An ultra-fast Wi-Fi network will be built across the Square Mile in London this year in a bid to improve poor broadband speeds and mobile coverage in parts of the capital.The City of London Corporation announced it received a green light to replace an existing free Wi-Fi service provided by Sky-owned company The Cloud and implement a new network capable of delivering high bandwidth services including video on demand over free city Wi-Fi.In a statement, the corporation said the new service “will surpass that found in the world’s other major international financial centre – New York”. The Square Mile is described as the “financial and commercial heart of Britain”, and covers an area of 1.12 square miles.The upgrade comes after recent research from Z/Yen Group showed other major financial hubs, including Hong Kong, New York and Tokyo were ahead of London in terms of advanced ICT connectivity.The corporation hailed the project as the single largest investment in wireless infrastructure “ever seen in the city of London”. The network will be rolled out from late spring 2017, with an announcement regarding the provider due to be made in the coming weeks.Furthermore, more than 400 small cells will be built in the coming months in a bid to boost the strength and reliability of mobile coverage by utilising street objects including lampposts, street signs and buildings.The make-up of the Square Mile, which houses tall buildings and narrow streets, means mobile services have been unreliable in many parts of the area, added the statement.“At a time when the other major financial centres are competing with us, the Square Mile is boosting its appeal through initiatives such as this,” said Mark Boleat, chairman of the city of London Corporation’s Policy and Resources Committee. “The new service will allow city workers to become better connected than ever before.”While the project is set to improve broadband speeds and mobile connectivity in the short term – the corporation stated London ranks 26th out of 33 European capitals in terms of broadband speeds – in the long term the network will also pave the way for 5G, which is expected to launch in 2020. Related AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 10 JAN 2017 Previous ArticleYahoo releases details of its post-Verizon futureNext ArticleSawiris hopes to seal Oi deal – report Author Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Londonsmall cellsSquare MileWi-Fi LG Uplus taps Nokia to boost 5G indoor coverage Telecom Infra Project targets Wi-Fi Kavit Majithia Tags Crown Castle scores big Verizon 5G small cell deal Home City of London lines up wireless overhaul
Home Broadcom tables record $130B Qualcomm offer Tags Previous ArticleAfghanistan defends WhatsApp, Telegram blockNext ArticleUS operators tipped for network investment battle Related AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 06 NOV 2017 BroadcomNXP SemiconductorsQualcomm Mobile Mix: AI, Android and open RAN Chris Donkin Broadcom made a $130 billion bid to acquire rival chip maker Qualcomm, a deal which would be the biggest ever struck for a technology company and one of the largest of all time.The transaction is worth $70 per share in cash and stock and includes proposals to clear Qualcomm’s $25 billion of net debt. Broadcom said it will honour a deal regardless of whether Qualcomm’s pending acquisition of NXP Semiconductors is approved.In a statement, Broadcom said its advisors were confident the nature of the deal would mean it was cleared by regulators in a “timely manner” and expected it to be completed within a year of being accepted.The bid comes days after intense speculation Broadcom was set to make a $100 billion offer – a sum Bloomberg reported would be rejected by Qualcomm as it “undervalued” the company.In a letter to Qualcomm shareholders, Broadcom CEO Hock Tan said: “A combination of Qualcomm and Broadcom will create a strong, global company with an impressive portfolio of industry-leading technologies and products.“Given the highly complementary nature of our businesses, we are confident that our global customers will embrace the proposed combination as we work strategically with them to deliver more advanced value-added semiconductor solutions.”ReviewQualcomm confirmed it received the unsolicited offer.In a statement, it added: “The Qualcomm board of directors, in consultation with its financial and legal advisors, will assess the proposal in order to pursue the course of action that is in the best interests of Qualcomm shareholders. Qualcomm will have no further comment until its board of directors has completed its review.”A deal between Broadcom and Qualcomm would be the largest acquisition of a technology company to date and would create the world’s third-largest chipmaker behind Intel and Samsung (see chart from Broadcom, left – click to expand).The current highest successful bid for the purchase of a chip company is Qualcomm’s $38 billion deal for NXP Semiconductors, an acquisition still going through a lengthy regulatory approval process.Broadcom’s shareholder offer is equivalent to Qualcomm’s share price in May 2015, prior to a well-publicised legal spat with Apple, which hit recent earnings and its share price. Author Las operadoras respaldan el papel de Qualcomm en la RAN abierta Blog: How is chip shortage affecting US? Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Español
