Labour party torpedoes Trident debate in blow to Jeremy Corbyn

first_imgMonday 28 September 2015 12:14 am Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was handed an embarrassing defeat yesterday afternoon, as his own party members voted against debating the renewal of the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons system.Corbyn has long campaigned against replacing Trident, and it had widely been expected that delegates at the Labour party’s annual conference in Brighton this week would vote on a motion backing the newly elected leader’s views.But in a ballot yesterday that underscored fresh divisions in an increasingly fractious Labour party, members decided that Trident would not be on the conference agenda.The defeat proved a double blow to Corbyn, as it was revealed that despite overwhelmingly supporting him in the leadership contest, just 0.16 per cent of trade union voters on the so-called conference arrangements committee backed the Trident debate. The committee instead selected eight policy areas for debate, including austerity and public services, employment rights, EU, refugee crisis, mental health, the TV licence fee, housing and the NHS.Earlier yesterday, Corbyn joked on BBC One’s Marr programme that he could not control the committee’s decision, saying: “Sadly, the Labour leader has no dictatorship over the conference arrangements committee or anything else.”But later in the day, Corbyn took a more serious tone, saying: “This is an open and democratic party and the members at conference have decided to discuss the issues that they want to debate this week.”The SNP took the opportunity to attack Corbyn’s leadership, with deputy leader Stewart Hosie MP saying: “So many of the people who backed him to be Labour leader did so on the basis of his anti-Trident stance – now barely two weeks into the job, it appears he’s shying away from the debate.” Labour party torpedoes Trident debate in blow to Jeremy Corbyn Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorArticles SkillHusband Leaves Wife For Her Sister, Not Knowing She Won The Lottery Just Moments BeforeArticles SkillDefinitionThe Most Famous Movie Filmed In Every U.S. StateDefinitionLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestlyTotal PastThis Was Found Hiding In An Oil Painting – Take A Closer LookTotal Past Express KCS center_img Share whatsapp whatsapp last_img read more

Premium / Market insight: Flexport – a Silicon Valley darling, but what’s it worth?

first_img LOGIN Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium Forgotten your password? Please click here Email* << Go back By Alessandro Pasetti 01/06/2018 Please either REGISTER or login below to continue “There seems to be a real disconnect as always between the freight world and the venture capital world. What I’ve told our employees after every fundraise is that we are not worth $1bn, but rather that investors think there is a 10% chance we are worth $10bn and a 90% chance we’re worth a lot less (maybe zero).” Flexport founder and CEO Ryan Petersen on LinkedIn.San Francisco-based Flexport is on everybody’s lips these days, and rightly so as speculation grows that ... Premium subscriber LOGIN Reset Your Password Please Login New Premium subscriber REGISTER Password* Email* Resetlast_img read more

