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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Savitri Telecom Proudly Announce Launch of Micro semi’s Blue Sky GNSS Firewall

Savitri Telecom Proudly Announce Launch of Micro semi’s Blue Sky GNSS Firewall The vulnerability of GPS systems to various signal incidents is well documented. The rapid proliferation of GPS systems has embedded these vulnerabilities into critical national infrastructure as well as corporate infrastructures that rely on GPS-delivered position, navigation and timing (PNT) for daily operations. The widespread deployment of GPS makes it impractical to replace all fielded GPS systems in a timely or cost-effective manner.

The new BlueSky GNSS Firewall protects already deployed GPS systems by providing a cost-effective overlay solution installed between existing GNSS antennas and GPS systems. Similar to a network firewall, the BlueSky GNSS Firewall protects systems inside the firewall from untrusted sky-based signals outside the firewall.

Protection from GPS Signal Threats
  • Satellite Error
  • Environment Effects.
  • Weather Anomolies
  • Multipath Interface
  • Jamming
  • Spoofing
  • Cyber Attack.
  • Identifies and Protects GPS Systems from Spoofing and Jamming.
  • Integrates seamlessly between existing GPS Antenna and GPS system.
  • Optional Rubidium MAC (Miniature Atomic Clock) for enhanced threat detection and holdover
  • 1PPS and 10 MHz timing reference inputs for extended holdover.
  • Upgradeable Software in addition to secure and easy-to-use web interface
  • Wide scale management using TimePictra platform
  • BlueSky Performance Monitoring
Key Features
  • Identifies and protects GPS systems from spoofing and jamming
  • Integrates seamlessly between existing GPS antenna and GPS system
  • Compatible with any GPS antenna that receives the L1 frequency
  • Optional Rubidium Miniature Atomic Clock (MAC) can be installed inside unit
  • 1 PPS and 10 MHz timing reference inputs for extended holdover (for example, connection of external cesium reference)
  • Redundant AC or DC power options with power monitoring and load sharing
  • Local and remote Command Line Interface (CLI) in addition to secure and easy-to-use web interface
  • BlueSky GNSS Firewall embedded software is field upgradeable with new GPS validation rules
  • Seamless integration with TimePictra provides end-to-end management of 10's, 100's or 1000's of units from a single server
  • BlueSky Performance Monitoring integrated into TimePictra provides GPS reception measurement and visibility
  • Wireless and Wireline Networks
  • Utility and power grids
  • Financial Services
  • Data Centers
  • Transportation networks
  • Emergency services

Neron Informatics Recognized as a “ India’s Greatest Brands & Leaders “ for the category IT & Telecom during “ 3rd Edition – India’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18

Neron Informatics Pvt Ltd & its CTO Neron Informatics Pvt Ltd &its CTO – Mr.Dev Kumar recognised as “ India’s Greatest Brands & Leaders “ for the category IT & Telecom during “3rd Edition – India’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18 “ Pride of the Nation Series Awards & Business Summit. The award process was reviewed by leading advisory firm Price water house Coopers P.L(PwC), held at Taj Lands End Hotel, Mumbai on 10th September 2018 .

A magnificent event highlighted by the presence of Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Hon. Union Minister of Women & Child Development, Government of India and Chairman, People for Animals; Dr Niranjan Hiranandani Chairman, Hiranandani Communities; Mr. Ashish Kumar Chauhan MD & CEO, Bombay Stock Exchange, Ms. Karisma Kapoor, Indian Actress; and Ambassador , High Commissioners, Consul General and representatives of countries - Uganda, Kuwait, Bulgaria, Argentine, Sweden,Malaysia…etc.

Under the Banner of “Make In India “ , Neron Informatics is specialized in manufacturing of Telecom Infrastructure Equipments and Unified communication System. Offering a wide variety of products covering the entire spectrum of SIP and Unified Communication solutions, Neron Informatics renders solutions that helps SOHO, SMB and Enterprise businesses to enhancing their productivity and telecom infrastructure. As a contributor in Industry 4.0 Revolution and Aegis Graham Bell Awards winner under category “Innovation In Green Telecom 2017” Project Onyx CXM (State of the Art IP-PBX) , Neron believes in evolving with the changes in the telecom industry to ensure that products and services serve the telecommunication needs of the organisations.

