Ericsson, Samsung support Verizon C-Band deployment

first_img Verizon shuffles executives Tags Verizon named Ericsson and Samsung as initial vendors providing equipment for construction of its C-Band network, pressing ahead with its plans despite the initial spectrum not due to be cleared until the end of the year.The US operator, which committed almost $53 billion to the C-Band spectrum including the purchase price and clearing costs, said it has begun deployments of radios, antennas and baseband equipment made by Ericsson and Samsung.Verizon previously detailed a goal of covering 100 million customers in 46 markets with a 5G service using the spectrum within a year: CTO Kyle Malady explained appointing Ericsson and Samsung advanced a goal to have “everything in place” by the time the spectrum is cleared.Ericsson is providing its Antenna-Integrated Radio unit with Massive MIMO capabilities. By integrating the radio and the antenna into a single enclosure, Ericsson’s equipment is meant to save precious space on towers.Samsung’s contribution comprises its Massive MIMO radios with beamforming and its virtualised RAN (vRAN) technology, which enables carriers to run baseband functions in software.Verizon said since it has already deployed vRAN with Samsung, the new C-Band radios can be commissioned relatively quickly via software.ProgressCrown Castle and SBA Communications are the two tower partners Verizon announced so far. The carrier said both will “provide for process improvements including standardising and reducing forms and minimising legal reviews”.Verizon secured an average of 161MHz of C-Band spectrum nationwide during a recent auction: it explained its contiguous spectrum bands should streamline deployment across the US.The Federal Communications Commission’s C-Band auction was pivotal for Verizon, which was previously viewed as the operator with the weakest spectrum position vis-a-vis 5G. The mid-band spectrum acquired puts Verizon on a much more even footing with rivals AT&T and T-Mobile US, which secured a trove of mid-band spectrum through its merger with Sprint. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back EricssonSamsungVerizon KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move Author Related Home Ericsson, Samsung support Verizon C-Band deployment Former Ericsson employees charged in bribery case Freelance tech journalist Martha DeGrasse is delighted to be contributing to Mobile World Live. Martha has written for a number of telecom and wireless publications, and was a writer, editor and video producer at RCR Wireless News for almost seven… Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore2 20 APR 2021 Martha DeGrasse Previous ArticleGlobe Telecom beats network targetsNext ArticleRootMetrics flags Verizon 5G challenges last_img read more

From Milan To The Hamptons

first_imgJaime LopezNative to Peru, Jaime Lopez came to New York to study graphic design at Parsons in 1980 only after being rejected from his choice university in Switzerland, which had hit its quota of Latin American students. Upon arrival Lopez, who only spoke Spanish at the time, was quickly forced to learn English prior to beginning his studies. Then, during an internship with photographer Alex Chatelain he came across his true calling. Since then, his photos have been published across the fashion landscape in Cosmopolitan, GQ, Elle, and other magazines. He now resides in Sagaponack with his wife, former model, Marilyn Clark, and two daughters, as he works on his latest project, a book capturing local artists.How did you discover your love of photography?When I got to 100 Fifth Avenue, I went up to the top floor and I didn’t walk out until I got an internship. I got a week-long internship with a fashion photographer — Alex Chatelain. I fell in love with the freedom of the pace and the amount of people that work together on a photoshoot. Then I switched careers.What was your first hired shoot?I moved to Milan to do a year abroad. I worked for anybody that would hire me. I originally went for only eight months but I ended up staying for 10 years. It was at the time Spain was being admitted to the European Union and all the major magazines had unprecedented editions in Spain. For a photographer to be there at that moment, a huge moment of growth, they didn’t have enough talent there. It was the best thing ever.Independent/Jaime LopezHow do you know when an image is right for print?It depends on the subject. If your subject understands your vision and is an artist, you will have the picture very quickly. You know that you got the picture and then you’re just curious about what else. You become like a scavenger trying to provoke other situations. Ninety percent of the work is done. Finding the location as you walk around, trying different attitudes, trying to find a more spontaneous picture.Did you meet your wife, an East Hampton native, on a shoot?In 1985, we were on a shoot in Florida. I was there for 15 days and models came and went. She was the only model involved with the pictures when she was not in front of the camera, helping out. It was weird but we had a better chance to catch up.How do you choose black and white v. color?The picture chooses itself. The location, the clothing, the model. The drama in the clouds or the story the picture is telling you. A girl that’s wearing all black leather, with a lot of art in the background, that’s better off in black and white. Something very colorful like red boots, whatever that is very flashy, that calls for color. Nowadays, with digital photography, it’s easy. In the old days, you had to mount the camera with black and white film and that was it, unless you had another camera with color film.Independent/Jaime LopezWhat is your favorite camera to work with?Now it’s the Canon. With film, I used Nikons.What is the book you’re working on?It’s a wonderful project with around 40 Hamptons artists. When I got the studio, I told my agent I need a project. I started working with Folioeast, the name of my gallery here on the East End. And I wanted to photograph all of their artists.Where do you take these photographs?It’s at my studio with a white background, where I tried to provoke situations that take you away from being scared of being in front of a camera. We play, we discover. Sometimes we don’t do anything. They are sometimes hiding behind a newspaper or with their hands in their pocket. Then I go to their studio and photograph them in their environment and that environment — the paintings, the backdrops, the tubes laying around. I try to photograph the energy of that art.When did the project begin?It began last summer. I’m aiming to have it done by spring 2020. We are trying to rush it now because a few artists work outdoors. Sharelast_img read more

