UAE makes mobile broadband breakthrough in 700 MHz band

first_img P2P payment start-up eyes cashless Middle East role Richard Handford Related Previous ArticleIntel head takes hands-on roleNext ArticlemHealth impact in Brazil, Mexico could be huge – report Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more UAE bank ups mobile wallet reach The telecoms regulator in the United Arab Emirates has allocated spectrum in both the 700 MHz and 800 MHz bands for mobile broadband, making it the first in the EMEA region to do so.The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) is combining the 800 MHz band plan for Europe, Middle East and Africa with the lower portion of the Asia Pacific 700 MHz band.It is the first country in ITU Region 1, which covers Europe, Middle East and Africa, to offer mobile broadband in both bands. The regulator pointed to the benefits for the UAE’s operators in enabling affordable network deployment.“The UAE is predicting a rising demand for global harmonization of the APT 700 MHz band benefiting in the growing ecosystem of devices from Asia Pacific across the Middle East and Africa, through to Latin America,” added H.E. Majed Al Mesmar, deputy director general for the telecommunications sector.Mobile operators in the UAE will use the lower duplex of the Asia Pacific 700 MHz band, also known as APT700, as “a base line”, with the possibility of also using an additional 2 x 10 MHz for greater efficiency and public protection and disaster relief applications.  In addition, 5 MHz has also been considered for so-called direct mode operation to serve the same purpose.The regulator’s decision was supported by the GSMA. Tom Phillips, the organisation’s chief government and regulatory affairs officer, said: “Combining the 800MHz band plan for Europe, Middle East and Africa with the lower portion of the Asia Pacific (APT) 700MHz band is a significant step forward.”He said the benefits of spectrum harmonisation included economies of scale, near-global roaming and limiting interference in border regions. Authorcenter_img UAE opens door to remote-working, learning services Home UAE makes mobile broadband breakthrough in 700 MHz band AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 22 MAY 2013 Tags Money UAElast_img read more

Weekly unemployment claims fall back to mid-winter levels

first_imgVermont Business Magazine The post-winter recreation layoffs appear to be subsiding, if a little earlier than usual, and weekly unemployment claims are back to about where they were in January. Claims fell last week, but are still slightly ahead of numbers from the same time last year, as the disappointing winter tourism season ended sooner due to a historically warm winter. For the week of March 26, 2016, there were 639 claims, down 155 from the previous week’s total and 71 more than they were a year ago. By industry, claims fell evenly across most sectors. Altogether 7,299 new and continuing claims were filed, a decrease of 103 from a week ago, and 154 fewer than a year ago.The Department processed 0 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08).The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/(link is external). Previously released Unemployment Weekly Reports and other UI reports can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/lmipub.htm#uc(link is external)Vermont’s unemployment rate held at 3.4 percent in February, as the labor force and total employment increased, along with a decrease in the number of unemployed. SEE STORY.NOTE: Employment (nonfarm payroll) – A count of all persons who worked full- or part-time or received pay from a nonagricultural employer for any part of the pay period which included the 12th of the month. Because this count comes from a survey of employers, persons who work for two different companies would be counted twice. Therefore, nonfarm payroll employment is really a count of the number of jobs, rather than the number of persons employed. Persons may receive pay from a job if they are temporarily absent due to illness, bad weather, vacation, or labor-management dispute. This count is based on where the jobs are located, regardless of where the workers reside, and is therefore sometimes referred to as employment “by place of work.” Nonfarm payroll employment data are collected and compiled based on the Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey, conducted by the Vermont Department of Labor. This count was formerly referred to as nonagricultural wage and salary employment.last_img read more

City Of Soldotna Warns Of Recent Surge In Vandalism

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The City of Soldotna is fed up and has taken to social media to alert residents of several acts of vandalism that has defaced a number of properties around town. The City of Soldotna is asking residents to visit the post on facebook and share to spread the word. In the post officials said: “Soldotna has so many wonderful public spaces to be proud of, and they belong to everyone. Help us make sure we can continue to enjoy them, by reporting anyone who would intentionally do damage. Vandalism is not only expensive to clean up and remove, it’s also a crime.” Contact the Soldotna Police Department at 262-4455 if you have any information regarding the incidents. According to the post, city officials spent most of Thursday removing spray paint from local parks, the Soldotna Library and several street signs.last_img read more

Animal activists targeting Vick at Steelers preseason game

first_imgPittsburgh Steelers quarterback Michael Vick stretches during practice for the NFL football team, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Pittsburgh. The Steelers signed Vick to a 1-year deal to replace backup Bruce Gradkowski, out with a hand injury. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Animal activists are planning a candlelight vigil outside the Pittsburgh Steelers last preseason game on Thursday to protest the signing of quarterback Michael Vick.Some 600 people have said on Facebook that they plan to attend the vigil before Thursday night’s game at Heinz Field against the Carolina Panthers.Vick returned to football in 2009 after serving 18 months in prison for helping run an interstate dogfighting ring.Since his release from prison, Vick has advocated against organized animal fighting. Vick has said he can’t change the past, but has worked to make up for his crimes.Organizers want people to gather about 6 p.m. near the statue of team founder Art Rooney. They’re asking participants to be respectful.The game starts at 7:30 p.m.last_img read more

The last message Neymar gave PSG as he tries to force transfer away

first_imgThe on-off again Neymar saga looks set to finally reach its conclusion. According to Quim Domenech on ‘El Chiringuito’ last night, Neymar is now doing his part to try and force a move away from PSG this week. ��¡ÚLTIMA HORA con @quimdomenech!�� “NEYMAR le ha COMUNICADO al PSG que QUIERE IR al BARÇA”. #ChiringuitoNeymar pic.twitter.com/kL8iDnFoLB— El Chiringuito TV (@elchiringuitotv) August 26, 2019 IN SPORT.ES 27/08/2019 The journalist claims that whilst Neymar has publicly asked for a move away, he has done so in private to the club. The Brazilian wants to move to Barça and informed PSG of that decision. He asked them to consider any offers which come from the Camp Nou. As we all know now, Barça have sent a delegation to Paris once again to try and finalise a deal.  From a deal which looked dead in the water a few days ago, it now seems to be very much back on. El último mensaje interno de Neymar al PSG metiendo presión Upd. on 28/08/2019 at 09:48 CEST Juan Linares (@Jlinares91)last_img read more

Just being hospitable

first_imgI WRITE in response to the letter No Kidding (Gazette, 24 February). Several weeks ago the local band Meg Doherty…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img