“ The India’s Greatest Brands & Leaders award is a very proud moment for Neron Informatics. Achievement of this milestone within 10 months of very short time frame will always boost us to continue the journey towards Telecom Innovation. - Dev Kumar (Founder & CTO)

The Summit was organised by URS-AsiaOne magazine and URS Media Consulting P.L. which is rapidly emerging as the leading international media company towards the cause of business, political and social issues in the entire Asia & GCC region, thus supporting not only the Indian Government’s initiatives such as Skilling India, Digitizing India, and Incredible India, but also supporting United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and World Health Organization’s targets.

TechM sacks ‘diversity’ executive for ‘discrimination’ against ex-employee

TechM sacks ‘diversity’ executive for ‘discrimination’ against ex-employeeLess than a week after former Tech Mahindra employee Gaurav ProbirPramanik spoke out against his homo-phobic supervisor, the company has sacked RichaGautam, the global head of training at the IT services firm’s Business Services Group.

In a Twitter post, Pramanik had alleged that Gautam had constantly mocked the colour of his clothes and his “effeminate” behaviour. He said this was a key reason for his quitting the company three years ago.

“Arising out of an investigation carried out in the matter, the concerned employee has been separated from the employment of the company with immediate effect. At Tech Mahindra, we believe in diversity & inclusion & condemn discrimination of any kind in the workplace,” Tech Mahindra tweeted late Saturday night.
Gautam also headed the company’s Anti Sexual Harassment Committee, and was then Chief Diversity and Inclusivity Officer at Tech Mahindra.

“I stand vindicated,” Pramanik told BusinessLine, in response to Tech Mahindra’s prompt action.

However, ,Pramanik was unhappy that he had not received a direct communication from Tech Mahindra. “I am not happy as such, since I haven’t received any official communication about it apart from the tweet.”

Pramanik says he still hopes he will get some form of direct communication from Tech Mahindra over his complaint last Monday. He had previously written to the global HR head about the issue, but had received no response.

Prompt action

However, last week, Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra personally intervened to help Pramanik secure redress. Mahindra responded to Pramanik’s complaint on Twitter assuring him of prompt action.

Addressing Pramanik directly, Mahindra had tweeted: “I can categorically assure you that we celebrate diversity in our workplace. Our Code of Conduct is explicit on this subject...TechM is investigating these allegations, and appropriate action will follow...” (Source:The Hindu BusinessLine)

China Unicom & China Telecom Potential Merger Reports Oita Sumitomo Corporate

China Unicom & China Telecom Potential Merger Reports Oita Sumitomo CorporateOita Sumitomo Corporate analysts have suggested that China is considering the option of combining the nation's two wireless carriers. This is because of the urge to develop 5G Internet and takeover the US to dominate mobile technology. A proposal review is ongoing to look at the possibilities of combining these companies but an agreement is yet to be reached on the matter.

However, the importance of 5G technology cannot be overemphasized, as it has the power to effect a positive revolution on how we use everything ranging from household appliances to cars. "The most important task to China right now is the achievement of success in 5G and merger is the perfect strategy" said Matthew Andrews, Head of Corporate Trading at Oita Sumitomo Corporate.

As several speculations were being made by the Chinese media, on the possibilities of combining these companies, executives at Unicom and China Telecom have debunked this at their recent earnings briefing last month. The two companies made it clear that they were not aware of the merger. Even the state owned asset supervision and administration commission together with the ministry of industry and information technology has refused to make a statement on this.

There have been several reasons that have made China government to consider a merger between the two carriers for years. One of which is the escalating tension between China and the US. "A major effect of this on China, is that the Chinese government would have to sacrifice the advantages of local competition over the speed of 5G adoption by reducing its phone operators to two whereas most markets in the world have three to four." Added Callum Price, Senior Vice President at Oita Sumitomo Corporate.

