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

Video: EEI’s Jones talks Future of Grid at POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa

first_img Linkedin 8.1.2018 “I think the energy mix is going to be more diversfied,” he told Theron, saying the keys are reliability, affordability and sustainability. The grid side should include centralized and decentralized power. “The future looks very bright but the future has to be diversified.” Twitter TAGSNationalGrid GasRenewables By chloecox – (Editor’s Note: This is reprinted with permission from ESI Africa/Smart Energy International). Utility experts flocked to Johannesburg last month and talked how the skies the limit for the future opportunities and challenges of grid expansion and modernization in Africa. Previous articleSiemens Building Combined Cycle Plant with HerneNext articleNearly 10-MW Solar Farm Operational in Gallup, NM chloecox Facebook Jones said that grid development will increasingly need public and private partnerships to succeed in Africa. “More and more as we look at Africa evolving, it’s more important to include the customer in the picture.” Click here to see the full interview with Jones.center_img Vietnam: scaling back coal-fired plans toward gas, renewables Facebook Voith Hydro supplying pumped storage equipment to pair with Idaho combined solar-wind project Venture Global LNG adds Zachry to EPC team for Gulf export terminal construction Lawrence Jones of Edison Electric Institute and many others were highlights at the POWER-GEN and DistribuTECH Africa conference July 17-19 in South Africa. In this clip, Ashley Theron, senior content editor for Power Engineering’s sister website Smart Energy International, interviewed Jones, vice president of international programs for EEI, about the energy demands thrust upon the globe by 2050 if an extra two billion people join the population as expected. Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter The energy answer is all of the above-given Africa’s energy assets, Jones predicted. Video: EEI’s Jones talks Future of Grid at POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa No posts to displaylast_img read more

GAC commits to Black Sea exploration

The Black Sea is one of the areas in which the development of oilfields looks set to boom, as Russian oil majors have been granted licenses and joint ventures formed with international energy companies to develop blocks, said GAC Russia.GAC Russia has already signed a deal with one of those key players to provide supply base support for its operations from Novorossiysk. During the pre-drilling phase of the project the GAC station will be used for the accumulation of materials and equipment in preparation for offshore operations. When drilling gets underway the base will perform round-the-clock operations including loading and offloading supply vessels supporting the offshore operations.”We have what it takes to overcome the current limitations of Novorossiysk port to create a strong supply base to support upcoming operations in the Russian Black Sea”, said Arkady Podkopaev, GAC Russia’s managing director. “We are also well prepared to set up bases elsewhere in Russia in the near future.”  www.gac.com read more

DJ wrong to recuse himself on barrister’s fees

first_imgA district judge assessing a barrister’s fees did not need to recuse himself simply because that barrister had been appointed to the bench, the High Court has ruled.Mr Justice Waksman ruled in Akers & Ors v Kirkland Ltd & Ors there was no reason for District Judge Jenkinson to decide he was not in a position to assess the fees. A link to the case can be found here.The DJ and regional costs judge was required to assess the £1.7m claimant costs following the settlement of 37 claims in relation to a crane collapsing onto a block of flats in Liverpool in 2009.Included in the costs were £103,000 fees attributed to claimant counsel Shirley Hennessy, who had since been appointed as a full time district judge by the time of the costs assessment.DJ Jenkinson had said he was ‘not comfortable at all’ dealing with Hennessy’s fees, and the claimants made an application for him to recuse himself completely.The court heard that with DJ Jenkinson sitting at Liverpool County Court and DJ Hennessy at Birkenhead, there was a ‘degree of professional and… social interaction’ between them, including occasionally meeting at social events where judges were invited.DJ Jenkinson opted to partially recuse himself based on a ‘real possibility a fair minded observer may take the view there was a potential for bias’ and it might be felt a judge might approach a colleague’s fees ‘generously’.Hearing an appeal from the claimants, who wanted a full recusal, and defendants cross-appealing to contest any recusal, Waksman J found no basis for saying the handling of the costs assessment would be ‘tainted by apparent bias’.The judge said: ‘There was in fact, no cases for the district judge to have recused himself even at all, even to the extent of the assessment of counsel’s fees.‘This was a case, in truth, of no more than some judicial discomfort, but which falls well short of establishing apparent bias.’He added that there had to be a ‘sense of proportion’ that counsel fees amounted to just 7% of the total claimed.The judge was also critical of the claimant solicitors for having sought the opinion of a retired district judge when applying for DJ Jenkinson’s recusal. In his recusal judgment, DJ Jenkinson described this as ‘unprofessional’, and Waksman J said he was entitled to make such an assessment.The High Court judge added: ‘Experienced solicitors should know better than to attempt to support an application of this kind by seeking the opinion of a retired judge, as if that could or should somehow influence the judge who is the subject of the recusal application.’last_img read more

