Russian government urges operators to use local equipment

first_img The Russian government wants locals operators to ensure 85 per cent of their equipment is produced in the country by 2020 as the telecoms industry’s dependence on foreign manufacturers poses a security risk.According to a report by the RBC news agency, a special group of the government also wants local producers of telecom equipment to be charged less VAT and income tax, as well as less social insurance tax. The latter is levied on both employers and employees to fund social security programmes.Customs duties for imported components of equipment will be reduced and a plan has been proposed to change licensing requirements for operators, which will include limitations on the use of foreign equipment.The move has received criticism from some who believe it could lead to higher prices for telecom services and a decline in quality.However, the proposal fits within a wider trend in Russia, where the government last year met Sailfish as it looked to lessen the dominance in the country of Google’s Android.Back in July, VimpelCom, MegaFon and MTS argued that a new law that gives the government wide-ranging surveillance powers could leave the mobile industry facing a bill for $34 billion, on top of damaging civil liberties. Thrive – News Related Apple tipped for Russian app first Russia fines Apple for apps market abuse Saleha Riaz AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 12 SEP 2016 Previous ArticleMTN rolls-out scheme to increase black ownershipNext ArticleBlog: Smart city debate shifts to talk of humanising services center_img Author Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating content, writing blogs and reports as well as conducting feature interviews…More Read more Home Russian government urges operators to use local equipment GSMA tips 5G to gain Eurasia foothold within 5 years Russia Tags last_img read more

NTT Ltd. to power virtual ‘global stadium’ experience for Tour de France fans

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom – 26 August 2020 – Today NTT Ltd., the official technology partner to A.S.O., announced it will bring the Tour de France 2020 to fans through innovative technology, which will allow them to watch the race from their homes in a unique way and be part of a ‘global stadium’ experience. Due to the impact of Covid-19, 70 remote NTT employees will operate from five continents to support the three-week long race that takes place from 29 August to 20 September 2020.NTT has developed a ‘Virtual Zone Technique’ that brings together different technologies to deliver its Tour de France services remotely for the first time. This will keep staff safe while supporting the running of the race and providing an enhanced experience for fans.To create a digital ‘global stadium’ for fans who can’t be at the roadside this year, NTT and A.S.O. has made use of its advanced, real-time, data analytics capabilities. Live data and analytics will be featured across multiple channels including:A brand new Augmented Reality Data (AR) app: In addition to the live race footage, the app will provide selected users with a unique way of viewing and interacting with live race data and the amazing landscapes of the Tour de France. For the first time this will allow fans to appreciate the scale of the event in 3D from their home. With an unprecedented view from the sky, they will see the riders among the mountains, valleys, rivers and lakes and have access to interactive live data on the race whilst feeling like they’re actually viewing the race from a helicopter.Additional data for live television broadcast: NTT Ltd. and A.S.O. will provide new data insights and visualizations as part of the live television broadcast. This will provide a fresh way of seeing and understanding the race, and how each team is performing.The @letourdata social channel: The data shared across the @letourdata channel will allow fans to keep up to date with what is going on with the race, even if they’re on the move. It will also provide deeper insight into how the cyclists are performing, their team strategies and predictions from the #NTTPredictor.The official ‘Tour de France Fantasy’ game: Gamification of the race will enhance the experience for fans, with machine learning predictions provided by #NTTPredictor at every stage. Fans are able to immerse themselves in the Tour de France experience, competing with other like-minded fans!The Tour de France Race Center: The live-tracking platform of the Tour de France has also been completely re-developed for 2020 to enhance the user experience, and leverage cutting edge cloud platform services. Race Centre 2.0 provides a second screen experience, showcasing key race data, live rider telemetry and other insights including race predictions and race commentary.NTT’s managed services will safeguard the operational success of the race. Managed collaboration services will enable the global technology support team to communicate and a secure-by-design approach will enable real-time threat management, ensuring security.Ruth Rowan, Chief Marketing Officer, NTT Ltd. commented: “This is not just a first for the Tour de France, but a first for sport; everything we would previously have done physically has been moved to a remote environment. Sport has the power to inspire and we wanted the public to enjoy the race this year even if they can’t be at the roadside. Our work with A.S.O. has shown how, when we work together, we can find solutions to do great things. Innovation means fans will see the race in a different way, actually get closer to the action and more people than ever before can enjoy it safely.”For its 40,000 employees, NTT Ltd. has also launched its Tour de France Hackfest – a competition where anyone from across the business can suggest future innovations for the race in support of creating the largest connected stadium in the world. The initiative encourages employees to think differently and celebrates the company’s innovation culture.Rowan continues: “The approach we are taking at the Tour de France this year will revolutionise how sporting events are delivered in the future. We are using technology to take the fan experience to the next level. The new challenges we’ve addressed in preparing for this year’s race are inspiring our team to develop many more fantastic ideas to attract a new generation of digitally savvy fans.”Yann Le Moenner, Chief Executive, A.S.O commented: “Over the last five years, we have built the Tour de France with NTT Ltd. and we have continued our digital transformation journey under unique circumstances this year. People have seen the benefits from sport even during the pandemic. Many people exercised during lockdown and now even more people are cycling to travel around. We can use technology to ensure the fan experience is richer than ever. These changes are good for the world. For example, if we can use the Tour de France as a platform to accelerate cycling in cities, we can improve people’s health and lessen our impact on the environment.”Find out more on our 2020 Tour de France microsite.last_img read more

