InterCall Releases ECC Lync Edition for Enterprise-wide Audio Conferencing Deployments

New Solution Optimizes Microsoft Lync Investments With Improved Audio and Coverage

SINGAPORE, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — InterCall, a subsidiary of West Corporation and the world’s largest conferencing and collaboration services provider, today announced the release of ECC Lync Edition, a hosted, reservation-less audio conferencing solution that complements the Microsoft®Lync™ unified communications platform by delivering secure, high-quality integration between VoIP and PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) users.

InterCall’s ECC (Enterprise Connectivity Conferencing) solution allows clients to leverage their voice infrastructure investment by augmenting it with InterCall’s global cloud, featuring over 400,000 access ports. ECC Lync Edition builds on this to deliver expanded PSTN capacity and full global coverage to enterprises with investments in the Lync platform. The PSTN solution eliminates barriers caused by country-specific VoIP compliance restrictions that prevent enterprise customers from fully leveraging Lync.

As a hybrid on-premise conferencing solution that works with both IP and PSTN connections, ECC Lync Edition provides complete audio integration with PSTN audio, native conferencing control and booking — all without an end-user client download, additional plug-ins to install or additional user interfaces to learn. Now enterprises with existing Lync investments can support multiple-participant conferencing without further investments in architecture.

“With ECC Lync Edition, clients gain global conferencing coverage with superior audio quality and an easy-to-use interface,” said Shaun Wormald, Senior Director of Unified Communications at InterCall Asia Pacific. “Attaching our cloud to their Lync environment allows seamless access and integration for on and off-network participants.”

ECC Lync Edition provides flexibility for expanded conference participation while allowing users to manage meetings through their Lync clients. Because of its complete global number set, an organisation can obtain coverage in more than 100 countries with a single agreement.

“Every day, customers choose the Lync platform because it improves user productivity by enabling real-time, rich communication experiences. InterCall’s integrated Lync offering, qualified by Microsoft, adds significant value to customers seeking a unified environment that is affordable and easy to manage,” said Laura Howard, Senior Director at Microsoft.

InterCall partnered with Clarity Consulting, an applications developer with vast experience in Microsoft platforms, to develop ECC Lync Edition, which combines the power of Clarity Converge with InterCall’s Reservationless-Plus® audio service and the Lync unified communications platform.

The Clarity Converge software can run on a Trusted Application Server in the enterprise environment, and InterCall’s Reservationless-Plus lets enterprises host conference calls anytime they choose via a dedicated phone number, conference code and PIN.

China Digital TV’s Super VOD System Deployed in China’s Heilongjiang Province

BEIJING, September 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd (NYSE: STV) (“China Digital TV” or the “Company”), a leading provider of CA systems to China’s expanding digital television market, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Heilongjiang Broadcast Television Network Co. Ltd. to deploy its Super VOD (video-on-demand) system in China’s Heilongjiang Province.

The system will be operated in the city of Harbin before being extended to the whole of Heilongjiang Province. To date, there were a total of 5 million cable users in Heilongjiang Province, of which 1 million were in Harbin.

China Digital TV’s Super VOD platform enables cable operators to offer interactive TV coverage without the need for heavy investment in two-way network reconstruction or replacement of set-top boxes, significantly increasing their competitive edge. Up to the present, China Digital TV’s Super VOD system has also been deployed in Zhangzhou, Fujian Province, Guizhou province etc.

“As a leader in China’s broadcasting and television industry, China Digital TV is focused on innovating around our value-added services to address the challenge of China’s three-network convergence,” said Dong Li, President of China Digital TV. “By building out intelligent, multi-functional and multimedia features, this cooperation will make an important contribution to the transition of cable TV to interactive TV for users in Heilongjiang, and will significantly improve the quality of our services in the province.”

About China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd:

Founded in 2004, China Digital TV is China’s leading provider of conditional access (CA) systems, which prevent unauthorized access to subscriber content across the country’s digital cable, satellite, terrestrial, IPTV and mobile television networks. China Digital TV has provided CA systems to more than 300 digital television network operators across mainland China. The Company is also a leading provider of value-added services to China’s rapidly expanding digital TV market.

