Communication Networks – Infiweb http://infiweb.org/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 02:30:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://infiweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1-150x150.png Communication Networks – Infiweb http://infiweb.org/ 32 32 Chip & Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network Pulls’ Work From Home ‘Series – Deadline https://infiweb.org/chip-joanna-gaines-magnolia-network-pulls-work-from-home-series-deadline/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 02:07:00 +0000 https://infiweb.org/chip-joanna-gaines-magnolia-network-pulls-work-from-home-series-deadline/ The new Magnolia Network, the vehicle driven by Upper Fixator superstars Chip and Joanna Gaines, withdrew one of its series from the program just two days after its launch. Homework was pulled after allegations of poor quality work and overcharging by its hosts surfaced from two owners. The show was previously available on the Magnolia […]]]>

The new Magnolia Network, the vehicle driven by Upper Fixator superstars Chip and Joanna Gaines, withdrew one of its series from the program just two days after its launch.

Homework was pulled after allegations of poor quality work and overcharging by its hosts surfaced from two owners. The show was previously available on the Magnolia Network tab on Discovery +, but was elevated to the cable channel when Magnolia launched this week.

The show stars Utah-based Andy and Candis Meredith renovating homes in their state. The series was said to have originally been Joanna Gaines’ idea and was billed as the next Upper Fixator by at least one media source. Andy and Candis Meredith have also appeared on the HGTV and DIY Network show. Love of the old house.

It all fell apart on Wednesday, when accounts surfaced detailing alleged overcharging and shoddy work from the Merediths in some earlier renovations. While all of the shows on Discovery’s list have demonstrated that home improvement projects can often lead to delays and overruns, the specific charges against the Merediths also allege poor communications when things have gone wrong in their relationships.

The Merediths fired back, denying the accusations on Instagram. “We have always tried to give everything we have to make everyone we work with happy,” they wrote, adding: “We can only say that there are two sides to every story…”

Allison Page, president of Magnolia Networks, also released a statement.

“Magnolia Network is aware that some homeowners have expressed concerns about the renovation projects undertaken by Candis and Andy Meredith. Over the past few days we have learned additional information about the extent of these issues and have decided to remove “Work from Home” from the Magnolia Network range pending a review of the complaints that have been made. “

The news that went off the rails Homework was posted on Instagram on Wednesday.

Aubry Bennion, a landlord from Utah, shared an Instagram story from 18 posts about her experience on Wednesday. Bennion contracted with the Merediths in 2019 to renovate his kitchen. They first told him that the project would take three weeks and cost $ 20,000. This amount was raised to $ 25,000 when the show was taped.

The project has far exceeded that projection, Bennion said. It took five months and cost him over $ 39,000. She claimed that much of that money was spent on solving the problems created by the renovation.

Bennion wrote in another Instagram post that the Merediths have added a patio to the back of his kitchen. It went wrong when they built it over a sprinkler system and created a drainage problem. Bennion’s house was said to have nearly been flooded because of the bridge issued, an incident which she says lowered her home’s value and cost $ 18,000 to repair.

This disaster was exacerbated by a lack of communication, Bennion said. She claimed she had spoken to the Merediths about the issues throughout and was often given excuses or promises that things would happen the next day that never happened.

Bennion said she reached out to growers on the Magnolia Network for help. They allegedly gave Candis a “harsh conversation” after her call, according to one of Bennion’s Instagram posts. But nothing has changed, she said.

Ultimately, Bennion said his faith in Chip and Joanna Gaines’ brand was misplaced and damaged.

“I want Magnolia to be responsible,” she said. “It’s mind-boggling to me that they put Magnolia’s name and reputation on the line or allow these people to represent them without any sort of oversight or mentorship.”

Bennion was not the only complaint. After posting her contact details, another owner, Teisha Satterfield Hawley, filed similar complaints about the Merediths.

Hawley wrote on Instagram that she gave the Merediths $ 45,000 to renovate their living space. The project was scheduled for four weeks, but ten weeks later little work had been done. The Merediths then told the Hawleys they needed an additional $ 40,000 to make the project work, according to a follow-up article shared on Hawley’s Instagram account.

“Despair is the word that comes to my mind when I think about that day,” Hawley captioned the article. “We had been living in our basement for months at this point, including Thanksgiving, Christmas and birthdays. We were exhausted, had just been told all of our funds were used up, and our house was torn apart with bubbling floors laid.

The Hawleys said they told the Merediths not to return after the request for money.



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Facing the Future: The Growth of Automation in Fixed Income Trading in Asia-Pacific https://infiweb.org/facing-the-future-the-growth-of-automation-in-fixed-income-trading-in-asia-pacific/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 09:59:45 +0000 https://infiweb.org/facing-the-future-the-growth-of-automation-in-fixed-income-trading-in-asia-pacific/ How can automation improve fixed income trading strategies and best execution? In a recent Asia Risk webinar, in partnership with Tradeweb, a panel of market experts discussed the prospects for automation in the commercial space Automation has become an increasingly powerful way to deal with increased complexity, as electronic trading activity has grown in markets […]]]>

How can automation improve fixed income trading strategies and best execution? In a recent Asia Risk webinar, in partnership with Tradeweb, a panel of market experts discussed the prospects for automation in the commercial space

Automation has become an increasingly powerful way to deal with increased complexity, as electronic trading activity has grown in markets such as stocks, currencies and, more recently, securities. fixed income. As the trend towards greater automation has started on trading desks in Europe and the we, it is also accelerating in Asia as more traders in the region embrace automated solutions and electronic workflows.