NFL’s ‘unrestricted’ grant to fund brain research has strings attached

first_img By Ike Swetlitz Jan. 8, 2016 Reprints The agreement also commits the foundation to set up a “stakeholder board” to let the NFL and other donors talk with the NIH’s scientific leadership to “express viewpoints, address challenges, share expertise, and develop common perspectives on issues relating” to the research. The NFL’s $30 million donation to the NIH’s foundation to study concussion and brain trauma has strings attached. Michael Dwyer/AP Tags concussionshigh impactNIHpolicy NFL NIH Agreement 2680012-MOU-NIH-FNIH-NFL (PDF)
2680012-MOU-NIH-FNIH-NFL (Text)center_img Neither the foundation or the NFL responded to multiple requests for comment.ESPN reported late last month that the NFL refused to allow its donation to be used to pay for an ambitious national research project on the degenerative brain disease known as CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The project is being led by Boston University’s Robert Stern, a prominent CTE researcher. Stern’s colleague at the university runs a “brain bank” whose researchers have diagnosed CTE in scores of former NFL players.The NFL strenuously denied the ESPN report, saying it had no “veto power” over how the foundation spends its $30 million gift, which was announced back in February of 2013.The foundation also denied the report, saying “the NFL has no control over the use of these grant funds.”But the document obtained by STAT through a public records request seems to contradict those assertions.It’s a memorandum of understanding between the NIH and the foundation, a nonprofit set up to work with the private sector to supplement federal funding for scientific research.The agreement specifically concerns the Sports and Health Research Program, which was launched in 2013 with the $30 million NFL grant. The NFL said at the time it expected the money would be spent on cutting-edge research into brain trauma, as well as studies of other health issues that afflict athletes.[stat_brightcove id=”4664703562001 ” credit=”Alex Hogan, Hyacinth Empinado/STAT”]The agreement makes clear that the NIH will take charge of managing and implementing any scientific research funded by outside donations, including the NFL grant. But before that research can even get off the ground, the NIH and the foundation must seek “mutual agreement” with its donors on the scope and goals of the project.So far, the NFL money has been used to support several small research projects on spinal cord injury and a larger project on CTE with Boston University and Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. That project is focusing on understanding the prevalence of CTE and how it can be diagnosed during autopsy.The new national CTE research —  the one not funded by the NFL —  aims to figure out how to diagnose CTE in living patients.Four congressional Democrats this week demanded more information about the NFL’s role in funding brain trauma research. “We are concerned about the potential implications of outside entities expecting to exercise ‘veto power’ or other influence over the selection of NIH research applicants,” Reps. Frank Pallone Jr., Gene Green, Jan Schakowsky, and Diana DeGette wrote in a letter sent to the NIH and the foundation. All four signatories are Democratic members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The letter was first reported by the Washington Post.The NIH said its director, Dr. Francis Collins, had received the letter and that the agency will respond. High ImpactAn occasional series on the science of concussions and how new findings are reverberating through sports and society.Concussion, Inc.: The big business of treating brain injuriesNFL union urges players to see ‘Concussion,’ but warns ‘it is scary’How the NFL’s concussion-spotting system is — and isn’t — workingNew study will examine NFL players’ brains in bid to spot CTEMy muddled brain: A fall, a concussion, and weeks of confusionA pill for concussions remains a brain-busting challengeAfter concussions, young football player’s plea: Donate my brain to scienceDisqualified after concussions, college football players recruited back onto the fieldCan chocolate milk speed concussion recovery? Experts cringeExperts debate: How many concussions are too many for an athlete? PoliticsNFL’s ‘unrestricted’ grant to fund brain research has strings attached advertisement When the National Football League announced a $30 million donation to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health to fund research on concussion and brain trauma, the league called the grant an “unrestricted gift.”But it turns out there were strings attached.Before spending the money, the foundation must reach “mutual agreement” with the NIH and its donors — including the NFL — on the “research concepts” that will be addressed, as well as on “timeline, budget, and specific milestones to accomplish the research,” according to a signed agreement obtained by STAT.advertisementlast_img read more

