Ericsson hikes 5G forecast on China demand

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 16 JUN 2020 Ericsson almost doubled its prediction for the number of global 5G subscriptions expected to be in play by the end of this year to 190 million, as rapid uptake in China more than offset figures from North America and Europe hampered by Covid-19 (coronavirus) containment measures.As trailed by the company last month, the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report detailed “slightly decreased” 5G subscription forecasts in some areas due to factors including delayed spectrum auctions, however it noted these countries would catch-up and still meet 2025 projections.By the end of 2025, Ericsson expects 2.8 billion 5G subscribers globally, up from 2.6 billion in the previous edition of its report. In its November 2019 update, Ericsson forecast 100 million 5G connections by the end of this year.The vendor now anticipates 5G will account for 30 per cent of all mobile subscriptions by the end of 2025 and 45 per cent of all mobile data traffic. LTE will remain dominant beyond 2025, peaking during 2022 with 5.1 billion subscriptions. This figure is expected to fall to 4.4 billion by end-2025 due to 5G migration.Fixed roleEricsson also pointed to expected increases in adoption of fixed wireless access (FWA), a frequently cited use case for 5G.By the end of its forecast period, the vendor expects FWA to make-up 25 per cent of mobile network data traffic globally, compared with 15 per cent at the end of 2019. The latest report is its first to break-out specific FWA predictions.At the end of 2018 there were 51 million FWA subscriptions across the globe, a number expected to jump to almost 160 million by end-2025. This covers both 5G and previous generations of mobile technologies.Announcing the latest 5G forecasts, report publisher and Ericsson’s head of Business Area Networks Fredrik Jejdling said: “The success of 5G cannot be measured in subscriptions alone. The value 5G brings will be determined by the success of new use cases and applications for consumers and businesses.”“5G was made for innovation and, as the value of the digital infrastructure has been further evidenced during these recent times, 5G investments can play a significant role in restarting economies,” he added. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Related Previous ArticleSoftBank confirms plan to offload T-Mobile sharesNext ArticleNations form global AI task force Tags Chris Donkin Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelona Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more center_img Author Former Ericsson employees charged in bribery case Home Ericsson hikes 5G forecast on China demand Asia Telkomsel turns on 5G in major cities 5GEricssonforecastslast_img read more

‘Activist’ tweet deleted – as Number 10 targets ‘loudmouthed lawyers’

first_imgThis story has now been closed to comments. The Home Office has deleted its tweet claiming that ‘activist lawyers’ were undermining the deportation of migrants – but the clash between government and the legal profession shows no signs of easing.The official Twitter feed of the Home Office had posted on Wednesday that current immigration regulations were ‘rigid and open to abuse allowing activist lawyers to delay and disrupt reforms’.By Thursday evening, the post had been taken down, with the Home Office permanent secretary Matthew Rycroft vowing it will not be used again.In an email response to a complaint from Jonathan Fortes, professor of economics at Kings College London, Rycroft agreed the ‘activist lawyer’ phrase should not have been used on an official government channel. He made clear the post should not be used again from Home Office accounts or anywhere else by civil servants.The 21-second Home Office video prompted an outcry from across the legal profession, which argued that immigration lawyers were simply enforcing parliament’s own rules and upholding the rule of law. Law Society president Simon Davis said: ‘We should be proud that we live in a country where legal rights cannot be overridden without due process, and we should be proud that we have legal professionals who serve the rule of law.’Amanda Pinto QC, chair of the Bar Council, said these ‘irresponsible misleading communications’ from the government were damaging to society and that lawyers were ‘merely doing their jobs, enabling people to exercise their statutory rights and defend themselves against those in power’.But while the Home Office tweet has been taken down, it appears that efforts to undermine the legal sector from sections of the government have been ramped up.A ‘government source’ told the Times today: ‘There’s a bunch of particularly loudmouthed lawyers and barristers who seem to spend more time on social media than representing their clients, who think even the mildest criticism of their profession will bring about the destruction of democracy.‘It’s patently absurd and they’d be better off leaving this kind of hysterical ranting to Her Majesty’s Opposition.’last_img read more