In a webinar hosted by Asia risk and Tradeweb, panelists from the buy and sell sides, as well as technology and platform providers, discussed the reasons for the rise of automation and how it can improve trading strategies and their better execution.

Automate the life cycle of exchanges

The transaction lifecycle can benefit from automation at every stage, whether in building the portfolio, managing fund flows and aggregating data in the pre-trade phase, or finding how to route and execute a transaction in the most efficient and effective manner.

“From a post-trade perspective, there are a lot of coins [that could be automated] – direct processing, application of transaction cost analysis [TCA] or analytics, ”said Joram Siegel, Managing Director and Head of Outsourced Fixed Income Operations at Cowen. “There really is a wide range of opportunities to automate different parts of the commerce lifecycle. “

The advantages of automated trading include overall efficiency, tighter markets, and faster response times on the seller’s side. It can also help book trades faster and simplify back-end trading processes. In this way, automation frees traders for more complex transactions that benefit from greater human attention and expertise.

Evolution driven by electronization

Automation has become an invaluable tool in meeting trading needs as the electronic trading business has grown. “In Europe, we have seen strong growth, first in electronic trading and then gradually in automated trading. [for the first half of the 2010s]”said Viktor Östebo, Managing Director and Head of Institutional Trading, Asia Pacific (Apac), at Flow Traders. According to the Bank for International Settlements, between 2010 and 2014, daily trading volumes for most income instruments landlines on electronic platforms increased by around 40%. Electronic commerce has grown steadily since, fueled more recently by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. we in the corporate bond market, e-commerce has grown by more than 100%, and in Europe this activity has increased by 61% between 2017 and 2020, according to figures from the Greenwich Coalition. Östebo continued: “My experience in the Apac region is that we are only beginning to scratch the surface of what is possible in terms of electronification, the second step being automation. “

As markets develop, the automation of trading activities should not replace traders, but rather improve their ability to navigate an increasingly complex market. And, while there is always a certain percentage of high-impact versus low-impact trading in most markets, organizations should be aware of how this ratio might change.

Laurent Ischi, Tradeweb

“The electronization of trading certainly does not mean that there is no longer a high-touch or a low-touch, even if we have seen a separation of the two with the right level of automation required for each”, confirmed Laurent Ischi, Automated Intelligent Execution Product Development (AiEX), Asia, at Tradeweb. In many fixed income markets and exchange traded funds (AND Fs) trading, organizations are moving towards contactless workflows, but the degree to which this occurs generally depends on the asset class. “We have tried to find the right degree of automation for the right type of instruments with our customers,” he continues. “It also depends on where the business is in its workflow automation journey.”

Requirements can range from contactless workflows for highly liquid instruments – where the trader doesn’t even have to trade individual tickets – to those where only reseller selection or submission of requests for quotes is automated. Again, the degree of automation differs from market to market: for those with more systematic activity, transaction automation creates much-needed efficiency gains. “A manual trading desk can handle 20 tickets per trader per day but, once that starts to increase, the number of traders must also increase,” Ischi said. “What we often see happening now is that businesses will look at automation opportunities instead, in order to free traders.”

Meeting technological challenges

In Apac, there is still a long way to go before electronization has the same ripple effect on the demand for automation, according to the panelists. “In the markets in which we are active in Europe, the activity is probably 98% if not 99% electronic,” said stebo. “In Apac it’s obviously less but nothing is preventing the same development in terms of technology or risk frameworks – on the sell side we are ready … We hope that the buy side will become more engaged and interested.”

There are of course initial investment costs in setting up automated systems. This may cause some buy-side companies to refrain from the implementation, at least initially. However, general technological advancements in this region are starting to make automated trading more attractive. “More and more organizations are using standardized or larger-scale order management or fulfillment management systems,” Ischi said. “This drastically reduces technology costs, as most of the connectivity will be out of the box. “

Improve sales relationships

Some organizations are also turning to outsourced solutions to solve this cost problem. This gives access to a wider range of markets and a technology stack that enables the use of automation tools. “[The electronification of the markets] has created many new trading protocols, the ability to access liquidity electronically and the proliferation of many trading platforms and ECNs [electronic communication networks]”said Siegel.” While large companies may have the [in‑house] the scope and resources required to use the technology, this is not the case for all companies.

Fears about more information dissemination could also be a source of reluctance for buy-side companies in Asia to automate, according to James Hullah, vice president of fixed income operations at AllianceBernstein. “With an electronic platform, more sales-side organizations see your orders. I think the concerns about frontrunning made Asian organizations a little hesitant as a result, ”he explains.

Some buy-side companies may also be concerned about the potential impact on long-standing relationships of offering business to a larger panel of dealers via an electronic platform. “For example, some businesses may be concerned about getting a certain level of service from preferred resellers for more touch-sensitive transactions,” Hullah said. “But electronic trading actually allows you to see more of the community of sellers, especially those who specialize in certain segments. You can improve your TCA Therefore.”

Automating AND F trade

Automation is also increasing for certain types of instruments, according to the panelists. For example, the level of electronic trading in the AND F space makes this type of product a very obvious use case for automation. In October 2021, for example, automation AND F transactions on Tradeweb platforms reached 76% for the European Union AND Fs (data for European markets in proportion to “in comp” transactions). “For AND Fs, adoption has been massive in terms of e-commerce, ”Ischi said. “In Europe, on sites like Tradeweb, this activity has grown quite significantly, and we expect that over time the same will happen in Asia.”

