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Pakistan to auction 850MHz spectrum ahead of 1.8GHz band

first_img Pakistan’s Finance Minister approved a proposal to auction off the 850MHz band before holding an auction for the 1.8GHz spectrum that was unsold in the 4G sale in 2014.Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, who chaired a high-level telecoms meeting, agreed that an appropriate amount of spectrum needs to be made available to the telecoms sector, the Pakistan Observer reported. No date or quantity was set for the proposed auction.The meeting reviewed the spectrum demand outlook, while also considering the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority’s (PTA) market assessment report prepared by an international consultant.The consultant hired by the telecoms regulator reported in December that the market is not ready for another auction. It found mobile operators are struggling with low margins and aren’t interested in investing in the spectrum within the next 12 months. The operators also complained about high taxes, low return on investments and weak economic growth.The finance ministry pushed PTA to hold the auctions twice last year, but both times the sale was pushed back after all five operators said they would not participate. 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 Tags Hong Kong readies next 5G spectrum sale AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 19 APR 2016 Author Related Asia center_img Previous ArticleIndonesia’s Smartfren expands 4G to 188 citiesNext ArticleSingapore set to be payments battleground for Apple, Samsung Bangladesh 4G auction raises $898M India to issue 4G spectrum auction invitations HomeAsiaNews Pakistan to auction 850MHz spectrum ahead of 1.8GHz band 1.8GHz4G spectrum850MHzPakistanspectrum auction Joseph Waring last_img read more


Surge in LPWA can help wearables break free from smartphone – ARM

first_img Kavit Majithia HomeM360 2016 Europe Article Surge in LPWA can help wearables break free from smartphone – ARM ARMLittle Riotwearables Previous ArticleTelenor slams Danish deal collapse as “disaster” for consumersNext ArticleFeature: Mobile 360 Europe highlights Tags 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 14 JUN 2016 Author LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360 EUROPE: David Maidment, lead mobile strategist at ARM, predicted the development of Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks could potentially lessen the reliance today’s wearables have on the smartphone.Maidment, speaking on a Wearables panel session at the Brussels event, said that while a number of vendors were developing wearables with inbuilt 4G connectivity, challenges could lie ahead with cellular connectivity “conceived for the smartphone era,”, meaning battery life would be significantly impacted on such a device.He said that wearables had been held back in terms of decoupling completely for the smartphone, but this could change with networks being developed that consume lower power.“Connectivity is an interesting point because it touches the way the user interacts with their device, so if I have to take my smartphone with me for my wearable to work, it will limit how I use it,” he said. “Narrowband IoT for LPWA, for example, will consume less energy and break the model, and decoupling the wearable from the smartphone makes sense in some use cases.”Stuck in the 1970sAlso on the panel, Joanna Montgomery, founder of start-up Little Riot, which has developed a wristband enabling people to hear each other’s heartbeat on the device, described the fact that everything still has to connect to a phone as “annoying”.“The whole point of our product is the fact that we don’t have to look at a screen,” she said. “The technology is still not there for the wearable to be standalone.”Montgomery also had some strong views on the industry’s reliance on the screens, which is still the “starting point for everything”.“We are stuck in the 1970s,” she lamented. “We are connecting things to the internet, but it all comes back to the screen. What good is it to automate everything if this is what it goes back to, an old piece of technology.”last_img read more


Bootsy Collins Shares New Track “Jam On” Ft. Snoop Dogg, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer [Listen]