The Qualcomm Broadcomm deal, which the US opposed would have left a big opportunity for the Chinese government to expand its 5G standard setting process. According to several reports Oita Sumitomo Corporate research analysts commented saying that China holds a narrow lead over the US and South Korea in its readiness in 5G revolution. This is as a result of President XI Jinping's "Made In China" 2025 agenda to make the country a leader in a range of high tech industries, which has led proactive government policies and industry momentum. (Source: Newswire)

Global Telecom Relay Services (TRS) Market with Key Players

Global Telecom Relay Services (TRS) Market with Key PlayersA new research titled, 'Global Telecom Relay Services (TRS) Market' added by Reports Monitor, which includes the product types and uses, foundation elements of 55, and expected adoption timeline of Telecom Relay Services (TRS) Market in the global industry. This report provides a detailed analysis of the various use cases and applications of Telecom Relay Services (TRS) in the ICT industry, their benefits, and challenges for their implementation. Moreover, it provides the potential revenue generation from the adoption of Telecom Relay Services (TRS) for each application over the forecast period.

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This report focuses on the global Telecom Relay Services (TRS) Market status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Telecom Relay Services (TRS) development in the United States, Europe and China. In the Telecom Relay Services (TRS) market, US is the hub for a large number of well-established, as well as start-ups, With regards to the opportunities. On the other hand, the Telecom Relay Services (TRS) market trends and development patterns have also been studied in this report.

Market Partition by Following Segments
Business Key Players: AT&T, HKBN, NCID, Cisco Systems, FETNET, IBM, Skype Technologies, Taiwan Star Telecom Corporation, Italk Global Communications, Brastel Telecom etc.

Competitive Landscape:
The market has been studied on the basis of various macro- and microeconomic factors influencing it. While focusing on the major driving and restraining factors for the market, the report also provides an in-depth study of the competitive landscape, investment scenario, regulatory framework, and the key strategies and developments taking place within the Global Telecom Relay Services (TRS) Market. (Source: Economic Times)

DIGISOL launches GEPON ONU Router

Behind the scenes at an Amazon warehouse, zero margin for errorsDIGISOL Systems Ltd., (100% Subsidiary of Smartlink Holdings Ltd.) a leading provider of Networking products, announced the release of its new Mini GEPON Routing ONU modem designed for fulfilling FTTH ultra-broadband access need for home and SOHO users.

The DG-GR1010 is based on the stable and mature GEPON technology, it is highly reliable and easy to maintain, with guaranteed QoS, and fully compliant to IEEE 802.3ah EPON standards. Which has high performance/price ratio, it supports NAT/Firewal and the layer 3 routing functions as well. The DG-GR1010 converts the fiber optic signal into the electric signal at the user side and enables reliable Fiber Optic Ethernet services to business and residential users through fiber-based network infrastructure. It terminates the PON on user side to provide triple play services to the user.

The DG-GR1010 support as dual-stack IPv4 and IPv6 to ensure compatibility with the next generation of the Internet and enables a range of new services and improved user experience.

Key Features:

  • Support 1 PON (SC Port) and 1 Giga Port (RJ-45)
  • Portable & Compact Design
  • Full compatible with IEEE802.3ah
  • Support port-based rate limitation and loop detection
  • Up to 20KM transmission Distance
  • Support NAT, Firewall function
  • Support L3 features (Dual Stack: IPv4/IPv6)
  • Functions like transceiver diagnostic monitoring, transmitter disable, etc.
  • Plug and play, features auto-detecting, auto-configuration, and auto firmware upgrade, etc.
  • Integrated OAM remote configuration and maintenance function.
  • Support rich QinQ VLAN functions and IGMP Snooping multicast features.
  • Support alarm function, easy for link problem detection
  • EMS network management based on SNMP, convenient for maintenance
Behind the scenes at an Amazon warehouse, zero margin for errors

Behind the scenes at an Amazon warehouse, zero margin for errorsHumans follow processes, algorithms make decisions. This is the logic underpinning an Amazon Fulfilment Centre, the hightech warehouses that are primed to ship parcels with zero error and lightning speed, to impatient customers all over the country. Amazon says it reaches all of the 20,500 pin codes in India.

The American retail giant now has 50 such warehouses across India. It recently opened DEL 5, a facility near Manesar in Haryana, its sixth such warehouse in the state. “These fulfilment centres help us serve sellers on our platform as well as the buyers. When an FC opens in an area, a lot of small businesses in that region get a big boost,” says Akhil Saxena, VP for customer fulfilment at Amazon, during a recent tour of the facility.