Mayor Porter Suggests Kenai Elections By Mail Only

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Kenai Mayor Pat Porter has asked the City Clerk to calculate the effects of administering city elections by mail only. Mayor Porter: “Because I think we’d have a much larger voter turnout. It’s beginning to happen across the nation and it’s proven that’s exactly what happens. I think that it’s something we need to look at in the city, we have the availability to do it, and so it’s a matter of do we want to have that available to our citizens here?” A similar proposal brought to Kenai Peninsula Borough voters in 2014 was defeated. Mayor Porter: “I would think people could still come in here and vote absentee, I’m not sure how all of that would work, that’s why we have a City Clerk to figure out of that, but it’s definitely an idea that I have and I think it’s time to look at it.” The City Clerk is currently investigating the associated costs and requirements for the city to change its election style. Porter first publicly mentioned the idea during the April 20th Kenai City Council meeting, and said there would still be options for those who prefer traditional in-person voting.last_img read more

Healing bodies, minds

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 The health club is contacting area schools to offer solutions for increasing activity, improving nutrition and enhancing overall wellness. The club offers lectures and family-fun nights, and nutrition experts provide complimentary information. The following is a list of local health-related events and services: ADD/ADHD support group , 7:15-9 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month (free) at the Ashley Children’s Psychology Center. Call to reserve a spot. 9036 Reseda Blvd., Suite 204, Northridge. (818) 886-3531. The Agoura Hills Department of Community Services offers Pilates exercise, 5:30 p.m. Mondays ($8); yoga, 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays ($7); and cardio kick-boxing, 7:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays ($8) at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Agoura Hills. All fitness and experience levels welcome. (818) 597-7361. AIDS Project Los Angeles offers free support services, including food banks and nutrition education, a dental clinic, case management, mental health counseling, home health care and counseling on benefits and workplace re-entry. (213) 201-1600. Alliance on Mental Illness offers free support groups for families and friends of people suffering from mental illness at various times at Northridge Hospital, San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center and West Valley Christian School. For information on meetings and times, call (818) 994-6747. Whether it’s a moonlit hike in 4,107-acre Griffith Park – complete with a show of glowworms – or a self-help class to reduce stress, health and fitness programs for all ages are plentiful in the San Fernando Valley. Some people might opt instead for fishing at Lake Balboa Park or viewing the 6 1/2 -acre Japanese Garden in Van Nuys. There are skate parks, dog parks and even fields for cricket – the game – scattered throughout the Valley – and, of course, scores of fitness centers. The fitness centers throughout the area offer both routine workouts and more specific training. At 360 Health Club in Reseda, workers are making it a priority this year to tackle childhood obesity with programs designed for educators, students and their families. American Cancer Society offers free services for women undergoing breast cancer treatment, including transportation, support and “Look Good … Feel Better” sessions. For information, call (800) ACS-2345 or visit American University of Complementary Medicine offers tai chi, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays, and qi gong, 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays at 11543 Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. Both courses are $300. (310) 914-4116, Ext. 201. California State University, Northridge, Language, Speech and Hearing Center offers low-cost speech and hearing evaluations, hearing aid