DT, Vodafone pitch for Germany 5G supremacy

first_img Deutsche Telekom (DT) and Vodafone Germany provided bullish updates on the progress of their respective 5G rollouts, promoting dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) and detailing plans for what they claim to be superior coverage.In a statement, Deutsche Telekom said it was launching “Germany’s largest 5G initiative”, which targets covering more than half of the country’s population with the new network technology by the end of 2020.The company noted it was making high-speed services available in cities, while providing access in rural areas with a range of frequencies and technologies including DSS.Meanwhile, in its own statement, Vodafone claimed to be the first operator in the market to use DSS in the 700MHz band to offer 5G and 4G services, covering 10 million people.The operator said combination of the technology and band provided connectivity over a wider area and improved propagation into buildings compared with current network services and those using other frequencies.It also noted using this band would mean “no threat of an antenna forest”: it began deploying DSS for 5G today (23 April).The latest updates come six months after the operators, alongside Telefonica Deutschland, unveiled a rural coverage pact to speed-up and reduce the cost of providing 5G across the country. It also helps to meet strict coverage targets imposed as part of the terms of Germany’s maligned spectrum sale.Other playersIn its latest update on 5G, issued in March, Telefonica said it was expanding the network in the country’s five largest cities as part of a multi-billion euro investment programme.By the end of 2022 it expects to cover the 30 largest urban areas, in addition to rural initiatives.1&1 Drillisch, Germany’s other licensed 5G operator, last month reported construction of its network was being delayed by restrictions brought about by measures to contain Covid-19 (coronavirus). It, however has a deal in place with Telefonica’s unit to lease infrastructure in the meantime. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Author Chris Donkin AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 23 APR 2020 5GDeutsche TelecomGermanyTelefonica DeutschlandVodafone Germany Previous ArticleMagic Leap cuts jobs in response to pandemicNext ArticleSwitzerland plans 5G emissions monitoring 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 Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Ditocenter_img Related Home DT, Vodafone pitch for Germany 5G supremacy Tags Telkomsel turns on 5G in major cities Asia Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelonalast_img read more

Coroner: Ga. Student’s Death In Police Custody Ruled Homicide

first_img Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Add to My List In My List Share Related Stories A Georgia coroner says a 22-year-old college student found dead in restraints at a county jail died from several blunt-force injuries to his head and upper body.Chatham County Coroner Bill Wessinger confirmed Thursday that last month he ruled the death of Matthew Ajibade of Savannah a homicide caused by blunt-force trauma.Ajibade was found dead Jan. 1 in a restraining chair at the Chatham County jail after he struggled with deputies booking him on a domestic violence charge. Authorities have not said how he died, citing an ongoing investigation.Will Claiborne, an attorney for Ajibade’s family, said his parents were “very distressed” to learn the cause and manner of death from their son’s death certificate.Sheriff Al St. Lawrence last month fired nine deputies in connection with Ajibade’s death. ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party For Whom The Bell Rings last_img read more

Absoft, Ross Offshore Team Up to Improve Drilling Processes

first_imgLeading independent SAP consultancy and software provider Absoft has secured a deal to support Norway-based drilling consultancy and project management services firm Ross Offshore AS to develop systems which improve efficiencies in drilling and completion projects by 60%.Ross Offshore AS and Absoft have combined expertise to develop an online portal optimising the performance of drilling and well operations in upstream oil and gas, using SAP business software.The portal streamlines activities and processes across projects by defining roles, responsibilities and ownership of drilling and well operations ranging from planning equipment and service requirements, procurement, warehousing and offshore activities, for all personnel.Absoft was chosen to handle licensing and technical installation of SAP to complement Ross Offshore AS’ extensive experience in drilling and well operations with operators and oilfield service companies in the Norwegian Continental Shelf.The deal is Absoft’s first license agreement in Norway and Scott Simpson, the company’s oil and gas business unit director, said: “This is a significant contract win, which strengthens our position on the Norwegian oil and gas market.“It’s a great boost for the business following our investment in offices in Stavanger, and achievement of SAP partner status in Norway, authorising us to resell SAP Business-All-in-One and SAP BusinessObjects products.”Absoft’s expertise in SAP and upstream oil and gas were decisive factors in Ross Offshore AS’ decision to partner with the company. Håvard Kalvatn, lead consultant at Ross Offshore AS, said: “We chose Absoft for this project due to their technical expertise of SAP in upstream oil and gas.“The drilling and well supply portal saves time, money and improves the quality of data used in operations by improving purchasing processes – allowing capital expenditure to be accurately monitored and controlled – and streamlining and simplifying processes which reduce administrative time spent by engineers in SAP by 60%.“As an established SAP partner in Norway, Absoft was already offering a wide range of services to operators and subcontractors in the market, and we found that their knowledge of tailoring SAP solutions for upstream oil and gas was a perfect match with Ross Offshore AS’ consultancy and project management services.”[mappress]September 2, 2013last_img read more

MV Carnival Liberty calls to Dominica

first_img Share LocalNews MV Carnival Liberty calls to Dominica by: – April 10, 2015 Share 223 Views   no discussions MV Carnival Liberty of Carnival Cruise Line (CCL) has made an unscheduled call to Dominica today Friday, April 10, 2015 at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth. The Ship with a passenger capacity of 2974 will be the third CCL vessel to Dominica for 2014/2015 cruise season. Shore side cultural welcome entertainment will be provided by local steel pan ensemble, Ti Bois and Rhythm and Steels and Phase Five. Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) is in constant discussions with Carnival Cruises for reinstatement of calls to the island. As such, an urgent call is being made to all tourism stakeholders, to ensure that guests expectations are met and exceeded as well as standards are maintained on the said day. Let us all do our best to ensure that the visitors aboard the Carnival Liberty make only good comments about their experience on island when they return to the ship.Cruise tourism is a major component of Dominica’s growing tourism sector. During the 2013/2014 cruise season, there were one hundred and eighty-eight (188) calls which translated into 282,404 passengers. Approximately, 191 cruise ships are expected to call to Dominica during the 2014/2015 season, bringing 292,210 visitors to the island. – / 6center_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweetlast_img read more

Trophy Stall sponsored Beach Volleyball tournament serves off today at No.63 Beach

first_imgThe Berbice Volleyball Association male, female and novices beach competitions will get underway today at the Number 63 beach and not yesterday as was previously reported. Sponsored by the renowned Ramesh Sunich of the popular Trophy Stall Establishment, the competitions have attracted volleyball players from Orealla to Mahaicony and play is scheduled to get underway from 10am.The tournament which will be contested in the handicap format, will be used to select the top male and female pairs to represent Berbice in a beach volleyball tournament set for French Guiana later this year.last_img read more