New Research From CU Reveals Mars' Lumpy Magnetic Field

first_imgNew research from the University of Colorado at Boulder reveals that areas of the surface of Mars may be protected from the full force of solar radiation by areas of intensely magnetized crust. The startling vision of Mars’ magnetosphere is being explored by David Brain, a doctoral student at CU-Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics and his research advisor, Professor Fran Bagenal, using magnetometer data from NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft. Brain’s research has implications for the escape of atmospheric gases into space and climate evolution on the red planet, as well as the radiation environment of these areas – possibly making them safer landing sites for future human expeditions. Brain will present his research at the annual meeting of the Department of Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society in New Orleans on Nov. 30. The planet’s crust is highly magnetized in certain areas to create “mini-magnetospheres” which may shield the planet’s surface in certain areas from solar and cosmic radiation, said Brain. Before Mars Global Surveyor launched earlier this year, scientists debated whether Mars had a weak global magnetic field, or none at all. “The spacecraft showed that Mars has no global magnetic field, but it discovered the crustal sources of small magnetospheres. The strength of the crustal sources surprised everyone,” said Brain. Earth’s powerful magnetic field is created by its spinning liquid metal core. Mars is thought to be mostly dead internally, since the planet has no active dynamo in its core to create a global magnetic field. Mars Global Surveyor has found that regions of Mars’ crust are at least ten times more strongly magnetized than anything measured on Earth. Brain discovered that these regions of magnetization are so strong, in fact, that they can influence magnetometer readings to altitudes of 600 to 900 miles, or about a third of the planet’s radius. “In the absence of these crustal sources, what you have is a situation similar to Venus,” said Brain. “The planet’s smooth ionosphere – the outer part of Earth’s atmosphere beginning roughly 33 miles above the Earth’s surface — acts as a balancing force to the powerful solar wind, or on a comet, where escaping charged gas does the same thing.” According to Brain, the regions of intense magnetization occur almost completely in the planet’s southern hemisphere, which is much older than the northern plains. “It’s likely that early on, traces of Mars’ magnetic field were frozen in the planet’s crust when its internal dynamo shut down. Later on, ‘resurfacing’ of the planet’s northern hemisphere by some type of heating mechanism and large impact events in the southern hemisphere demagnetized much of the planet,” he said. “What we are seeing may be the remnants of that process.” Brain used Mars Global Surveyor magnetometer data to calculate the altitude to which crustal sources of magnetization could be reasonably well detected, and then used the data to plot the influence of crustal sources as a function of altitude. “At 60 to 120 miles above the planet, the crustal sources are very visible. They are still easily identifiable at 250 to 300 miles, but it is really surprising to still see their influence at 550 miles up,” he said. The second half of his research was to compute the shape of the obstacle Mars presents to the solar wind, which reaches a speed near Earth of up to 250 miles per second. On Earth, the solar wind influences the magnetic field to generally be smooth and follow a predictable curve. The influence of local areas of magnetization on Mars is so strong that the “mini-magnetospheres” form small bumps above the ionosphere. This surface varies over time as the solar wind changes in intensity and as the planet rotates, said Brain. “This tells us a great deal about how the sun’s energy is being delivered to the upper atmosphere,” he said. Also assisting Brain in his research were Mario Acuña and Jack Connerney of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Green Belt, Md. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Nov. 26, 2001 last_img read more

Instructors: Check your course accessibility

first_imgAs you start the new semester, keep accessibility in mind! Creating course materials that are accessible helps all students in your classes, including students with disabilities. Use this checklist to help you get started, and if you have questions or would like additional support, reach out to our Academic Accessibility Consulting Service by emailing [email protected] Steps: Make sure your course syllabi are accessible. For new syllabi, start with the accessible syllabus template (.docx) or the Google Doc version of the accessible syllabus template. To remediate an existing syllabus for accessibility, consult our accessible Word document guide or contact us to schedule a consultation.All syllabi should contain CU Boulder’s required disability accommodation statement.If you have students registered with Disability Services with accommodations, respond to student accommodation requests in a timely manner and follow guidance from Disability Services.In your syllabus, list the digital services and tools that students will have to use in your class and note whether video or interactive content will be used. This helps students request necessary accommodations for your course well in advance of any deadlines.Include clear information in your course description and syllabus about the instructional mode of the course (online asynchronous, remote synchronous, hybrid, etc.).If you plan to use remote exam proctoring software in the course, include information and expectations about this in the syllabus.Go Above and Beyond For Your Students:Review guidance about accessibility best practices for remote instruction. Review and implement recommendations from the accessible content guide for Canvas.If you are going to use Zoom, learn about Zoom accessibility best practices.Proactively caption video content used in your courses by correcting the automated captions in Canvas Studio, Zoom Cloud, or YouTube. Email [email protected] for consultation or training support.Learn about implementing Universal Design teaching practices in the classroom. Investigate the accessibility of your digital publisher-generated content using our E-Text Accessibility Evaluation Guide.Consult CU Boulder’s resources on accessibility best practices. If you would like to learn more or have questions about digital accessibility, please contact the Digital Accessibility Office at [email protected]last_img read more

