Ericsson targets cloud to open 5G

first_imgHome Ericsson targets cloud to open 5G 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 MásMóvil amplía su contrato con Ericsson Previous ArticleUS dealt another blow in WeChat ban sagaNext ArticleJapan government targets mobile cost reductions Related Español Former Ericsson employees charged in bribery case Authorcenter_img Kavit Majithia Ericsson, Leonardo team on 5G products Swedish vendor Ericsson outlined details of a new Cloud RAN portfolio, due to be released in 2021, aimed at offering operators more flexibility with their infrastructure builds and serve as a catalyst for more openness.The company stated Cloud RAN will be released in stages to match operators’ 5G rollout schedules, beginning in Q4 2021. It is designed to handle the compute functionality in the RAN, complementing purpose-built baseband offerings in the radio system portfolio.It is further intended to deliver network capabilities for large-scale and centralised 5G deployments, addressing new use cases for indoor, enterprise, stadium and beyond.Ericsson explained operators would also be able to “incrementally” add Cloud RAN capabilities to their existing 5G networks, because it is fully compatible with the vendor’s radio system portfolio, and is compatible with spectrum sharing, non-standalone and standalone 5G.The first stage covers low band 5G “to enable an easy transition to virtualised RAN” using commercial hardware platforms. It will also offer mid-band compatibility in future said Ericsson.Initially complementaryPer Narvinger, head of Product Area Networks at Ericsson, told Mobile World Live in an interview the company pictures the cloud-based solution complementing its traditional radio portfolio initially, but added there was a “long journey” ahead as to whether one “would precede the other”.Indeed, Ericsson has already thrown its support towards open RAN networks, backing itself to be a major player in the technology’s development.Narvinger believes the Cloud RAN would serve as the “foundation” for open innovation in the industry, and suggested Ericsson’s product perhaps had more credibility than rival offerings, given its strong position in the vendor market.Every major customer globally had trialled the cloud solution and the vendor is now developing a “roadmap for commercialisation”, added Narvinger. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore16 27 OCT 2020 Ericssonlast_img read more

Cut throat tender pricing

first_imgSo another year begins and listening to all the pundits this is going to be tougher than the last one.But what of tender prices? Inflation is allegedly running at near 4% (although it feels a lot higher to me) so tender prices on the up? No, not a bit.So what’s happening?Well I wonder how many tender bids are going in at lunchtime today that have been priced below net cost? I’d never be able to prove it but I suspect nearly all of them.So why is that?Well as we know there isn’t a lot of work around, and there’s probably still too many of us chasing that amount of work too…and clients know that. So more of you are being asked to tender…and do you consider you are pricing against like for like competition? No, is the most likely answer.So what to do?Go in as cheap as you can, beat the opposition, keep your team intact, gain a contribution to your overhead, pray the job goes well, there are lots of variations and changes to claw some money back, over value the job on interim valuations, screw the supply chain further (after all they never put in a sensible bid at tender stage, and if they did you ask them to knock it by 15-20% anyway), and oh that the client still has the funds from his finances to pay you!But consultants you’re not helping either.Don’t stuff your tenders with huge provisional sums because designs haven’t been resolved or you haven’t made your mind up, or the client hasn’t. Don’t include provisional quantities or items, keep your specifications tight and detailed to what you want. Don’t send out vague, confusing, incomplete, conflicting designs, drawings and information as the contractor will see this as a great opportunity. And please stop issuing tender addendums when you’ve only just sent out the documents, send it all out once and be done with it!And finally don’t burn everything you can possibly think of and put it on a cd, as all the contractors do is the same, but pass it on to the supply chain. And what happens? The man in a van gets it, doesn’t understand it, either doesn’t bother with it, puts in a price because he thinks he understands it, only to find he’s committed to something he doesn’t understand.Then he doesn’t do the job and leaves everyone with a problem.By way of an side, but on the same vein, we’ve got a project in the office that we are doing the bills of quantities for the contractor. Tucked away in part of the tender documents there’s a clause that states if your bid is above £7.2m don’t bother sending it in! (The job has already been tendered last year at around £8M, sent out again with no design changes, what do they expect I ask?)So clients don’t expect the impossible, but if you do ask for it be warned as if you step out of line, dither over a decision, play with the contractors cash flow expect the worst as it will come back and bite you!Thanks to John Langford for his [email protected] for being the inspiration for this.Derek Mynott is the managing director of quantity surveyor GF Partnership and a regular bloggerDerek also Tweets at http://www.twitter.com/gfpartnershiplast_img read more