In other Group A matches, Oton scored a come-from-behind 25-27, 25-12, 25-17 victory over Ateneo de Iloilo while San Miguel tallied its first win at the expense of Ateneo 20-25, 25-9, 25-21.Santo Niño Elementary School, meanwhile, continued its dominance in Group B with back-to-back wins over University of San Agustin (25-21, 25-13) and Pavia (25-13, 25-19).La Paz National High School also won over I. Arroyo Elementary School (25-20, 25-14) and San Agustin (25-17, 25-15) while Iloilo City National High School split its games with a win over Pavia (14-25, 25-17, 25-17) and a loss to I. Arroyo (25-22, 20-25, 20-25).Leading the Bracket A standings was Dumangas with 5-0 followed by CPU (5-1), Cabatuan (2-3), Oton National High School (2-3), Hua Siong (2-3), San Miguel (1-4), and Ateneo de Iloilo (1-4).In Bracket B, Santo Niño leads with 5-0, followed by Bacolod Tay Tung (4-1), I. Arroyo (3-2), La Paz National High School (3-2), San Agustin (2-3), City High (1-4), and Pavia (0-6).Cash prizes of P5,000, P3,000 and P2,000 plus trophies await the champion, first runner-up and second runner-up, respectively. The monthlong volleyball league will resume action on Sept. 30./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full] [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’ Dumangas, Santo Niño still unbeaten in 14-U volley ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=’30’ subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]DUMANGAS and Santo Niño Elementary School stayed on top of their respective groups in the Iloilo 14 and Under Girls Volleyball League at the Central Philippine University gym in Iloilo City on Sunday.Dumangas maintained its unbeaten record with wins over Cabatuan (25-15, 21-25, 25-18) and Oton (20-25, 26-24, 25-15). CPU, meanwhile, stayed on second place with wins over Hua Siong (25-14, 25-23) and Cabatuan (26-24, 25-15).
FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The annual Industry Outlook Forum is coming to Kenai next week, but the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District says this year’s event will be just one day. Registration is open through Friday, January 6. Click here for further details. Dillon: “We heard from a lot of the presenters, and a lot of the folks that come to the event, that they’d like to see just one day. Especially with how things have been moving along the last couple of years. They said, ‘If there’s any way to squeeze into just one day, have less networking, more presentations, we’d like to see it.’ So when Caitlin and I sat down and worked on the agenda, that was our number one goal, to make sure to jam pack, there’s really no flexibility in the scheduling, it goes from one person to another, but it’s straight through, from 8:30 in the morning until 7 o’clock at night.” The keynote speakers will be Alaska Gasline Development Corporation President Keith Meyer and Kenai Peninsula State Senator Peter Micciche. Dillon: “We’ve got a variety of folks, we’re going to start out with Mike Navarre, to give an overview of the entire Kenai Peninsula and what he sees happening, Alyssa Shanks, she’s an economist for the state, then we’ve got several different local entrepreneurs, we’ve got a workforce outlook panel that includes Cathy LeCompte, thenew AVTEC Director, Bob Hammer from the construction academy, Sean Dusek, Gary Turner, and Rachel O’Brien.” KPEDD Executive Director Tim Dillon says the forum will be held Wednesday, January 11th, at the Kenai Visitor’s and Cultural Center…