Dutchman Jakobsen wins Challenge of Stars sprint

first_img(Reuters) – Dutchman Fabio Jakobsen claimed victory in a virtual sprint competition, The Challenge of Stars series, yesterday. Jakobsen, who rides for the Deceuninck-Quick Step team, got the better of Team Ineos’s Italian speedster Filippo Ganna in the final, ridden on a virtual 1.2km course in Tuscany. Both had come through a series of head-to-head rides to reach the final.The Challenge of Stars is the first virtual knockout tournament between professional riders organised by RCS Sport in collaboration with cycling simulator firm BKOOL.“It’s fun to have a new format of race like this, I clearly miss the Giro d’Italia right now but have to admit I was a bit nervous approaching each of the challenges,” Jakobsen said. Ganna said he had “a mechanical” which damaged his chances of taking victory. “This format with short explosive sprints suits my characteristics well, I have to admit it hurts even if it’s just 1,200m,” he said. “It’s clearly different from racing outside; in a normal race you know better what is happening around you, here you need to constantly check your screen.”Professional cycling has been on hold since March because of the coronavirus pandemic which has forced the postponement of some of the sport’s most high-profile races, including the Giro d’Italia that was supposed to have started on May 9.Virtual racing has proved some consolation for the world’s best riders and on Sunday climbers will get their chance in the next leg of The Challenge of Stars. Chris Froome, Team Ineos’s four-time Tour de France champion, will be taking part in the race played out on a virtual ascent of the classic Stelvio climb, with an average gradient of 8.69%, peaking at 12.75%.Froome will be up against Warren Barguil. Other riders include multiple Grand Tour winner Vincenzo Nibali of Italy, Denmark’s Olympic silver medallist Jakob Fuglsang, Poland’s Rafał Majka and Belgian Thomas De Gendt.last_img read more

NPFL: MFM Poise to Set League Transfer Record with Adeniji Adewole Loan Deal

first_imgMFM FC set themselves apart from other Nigeria Professional Football (NPFL) clubs in the transfer window ahead of the 2019/2020 season scheduled to commence September 22nd.The Agege based outfit clearly stated a round figure for the prospective loan move of one of its players Adeniji Adewole headed for Sunshine Stars.It is believed this is the first time a football club in the history of the Nigerian League revealed the financial figures involved in a prospective transfer deal.The Club announced it was ready to temporarily release Aneniji to the Akure based side for the sum of Two Million Naira.According to the Tony Bolus led side, Adeniji made his first appearance in the NPFL last season for the Olukoya Boys when he came on as a substitute for Michael Ohanu and scored his first topflight goal after connecting to a cross from Tunde Azeez.The Olukoya Boys are currently playing in the Ogunjobi Cup as part of preparations for the 2019/2020 NPFL season.Relatedlast_img read more

Slight increase in retail sales bumps up city’s tax revenue

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Hernandez attributed that to a murky economy, reasonably healthy but clouded by a decline in the housing market. “Automobiles are different than other commodities such as food or clothing,” he said. “Families can’t choose not go grocery shopping, but they can choose to wait a year or a couple of months to purchase a car. But considering everything that’s been occurring with the domestic economy and the housing economy, a 4.3 percent decrease in new auto sales revenue is not bad.” Department stores showed a 7.7 percent increase; recreation products were up 8.1 percent, office equipment 23.1 percent; and leasing 28.4 percent. [email protected] (661) 257-5251 SANTA CLARITA – Retail sales in Santa Clarita showed a lukewarm second-quarter increase that translated to a 3.3percent raise in sales tax revenue for the city treasury. The largest categorical gain was in business-to-business sales, but the largest single increase was from service stations, where skyrocketing gasoline prices brought in $218,066 more than during the second quarter of 2005. Santa Clarita earned 7million in sales tax revenue, a gain of $225,480 over the second quarter of 2005. The city keeps 1percent of locally generated sales taxes, which accounts for 38percent of its general fund cash, treasurer Darren Hernandez said. Auto sales, which account for the biggest piece of the retail pie, dropped by 4.3 percent from April through June. last_img read more

PHOTOS: New Rise of the Resistance Pins, Tumbler, and Toys

first_imgShare This!Waiting in line for Rise of the Resistance, only to have it be not operational, is no one’s idea of fun. But there’s some fun new merchandise celebrating Rise of the Resistance at Once Upon a Time, located on Sunset Boulevard in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We’ve covered photos of the clothing available. Now let’s take a look at the pins, including one for the hit Disney+ series “The Mandalorian”, a tumbler, and a ride vehicle toy.Rise of the Resistance Ride Vehicle Toy $74.99 (three different imperial droid colors)Rise of the Resistance Tumbler $24.99The Mandalorian Limited Release Pin $15.99Limited Release Resistance Pin Set $24.99Two different Open Edition Rise of the Resistance Pins $9.99Line to get in to purchase Rise of the Resistance merchandise at Once Upon a TimeRise of the Resistance Ride Vehicle Toy $74.99Rise of the Resistance Ride Vehicle Toy $74.99Rise of the Resistance Ride Vehicle Toy $74.99Rise of the Resistance Ride Vehicle Toy $74.99Rise of the Resistance Ride Vehicle Toy $74.99Rise of the Resistance Tumbler $24.99The Mandalorian Limited Release pin $15.99Open Edition Rise of the Resistance Pin $9.99Limited Release Resistance Pin Set $24.99Open Edition Rise of the Resistance Pin $9.99last_img read more

