China prepares to issue FDD-LTE licences next month – report

first_img China operators lose NYSE delisting appeal China Telecom profit jumps China reportedly is preparing to issue FDD-LTE network licences as early as next month, a development that would help put China Telecom and China Unicom on more equal footing with 4G leader China Mobile.C114.net reported today that the relevant government departments were getting ready to issue FDD-LTE licences that would cover the entire country in December, if “everything goes right”.Mobile World Live’s sources have confirmed the accuracy of C114.net’s report.Currently China Telecom and Unicom have approval to operate so-called hybrid TDD-FDD LTE network trials in 40 cities. Two weeks ago they reportedly applied for a third batch of hybrid 4G trials that would extend coverage to a total of 237 cities.The first 4G licences approved by the government last December were for TD-LTE (using unpaired spectrum). This effectively gave China Mobile an advantage over its rivals, which preferred the more globally popular FDD-LTE (paired spectrum) version of 4G technology.The issuance of full FDD-LTE licences means the number 2 and 3 players can move aggressively to build out their 4G networks and push to gain ground on the market leader. At the end of September, Unicom had 2.7 million 4G connections and Telecom had 1.3 million, while China Mobile had 41 million, according to GSMA Intelligence.China Mobile is less interested in an FDD-LTE licence since its 3G network is based on TD-SCDMA, which has simplified its migration to TD-LTE.The regulator recently sent deployment requirements to Telecom and Unicom, which requested they finish building or upgrading their FDD-LTE base stations by the end of this month, C114.net said, noting the move from WCDMA (3G) to FDD-LTE was a software upgrade.The report said the hybrid trials had allowed the two operators to significantly expand their 4G coverage and start pushing the services to customers and then apply separately for commercial FDD-LTE licences.Unicom and Telecom have said they will use FDD-LTE for wide-area coverage and use TD-LTE to add capacity in urban hotspots. Although they are late to join the rush to 4G, analysts says they should be able to catch up quickly and at a lower cost than China Mobile because they already have wide 3G coverage and the base stations are software upgradable.China Mobile has invested an estimated CNY240 billion ($39 billion) in 4G, with 500,000 4G base stations at the end of September and an expected 700,000 by the end of the year. Only about 15 per cent of the base stations, however, were upgraded via software. Industry sources also point out that because the network was built out so fast, the operator needs more time to optimise it. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 06 NOV 2014 Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more Asia China Telecom claims NB-IoT milestone Authorcenter_img ChinaChina MobileChina TelecomChina UnicomFDD-LTEhybrid trialsLTETDD-LTE HomeAsiaNews China prepares to issue FDD-LTE licences next month – report Previous ArticleLenovo reports mobile revenue dip but sees sector as “growth engine”Next ArticleThai regulator turns down TOT’s bid to keep 900MHz spectrum Joseph Waring Tags Relatedlast_img read more


Hoboken Business Alliance kicking off #GoBoken campaign to promote local businesses

