Coronavirus: Executives pessimistic about quick rebound for their firms

first_imgThe EIU report, based on a survey of executives, today found that 40 per cent of bosses think a recovery for their firms will take “less than a year”. (Getty Images) Also Read: Coronavirus: Executives pessimistic about quick rebound for their firms Show Comments ▼ Share The report, from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), came a day after survey data showed that Europe’s economies had crashed in April as service sectors all but imploded. “For both basic humanitarian and cynical political reasons, leaders around the world are pressing to re-open closed societies, the WHO’s counsel to stay the course notwithstanding,” the EIU report said. (Getty Images) Also Read: Coronavirus: Executives pessimistic about quick rebound for their firms The majority of executives think it will take longer than a year for their firms to bounce back from the coronavirus crash, a report has said. (Getty Images) Friday 24 April 2020 4:30 pm “But the world is not going to suddenly spring back and continue as though nothing has happened.” On a scale of minus 50 (much worse) to 50 (much better), the reading for the direction of the global economy for the next three months was minus 39.2. Markets have rebounded in recent weeks amid signs that the virus is slowing. Sentiment has been helped by tentative steps by some governments to “reopen” economies.center_img Harry Robertson The EIU’s business barometer also showed that executives are deeply pessimistic about the health of the global economy. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said coronavirus will cause the worst economic performance in 2020 since the 1930s. Analysts are deeply divided about whether the economy can expect to rebound strongly in 2021, however. Coronavirus: Executives pessimistic about quick rebound for their firms However, 46 per cent of bosses think a meaningful recovery will take between one and two years. Meanwhile, 10 per cent think it will take between three and five years. “The former seems realistic, the latter disastrous,” the report’s authors said. The EIU report said: “Executives may feel they can exert more influence on the fate of their company and industry than on the economy, making them less pessimistic.” It also suggested they “may be experiencing a kind of short- term cognitive dissonance brought on by the pandemic”. whatsapp However, that reading was much improved when it came to their views on the health of their own industries and firms, although it was still in negative territory. At the industry level, the barometer stood at minus 22 and minus 17.8 for individual firms.  More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told whatsapp Bosses are also deeply pessimistic about the prospects of the global economy. They are slightly less pessimistic about their own companies and industries, however.last_img read more

General Election 2015: Van containing 200,000 ballot papers stolen overnight

first_imgThieves have stolen a van containing more than 200,000 ballot papers for constituencies in the south east.  The vehicle – which is not thought to have been stolen for its contents – held 72,300 voting slips for Hastings and Rye and 130,000 for Eastbourne.  The papers had been printed in London and were being taken to the local authorities ahead of the General Election on May 7. The Metropolitan Police alerted both local councils about the theft, which took place in London overnight.  According to the BBC, police think it was a coincidence that it contained ballot papers, although the incident is still being investigated.  Both councils are taking no chances however. In Eastbourne the replacements are being printed on different coloured paper to the originals to ensure any stolen papers could be easily detected and removed.  A spokesman for Hastings added: “We have been in touch with the Electoral Commission and following their guidance we have put a process in place which will ensure that these ballot papers are not used for fraudulent purposes and cannot be included in the count. “We have also made arrangements for delivery of further ballot papers. “We’ve spoken to the Metropolitan Police and it very much seems like it was a case of mistaken identity – we don’t believe they deliberately targeted the ballot papers. I expect there are some very disappointed thieves out there somewhere. “We will be able to tell if the papers used were stolen. The ones that we will be using will be different to the one that were stolen.”  Wednesday 29 April 2015 11:39 am Share Show Comments ▼ General Election 2015: Van containing 200,000 ballot papers stolen overnight Catherine Neilan center_img Tags: General Election 2015 whatsapp whatsapp last_img read more