2016 National Touch League – Live!

first_imgCan’t make it to the 2016 National Touch League but want to watch some games live? We’ll be live streaming more games than ever to the Touch Football Australia YouTube channel. Every field one game will be streamed from Wednesday to Saturday lunchtime, with Power Productions taking over on Saturday afternoon for their grand final coverage. To view the games, please click on the links below: Wednesday, 9 March 12.20pm – Sydney Rebels v SWQ Swans (Mixed Open) – 1.10pm – SQ Sharks v Hunter Western Hornets (Mixed Open) – 2.00pm – NSW Scorpions v QLD Cowboys (Women’s Elite Eight) – 2.50pm – QLD Broncos v NSW Country (Women’s Elite Eight) –   3.40pm – NSW Scorpions v QLD Cowboys (Men’s Elite Eight) – 4.30pm – QLD Broncos v NSW Country (Men’s Elite Eight) – 5.20pm – QLD Broncos v NSW Mets (Women’s Elite Eight) – 6.10pm – NSW Scorpions v QLD Titans (Women’s Elite Eight) – 7.00pm – QLD Broncos v NSW Mets (Men’s Elite Eight) – 7.50pm – NSW Scorpions v QLD Titans (Men’s Elite Eight) – Thursday, 10 March 9.00am – Northern Eagles v Tasmania (Men’s T League) – 9.50am – CQ Bulls (A) v Victoria (Men’s T League) – 10.40am – QLD Broncos v NSW Scorpions (Women’s Elite Eight) – 11.30am – QLD Titans v NSW Rebels (Women’s Elite Eight) – 12.20pm – QLD Broncos v NSW Scorpions (Men’s Elite Eight) – 1.10pm – QLD Titans v NSW Rebels (Men’s Elite Eight) – 2.00pm – SQ Sharks v Northern Eagles (Men’s 30’s) – 2.50pm – NSW Mets v Alliance (Women’s Elite Eight) – 3.40pm – QLD Titans v QLD Cowboys (Women’s Elite Eight) – 4.30pm – NSW Mets v Alliance (Men’s Elite Eight) – 5.20pm – QLD Titans v QLD Cowboys (Men’s Elite Eight) – Friday, 11 March 9.00am – Brisbane City Cobras v WA Tigers (Women’s T League) – 9.50am – CQ Bulls v Tasmania (Women’s T League) – 10.40am – QLD Titans v Alliance (Women’s Elite Eight) – 11.30am – NSW Country Mavericks v NSW Rebels (Women’s Elite Eight) – 12.20pm – QLD Titans v Alliance (Men’s Elite Eight) – 1.10pm – NSW Country v NSW Rebels (Men’s Elite Eight) – 2.00pm – NQ Cyclones v Sunshine Coast Pineapples (Women’s 27’s) – 2.50pm – NSW Mets v NSW Rebels (Women’s Elite Eight) – 3.40pm – QLD Cowboys v NSW Country (Women’s Elite Eight) – 4.35pm – NSW Mets v NSW Rebels (Men’s Elite Eight) – 5.25pm – QLD Cowboys v NSW Country Mavericks (Men’s Elite Eight) – 6.20pm – Men’s T League Quarter Final – Saturday, 12 March9.00am – Men’s T League Semi Final 1 – Brisbane City Cobras v South QLD Sharks – 9.55am – Women’s 27’s Grand Final – Sydney Rebels v South QLD Sharks – 10.50am – Women’s  Elite Eight Semi Final 1 – NSW Mets v QLD Titans 11.45am – Men’s Elite Eight Semi Final 1 – QLD Cowboys v NSW Mets From 12.30pm – Power Productions Coverage (Men’s 30’s final, Women’s T League final, Men’s T League, Mixed Open, Women’s Open, Men’s Open) – Keep up-to-date with all of the latest news, information and results from the 2016 National Touch League:Website – and www.ntl.mytouchfooty.comFacebook – – (#NTL2016)Instagram – (#NTL2016)YouTube – Related Links2016 NTL – Live!last_img read more