Automated trading is particularly useful in rapidly changing markets such as AND Fs, or any other with continuous price updates. This was reflected in responses to a survey question posed during the webinar, which asked attendees to rank the appropriate markets for automation. Developed Market Rates (we Treasury / European government bonds) were considered the most suitable, followed by listed companies in Asia AND Fs.

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Indeed, electronization and automation could allay some of the concerns about the liquidity of Asian listed markets. AND Fs, according to stebo. “From a trading and execution perspective, there is a huge implementation gap if you wait for execution for 12-18 hours. [because of the time difference with other markets], “he said.” But electronization and platforms can actually solve this problem through automated trading, “

Next steps

For those who decide to automate negotiation processes, panelists think the next logical question would be: to what extent? “It’s not just about what you automate, it’s how you do it,” Ischi said. “Find something you’re already trading that is relatively easy and modest in size, automate it and understand how it works, then develop it from there. Start small in a liquid market and grow from there in terms of deal size and product line. “

It is also important to view automated systems as evolving entities. “At Tradeweb, we have regular conversations with clients using our automated AiEX solution to see how it works and how we can help them tap into other markets,” added Ischi. Everything an organization could start with will change over time as the markets and the business grow.

And, once organizations take this step, they are unlikely to turn back. “Once you start trading electronically, you really don’t go back to voice trading, unless it’s for high pressure execution – this is where a trader can now add the most value.” AllianceBernstein’s Hullah said. “I think buyers can really support the creation of their own algorithms and the use of automated tools already prevalent in other markets such as stocks and FX. “

The degree to which organizations choose to automate will depend on the instrument, the market and the company itself, but the trend towards automated trading will continue, according to the webinar panelists. With electrification continuing at a rapid pace in Apac, it is clear that the fixed income trading desk of the future will involve automation as standard practice.


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Russian telecom operators deploying 5G NSA: the Moscow government minister https://infiweb.org/russian-telecom-operators-deploying-5g-nsa-the-moscow-government-minister/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 12:05:49 +0000 https://infiweb.org/russian-telecom-operators-deploying-5g-nsa-the-moscow-government-minister/ DIT Moscow has created Russia’s first 5G lab to solve urban problems. This is a unique platform on the basis of which any business, from startups to already mature organizations, can test their solutions for free and demonstrate them to the city, said Eduard Lysenko, Minister of the City Government of Moscow. 1) What percentage […]]]>

DIT Moscow has created Russia’s first 5G lab to solve urban problems. This is a unique platform on the basis of which any business, from startups to already mature organizations, can test their solutions for free and demonstrate them to the city, said Eduard Lysenko, Minister of the City Government of Moscow.

1) What percentage of Russia is already exposed to the power of 5G networks?

– Russia has yet to start commercial implementation of 5G. This is mainly due to the fact that before investing in the deployment of fifth generation commercial networks, key players in the telecommunications industry test the technology itself and the services that can be implemented on the basis of the 5G. For this, since 2018, telecom operators are actively creating a pilot and testing 5G zones in different cities. The largest number of pilot areas is in Moscow – about 30.

The work within the pilot area makes it possible to develop interaction scenarios between 5G and previous generation networks, to study its possibilities and application scenarios. Thus, operators can analyze which solutions will be requested by users. And the users, in this case, can be both the subscribers and the cities themselves because the fifth generation communication technologies will allow the implementation of fundamentally new projects in the areas of urban services, security, culture, tourism, education and health.

2) 5G will bring several new use cases to life; What is Moscow doing to lead the development of new use cases?

– By solving the problems of the city’s economy with the help of 5G-based services, the Moscow city government can act as the main customer of these solutions and boost the development of the telecommunications industry . And this, in turn, will have a positive effect on the quality of services that operators provide to citizens. Thus, we have defined four priority areas in which the city is particularly interested in the use of fifth generation communication networks, and we are actively supporting companies in researching scenarios for the use of 5G in these sectors – health , transport, security and education.

To this end, DIT Moscow has established Russia’s first 5G lab to solve urban problems. It is a unique platform on the basis of which any company, from startups to already mature organizations, can test their solutions for free and demonstrate them to the city. In the future, these solutions can be tested in a real urban environment, and the most efficient ones can be put into commercial operation.

For example, at the 5G demonstration center in Moscow, three projects have already been tested: the solution to visualize and work with the BIM project on the construction site in real time, the project to create a multifunctional complex for the needs of computer-based drones Vision algorithms and wireless optical communication technology solution FSO, where instead of radio frequencies for data transmission uses a laser.

Another important direction for Moscow is the creation of 5G industrial test sites. The agreement on this subject in June at the international economic forum in St. Petersburg was signed by the mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin and the largest Russian communications operator. The 5G proving grounds are the real territories of the city, where a full-fledged fifth-generation network is deployed, and the complex of digital decisions based on 5G is tested. The Moscow government established the first test site on the basis of the Botkin Hospital. It will make it possible to test and implement new solutions and developments in this field in Moscow health as quickly as possible.

3) What spectrum was mainly used by operators in Russia / Moscow to bring 5G networks to life?

