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‫تقنية eSIM من شركة Gemalto تُمكِّن تجربة Always Connected2 لأجهزة Microsoft Surface Pro الجديدة المزودة بتقنية LTE Advanced

 الدمج المتقدم لتقنية eSIM في نظام التشغيل Windows 10 يحقق تجربة مستخدم مُحسنة

أمستردام 7 ديسمبر 2017 – تقوم شركة Gemalto، الرائدة على مستوى العالم في مجال الأمن الرقمي، بتوريد حل eSIM (بطاقات SIM المدمجة) لأجهزة Surface Pro من Microsoft المزودة بتقنية LTE Advanced، أجهزة اللاب توب الأكثر تواصلاً في فئتها1 والتي سيبدأ شحنها إلى مختلف المناطق إلى العملاء من الشركات في ديسمبر 2017. تجدر الإشارة إلى أن شراكة Gemalto مع Microsoft مكّنت Surface من أن يصبح أول حاسوب متكامل مزود ببطاقات SIM في منظومة Windows.Picture2.png

تدعم تقنية Gemalto المتقدمة التنشيط السلس لاشتراكات الهواتف الجوالة لمستخدمي أجهزة Surface Pro المبتكرة المزودة بتقنية LTE Advanced. وهذه التجربة السلسة تستفيد من حل إدارة الاشتراكات عن بعد من شركة Gemalto بالتعاون مع Windows 10. هذا ويتوقع عملاء Surface  أن توفر منتجاتهم تقنية متقدمة وبفضل حل eSIM المتقدم من Gemalto، أصبحت كافة خيارات الاتصال الممكنة متاحة بشكل جاهز، وهذا يشمل شراء البيانات الخليوية من الجهاز نفسه.

يتكامل حل eSIM من Gemalto مع Windows 10 على نحو يتفق مع مواصفات توفير بيانات SIM عن بعد عن طريق اتحاد GSMA. وهذا التكامل يُمكّن حل Gemalto من توفير نموذج خدمة متكاملة بحيث تكون خصائص التصحيح وإدارة دورة الحياة متاحة مع تطور التقنيات والمعايير بمرور الوقت. تعمل هذه الإمكانيات على تمديد وعد القيمة الذي تقدمه أجهزة Surface حيث ستتوفر خبرات وقدرات جديدة للمشترين الحاليين لأجهزة Surface Pro المزودة بتقنية LTE Advanced.

وفي معرض تعليقه على هذه المناسبة، قال Paul Bischof، مدير إدارة برامج الأجهزة في شركة Microsoft “عملت أجهزة Surface Pro على إعادة تعريف فئة اللاب توب”. وأضاف “إن تقنية eSIM من Gemalto تساعدنا على تجسيد رؤيتنا بتوفير تجربة عملاء متكاملة”.Picture1.png

وفي الصدد ذاته، قال Frédéric Vasnier، نائب الرئيس التنفيذي لخدمة الهواتف الجوالة وإنترنت الأشياء لدى شركة Gemalto “إن إقرار تقنية eSIM تتنامى بسرعة. يدرك مشغلو الهواتف الجوالة إمكانيات التواصل السلس وزيادة الشعور بالراحة كطريقة لتوسيع نطاق تواصل العملاء إلى أجهزة إضافية”. وأضاف “نحن في بداية تحول تكنولوجي هائل وأجهزة Surface Pro المزودة بتقنية LTE Advanced ليست سوى البداية”.

بيانات إخلاء المسؤولية:

  1. مقارنة النطاقات المدعومة وسرعة المودم بأجهزة Surface Pro المزودة بتقنية LTE Advanced مقابل أجهزة اللاب توب المزودة بتقنية LTE مقاس 12 بوصة و13 بوصة وأجهزة الكمبيوتر 2 في 1. يخضع توافر الخدمة والأداء لشبكة مقدمي الخدمات. يرجى الاتصال بمقدم الخدمات للاطلاع على مزيد من التفاصيل والتوافق والأسعار والتفعيل. راجع جميع المواصفات والترددات على الموقع الإلكتروني com.
  2. يخضع توافر الخدمة والأداء لشبكة مقدمي الخدمات.  يرجى الاتصال بمقدم الخدمات للاطلاع على مزيد من التفاصيل والتوافق والأسعار والتفعيل.  راجع جميع المواصفات والترددات على الموقع الإلكتروني com.