dispensing, stuttering therapy and speech therapy for seniors, adults and children. (818) 677-2856. Cancer Information Service provides information on the latest treatments, clinical trials, early detection, risk reduction and community services. (800) 422-6237. The Center for the Partially Sighted offers a free vision evaluation for people with macular degeneration, diabetes or glaucoma, to determine the benefits of vision rehabilitation services. (310) 458-3501. Comedy Camp Workshops offer games and improvisation exercises to help shake loose resistance, old beliefs and negative programming, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays. 4900 Serrania Ave., Woodland Hills. (818) 620-8592. Del Carmen Medical Center offers breast-cancer screenings for low-income women 40 and over. Reseda. (818) 705-1157. Encino-Tarzana Medical Center offers gestational diabetes class on Thursdays (call for times); nutrition assessment, 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 18321 Clark St., Tarzana. Healthy living with diabetes and carb counting classes also offered. (818) 345-8955. Family Wellness Chiropractic Group offers free computerized nerve test, spinal exam and consultation at 7439 Reseda Blvd., Reseda. (818) 345-4924. The Foot Health Center of Northridge offers free foot examinations and answers questions regarding bunions, hammertoes, ingrown nails and diabetic foot care. San Fernando Valley: (818) 885-8400. Antelope Valley: (661) 945-3628. Glendale Adventist Medical Center offers a carcinoid cancer support group, 1 p.m. the third Saturday of every month in its Cancer Center Conference Room, 381 Merrill Drive, Glendale. (818) 951-3995. Hearing Loss Association of America – San Fernando Valley Chapter offers a support group, 10 to 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of every month (free) at More Than Waffles, 17200 Ventura Blvd., Encino; lip-reading class, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays (free) at Jewish Home for the Aging, 18855 Victory Blvd., Reseda. (818) 785-8858. Hollywood Walks organized group walking program , 12:15 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (free) at the Metro Red Line station on Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue. Registration recommended. (323) 469-8311. Northridge Hospital – Roscoe Campus offers cancer support and healing group (in Spanish) 3:30 p.m. Fridays (free) at Leavey Cancer Center, (818) 885-5331; fibromyalgia support group, 7 p.m. the second Monday of every month in IFL Tower’s penthouse, (818) 886-8730; spinal cord injury support group, 3 p.m. Thursdays (free), (818) 885-8500, Ext. 3656; breast cancer support groups, 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Leavey Cancer Center, (818) 885-8500, Ext. 2833; Parkinson’s disease support group, 3:30 p.m. the third Monday of every month (free), (818) 776-1183. 18300 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge. Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center offers personal appearance rehabilitation services (free, by appointment); maternity tours and classes for expectant mothers and their families. Times vary (costs vary but maternity tours are free) at 501 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank. (818) 843-5111. Sherman Oaks Hospital offers free memory screenings, 1 to 3 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at the S+Age Center, 5000 Van Nuys Blvd, Suite 110, Sherman Oaks. (818) 990-2573. Tai Chi Chuan Club Encino , 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Free introduction for first-timers. Balboa Park, 17015 Burbank Blvd., Encino. (818) 996-3787. Tai Chi classes , 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays through March 21 ($15 per class, $130 for all 10 sessions) at the Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr., La Canada Flintridge. (818) 949-4200. The Tesla Walkers , 9 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays ($1 donation) at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Caùada Flintridge. (818) 317-4605.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Tiny Box Promises To Keep You Anonymous On The Internet