first_img The Hoboken Business Alliance is kicking off their summer campaign to promote local businesses, referring to it as #GoBoboken, kicking off with promoting a baseball-themed event at the Mile Square Theatre on Friday.By John Heinis/Hudson County View“With many businesses closed or operating at a limited capacity over the last few months, the pandemic has had a tremendous financial impact,” HBA President Gregory Dell’Aquila said in a statement.“Small businesses are the heart of our economy, and they have been fighting for survival. If we want to help our small shops, restaurants, and businesses to have a fighting chance; we have to take action right now. We’re encouraging the community to rally for our Hoboken businesses, and show support in any way we can.”The #GoBoken campaign will run throughout the summer with various themes (e.g. Summer-Spirited BBQ, Picnic in the Park, Kid-Palooza, Sinatra Celebration) to remind the Hoboken community to support local shops, restaurants, and establishments in any way  – and as often – as they can.The first #GoBoken themed-promotion, “7th Inning Stretch,” will kick-off Friday, June 19th  in conjunction with Mile Square Theatre’s annual variety show, “7th Inning Stretch: from the dugout.”This popular performance has been running since 2003 and is appropriate since the Mile Square City is the birthplace is baseball. This weekend marks their first virtual performance due to COVID-19 restrictions.Pay-what-you-will virtual tickets to support Mile Square Theatre start at just $20 and are available at milesquaretheatre.org.  Once purchased, audience members will be emailed a link through which the stream may be accessed.To complement the show, several local restaurants such as Carpe Diem (choose from four dishes under $15), Elysian Cafe (a three-course meal under $25) and Northern Soul (a spin on the traditional hotdog), will offer the virtual theatre audience some baseball-inspired favorites to grab before or during the show.Additionally, Wine Dad’s is offering a drink duo, featuring a new beer from 902 Brewing called”‘Daddy Daycare” and “Galaxy Dust” from Hoboken Brewery.Several retailers will also offer baseball-inspired merchandise.Hoboken baseball hats in both youth and adult sizes are available to purchase in-store (and call ahead) at Stan’s Sports Center. Furthermore, The Local Thread has designed a three-quarter-sleeve “Hoboken” baseball shirt.Proceeds from the sale of Hoboken baseball shirts from The Local Thread will go to the Hoboken Relief Fund, an organization that supports independently-owned Hoboken businesses and residents who have suffered an adverse economic impact due to the current public health emergency.For any businesses interested in participating in an upcoming #GoBoken promotion, fill out the form here.There is no fee to participate, and spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter By John Heinis – June 17, 2020 1:20 pm 0 Facebook Twitter Bayonne TAGSgobokenhoboken business alliancemile square theatre SHARE CommunityHobokenNews Previous article41-year Jersey City educator, high-ranking teachers union official, Tina Thorp dies from cancerNext articlePATH Labor Coalition endorses Booker, Pascrell, and Hudson, Essex incumbents John Heinis Bayonne Bayonne man busted with cocaine, heroin, semi-automatic handgun after fleeing from cops Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network Bayonne Hoboken Business Alliance kicking off #GoBoken campaign to promote local businesseslast_img read more


Associate Director of Admissions Services, University Admissions

first_imgSTOP! Current Kean University employees (including part-timeStudent Assistants, Graduate Assistants, Academic Specialists andAdjuncts) must apply via the internal career site to ensureconsideration as an internal candidate. To apply internally, pleaselog into your Workday account and select the Career icon on yourhomepage to view available positions.Office of University AdmissionsAssociate Director of Admissions ServicesThe Associate Director of Admissions Services (Associate DirectorIII) is a managerial employee in the Office of UniversityAdmissions, reporting to the Senior Director of Admissions. TheAssociate Director assists in overseeing the management ofadmissions operations, including front office reception and theStudent Ambassador Program, a team of approximately 40 studentsresponsible for providing campus tours, general applicationassistance and connecting prospective students with admissionscounselors; and does related work as required. The AssociateDirector manages front office operations and trains staff on bestpractices in customer service. This position requires travel anda flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours.The Associate Director is a key member of the enrollment servicesteam who works in collaboration with other managers within thedivision to provide essential student support services and customerservice excellence to prospective and current Kean Universitystudents, families and alumni.This is not a remote position and requires physical presence oncampus three days per week or as determined by the Supervisor. Itrequires working on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic andinteracting directly with students following all procedures andprotocols set forth in the University’s Restart Plan and anyprocedures/protocols created through additional correspondence. Theemployee must have the ability to wear a face covering for theduration of the work day during the COVID pandemic or as determinedby university protocol.Qualifications: B achelor’s degree from an accredited college; twoyears of professional experience in an admissions or studentservices office in higher education; a driver’s license valid inNJ; and transportation for recruitment travel are required. AMaster’s degree and three to five years of professional experiencein a university admissions office, with direct responsibility forpersonnel and volunteer management is preferred. Candidate musthave excellent oral and written communication skills, excellentcustomer service skills and the ability to train staff in customerservice operations.Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointmentis made. Please submit your cover letter, resume/CV and contactinformation for three professional references. Officialtranscripts for all degrees are required prior to the starting dateof employment.Additional InformationKean University complies with the New Jersey First Act (Senate Bill No. 1730, P.L. 2011,Chapter 70). Any individual newly hired by Kean University will berequired to abide by this law and establish a principal residencein New Jersey. New employees will have a full 365 days to establishsuch residence, from the effective date of hire.In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ifyou have a disability and would like to request an accommodation inorder to apply for a position, please refer to Section III.A. ofour Reasonable Accommodations Policy &Procedures .Diversity & Non-Discrimination StatementKean University is committed to establishing and maintaining adiverse campus community through inclusive excellence and equalopportunity. Kean’s commitment to access and equity is designed toprepare each graduate to not only thrive, but climb higher in adiverse world. As an affirmative action, equal opportunityinstitution we work to support a campus-wide agenda to foster acommunity that both values and promotes the diversity and equity ofall students, faculty, staff, administrators, and beyond.EEO/AA StatementKean University is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Veterans/Disability Employerlast_img read more