– Currently, operators are testing networks in the 4.4-4.9 GHz and 27 GHz bands.

4) Moscow already has a ton of live public Wi-Fi hotspots; Does this help telecom operators avoid mobile network congestion?

– Today there are more than 22,000 access points to the city’s Wi-Fi network in Moscow. Undoubtedly, they partially unload the mobile network, but the key objective that the city sets for itself in developing Wi-Fi is to give residents and tourists the possibility of using the Internet for free to communicate, study and solve tasks. daily. This corresponds to the concept of “city as a service”, according to which the team of the mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin, develops the capital as a smart city. We do everything we can to ensure that citizens have the opportunity to get the digital services they need at the right time, and the City Wi-Fi Network is helping to create the conditions for that.

5) How soon do you think 5G networks would be available PAN-Russia?

– According to the federal roadmap, mass commercial networks should be deployed in Russia by 2024. In Moscow, we expect the appearance of 5G networks as early as 2022.

6) Are telecom operators in Russia / Moscow deploying 5G NSA or 5G SA?

—In Moscow, operators are deploying 5G NSA networks. This solution makes it possible to exploit the basic advantages of fifth generation networks and to test 5G services at the relatively low cost of modernizing telecoms infrastructures.

7) Will Russia allow Chinese suppliers like ZTE or Huawei in its network ecosystem to go ahead?

– I understand that this question is of particular interest to your readers in the context of claims that ZTE and Huawei have not been granted permission to test 5G in India. As for Russia, at the moment our country has federal restrictions on the use of foreign solutions in 5G networks. If foreign companies, and not just Chinese ones, decide to locate 5G production in accordance with the requirements of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, they will be able to participate in the construction of 5G communication networks.

8) Are you following the 5G developments in India?

– Of course, the Moscow DTI closely follows the development of 5G in different countries. In collaboration with the city’s digital technologies portal, ICT. In Moscow, we publish a monthly digest of global news in this area, which regularly includes reports on the progress of 5G network testing in India. We also conduct an annual review of new global 5G practices. Just recently, we published such a review for 2021. It includes over 140 cases from 34 countries, as well as an analysis of 5G applications around the world. I’m sure in the next digest we’ll see some promising practices being implemented in India.

9) Does everyone in Moscow already have 4G coverage?

– In Moscow, 4G coverage reaches 99%, that is, high-quality cellular and mobile internet communications are available throughout the city. Thanks to this, Muscovites can use the city’s entire digital ecosystem and business service options at any time. According to statistics from DIT analysts, more than 90% of Moscow residents use the Internet, of which more than 70% are users of various online services.

The digital activity of Muscovites and their assured mastery of online tools are prompting many major players in the capital’s IT market to pay even more attention to the quality and variety of their digital products. Ultimately, this leads to the development of digital ecosystems not only of the city but also of private companies, to the emergence of new online solutions that make city life even more comfortable and practical.

For example, in terms of the level of development of cellular operator ecosystems, Moscow is among the top five in the world. These results were obtained during research from DIT Moscow, in which the ecosystems of 30 telecommunications operators from the 11 largest mega-cities in the world were compared, including Tokyo, Singapore, Beijing, London, Berlin, Paris and others.

10) How will 5G help Moscow with its smart city plans?

– Moscow is already one of the smartest megalopolises in the world. Technology is being introduced here into absolutely every sector of the urban economy and social sphere, and residents can solve virtually any day-to-day problem online anytime and from any device. The further development of Moscow as a digital megalopolis involves the use of artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, and the Internet of Things.

It is these technologies that will make the existing digital city management tools even more efficient, faster and more precise. And their implementation is inextricably linked with the deployment of 5G networks, because it is the fifth generation network that allows the required signal transmission speed and the simultaneous operation of a large number of devices, which is particularly important for IoT based solutions.

11) What are the technological breakthroughs that Russia / Moscow has already achieved with 5G?

– It is too early to talk about disruptions, but the foundations that we are creating with telecom operators and research institutes will undoubtedly allow us to maximize the effect of the introduction of 5G once it will appear.



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Understanding 5G in India in 2022 https://infiweb.org/understanding-5g-in-india-in-2022/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 18:30:09 +0000 https://infiweb.org/understanding-5g-in-india-in-2022/ 5G or fifth generation network technology will soon be part of India. As 2022 dawns, it’s important for anyone inclined towards a digital lifestyle to understand what 5G is. While many know that 5G is a network technology and that it will be an upgrade from 4G, it is also important to know why and […]]]>

5G or fifth generation network technology will soon be part of India. As 2022 dawns, it’s important for anyone inclined towards a digital lifestyle to understand what 5G is. While many know that 5G is a network technology and that it will be an upgrade from 4G, it is also important to know why and how it is an upgrade. .

5G is the latest wireless network connectivity standard designed to connect virtually everyone. This includes machines, objects and other devices. 5G is going to change the way everyone connects. This is something that a lot of people haven’t even been able to figure out yet.

With 5G, several gigabytes of data throughput, ultra-low latency, massive network capacity, and a more uniform experience for users can be promised. Thanks to these possibilities, 5G enables the evolution of next-generation technology.

No one has 5G

Understand that 5G is not a unique invention and that no one has it. It’s just a wireless connectivity standard. The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) is an industry organization followed by almost all countries when it comes to 5G and other wireless network connectivity standards.