 نبذة عن جيمالتو

شركة جيمالتو (المدرجة في بورصة يورونيكست تحت الرمز NL0000400653 GTO) هي الشركة الرائدة عالمياً في مجال الأمن الرقمي، بعائدات سنوية بلغت 3.1 مليار يورو في عام 2016 وعملاء في أكثر من 180 بلداً. نحن نحقق الثقة في عالم متزايد الترابط.

من البرمجيات الآمنة إلى القياسات البيومترية وعمليات التشفير، تمكّن تقنياتنا وخدماتنا الشركات والحكومات من التحقق من الهويات وحماية البيانات كي تبقى آمنة كما أنها تمكّن الخدمات في الأجهزة الشخصية، والكيانات المرتبطة والسحابة الحاسوبية وما بينها.

تقع حلول جيمالتو في القلب من الحياة العصرية، من عمليات الدفع إلى أمن المؤسسات وإنترنت الأشياء. فنحن نتحقق من هوية الأشخاص، والمعاملات والكيانات، والبيانات المشفرة ونخلق قيمة للبرمجيات – بحيث نمكّن عملاءنا من تقديم خدمات رقمية آمنة لمليارات الأفراد والأشياء.

لدينا أكثر من 15,000 موظف يعملون انطلاقاً من 112 مكتباً، و43 مركزاً للتخصيص والبيانات، و30 مركز أبحاث وبرمجيات في 48 دولة.

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sophie.dombres@gemalto.com

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ا سيدانو
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Gemalto eSIM technology enables Always Connected experience for new Microsoft Surface Pro with LTE Advanced

Advanced integration of eSIM into Windows 10 delivers an enhanced user experience 

Amsterdam, December 7,   2017 – Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, is supplying the eSIM (embedded SIM) solution for Microsoft’s Surface Pro with LTE Advanced, the most connected laptop in its class1 which will begin shipping to business customers in December 2017. Gemalto’s partnership with Microsoft enabled Surface to become the first fully integrated embedded SIM PC in the Windows ecosystem.Picture2.png

Gemalto’s advanced technology supports seamless activation of mobile subscriptions for users of the innovative Surface Pro with LTE Advanced. This smooth experience leverages Gemalto’s remote subscription management solution in conjunction with Windows 10. Surface customers expect their products to deliver advanced technology and with Gemalto’s eSIM solution, all possible connectivity options are available out-of-box, including the purchase of cellular data from the device itself.

Compliant with the GSMA Remote SIM Provisioning specifications, Gemalto’s eSIM solution is fully integrated with Windows 10. This integration enables the Gemalto solution to have a complete servicing model so that patching and lifecycle management features are available as the technology and standards evolve over time. This capability extends the value promise of Surface as new experiences and capabilities will be available to today’s purchasers of the Surface Pro with LTE Advanced.

“The Surface Pro has redefined the laptop category,” said Paul Bischof, Director, Devices Program Management at Microsoft. “Gemalto’s eSIM solution is helping us to materialize our vision of an uncompromised customer experience.”Picture1.png

“Adoption of eSIM technology is growing rapidly. Mobile operators recognize the potential of seamless connectivity and increased convenience as a way of expanding their customer reach to additional devices” said Frédéric Vasnier, executive vice president Mobile Service and IoT for Gemalto. “We are at the beginning of a significant technology transformation and the Surface Pro with LTE Advanced represents the start.”

DISCLAIMERS:

  1. Comparison of supported bands and modem speed for Surface Pro with LTE Advanced vs. 12″ and 13″ LTE-enabled laptops and 2-in-1 computers. Service availability and performance subject to service provider’s network. Contact your service provider for details, compatibility, pricing and activation. See all specs and frequencies at surface.com.
  2. Service availability and performance subject to service provider’s network.  Contact your service provider for details, compatibility, pricing, and activation.  See all specs and frequencies at surface.com.

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the global leader in digital security, with 2016 annual revenues of €3.1 billion and customers in over 180 countries. We bring trust to an increasingly connected world.

From secure software to biometrics and encryption, our technologies and services enable businesses and governments to authenticate identities and protect data so they stay safe and enable services in personal devices, connected objects, the cloud and in between.

Gemalto’s solutions are at the heart of modern life, from payment to enterprise security and the internet of things. We authenticate people, transactions and objects, encrypt data and create value for software – enabling our clients to deliver secure digital services for billions of individuals and things.

Our 15,000+ employees operate out of 112 offices, 43 personalization and data centers, and 30 research and software development centers located in 48 countries.

For more information visit www.gemalto.com, or follow @gemalto on Twitter.

