Qantas Freight will deliver as China develops a taste for fresh milk from down under

first_img Van Dairy has appointed Qantas Freight to transport fresh milk from Tasmania to China, as the country’s appetite for Australian produce grows and demand for milk surging more than 1,500%.Qantas will operate a weekly 767-300 freighter service to Ningbo and Beijing, with Van Dairy planning to extend the service to more cities, including Shanghai and Hangzhou.Qantas said it expects to deliver 50,000 litres of milk in the first half of 2017, with Sean Shwe, managing director of Van Dairy parent company Moon Lake Investments, saying he is “really pleased” to be working with Qantas to meet the huge levels of Chinese demand”.He said: “The key to satisfying that demand is having a reliable freight partner with an established network and expertise in handling fresh produce – Qantas provides that.” Australia is expecting to generate more than US$245m from dairy exports to China this year, with industry body Dairy Australia reporting growth of more than 46% since 2011.However, milk exports have grown astronomically over the five-year period, with demand for fresh and condensed up by 1,599% and 683% respectively. Australian news source ABC says Chinese consumers are paying as much as A$10 a litre.Mr Shwe said that establishing this trade bridge with Qantas would open the door for other Tasmanian perishables firms looking to transport their produce by air.“It will be a game changer for Tasmania, and we are proud to be leading the charge,” he said.Executive manager of Qantas Freight and Qantas Catering Group Alison Webster said that over the past three years the carrier had developed strong capabilities in exporting dairy products.“With its short life, dairy transport requires close collaboration to ensure on-time delivery and quality control throughout the supply chain,” she added.Despite booming demand from China, the Australian Department of Agriculture and Waters expects overall Australian dairy production to slow, with exports set to dip 1% across 2016-2017, amid heightened competition and reduced prices worldwide.However, it expects demand to remain high in China – something that will be helped by the implementation last December of the China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA).The agreement will remove tariffs on exports between the two countries by 2026 via a gradual annual cut – the Australian Mango Association reports that it expects mango tariffs to be eliminated by 2018 as they have already reduced from 20% to 9%.One producer, Manbulloo Mangoes, has seen demand from China triple in recent years and sent its first direct shipment to Beijing, Hangzhou and Shanghai in October.ABC Rural reports that Australia has overtaken Thailand as the largest supplier of mangoes to China. © Mikhail Dudarevcenter_img By Alexander Whiteman 25/11/2016last_img read more

News / Deadline looms for UK hauliers’ post-no deal permits to take goods to the EU

first_img© Enterlinedesign UK hauliers have been given an extension to apply for European Conference of Ministers for Transport (ECMT) permits, which may be their only option for moving goods across Europe in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The original deadline was midnight tonight, but the UK government has just announced it is extending it to 18 January 2019.Freight Transport Association (FTA) European policy manager, Sarah Laouadi, told delegates at the Getting Logistics Ready for Brexit conference that ECMTs were a very real prospect.“In the case of no deal, it is looking more and more likely that ECMTs may be the only option for UK hauliers travelling to the continent,” she said.“The problem with relying on ECMTs is that there is a limit of 984 for UK vehicles, with the permit for each individual vehicle rather than the operator.”Under ECMT rules, operators can travel through 43 countries, but are limited to three loaded trips each month, and each jurisdiction has its own additional clauses. For example, for the permit to be valid in Italy, operators must make their first trip into an ECMT nation in a loaded vehicle, or the ECMT is invalid.Manager of international transport and trade procedures at the FTA John Lucy said: “You don’t want to be caught out on ECMTs, as the fines are high – €30,000-€40,000 in some cases. And you must remember that the licence is for an individual vehicle and does not cover an operator’s fleet.”There have been promising noises, however, out of Whitehall and Europe, with a prospective deal on the cards to avoid having to implement ECMTs.Ms Laouadi said the EU had offered to accept UK permits for the nine months of 2019 after March without the need for ECMTs, provided the UK reciprocated.“This obviously covers 2019, but I would still advise operators to apply for ECMTs rather than risk it,” she added. “Also, cross-border trade and cabotage are not covered by ECMTs, so this needs to be considered – make sure you apply, as supply is limited.”You can find out how to apply here. By Alexander Whiteman 21/12/2018last_img read more