Suburban Diagnostics introduces Abbott ID NOW test for faster COVID-19 testing of patients in emergency cases

first_img Read Article The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Suburban Diagnostics introduces Abbott ID NOW test for faster COVID-19 testing of patients in emergency cases Share Abbott ID NOW test reportedly needs 30 minutes to generate a report after sample collection, whereas obtaining a COVID-19 test report generally takes between 24-36 hours of time, after the regular RT-PCR testSuburban Diagnostics introduces the Abbott ID NOW test – a rapid molecular test, using a rear technology that will accelerate the reporting process, resulting in patients getting the test results faster. The test is ICMR approved and hence the reports will be valid in case of emergency treatment or hospitalisation or even for domestic travel, as per the company release.Obtaining a COVID-19 test report generally takes between 24-36 hours of time, after the regular RT-PCR test. Suburban Diagnostics’ new Abbott ID NOW test reportedly only needs 30 minutes to generate a report after sample collection. It is a faster alternative to the RT-PCR test in times of emergency, when waiting longer is not a viable option for the patient.“We have introduced this test for patients who are in an emergency and need COVID-19 test reports faster. The test will be available only at selected Suburban Diagnostics centres,” says Sushant Kinra, COO, Suburban Diagnostics. “It is our endeavour to be at the forefront in this war against the virus. We are hopeful that this facility will be instrumental in saving more lives, as it will help people in quickening the process of treatment during emergency,” he added. Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services By EH News Bureau on April 27, 2021 center_img Related Posts Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha COVID-19 Updates Lab Diagnostics News MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Comments (0) WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Add Commentlast_img read more

NEPA Completing Draft on Motor Vehicle Emission Standards

first_imgStory HighlightsNEPA is currently finalising the draft paper for the motor vehicle emission standards, which is expected to be adopted into a regulatory framework, this fiscal year.State Minister Hayles informed that the implementation of the regulatory framework will allow the country to realise the testing of motor vehicle emissions and regulate fleet emissions.The State Minister also informed that Government will further expand the air quality monitoring programme to Manchester and St. Catherine, during the 2014/15 financial year. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is currently finalising the draft paper for the motor vehicle emission standards, which is expected to be adopted into a regulatory framework, this fiscal year.This was disclosed by State Minister in the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Ian Hayles, during his contribution to the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives, on June 17.“I am putting the country on notice that this year we will begin tackling an even more pervasive air quality issue – motor vehicle emissions,” he noted.Mr. Hayles informed that the implementation of the regulatory framework will allow the country to realise the testing of motor vehicle emissions and regulate fleet emissions.He said the Ministry will also be partnering with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the University of Technology (UTech), in implementing a Global Fuel Efficiency Initiative in this financial year, which will look at issues related to clean fuels and vehicle efficiency.This, he said, will support the motor vehicle emission standards that will be adopted this fiscal year.In the meantime, the State Minister also informed that Government will further expand the air quality monitoring programme to Manchester and St. Catherine, during the 2014/15 financial year.He said the Ministry is currently in discussions with several international partners to develop its ability to monitor greenhouse gases, specifically in procuring a mobile air quality laboratory.“This will increase the country’s emergency response to air pollution incidents and allow for the prompt dissemination of information to our emergency response partners to save lives during major hazard events,” the State Minister said.Last year, Government fulfilled its commitment to expand the air quality monitoring network, with NEPA establishing monitoring stations in Catherine Hall, Montego Bay and on Main Street, May Pen.The expansion was executed at a cost of $8 million, and brings the current government air monitoring network to eight sites.The NEPA has also licensed 35 private industry emitters who also operate air monitors. These complement the eight government stations and bolster the islandwide air monitoring network. RelatedImproved Water Supply for Western Hanover NEPA Completing Draft on Motor Vehicle Emission Standards EnvironmentJune 18, 2014Written by: Athaliah Reynolds-Bakercenter_img RelatedSt. Catherine Residents Benefit from Rain Water Harvesting System RelatedJamaica to Receive Funding from UNDP to Implement Climate Change Activities Advertisementslast_img read more