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+1 512 257 3916
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Europe Middle East & Africa
+33 4 42 55 36 57 38
sophie.dombres@gemalto.com
Jaslin Huang
Asia Pacific
+65 6317 3005
jaslin.huang@gemalto.com
 Enriqueta Sedano
Latin America
+52 5521221422
enriqueta.sedano@gemalto.com

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US State Department Braces for Violent Fallout from Jerusalem Recognition

STATE DEPARTMENT The State Department has issued security warnings at scores of U.S. embassies around the world, bracing for protests or violence from President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. At the United Nations, American diplomats are preparing for a meeting Friday called by eight of the 15 Security Council members, including close U.S. allies Britain, Italy and France.

Reaction around the world has been almost universally critical of the decision, which marks a break from decades of U.S. policy.

France, Germany, Italy and Britain have all sharply criticized the decision, saying the status of Jerusalem should be negotiated within the framework of the final stages of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, which have been suspended for the past three years.

In Vienna on Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson defended the president’s announcement, saying recognizing Jerusalem is simply a recognition of reality.

“The reality is Israel’s government, its courts, its prime minister’s office is all in Jerusalem today, so it is just an acknowledgment of what is the reality on the ground,” he said.

Critics say that even though Israel’s government treats the city as the country’s capital, the U.S. decision to recognize it preempts peace talks for the broader Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Palestinians want an independent country with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Tillerson said the U.S. designation should not affect those negotiations.

“We think that the final status of Jerusalem should be a result of direct negotiations between two parties there, and I think we should do anything possible to avoid further escalation in the region,” he said.

Tillerson sought to reassure those opposed to moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem that there would be no hasty action.

“As to the move of the embassy, the president has directed me and the State Department to undertake the process to begin an effort to move the embassy,” he said. “We are not going to be doing that quickly. We have to acquire a site. We have to develop building plans. We’ll have to construct the building. So this is not something that will happen overnight.”

Violence, protests

Violent clashes erupted Thursday in the West Bank and Gaza between hundreds of Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops and street protests.

Fearing more violent protests, the State Department took the unusual step of updating a worldwide caution to U.S. citizens abroad:

“As terrorist attacks, political upheaval, and violence often take place without any warning, U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness when traveling.”

The caution said U.S. government facilities worldwide remain in a heightened state of alert, and warned they may temporarily close or suspend public services. The U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan, has temporarily suspended routine public services.

The U.S. Embassy in Amman has temporarily suspended routine public services. U.S. government personnel and their family members in Jordan are limiting public movements, including an instruction for children not to attend school on December 7, 2017.

� U.S. Embassy Jordan (@USEmbassyJordan) December 6, 2017

U.S. embassies in countries across the world issued similar security warnings.

Source: Voice of America

US State Department Issues Worldwide Caution for US Travelers

The U.S. State Department has issued a “worldwide caution” warning after President Donald Trump’s announcement Wednesday the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the American embassy there.

“U.S. government facilities worldwide remain in a heightened state of alert,” the warning reads. “These facilities may temporarily close or periodically suspend public services to assess their security posture. In those instances, U.S. embassies and consulates will make every effort to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens.”

The warning went on to urge American citizens to be aware of local developments and remain in contact with U.S. embassies or consulates.

As terrorist attacks, political upheaval, and violence often take place without any warning, U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness when traveling, it reads. In addition to concerns stemming from terrorism, travelers should be alert to the possibility of political unrest, violence, demonstrations, and criminal activities when traveling.”

The State Department listed “soft targets” that may be subject to terrorist attacks, including high-profile events, hotels, places of worship, schools, parks, shopping malls, airports, and airplanes.

Countries that have specific advisories of importance include Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, North Korea, Philippines, Turkey, Ukraine, Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Colombia, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, and Venezuela.

Matt Lee, a diplomatic reporter for the Associated Press, noted on Twitter that such a warning was last issued in 2003 after the start of the Iraq War when the State Department believed an attack against U.S. citizens by al-Qaida was imminent.

Source: Voice of America

Pakistan Ambassador Urges Cooperation with Afghanistan on Border Security

The Pakistan-Afghanistan border must be secured to keep terrorists from crossing “at free will,” Pakistan’s ambassador to the U.S. says.

Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry told VOA Urdu in an interview that the Afghan government’s change in priorities � focusing on protecting urban areas � has given the Taliban and other extremist groups room to roam freely in a growing patchwork in the rest of the country.

“Pakistan has been cautioning for a long time that the ungoverned spaces in Afghanistan will act as a magnet for the militants of the world,” Chaudhry said. “I think the situation in Afghanistan is deteriorating.”

He repeated Pakistan’s claims that it is not harboring any terror groups despite President Donald Trump’s insistence, as part of his new strategy for the region, that Islamabad must do more to crack down on extremists.

