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

Garda station closure top of agenda at Glencolmcille parish council meeting

first_img Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Google+ By News Highland – November 12, 2011 A new Parish Council for the Glen area of Glencolmcille parish had its first meeting this week.The ection was held the same day as the Presidential and everyone on the electoral register was invited to cast their vote. The committee is in situ for a three year period and works in tandem with other development committees in the parish and with the Lár Comhairle.The main item for discussion at the first meeting was the threatened closure of the local Garda stations. It was felt that it was unfair to have both stations in the parish under consideration for closure and that this would be a strong blow to the region.The area has had a number of incidents recently including missing individuals where the local knowledge of the Gardaí was invaluable.Front from left: Francis J Cunningham, (assistant treasurer); Mary P. Byrne, Treasurer; Feardorcha Ó hAirdigh, Cathaoirleach; Liam Ó Cuinneagáin, Leas cathaoirleach; Brian O’Byrne, Secretary. Back from left: Fr. Bill McGeady; Freddie Godliman, PRO; Conal McIntyre; Seán Ó Beirn; Victor Fuller; Josephine O’Byrne (Assistant secretary),. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img News Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Previous articleEamon Ó Cuív special guest for Pat O’Donnell commemorationNext articleShay Given reacts to Ireland’s victory over Estonia News Highland Garda station closure top of agenda at Glencolmcille parish council meeting Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more

