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LUXEMBOURG - Wednesday, March 20th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announced today that it has further increased its reach in 2012, driven by strong gains, especially in India and Germany. SES now reaches 276 million TV homes worldwide, over 17 million homes more than in 2011.

The most important growth driver of the increase in reach was India, with a year-on-year gain of 7.5 million TV homes. The two very successful DTH platforms, Dish TV and Airtel Digital TV, now reach 25 million Indian TV homes with SES satellites. The SES capacity in India is contracted through the Indian Space Research Organisation. The Indian DTH market is growing at a fast pace, with an average increase of more than 800,000 subscribers per month in 2012. Dish TV is the largest DTH operator in India and Asia. Airtel is one of the fastest growing DTH operators in India and joined the SES platform in 2011.

Germany has again contributed significantly to th ... Read more »
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Success of Third-Party Support Enables SAP and Oracle Customers to Negotiate Discounts with Software Vendors or Save Even More by Switching to Third-Party Support

LAS VEGAS - Wednesday, March 20th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rimini Street, Inc., the leading third-party maintenance and support provider for enterprise software, including SAP AG (NYSE:SAP) software and Oracle Corporation’s (NASDAQ: ORCL) Siebel, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, E-Business Suite, Oracle Database and Hyperion software, today announced that a tipping point has finally been reached in the market for annual maintenance. Newly released industry analyst research shows that savvy customers are no longer paying Oracle or SAP full price for annual maintenance. Instead, some market leaders and fast followers are negotiating maintenance discounts from Oracle and SAP, or switching to value-based third-party software support for more savings, innovative features and responsive service.

Widespread ... Read more »
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Strength in technology innovation and commercial execution helps ZTE lead in PON products

SHENZHEN, China - Wednesday, March 20th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ZTE Corporation ("ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, is pleased to achieve the global No. 1 ranking for shipments of PON (passive optical networking) products in a report compiled by industry consulting firm Ovum, as the company leveraged its market-leading technologies to win contracts and outperform competitors in this segment.

According to Ovum’s Market Share Report: 2012 FTTx, DSL, and CMTS Units, ZTE was the world’s leading vendor with 42% market share globally in shipments of PON optical line terminals (OLTs) in 2012, after the company shipped 1.72 million lines. Based on Ovum’s data, ZTE also ranked first globally in shipments of optical network terminals ( ... Read more »
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SHANGHAI - Wednesday, March 20th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Toshiba, the global leaders in printing and imaging products, solutions and services, has for the 13th consecutive year retained its position as market leader in the A3 MFP Product Category in China, according to regional industry analysts Key Research Company.

Facts and Figures

"China's economic growth could be over 8 percent this year. China's economy supports a very large part of global demand," Senior Industry Analysts told Reuters recently. Full year growth in the world's second biggest economy rose to 7.8 percent in 2012.

Interestingly, the A3 MFP market in China stood at 507,300 units in 2012, a 4 percent decline from 2011 according to Key Research. Although the Color MFP devices grew 19 percent in sales units, the monochrome devices suffered a decline of 6 percent compared to last year.

Toshiba maintained its leadership in the China A3 MFP market with a market share of 17.9 ... Read more »
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FRIEDRICHSDORF, Germany - Tuesday, March 19th 2013

MAXON, the developer of CINEMA 4D, a leading 3D animation software for film, broadcast and motion graphics professionals, today announced it has entered into a strategic alliance with Adobe Systems Incorporated to further collaborate on technology that provides creatives in the motion graphics and visual effects industry with new levels of digital media content creation. As part of the alliance, both companies are expected to collaborate and engineer a pipeline between Adobe® After Effects® software and CINEMA 4D to give users a seamless 2D/3D foundation.

"CINEMA 4D is a leading 3D solution, and the one After Effects users have come to know and love because of its ease-of-use, speed, stability and especially tight integration with the 2D compositing application,” said Harald Egel, co-founder and CEO, MAXON Computer GmbH. "We look forward to continued collaboration between our pr ... Read more »
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By eliminating external modems, Patton’s new fiber-optic VoIP IADs reduce equipment costs, simplify network architecture and expedite service deployment.

GAITHERSBURG, Md. & BERN, Switzerland - Tuesday, March 19th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

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First corneal inlay for presbyopia treatment submitted to FDA

IRVINE, Calif. - Tuesday, March 19th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AcuFocus ( has submitted the final module of their premarket approval application (PMA) for the KAMRA™ corneal inlay to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Over time, everyone will experience loss of reading vision and blurriness, or presbyopia, as they age. The KAMRA™ corneal inlay is designed to revive reading vision by allowing only focused light to enter the eye. Patients who have undergone this procedure may regain the vision that they had prior to the presbyopia, are once again performing daily tasks such as reading text messages, checking the time on a wristwatch, reading store shelf prices, working on a computer and driving with ease without glasses.

Ed Peterson, CEO and President of AcuFocus states, "After 10 years of development and thousands of patients treated globally, it is incredible t ... Read more »
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, March 19th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

In light of growing trade and investment flows between Africa and the Middle East, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with the COMESA Regional Investment Agency (RIA), will be holding the Africa Global Business Forum 2013 - Dubai-COMESA: Bridging the Continent to the World - on May 1st and 2nd in Dubai.

Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the Forum will feature high-profile African and UAE speakers, including government ministers and business leaders, who will discuss business prospects in Africa and how Dubai is a bridge between the continent and the rest of the world.

The two-day event will offer a platform to over 2,000 global policy-makers and business representatives, with significant representation from Africa, the GCC, Asia and Europe.

For business leaders, it will be a u ... Read more »
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