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Anonabox#anonymity#Black Hat#cybersecurity#Kickstarter#nsa#privacy#tor Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… What if anonymizing your Internet use was as easy as plugging in a router? One group of privacy-focused developers is working to make that happen. Their $45 Anonabox is an open-source router that aims to make it simple to reroute all your Internet traffic through an anonymous network, making it much harder for anyone to track you who or where you are from your Internet activity. The project has already surpassed its Kickstarter goal by $250,000 with nearly a month to go.Anonabox uses Tor, an open source privacy solution that encrypts messages through multiple network nodes. Once plugged in, it automatically encrypts all user data through Tor. The box is small enough to fit in a wallet and can be used as a buffer between your laptop and any wired Internet connection to skirt censorship and avoid prying eyes.See also: Building A Raspberry Pi VPN Part One: How And Why To Build A ServerDemand for the Anonabox shows the gap in the market for a simplified solution to Internet privacy. I’ve previously written a tutorial for building a virtual private network that will let you browse anonymously for free, but it took me dozens of steps to explain. Meanwhile, Adafruit’s Onion Pi also uses Tor, but costs twice what Anonabox does and still needs to be built as a kit. Of course, Anonabox’s reliability depends on whether Tor’s software is as anonymizing as it appears. Since 2013, some experts have suspected that the NSA can de-anonymize Tor users. This summer, researchers canceled a talk at the Black Hat security conference in which they were slated to explain how the average person can cheaply do the same.See also: Researchers Won’t Reveal How To Break Tor’s Anonymous Web BrowsingIf Anonabox does fulfill its security promises, it could be the smallest, cheapest, and simplest solution for online anonymnity to date. As August Germar, a security consultant on the project told Wired, it could have far reaching implications for people in countries where Internet access is censored, limited, or strongly policed. “It was important to us that it be portable and small—something you can easily conceal or even throw away if you have to get rid of it,” he said.Update 2:30 Eastern Time: After critics on Reddit questioned the “custom” nature of the Anonabox hardware, Germar clarified to Wired that the router was sourced from a Chinese supplier’s stock board, not an original design. Photo via Anonabox lauren orsinilast_img read more

Exclusive BLK offer

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) partner BLK has a great offer exclusively for TFA members just in time for summer competitions. Outfit your team in the latest performance gear from BLK for a greatly reduced price: bundle your team kit with a singlet, shorts and pair of socks all for just $50 (ex GST), which is amazing value!To order your uniforms, please head to and head to the Contact Us section or request a quote. Alternatively please call (07) 5635 1900 and customer service will put you in touch with your local rep. For more information, please see the attachment below or visit the BLK website –  Offer ends 31/12/14, minimum order is 36 units, and does not apply to any previous offer. Related Filestfa_blk_package_offer_4_-pdfRelated LinksBLK uniform offerlast_img read more

10 months agoArsenal next? Keylor Navas drops big Real Madrid exit hint

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal next? Keylor Navas drops big Real Madrid exit hintby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveKeylor Navas has dropped a big hint he is leaving Real Madrid this month – with Arsenal tipped to be his next destination.Navas has not been happy playing second fiddle to Thibaut Courtois this season at Real Madrid.And on his instagram page the keeper has posted a picture of him shaking hands with Real Madrid fans with the caption ‘thanks for everything’.Now Sport says he’s on the way to Arsenal in a £14m deal.The ‘goodbye’ picture was taken as 8,000 fans came out to watch the squad train at Valdebebas – with many believing it’s his farewell picture. last_img

9 months agoRoma coach Di Francesco happy for Schick after 2-goal Coppa blast

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Roma coach Di Francesco happy for Schick after 2-goal Coppa blastby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAS Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco is pleased for Patrik Schick after his brace against Virtus Entella.The striker hit a double as Roma won 4-0 in the Coppa Italia round of 16.”He had a good game, even though he always satisfies me,” said Di Francesco.“He could’ve scored more goals, so he must keep working on becoming more clinical in front of goal, even in training. He mustn’t be satisfied.“Now he’s turned the page, playing regularly and giving the right performances. He’s growing. Some players grow at different rates.“He plays for a club where it isn’t easy to do so, with the weight of his transfer fee on his shoulders.“You can’t have everything right away, but he’s shown some important qualities in training and matches. Now he must keep improving and attack our opponents’ goal more.” last_img read more

