Wednesday - March 29, 2017

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Next Stop: Connectivity! AT&T to Connect Mexico City Subway Riders
DALLAS, March 28 -- AT&T issued the following news release:

In Mexico City, AT&T is going underground. Literally.

In a few weeks, AT&T in Mexico will begin building a fiber-fed network to provide 4G LTE and Wi-Fi service throughout the massive Mexico City Metro subway system.

We'll offer connectivity in the Metro system's 195 stations and along all 12 Metro lines, which fan out across the sprawling capital of 20 million people. The system's 350 trains travel through tunnels dipping to depths nearly 100 feet below the surface.

"Today, the connections in the Metro system are not very ... Show Full Article

IDC Research Reveals 41 Percent of APeJ Healthcare Organizations Plan to Launch IoT Solutions in the Next Two Years
SINGAPORE, March 28 -- International Data, a provider of market intelligence and advisory services, issued the following news release:

Results from the IDC 2016 Global IoT Decision Maker Survey highlights that 41 percentof healthcare organizations in Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ) plan to launch at least one IoT solution in the next two years, with over 63 percentof organizations believing it to be the central theme for driving digital transformation in health.

Other key findings for APeJ from the 2016 survey include:

* 63 percentof organizations see IoT as strategic to their business ... Show Full Article

Cargolux 747-8F First to Reach 1 Million Hours on Genx Engine
LUXEMBOURG, March 28 -- G.E. Aviation, a subsidiary of General Electric, issued the following news release:

Five and a half years after entry into service of its first GEnx-powered 747--8F, Cargolux became the first operator worldwide to fly one million hours with this new engine type and remains GE's GEnx fleet leader in total operating hours. With the first delivery of the 747-8F, Cargolux also became the launch customer of the GEnx engine that represents a giant leap forward in propulsion technology, using the latest materials and design processes to reduce weigh and improve performance.

It ... Show Full Article

Best Western Hotels & Resorts Announces Newest Addition to Its Esteemed Premier Brand
PHOENIX, March 28 -- Best Western Hotels and Resorts issued the following news release:

Best Western Hotels & Resorts continues the solid growth of its Best Western Premier brand, announcing today the addition of the Best Western Premier NYC Gateway.

Located in North Bergen, New Jersey, the Best Western Premier NYC Gateway offers an unrivaled lodging experience for guests exploring the Tri-State area. The hotel provides a refined atmosphere and style, with deluxe amenities and features, along with superior comfort and service for a truly memorable stay.

Additionally, its optimal location ... Show Full Article

Aon Says New CMI Figures Suggest Dip Not Blip in Mortality Improvements
LONDON, March 28 -- Aon Hewitt, a subsidiary of Aon, issued the following news release:

Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE:AON), has said that the newly released Continuous Mortality Investigation's (CMI) mortality projections model, CMI_2016, supports the view that the recent national reduction in mortality improvements can no longer be considered a 'blip'.

The new CMI model, based on data to the end of 2016, incorporates the lower-than-previously-expected mortality improvements over the past five years into its future projections. Aon ... Show Full Article

American Begins Strategic Relationship with China Southern Airlines
GUANGZHOU, China, March 28 -- American Airlines issued the following news release:

American Airlines today has committed to make a US$200 million equity investment in China Southern Airlines, creating a strong foundation for a long-term relationship between two of the world's biggest carriers. China Southern is the largest airline in China and is the ideal carrier for American, the largest airline in the world, to build a relationship within this critically important market.

"China Southern's extensive network within China touches developing and thriving markets that only a Chinese carrier ... Show Full Article

Accenture Is Innovation Leader in Internet of Things Services, Says HfS Blueprint Report
NEW YORK, March 28 -- Accenture, a global professional services company, issued the following news release:

"Accenture has become the most innovative in IoT service provision by playing to its strengths." said Pareekh Jain, Research Vice President, HfS Research. "In collaborating with clients to drive their IoT action plans, Accenture has made innovation - built on its broad industry and technology experience and a wide IoT ecosystem - central to what it offers. The fact Accenture has also invested ahead of the curve in IoT projects of every scale, while simultaneously focusing on developing ... Show Full Article