The underlying technology that makes 5G

Note that 5G is based on Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM). OFDM is a method of modulating a digital signal on several different channels to reduce interference.

5G is not very different in principle from 4G. It uses the same mobile network principles as 4G, but the only difference is that the 5G New Radio (NR) air interface can enhance OFDM to provide a much higher degree of scalability and flexibility.

5G also involves higher bandwidth spectrum frequencies. Spectrum in millimeter wavelength bands and bands below 6 GHz will be used for 5G services, which will be the first time that such high frequency waves will be used to deploy mobile network services.

This allows 5G to be very different from 4G when it comes to use cases and its applications. The mobile ecosystem will touch new areas with 5G, which was not possible with previous generation technologies.

Simply comparing with 4G networks, 5G is faster, has more capacity, offers significantly lower latency, is a more unified platform than 4G, and uses a higher frequency spectrum than 4G ever would. could do it.

5G is designed to support more critical applications and communications and also bring the massive Internet of Things (IoT) to the table. Even the rollout of 5G would be done in new ways.

It would be the first time that we could see street furniture such as power poles and more small cells, which would improve network coverage for 5G services in the high spectrum bands.

Where will 5G be used?

5G will be used in several areas to improve the user experience. First, 5G will enable enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), through which immersive experiences such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) will become possible. Then there are the critical communications that 5G will enable, such as vehicle-to-vehicle communication, smart healthcare, and more.

Massive IoT is also a great possibility with 5G, as there would be ultra-low latency connections with high data rates to enable real-time communication between sensors.

5G isn’t just for normal consumers

Until now, mobile networks were only seen as a tool designed for normal consumers. But 5G won’t be just for normal consumers. It is designed for a larger ecosystem which, as mentioned above, includes massive IoT, improved mobile broadband, and critical communications.

Businesses would want part of the 5G network for their manufacturing facilities or offices; thus, the role of private 5G networks and network slicing would become evident. 5G would be very different from 4G and open up multiple new revenue streams for telecom companies. So many new businesses, applications and use cases would emerge with the power of 5G networks.

Why isn’t 5G happening in all cities?

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) recently announced that 5G would first be launched in some cities across the country. These cities are where the trials are underway. Places such as Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Gandhinagar, Pune and many more would see 5G first than the rest of India.

The reason is the cost of network deployment. The investments that 5G would entail won’t be cheap. Telecom operators will have to spend a lot on 5G spectrum and upgrade existing sites as well as deploying small cells on power poles and so on.

It will be a gradual roll-out, but the good thing with 5G on a Non-Autonomous Architecture (NSA) network is that carriers can use technologies like dynamic spectrum sharing and deploy 5G services using a 4G core.

What spectrum bands will be used for 5G services?

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is currently working on the new reserve pricing for the spectrum bands that will be offered in the 5G spectrum auctions. This time around, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has decided that spectrum in the 600 MHz band will also be offered to telecommunications operators.

But the only problem is that basic spectrum pricing in multiple bands must be achievable for telecom operators. If telecom operators find the pricing too expensive, they will have no choice but to ignore the spectrum offered by the government.

The spectrum bands that will be used for 5G are: 600 MHz, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2300 MHz, 3.5 GHz, 26 GHz and possibly 28 GHz.

Spectrum is an area where telecom operators and satellite communications companies disagree. Telecom companies want the government to leave frequencies in the 28 GHz band for satellite broadband, but telecom operators also feel they need airwaves in the 28 GHz band.

Not only that, but there is also the question of how the government will allocate that spectrum. Telecommunications companies are biased towards the view that the government should administratively allocate spectrum as needed, while telecom operators are of the view that the government should only auction spectrum, which will help maintain transparency.

Indian market is becoming ripe for 5G services

One thing telecom operators will appreciate is that the Indian market is ready for the launch of 5G services. It is because it has happened for the first time that people already have smartphones that support network technology that has not even been launched yet. Millions of Indians now have 5G compatible smartphones.

This will help telecom operators to maximize revenue and break even sooner than expected. In addition, businesses also have a huge need for digital services and use cases that 5G would enable. Whether it’s healthcare, education or the online gaming industry; every industry would need 5G services.

With existing networks, telecom operators would first launch the service, then educate customers about the needs and benefits of those services, then smartphones supporting these services would come into the market, and only then telecom operators. would have the opportunity to generate income. This involves training costs for customers, for companies, as well as time costs for companies. But with 5G, that won’t be the case.

Users already have a huge interest in 5G smartphones, and therefore the Indian market will be more than ready to consume 5G services as they are launched.

5G vs. 5Gi

India had therefore released its own 5G standard, namely 5Gi. While 5Gi was designed to improve rural connectivity, it also posed some significant challenges. With 5Gi, smartphone makers, as well as telecom equipment suppliers, faced the threat of rising costs. Indian consumers should pay more to get these 5Gi compatible devices.

Indeed, 5Gi products should be specially designed for India. Vendors and manufacturers would have to produce products on a very small scale, especially for the Indian market, and other markets would get the 5G supported products from 3GPP. This would have contributed to the rising costs for Indian consumers. It would still have excluded India from the rest of the world.

If a smartphone that supports 5Gi was in a foreign environment such as the United States (US), it would not have been able to connect to the 5G network present because it is a device that supports 5Gi .

However, according to a recent statement from 3GPP, it has been confirmed that 5Gi is in the process of being merged with the 5G standard of 3GPP. An action plan for the same has already been confirmed. So, people who fear India will make the mistake of moving forward with 5Gi can rest easy because it won’t happen again.