first_imgAlthough The Power of The One won’t include a collaboration alongside Buckethead as Collins had hinted earlier this year or his recent “Stars” single featuring Dr. Cornel West, Steve Jordan, and Béla Fleck, the forthcoming project will feature an impressive mix of guest musicians. In addition to Snoop Dogg and Taz, The Power of The One also features Branford Marsalis, Victor Wooten, jazz guitarist George Benson, Dr. West, Christian McBride, Christone “KINGFISH” Ingram, Larry Graham.Bootsy Collins will celebrate the release of The Power of the One with a livestream event billed as the Bootsy Collins Album Release Galactic Birthday Bash. The stream kicks off on October 23rd at 9 pm E.T. Stream tickets are available here.Check out a full listing of tracks and guests on The Power of The One below:Bootsy Collins – The Power of The One – Track ListingFunk Formula 1The Power of the One (feat. George Benson & Williams Singers)Slide Eazy (feat. Ellis Hall & Rod Castro)Creepin’ (feat. Christone “KINGFISH” IngramJam On (feat. Snoop Dogg & Brandon “Taz” Niederauer)Lips Turn Blue (feat. Emmaline)Funkship Area – 51 (feat. Christian McBride & Brother Nature)Bewise (feat. Robert “Bewise” Harding)Soul Not 4 Sale (feat. Hollywood Anderson)Club Funkateers (feat. Branford Marsalis, Danielle René Withers & Victor Wooten)Wantme2stay (feat. Uche Ndubizu, Branford Marsalis & Larry Graham)Funktropolis (feat. Johnny Davis & Brother Nature)Wishing Well (feat. Ellis Hall)Bootsy off Broadway (feat. Emmaline, Frankie Kash Waddy & Christian McBride)Stargate (feat. Ellis Hall, Victor Wooten, EmiSunshine & Dr. Cornel West)Stolen Dreams (feat. Rod Castro, Henry Invisible & Brother Nature)View Track Listing and Guests Seminal funk bassist Bootsy Collins has released a new track, “Jam On”, featuring special guests Snoop Dogg and Brandon “Taz” Niederauer. The track is one of sixteen set to appear on Collins’ forthcoming album, The Power of The One, due out on Friday, October 23rd via Bootzilla Records / Sweetwater Studios.On “Jam On”, Snoop makes himself at home quickly over Bootsy’s spacey bass grooves, rhyming with his swagger patented swagger over the distortion. “Working with Snoop is always like a breath of fresh air,” Collins told Rolling Stone. “He is always connected to the streets and the outer-more sensitive limits of the universe. Like a well-oiled machine, he’s always livin’ the dream.”The Parliament-Funkadelic vibes are alive and strong on the tune thanks to Bootsy and Taz, the 17-year-old guitar phenom, whose nimble riffs are laced in throughout the song alongside backing vocals from Midnight Star’s Belinda Lipscomb.As Niederauer tells Live For Live Music about the session with Collins for “Jam On”, which took place back in January, “It was such an honor to be asked to play on this record. Bootsy is an absolute legend, and to be in the studio with him was an amazing experience I’ll never forget.”Snoop was not in the building for the session, though Bootsy told Rolling Stone it didn’t matter: “Snoop Dogg was so smooth with his thang, he could call in his part on the phone.”Listen to “Jam On” by Bootsy Collins featuring Snoop Dogg and Brandon “Taz” Niederauer below and check out a clip of the forthcoming music video for the song, due out next Friday along with the album’s release.Bootsy Collins ft. Snoop Dogg, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer – “Jam On”<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>last_img read more


SNSC gets $5,000 grant from Couch Foundation

first_imgVermont Business Magazine The Special Needs Support Center (SNSC) in Lebanon, NH, has received a $5,000 grant from Couch Family Foundation.  The grant will help SNSC further their mission of helping children and adults with special needs, and their families, meet their unique challenges through advocacy and program support. “All of our programs support families and individuals with special needs to become empowered through learning, sharing and collaborating with each other,” said Executive Director Laura Perez.  “We are grateful that the Couch Family Foundation has joined us as partners in creating and sustaining a healthy and mutually supportive community”.SNSC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and relies upon the generous support of individuals, businesses, and philanthropic organizations like the Couch Family Foundation to operate their programs.SNSC continues to raise funds to support their services.  To learn more about SNSC’s services, or contribute to their programs, go to www.snsc-uv.org(link is external) or call 603-448-6311.,Yeslast_img read more


Freeman set for move after telling Bristol City he wants out

first_imgSee also:QPR make offer for Bristol City winger FreemanQPR could look to sign Freeman on pre-contract agreementQPR have Ward bid rejected and discuss Freeman dealQPR pursuing deals for Ward and FreemanQPR still eyeing deal for Bristol City’s FreemanQPR set to seal signing of FreemanWhy Chery’s move to China was delayed  Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Local Area Millionaire Reveals How to Get Rich with Bitcoin, Without Buying Bitcoin x This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s Deleted. x Easy Way to Generate Extra Income x Last Nights Episode Left Viewers Speechless! x These Twins Were Named ‘Most Beautiful in the World,’ Wait Till You See Them Now x 20 Actors You Didn’t Know Were Gay – Number 16 Will Surprise You x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Lee Johnson has admitted that QPR target Luke Freeman has told Bristol City he wants to leave.Speaking after his side’s FA Cup defeat at Burnley, City boss Johnson revealed that winger Freeman refused to play at Turf Moor.The Robins have rejected an offer from Rangers for the 24-year-old, whose contract is due to expire at the end of the season. AdChoices广告City have insisted they do not want to sell. But with Freeman adamant he will not sign a contract and wants to move, Johnson has suggested that the player will leave ahead of Tuesday’s transfer deadline. “We wanted him to come along and be involved today but he made it clear he didn’t want to be,” Johnson told City’s website.“He didn’t feel he was mentally right to play and that tells a story in itself. It’s disappointing because you want your best players to be available. “He’s made it clear he wants to move on and that one is still pending so we’ll have to see what happens between now and Tuesday.”center_img Embed from Getty Imageslast_img read more