Dancing for charity

first_imgNABEELAH MOHEDEENGroenvlei High School will host its third 12-hour dance-a-thon on Friday and Saturday May 6 and 7, to raise funds for the school’s outreach programme, The Sunflower Fund (“Matrics host dance-a-thon”, Athlone News, September 16, 2015). This project is aimed at creating awareness about leukaemia and funds will also be allocated to potential bone marrow donors who cannot afford the costs involved.This year’s neon-themed 12-hour dance-a-thon, organised by the staff and pupils, will host various DJs who have volunteered their services. The purpose of this event is to raise funds for the outreach project chosen by the matriculants. The dance-a-thon is open to all current and ex-pupils, pupils at neighbouring school as well any other under-21s who would like to take part. Security will be strict to ensure the safety all party-goers. The event will take place in the school hall from Friday May 6 at 6pm until 6am on Saturday May 7. Tickets are currently being sold at school at R40 each and will also be available at the door on the night. Contact the school at 021 703 2227 for ticket sales.last_img read more

Royal Wedding Invite For Dumfries Charity Workers

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInThe Usual Place a community cafe, and flexible training rooms which provides an excellent, fully accessible facility for the entire community in Dumfries is delighted to announce that  Amy Wright Chairperson and Heather Hall CEO have been invited to attend the Royal wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on May the 19th 2018 at  at Windsor Castle in England. The pair pair will be there to represent the work of The Usual Place in enabling young people with additional support needs achieve their civic and economic potential.Amy Wright told DGWGO “This is a very great honour for The Usual Place. The Hollywood Trust has supported the work of The Usual Place from its inception following the  Youth Matters  Conference funded by The Hollywood Trust in 2011.“The Hollywood Trust have generously offered to provide the funds required by Amy and Heather to attend.Amy Wright Continued  “This invitation has received a great deal of public interest highlighting the potential of young people with additional support needs. We know that when young people with additional support needs have access to individualised strengths based developmental support they are able to contribute equally to their communities. The Usual Place will continue to focus on working to achieve equality of opportunity in partnership with our partners in the public, third sector and local business.”last_img read more

Indians Promote Carter Hawkins and Matt Forman to Role of Assistant GM

first_img Related TopicsCarter HawkinsDerek FalveyMatt Forman Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Matt Loedecenter_img The Indians today announced that they have promoted Carter Hawkins as well as Matt Forman to the role of Assistant General Manager.The two will take over for Derek Falvey, who in early October was given the role of Executive VP by the Twins. That role became official at the end of the Indians season Wednesday night.Hawkins joined the club in 2008 and has spent the last two seasons as Director of Player Development. He will continue to lead the Player Development department and will assist Chris Antonetti and Mike Chernoff in all aspects of Baseball Operations.Forman is in his fourth season with the club and was promoted to Director of Baseball Operations prior to the 2016 campaign. He joined the club in January 2013 following a stint with Baseball America. He will assist Antonetti and Chernoff in all aspects of Baseball Operations and the club’s scouting and player procurement processes (Amateur, Pro and International Scouting). He graduated in 2011 from Northwestern.last_img read more

Google Search in Books goes live – And Amazon has it too

first_imgGooglehas just released its beta book search product GooglePrint (hat tip Diablo).The new service lets people search within the text of a book. Interestingly, I note thatAmazon has a searchinside this book feature too (how long has that been live? first time I’ve seen it).Both Google and Amazon searches are limited by copyright. In Google’s words: A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts richard macmanus Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting “…you’ll only able to see a limited portion – in some cases only a fewsentences – of books that are still under copyright. If the book has no copyrightrestrictions and is considered public domain, then you can browse the entire book.”I gave Google Print a test run and found the range of books I could search prettylimited.However I came across a fascinating result when I searched for my own name “macmanus”. The first search result was a book by Stephen Fox called The Mirror Makers: A History of American Advertising and Its Creators. Check out the following passage and note the eerie similarities with the previous post here on my blog, about abrand association-basedmodel for ads in RSS. The following is set in the early part of the 20th century:‘The leading advocate of advertising by atmosphere and suggestion was Theodore F.MacManus. As the star copywriter for General Motors, he produced ads specificallytailored to a particular kind of product. Cars like Buick and Cadillac were expensiveitems that customers bought infrequently, usually after careful planning and scrimping.So MacManus did not try to persuade his readers to go right out and buy the product.Instead, he aimed to build a durable image of reliable quality, year after year, thatwould send the consumer to General Motors whenever the big decision to buy was made.[…] in the same unhurried way that two people become friends, he aimed to build afriendship based on a slow accumulation of favorable impressions. “The real suggestion toconvey,” he insisted, “is that the man manufacturing the product is an honest man, andthat the product is an honest product, to be preferred above all others.”‘Looks like I may have a few things in common with Theodore MacManus, who diedin 1940 btw (hence the slightly sexist language!). What he was talking about in that passage, and other sections in the Fox book, has a lot in common with my proposed solution for RSS advertising. Weird also that I even used cars asthe main example in my post, without knowing anything about Theodore until today.All of this is something I probably would never have discovered, were it not for a way to search inside a book!nb: I had to type the above passage out, because Google prevents users from copyingand pasting. Hopefully in time that sort of copyright ‘fear and loathing’ from printpublishers will subside, as there are a world of benefits in letting Web users postextracts from books (see my interview last year with Tim O’Reilly for more on that).Anyway, back to Google Print. It had 24 pages to show me related to the “macmanus”search in the Fox book. Amazon had 25 pages to show me for that same search, so in that respect it seems thesearch quality for Google and Amazon is similar.SearchEngineWatchhas more info and ZDNet has a recent storyclaiming that “leading academic publishers” are accusing Google of “copyright violationon an unprecedented scale”.This is an interesting development from Google and Amazon, although it’s been in the works for a while. I’ll have more to say on this in future posts. In the meantime, I’m off to go buy that Stephen Fox book 😉 Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Google#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Juve handed Alex Sandro boost