DEL 5 sprawls across 300,000 sq ft, an area that can fit 55 basketball courts. In the US, Amazon’s largest FC has a floor area of 1 million square feet. There is a lot of focus on safety. In the event of a fire alarm, the entire facility is evacuated in 90 seconds. This network of FCs is the infrastructure backbone of any ecommerce operation. And Amazon, known for ruthless efficiency, elevates warehousing into something of an art, with tech deployment every step of the way.

The robotic warehouses whose footage recently went viral on social media are not here yet, but all Amazon warehouses follow the same processes and algorithmic logic as in Manesar. In the case of robotic warehouses, instead of a human walking up to a shelf, the shelf comes to a human. Once an item enters the FC, its journey inside is determined by algorithm. Humans follow the instructions and perform a task repeatedly, be it scanning, picking or packaging. Humans are also expected to work with great efficiency. Every step and misstep is measured and evaluated. No mirrors could be spotted in the building, including in the washrooms. A few extra seconds spent adjusting your collar becomes wasted hours, at scale. That is the kind of prioritisation that goes into shipping a parcel in two business days.

Journey of an item inside an FC
Goods arrive by trucks to a loading dock at a designated time. Merchants send packages with barcodes generated using an Amazon dashboard. Each item has a unique ASIN (Amazon Standard Identification Number). A receiving clerk at the FC scans the barcode. Amazon also knows the dimensions of each item. An item that is entering the Amazon system for the first time goes through a scan that determines its dimensions. This is used to determine where the item will be stored and also the size of the packaging it will eventually end up in.

Barcode Pairing
A principle at the heart of an FC is the pairing of an item and its container, using barcodes. All items and all containers, including carts used to move an item from one area to another, have unique barcodes. When an item is moved from, say, a cart to a shelf, a clerk scans the item and the shelf using a handheld device. This way, Amazon knows where an item is, at all times.

Random Storing
There are broadly two strategies in warehousing — category-based storing and random storing. In the former, all shoes would be in one designated area, for instance. Amazon follows random storage, which is more efficient. This means shoes are randomly spread all over the shelves. So when an item is ordered, the probability of an item being close to a picker is maximised, and time is thus saved. When a customer places an order, the algorithm decides in an instant which picker is the closest to the items in the order and sends the “pick” instruction to that person.

Sorting and Packaging
Containers are diverted into two kinds of packing bays — one for single-item orders and another for multiple-item orders. The single-item bays are relatively uncomplicated. Associates scan the barcode of the item and the system tells them which packaging to pick. At the bay where containers with multiple orders arrive, another level of sorting, also algorithm driven, is involved. The algorithm decides the picking in such a way that all the items ordered by, say, five customers will arrive in four or five boxes. An associate then scans each item and puts them in different slots and each slot then becomes a complete package for one customer. (Source: Economic Times)

Race is on for second place after Apple's $1 trillion valuation

Race is on for second place after Apple's $1 trillion valuationAmazon, Microsoft and Alphabet are locked in a tight race to become the second publicly-listed US Company to reach a $1 trillion stock market value after Apple became the first to touch the 13-digit milestone. Wall Street's optimism about last year's 10th anniversary iPhone, coupled with record share buybacks, have propelled Apple's stock 34 per cent higher over the past 12 months, pushing the company's stock market value above $1 trillion on Thursday.

The Cupertino, California Company’s shares added another 0.3 per cent on Friday, putting its market capitalization at $1.005 trillion. Apple's 12-month gain is far better than the S&P 500's 14 per cent increase over the past year, but it pales beside Amazon's astounding 85 per cent surge, propelled by the online retailer's and cloud computing heavyweight's scorchingly fast revenue and profit growth.

Amazon is now the second-largest publicly-listed US company, with a market capitalization of $889 billion, followed closely by Alphabet and Microsoft, at $856 billion and $830 billion respectively. Google-owner Alphabet's stock has risen 32 per cent over the past 12 months, and is up nearly 18 per cent in 2018.

Together with Facebook, the five largest US companies account for 15 per cent of the S&P 500. Synovus Trust portfolio manager Dan Morgan said he owns shares of Amazon mostly because of its dominance of the cloud computing industry, a business that grew 42 per cent in the June quarter and provided most of Amazon's operating profits.

"Of the three companies, I'd say Amazon will get to $1 trillion next," Morgan said. Average analyst price targets put Apple's stock market value at $1.05 trillion, Amazon at $1.02 trillion, Alphabet at $970 billion and Microsoft at $953 billion, according to Thomson Reuters data.

