US lagging China, South Korea in 5G readiness

first_img Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelona Author Diana Goovaerts Asia AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 17 APR 2018 Related Home US lagging China, South Korea in 5G readiness Tags center_img Previous ArticleRogers readies 5G testing with EricssonNext ArticleHuawei seeks network efficiency gains with AI Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Telkomsel turns on 5G in major cities CTIA CEO Meredith Attwell Baker urged US legislators to act quickly to address issues including a lack of mid-band spectrum to ensure the country is a 5G leader.The head of the US telecom industry association said policymakers should develop a broader spectrum pipeline in 2018 and reform local zoning rules to ensure the nation beats China and South Korea to the punch in terms of deploying the next-generation technology.Commenting on the results of CTIA-commissioned research by Analysys Mason, which placed the US narrowly behind those countries in terms of readiness to deploy 5G, Attwell Baker cautioned: “The United States will not get a second chance to win the global 5G race.”The Analysys Mason study determined China to be most prepared for 5G due to a combination of industry momentum and government support. Specifically, Analysys Mason noted all of China’s major wireless operators have carried out 5G trials and set commercial launch dates, while the government freed up both mid- and high-band spectrum for their use.While US operators have made similar commitments to commercial launch dates, Analysys Mason ranked the US sixth out of ten countries in terms of mid-band spectrum availability, and joined Russia and Canada as the only countries without public plans to allocate those airwaves to operators on an exclusive basis by the close of 2020.Why it mattersAt stake are a slew of economic benefits which go to global wireless leaders.A separate study commissioned by CTIA and conducted by Recon Analytics concluded the US’ global leadership in the transition from 3G to 4G resulted in a $100 billion boost to GDP by 2016; an 84 per cent increase in wireless-related jobs between 2011 and 2014; and a $125 billion boost in revenue to US corporations.Recon Analytics founder Roger Entner warned in a statement the US stands to lose out on those benefits if it lags on 5G: “When countries lose global leadership in a generation of wireless, jobs are shed and technology innovation gets exported overseas…These are the serious stakes that face American policymakers in the escalating global race to 5G.”But Dimitris Mavrakis, research director at ABI Research, recently told Mobile World Live an operator’s leadership in its home country may not necessarily translate to a first mover advantage on the global stage. Mavrakis agreed China is viewed as a 5G leader but noted this “will not likely create competitive pressure for other mobile service providers abroad.” Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Dito 5GChinaUSlast_img read more

Qorvo Acquires Custom MMIC to Expand its mm-Wave Product Offering

first_imgLast month, during their 3rd Quarter Financial Results, Qorvo announced the acquisition of  Custom MMIC and Decawave. According to the 3rd Quarter Transcript, both companies were acquired for about $500 Million. Over two-thirds of this was for Decawave and the remaining was for Custom MMIC. This means that Qorvo would have acquired Custom MMIC for $100-150 Million.Custom MMIC is a supplier of high-performance GaAs and GaN monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) for defense, aerospace, and commercial applications. The company will now become part of Qorvo’s Infrastructure and Defense Products (IDP) business. At Qorvo, the Custom MMIC team will continue to expand its millimeter-wave (mm-Wave) capabilities for products used in defense phased array and AESA radars, electronic warfare, satellite communications, wireless backhaul, and microwave test equipment.Custom MMIC’s best-in-class die and packaged components augment Qorvo’s power amplifiers to enable multi-chip modules for a broad range of defense, aerospace, and commercial applications. Qorvo is looking to build on Custom MMIC’s reputation as an outstanding strategic supplier to leading defense prime customers, as the Company is expanding its mm-Wave capabilities and product offerings for defense and commercial markets, including 5G.Chelmsford, Massachusetts-based Custom MMIC was founded in 2006 and has extensive experience developing MMICs at frequencies up to 70 GHz. Custom MMIC adds small-signal mm-Wave expertise and a portfolio of various products including LNAs, mixers, attenuators, phase shifters, and switches. Custom MMIC president and CTO, Paul Blount has joined Qorvo as a director of engineering for Infrastructure and Defense Products.last_img read more