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Juventus confirm Alex Sandro has made “significant improvement” from a thigh injury ahead of Saturday’s Serie A clash with Atalanta. Alex Sandro injured his left thigh during Brazil’s 1-0 defeat to Argentina last week, fuelling fears he could be sidelined for Juve. However, the club announced in a medical report this afternoon that he had made “significant improvement” and would be assessed daily. It now remains to be seen whether the left-back will be fit enough for the trip to Atalanta in three days’ time.last_img

Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina to play India A games against Bangladesh

first_imgShikhar Dhawan and Suresh Raina will get to test their fitness and form ahead of the South Africa series as the selectors today named them in India’ A squads for the upcoming home series against Bangladesh A.Left-handed opener Dhawan, who suffered a hand injury during the first Test against Sri Lanka and missed the remainder of the series, will lead the India A team in the three-day game against Bangladesh.Raina, who recently practised with the Dutch cricket team in the Netherlands, has been included in the One-day squad, which will be led by young Unmukt Chand.Prolific southpaw Raina has not played competitive cricket since Bangladesh ODI series in June.Bangladesh will play three ODI games and one three-day games against India A apart from playing a three-day game against Ranji champions Karnataka.The three ODIs (September 16, 18, 20) will be played in Bangalore and the three-day game will be played at the same venue from September 27th.The three-day game against Karnataka will be played in Mysore from September 22.ODI Squad: Unmukt Chand (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Manish Pandey, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Kuldeep Yadav, Jayant Yadav, Karn Sharma, Rishi Dhawan, S.Aravind, Dhawal Kulkarni, Rush Kalaria, Gurkeerat Singh Mann.Three-day match Squad: Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Abhinav Mukund, Karun Nair, Shreyas Iyer, Baba Aparajith, Naman Ojha, Jayant Yadav, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Shreyas Gopal, Abhimanyu Mithun, Varun Aaron, Ishwar Pandey, Sheldon Jackson.last_img read more

Cowboys face a titanic battle to stay at the top

first_imgThe Queensland Cowboys and the Queensland Titans have stamped themselves at the teams to beat heading into the Men’s Elite Eight semi-finals at the National Touch League. The standouts of the competition have both finished on 24 competition points at the end of the regular season, six points clear of their nearest rivals. Although hard to split, the Cowboys claim top spot because of an outstanding for and against after scoring 72 touchdowns in seven games. The reigning premiers will be favourites going into the finals series and their opposition are going to find it hard to stop them from going back-to-back. The Cowboys will face the New South Wales Mets in their semi-final after a horrible day’s play for the New South Welshmen. The Mets lost both of their games on day three after looking like they could push for a top-two finish. A one-touchdown loss to the Titans and a two-touchdown loss to the New South Wales Scorpions meant they slipped down to 4th. Playing the Cowboys in the semi-finals isn’t the worst result for the Mets after they pushed the Queenslanders all the way in their previous meeting. The Cowboys won that match 6-5, but the Mets will be confident they can get the job done. The Titans will play the Scorpions in tomorrow’s other semi-final and it promises to be a great contest. Their one previous meeting in the tournament resulted in a 7-6 nail biter that the Scorpions won. Last year’s grand finalists the New South Wales Mavericks will be watching on from the sidelines after failing to repeat last year’s efforts. The Mavericks finished 5th after a poor showing in defence throughout the tournament, with the team conceding 47 touchdowns in seven games. That was seven more than any team in the top four and this proved to be the difference. The Queensland Broncos and the Alliance also conceded 47 touchdowns for the tournament, with neither looking like a side of finals quality. One highlight was their clash on day three, with the Broncos winning 5-4 in a thriller. It pushed the Broncos to 6th place, one above the Alliance, and therefore they will feel they have bragging rights. The winless New South Wales Rebels failed to end their tournament on a high note, suffering comfortable losses to the Scorpions and the Mavericks on day three. It’s been a terrible competition for both the male and female Rebels sides, with each going through their respective Elite Eight competitions without a win. On a more positive note, talented Cowboy Shaun Francis finished the regular season with 14 touchdowns – leading the competition by five. He will be one of many Cowboys hoping to go all the way tomorrow when the Queensland side kicks off their finals campaign against the Mets at 12:25PM.Related LinksElite 8 Men Day 3last_img read more