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In Brief:Kaspersky Lab expands enterprise solution in Nigeria 

Kaspersky Lab has announced a major expansion of its enterprise security product portfolio with a system designed to detect targeted attacks. The Kaspersky Anti Targeted Attack Platform is a premium system which draws on Kaspersky Lab's expertise in the detection and analysis of the world's most sophisticated threats. The solution is now available in Nigeria. Businesses all over the world, including Nigeria, have become victim to numerous targeted attacks, including those discovered by Kaspersky Lab.According to the IT Security Risks Survey 2015,conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International,9 percent of organisations globally said they have experienced a targeted attack in the last year.

***The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) yesterday issued an invitation for applications to implement and operate the country’s mobile number portability (MNP) system, which is scheduled to be launched at the end of the year. The announcement, published on the regulator’s website, sets an application deadline of 8 August,whilst stipulating that prospective MNP system providers must have three years’ experience implementing and operating MNP solutions for at least ten million mobile subscribers in one or more countries. The invitation document also states that existing Bangladeshi mobile network operators (or their directors/shareholders) are prohibited from investing in the MNP service provider, which must have Bangladeshi ownership, either outright or in partnership with a foreign investor.

***Orange has brokered a deal with Free Mobile that will bring about the end of a national roaming deal between the pair, as mandated by French telecoms regulator Arcep.Free Mobile has piggybacked on Orange's network, alongside rolling out infrastructure of its own, since it launched as a disruptive force in the French mobile market at the start of 2012. Earlier this year Arcep called upon the telcos to terminate the arrangement, arguing that it impacted upon investment in the sector.Free Mobile will gradually reduce its usage of Orange's network for 2G and 3G services from January 2017. The agreement runs until 2020.

***South Korea’s KT has reportedly developed the first 1Gbps networking technology capable of being extended to customers on existing two-pair cable networks. With the technology in question designed to improve the modulation between internet exchange points and subscribers, it allows downlink speeds to be roughly doubled from the 500Mbps maximum available over two-pair wires. As such, KT has claimed the development will allow it to offer 1Gbps services as part of its GiGA broadband portfolio in areas where fibre is not available, without having to lay new wire. An evolution of KT’s existing ‘GiGA Wire’ technology, which allows for download speeds of up to 600Mbps, KT is reportedly aiming to launch ‘GiGA Wire 2.0’ with speeds of up to 1Gbps in the latter half of 2016.

***The European Union has proposed cutting wholesale roaming rates ahead of the abolition of retail roaming charges in the region by June 2017.

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