For more information please visit the Investor Relations section of China Digital TV’s website at http://ir.chinadtv.cn.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

In China:

Nan Hao
Investor Relations Manager
Tel: +86-10-6297-1199 x 9780
Email: ir

Josh Gartner
Brunswick Group
Tel: +86-10-5960-8610
Email: chinadigital

In the US:

Cindy Zheng
Brunswick Group LLP
Tel: +1-212-333-3810
Email: chinadigital

Phoenix New Media Announces Strategic Partnership with China Unicom to Provide Mobile Video Data Package

BEIJING, September 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Phoenix New Media Limited (“Phoenix New Media”, “ifeng” or the “Company”) (NYSE: FENG), a leading new media company in China, today announced that it entered into a strategic partnership with China Unicom, China’s second largest mobile operator, to offer a “Wo+ifeng” mobile video data package to China Unicom 3G subscribers through ifeng’s mobile video application.

This partnership marks the first cooperation between a Chinese telecom carrier and an Internet video news platform in China. Pursuant to the agreement, China Unicom’s over 100 million 3G subscribers will be able to consume up to 6GB per month of mobile content through the “ifeng Video” mobile app for a monthly fee of 15 RMB. China Unicom users who choose the “Wo+ifeng” package will also have access to VIP services including ifeng’s premium news video programs and documentaries not otherwise accessible. In the near future, the parties also plan to offer differentiated bundled packages to meet diverse user needs and viewing habits for news video content.

Mr. Ya Li, Chief Operating Officer and interim Chief Financial Officer of ifeng, commented at the press conference for the partnership, “Partnering with China’s second largest mobile operator further demonstrates our recognized leadership in providing unique news-oriented video content. In today’s on-the-go Chinese society, watching short-form professional news video clips through smart phones and other tablets devices, is an increasingly convenient and efficient way to consume the latest breaking news and highlights. This partnership will expand ifeng’s mobile video audience and further enhance our user’s experience on ifeng’s mobile platform through mobile devices anytime, anywhere in the China Unicom 3G network.”

About Phoenix New Media Limited

Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) is the leading new media company providing premium content on an integrated platform across Internet, mobile and TV channels in China. Having originated from a leading global Chinese language TV network based in Hong Kong, Phoenix TV, the Company enables consumers to access professional news and other quality information and share user-generated content on the Internet and through their mobile devices. Phoenix New Media’s platform includes its ifeng.com channel, consisting of its ifeng.com website and web-based game platform, its video channel, comprised of its dedicated video vertical and mobile video services, and its mobile channel, including its mobile Internet website, mobile applications and mobile value-added services.

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For investor and media inquiries please contact:

Phoenix New Media Limited
Matthew Zhao
Email: investorrelations

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Jeremy Peruski
Tel: +1 (646) 405-4883
Email: investorrelations

Globe-SJC Link-up Heralds High-Point in Telecommunications for PHL, Southeast Asia

MANILA, Philippines, September 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Globe Telecom has recently launched the South-East Asia Japan Cable (SJC), its fifth major investment in submarine cable systems. Operated by a global consortium of leading telecommunications and technology companies which Globe forms part of, SJC was successfully constructed after two years of careful groundwork and provisioning between Globe and its partners. The trans-Asian cable is now fully operational with available data traffic, streaming an initial design capacity of 28 terabits-per-second deployed by six fiber pairs.

This groundbreaking technological development in East Asia will enable unmatched telecommunications services by Globe through its link-up with SJC, providing superior interconnectivity within the Philippines and its Asian neighbors. Spanning almost 9,000 kilometers, the US$400 million submarine cable has one of the highest capacities in the world. It addresses bandwidth-intensive applications such as internet TV, online games and enterprise data exchange. The cable’s superior design capacity can support simultaneous streaming of up to 3 million high-definition (HD) videos. According to SJC officials, the cable’s massive capacity can download the entire amount of content of the US Library of Congress in 1.5 seconds.