Judge dismisses lawsuit accusing Craig Venter of stealing trade secrets

first_img By Rebecca Robbins Dec. 19, 2018 Reprints Tags courts A California judge has dismissed a suit in which genomics pioneer Craig Venter’s old company accused him of stealing trade secrets. Matt Houston/AP Human Longevity’s complaint had accused Venter of leaving the company with his company-issued laptop in tow so that he could take with him trade secrets — among them, the names and contact information of Human Longevity’s clients and would-be clients — to try to set up a competing business. The complaint also alleged that Venter tried to steal away Human Longevity’s employees and investors, in violation of an agreement he had signed.advertisement A California judge has dismissed a suit in which genomics pioneer Craig Venter’s old company accused him of stealing trade secrets.The decision on Tuesday brings to a close a messy breakup between Venter, the 72-year-old celebrity scientist who helped sequence the human genome, and Human Longevity, the struggling San Diego genomics company that Venter founded in 2013 and departed this past spring.Human Longevity this past summer filed the now-dismissed suit in civil court against the J. Craig Venter Institute, Venter’s nonprofit research organization that employs several hundred scientists and staff near San Diego and Washington, D.C.advertisement BusinessJudge dismisses lawsuit accusing Craig Venter of stealing trade secrets But in the ruling dismissing the suit, the judge concluded that Human Longevity hadn’t demonstrate that its case met the legal threshold required for a company or individual to sue when its trade secrets have been misappropriated.Human Longevity soared to a valuation of around $1.6 billion in 2017 on the back of Venter’s bold ambition to build the world’s largest database of human genetic data and mine it for insights that could yield new drugs. The company’s best-known offering: an exhaustive medical workup “in a spa-like setting” marketed to people who are apparently healthy but might have silent diseases and vulnerabilities lurking in their genes. The price tag: $25,000, though discounted versions were also introduced.But Human Longevity has struggled to find customers. Earlier this month, the company raised money at a valuation 80 percent lower than when it last raised money in 2017, the Wall Street Journal reported.Erin Trenda, one of the attorneys representing JCVI in the case, said that “we are pleased the court agrees that HLI’s allegations are meritless and fail to state a trade secret claim.”Human Longevity did not immediately return STAT’s request for comment.last_img read more

Laois toddler Mary-Claire set to travel to Holland to get life-saving treatment

first_img Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory By Siun Lennon – 21st March 2019 GAA Home News Community Laois toddler Mary-Claire set to travel to Holland to get life-saving treatment NewsCommunity Twitter Anthony and Rose have been using their platform to raise awareness and funds for Mary-Claire’s condition – and now she is getting set to travel to Holland to receive medicinal cannabis at the end of summer.Speaking to LaoisToday, Anthony said how happy they were that Mary-Claire is receiving the treatment.“We’re delighted with it. Hopefully Mary-Claire will benefit greatly from it and that it will help with her seizures.“She’s now getting three or four seizures a week, she’s had around 90 seizures in her life so far.”Anthony explained that they will travel every two months to get Mary-Claire’s treatment in the Hague.Anthony and Rose traveled to Holland previously to research the treatment.Last November, Anthony appeared on the One Show on Virgin Media One to talk about the treatment for his daughter.“I want to see Mary-Claire on medicinal cannabis. We’ve done our research on medicinal cannabis. The doctors in Ireland have told us Mary-Claire needs medicinal cannabis.“We’ve also traveled abroad to Holland twice, done our research over there and met doctors that highly recommend this treatment from America.“But when you get back home, they don’t want to know about this,” stated the father of three.Anthony has also expressed thanks to all those who have donated money towards the Mary-Claire Knowles fund for their daughter.“Thank you to everyone for their help so far,” said Anthony.Recently, hundreds of people gathered for fashion show in Timahoe in support of little Mary Claire last month.SEE ALSO – Delay on Kolbe Special School new building is a ‘disgraceful treatment of children’ Mary Claire Knowles with her mam Rose Maher and dad Anthony Knowles Laois toddler Mary Claire Knowles is one step closer to getting possible life-saving treatment from the 90 or so seizures she has suffered in her short lifetime.Little Mary Claire, from Ballyroan, suffers from an extremely rare condition, Dravet’s Syndrome.Dravet’s Syndrome is characterised by prolonged seizures, sometimes causing developmental delays and can cause an increased risk of sudden unexplained death in epilepsy.Mary Claire’s now suffers from three or four seizures a week, or roughly 90 seizures in her short life so far.Last year Mary-Claire’s parents Rose Maher and Anthony Knowles spoke about their daughter’s condition on the well-received documentary ‘The Town’, which highlighted the lives of different people living in and around Portlaoise. Laois toddler Mary-Claire set to travel to Holland to get life-saving treatment Facebookcenter_img Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLooking back on the Laois v Carlow 2018 TrilogyNext articleOur guide to what’s on at the weekend Siun Lennonún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. WhatsApp GAA TAGSBallyroanMary Claire Knowles GAA Twitter Pinterest 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