City officials remain undecided on homeless camp at Lions Park

first_img“So they’ve just been moving from place to place, but not seeing them actually moving into housing.” said Denise Traficante, a Local Homeless Advocate,  “The Salvation Army has done a lot for the community and they have some wonderful programs, they’ve been around a very long time. But to do something for just 3 months I dont think is adequate.” Now the Mayor says his Homelessness task force would be working on other solutions to the issue along with the county, but in the meantime the camp at Lions Park is only growing.  2’s Review: ‘Nana Does Vegas’ at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre April 12, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementTags: Lions Parklocal Cape Coral man confronts WastePro worker with a gun April 2, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS Mayor Kevin Anderson said the homeless camp at Lions Park is only growing in size, while the city remains indecisive about how to tackle the homelessness problem. “Some people just have nowhere to go. They don’t have any money, they need help!”  said Rodie Fatteruso, who lost her home during the pandemic, “Really they should have did something to help homeless people. There are people out here who want to get help!” On Monday night, Mayor Kevin Anderson proposed a relocation of the homeless camp at Lions Park to a lot behind the Edison Avenue Salvation Army. He said the conditions at Lions Park have made it unusable to the public. 2’s Review: ‘Beehive – the 60s Musical’ takes a stroll down Memory Lane June 2, 2021 AdvertisementMonday night, the Fort Myers City Council voted down the proposal.“It wasnt a permanent solution, it was never meant to be. It was a temporary solution. But after that 90 days, we hoped we’d have a significant impact.” Anderson said. His hope was that being closer to the nonprofit would give people access to toilets, running water and other social services with security of a fenced lot. But other council members, and homeless advocates called the measure temporary, without any long term solutions.  Advertisement 2’s Review: ‘She Loves Me’ is as sweet as your first kiss March 29, 2021 Advertisementlast_img read more

Portlaoise Southern Circular Road Extension officially opened this morning

first_imgCathaoirleach William Aird welcomed this scheme and believes that it is positive to see delivery on an objective of successive development plans.The project was designed by the locally based Kilgallen & Partners Consulting Engineers.Resident Engineering services were provided directly by Laois County Council and Resident Engineer, Donnacha Reynolds, Senior Engineer, Adrian Barrett and Senior Executive Engineer, Farhan Nasiem.The Principal Contractor was Total Highway Maintenance Ltd., based in Threecastles, Co. Kilkenny.Director of Services with Laois County Council, Simon Walton said: “whilst the periodic inconvenience caused by the works is regretful, the enhancements to the road network in Portlaoise will be permanent.“I thank all those involved in designing, building and finishing the road with a particular mention for the many local residents, landowners business owners and local commuters whose perseverance, support and patience must be acknowledged’.SEE ALSO – Five Laois towns to reap the benefits of substantial new funding under national scheme GAA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home News Council Portlaoise Southern Circular Road Extension officially opened this morning NewsCouncil GAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleLaois hurler named Joe McDonagh Cup Player of the YearNext articleWinning EuroMillions ticket sold in Laois claimed by family LaoisToday Reporter Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest By LaoisToday Reporter – 1st November 2019 GAA Portlaoise Southern Circular Road Extension officially opened this morning The official opening was performed by Justice Minister Charles Flanagan alongside the Cathaoirleach William Aird, Oireachtas Members and the Elected Members of Laois County Council.The opening of the route marks the end of a complex construction project in the midst of an active public road network.The opening will reduce traffic congestion in Portlaoise and afford opportunities for the further development of the town.The Scheme was fully funded through the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport under Project Ireland 2040.Including land purchases, the cost of the road is close to €7m and consists of a new 550 metre single carriageway road. After months and months of delays, traffic congestion and frustration – the brand new Portlaoise Southern Circular Road officially opened this morning.The project was initially due to be finished in July but the date was pushed back to today following delays.However, after many bumps along the way, the road has been officially opened and it has been warmly welcomed which connects the R426 Timahoe Road and the N77 Abbeyleix Road. 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin TAGSLaois County CouncilPortlaoise Ring RoadRoad Opening last_img read more

