DT-powered aviation network ready for take-off

first_imgHome DT-powered aviation network ready for take-off Previous ArticleBroadcom cranks-up pressure with final Qualcomm bidNext ArticleFCC reveals rural broadband gap persists AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 05 FEB 2018 Related Nokia makes AI move with Microsoft Author Deutsche Telekom pledged a new European Aviation Network (EAN) “will change the way connectivity is consumed in the air” after achieving a major milestone alongside partners Inmarsat and Nokia which paves the way for commercial launch later this year.In a press conference hosted by Deutsche Telekom, Rolf Nafziger SVP of international wholesale (pictured middle), said the EAN, which was first revealed in 2015, is now ready for launch after working “relentlessly” with Nokia to complete the ground network element of the infrastructure.EAN is designed to provide Europe-wide connectivity to airline passengers through an infrastructure comprising two distinct components: a dedicated EAN satellite, which launched and has been in operation since September 2017; and an LTE network on the ground. This involved setting up 300 base stations across the 28 member states of the European Union, along with Switzerland and Norway – a deployment which was recently completed by Nokia and Deutsche Telekom.Two antennas will be deployed on aircraft: one at the top for satellite  connectivity and one at the bottom to access the ground network.Nafziger also confirmed International Airlines Group was its first customer and British Airways would be among the first to launch in the first half of this year.Disruptive serviceHe hailed EAN as “a truly disruptive integrated service” and said completion of the ground network means “we are able to provide unprecedented performance of the entire integrated system using the available spectrum as efficiently as never before”.Deutsche Telekom promised “unmatched connectivity for passengers”, offering bandwidth capable of delivering connection speeds of more than 75Mb/s to an aircraft, low latency and network capacity that is scalable to account for an increasing number of flights across the continent, which are projected to rocket.Nafziger added there is an exclusivity on the frequency and capacity, so airlines cannot share connectivity with any other industries or users.Nokia’s VP of vertical network slices at Nokia, Thorsten Robrecht (pictured, left) explained its LTE network on the ground connects to a server in the air and thus provides Wi-Fi access points in the cabin. He also said the three companies were open to working with operators which plan to copy the framework on other continents, while adding EAN was the only network of its kind currently being developed in Europe.Airline industryFor the airline industry, Inmarsat Aviation’s SVP Frederik van Essen (pictured, right) said EAN will be game changing. Deutsche Telekom and Inmarsat research showed Europe’s airspace is the busiest in the world, with 22,500 flights per day and 500 million passengers per year.The companies also found more than half of these passengers would prefer inflight connectivity over a meal, while 69 per cent of those surveyed would be willing to pay for it.Van Essen said a study conducted in collaboration with the London School of Economics also found there was “exploding demand” from people wanting to use broadband internet during trips, and it had the potential to generate $8.2 billion for European airlines by 2035.“That figure is currently around zero… we cannot underestimate the benefits this can bring to Europe,” said van Essen.The Inmarsat executive also addressed an ongoing legal claim from satellite rival ViaSat, which agued Inmarsat abused the conditions of a licence awarded by UK regulator Ofcom in 2009.ViaSat believes Inmarsat should not use the spectrum in question for the EAN, and instead deploy it for a satellite-based mobile network which the licence was originally intended for.Essen said during the press conference there is no merit to ViaSat’s claim and the situation would not delay EAN’s launch. Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Ditocenter_img Tags Alianza sobre IA entre Nokia y Microsoft Kavit Majithia 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 Español Deutsche TelekomInmarsatNokialast_img read more

CDC sounds warning on more tainted NECC drugs

first_imgDec 4, 2012 (CIDRAP News) – Further testing on three more products from New England Compounding Center (NECC) has turned up extensive contamination in three more products, and federal officials are asking healthcare workers to be alert for more infections, though they stopped short of calling the situation an outbreak.In a Health Alert Network (HAN) update yesterday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said some of the organisms found in unopened vials of NECC’s betamethasone, cardioplegia, and triamcinolone solutions can cause disease in humans.It said the agency has received reports of infections in patients who have received the products, but so far none have been lab-confirmed.Betamethasone and triamcinolone are steroids, and cardioplegia solution is used to stop the heart during cardiac surgery. The three products are already subject to a recall of all NECC products in the wake of fungal infections that have been linked to the company’s methylprednisolone acetate injections.In mid October the CDC warned clinicians about possible meningitis cases in patients who received triamcinolone and cardioplegia solution. On Nov 1 federal officials announced they had found Bacillus species in the company’s betamethasone and cardioplegia solution and were investigating reports of possible infections and awaiting the results of tests for fungal organisms.According to yesterday’s HAN alert, fungal testing also turned up Aspergillus tubingensis, A fumigatus, Cladosporium species, and Penicillium species. The contamination appeared in three lots of injectable betamethasone, three lots of triamcinolone, and one lot of cardioplegia solution.The CDC said that although some of Bacillus species are known human pathogens and A fumigatus can cause disease, the clinical implications of the other organisms are not known. It urged clinicians to consider the organisms in the work-up of patients with symptoms who were exposed to the drugs.Though some of the patients who were exposed to the three other products had evidence of meningeal inflammation, lab tests haven’t confirmed the findings and the data do not support evidence of an outbreak linked to the other three products.Yesterday the CDC said 541 fungal infections and 36 deaths have been linked to a multistate outbreak caused by contaminated methylprednisolone acetate injections from NECC.See also:Dec 3 CDC HAN updateCDC background on other products from NECCDec 3 CIDRAP News Scan “Steroid-linked fungal infections climb to 541”last_img read more