Grab Minta Pengemudi dan Penumpang Isi Form Pernyataan Kesehatan Sebelum Melakukan Perjalanan

first_img“Ini artinya mobil dengan empat kursi hanya akan diisi oleh tiga penumpang,” ujar Grab.Selain itu Grab menyebutkan, pengemudi maupun penumpang bisa membatalkan perjalanan jika salah satu dari mereka tampak tidak sehat atau tidak menggunakan masker.Dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari straitstimes.com (3/6/2020), nantinya pihak manapun yang membatalkan perjalanan tidak akan bertanggung jawab atas hukuman apa pun. Terkait persyaratan untuk menyatakan status kesehatan dan kebersihan, Grab mengatakan para pengemudi dan penumpang mengirimkan pernyataan kesehatan mereka setiap hari.“Fitur pernyataan kesehatan dan kebersihan online baru akan mengharuskan semua pengemudi dan mitra pengiriman, serta penumpang, untuk mengonfirmasi bahwa mereka tidak menunjukkan gejala Covid-19, dan telah mengadopsi langkah-langkah keselamatan dan kebersihan yang diperlukan, sebelum mereka dapat mulai mengemudi, mengantarkan pesanan atau memesan tumpangan,” kata Grab.Tak hanya itu, pengemudi dan mitra pengiriman juga akan diminta untuk mengambil selfie menggunakan fitur masker selfie setelah menyelesaikan pernyataan tersebut.“Kami telah memperbarui peringkat dan sistem umpan baliknya untuk memungkinkan pengguna melaporkan masalah terkait kesehatan dan kebersihan,” ujar Grab.Pengemudi dan penumpang yang kedapatan melakukan tindakan pencegahan secara tidak memadai dapat membuat akun mereka ditangguhkan. Kepala operasi regional Grab Singapura, Russell Cohen, mengatakan perusahaan sedang mencari cara untuk menetapkan standar yang lebih tinggi untuk standar higiene dalam perjalanan naik.Perusahaan GoJek dan operator taksi, ComfortDelGro, keduanya mengatakan bahwa mereka juga telah melakukan tindakan, ketika ditanya tentang tindakan pencegahan Covid-19 mereka. Manajer umum GokJek, Lien Choong Luen, mengatakan para pengemudi akan mendapatkan layanan fogging dan sanitasi mobil gratis.Baca juga: Cegah Virus Corona, Otoritas Angkutan Darat Singapura Bagikan 300 Ribu Masker ke Sopir TaksiKepala komunikasi korporat grup ComfortDelGro, Tammy Tan, mengatakan armada taksinya memiliki sistem SafeEntry untuk pelacakan kontak. Dia menambahkan bahwa 400 taksi ComfortDelGro sedang dilengkapi dengan perisai plastik di sekitar kursi pengemudi sebagai bagian dari persidangan. Jika berhasil, itu akan diperluas ke lebih banyak armadanya sebagai cara untuk meminimalkan kontak dengan penumpang.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related (straitstimes.com) Para pengguna ride hailing saat ini tidak akan bisa duduk di kursi depan penumpang ketika naik mobil. Bahkan salah satunya yakni Grab meminta para penumpang juga harus mengisi keterangan kesehatan dan kebersihan sebelum melakukan perjalanan.Baca juga: Di Singapura, Private Hire Car Bila Beroperasi Dianggap Ilegal dan Kena Denda $10 RibuHal ini merupakan serangkaian tindakan pencegahan yang diperkenalkan Grab di Singapura pada akhir bulan ini (Juni 2020-red) untuk menghadapi pandemi Covid-19. Grab mengatakan pihaknya juga memberlakukan jarak yang aman di dalam kendaraan sehingga penumpang tidak diperbolehkan duduk di kursi sebelah pengemudi.last_img read more

