Verizon completes acquisition of Fleetmatics

Driving toward position as global leader in fleet and mobile resource management

Verizon Communications Inc. today announced completion of its $2.4 billion acquisition of Fleetmatics Group PLC for $60.00 per share in cash.

As a result, Fleetmatics shares will no longer be traded on the New York Stock Exchange. As a Verizon company, Fleetmatics, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with North American headquarters in Waltham, Mass., is now part of the Verizon Telematics business, which offers comprehensive wireless, software and hardware solutions to consumers, enterprises, automakers and dealers to power connected-vehicle products around the world.

CenturyLink to Acquire Level 3 Communications

Will create second largest US communications provider serving global enterprise customers

MONROE, La. and BROOMFIELD, Colo., Oct, 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink (NYSE:  CTL) and Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:  LVLT) today announced that their Boards of Directors have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement under which CenturyLink will acquire Level 3 in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $34 billion, including the assumption of debt.

Benefits From 5G in Europe Estimated to Reach €113.1bn Annually by 2025

European Commission study estimates total cost of 5G deployment will be €56 billion by 2020

Findings from a new study completed for the European Commission has identified a potential annual benefit to its member states of €113.1 billion annually as early as 2025 from deploying 5G, with trickle-down benefits from 5G investment totaling as much as €141 billion. The findings come from a major new study entitled “Identification and quantification of key socio-economic data to support strategic planning for the introduction of 5G in Europe,” prepared for the European Commission by InterDigital Europe, Real Wireless, Tech4i2 and CONNECT (Trinity College Dublin).

What do all Successful MVNOs have in Common?

A Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) is a mobile operator that does not own its own spectrum and usually does not have its own network infrastructure. Instead, MVNO's have business arrangements with traditional mobile operators to buy minutes of use (MOU) for sale to their own customers.

What do all of the leading global* Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) all have in common?  They all started with an MVNO Business Plan

Orange Highlights New Services Leveraging its Infrastructure in Mid East and Africa

Carriers says smart energy and NFC are among innovations driving region’s digital transformation

Speaking at its 4th annual strategy and activity update for press and analysts in London on 28 July, Ramon Fernandez, Deputy CEO and Chief Finance and Strategy Officer, Bruno Mettling, CEO of Orange Middle East and Africa (MEA) and Jean-Marc Vignolles, Chief Operating Officer for Orange MEA, outlined their vision and priorities, identifying a number of new sectors and activities in which Orange can play a key role in delivering digital transformation to this region.

Banking to be Leading Driver in the FinTech Ecosystem

There are many constituents within the FinTech Ecosystem including Digital Payments providers, Business Finance companies, and Consumer Finance providers.

BSO Announces Plans to Build Financial Cloud to Address Growing FX Market Needs in London, New York and Tokyo

Financial cloud services will be offered in Equinix LD4, TY3 and NY4 to benefit key FX markets

BSO, the global Ethernet network, cloud and hosting provider, announces the company is adding Financial Cloud to its service portfolio to provide a unique and fully-integrated low latency network and cloud offering specifically engineered for the global financial community. The build will include the key FX marketplaces of London, New York and Tokyo with a presence in Equinix LD4, NY4 and TY3. The project will initially focus on LD4, with the plan to be fully functioning in Q4 2016.

Mobey Forum: Time for Financial Institutions to Get Serious about Predictive Analytics

The window is closing for banks to leverage their data to get ahead in digital services, says new report from Predictive Analytics Working Group

Banks and financial institutions that are not yet engaged with Predictive Analytics need to begin their journey today if they are to maintain future competitiveness in digital services. This is the view expressed by the Predictive Analytics Working Group at Mobey Forum, in its inaugural report entitled ‘Predictive Analytics in the Financial Industry – The Art of What, How and Why’.

Microsoft Working Towards Wider Adoption Of Blockchain

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Blockchain is gaining momentum as an indispensable part of the future of all enterprises, businesses and governments. Blockchain, or the distributed ledger technology, possesses the power to trim enormous costs and efforts involved in carrying out intracompany and intercompany businesses operations across sectors

Microsoft Corporation is not just working on projects to enable faster, more useful and successful adoption of the technology, it also creating a niche for itself well in time to gain from the blockchain revolution that is underway.

Accenture Helps Organizations More Effectively Detect & Remediate Fraud & Abuse

Applications Help Banks, Telecoms,Government, & Manufacturers to Reduce Losses

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