The investment of Globe on SJC translates into significantly increased capacity and added geographic diversity to the Philippines’ international connectivity. The Philippine telco on the other hand will effectively increase its capability of meeting the growing telecommunications needs of its corporate clientele by providing resilient bandwidth.

Ooi Seng Keat, spokesperson for the SJC consortium and SingTel’s Vice President, Carrier Services International Business Unit, Group Enterprise said that “the SJC heralds a milestone for the seven Asia Pacific countries in the consortium, including the Philippines with Globe as its partner. It will set a new benchmark in global data and information connectivity. It is interconnected seamlessly with the latest transpacific cable, and which together will deliver the lowest latency connectivity between Asia and the U.S., specifically from Singapore to Los Angeles. As the SJC cable route avoids the earthquake zone in North Asia, it enhances the operators’ network resilience by offering cable diversity and reliability in the event of a cable breakage in other undersea networks.”

The link-up of Globe with SJC marks a high point in the advancement of telecommunications in the Philippines and in the SEA region, according to Globe Head of International and Business Markets Gil Genio. “The addition of SJC to the existing network of international submarine cable systems will address the increasing requirements for much higher bandwidth in the continent and the rest of the digitally-connected world. Its high-capacity systems also bolster the capabilities of Globe Telecom, particularly in telecommunications and internet, making it the foremost telco provider in the Philippines,” he said.

Genio said that the interconnection reinforces the dominance of Globe in the local telecommunications industry as it significantly bolsters the competitiveness of the Philippines as a prime destination for business investment. “One of the main beneficiaries of Globe having SJC will be our local business process outsourcing and the outsourcing-offshoring sectors, currently regarded as the ‘sunshine industries’ of the Philippines. Globe Telecom actively supports these economic growth drivers which provide employment for roughly 700,000 Filipinos and accounts for about US$ 25 billion in annual revenues.”

He likewise described SJC as a fitting complement to the telco’s landmark network modernization, with the rollout of fiber optic cables enabling a richer digital experience for its 36-million plus subscribers: “The Philippines ranks high in internet usage worldwide, propelled by the onslaught of smartphones, the rise of social media, and general internet usage, with Globe as a key purveyor in this phenomenon. Our SJC link-up augurs well for our individual and corporate customers to enjoy a wonderful world of the latest mobile, broadband and data technologies. It is in sync with the rollout of our new modernized network which has been empowering them with superior voice quality and data delivery, among other advancements in mobile computing,” he added.

Globe and SJC officials confirmed that the submarine cable’s huge bandwidth will be able to meet the capacity needs of future applications and innovative solutions, as well as spur the further development of information and communications technology in the region. As a preferred partner of enterprises, industries and companies, Globe, with its partnership in SJC, enhances the overall competitiveness of the Philippines to help achieve its goals of economic stability, financial robustness and position it at par with the most technologically-advanced countries of the world.

Aside from Globe Telecom, the SJC global consortium is composed of Brunei International Gateway Sendirian Berhad (BIG), China Mobile International Ltd. (CMI), China Telecommunications Corporation (China Telecom), China Telecom Global Limited (CTG, an affiliate of China Telecommunications Corporation), Donghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. (a subsidiary of Chunghwa Telecom, Co.,Ltd.), Google, KDDI Corporation, Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel), PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin a subsidiary of PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk), and TOT Public Co., Ltd. (TOT).

For more information, please contact:Yoly C. Crisanto

Head, Corporate Communications
Globe Telecom, Inc.
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NQ Mobile(TM) Security Center Eradicates Three New Malware Strains Infecting Thousands in China

BEIJING and DALLAS, September 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — NQ Mobile™ (NYSE: NQ) a leading global provider of mobile Internet services, announced that its security center has captured and inoculated against three new malware strains that affected thousands of Chinese mobile users.

The three quarantined malware threats used SMS messages to deliver their malicious payloads, demonstrating the growing need for protection beyond controlling the app store environment.