Sadness as ‘larger than life personality’ Joe Wisely passes away

first_img Electric Picnic TAGSJoe WiselyRosenallisSeamus McDonald Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival WhatsApp Electric Picnic Twitter Facebook By LaoisToday Reporter – 28th November 2020 Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Previous articleThe Week that Was: Our most read stories of the past seven daysNext articleNominations sought from Laois for Adult Learning STAR Awards LaoisToday Reporter Sadness as ‘larger than life personality’ Joe Wisely passes away Twitter Electric Picnic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Home News Community Sadness as ‘larger than life personality’ Joe Wisely passes away NewsCommunity WhatsApp There is deep sadness in Rosenallis this week following the passing of Joe Wisely.Mr Wisely passed away on Saturday November 21 and he was laid to rest on Monday in St Brigid’s Cemetery in Rosenallis.Joe is predeceased by his son Joseph. He is sadly missed by his loving wife and best friend Kathleen, his daughters Marie, Caroline, Fiona, Remona, Regina and Gemma, sons John and Niall, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grand children, great-grandchildren, his brother Sean and nephew John, extended family, relatives and a large circle of friends.A keen supporter of Laois Vintage, the group remembered him fondly this week.They said: “It is with the deepest sadness that we share the passing of one of our dearest friends, Joe Wiseley.“From day one, of our Vintage Runs, Joe has been a dedicated and loyal supporter of Laois Vintage.“His cheery and helpful manner, with a larger than life personality, will leave an irreplaceable void at all future events.“Joe will be fondly missed and forever lovingly remembered by us, his vintage family.“We extend our thoughts, prayers and condolences to Joe’s wife Kathleen and his sons and daughters.“May he rest in peace.”Local Fianna Fail Councillor Seamus McDonald also paid tribute to Mr Wisely.He said: “I knew Joe all of my life. He was the type of person that would always look to help others out – no matter what was asked of him.“He was heavily involved in the Fianna Fail Cumann in Rosenallis all his life. He would be very active when the elections were on – a great man to canvass.“He also played a big role in the vintage scene and was heavily involved in the organisation of the Gordon Bennett Run every year too.“He did traffic management for 25 years. He would have been very well known around the county.“He was a very likeable and inoffensive man. He was also a great man for the stage – he had a great voice and was a great man for the monologues.“He was a very popular man and he will be deeply missed by his family and all the people that knew him.”May Joe Rest in Peace.SEE ALSO – Government announce country to exit Level 5 next week and unveil Christmas planslast_img read more

St. Catherine Emergency Service gets High Marks

first_imgRelatedSt. Catherine Emergency Service gets High Marks FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The St. Catherine emergency service has received high marks for its disaster response mechanism, following a recent earthquake simulation exercise held at the WINDALCO bauxite plant in Ewarton.The activity, organized by the St. Catherine Parish Council and the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), was designed to test the readiness of the parish’s emergency services to respond in a real case scenario.Disaster co-ordinator at the parish council, Patricia Lewis, told JIS News that the exercise, which involved the rescue of three persons from a building, went better than anticipated and indicated the readiness of the parish’s emergency service providers.“I would give them a 90 per cent passing grade because everything was executed as planned and therefore indicates that the teams are ready and know what to do,” she said.She told JIS News that ODPEM and the parish council were looking to host similar exercises in the major towns in the parish. “We’re exploring the possibility of having one in Old Harbour, Linstead and in Spanish Town on a much larger scale,” she noted.Safety and Environment Engineer at Ewarton, Anthony Watson said that while there were some operational concerns, “overall it was a fruitful exercise”. He noted that the company’s fire and emergency services division had benefited from the exercise. “Just observing the St. Catherine Fire Service doing the rescue, we here in Ewarton have learnt quite a bit from it in terms of how we do alarms, how we alert persons, and how we deal with people who are injured in these emergencies,” he said.Mr. Watson told JIS News that the company would utilize some of the lessons gleaned in its own preparedness measures.Meanwhile, Assistant Superintendent of the Spanish Town Fire Brigade, Uron Burke, said he was also pleased with the activity. “After we received the call, we got here in quick time and were able to interact with the persons on the ground and execute the drill efficiently,” he told JIS News.Following the activity, a de-briefing was held at the parish council offices in Spanish Town, where participants pointed out flaws and made corrective recommendations. RelatedSt. Catherine Emergency Service gets High Marks RelatedSt. Catherine Emergency Service gets High Markscenter_img St. Catherine Emergency Service gets High Marks UncategorizedFebruary 5, 2007 Advertisementslast_img read more