Kereta “Maiko” dengan Geisha Kembali Mengular Setelah Dua Tahun Vakum

first_imgDilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman asahi.com (9/3/2020), hadirnya layanan kereta ini kemabli karena Nagaragawa Railway mendapatkan Maiko pemula bernama Kirin untuk layanan khususnya pertama kali setelah dua tahun. Kirin sendiri adalah anggota Hosen Giren, agen geisha yang berbasis di Gifu.Wanita 20 tahun ini mulai berlatih menjadi Maiko sejak September tahun lalu dan bersiap untuk melakukan debut resminya. Kirin sendiri lahir di prefektur Aichi dan merupakan mahasiswa tahun kedua di sebuah perguruan tinggi di prefektur Gifu.“Saya ingin memberi tahu banyak orang tentang Gifu ketika prefektur ditampilkan dalam drama periode Taiga,” kata Kirin, merujuk pada seri drama sejarah tahunan tahunan di Japan Broadcasting Corp (NHK).Kereta Maiko akan beroperasi pada 1, 15, 20 dan 25 Maret. Tak hanya itu ada paket Obento Plan ditawarkan di kereta yang berangkat dari Stasiun Seki dan tiba di Stasiun Gujo-Hachiman. Paket ini sendiri adalah kotak makan siang kaiseki disiapkan oleh sebuah restoran tradisional Jepang di Mino dan berisi bahan-bahan dari daerah di sepanjang garis.Paket Horoyoi Plan, disajikan di kereta yang berangkat dari Stasiun Gujo-Hachiman dan tiba di Stasiun Seki, termasuk dua botol sake dan makanan ringan yang diseduh secara lokal. Kedua paket tersebut dihargai ¥1300 ($84,80), termasuk pajak, untuk orang dewasa. Penumpang juga dapat memilih pulang pergi untuk menikmati kedua paket seharga 15.900 yen.Proyek ini dimungkinkan melalui kolaborasi dengan organisasi nirlaba berbasis Gifu yang mendukung pengembangan masyarakat, sebuah asosiasi pemerintah daerah yang didirikan untuk mempromosikan daerah-daerah di sepanjang sungai Nagaragawa, dan Hosen Giren.“Kami benar-benar ingin orang-orang belajar tentang kereta wisata ketika Gifu mendapat sorotan dengan drama periode Taiga. Hiburan geisha itu mahal, tapi kereta Maiko harganya terjangkau. Kami berharap para wanita dan remaja juga menggunakan layanan ini,” kata Yasunobu Iwata, kepala bagian yang bertugas menarik wisatawan di departemen transportasi Kereta Api Nagaragawa.Baca juga: Naik Kereta Shinkansen, Jangan Lupa Beli Ekiben di Kios Stasiun untuk Bekal MakananKereta memiliki kapasitas maksimum 25 penumpang. Setiap paket dilengkapi dengan pass satu hari yang memungkinkan penumpang untuk pindah ke kereta reguler yang berjalan antara stasiun Mino-Ota dan Seki.Sebagai informasi, Geisha sendiri adalah seniman atau penghibur tradisional Jepang dan sangat umum pada abad ke-18 dan ke-19 serta masih ada hingga saat ini meski tak banyak lagi jumlahnya. Geisha pemula atau disebut Maiko biasanya istilah ini digunakan di Kyoto. Dulunya di masa pendudukan Amerika Serikat di Jepang, kata Geisha mengandung konotasi prostitusiGeisha belajar banyak bentuk seni dalam hidup mereka, tidak hanya untuk menghibur pelanggan tetapi juga untuk kehidupan mereka. Rumah-rumah geisha (“Okiya”) membawa gadis-gadis yang kebanyakan berasal dari keluarga miskin dan kemudian melatih mereka. Semasa kanak-kanak, geisha seringkali bekerja sebagai pembantu, kemudian sebagai geisha pemula (Maiko) selama masa pelatihan.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedTak Mau Kalah dengan Eropa, India Kini Hadirkan Kereta Cepat29/04/2018In “Darat”Untuk Pertama Kalinya Mumbaikars Merasakan Layanan Kereta Ekonomi AC27/12/2017In “Darat”[Bagian 1] Fakta Unik Kereta Cepat di Cina – Punya Jaringan Terbesar di Dunia dan Angkut 2 Juta Penumpang Per Hari21/08/2019In “Darat” Kirin, maiko atau geisha magang yang melayani di kereta Banyak hal yang khas dari kereta api di Jepang, selain bicara teknologi yang mumpuni, kereta di Jepang juga sarat dengan kandungan budata, seperti dicontohkan dengan hadirnya kereta Maiko, yang merupakan kereta layanan khusus yang menampilkan geisha magang atau Maiko. Nantinya maiko ini akan menghibur penumpang dengan pertunjukan tarian. Layanan kereta ini langka karena hanya ada setiap musim dingin.Baca juga: Tujuan Hello Kitty Land, Kereta di Tokyo Dibalut Livery dan Interior Hello KittySayangnya selama dua tahun sejak 2017 layanan kereta ini vakum karena tidak adanya Maiko yang akan menghibur penumpang. Tetapi, musim dingin ini, layanan kereta itu akan kembali dihadirkan oleh Nagaragawa Railway Company pada Maret 2020.Geisha dan Obento planlast_img read more

Additional Russian River & Upper Kenai River Sockeye Salmon Bag Limit Increase Announced

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Department of Fish and Game has once again increased the limits of sockeye salmon for the Russian River and a section of the Upper Kenai River. The new increase is nine per day, eighteen in possession effective 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, June 19 through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 7. The section of the mainstream Upper Kenai River includes the area that extends from Skilak Lake upstream to ADF&G regulatory markers located approximately 300 yards upstream of the public boat launch at Sportsman’s Landing (this includes the Russian River Sanctuary Area) and the Russian River from its mouth upstream to an ADF&G marker located approximately 600 yards downstream from the Russian River Falls. Area Management Biologist Colton Lipka: “We opened the waters of the sanctuary and increased the bag limit from three to six last week and sockeye salmon keep pouring into the Russian River. With these numbers, it is appropriate to increase the limits and allow anglers an opportunity to harvest more sockeye salmon.” Anglers are reminded that they may possess only the limit allowed for the waters they are actively fishing. For additional information on the Upper Kenai River and Russian River Area, review pages 59-61 of the 2019 Southcentral Alaska Sport Fishing Regulations Summary booklet. As of June 16, 2019, 45,778 sockeye salmon have passed the Russian River weir, located upstream of the falls. The early-run Russian River sockeye salmon biological escapement goal of 22,000 – 42,000 sockeye salmon has been exceeded.last_img read more