DB spending halted as profits slump

first_imgGERMANY: Deutsche Bahn Chief Executive Dr Richard Lutz has brought in emergency spending controls, amid reports of a third warning that the group’s 2018 profit target was unlikely to be achieved.According to local media, Lutz has written to senior executives warning that business had deteriorated in recent months rather than improving. As such, the operating profit would be ‘well below last year and far from our objectives’. DB’s earnings in June and July were said to be €160m below budget, making it unlikely that the group would achieve its reduced earnings target for the year of €2·1bn. Meanwhile, Reuters reports that DB is anticipating that its freight activities will make a loss of €150m to €200m in 2018.The railway’s debt is now close to €20bn, and internal projections are said to show that without urgent action it could reach €25bn by 2023. The spending restrictions are intended to keep the total below the debt limit of €20·4bn set by the Bundestag budget committee. The intention is that contracts above a given amount should only be placed with special approval.Citing ‘unsatisfactory’ co-operation between the various business units, the executive board suggested that DB should be managed more centrally in future.Announcing its half-year results on July 25, DB AG reported that ridership in its long-distance segment had risen by 3·8% to a record 70·9 million trips. However, EBIT of €974m was down by 17·4% on the previous year as a result of special charges resulting from inclement weather, falling rail freight volumes and higher investment in punctuality.DB planned to spend around €100m this year to improve punctuality under its Zukunft Bahn strategy, but in August the on-time rate fell below 76%, worse than the performance level when the programme was launched in 2015. Long-distance performance was just 69·8%, compared with 72·1% in July and 74·7%, with the railway blaming the prolonged hot weather. Performance is expected to improve in September following a drive to repair both vehicles and infrastructure.last_img read more