What’s at Stake for Berkeley After Trump Warns University Over Canceled Speech

first_img Related Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(BERKELEY, Calif.) — President Donald Trump’s apparent warning that the University of California at Berkeley could be at risk of losing federal funds after campus police canceled a talk by a controversial news editor has raised questions about whether the U.S. government can restrict funding to a particular university.Terry Hartle, a senior vice president at the American Council of Education, which represents U.S. colleges and universities, says it’s possible, but only under “clearly dictated procedures” that relate to “financial fraud or scientific misconduct,” not over alleged violations of free speech or violence.Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak Wednesday night at the university before police cleared out unruly crowds of people protesting his visit. The university eventually canceled the talk after some of the protestors threw smoke bombs and started a fire.Yiannopoulos is a vocal Trump backer who has been called a racist and misogynist, among other criticisms.Trump took offense Thursday morning over the canceled speech. “If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view – NO FEDERAL FUNDS?” he wrote on Twitter.Berkeley does receive a significant amount of federal funding, mostly in two forms, Hartle of the American Council of Education said.“The first is student financial assistance in the form of Pell grants and federal loans,” he said of the federal subsidies. “The second is in the form of federal grants for research and development.”The latter allows university faculty and students to work on projects that could benefit agencies like the National Institutes of Health, under which the money would be distributed.According to Berkeley’s 2014-2015 annual financial report, the most recent posted on its website, the university received $417.3 million in federal grants and contracts, plus an additional $39.4 million in Pell grants for students during 2015.For Trump to follow through on his tweet, however, Congress would have to establish a provision to regulations guiding the funding of grants and loan programs to include ramifications for alleged free speech violations or campus violence, which would likely face legal challenges, Hartle says.The president could also seek to reduce the government’s funding for the university by submitting a budget to Congress that de-emphasizes grants to universities and student loans and directing his Cabinet to divert funds elsewhere. But that would affect all schools and students, not just Berkeley.A larger question, in the aftermath of Trump’s response, has been whether Berkeley deserved such a rebuke from the president. There’s no evidence that the event was canceled in order to suppress Yiannopoulos’ views, but rather for precautionary safety reasons after some protesters broke windows and threw rocks, which university officials cited.“Of paramount importance was the campus’s commitment to ensure the safety and security of those attending the event, the speaker, those who came to engage in lawful protest and members of the public and the Berkeley campus community,” they said in a statement Wednesday.It a statement on its Facebook page, the Berkeley College Republicans, the group which organized the event, thanked police and the “university administration for doing all they could to ensure the safety of everyone involved,” criticizing instead the “criminals and thugs” who contributed to the violence.Prior to Yiannopoulos’ arrival, as members of the community voiced opposition to his appearance, Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks wrote a public message in which he reminded the school of the “right to free expression, enshrined in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution” and of the campus’s history as a center of free speech.Dirks sent an additional open letter Thursday, decrying the violence that took place Wednesday night and saying that the university went to “extraordinary lengths” to ensure the event could occur amid the contentious environment.“UC Berkeley condemns in the strongest possible terms the actions of individuals who invaded the campus, infiltrated a crowd of peaceful students and used violent tactics to close down the event,” Dirks wrote. “We deeply regret that the violence unleashed by this group undermined the First Amendment rights of the speaker as well as those who came to lawfully assemble and protest his presence.”He added that it was the University of California Police Department that decided to evacuate Yiannopoulos and cancel the event.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

