Verizon plans fixed 5G launches in 2018

first_img Verizon said it will launch fixed-wireless 5G service in up to five markets in 2018, starting with Sacramento, California.The US operator indicated it will roll out wireless residential broadband service in three to five markets in 2018, with the inaugural launch coming in the second half of the year. Additional markets will be announced at a later date, Verizon said.Verizon CTO Hans Vestberg called the announcement a “landmark”, adding: “The targeted initial launches we are announcing today will provide a strong framework for accelerating 5G’s future deployment on the global standards.”The operator reported the launch will not have a material impact on its capital spending plan for 2018, noting spending levels are expected to remain consistent with the past few years.Verizon conducted trials of fixed-wireless 5G in 11 markets using 28GHz spectrum throughout 2017. At an investor conference in May, CEO Lowell McAdam reported field tests of the technology yielded “substantially more” propagation than expected. McAdam added fixed-wireless 5G would allow Verizon to expand its TV and broadband footprint at a “miniscule” cost.On Wednesday (29 November), Verizon estimated the initial market opportunity for 5G residential broadband services to be around 30 million households.AT&T is also eyeing fixed-wireless 5G with plans to launch in late 2018. In August, AT&T expanded its trial programme to include three new cities: Waco, Texas; Kalamazoo, Michigan; and South Bend, Indiana. Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelona Author Related Home Verizon plans fixed 5G launches in 2018 Diana Goovaerts Amazon reels in MGM 5Gfixed wirelessVerizon Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Verizon shuffles executives AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 29 NOV 2017 Tags Previous ArticleSun sets on Jamaican mobile money pioneerNext ArticleSamsung acquires Korean AI start-up last_img read more

New York digs in heels against T-Mobile merger

first_img Previous ArticleLG Uplus partners with Viettel on 5G roamingNext ArticleSigfox targets 1B IoT device connections Diana Goovaerts New York attorney general Letitia James dismissed the idea that recent commitments from T-Mobile US would be enough to resolve a lawsuit aiming to block the operator’s proposed merger with Sprint.James said during a press conference the case against T-Mobile, which is backed by more than a dozen states, centres on perceived antitrust violations.“Obviously, we are concerned with anti-competitive behaviour and so providing public benefits are good, but it does not address the antitrust violations.”The comments came after T-Mobile pledged to provide free broadband services to schoolchildren and emergency services once its deal with Sprint closes. It also dangled a promise to create up to 1,000 jobs at a new Customer Experience Centre in New York state on the same condition.T-Mobile CEO John Legere said on Monday (18 November) the offers were “well received” by state attorney generals opposed to the deal.He added: “I feel quite good that we have the basis for settling this deal and I feel equally as good if not better on our ability to win this case in a trial.”Absent a settlement, the court case will begin 9 December. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Amazon reels in MGM lawsuitmergerSprintT-Mobile US AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 20 NOV 2019 Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Deutsche Telekom, SoftBank tipped for T-Mobile trade Related Home New York digs in heels against T-Mobile merger Tags T-Mobile US chief predicts market rebound Authorlast_img read more

Lori Loughlin released from prison after nearly two months

first_imgJohn Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty ImagesBy LESLEY MESSER and KATE HODGSON, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Lori Loughlin has been released from prison after serving nearly two months for her role in the so-called “Varsity Blues” college admissions scandal.The actress, who surrendered to authorities at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, on Oct. 30, left the prison on Monday morning.Loughlin, 56, and her husband, 57-year-old fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded guilty earlier this year to conspiracy charges after they were accused of paying $500,000 to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California as crew recruits. However, neither Isabella Rose Giannulli, now 22, nor Olivia Jade Giannulli, now 21, had ever rowed competitively.Giannulli began serving his five-month sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution, Lompoc, in Southern California on Nov. 19. He’s scheduled for release in April.Federal prosecutors in Boston, who charged the couple, declined to comment.Olivia Jade Giannulli told “Red Table Talk” hosts Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Norris earlier this month that although her parents were trying to give their children opportunities that evaded them, they now recognize the enormity of their mistakes. Noting that she believed she was working with a legitimate college counselor at the time, she added, “I don’t deserve pity. We messed up.”“I took my privilege and all my blessings for granted and I never thought anything of it,” Olivia Jade Giannulli said. “That’s what really rocked me. I was like, ‘This is wrong. You need to talk about this. You need to do it publicly because the situation was public, and then you need to move forward and do better.’”Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli weren’t the only two celebrities to be implicated in the scandal. Actress Felicity Huffman served 11 days in prison last year for her involvement.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Study ‘opens gate’ to understanding depression

first_imgLinkedIn Pinterest “Clinicians who treat depression tend to work on a trial-and-error basis, whereas this model could give them a more systematic and effective method for making decisions about treatment,” said Andrea K. Wittenborn, associate professor in MSU’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies and lead investigator on the study. “Most importantly, this model provides a method for personalizing treatment to each unique patient.”Depression is likely caused by multiple biological, psychological, social and environmental drivers, and these factors often overlap, such as cortisol hormone levels going up in response to stress from troubled relationships or economic hardship. Yet most previous research on depression focused on only one or two factors, and not how the many factors intersect and unfold over time.Wittenborn and colleagues analyzed nearly 600 scientific articles on depression and incorporated the major drivers of depression discussed in the research into a complex model that essentially diagrams how one driver affects another. Depression drivers range from sleep problems to social isolation to inflammation of the brain.Study co-author Hazhir Rahmandad, an MIT scholar, is an expert in a process called system dynamics that’s more common to engineering and business. The team used this approach to create a comprehensive model of depression. While future research is needed to further validate the model, it’s a vital first step in better understanding depression and potentially improving care for the illness.Thanks to the findings, therapists or even patients one day could plug depression triggers into a smartphone app and receive a recommendation for the most appropriate treatment.Despite decades of intervention, research and public awareness efforts, depression remains a remarkably destructive public health problem that costs the United States more than $210 billion a year, Wittenborn said. While psychotherapy and antidepressants help some people, response varies widely and only leads to meaningful improvement for about half of patients.“This model opens the gate to understanding depression as it relates to the whole person and all of his or her experiences,” Wittenborn said. “It helps us understand how depression varies by person – because we know depression varies widely across people, and we think that has something to do with why treatment is not always effective.” Share on Twitter A new scientific model that incorporates the myriad drivers of depression could lead to more precise treatment for an illness that affects 350 million worldwide.Developed by scientists at Michigan State University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the model provides a better understanding of depression and the foundation for creating a pioneering tool to attack the complex disorder.A paper outlining the research team’s findings is published online in the journal Psychological Medicine.center_img Share on Facebook Share Emaillast_img read more