  • Fake Bank (privacy.SmsServices.a): The most potentially dangerous of the three, Fake Bank masquerades as a banking application, only to steal users’ accounts and passwords, block or upload their text messages, send fraudulent messages, and block incoming calls.
  • Group Scammer (privacy.Cckun.a): After users clicked a malicious link in an SMS message, the infected device could be remotely controlled to spread the infection through group messages. At the same time, a third-party application with the ability to send premium messages without the user’s consent could be installed on the device, leading to additional bill charges.
  • Fee Server (payment.ZooTiger.a): This threat delivered multiple malicious payloads, uploading users’ private contact lists to the server, delivering unwanted advertising to users’ inboxes and connecting to fee-based services via SMS and WAP resulting in unexpected bill charges.

The early detection of these threats confined infection to fewer than 20,000 devices.

The newly discovered threats follow just days after discover of a.privacy.SmsManager.a (Privacy Leaker) and a.payment.Sexyapp.a (SMS Fraudster), which risked mobile users’ privacy and caused fraudulent bill charges.

NQ Mobile Security™ for Android is available for download at http://www.nq.com/mobilesecurity and on Google Play.

About NQ Mobile

NQ Mobile Inc. (NYSE: NQ) is a leading global provider of mobile Internet services. NQ Mobile is a mobile security pioneer with proven competency to acquire, engage, and monetize customers globally. NQ Mobile’s portfolio includes mobile security and mobile games as well as advertising for the consumer market and consulting, mobile platforms and mobility services for the enterprise market. As of June 30, 2013, NQ Mobile maintained a large, global user base of 372 million registered user accounts and 122 million monthly active user accounts through its consumer mobile security business, 87 million registered user accounts and 16 million monthly active user accounts through its mobile games and advertising business and over 1,250 enterprise customers. NQ Mobile maintains dual headquarters in Dallas, Texas, USA and Beijing, China. For more information on NQ Mobile, please visit http://www.nq.com/.

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Light Reading to Host ‘Big Telecom Event’ Debuting in June 2014

  • Industry showcase in Chicago, June 17-18, to focus on real-world, cutting-edge technology demonstrations, an interactive conference, and unrivaled networking opportunities.

NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Light Reading, UBM Tech’s market-leading online community for the global communications sector, is to host the inaugural Big Telecom Event in Chicago, June 17-18, 2014, to bring real-world, cutting-edge technology demonstrations and insight to the communications service provider executives currently facing some of the toughest decisions of their careers.

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Telecom, mobile, cable, datacenter, and large enterprise networking infrastructure operators are reaching critical points in their short-, medium-, and long-term business and networking strategic decision-making processes. The Light Reading organization, in partnership with leading industry organizations such as the Open Networking Foundation (ONF ‒ www.opennetworking.org) and independent technology test facilities, has devised an industry event focused on show floor demonstrations of networking technologies and applications that deliver real insight and tangible value to attendees.

Combining the educational power of interactive conference sessions devised and hosted by Heavy Reading’s stable of experienced industry analysts, with multi-vendor interoperability and proof-of-concept networking and application showcases, the event sports the tagline “Specs & Plugs & Rock & Roll.” It is geared toward helping attendees better understand concepts such as software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), small cell architectures, next-generation policy and charging, big-data analytics, and mobile network security.

“ONF believes SDN will pervade nearly every aspect of network operators’ businesses in a beneficial way, and a show such as the Big Telecom Event, with its focus on proof-of-concept live showcases, will help educate and inspire network operators of all types,” stated ONF Executive Director Dan Pitt. “This is the kind of event the industry needs, and we’re jazzed to be involved from its inception.”

“This event is all about bringing real value to network operator decision-makers and their key supplier partners through an unrivaled mix of show floor displays, incisive conference sessions, and structured, targeted networking opportunities,” said Light Reading founder Stephen Saunders. “Big Telecom Event attendees will leave the show with greater insight into the hottest telecom trends and the relevance of those developments to their everyday working lives. And, of course, they’ll also have had to chance to share their experiences, and party hard, with other industry go-getters.”

“This event stands for everything that we’re about – informing and entertaining the telecom community,” stated Light Reading Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre. “This will be the standout industry event of 2014. Socks will be knocked off,” he added in typical British understatement.

The Big Telecom Event will take place on June 17 and 18 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers. Speaking and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information contact: sales.