Haughton boys win 1-5A track title; Parkway boys, girls runner-up

first_imgRussell [email protected] Parish teams turned in an outstanding performance in the District 1-5A track and field meet Thursday at Benton.Haughton won the boys division, and the Parkway boys and girls both finished runner-up.Haughton scored 150 points in the boys division to 124 for Parkway. Defending champion Airline finished fourth with 102.Byrd, which dominated the sprints, won the girls division with 175 points. Defending champion Parkway had 133. Haughton finished fourth with 70 and Airline fifth with 61.Parish athletes claimed three of the four individual honors.Airline’s Cameron Rice, who won the triple jump (46-8), long jump (23-4.5) and high jump (6-8), was named the boys Field MVP.Parkway’s Hayden Kingfisher, who won the 1,600 (4:34.60) and the 3,200 (10:25.00) and finished second in the 800 (2:06.36), was named boys Track MVP.Parkway’s Alison Ringle, who won the 800 (2:20.06), 1,600 (5:31.97) and 3,200 (12:15.19) for the second straight year, was named the girls Track MVP.It was a windy day at Benton. Achieving personal bests was secondary to qualifying for the Region I-4A meet Wednesday at Northwestern State.Parkway’s Cory Hamilton was a double winner in the boys division, taking the 200 in 21.98 and the 400 in 49.41.Hamilton also ran a leg on Parkway’s winning 4X200 team (1:27.73) along with Demetrius McAtee, William McKnight and Dylan Whaley.Airline’s Jack Wilkes finished second in the 400 in 49.69 and won the 800 in 2:03.96.Haughton’s Micah Larkins, the defending Class 5A 100-meter dash champ, won his specialty in 10.44. He also finished third in the 200 after almost pulling up about 10 meter before the finish line.Haughton’s Antonio Woodfork and Josh Lister finished 1-2 in the 110 hurdles in 14.58 and 14.64, respectively.Lister, who was running at Haughton Middle School last season, played a big role in the victory.He also finished second in the 100 (10.48) and the 200 (23.20) and ran the anchor leg on the Bucs’ winning 4X100 relay team (42.21). Other members of the team were Larkins, D’Kovin Ware and Javonte Woodard.The Bucs’ Cody Hinson won the pole vault with a 12-6.Haughton also got runner-up finishes from Jacorius Jeter (long jump, 21-10; triple jump, 45-11) and Ray Cole (high jump, 6-2). The Bucs also finished second in the 4X200 and 4X400 relays.Airline’s OJ Smith (49-4) and Parkway’s Kameron Eloph (47-7.5) finished 1-2 in  the shot put. Airline finished second in the 4X400.Airline’s Jasmyn Carswell was a double winner in the girls division, taking the high jump (5-0, fewer misses) and the triple jump (36-4).Parkway’s Rain Hall (shot put, 36-6 1/2) and Julie Anderson (pole vault, 9-6) also won district championships along with Haughton’s Mattie McCoy (shot put, 36-6 1/2).Parkway dominated the distance events. Sara Funderburk (800), Jessica McGuffee (1,600) and Destiny McGaffey (3,200) all finished runner-up to Ringle in their respective events.Other parish district runners-up were Airline’s January Ferguson (100 hurdles, 17.34), Haughton’s Caitlin Tibbits (300 hurdles, 51.41), Haughton’s Inez Green (shot put, 36-6), Haughton’s Chelcy Swint (discus, 102-6) and Parkway’s Jordan Hubbard (javelin, 88-5 1/2)Premier Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond Boutique|SponsoredSponsoredUndoInstant Voice TranslatorInstant Voice Translator (43 Languages) Takes Hong Kong By StormInstant Voice Translator|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystBlockchain Is Changing the Game for Trade Financing. Here’s How It’s Driving Future Global Trade.StanChart by CNBC Catalyst|SponsoredSponsoredUndoVacaay101 Places You Have To See In The USAVacaay|SponsoredSponsoredUndoSmart Tech TrendWhy Are Seniors Snapping Up Those Adjustable Glasses?Smart Tech Trend|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more


CM Khan records Guyana’s first win at 43rd Chess Olympiad

first_imgTCandidate Master (CM) Taffin Khan yesterday ensured Guyana got on the board with a win in the second round of the 43rd Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia yesterday. Khan, playing on table two, defeated the higher ranked FIDE Master (FM) Viresh Gaisi for the lone win for Guyana in the male open, going up against Suriname.In the other male encounters, Captain, Anthony Drayton went down to FM Roger Matoewi, Loris Nathoo lost to FM Dewperkash Gajadin and Glenford Corlette succumbed to CM Suradj HanoemanTaffin KhanMeanwhile, Women FIDE Master (WFM) Maria Varona-Thomas led the charge for the Guyanese women against Nigeria, drawing her contest against Precious Agbazue. Women Candidate Master Sheriffa Ali, Nellisha Johnson and Sasha Shariff lost to Oluwaseun Assa, Chinyere Chukwuemeka-Ehirim and Deborah Akintoye respectively. On Monday during the first round no player from Guyana managed to secure a win or draw as the males played Albania and the females went up against Venezuela.The third round will be played today with the males going up against Togo and the females trading moves with Macau.last_img read more