To be sure, past stock gains are not a reliable predictor of future performance, and the surge in Amazon shares in recent years has been exceptional by most standards. But Amazon's market capitalization would overtake Apple's later in 2018 if both companies’ shares were to continue their 12-month growth pace. (Source: Economic Times)

How Google wants to get back into China with its cloud plan

How Google wants to get back into China with its cloud planGoogle wants to get back into China, and is laying the groundwork for a key part of the initiative: bringing its cloud business to the world’s second-largest economy. The internet giant is in talks with Tencent Holdings Ltd., Inspur Group and other Chinese companies to offer Google cloud services in the mainland, according to people familiar with the discussions. They asked not to be identified discussing private matters.

The talks began in early 2018 and Google narrowed partnership candidates to three firms in late March, according to one of the people. Trade tensions between China and the U.S. now loom over the effort. It’s unclear if the plans will proceed, this person said.

The goal is to run Google internet-based services -- such as Drive and Docs -- via the domestic data centers and servers of Chinese providers, similar to the way other U.S. cloud companies access that market. In most of the rest of the world, Google Cloud rents computing power and storage over the internet, and sells a collection of workplace productivity apps called G Suite that are run on its own data centers. China requires digital information to be stored in the country and Google has no data centers in the mainland, so it needs partnerships with local players.

Google Cloud chief Diane Greene said last week that she wants the business to "be a global cloud," but declined to comment specifically about China. Still, the company is seeking a Shanghai-based business development manager for its cloud business. The job posting lists "experience in, and knowledge of, the Chinese market" as a preferred qualification. A Google Cloud spokesman declined to comment. Inspur and Jane Yip, a Tencent spokeswoman, didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment on Friday.

A tie-up with large Chinese tech firms, like Tencent and Inspur, a major cloud and server provider, would also give Google powerful allies as it attempts a broader return to mainland China, where it pulled its search engine in 2010 over censorship concerns.

After years of slowly rebuilding a presence in China, Google has pressed the accelerator recently. It’s building a cloud data center region in Hong Kong this year and opened an artificial intelligence research center in Beijing in January. Along with other Alphabet Inc. units, it has begun investing more in Chinese companies. Plans for a censored search app in China surfaced earlier this week, sparking a furious debate about whether Google is putting profit over its mission to “organize the world’s information and make it universally available.”

A cloud partnership for Google in China would help the company compete more with larger rivals Inc. and Microsoft Corp. In late 2017, Amazon agreed to sell its Chinese servers and some other cloud assets to local partner Beijing Sinnet Technology Co. The move complied with laws introduced that year mandating the storage of data within the country and bolstering government control over the movement of information. The move mirrored a similar set-up between Microsoft and its local partner 21Vianet Group Inc.

With Tencent, Google would have an even more high-profile ally -- but would also go up against local competitors including Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., which operates a major cloud business in China.

China is the second-largest cloud market, but local companies dominate, making it difficult for outsiders like Google, according to Synergy Research Group. "You can never say never, but that is an incredibly tough proposition," Synergy analyst John Dinsdale said. A June report from Synergy ranked Google fourth in the Asian cloud market, behind Amazon, Alibaba and Microsoft. In January, Google struck a patent-sharing deal with Tencent. The agreement came with an understanding that the two companies would team up on developing future technologies.

Tencent operates its own cloud service and is building an ecosystem of partners that includes Cisco Systems Inc., Nvidia Corp. and Deloitte, according to Tencent’s website. It already offers a cloud service called the Tencent Kubernetes Engine that’s based on a popular Google technology by the same name. Google could host services, such as Gmail, Drive and Docs, on Tencent’s data centers, and the Chinese company may suggest existing cloud customers try Google offerings.

Tencent founder Pony Ma is a representative of China’s National People’s Congress, and Inspur, formerly the state-owned Shandong Electronics Devices Plant, could provide political cover for Google as it seeks to gain approval from authorities to operate more of its largest businesses in country.

Google has touted the security and AI strengths of its cloud division. Tensor flow, a coding library for AI applications created by Google, is growing in popularity with researchers and software developers in China. While the feature is compatible with other cloud services, it’s designed to work most efficiently with Google’s cloud. (Source: Economic Times)

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