$700 Million Damage to 350 Schools by Hurricane Dean

first_img$700 Million Damage to 350 Schools by Hurricane Dean UncategorizedAugust 31, 2007 Related$700 Million Damage to 350 Schools by Hurricane Dean Related$700 Million Damage to 350 Schools by Hurricane Dean Related$700 Million Damage to 350 Schools by Hurricane Deancenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Education and Youth, Maxine Henry Wilson, has said that despite the damage that some 350 schools sustained during Hurricane Dean on August 19, the government is determined to have a smooth start to the 2007/08 academic year.In a back-to-school broadcast, on (Aug. 30), Mrs. Henry Wilson informed that preliminary estimates from the Ministry’s regional and technical teams indicate that approximately $700 million would be required to repair these institutions. “This figure may increase, once all the estimates are in,” the Minister noted.The reports suggest that roofing accounted for most of the damage sustained, she said.Turning to general preparations that have been made for the new school year, she said emphasis was being placed on the readiness of school plants and that this has been assisted by the on-going efforts at physical maintenance and refurbishing, which was an integral part of the transformation of the entire education system.“We have developed an inventory of those institutions that need repairs and have initiated a programme for the construction of new schools and expansion of others. In some instances we have focused on provision of critical facilities, such as sanitation blocks, canteens, reading rooms, staff facilities,” Mrs. Henry Wilson said.She explained that the over 3,000 classroom spaces that are being added was a move towards the implementation of universal secondary education, and to this end, some $1.5 billion has been allocated to “bring our schools to the required state of readiness and provide more spaces for the coming school year.”“Our objective is to reduce class size and phase out the shift system,” the Minister pointed out.Eleven schools will be taken off the shift system and others added during the course of the year. Another important programme is the on-going initiative of classroom furniture for students and teachers. “A total of 190,000 pieces of furniture have been provided over the past two years, valued at $586 million. Many schools had their new furniture stored in preparation for the new school year,” she informed.Mrs. Henry Wilson said that with the passage of the hurricane, if there are schools with critical furniture needs, immediate contact should be made with their regional offices to “attempt to settle the issue of availability.”“The shortage of furniture should not be an issue at the opening of this school year,” the Minister emphasized. Advertisementslast_img read more

Over $12 million for Cairns Works for Queensland projects

first_imgOver $12 million for Cairns Works for Queensland projects Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning The Honourable Dr Steven MilesCairns Regional Council will receive $12.11 million from the latest round of the Palaszczuk Government’s hugely successful Works for Queensland program as part of Queensland’s plan for economic recovery.Member for Barron River Craig Crawford welcomed today’s announcement.“Cairns has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic so this is great news for our region’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic,” Mr Crawford said.“Another round of Works for Queensland will allow Cairns Regional Council to build on their good work and deliver more jobs through the construction of council infrastructure.”Member for Cairns Michael Healy said the money would help to drive Cairn’s economic recovery.“Without international tourists Cairns is still struggling, but now’s a great opportunity to be investing in our city and building infrastructure to attract more interstate tourists,” Mr Healy said.“Works for Queensland has already created more than 3,577 jobs in Far North Queensland and I’m looking forward to seeing more delivered right here in Cairns.”Speaker of the Queensland Parliament and Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt said that Cairns Regional Council has been taking advantage of earlier rounds of Works for Queensland.“Cairns Regional Council has made the most out of previous rounds, helping to deliver game changing local infrastructure projects,” Mr Pitt said.“With the additional funding announced today, Cairns Regional Council will have received more than $64 million in direct funding from the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland packages to improve the liveability and connectivity of our local area.“Recent projects delivered by Works for Queensland funding include upgrades to the Esplanade Plaza, construction of the Gordonvale Heritage Trail, and the White Rock public open space and pathway network.“Works for Queensland helps deliver much needed community assets and generates local jobs.”Deputy Premier and Minister for Local Government Steven Miles announced the allocations for the fourth round of the Works for Queensland program.“At the last election we committed to bringing back Works for Queensland for a fourth round and today we’re delivering on that commitment,” the Deputy Premier said.“This is a $200 million pool that will be allocated to councils outside of Queensland’s South East, with the funding improving council infrastructure and delivering local jobs as part of Queensland’s plan for economic recovery.“So far, Works for Queensland has created more than 21,000 jobs throughout regional Queensland, helping to drive economic recovery where it’s needed the most.”Local Government Association of Queensland President and Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson said Works for Queensland stands as a powerful example of what can be achieved when both levels of government work together to create jobs and improve local communities.“This program’s success comes from its targeted focus on funding projects that can be rolled out quickly to provide opportunities and improved facilities for local communities,” Mayor Jamieson said.“Councils have strongly supported the continuation of Works for Queensland and we welcome the release of this new round of the program at a time when job-creation has never been more important.“We look forward to continuing to work with the Queensland Government to maintain this program into the future.”Eligible projects range from roadworks to town beautification, parks and playground upgrades, renewable energy installations, tourism, water and safety.Project submissions close on 9 April. /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:Australia, Cairns, community, Far North Queensland, Government, infrastructure, Jamieson, liveability, Local Government, miles, Palaszczuk, parliament, President, QLD, Queensland, renewable, renewable energy, Sunshine Coastlast_img read more