Challenge accepted Ohio State cheerleaders battle other Buckeye teams

Ohio State cheerleaders and rowers hold a punch pose after they raced on the Scioto River in September. Credit: Courtesy of Kyler HollandThe race was close — but only for a moment. Not long after it began, the Ohio State rowing team glided past the other boat in the water, building a lead with each harmonious sweep of the oar. In the other boat, with less harmony, were members of the Ohio State cheer team. As the distance between the two vessels on the Scioto River grew wider, the obvious became, well, even more obvious: the rowing team was not going to lose this race against the cheer team.Then again, the reason the cheerleaders — one wearing a wrestling singlet, another wearing a Cleveland Browns’ Johnny Manziel jersey and yellow football pants with one knee pad — found themselves in a boat at 7:45 a.m. on Sept. 1 was never really about who would win. As senior cheerleader Axel Halvarson put it, it’s about “inter-team bonding.” “You always walk around campus and you see the book bags of athletes, but you don’t really want to say ‘Hi’ to them, because it’s like, ‘I don’t know you, but I’m an athlete too. You’re an athlete and we’re not talking,’ so this kind of bridges that gap,” said Carter Marsch, a senior cheerleader. There aren’t any deep fissures within the athletic department, but, as senior rower Chelsea Harpool said, “We all have our own practices and everything. We don’t really interact much,” so athletes often look forward to chances to hang out across teams. And so far, the race has accomplished what it sought to do. “It’s been super fun since then because a lot of people on our team and the cheer team that were part of it know each other now,” Harpool said. “We see each other all the time in French [Fieldhouse] or just around the different athletic facilities just to catch up.”  The stage for the race was set over the summer when Harpool talked with cheerleader Kyler Holland while hanging out with a fellow members of Athletes In Action, a campus ministry group. Holland mentioned a video he made of his teammates competing against the Ohio State women’s volleyball team in the spring — the first time the cheerleaders competed against other Buckeye athletes — to Harpool, and told her how fun it would be to do something similar against the rowing team. Harpool mentioned the idea to her coach, Andy Teitelbaum, the next day, and he was on board with the idea. The race was the morning after the Ohio State football team’s first game against Indiana, and, because it had to happen before speed boats began creating wakes on the river, it meant three things. One, the four cheerleaders who were at the game in Bloomington, Indiana, the night before were running on little sleep. Two, the rowing team had to move its regularly scheduled warmups from about 6:20 a.m. to 5 a.m., so it was also running on little sleep. And three, there wasn’t a lot of time for the cheerleaders to learn how to actually row the boat. Learning to make sure the oar enters the water perpendicular is hardly the problem (though that’s nothing to sneeze at, either). The real difficulty comes when all eight people get in the boat and have to row in harmony, a fact the cheerleaders learned quickly. “They’re all in sync moving, and then you see us and everybody is all over the place,” Halvarson said laughing. “If we’d gone again, like another day after everybody learned, I think we might’ve done better. We still wouldn’t have won, but we would’ve at least looked better.” Harpool didn’t dispute that. She said the cheerleaders had about 15 minutes in the boat before the race started. Usually, Harpool said, “most people that are actually being taught to row have weeks of building up with different skillsets before they actually row with all eight people in the boat.”  “We’ve never really thrown someone in a boat with very minimal explanation and been like, ‘You just have a few minutes. Figure it out,’” she said. “I don’t think any of us knew what to expect, but they got the boat moving pretty well there by the end.” The race likely isn’t the end of the cheerleaders challenging other teams in their sports. Of course, it always depends on logistics, and Halvarson said it is easiest to arrange when teams aren’t amid their competitive season, which was the case with volleyball and rowing. Currently, Halvarson said the cheerleaders are trying to set something up with the rifle team. And after men’s soccer senior defender Niall Logue overheard Marsch talking about the rowing race in a class they have together, Logue asked to exchange phone numbers so they could try to organize a competition between teams. Plus, Harpool said the cheerleaders’ two cross-sport adventures were brought up at a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee meeting, and “it seemed like everybody across the board loved the concept of switching sports for a day or trying to compete against other teams.” “Everybody is really pumped about the idea and wants to see more of it,” she said, which means, despite the gaps between the rowers and cheerleaders on the water, the cheerleaders appear to be on their way to getting their wish — seeing any remaining social gaps continue to close. read more

Alves linked with shock Sevilla return

first_imgDani Alves could be in line for a shock return to Sevilla this summer after 10 years away, reports SportVarious media outlets in Spain have announced that the Brazilian is available in the upcoming transfer window with Paris Saint-Germain having reportedly offered him to Sevilla, whom he originally left in 2008 to join Barcelona, because he does not fit into the Parisian club’s plans.New PSG manager Thomas Tuchel is understood to have told the board that he does not view Alves as part of his plans at the French capital.Joaquin Caparros, who now works as the Director of Football at Sevilla after being replaced by Pablo Machin as head coach, has since revealed that he is currently unaware of these reports.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…But the 62-year-old did state he would welcome Alves back to the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.“I do not know anything about Dani Alves, but we are always open to signing right-back and when we improve, although right now the priority is elsewhere,” he told Mundo Deportivo.last_img read more