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

Khruangbin Share Global-Inspired ‘Late Night Tales’ Compilation [Stream]

first_imgKhruangbin has started the weekend with the arrival of their new Late Night Tales compilation project, which debuted via YouTube on Friday morning.Announced back in late October, Late Night Tales includes their previously-shared cover of  Kool & The Gang‘s “Summer Madness”, along with an eclectic mix of recordings from a mix of artists whose musical styles are pulled from locations and cultures around the world. The curated compilation ranges from Asian pop to Nigerian reggae, South Korean rock to Hindi-disco, and everything in between. The band also highlights Texas locals David Marez and Kelly Doyle, in addition to an exclusive spoken-word track produced by Khruangbin from Tierney Malone and Geoffrey Muller.Other artists featured on the new digital mixtape include Devadip Carlos Santana and Turiya Alice Coltrane, Nazia Hassan, Maxwell Udoh, Paloma San Basilio, and more.Related: Khruangbin Progresses Beyond The Standard Formula On New Album, ‘Mordechai’ [Review]The band said in a statement about their compilation,It’s cool to think about what you would listen to late at night, as a band together, lighting a spliff, kinda vibe. We definitely wanted to cover as much global territory as possible; so it was the globe and then home. We wanted to show the treasures from our hometown, or people from our hometown that the rest of the world probably doesn’t know. That’s what makes Khruangbin Khruangbin. The stubbornness about being so hometown-centric but what makes Houston is this constant international influence. That’s that gulf stream, bringing it right into Houston. So I guess that’s kind of the theme.Scroll down to stream the new compilation via the YouTube player below or through your preferred streaming platform.Khruangbin – Late Night Tales Compilation[Video: Late Night Tales]Khruangbin’s Late Night Tales Compilation Tracklist:1. Devadip Carlos Santana And Turiya Alice Coltrane – “Illuminations”2. Brilliantes Del Veulo – “I Know That (When The Springtime Comes)”3. Nazia Hassan – “Khushi”4. Kelly Doyle – “DRM”5. Sanulim – “Don’t Go”6. Maxwell Udoh – “I Like It (Don’t Stop)”7. David Marez – “Enséñame”8. Gerald Lee – “Can You Feel The Love (Reprise)”9. Justine & The Victorian Punks – “Still You”10. George Yanagi + Nadja Band -「祭ばやしが聞こえる」のテーマ11. Песняры – “Зачарованная моя”12. Khruangbin – “Summer Madness” (Exclusive Kool & The Gang Cover Version)13. Paloma San Basilio – “Contigo”14. Roha Band – “Yetikimt Abeba”15. Tierney Malone / Geoffrey Muller – “Transmission for Jehn: Gnossienne No 1” (Produced by Khruangbin)View Compilation Tracklistlast_img read more

Review: Swiftwick Merino Socks

first_imgI grabbed my first pair of Swiftwick socks from Embrocation Cycling Journal, which is my go-to timetowastesomepaypalfunds shop, and was instantly in love. Every other sock I owned joined the general population and I will only wear these for riding now. It’s hard to explain exactly why, especially since most people say, “oh it’s just socks,” but they’re just better. Try them. But first, check out my thoughts on the wool version after the jump…After much whining, begging and pleading, I convinced our shop to carry them and to welcome us to the family, they sent over a few pairs for the employees. That included a pair of the 4″ Merinos, which promptly were tossed into the winter drawer. I’ve got other wool socks, and they are always too warm for most of the year in Southern California, so I reserve them for cold and/or wet. However, while speaking to Melissa at Swiftwick, she convinced me to give them a try, no matter the weather. According to her, the folks down there wear them into the 90’s.So I took her advice, and was not disappointed.They are thicker than the Olefins, which was a little off-putting, but they end up being extremely comfortable. Like their other socks, they have a strange balance of cushion without feeling cushioned. They wick the moisture away quickly, so I never felt the ever-hated Sweaty Foot Syndrome.  Almost every time I wear my other wool socks, I find myself at some point during the ride wondering why I wore them, but not this time. Sure, I still reach for my Olefins more often, but that’s a mental hangup. They have one MAJOR advantage over the Olefins; they don’t stink up nearly as quickly or much. I can honestly wear them for two days, but that’s nasty so I try not to.Sidenote: my wife and I recently took a weekend trip to Washington, DC and I took nothing but Swiftwicks. If you’ve been there, you can appreciate the copious amounts of walking required to see all the monuments and such. Not once did my feet bother me, and it was 85°F with what felt like 100% humidity (it was probably only 80%, but here in SoCal, we call that “raining”).EDIT: one of my co-contributors here at Bike Rumor, Marc Basiliere, sent over this photo of him wearing these socks too. His comment was, “those socks are the bomb.”last_img read more