Commentary: ‘I’m not going to use Clark County Today to be the mask police’

first_imgCommentary: ‘I’m not going to use Clark County Today to be the mask police’Posted by Ken Vance, EditorDate: Friday, September 25, 2020in: Opinion, Staff Opinionsshare 0 Posted by Chris Brown|Thursday, September 24, 2020 |in : NewsWhere is COVID-19 spreading in Clark County? Small private gatherings a key culprit Based on case investigations for nearly half of confirmed COVID-19 cases between Sept. 1-21, small social gatherings are the leading cause of viral transmission.Read more There are more than a few people who should take note of the information provided yesterday by the Public Health department. In fact, there is virtually a legion of people who were dead wrong in their predictions that two high-profile gatherings held in Clark County during those three weeks would cause a spike in COVID-19 cases.A little more than 10 years ago, I became the editor of The Reflector Newspaper. A friend of mine, who I was also going to be interacting with in my new capacity, joined me for lunch at the Hockinson Cafe, which unfortunately is one of many popular area restaurants that have closed due to the restrictions placed on in-person dining during the COVID-19 pandemic.As we were making the short walk back from the cafe to my office, my friend paid me an unexpected compliment. He said that he liked the fact that I was comfortable saying I didn’t know the answer to a question that he posed to me. It obviously had an impact on me, as I can recall the moment vividly these 10 years later. You likely can also deduct from that I’m unaccustomed to, or usually not deserving of, receiving such a compliment. I think when we’re young, we’re often too insecure to admit that we don’t have the answer. Or, maybe we’re embarrassed, or maybe we think someone will think less of us. But, as we get older, hopefully we get more comfortable admitting what we know and don’t know.I want to tell you something today that I don’t know much about, COVID-19. Sure, I think I’m as informed, or likely more informed, than the average citizen. That said, I don’t feel that I truly know anything about COVID-19 with 100 percent certainty.My life has changed significantly since the beginning of this pandemic. I used to work about half time from home and half in the office. Now, I rarely go into the office. I used to socialize in public, shop for groceries, and interact with others much more often than I do today. So, my contact with others now is pretty minimal. On those occasions when I am in public, I wear a mask. But, I don’t do it because I know for sure that it will prevent me from getting COVID-19 or that it will keep me from spreading it to others. Count me in the “it’s better to be safe than sorry’’ group. I think it’s more likely that science is on the side of wearing a mask, than not wearing one. So, there’s that, but I also don’t want to be confronted or ridiculed by someone who doesn’t have the ability to admit what they don’t know. Because, the fact is, none of you can tell me, with 100 percent certainty, that you know for sure one way or another.I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been told in the last six months what role Clark County Today should play in informing the public about COVID-19. And, the advice or instruction I receive most often is that I should do more to convince people they should wear a mask. That, and that I should report on those who violate the recommendation, or request, to wear a mask. (By the way, this column isn’t going to turn into a Constitutional argument, but I don’t recognize the governor’s order as law, even though I personally choose to obey it. That’s why I intentionally chose the words recommendation or request.)Let me state it publicly, as clearly as I can state it. I’m not going to use Clark County Today to be the mask police. I’m not going to go out of my way to expose people who choose not to wear a mask and I’m certainly not going to report them. It’s not the role of a news organization to tell citizens how to live their lives. I know many news organizations have