Operators urged to adjust business model in OTT battle

first_img CTIACTIA 2013OTTPingerSprintTechnology AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 22 MAY 2013 LIVE FROM CTIA 13, LAS VEGAS: Operators will continue to play a vital role in the mobile value chain despite the rise of OTT players but it is imperative they alter their business models in order to remain relevant. That was the message from a conference session here this afternoon featuring representatives from US operator Sprint and messaging player Pinger.Speaking on a panel session about the competition between operators and OTT players, Greg Woock, co-founder and CEO of messaging company Pinger (pictured, left), said mobile networks have an inherent value that means users will continue to pay operators for connections and phone numbers.“I don’t think that the phone number will go away or the carrier becomes obsolete. I don’t think the carrier becomes a dumb pipe, I think the user becomes a smart pipe,” Woock said.Comparing mobile networks to the web, Woock said that services like Google and Facebook make money despite being free to use. “So people will figure out how to make money. You’ll still pay for that connectivity and you’ll buy the best connectivity that you can get.”“The network is important. The application is somebody else’s application. So [operators] can make money from the network and they’re going to continue to make money doing that,” Woock noted.Kevin McGinnis, Sprint VP of product platforms (pictured, right), argued that operators will not just run the networks and allow OTT players to make money and innovate.“I have a software development team and I don’t think there’s any reason why I can’t compete in that space with everyone else. I’m not going to be relegated into just being a pipe,” he said, adding that operators should develop their own OTT products as well as better exploit the intelligence of their networks.McGinnis acknowledged that operators should work out how to partner with OTT players to improve the user experience and potentially develop new revenue models. “We do have to find a way to compete from an innovation perspective,” he said. CTIA urges focus on 5G equality, closing divide Author Tags Tim joined Mobile World Live in August 2011 and works across all channels, with a particular focus on apps. He came to the GSMA with five years of tech journalism experience, having started his career as a reporter… More Read more Sunrise lanza un smartphone seguro para niños Related Home Operators urged to adjust business model in OTT battle Tim Ferguson Previous ArticleMobile industry urged to encourage diversityNext ArticleCTIA 13: Day 1 video highlights Thrive North America gives 5G top billinglast_img read more

Derry consultant says they’re ‘struggling to find beds’ for Covid patients

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Derry consultant says they’re ‘struggling to find beds’ for Covid patients Twitter Previous articleMinister says ‘no plan’ to extend mid term school closureNext article56 new Covid cases confirmed in Donegal, 814 nationally News Highland Pinterest Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp By News Highland – October 11, 2020 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA A hospital consultant in Derry says they’re “struggling to find beds” for Covid-19 patients in intensive care today.The Derry-Strabane area has the highest rate of Covid-19 infection anywhere in Ireland or the UK.One thousand and sixty-six people tested positive in the six counties in the last 24-hours.Respiratory consultant at the Altnagelvin Hospital, Martin Kenny, is worried about keeping other services going there.Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Kenny-derryvirus6.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Northern Ireland has recorded 1,066 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours.There has also been one further death.It brings the total number of cases in the North to more than 20 thousand.30 per cent of them have been diagnosed in the last week. Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+last_img read more

Former Reggae Boy Kenardo Forbes makes United Soccer League (USL) move

first_imgFormer Reggae Boy, Kenardo Forbes, has been signed to a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.Forbes, a former USL All-League midfielder, is making the switch from Rochester Rhinos, who have been targeted by Pittsburgh new head coach Bob Lilley.Lilley was coach of the Rhinos before taking up a post at Pittsburgh.Lilley has ensured Forbes will have company, having brought Jordan Dover, Christiano Francois, Raymond Lee and Dan Lynd from Rochester as well.“Kenardo was the most influential player in Rochester over the past two seasons,” said Lilley.“His ability to dictate the tempo of the game and his leadership qualities were critical to our success. He is a player that is consistently good and always seems to show up in the biggest moments.”Forbes has had 19 assists in three seasons for the Rhinos, leading all midfielders from the USL side, and was made captain last year.The 29-year-old midfielder debuted for the Reggae Boyz in 2010, going on to play three games, but fell off the radar for a spell before joining the Rhinos in 2015.Before his debut for the Reggae Boyz, Forbes was a star in Jamaica’s Manning Cup with Bridgeport High School before going on to play for Naggo Head FC, and then Portmore United. He would end up playing for Waterhouse FC before moving overseas.last_img read more

Stingrays win a nail-biter

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Groundwork for water

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Alleged assault on public transport

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Dermot Weld Takes Last Classic Of The Season As McCoy Rolls Back The Years…

