Kulula enhances retail capabilities with Sabre AirVision revenue management platform

South African carrier kulula has reported plans to increase revenue through a new retailing approach using Sabre Corporation´s (NASDAQ: SABR) newly-launched AirVision Revenue Optimizer platform, the company said.

Kulula said it will be able to price its services based on a customer´s willingness to buy different combinations of fares and ancillary services. The new management approach will allow kulula to respond faster to changing market conditions in real-time and optimize revenue streams across all its services including ancillary sales, codeshare and partnership arrangements.

Sabre´s AirVision Revenue Optimizer provides end-to-end control for airlines to better understand customer profiles and respond to their needs and willingness to pay, while efficiently pricing and selling seat inventory and ancillary products.

Sabre Corporation is a technology provider to the global travel industry, offering software, data, mobile and distribution solutions to airlines and hotel properties. Sabre also operates a global travel marketplace, which processes more than USD120 billion of global travel spend annually by connecting travel buyers and suppliers.

Kulula.com is a privately owned low-fare airline, operated by Comair Limited in South Africa.

Boeing names new president/CEO

Boeing has named Kevin G. McAllister as president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, succeeding company vice chairman Ray Conner, the company said.

The company also appointed Stanley A. Deal president and CEO of Boeing Global Services, a new business unit to be formed from the customer services groups within the company´s existing commercial airplanes and defense, space and security business units.

McAllister joins Boeing after 27 years with GE Aviation Services where he served as president and CEO.

Deal is a veteran Boeing executive who brings three decades of aerospace experience to his new role. Since 2014, he has served as senior vice president of Boeing´s Commercial Aviation Services business.

Conner will continue to serve as Boeing vice chairman through 2017. He is expected to provide strategic oversight and guidance for the company´s transition to a single integrated services business and remain involved in ongoing product development strategy at Commercial Airplanes.

Boeing Global Services will bring together core capabilities currently within Commercial Aviation Services and Boeing Defense, Space & Security´s Global Services & Support group. The new unit will incorporate the capabilities of various Boeing subsidiaries, including Aviall and Jeppesen.

Boeing Global Services is slated to begin operating as the company´s third major business unit by the third quarter of 2017, with a small core headquarters group based in Dallas, where Aviall currently has a presence.

Boeing Global Services & Support, with more than 13,000 employees in 295 locations, delivers a full-spectrum of offerings to military and government customers, including training, supply chain management, aircraft modernization, platform sustainment and data optimization.

Fuze launches managed webcasting

Fuze has released its Managed Webcasting solution for organizing and broadcasting interactive presentations, the company said.

With Fuze Managed Webcasting, today´s modern, global enterprises can reach wider audiences, lower production and broadcast costs, shorten time-to-market, and increase engagement among attendees. With Fuze Managed Webcasting, a dedicated event manager will lead all pre-event logistics and post-production follow-up, taking all the complexity out of large-scale IT productions, broadcasts, or meetings.

The solution delivers crystal-clear audio, video, and slides for a convenient and user-friendly attendee experience. From a desktop webcam to a professional production studio, Fuze Managed Webcasting can handle video feeds for live streaming, recording, or even international satellite broadcasting for 25,000+ participants at a time.

Fuze is a global, cloud-based unified communications platform that empowers productivity and delivers insights across the enterprise by enabling simplified business voice communications, flexible video conferencing, and always-on collaboration.

ORBIT receives order for development, supply of communication management systems

ORBIT Technologies (TASE: ORBI) has received a USD4.5 million order from a large aircraft manufacturer for the development and supply of prototypes of an advanced system for the management of aircraft audio communication, the company said.

The company said it is a long-term agreement, and upon completion of the development and supply of the prototypes, it is expected to bring ORBIT orders for more systems and future income.

ORBIT Communication Systems is a provider of satellite communication systems, tracking systems and audio communication management systems for aircrafts.

Sparkle, Global Cloud Xchange enhance partnership

Sparkle will acquire a significant Spectrum capacity across Global Cloud Xchange´s Flag Atlantic (FA-1) system and at the same time the two parties will close a strategic capacity deal on the new Europe to Asia System, SEAMEWE-5, to support GCX´s growing market requirements, the company said.

Sparkle and GCX are also exploring additional areas of cooperation into markets across South America as well as the Middle East and Asia Pacific leveraging on Sparkle´s Sicily Hub, rapidly growing into a major ecosystem in Europe.

Located closer than any other European peering point to North Africa, the Mediterranean and the Middle East offering up to 35ms reduced latency versus northern continental locations, Sparkle´s Sicily Hub is served by Seabone, Sparkle´s Tier 1- Global IP Transit service and its connected to an ecosystem of 19 major international submarine cable systems landing in Sicily.