IPGC Golf from The Tara CourtSunday, June 11, Green Valley – MedalWe had what was our smallest group ever out here for our monthly medal at Green Valley, due in no small part to the condition of the course where now even people who are members do not think it is worth playing, and now that they have cored and sanded the greens it is even less attractive to play.Kevin O’Sullivan.Not great scoring, probably as putting was a lottery, and Kevin O’Sullivan came out the winner with a net seventy five. Joe Peters was playing his last game before going over to Ireland for a few months and today he came second, also with a net seventy five but losing the count back to Kevin. We also had two more players on the same score and on the count back Don Everett came third and Peter Henshaw fourth. 1st Kevin O’Sullivan (14) net 752nd Joe Peters (22) net 753rd Don Everett (22) net 754th Peter Henshaw (23) net 75Tuesday, June 13, Eastern Star – Stableford1st John Carlin (17) 37pts2nd Jerry Sweetnam (9) 35pts3rd Jon Batty (6) 33pts4th Kevin Blake (7) 32ptsWe had four groups out here at Eastern Star, which is not too bad for this time of year. We found the course in reasonable condition and although the greens had recently been cored and sanded, but they were ok. It is excellent value for money at the moment and well worth playing.John Carlin.John Carlin certainly likes this course and he was the winner today with thirty seven points. Jerry Sweetnam again also played well on what he probably regards as his home track and came second with thirty five points. Jon Batty took the third place with thirty three and Kevin Blake was fourth on thirty two.Thursday, June 15, Burapha – StablefordBlue Tees1st Gerry Hannan (12) 37pts2nd Jerry Sweetnam (9) 35pts3rd Jon Batty (6) 34ptsWhite Tees1st Stephen Doyle (12) 38pts2nd Russell Gilroy (19) 37pts3rd Andy Featherstone (6) 36ptsStephen Doyle.We were back here again today for our usual Thursday game at Burapha on another beautiful day for golf. We played the A and B courses and as usual gave our players a choice of tees, blue or white and we had some very good scores off both.Gerry Hannan was the winner off the blue tees with thirty seven points, which at 6,800 yards is an excellent score. Jerry Sweetnam was again steady and came second with thirty five points and Jon Batty came third with thirty four.Off the white tees, Stephen Doyle had the best score of the day and was the winner with thirty eight points, which included a birdie ‘2’. Russell Gilroy also beat his handicap and came second with thirty seven and this also included a ‘2’. Andy Featherstone took the third place with thirty six points.
Golf from Tropical Golf Group Tuesday, Oct. 4, Khao Kheow – StablefordThose who play here regularly know this is a quality course, and also a really difficult one. The test today was the C & A nines and in fine weather we teed off and looked forward to another good day out.Landis Brooks (right) with John Pierrel.The fairways were great, if a little soft and the ball occasionally picked up a little mud, but the rough was really difficult and once you were in it you had to give it the greatest respect. The greens also played well, perhaps a little slow due to some damp in them but still more than reasonable. We zoomed around until the 12th hole where we came up behind ‘drive you mad’ 5-ball, and as per last month they did not let us through. It really is sad when this happens. I think enough said.Round over it was back to BJ’s and into the results. In the A Flight, 0 to 18, the winner was Werner Schwartz with 38 points on count back over Tommy Marshall in second and in third was John Pierrel with 37 points on count back over Gerd Riedler.In the B Flight the winner was Dick Warberg with 37 points ahead of a count back on 34 points that saw Patrice Poussier in second and Derek Brook third.Near Pins: Gerd Riedler, Patrick Poussier, Landis Brooks, Jim Ferris.Friday, Oct. 7, Silky Oak – StablefordSilky Oak is becoming a regular stop on the Tropical Golfers tour – is there any course with better scenery in the area? Arriving at the big facility, check-in was smooth and most golfers spent some time on the putting green before the long ride out to the first tee. And what a first tee it is! Ok folks, it’s not really a long carry, but for the first swing of the day it can be unnerving, and a few balls were put into retirement in front of a crowd. Look to buy them at the pro shop next time out!Silky Oak was in good condition – the fairways excellent and greens well covered, but a few complained the greens were a bit bumpy, probably from coring a couple months back. The weather, which started out hot, turned mild and was the best we’ve had for a long time. Despite all the water holes, Silky is famous for generating good scores, and today was no exception.In first place Landis Brooks showed everyone he hasn’t lost his touch after an extended trip to England by earning 40 points off his enviable 8-handicap. John Pierrel (H/cap 16) was a point back with 39, and Dick Warberg (20) kept up his recent good form with 38 points, and deserving to win the count-back over Brian Parish with a 70-foot birdie putt on 18.Near Pins: Anders Pedersen, Barry Elphick, Peter Bailey, Landis Brooks, Don Carmody.
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