given themselves that authority, but I will not. And, I can’t believe any of you actually want to give a news organization that kind of authority.We received hundreds of comments from readers after we covered the Let Us Worship gathering at the Vancouver Waterfront on Sept. 4. The lead photo of our coverage was one that showed hundreds of Christians with arms raised, worshiping, with no masks. The overwhelming majority of the comments (I stopped tracking after the number of comments sailed past 500) were by folks chastising and shaming those in attendance that they were going to cause a spike in COVID-19 cases in Clark County, prevent our children from returning to school, or worse yet, cause the death of a vulnerable neighbor.An estimated gathering of about 2,000 attended a Let Us Worship event Sept. 4 at the Vancouver Waterfront. Some of those who attended the event wore a mask, but many did not. Photo by Mike SchultzAn estimated gathering of about 2,000 attended a Let Us Worship event Sept. 4 at the Vancouver Waterfront. Some of those who attended the event wore a mask, but many did not. Photo by Mike SchultzThe same thing happened, to a lesser extent, after our coverage of a Sept. 16 appearance by Republican Gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp at a gathering of about 250 people in Camas. Again, we published photos from the event, showing people not wearing masks. We did nothing to expose anyone and also nothing to protect them. We just reported the news. Republican Gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp made an appearance in Camas on Sept. 16. At least two Clark County elected officials were critical of other elected officials who didn’t wear masks during the event. Photo by Mike SchultzRepublican Gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp made an appearance in Camas on Sept. 16. At least two Clark County elected officials were critical of other elected officials who didn’t wear masks during the event. Photo by Mike SchultzThis time, after the Culp event, the outrage included some incredible social media grandstanding by a pair of local elected officials (you might have guessed they were from the opposing party), again predicting gloom and doom while attempting to shame and tarnish the reputations of fellow elected officials who attended the Culp gathering.But, what those whining, complaining and self aggrandizing elected officials really need to do is admit that they don’t know what the heck they are talking about, as evidenced by the Clark County Public Health analysis. Those elected officials who made the social media posts also need to realize they don’t have the right to tell the rest of us how to live our lives.On Sunday, Clark County Today will celebrate the 4th anniversary of its launch. This news organization wasn’t founded to be just like other news organizations. It was created to do things different, to do things better. I believe this column represents that effort to be different, to be better. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : Where is COVID-19 spreading in Clark County? Small private gatherings a key culprit Next : Prevent Coalition of Vancouver launches opioid awareness campaignAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Where is COVID-19 spreading in Clark County? Small private gatherings a key culprit Clark County Today Editor Ken Vance offers his thoughts about the role of the media during the COVID-19 pandemicIn case you didn’t read our story because the facts don’t match your preferred narrative, on Thursday Clark County Public Health officials revealed the results of their analysis of 235 confirmed COVID-19 cases between Sept. 1 and Sept. 21. Of particular note to many of you should be the fact that a grand total of two, less than 1 percent, were linked to a public social gathering of more than 50 people. A grand total of three of the 235 cases, just over 1 percent, were linked to a private social gathering of more than 50 people. And, there was no evidence offered which events during that three-week period those five (of 235) cases were linked to.last_img read more