Official UFC 205 Preview and Predictions

first_img Related TopicsConor McGregorEddie AlvarezFrankie EdgarMiesha TateUFC 205 These picks and previews are brought to you by Vince McKee, the NEO Sports MMA correspondent. UFC 205 is upon us this weekend live from Madison Square Garden. It is a major event with three major titles on the line. Not only that, but it is the first in the State of New York, the last to legalize MMA.This event will truly be a milestone for MMA on its biggest stage. Much like UFC 200, the card is loaded with 10 great fights.Up first is a women’s Bantamweight bout between Liz Carmouche vs Katlyn ChookagianCarmouche has been up and down since entering the UFC back in February of 2013, a one round title fight loss to Ronda Rousey at UFC 157. Since then, she has gone 2-2 with wins over Jessica Andrade and Lauren Murphy, but losses to Miesha Tate and Alexis Davis.There is a bit of a layoff and rust Carmouche will have to deal with as she hasn’t fought since April 2015. I do fully expect her to knock off the ring rust in this one however, with a first round submission over Chookagian.Prediction – Carmouche by knockout in the 1rst. The second bout of the evening is at middleweight and will take place between Tim Boetsch and Rafael Natal. This is the biggest fight of Natal’s 28 fight career. He is a true MMA veteran, but one who hasn’t really left his mark at 21-7-1. Despite the healthy amount of wins he hasn’t secured many of them over bigger named opponents. His biggest wins have come against the likes of Travis Lutter and Uriah Hall, not exactly marquee names. He has losses to the likes of Tim Kennedy, Ed Herman and Robert Whittaker. 15 of his 28 fights have come in the UFC, yet the casual fan doesn’t even know him.Much can be said the same of Tim Boetsch, a veteran of 29 MMA fights, 18 of which have been held in the UFC Octogan. Boetsch was on a 3 fight losing streak and fighting to stay in the UFC back in July when he knocked out Josh Samman to stay relevant.With big wins over Yushin Okami, Kendall Grove, CB Dollaway and Nick Ring, Boetsch has proven he is to be taken seriously. I see him being victorious once again at 205, with a 3rd round knockout over Natal.Prediction – Boetsch over Natal by 3rd round KOThe third and final fight on UFC Fight pass is a great one, between two cagey veterans. Jim Miller is taking on UFC welterweight powerhouse Thiago The Pitbull Alves. The Pitbull was once one of the biggest names in the UFC Welterweight Division, however, that was nearly a decade ago.His biggest win came against Matt Hughes at UFC 85 in June 20008. Since then his career has never been the same, going 4-5 with losses to some of the biggest names in the sport, including GSP, Carlos Condit, Rick Story and Martin Kampan. If Alves has anything left in his career, he will need to show it now.His opponent Jim Miller, had one of the biggest and best start to a MMA career one could ask for. He began his career at 20-3 with losses to only big names such as Gray Maynard, Benson Henderson and Frankie Edgar. Since then it has been a rocky road but he has still managed to knock off such luminaries as Joe Lauzon, Takanori Gomi and Joe Lauzon again this past August. Miller has been a busy fighter as this will be his fourth fight of 2016, and 8th fight in two years.Alves has not fought since May of 2015, and I truly belive that even though the layoff will help him be fresh and all nagging injuries to be healed, he doesn’t have the speed. Power and stamina of years past and Jim Miller will have the right game plan in place to win by decision in this one.Prediction – Jim Miller by decisionUp next we will break down and predict the fights on the Fox portion of the card on free TV.Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)Kicking of the Fox portion of the card will two top contenders at lightweight colliding when Michael Johnson does battle with Khabib Nurmagomedov. Johnson has been on a tear since competing in the Ultimate Fighter in December 2010. He has bounced back from losses to Myles Jury and Nate Diaz to topple such men as Dustin Poirier, Joe Lauzon, Edson Barbosa and holds the only victory over Tony Ferguson.When Michael Johnson is on his game he is close to unbeatable, but it will be up to Nurmagomedov to take him off of his game on Saturday night. Nurmagomendov is no joke himself, with big wins over former champ Raeal dos Anjos and Pat Healy. In fact, the man is 23-0 and all signs points to him moving to 24-0 and receiving a long-awaited title shot with the win over Johnson.Prediction – Nurmagomendov by knockout in round two.Frankie Edgar is the former UFC Lightweight champion and one of the best pound for pound fighters in the world. He will have his hands full with the lightning quick Jeremey Stephens at UFC 205.Stephens is best known for hitting former lightweight champion Rafeal dos Anjos so hard he made his eyes roll back in his head. Stephens is a student of the game and looks to cash in on the biggest fight of his career against Edgar. This could be the biggest win of his career if he could catch Edgar just right for the flash knockout.What can we say about Frankie Edgar that hasn’t already been said. The man has a heart of a champion and seemingly beats anyone in his path not named Jose Aldo. Even at 20-5-1 and wins against some of the biggest name sin the sports history (BJ Penn, Gray Maynard, Urijah Faber, Cub Swanson, etc) Edgar will need to go on another run if he ever wants another title shot at featherweight. Does he start that latest run Saturday night?Prediction – Edgar by DecisionThe main card may be one of the best of all time as it is loaded with six great fights, three of which are title fights!Kicking off the main card is the former Women’s Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate taking on the up and coming Raquel Pennington. It isn’t a secret any longer, Penniginton is the real thing and on a hot streak currently. She has won her last three fights and will look to remain on a tear against the former champ.Miesha Tate shocked the world with her come from behind win to win against Holly Holm in March.Since then, she has only fought once,the main event of UFC 200 and was destroyed against Amanda Nunes in under a round.So now we must figure out which Miesha Tate is the real Cupcake. Is it the woman who has been destroyed twice against Cat Zingano, Ronda Rousey twice, and Amanda Nunes. Or is the woman who rattled off five straight wins on to her to the title.Time Will tell, but I smell an upset brewing on this one, and a shocking decision victory for Pennington. Prediction – Decision win for Pennington Chris Weidman vs Yoel Romero is a safe bet that the winner of this bout will become the new number one contender to Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping. Yoel Romero appeared to be unstoppable knocking out foe after foe including such luminaries as Lyoto Machida and Tim Kennedy. But then there is just one hiccup to his 7 fight winning streak, he was popped for PED’s. So, now, all of it gets put into question. USADA revealed that Romero tested positive for ibutamoren, a growth hormone release stimulator.His opponent, Chris Weidman, the hard throwing New Yorker, is the natural fan favorite coming into this one. The hometown boy who has been beloved since knocking off the invincible Anderson Silva way back in the summer of 2013.It is a spicy meatball for sure, Weidman is damn good, no one will dispute that, however at 12-1, Romero is very much the real deal as well. Weidman has not fought since his title loss to Luke Rockhold back at UFC 194 nearly a year ago.Prediction – Weidman gets back to his winning weighs with a split decision victory.At 12-0, UFC Women’s Straweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk is the best pound for pound fighter in the world. There is no doubt in my mind she will continue to prove that with a convincing win over Karolina Kowalkiewicz on Saturday night.Prediction – Jedrzejczyk by first round submissionI truly believe the UFC Welterweight Championship reign of Tyron Woodley will be short and sweet and end abruptly Saturday night against number one contender Stephen Thompson. It is the Wonder Boys time. He has been dominant winning his last 7 fights in a row against the likes of Johnny Hendricks, Rory Macdonald, Jake Ellenberger, Patrick Cote and others. He is 13-1 with his only loss coming to UFC veteran Matt Brown. Not many causal fans of MMA know about Thompson, but they will after UFC 205.Prediction – Thompson by submission in the fifth and final round.THE MAIN EVENT OF THE EVENINGUFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor challenges UFC Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez for his title only.This one is so hard to pick, because of how badly McGregor looked at select times against Diaz at 170, twice, but how good he has looked against smaller size guys at featherweight. Once again, McGregor has put himself in a situation with everything to gain and almost nothing to lose.Eddie Alvarez is a formidable opponent and a great champion at 155 pounds. He is a former Bellator Lightweight champion, and has knocked off 3 former lightweight champions since entering the UFC. Alavarez holds victories over Gilbert Melendez, Anthony Pettis and his title win over Rafeal dos Anjos.Here is the thing that I think will turn this fight, most men the size of McGregor can’t hit as hard as he can, Alvarez can and will. Can Conor’s chin hold up? Only time will tell.For McGregor, he has been one of the hottest things to hit MMA in many years. In 2016 alone, this will be his 3rd huge fight, and also 4th in a year if you go back to UFC 194 last December when he beat the seemingly unbeatable Jose Aldo in less than 20 seconds.McGregor is 8-1 in the UFC, and at times looks unstoppable. He is more then hype, he is the real thing and great for the sport. This truly is a marquee matchup in every sense of the word.Prediction – McGregor by Submission in the fourth. Agree or disagree? Let me know on twitter at VinceTheAuthor Vince McKeelast_img read more