Sparkle is the wholly owned subsidiary of Telecom Italia Group (NYSE:TI) with the mission to develop and consolidate the Italian telco´s international services business. As a leading global carrier and through a global backbone of around 560.000 km of fiber, Sparkle offers a full range of IP, Data, Cloud, Data Center, Mobile Data and Voice solutions to fixed and mobile operators, Internet service providers, Media and Content providers and to Multinational enterprises.

Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications, offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions customized for carriers, enterprises and new media companies.

Alaska Air launches Cyber Monday

Alaska Airlines´ has analyzed its numbers from 2015´s Cyber Monday to discover what shoppers have in common in order to shape the 2016 Cyber Monday deals, the company said.

The airline found that after the long holiday weekend, shoppers look for quick getaways and breaks from family. Cyber Monday shoppers are more likely to book solo and kid-free travel than any other type of trip, and are most interested in long weekends away.

Alaska Airlines, together with its regional partners, flies 32 million customers a year to more than 110 cities with an average of 970 daily flights throughout the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico and soon Cuba.

YuuZoo's 9-month revenues grow 132% YoY

YuuZoo Corporation Limited (SGX:AFC) revenue for the nine months ended 30 September 2016 grew by 132% to SGD USD95.6 million, the company said.

For the nine months ended 30 September 2016, total comprehensive income grew 182% year-on-year to SGD 32.15 million. For the nine months ended 30 September the group´s EBIT rose by 215% to SGD 35.5 million, driven by a 281% growth in e-Commerce as well as by franchise sales to countries across Africa, Latin America, Asia and Eastern Europe.

Listed on the SGX mainboard (SGX: AFC), YuuZoo has built a partly patented mobile and online technology platform on which several in-house developed products in a unique, and for each market fully localized manner, offer targeted social networking, e- commerce and gaming to hundreds of millions of consumers across all continents.

GREE Adopts Aviatrix Software with Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Aviatrix Systems, a pioneer in Enterprise Cloud-defined Networking, sai that GREE International Entertainment, Inc. is using Aviatrix cloud networking software with Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) to accelerate game development and time to market.

As a global leader in free-to-play and thought leader in digital transformation, GREE unleashes the power of gaming by taking it mobile and making it social. The company leverages AWS to build a secure, flexible and scalable cloud-based solution for developing and launching new games more rapidly. Using Aviatrix Enterprise Cloud-defined Networking software, GREE significantly simplified the migration of its development environment to Amazon VPC.

GREE takes gaming to the next level by inviting the entire world to come play. Founded on the belief that a connected world is a better one, we´re passionate about bringing players together, using the universal language of fun. As the global leader in free-to-play, GREE unleashes the power of gaming by taking it mobile and making it social. When you can play what you want, when and where you want, it´s even easier to discover new games, face off against friends, and compete for the top spot on leaderboards.

Aviatrix is a pioneer in Enterprise Cloud-defined Networking, simplifying scaling in the cloud and enabling secure connectivity across a wide range of enterprise cloud architectures. The Aviatrix software solution is built from the ground up for AWS, Azure, and Google environments and enables enterprises to realize the benefits of agility, scale, and mobility when deploying applications in the public or hybrid cloud. Aviatrix provides a comprehensive software solution for all-inclusive secure connectivity between: public cloud regions, leading cloud providers (Microsoft Azure, AWS and Google Cloud), enterprise data center and public cloud (hybrid cloud), and VPN user access to clouds.

SFO to add Gilly healthy vending options

Gilly Vending has been contracted by the San Francisco International Airport to provide vending machines with healthy options, the company said.

The company said beginning in 2017, it will provide premium quality snacks to the more than 50 million passengers and SFO employees. Options include organic, gluten-free, low-salt, sugar-free and low-calorie products.

Gilley Vending offers recognized brands of healthy snacks to more than 40 airport locations. The company specializes in real-time technology and customized healthy vending programs to aviation, hospitals, colleges and universities in over 40 states nationwide.

Neustar chosen to provide number portability

Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR) has been chosen by Canadian Local Number Portability Consortium Inc. (CLNPC) to serve as its Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA) for the next decade, the company said.

Under the agreement, Neustar will continue to provide Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) services to the Canadian telecommunications industry through December 31, 2028.

The Canadian NPAC is a critical part of Canada´s telecommunications infrastructure, connecting every single service provider in the country, enabling consumer choice and competition, and providing accurate routing information for millions of calls and texts daily. The NPAC is a real-time information service, requiring strong neutrality qualifications and compliance with extensive security operations, particularly vital as the telecommunications industry is experiencing significant technology changes.

Every day, the world generates roughly 2.5 quadrillion bits of data. Neustar isolates certain elements and analyzes, simplifies and edits them to make precise and valuable decisions that drive results.