All Together Los Alamos Accepting Requests For Assistance For Housebound Residents During COVID-19 Emergency

first_imgOmega Canyon Bridge. Courtesy photoATLA News:All Together Los Alamos is accepting requests for assistance from Los Alamos County residents who are housebound during the COVID-19 public health emergency.The all-volunteer group of local residents is working to provide information on resources and services to people who need assistance during these difficult times. The aim is to supplement where needed the services already being provided by local senior centers and local non-profits.All Together Los Alamos plans to assist homebound residents with:Simple “well-check” phone calls;Directing people to available resources;Providing simple over-the-phone support when possible to help set up communication methods such as video- chatting;Picking up groceries, prescriptions or other essential items and delivering them to homes.The group also will provide information to local online and print newspapers, local social media and KRSN radio.Anyone in need of assistance may register a request for assistance at the All Together Los Alamos website https://sites.google.com/view/alltogetherlosalamos/home or call 505.500.4116 for more information.Volunteers also are invited to register at the same address.last_img read more

IHC Merwede Names ‘Al Bahar’ (The Netherlands)

first_imgIHC Merwede has successfully named and launched the 23,545kW self-propelled cutter suction dredger ‘AL BAHAR’ C/D HUTA 12 in a ceremony on 8 March 2014 at the company’s shipyard in Kinderdijk, The Netherlands.It is building the innovative vessel for Huta Marine Works, which is based in Saudi Arabia.The ceremony was performed by Ms Sylvia Wuebbens, the daughter of Mr M. Wuebbens, the Managing Director of Huta Marine Works.The contract for the design, construction and delivery of the vessel was signed between Huta Marine Works and IHC Holland, part of IHC Merwede, on 11 October 2012. The keel was laid on 14 August 2013 and the ship will be delivered in the third quarter of 2014.‘AL BAHAR’ C/D HUTA 12 has been designed and built using the latest technological developments. She is equipped with separate accommodation for the sailing and operating crews, a travelling deck crane and azimuth thrusters.Special attention has been paid to the maintenance features and accessibility. The vessel will be deployed predominantly on both sides of the Arabian Peninsula, where she will dredge hard soil in difficult climatic conditions.Additional informationLength overall 122.5mBreadth 21.7mDepth 6.8mDraught 5mDredging depth 28mTotal installed power 23,545kWSpeed 9 knotsAccommodation 40 peopleIHV Merwede, March 9, 2014last_img read more

Leti, Mentor Jointly Introduce Advanced Emulator Service for European Chipmakers

first_img New chassis and cards representing an emulation capacity of 50 Mgates at this stage (upgradable on demand) Dedicated and secure network for customers Servers dedicated to this offer, connected to a secure network to manage emulation with internal tools. Leti, in a joint collaboration, will now be providing access to the Mentor Veloce emulator to SMEs and startups along with introducing emulation technology for companies. The Veloce emulator by Mentor, a Siemens subsidiary, is a high-capacity, high-speed, multi-application tool for emulation of system-on chip (SoC) designs that was installed at Leti in 2013.Emulation is a vital process for more efficient development of complex digital circuits that includes debugging the design at early stages and validating the upstream, onboard software operation. The Veloce emulator accelerates block and full SoC register-transfer level (RTL) simulations during all phases of the design process, ending the long delay between starting simulations and getting results. It enables pre-silicon testing and debug, can use real-world data, while both hardware and software designs are still fluid.Veloce dramatically speeds up the design cycle, because it is 1,000 times faster than traditional RTL simulation tools. With it, it is now possible to verify multi-processor circuits that have several billion transistors – a real competitive advantage that improves return on investment and speeds time to market. But because this powerful tool represents a major investment for microelectronics manufacturers or design houses, Leti is launching this special emulation service to provide partners direct access to this technology and the benefits it offers.The Leti offer, which targets European chipmakers, includes Leti’s expert support, such as taking control of device design, optimized implementation within the emulator, debug and analysis of results. The network architecture is designed so that Leti partners in this program can remotely view emulation progress or retrieve results. The company will also provide access and support to additional specific tools available in its Grenoble facility, as needed.To ensure data security, the emulator offer will include:last_img read more