USBN Q4 2018

2 US BUSINESS NEWS / Q4 2018 Editor’s Note , Welcome to the Q4 edition of US Business News Magazine! Providing you with all the latest information on new M&A activity and deals to corporate issues and trends, and everything in between. In recent news, leading supplier of optical transport equipment and router solutions for service providers and telecom operators, EKINOPS has just announced the opening of a new North America Headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, USA. The new facility marks the next phase in the company’s North American expansion following its acquisition of OneAccess Networks in September 2017. Elsewhere in this edition, an international survey’s findings revealed a continued upward trend in consumers planning online purchases over the November-December holiday period. The survey, which was conducted by One Hour Translation, analyzed the responses of over 6,600 consumers in nine leading economies: the U.S., Japan, Germany, France, Britain, Canada, Spain, Brazil and Mexico. Also in this issue, we discover how Cowlines, a mobility- as-a-service (MaaS) app, has announced that it is now available for iOS download to 190 million people across 62 cities in the United States and in Canada including the metro regions of Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, San Diego, Toronto, NYC and others. We take a closer look at how the firm have now unveiled its app across North America in one of the largest and most ambitious app roll-outs in recent years. Here at US Business News, we hope that you enjoy reading this month’s issue of the publication and we wish you all the best for the New Year! Jessie Daykin, Editor Phone: +44 (0) 203 725 6842 Email: [email protected] Website: AI Global Media, Ltd. (AI) takes reasonable measures to ensure the quality of the information on this web site. However, AI will not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, correctness or completeness of any information that is available through this web site. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. The information available through the website and our partner publications is for your general information and use and is not intended to address any particular finance or investment requirements. In particular, the information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us or any of our partner publications and is not intended to be relied upon by users in making or refraining from making any investment or financial decisions. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision. Any arrangement made between you and any third party named in the site is at your sole risk and responsibility.