UCSC calls for nominations for annual Service Excellence Award

first_imgCategories:Getting InvolvedCampus Community University of Colorado Staff Council (UCSC) is soliciting nominations of classified and university staff employees for the annual Service Excellence Award.UCSC is pleased to recognize and reward staff members who have provided outstanding and sustained volunteer service to their campus or the university system, as well, as to community/civic/professional organizations during the past 3 years. Active involvement in staff events, community engagement opportunities, committee work, social advocacy projects, and diversity initiatives will contribute to a nominee’s application.The Service Excellence Award is presented to one qualified individual from each campus and system administration, and includes a $1,000 cash award to be presented at the All Staff Council Conference on April 8, 2016 in Colorado Springs. Each of the four recipients will be invited to the ceremony, along with his/her nominator, supervisor, and one additional guest.Please visit the UCSC Service Excellence Award web page for more information regarding the award criteria and nomination process. All nomination forms must be received electronically by Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mailcenter_img Published: Dec. 16, 2015 last_img read more

$259 Million Allocated to HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Programme

first_imgRelated$259 Million Allocated to HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Programme Advertisements Related$259 Million Allocated to HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Programme By Latonya Linton, JIS Reporter $259 Million Allocated to HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Programme Health & WellnessMay 16, 2012 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A total of $259.94 million has been set aside in the 2012/13 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives, to fund the Jamaica HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Programme. The programme aims to curb the spread of the HIV epidemic, improve treatment care and support for persons living with HIV/AIDS, and to strengthen Jamaica’s capacity to respond to the epidemic. In terms of achievements, more than 30,000 pregnant women who attend antenatal clinics in the public sector were tested for HIV; Eighty Six per cent of HIV infected pregnant women and 97 per cent of HIV exposed infants received anti retroviral for prevention of mother to child transmission; media awareness campaigns held reaching more than one million adults; and Eighty Four percent of institutions reached and adopted HIV/AIDS policy. Anticipated targets for 2012/13 include: maintaining HIV testing of over 90 per cent antenatal clinic attendees in the public sector; provision of comprehensive treatment counselling for 40,000 patients with sexually transmitted diseases; maintain surveillance system and programme; distribute four million condoms to different intervention sites; 50,000 youth and adolescents reached through prevention outreach activities; and provision of anti retroviral for the prevention of mother to child transmission to 85 per cent of HIV infected pregnant women and at least 90 per cent of HIV exposed infants. The programme is funded by the Government of Jamaica and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Related$259 Million Allocated to HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Programmelast_img read more

AT&T targets early standardised 5G launches in 2018

first_img Tags Home AT&T targets early standardised 5G launches in 2018 Previous ArticleSigfox CEO sees all round benefits from Telefonica dealNext ArticleApple found guilty of Russian iPhone price-fixing AT&T pushes cybersecurity to public sector AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 15 MAR 2017 US chip funding tipped to top $150B 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 Related Author Chris Donkin AT&T will target late 2018 for early commercial launches of standards-based 5G deployments, the company confirmed in an update into the progress of its trials.Its new timeline follows an announcement last week from the 3GPP, which said interim standards for specific elements of the technology would be made available by March 2018 to facilitate wide-scale testing of mobile broadband use cases.In a company blog, Andre Fuetsch, president of AT&T Labs and company CTO, said the 3GPP’s decision means the operator will be able to launch services to consumers in late 2018, a year ahead of its initial anticipated timeframe.“People are data hungry,” Fuetsch said. “5G will be a critical part of staying ahead of that demand. While there are many elements to this new technology, the big news here is that you can expect to see the first standards-based mobile 5G services in two years or less.”AT&T is set to begin the second round of its 5G trial in Austin, Texas, in April.Its latest trial will allow residential and small-to-medium sized business customers to access enhanced broadband, stream AT&T’s Directv Now service and use other next generation entertainment applications.The first round of 5G tests at its R&D facility in Austin took place in December and focused on outdoor trials of enterprise use cases in partnership with Ericsson.Last month rival Verizon said it will offer fixed wireless ‘5G’ services in 11 markets by the end of June as part of a major pilot programme. Amazon reels in MGM 5G trialsAT&Tlast_img read more