Donegal dogs invited to a barking brilliant day out

first_imgDogs from all over Donegal (and their owners!) are invited to an exciting charity Dog Show at Castle Grove Country House Hotel this weekend. The expansive lawns of this Letterkenny hotel will be a dog’s paradise on Saturday 1st September as dogs of all breeds and sizes enjoy a fun day out in aid of Irish Guide Dogs and Animals In Need Donegal.Castle Grove Dog Show. Photo: Vanessa BradyThe top draw of this day out is the amazing array of prizes on offer for winning pooches. Category winners get their own trophies and their owners get fantastic vouchers to treat themselves too. With a BBQ, family fun activities and a raffle, this day promises to be a great Saturday afternoon for all.Castle Grove Dog Show. Photo: Vanessa BradyCompetition Categories include:SmallMediumLargeBest DressedBest Owner LookalikeBest Overall (judged from each category above)Do you think your dog has what it takes to win? There is still time to register by contacting Castle Grove on Tel: 0749151118 Email: [email protected] or Message on Facebook @castlegrove1695The cost of entry is €10 per dog. All proceeds from this event will be donated to support the Irish Guide Dogs Association and Animals In Need Donegal. Beneficiaries of Castle Grove Dog ShowGuest judge on the day is Dog Groomer Noel Friel, with special guest Jennifer Doherty advocating the importance of Guide Dogs. Jennifer has recently worked on an awareness and fundraising campaign for Irish Guide Dogs in honour of her first guide dog O.J.Through charity events such as the Castle Grove Dog Show, funds can be raised to train a pup to become a Guide Dog or Assistance Dog and bring life-changing benefits to people with blindness or autism.Animals in Need are a voluntary, non profit animal charity who rescue stray and abandoned animals in Co. Donegal.Castle Grove Dog Show. Photo: Vanessa BradyAll are welcome to come along and take part in the Castle Grove Dog Show from 2pm-5pm on Saturday 1st September. Dogs must be pre-registered to compete and all dogs must be kept on leashes please.Don’t miss this family fun day – it will be pawsitively great! Check out the Facebook event for more information and updates: Castle Grove Dog ShowDonegal dogs invited to a barking brilliant day out was last modified: August 28th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:animals in needcastle grove country house hoteldog showeventsirish guide dogsThings to doweekendslast_img read more

Gilas Pilipinas to go with same lineup vs Chinese Taipei

first_imgAfter 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Experiencing traffic? Book a ‘ride-sharing flight’ to your destination PLAY LIST 01:02Experiencing traffic? Book a ‘ride-sharing flight’ to your destination01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel01:34After polls, Poe shares light moment with her staff02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH View comments ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Clutch Go delivers anew for Blue Eagles Malditas save PH from shutout Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Photo from Fiba.comGilas Pilipinas will parade the same lineup it used against Japan when it faces Chinese Taipei on Monday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Leading the way for the Philippines are naturalized center Andray Blatche and star guard Jayson Castro.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Also part of the roster are June Mar Fajardo, Gabe Norwood, Calvin Abueva, Japeth Aguilar, Allein Maliksi, Troy Rosario, Kevin Alas, Roger Pogoy, Matthew Wright, and Kiefer Ravena.READ: Gilas shakes off Japan to start World Cup qualifiers campaignFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe Philippines is coming off a 77-71 win over Japan on Friday in Tokyo to start its campaign in the Fiba World Cup qualifiers.Meanwhile, Chinese Taipei hopes to bounce back after suffering a humiliating 104-66 loss to Australia in its home court.last_img read more

Korea Line Cancels Bid to Buy Hanjins Stake in US Terminal

first_imgzoom South Korean shipping company Korea Line Corp., part of SM Group, has decided to withdraw from the race for Hanjin Shipping’s stake in US Port of Long Beach container terminal, the firm revealed in its stock exchange filing.The company withdrew its bid after local media reported it may propose a joint acquisition of the stake in Hanjin’s terminal to Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM).Hanjin’s 54% stake in terminal operator Total Terminals International (TTI), which operates two facilities in Long Beach and Seattle, is estimated to be worth around KRW 400 billion (USD 342.5 million).The remaining 46% stake is held by Swiss-based shipping company Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC).Last month, Korea Line inked a KRW 37 billion (USD 31.4 million) agreement to purchase the Asia-US route network from Hanjin. Scheduled to be finalized on January 5, 2017, the deal includes Hanjin’s business network and client information related to the route and subsidiaries and logistics management systems in seven countries.California’s container terminal also attracted the attention of further two shipping giants as MSC and HMM jointly placed a bid for Hanjin’s stake in the terminal in early December.Following Hanjin’s court receivership filing in late August 2016, the company started selling assets to decrease its debt.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more