When will 5G be available in India?

5G is expected to launch in the second half of 2022. Spectrum auctions are expected to take place in May or June 2022 as telecom operators are still in the testing phase. Even TRAI has yet to offer a new base price.

There could be more delays and invisible challenges. But if things stay on track and everything goes according to plan, India could see the first 5G network go live on August 15, 2022.

The government wants telecom operators to try to make an effort to launch 5G by August 15, 2022. It is a very special day for the country as August 15 is the official independence day of the country. India, the launch of the 5G network on that day would take place. a lot of importance.

But again, it will be a few years before it reaches everyone in India. PAN-India 5G coverage is expected by 2025 or 2026 at the latest. This is because telecom operators would have to commit huge sums of money to deploy new equipment and upgrade existing technology to ensure the delivery of smooth 5G network service.



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Billion Electric: ITRI hosts green energy forum to expand energy talent pool https://infiweb.org/billion-electric-itri-hosts-green-energy-forum-to-expand-energy-talent-pool/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 06:07:02 +0000 https://infiweb.org/billion-electric-itri-hosts-green-energy-forum-to-expand-energy-talent-pool/ Elaine Chen, Director of Billion Electric Co., Ltd. & Billion Watts Technologies, brought international thinking to the company and helped the company introduce foreign solar power and energy storage system products to improve its service capability. She was highly recognized by the judges as one of the few young women in the electrical industry and […]]]>

Elaine Chen, Director of Billion Electric Co., Ltd. & Billion Watts Technologies, brought international thinking to the company and helped the company introduce foreign solar power and energy storage system products to improve its service capability. She was highly recognized by the judges as one of the few young women in the electrical industry and received the “Liu Shu-sheng Memorial Annual Special Award”.

Taiwan is gradually approaching its goal of having 20% ​​of its energy supplied by renewable energies by 2025. Nearly 300 experts and industry professionals converged on Wednesday at a forum in Taipei to explore ways to foster talent and stimulate growth in the energy sector. The forum was organized by the Industrial Technology Research Institute and the Taiwan Association of Electrical and Power Engineering. At the forum, the association awarded its first Liu Shu-sheng Memorial Prize, which aims to develop talent by honoring promising young electrical engineers.

At the opening ceremony, ITRI Chairman Liu Wen-hsiung, Energy Bureau Chief Yu Chen-wei, Taipower Chairman Yang Wei-fuu and other officials kicked off the events of the morning.

As part of its campaign to promote talent in the energy sector, ITRI invited industry heavyweights to speak out on emerging trends and talent needs. The speakers also shared their views on how industry-university-institute collaboration could boost the growth of green energy.

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If the Wi-Fi connection is unstable or slow, it will obviously affect the quality of internet usage. The article explains how to check 4G LTE router and improve Wi-Fi signal and quality.

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Billion Electric Co. Ltd. (stock code: 3027), the leading provider of carrier-class network equipment, is launching various indoor and outdoor 5G NR routers to align with mobile communication network upgrade, including BiPAC 5500A indoor router supporting dual band and VPN as well as a high efficiency BiPAC 5700 outdoor commercial router. Besides the built-in 5G Sub-6GHz module, the two 5G routers of BiPAC 5500A and BiPAC 5700 support NSA / SA mode to provide parallel connection with existing LTE network. With its high and downlink transmission speed and wider network coverage, the router can help the customer to actively expand the mobile communication network deployment solution. The indoor BiPAC 5500A provides 5G NR module and wired GbE WAN to flexibly switch between fixed and mobile wired communications, while the failover / resume function provided by the router can ensure stable internet connectivity. With the built-in 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi 802.11n / ac dual-band wireless access point, the combined throughput can achieve data rates of up to 2.3 Gbps (1733 Mbps on the band 5 GHz and 600 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band). Besides firewall, QoS and hotspot functions, the router has USB storage for expansion. The BiPAC 5700 outdoor integrates the latest 5G Sub-6GHz module and a high performance dual polarization MIMO antenna to provide powerful network connections. Industrial grade IP67 waterproof and dustproof enclosure with built-in 6KV and 15KV ESD surge protection provides robust protection against lightning strikes or ESD surges while supporting PoE for power to provide network access service safe, stable and high performance. Billion Electric launches the 5G mobile communication router series incorporating the latest 5G and LTE technologies to provide network service with lower latency and higher speed for the customer. To meet growing consumer demand and further improve operational efficiency, we aim to help operators rapidly deploy high-speed and convenient 5G network services, improve network deployment flexibility, and expand coverage. About Billion Electric Since 1994, Billion Electric has been engaged in the development of ICT solutions and in the R&D, manufacture and sale of network communication equipment and access devices. providing complete network solutions for a variety of enterprise, commercial and mobile networking and vertical market applications. By establishing a win-win partnership with distributors, system integrators and operators, the ICT conglomerate penetrates distribution networks in more than 40 countries by working with regional partners to drive the global deployment of 5G and LTE .