Let us help each other through a critical time

first_imgLet us help each other through a critical time The President about well-being during the corona crisis: Reach out and find opportunities to talk together, and ask for help if the situation is overwhelming you.‘All restrictions are extended.’ This is what the university director said after the government’s press conference on 24 February. It was certainly disappointing news for many students and staff who sincerely miss meeting physically with fellow students, faculty, or colleagues. Unfortunately, we cannot expect it to change significantly in the next few months, so I would appeal to us to help each other get the best out of a difficult situation.Over the past year, many of us have lived more or less trapped in a small bubble at home. In addition, we have had to look after studies or work at a distance. However, we do not all react the same way to this unusual situation. Some perform better when they do not have to deal with the social in everyday life but can concentrate on writing the big report, breaking the problematic code, or immersing himself or herself in the complicated stuff. In contrast, others lose energy when they have to do without interaction with colleagues or the physical meeting with teachers and fellow students.We are all different and need completely different conditions to perform our best. There is no reason to blame yourself if you feel bad and have difficulty coping with the tasks under these unusual conditions. It is okay to ask for help from your manager or a colleague, from the work environment representative, or in the psychologist’s counseling.Nevertheless, at the same time, we must not see ourselves as victims. After all, at DTU, we are in a better position than many others are in society. So we need to think: Could I lend a helping hand to someone who is having a more challenging time than me, instead of feeling sorry for myself?The other day, I spoke to a student who, during a Zoom meeting, had noticed that the fellow student’s dorm room was a bit neglected. He decided to pass the college with a garbage bag, and after the clean-up, the two had agreed to talk at least once a week and occasionally go for a walk together.I think this is an excellent example of how you can share out your profits and maybe at the same time get better yourself. There are many ways to reach out to each other. You can also refresh an old cake arrangement or lunch agreement – online – and talk a little about the course of life, the studies, the children at home, or whatever it may be. Many problems become smaller if you share them with others.We probably all wish the situation looked different and looked more like itself from before the corona turned everything upside down. However, let’s try to be constructive together and help each other through this time as much as possible.I am pleased that this year we are starting the new well-being dialogues as a replacement for the written well-being surveys. The timing is right because the first experiences from the well-being dialogues that are already underway show that corona takes up many people’s space. The well-being dialogue is an excellent opportunity to talk together about the work environment and how we each experience it at this time.Remember that at DTU Inside, you can find inspiration and useful advice to make homework and studies work. Here is also a guide to get more professional help if you are losing your footing.With this invitation to reach out and find opportunities to talk together, I want to wish you all a good and hopefully sunny spring. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:agreement, children, conference, counseling, crisis, dialogue, director, energy, environment, Government, online, President, Society, students, Technical University of Denmark, university, Zoomlast_img read more

Schedule your annual mammogram with The Pink Life Saver

first_img Published: Feb. 13, 2017 The CU Boulder Faculty and Staff Assistance Program has teamed up with University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and Elevations Credit Union to bring The Pink Life Saver mobile mammography coach to the Boulder campus each month.Starting Feb. 16, The UCH Pink Life Saver will be on CU Boulder East Campus, south of Academic Research Center, on the third Thursday of each month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Except in April: The bus will be here Thursday, April 13.)The mission of The Pink Life Saver and the University of Colorado Hospital Breast Imaging Department at the Diane O’Connor-Thompson Breast Center is to provide convenient and easy access for women to have their annual mammogram. Services include:Hologic Dimensions 3-D Tomosynthesis mammography equipment fully ACR- and MQSA-accredited,ARRT-registered mammography technologist, andComputer-aided detection (CAD) that provides a “second look” of images.Appointments are required. Please contact 720-848-1030 to schedule your appointment and visit The Pink Life Saver program page at for details about cost and eligibility.Parking for The Pink Life Saver is provided by Elevations Credit Union. Categories:Mind & BodyCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Bystanders watch as woman hit by homeless man