“In Pakistan itself, there is no organized presence of ISIS,” Chaudhry said, criticizing Afghanistan’s claims that Islamic State fighters are filtering in from Pakistan. “Don’t create distractions by saying they come from Pakistan. We can never tolerate the presence of Daesh [ISIS] in Pakistan.”

Pakistan says recent military operations have chased terrorists from the country.

“In the last three years, we have done a lot, not for the sake of any other country, but for our own people,” Chaudhry said. “We have defeated the forces of terrorism. The terrorists are on the run. There is no safe haven in Pakistan. The safe havens have moved into Afghanistan. That is where the focus of action should be.”

He called for closer cooperation between the two countries’ intelligence agencies and militaries.

“One major area to work on is border management,” Chaudhry said. “We both must make sure the terrorists cannot cross the border at free will. Let’s secure that border.”

Pakistan has been building a border wall and has repeatedly closed the main border crossings, shutting down trade between the two countries for extended periods.

Chaudhry also called for cooperation on dealing with Afghan refugees and reconstruction, saying there is no military solution possible for the ongoing conflict there.

Source: Voice of America

Pakistani Senate to Question Recovered Missing Persons About Disappearances

Pakistan’s Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights announced Thursday that it would talk to recovered missing persons to inquire about the circumstances under which they went missing.

Nasreen Jalil, chairman of the Senate committee, told VOA’s Urdu service that the recovered missing persons will be summoned in three weeks to participate in an on-camera question-and-answer session.

“The committee has suggested that recovered persons should tell on-camera what they went through. Hopefully, it will lead us to information to help determine the forces behind these abductions,” Jalil said.

She said that in Pakistan, people disappear “only to re-appear afterwards, but no one talks about what happens during the time they remained missing.”

The Senate group was briefed about the missing persons’ situation in the volatile Balochistan province. Provincial official Hameedul Nasir said 136 people currently are missing in Balochistan. He said 104 missing persons were recovered in the province, but none of them were willing to cooperate with the authorities about their abductions.

The Senate’s human rights committee has indicated that once it records the statements of the recovered persons, it will summon the country’s intelligence agencies and question them to explain their involvement in the cases.

Intelligence agencies suspected

Forced disappearances remain a major and continued challenge in Pakistan, where civil rights activists and international rights organizations repeatedly have called upon the Pakistani authorities to determine and hold accountable elements behind the enforced disappearances.

Pakistan’s rights defenders, politicians and lawmakers maintain the enforced disappearances are unconstitutional. Many critics do not hesitate to point at the state intelligence agencies and their alleged involvement in the disappearances.

Farhat Ullah Babar, a prominent lawmaker who belongs to former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s Pakistan’s People Party, told VOA: “The nation knows who the culprit here is. It is about time we take those names aloud and make them public.”

Cases on the rise

According to recent statistics submitted to Pakistan’s Supreme Court by the Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances, about 1,498 cases of enforced disappearances remain pending with the government.

Most of the missing persons belong to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan’s province along the Afghan border, where 837 cases were registered. Punjab had 237 cases, Sindh and Balochistan had 136 cases, and FATA, the federally administered tribal areas, had 63 registered cases of missing persons.

A recent Human Rights Watch report says that despite the concerns of rights activists, the forced disappearances continue at an alarming speed. From August to October 2017, more than 300 complaints of enforced disappearance were registered.

The report further noted it is “one of the largest number of cases received in any three-month period since 2011.”

Mehdi Hasan, the current chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan � an independent rights watchdog � criticizes the Pakistani authorities’ role and its silence on the matter, and believes the enforced disappearances are directly linked to the state agencies.

“Those who are recovered are tight-lipped and will not, under any circumstances, take the names of those who are behind these mysterious abductions,” Hasan told VOA.

Hasan fears no one will have the “courage to explain who abducted them and what happened to them during the time they went missing.”

High-profile disappearances

The Senate committee’s decision has come at a time when the disappearance of social activist Raza Khan from Lahore has made news worldwide, and Pakistan’s rights activists are running a social media campaign to recover him.

Earlier this year, five liberal bloggers and social media activists went missing only to re-appear after a few weeks under mysterious circumstances.

The bloggers were charged with committing blasphemy during the time they were missing and had to flee the country once they were recovered.

Aasim Saeed and Waqas Goraya, two of the abducted bloggers, later blamed their abduction on the military and state’s intelligence agencies.

Pakistani government and the military deny any involvement in the disappearances.

Source: Voice of America