Top of Oxford’s Class: Kendra Ives, Hannah Smith, Robin Myatt

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — In recognition of the Sumner County graduating seniors, we are starting a new feature: “Top of the Class of 2019” featuring unique questions for those who were named Valedictorian, Salutatorian, and in Wellington’s case Summa Cum Laude. We are featuring one school per day in alphabetical order.Today’s school is Oxford.C0-Valedictorian: Kendra Ives.C0-Valedictorian: Hannah Smith.Salutatorian: Robyn Myatt. So what are some of these students favorites?… KENDRA IVES Parents: Kirk and Holly Ives.List of high school accomplishments: Superintendent’s honor roll, Kansas Honor Scholar, Valedictorian, 4.0 GPA, KWCH Top of the Class, first in class.Future aspirations: I plan to attend K-State in the fall and major in Kinesiology/Pre-med from there, I will study and prepare for whichever medical profession is best for me.Favorite past time: Exercising.Favorite T.V. Show: Friends.Favorite Movie: The Breakfast Club.Favorite Book: Percy Jackson Series.Favorite Teacher: Mr. Burkes.People I admire most: My parents.Most memorable school moment: Getting straight 1s (highest ranking) at state large group band four years in a row.Favorite Quote: “Sometimes you just have to let things go and move on.” Mr. Burkes.———HANNAH SMITHParents: Toni Baalmann and Mike Smith.List of high school accomplishments: Valedictorian, Kansas Honor Scholar, Governor’s Scholar.Future aspirations: Neonatal Pediatrician.Favorite past time: Dance.Favorite T.V. Show: Hannah Montana.Favorite Movie: Twilight Saga.Favorite Book: Twilight Saga.Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Auritt or Mr. Burkes.People I admire most: My mother.Most memorable school moment: When we got lost in Joplin on our senior trip.Favorite Quote: “It takes a village.”———ROBYN MYATTParents: Teresa Woodward and Doug Myatt.List of high school accomplishments: None listed.Future aspirations: Attend K-State and major in English.Favorite past time: Dancing.Favorite T.V. Show: How I met your mother.Favorite Movie: Mean Girls.Favorite Book: Since you’ve been gone.Favorite Teacher: Colby Patton.People I admire most: My dad and sister Sam.Most memorable school moment: Anyone of the times Kyanna, my friend, fell out of her chair.Favorite Quote: “There is no better time than the present.”last_img read more


Porn perfect at Green Valley

first_imgPin, Porn and Lak.PSC Golf from The Billabong BarWednesday, June 20, Green Valley – StablefordThe sun decided to hide behind a curtain of cloud for most of the first nine holes, accompanied by a strong breeze, making things a little more difficult, but maintaining a most pleasant temperature.The wind had no effect on the ladies scores, however, for half of those playing carded a better than par round. Miss Lynn had 12 pars in her round of 39 points but was not on the podium, which also applied to Miss Nu on 40 points losing on a countback to Miss Lak who had 23 points on the way home for third place. Miss Pin was hoping for better than 41 points when she already had 38 standing on the 16th tee, but a delighted Miss Porn, despite three 1-pointers on her card, could not be caught with 43 points to take the honours. The men could not match these scores for the wind obviously had the better of the encounter. Four players were vying for fourth place on 31 points but Arch Archibald, who had 7 holes for 1 point or less, was the best of this group. Selwyn Wegner stuttered on the front nine with only 15 points but recovered to 34 points and took third place. Auk Engelkes let too many shots get away from him on the back nine and had to settle for second spot on 36 points. Jason Barnett, playing off his 5 handicap, won the day on 37 points.Two ‘2’s going came from Arch Archibald and Keith Allen.Friday, June 22, Burapha – StablefordBurapha A and B loops today and with 5 groups playing we got away on time and were back in the locker room in under 4 hours. The course was in great condition as usual with fast greens and fairways that were great for your second shot.The scoring was not too bad with 35 points by Rick Culley taking third place. In second spot was Gary Ritchie, playing to his 7 handicap with 36 points, but capturing the line honours was Nicky Shaw, a man who didn’t get much sleep the night before but still managed to conjure up 42 points, to take the win.There were five ‘2’s, coming from Jason Barnett, Bob Scott, Gary Ritchie, Rick Culley and Ramsay Smith.last_img read more