Prime Minister Thanks China for Enjoyment Garden

first_imgStory HighlightsPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, has expressed gratitude to the People’s Republic of China for their kindness in handing over a Chinese garden to the Jamaican people.Formal documents were signed by the Government of Jamaica to accept the garden as a gift in February 2010.The Prime Minister praised the relationship forged between the two nations and thanked the Chinese for the “love and affinity” that was offered to Jamaicans while working on the construction project. RelatedPM Praises Work of Joseph Assignment Global Initiative Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, has expressed gratitude to the People’s Republic of China for their kindness in handing over a Chinese garden to the Jamaican people.Formal documents were signed by the Government of Jamaica to accept the garden as a gift in February 2010.“At the ground-breaking we agreed that this garden would be a symbol of the enduring friendship between our countries. A space for harmony and inspiration and a place for reflection and creative thought. On behalf of the people and Government of Jamaica, I want to say to the people and Government of China, thank you,” the Prime Minister said.Speaking at the official handing over ceremony for the Harmonious Enjoyment Gardens, at the Royal Botanical Gardens at Hope, in St. Andrew, on August 19, the Prime Minister praised the relationship forged between the two nations and thanked the Chinese for the “love and affinity” that was offered to Jamaicans while working on the construction project.On the site, Jamaicans were employed in a number of tasks, such as landscaping and construction, among other activities.Covering approximately 600,000 square feet, the garden is to be managed by the Nature Preservation Foundation.A landscape garden in style, it depicts the vast gardens of the Chinese emperors and members of the imperial family. It was constructed at a cost of more than $200 million.“This garden is set on an axis. It is defined by north, south, east and west ceremonial gates, prominent or discreet images, ornaments and architectural features, depicting aspects of oriental philosophy, mythology and the doctrine of feng shui,” said Chairman of the Nature Preservation Foundation, Leslie Chung. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedPut Aside Negative Thoughts – PM Prime Minister Thanks China for Enjoyment GardenJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlaycenter_img RelatedPrime Minister Simpson Miller Commends Jamaica’s Sportsmen and Sportswomen Advertisements Prime Minister Thanks China for Enjoyment Garden Prime MinisterAugust 20, 2015Written by: Chad Bryan Photo: JIS PhotographerPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller (second right), and wife of the Governor-General and Patron of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Her Excellency, Lady Allen, observe the writings on a plaque of the Harmonious Enjoyment Gardens at the opening at the Royal Botanical Gardens at Hope, on August 19. Others (from left) are: Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill; Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Holness; Economic and Commercial Councillor at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, Madam Liu Lei; and Charge d’Affaires at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Xia Guoshun.last_img read more

Crime Watch – That has to be a sin

first_imgHomeBad BehaviorCrime Watch – That has to be a sin Mar. 25, 2020 at 6:00 amBad BehaviorCrimeCRIME WATCHFeaturedNewsCrime Watch – That has to be a sineditor1 year agocrimesmpd On Friday, March 13 a woman clutching a small purse and tugging pink luggage behind her walked into Holy Grounds and demanded the cashier at the counter give up his cell phone or be shot. The quick-thinking victim explained his phone was out of his reach and requested permission to retrieve it from the adjacent room. Once in the lobby, the victim quickly contacted SMPD and reported a robbery in progress. As with any good witness, he was able to describe the suspect who was later found exiting Holy Grounds upon officers’ arrival. Although the suspect claimed to have a gun, no weapon was seen or found when she was taken into custody. The suspect, Amanda Carmella Kerr, 30 years old from Florida, was charged with attempted robbery at the time of arrest. Bail was set at $50,000.Tags :crimesmpdshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentLos Angeles sheriff: gun shops not essential, must close18 Santa Monica residents test positive for coronavirus as L.A. County approaches 800 confirmed casesYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall6 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press10 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson17 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter17 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor17 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press17 hours agolast_img read more