first_imgA.P McCoy wins the Pat Smullen Champions Race For Cancer Trials Ireland on QuizicalThe Curragh.Photo: Patrick McCann/Racing Post Chris Hayes gave a riding masterclass his predecessor wouldbe proud of on Search For A Song who dictated the 1m6f Classic to win for Weldand Moyglare at 10-1.Hayes revealed afterwards that a pre-race chat with Smullenwas key to his tactical approach in a Leger that will be recalled for thedaring of the rider in defiance of things going wrong, Search For A Song verykeen but taking it up with around six furlongs to go“Nothing went right,” Hayes admitted. “I’d aplan in my head and spoke to Pat. He didn’t say a whole pile but what he saidgave me the confidence that if I got in a rhythm, be it last, first or fifth,let her go.“I knew early on I was getting in a row with her andthere was no point. The Oaks was a mess here and I decided to do what I did. Itwas a great performance from her.”Earlier on the card Pinatubo had seasoned Curragh racegoersstruggling for superlatives after an incredible nine-length rout in the GoffsVincent O’Brien National Stakes.Charlie Appleby’s colt, in the colours of Godolphin,trounced his rivals under William Buick in the premier two-year-old race of theseason in Ireland, leaving his trainer in awe.“James (Doyle) said at Goodwood in the first half ofthe race he wasn’t really travelling; three down here it was worrying again. Athome he won’t pick the bridle up,” Appleby said.“He is a trainer’s dream. I gave him a gallop duringthe week with some of the nicer two-year-olds, trying to give myself a bit ofconfidence and I think we did the reverse to be honest: they out-galloped him!“You don’t get confidence at home but at the track,what can you say? The way he has won there I see no reason why we do not go tothe Dewhurst Stakes.“I’ve been very lucky to have some nice two-year-oldsso far but he’s amazing. He just doesn’t do it in the morning.“We’ve seen the change in him over the past six weeks;people were saying is he just a two-year-old? I can’t fault him.”The other Group 1 race, the Derrinstown Stud Flying FiveStakes, continued Aidan O’Brien’s amazing weekend, 12-1 Fairyland defeatingstablemate So Perfect by a short head under Ryan Moore. Buffer Zone took theIrish Stallion Farms EBF ‘Bold Lad’ Sprint Handicap for Ger Lyons and ColinKeane. Stone Circle scooped the €147,500 prize for victory in the TattersallsIreland Super Auction Sale Stakes under Andrea Atzeni for Michael Bell and thefinale, the Irish Stallion Farms EBF ‘Northfields’ Handicap, went to 12-1 OneCool Poet, who had created history by winning thrice at the Galway Festival fortrainer Matthew Smith and rider Billy Lee this summer.In truth, this was a hugely emotional day, with the TonyMcCoy-ridden Quizzical landing a special win for a thrilled Sheila Lavery inthe Pat Smullen Champions Race for Cancer Trials Ireland. “I can’t believethey left McCoy alone in front,” Smullen laughed, adding that he was“overcome” by the race.Legendary former commentator Dessie Scahill called themhome, while the other riders taking part were Ruby Walsh, Johnny Murtagh,Charlie Swan, Joseph O’Brien, Ted Durcan, Paul Carberry, Richard Hughes andKieren Fallon.Attendance for day two of Longines Irish Champions Weekendwas 10,075, bringing the total weekend attendance 23,508.Pat Keogh, CEO of the Curragh Racecourse, said: “We’ve had awonderful Longines Irish Champions Weekend of racing where the action on thetrack truly lived up to the ‘Champions’ billing.“On Saturday we saw some incredible racing with Magical andIrridessa taking the Group 1s, the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes and the CoolmoreFastnet Rock Matron Stakes.“Today at the Curragh we had an incredibly fitting winner ofthe Comer Group International Irish St Leger with the Moyglare Stud-owned andDermot Weld-trained Search For A Song.“Pinatubo confirmed his sheer class in the Goffs NationalStakes and Aidan O’Brien’s stunning weekend was capped with a classy victoryfor Love in the Moyglare Stud Stakes and Fairyland in the Derrinstown StudFlying Five.“And nobody will forget the thrilling finish to the Champions Race for Cancer Trials Ireland, with nine champions giving their all, in support of their friend Pat Smullen.  AP McCoy and Sheila Lavery teamed up with Quizical to win and spark incredible scenes here at the Curragh.”A.P McCoy with Pat Smullen after winning the Pat Smullen Champions Race For Cancer Trials Ireland on Quizical The Curragh. Photo: Patrick McCann/Racing Postprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email On a day when the racing world came to support Pat Smullenin his quest to raise funds for Cancer Trials Ireland and awareness ofpancreatic cancer, it was almost written in the stars that the colours Smullenhas worn to so much success, those of Moyglare Stud, were carried to victory inthe Comer Group International Irish St Leger.center_img It was a day of champion performances and high emotion atthe Curragh as Dermot Weld landed the final Classic of the season and a classytwo-year-old trained in Britain marked himself down as a Classic contender ofthe highest order.last_img read more

Lis Named Southland Men’s Tennis Player of the Week for First Weekly Award of the Season

first_imgMen’s Tennis Player of the Week – Nikita Lis, LamarLis went 3-0 over the weekend, including leading Lamar to an upset win over 66th-ranked Louisiana-Lafayette on the road Saturday. The Kaliningrad, Russia (Lyceum No. 49), native finished the victory for the Cardinals with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Louisiana-Lafayette’s Jarred Wynan at No. 1 singles after teaming up with Michael Feucht for a 6-3  win at the No. 1 doubles spot. The sophomore followed up Saturday’s performance with a win at the No. 1 singles spot against No. 45 LSU, defeating 67th-ranked Tam Trinh 6-4, 2-6, (10-8) after his doubles match went unfinished tied at four a piece. FRISCO, Texas – Lamar sophomore Nikita Lis has been named Southland Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week in the first weekly award of the season, the league office announced Tuesday. Each school’s sports information director nominates and votes for the players of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his own player. To receive honorable mention, a player must receive votes from 25 percent of the Southland sports information directors.last_img read more