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Britain Snubs EU and Reaches Deal with US, Japan and Australia to Develop ‘Technology of Tomorrow’ | Sciences | News https://infiweb.org/britain-snubs-eu-and-reaches-deal-with-us-japan-and-australia-to-develop-technology-of-tomorrow-sciences-news/ Tue, 28 Dec 2021 10:09:00 +0000 https://infiweb.org/britain-snubs-eu-and-reaches-deal-with-us-japan-and-australia-to-develop-technology-of-tomorrow-sciences-news/ The deal will see the UK working with NASA and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US, the Australian University of Sydney, Riken in Japan and the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Physiology in Germany. They will address a number of technological challenges, including monitoring Earth’s emissions and climate. The 12 projects are […]]]>

The deal will see the UK working with NASA and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US, the Australian University of Sydney, Riken in Japan and the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Physiology in Germany. They will address a number of technological challenges, including monitoring Earth’s emissions and climate. The 12 projects are funded by a £ 17million investment from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

A team from Durham University, Imperial College London and the University of Oxford will also work with US collaborators on quantum computing.

They will use ultra-cold molecules as the building blocks of revolutionary technology.

Researchers from the universities of Sheffield, Strathclyde and Bath will work with scientists from Harvard and MIT to develop advanced visible light communications.

It is a new form of communications network that could provide three times the bandwidth of conventional WiFi or 5G.

Researchers from the University of Leeds will work with the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Physiology in Germany and the Rosalind Franklin Institute.

They will develop a new, faster way to create better drugs to treat diseases ranging from cancer to infectious diseases.

A project team from Newcastle and Cardiff Universities in the UK will work with the University of Sydney and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization in Australia.

Their project aims to protect electric vehicles using the Internet against cyber attacks.

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Commenting on the new deal, he said: “From improving cancer treatment and generating clean growth to designing the communications networks of tomorrow, UK science, technology and innovation are developing pioneering solutions to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges.

“These 12 international projects will harness the expertise of the UK’s best global researchers and collaborators, helping us accelerate our path to an innovative nation and underscore our position as a scientific superpower.”

EPSRC Executive President Professor Dame Lynn Gladden added: “From better and cheaper drugs to powerful quantum computers and next-generation communication networks, these new technologies have the potential to transform the way we live.

“By bringing together world-renowned researchers to deliver groundbreaking scientific and technical solutions, these projects will generate an impact that will be felt throughout society. “


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Eric del Castillo thinks of Carmen Salinas and they go over her – CVBJ https://infiweb.org/eric-del-castillo-thinks-of-carmen-salinas-and-they-go-over-her-cvbj/ Sun, 26 Dec 2021 17:33:15 +0000 https://infiweb.org/eric-del-castillo-thinks-of-carmen-salinas-and-they-go-over-her-cvbj/ Eric del Castillo thinks of Carmen Salinas and they see him again | . Unfortunately Carmen Salinas was in front of us on the east road December 9, a situation that made the Mexican people cry, but not all words about them were received. This is what happened to famous actor Eric del Castillo, who […]]]>

Eric del Castillo thinks of Carmen Salinas and they see him again | .

Unfortunately Carmen Salinas was in front of us on the east road December 9, a situation that made the Mexican people cry, but not all words about them were received.

This is what happened to famous actor Eric del Castillo, who upset Carmelita fans a bit, all because of well-meaning comments for him.

And is this the famous father of Kate del Castillo I wanted to underline the great intelligence with which Carmen Salinas acts, but the negative point is that she said that she is not very beautiful, which has prompted users to succeed her.

“They criticized me because I commented but I have all the reasons in the world, Carmelite She was not very beautiful, she did not have a sculptural body, however, she had enough intelligence to succeed in this race in every way, ”he commented.

Of course, he only wanted to showcase the great talent and intelligence of his former colleague, he admired her very much and considered that one of his strengths was his excellent form of communication.

“I recognize that she was a wonderful woman, she knew how to adapt within the artistic world with intelligence, talent, friendships, in short, a very intelligent woman apart from her great gifts of artist, actress, especially its great power of communication. he made people love the whole world ”.

Eric del Castillo spoke about Carmen Salinas trying to highlight something good and users misinterpreted it.

Recall that the famous Carmen Salinas has worked in many telenovelas, Mexican films and of course also in her work as a producer of the adventurer, in which she also had her own role.

He had a long history in show business and in Show News we will continue to share the most interesting news from this media and of course also interesting situations that occur in the world of social networks.

Recall that it was around 11:30 pm that Carmen Salinas finally left to rest in peace after a month of intensive care after having suffered a stroke. It was Juan Osorio who announced on social networks that this night would be remembered as very sad because unfortunately Mexico would have lost one of its legends.


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The submarine fiber optic cable industry, 2026 https://infiweb.org/the-submarine-fiber-optic-cable-industry-2026/ Fri, 24 Dec 2021 12:03:36 +0000 https://infiweb.org/the-submarine-fiber-optic-cable-industry-2026/ Dublin, December 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The report “Submarine Optical Fiber Cables – Global Market Trajectory & Analytics” has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. Global submarine fiber optic cable market to reach $ 30.8 billion by 2026 The current COVID-19 pandemic has increased the role and importance of telecommunications industry services. Healthcare entities, government […]]]>

Dublin, December 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The report “Submarine Optical Fiber Cables – Global Market Trajectory & Analytics” has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com offer.

Global submarine fiber optic cable market to reach $ 30.8 billion by 2026

The current COVID-19 pandemic has increased the role and importance of telecommunications industry services. Healthcare entities, government agencies, commercial enterprises and even consumers in general have become more dependent on telecommunications services for their various needs in these troubled times.