Vlad Jr Is Here Its About Time

We wrote earlier this spring that the sons of majors leaguers have an advantage over the general population in reaching the major leagues. While some of that advantage is tied to genetic gifts and financial means, mimicking elite athletic movement patterns from a young age is also thought to be crucial.The debut earlier this year of Fernando Tatis Jr. — son of former major leaguer Fernando Tatis — set a record for the number of sons to debut in a decade (45), according to Baseball-Reference.com data analyzed by FiveThirtyEight. Guerrero Jr. makes it 46, and his former Triple-A teammates Cavan Biggio (son of Craig) and Bo Bichette (son of Dante) could soon increase the number.While Guerrero hits like his dad, he isn’t built like his dad. Vlad Sr. debuted as a lanky and athletic wunderkind, while his son’s weight is already a concern: He was measured this spring at 6-foot-1 and 250 pounds. Perhaps that will push Guerrero Jr. off of third base, but wherever he plays, the expectation is that he’ll hit for years to come.Check out our latest MLB predictions. Like father, like sonCareer minor league batting statistics before their major league debuts for Vladimir Guerrero Sr. and his son, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Games playedAt-batBatting AverageOn-base percentageSlugging percentageOPS Even their swings are similar. In 61 games at Double-A New Hampshire last season, at age 19, Guerrero posted a 203 wRC+. Since 2010, Guerrero Jr. is one of only six minor leaguers with at least 200 plate appearances to reach a 200 wRC+ in the upper minor leagues, and he was the only player to do so as a teenager. Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton posted a 204 mark in Double-A in 2010 as a 20-year-old, and Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant posted a 220 mark at age 22 in 2014 in Double-A.What’s also remarkable about Guerrero as a hitter is how much his minor-league track record resembles his father’s. Widely considered the best prospect in baseball, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. — the son of Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero — is expected to make his debut for the Blue Jays on Friday in Toronto against Oakland. The event will, at least for the moment, end talk of the Blue Jays suppressing his service time and turn attention to the arrival of one of the most precocious hitting talents of this century. An oblique strain this spring slowed his major league debut, but it was likely to be delayed anyway, given the way MLB clubs have been controlling players’ service time.1A player cannot become a major league free agent until he accrues six full years of service time. Counting off days and game days, there are generally 187 days on a major league calendar. A player needs to spend 172 days of those days on a major league roster to gain a year of service. Even after last season, when Guerrero Jr. became the first player to hit .400 or better at the Double-A or Triple-A level in more than a decade, the Blue Jays claimed this spring that he wasn’t ready for the major leagues.Guerrero’s .367/.424./.700 slash line in eight games this season in Triple-A seemed to give the Blue Jays a change of a heart, along with the fact that they control his bat through the 2025 season.2Fellow top prospect Fernando Tatis Jr., who broke camp with San Diego, is controlled through the 2024 season if he sticks in the majors. Now healthy and in the majors, the 20-year-old has superstar potential with an offensive profile that Baseball America claims is in the “mold of Manny Ramirez,” and the magazine says “it’s not out of the question that Guerrero could develop into an 80 hitter with 80 power.” An “80” scouting grade is rare, residing at the top of the 20-to-80 scouting scale.It’s not hyperbole to suggest that Guerrero Jr. is an incredibly rare talent. Since 2010, no teenager — and few players of any age, for that matter — did what he did in the upper levels of the minor leagues last season. The slugger had one of the highest marks ever in weighted runs created plus (wRC+) — a metric that measures offensive efficiency and accounts for a league’s run-scoring environment and ballparks. Guerrero Jr.2881,075.331.413.531.944 Source: The Baseball CUBE Guerrero Sr.2851,055.343.404.581.985 read more

Raheem Sterling named EA Sports Player of the Month

first_imgManchester City star Raheem Sterling has been awarded the EA Sport’s Player of the Month award for NovemberThe 24-year-old winger proved to be as impressive as ever by helping City win all three of their Premier League games against Southampton, Manchester United and West Ham last month.In the process, Sterling added three goals and three assists to his tally in November as City continued their impressive start to the 2018/19 campaign.While Sterling has been at the centre of racism controversy over the past weekend, EA Sports gave him a timely boost by naming him their Player of the Month on Twitter.The England international emerged victor seven-man shortlist including City teammates Leroy Sane and David Silva along with Andrew Robertson, Felipe Anderson, Lucas Digne and Moussa Sissoko.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…Sterling has already managed a total of eight goals and six assists in 13 league games for City.⚽⚽⚽ goals, 3️⃣ assists. @sterling7 is the #PL POTM for November 🏆 #PLAwards #FUT #FIFA19 @premierleague pic.twitter.com/rD3v4eDnSa— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) December 12, 2018last_img read more