V.Ships Offshore to manage Milaha’s lift boat

first_imgV.Ships Offshore, part of V. Group, has been awarded a new ship management contract by Milaha Offshore to provide full technical and crew management services for their self-propelled jack-up lift boat – the Milaha Explorer.The ship management services will be delivered from V.Ships Offshore’s newly acquired Bibby Ship Management office in Singapore. The Milaha Explorer, which can accommodate 300 people, will be deployed offshore with an initial crew of 15 in support of field maintenance efforts and is Singapore-flagged.Arvind Mohan, general manager V.Ships Offshore Singapore operation said: “This is the first lift boat owned by Milaha Offshore and we are pleased that our previous experience of managing these types of specialized vessels has been recognized.”Alessandro Ciocchi, director V.Ships Offshore added: “This contract further demonstrates the diverse portfolio of skills and experience, which V.Ships Offshore offers the offshore oil and gas sector, supporting our clients’ brown field operations.”last_img read more


first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInDUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY POLICE Officers  are carrying out enquiries, including door to door enquiries, into a break-in to The Mens Shed in Kirk Lane in Lockerbie. The break-in happened sometime between Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 May 2018. A De Walt tool box containing a number of tools and power tools was stolen in the raid. The value of the tools is around £300.Constable Julie Rankin at Lockerbie said “we would like to hear from anyone who may have been in the area of the Mens Shed on Wednesday or Thursday to get in touch if they saw or heard anything suspicious. Callers can call us on the 101 number at Lockerbie, and should quote the reference number PDG 0111530518.”last_img read more

Transfer gossip: Conte wants five players out, Sun say

first_imgBlues eyeing Konsa – MirrorChelsea are among several clubs interested in Charlton’s teenage centre-back Ezri Konsa, it is claimed.The Mirror say the Blues are monitoring Konsa, 18, along with Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal.Numerous scouts attended Charlton’s 1-1 draw with Oldham on Tuesday to watch him, the Mirror say. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Some of the latest transfer speculation involving Chelsea…Conte wants five players out, Sun claimThe Sun say Antonio Conte has told Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich a squad overhaul is required, starting with a five-player cull in January.Blues boss Conte is said to be unhappy at the club’s apparent lack of ambition in the transfer market during the summer. AdChoices广告The Sun believe the Italian is keen to get rid of Nemanja Matic, Branislav Ivanovic, Cesc Fabregas, Oscar and Gary Cahill.Atsu linked with TorinoTalksport have picked up on reports in Italy that Torino are interested in buying Christian Atsu from Chelsea when the transfer window reopens.Winger Atsu, 24, is on a season-long loan at Newcastle but is yet to start a game for the Magpies, making four appearances as a substitute so far.Italian newspaper Tuttosport has suggested that Atsu is among a number of players Torino are keen on.Newcastle could cut his loan deal short and enable him to join the Serie A club, it is claimed.last_img read more

Basketball: NBBF/Total National Men Division 1 League Tips Off In January

first_imgA total of 23 teams will compete in the Nigeria Basketball Federation organised Total National Men Division 1 league for silverware and promotion slots to the Premier Division when competition tips off on Monday, 20 January 2020.Conveying the modalities of the league in a letter to participating clubs, NBBF Secretary General Afolabi-Oluwayemi Olabisi said all teams are expected to converge on the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos to battle for the title.The Total National Men Division 1 league will be partitioned into the traditional spheres of the Atlantic Conference and Savannah Conferences.The Atlantic Conference will be made up of nine teams from the South West, South-South and South-East geo-political zones while 14 teams from the North East, North Central and North West make up the Savannah Conference.In the Atlantic Conference of the Total National Men Division 1 league, Air Force Warriors (Lagos) will slug it out against O.S Lions (Oshogbo), T. Joba (Akwa Ibom), Comets (Lagos), Police Bombers (Lagos), Impression Academy (Asaba), Brave Heart (Calabar), Camac (Bayelsa) and Oilers (Lagos).In the Savannah conference, Apa Flames (Otukpo), Dashon Mambas (Abuja0, Kano Pyramid (Kano), Zamfara Shooters (Gusau), Yobe Desert Warriors (Damaturu), AHIP Giants (Kano) and All Stars (Abuja) have all been invited.Others include Jewel Bulls (Gombe), Prison Reformers (Abuja), Taraba Hurricanes (Jalingo), African Patriots (Kaduna), Gboko City Chief (Gboko), Golden Touch (Nasarawa) and Federal Road Safety Commission completes the teams.Teams are expected to arrive on Sunday, 19 January before the Technical meeting with the Total National Men Division 1 league matches tipping off the next day.The league will last for a week with teams departing on the Monday, 27th of January.Relatedlast_img read more