first_imgHomeNewsCrimeBystanders watch as woman hit by homeless man Jul. 28, 2018 at 8:04 amCrimeFeaturedHomelessnessNewsBystanders watch as woman hit by homeless manAngel Carreras3 years agoassaultcrimeDowntownDTSMhomelessSanta MonicaSanta Monica Police Departmentsmpd A Santa Monica woman was punched by a homeless man this week at 2nd and Wilshire, but what hurt the woman more were the men at the scene who did nothing to help.Kady Elliott, 32, was on a morning bike ride home after an Orange Theory fitness class when she saw a homeless man walking the crosswalk ahead of her. Hoping to politely pass him, she pedaled slowly around him, only to receive the hardest hit she’d received in her life.“He had his arm down at first, then brought it down to his side and swung it, like pitching a baseball. He turned and hit me in my mouth,” she said. “I didn’t see it coming. It just stunned me. It didn’t knock me off my bike completely, I landed on my feet, straddling my bicycle. But my head flew back and I saw white for a minute.”After hitting her, the man muttered, “Swerve at me again and see what happens, [expletive].”In shock, Elliott was frozen with fear, unable to do or say anything to the man that hit her. While the adrenaline began to fade and pain rushed to her bleeding, busted lip, Elliott says the most upsetting experience were the men, eager to get to work, that saw the whole situation and did nothing.“I was shaking and couldn’t do anything — get my phone, say something back, anything. So I stood there and some white men in suits didn’t react, didn’t call the cops or anything. It almost felt like it didn’t happen. I was looking around and the men that witnessed it didn’t react. It felt surreal. No one asked me if i was okay. That is something I keep hanging on to. To not even say, ‘Are you okay,’ it’s the saddest thing out of the entire situation.”After the ordeal, she began to bike home, shaken and nursing a busted lip. She said two women chased her down to tell her they saw the whole thing and offered help while a Latino man, who was working, went up to her and told her he’d called the cops.With the cops on the way, Elliot biked around the immediate area hoping to find the man. She found him in an alley before he ran away at the sound of sirens.The police asked if she wanted to file a report, noting that if she pressed charges and they were able to locate the man, not much would change.“They bring him in, put him on meds, and they release him,” Elliott says a cop told her. “[The homeless man] doesn’t have his meds when he’s back on the streets, and the same thing happens over and over. It wasn’t encouraging, but it was honest.”Elliott eventually made it home, where she checked her NextDoor app to find messages of support and even messages of people who’d faced similar instances with the six foot tall, 30-ish-year-old, Caucasian homeless man.While Elliot is hesitant to ride her bike without some form of protection again, she’s cognizant that a story like this can lead to negative, broad assumptions about the homeless.She notes that this incident is a rare occurrence for her, saying she encounters homeless on a daily basis and is never violated or harassed.“It’s a catch-22 because it’s so bad that this happened, but it adds to that stereotype because a homeless person did it. It makes people more frightened. That man could’ve easily overpowered me, yes, but the biggest thing in all of this is finding a solution to the problem. It’s not about homeless people being bad or something. It’s about helping them with mental illness and drug addiction. You can have all the protection and be aware, but it doesn’t solve the problem. I want to live in a world where no one has to be defensive 24/7.”She added that when something like this happens to someone again, she wants to be assured that “someone’s on top of things,” noting that police seemed blasé about the situation and again addressing the men in suits, hurrying to work, that stood by and did nothing.“It seems like we should be a neighborhood looking out for each other. I want to know our city leaders are doing something about this or that there’s resources or something. I felt really alone, and my neighbors and those few people offered support and that was it. I’m thankful for them.”[email protected] :assaultcrimeDowntownDTSMhomelessSanta MonicaSanta Monica Police Departmentsmpdshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentGeneral Obligation Bonds for SMMUSD heads to ballotHydrogen car owners finally get an app to locate fuel pumpsYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall9 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press13 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson20 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter20 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor20 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press20 hours agolast_img read more

US Cellular strengthens IoT play with LTE-M

first_img Tags Diana Goovaerts Executives at US Cellular outlined broad IoT plans, using the launch of LTE-M technology to reveal it would also evaulate the potential to deploy services on NB-IoT.In a press release, the operator said LTE-M is now live across 90 per cent of its mobile sites, with 100 per cent availability expected in Q2. It noted the new network is ideally suited to services “such as fleet and asset management, tank monitoring, smart meters” and more.Jim Anetsberger, VP of business sales at US Cellular, said the launch offers enterprise and government customers access to “an entirely new set of use cases to help them improve their operations and grow their business”.He added in a statement to Mobile World Live the company is also “actively exploring the NB-IoT opportunity and are in the process of developing our deployment plans”.US Cellular joins other major domestic operators in pursuing new revenue from IoT opportunities: Verizon, Sprint and AT&T all provide LTE-M networks in the country, with the latter offering international service across Mexico, Canada and Europe.T-Mobile US, AT&T and Verizon all also run NB-IoT networks.LTE-M and NB-IoT are standardised LPWA network technologies. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Satellite IoT network provider bags €26M funding Related Previous ArticleAT&T chief rubbishes US vendor buy-inNext ArticleSoftBank mobile unit maintains progress Bharti Airtel makes enterprise IoT play Home US Cellular strengthens IoT play with LTE-M AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 10 FEB 2020 Author IoTLTE-MUS Cellular 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 Telenor targets IoT boost through unificationlast_img read more