Operators highlight mobile’s role in transforming lives

first_img 4G/5G to support bulk of connections by 2025 Related Tags HomeMWC18 Articles Operators highlight mobile’s role in transforming lives Mobile World Live Mobile World Live is the online service dedicated to providing the mobile industry with daily news coverage & analysis of the biggest global market developments. Read more Mobile money hits $1 billion per day landmark AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 26 FEB 2018 center_img Industry executives took to the floor on Monday to highlight the leading role that the mobile communications industry is taking, and must take, in improving the lives of people all over the world, and how collaboration, partnership and leadership during this current period of digital disruption will be key to fuelling innovation, transforming industries and spurring new opportunities.During the opening keynote session at Mobile World Congress, Mats Granryd, GSMA director general (pictured), emphasised the important role that mobile will play in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).“As an industry, we have an opportunity – and, I would argue, an obligation – to leverage our mobile networks and services to help achieve the SDGs,” he said. “The mobile industry is helping people in times of disaster, reducing inequalities, helping to preserve the world’s resources, and we are positively impacting people’s lives every day.”Marie Ehrling, chair of both Telia Company and security firm Securitas, said the industry must now lead and shape its future through a period of digital disruption, both in terms of strategy, actions and culture, and also emphasised the need for collaboration.“Silo thinking is not only unadvisable, but also wouldn’t work. From every company I’ve worked with today, collaborative working environments are rich across industries and across markets. It’s one of the most important catalysts of success,” Ehrling said.Shang Bing, chairman of China Mobile, called on mobile operators to engage in a “global conversation” with one another and relevant digital players to drive innovation.He also echoed the views of other keynote speakers in that 5G would help boost economies worldwide, provided mobile operators cooperated with what he called “ICT industries”.“No single company can do it all alone,” he said. “By working together we can make the cake bigger.”This was especially true in developing ecosystems surrounding big data. “We want to create win-win digital ecosystems,” he addedDuring the keynote, NTT DoCoMo provided concrete details of its mid-term strategy, “Beyond”, which will take the Japan-based mobile operator into the 5G era from 2020 onwards. The operator plans to launch 5G in 2020 to coincide with the Olympic Games in Tokyo.In common with other keynote speakers Kazuhiro Yoshizawa, president and CEO of NTT DoCoMo, emphasised the importance of “co-creation” strategies with partners to establish what he described as a “richer future with 5G”, also ensuring that people will be able to use 5G services on new 5G networks “from day one”.To support this strategy, the operator has launched the DoCoMo 5G Open Partner Programme, and has already received expressions of interest from 610 entities that wish to participate.As well as 5G, Granryd highlighted artificial intelligence as a new area of innovation, fuelled by the availability of high-speed connectivity, the mass-market adoption of smartphones and the power of machine learning.However, both Granryd and José Maria Alvarez-Pallete, chairman and CEO of Telefonica, once again stressed the requirement for a regulatory environment that supports the communications industry’s enormous contribution to society and global economies.“This industry makes huge investments every year and employs millions of professionals,” said Alvarez- Pallete. “In order to efficiently make all our contributions, we need an investment friendly framework. It is not about regulating others; it is about having a level playing field.”Granryd echoed this message, saying: “We need an environment that provides higher levels of certainty and consistency,” including the timely release of harmonised spectrum, approval of effective consolidation, an even playing field for equivalent digital services, and the ability to harmonise international privacy and data protection rules.“All of these are crucial to the development of a rich and vibrant digital economy and to the very future of our industry,” Granryd concluded. Mittal pushes ‘NetCo’ model for mobile operators Author Previous ArticleInterview: IdemiaNext ArticleHuawei signs 45 5G MoUs with operators MWC18 Articles GSMAMarie EhrlingMats GranrydTelia Companylast_img read more