engine Luxury AC Intercity Coach - 45-Seater: This coach is a hallmark of luxury when it comes to intercity and elite staff transportation. This smart coach offers the advantages of superior body building technology with plush interiors and sleek modern exteriors. With individual AC vents, luxurious push back seats and ample luggage space, it meets all long distance travel requirements. Built on the reliable 180 HP Tata platform, it comes with various advanced features like hydrodynamic retarder, air suspension, overdrive gearbox and tubeless radial tyres.

Luxury Non AC Staff Bus – 41-Seater: This is a luxury staff bus designed on the MCV platform to cater to elite staff and tourist transportation. With luxurious push back seats, and features such as wide gangway, flat floor inside saloon, separate driver partition and pleasant interiors, it surely is a treat for the passengers.

The two new buses on display will be launched in the market, in a phased manner shortly.

NEC India strengthens business presence at “Partner Connect 2013”
NEC India, a leading display, network and IT solutions provider, has successfully concluded “NEC Partner Connect 2013” in Dubai in an endeavor to strengthen its presence in India. The four day channel partner conference was organised to commend the performance of its partners and celebrate milestones made in focused sectors such as Healthcare, ITES & Retail. In addition to applauding large customer gains, the company also outlined its roadmap for FY2013.                                                                                                  

NEC has been continuously investing in the growth of its partner ecosystem. The partner strategy revolves around quality selection to bring about mutual growth.  At the event, NEC rewarded all its partners with certificates of appreciation for their exemplary support in growing the business and meeting customer demands effectively.

Canvera Founders Among Top Five Influential People In Indian Photography Industry
The co-founders of the photography company Canvera, Dhiraj Kacker and Peeyush Rai have been ranked at number four in the Asian Photography top 10 Most Influential People in Photography (MIPP) award by the international magazine. This prestigious award credits and acknowledges contributions made by individuals in the field of photography and is in recognition of the impact Dhiraj Kacker and Peeyush Rai have had in transforming the photography industry in India during the last year.

Citing their contribution the publication said, “Both have come a long way from their individual backgrounds to mould the Indian photographic industry. With their roles as CEO & CTO respectively at Canvera both Kacker and Rai have played an instrumental role in organising one of the biggest segments in the Indian photographic industry.”