In early 2020, the COVID-19 crisis resulted in the closure of entire countries and resulted in an unprecedented increase in demand for bandwidth. Working from home, education, communication, socializing, and entertainment all became online activities during the lockdown. Blockages, social distancing and working from home have pushed users to explore new scenarios to maintain business continuity and made internet connection a basic need. As millions of people tune in for entertainment and more, the total number of internet visits has increased by 70%.

Communication Service Providers (CSPs) are aggressively expanding their fiber footprint and expanding network capacity over fiber networks as well as wireless networks. Capital expenditures included improving wireless speeds and coverage, supporting system reliability and operational efficiency and effectiveness efforts, and adding homes and businesses directly to the technology. fiber optic. In response to the increased demand for network capacity, the wireless industry has rapidly deployed access points and Wi-Fi services into new spectrums. At the same time, many countries have continued to introduce the 5G network.

Amid COVID-19 crisis, global submarine fiber optic cable market, estimated at US $ 13.3 billion in 2020, is expected to reach revised size of US $ 30.8 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 14.3% during the analysis period. . The Americas market is estimated at US $ 4.5 billion in 2021. Transpacific is expected to reach a projected market size of US $ 4.2 billion by 2026, with a CAGR of 16.2% over the period d ‘to analyse. Other notable geographic markets include Intra-Asia and Transatlantic, which are each expected to grow by 10.5% and 17.8% respectively over the period of analysis.

Submarine fiber optic cables dominate international voice and data traffic, largely due to the advantages offered in terms of high reliability, safety and capacity, cost efficiency on major routes. The growing importance of Cloud and Big Data also requires a high level of investment in data centers scattered around the world. For the concepts of cloud and big data to be realized, the telecommunications industry requires strong connectivity between these data centers, thus increasing the importance of submarine fiber optic cables.

The increasing demand for high speed internet due to the increasing internet usage has led to a rapid increase in the demand for higher bandwidth globally. This growing demand for more bandwidth has been one of the major factors in the growth of the submarine fiber optic cable market. Other factors contributing to the growth of the market include the large-scale deployment of cables in the oil and gas industry, the increasing use of smart devices, and the growing connectivity of fiber in developing regions such as Asia and Africa.

Some competitors (total of 119 featured)

  • Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks SAS
  • Ciena Company
  • Fujitsu Limited
  • Huawei Marine Networks Co. Limited
  • Infinera Corporation
  • Kokusai Cable Ship Co. Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corp.
  • NEC Company
  • Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH
  • NTT World Engineering Marine Corporation
  • Orange Navy
  • SB Submarine Systems Co. Ltd.
  • Seaborn Networks LLC
  • TE sub-com
  • Xtera Communications, Inc.

Key topics covered

I. METHODOLOGY

II. ABSTRACT

1. MARKET OVERVIEW

  • Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the looming recession
  • 2020 marked as a year of disruption and transformation
  • Need for internet connectivity amid pandemic increases importance of submarine cable systems
  • An introduction to submarine fiber optic cables
  • Historical development of submarine communication cables
  • Basic structure of submarine communication cable
  • Ownership structure in the submarine cable industry
  • Submarine cable networks: the lifeline of global communications
  • Global Market Outlook and Outlook
  • Chinese-American battle to gain control of the global internet
  • Global Submarine Telecommunications Cable System Capacity: An Overview
  • Average illuminated capacity continues to grow
  • Multiple ownership of submarine telecommunications cable systems on the rise
  • A look at recent submarine telecommunications cable systems
  • Submarine fiber optic cable between Australia and Antarctica to provide reliable communications service
  • MAREA Improvements Create Record Capacity and Data Rates
  • Competetion
  • Recent market activity

2. FOCUS ON CERTAIN PLAYERS

3. MARKET TRENDS AND FACTORS

  • Optical fiber: the preferred mode of transmission in submarine applications
  • Submarine cabling emerges to meet data transmission needs
  • Increasing use of digital services prompts focus on the need to maintain submarine fiber optic cables
  • The Internet’s Growing Contribution to the Economy Fuels the Need for Underwater Communication Cable Systems
  • Growing demand for high bandwidth applications bodes well for the market
  • Submarine cable systems will benefit from the increase in the number of devices connected to the Internet, requiring an expansion of bandwidth capacity
  • Growing smartphone penetration drives growth in mobile network traffic
  • 5G to further improve mobile Internet traffic
  • Increased Internet Video Consumption to Trigger Deployment of Underwater Fiber Optic Cable Systems
  • Content providers emerge as the main growth drivers in the development of submarine cable systems
  • Data center providers fuel the need for submarine telecommunications cable systems
  • Demand for data centers grows as remote working becomes the new normal
  • Transition to cloud-based services and applications improves bandwidth and capacity, requiring submarine cable systems
  • Growing Deployment of Submarine Fiber Optic Cables in the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Unconventional applications offer growth opportunities
  • Create mesh networks for greater reliability and faster connectivity
  • Service providers focus on improving flexibility of submarine cable networks
  • Advances in technology promise faster submarine transmissions
  • SDM: a technology with great potential to increase cable capacity
  • Caltech researchers study submarine cables to detect ocean earthquakes
  • Role of AI in submarine telecom cable systems
  • Infinera and Seaborn Networks Introduce New Submarine Network Services
  • Satellite communications present challenges for fiber optic submarine cable systems
  • Lack of new submarine cable system installations: repairs and upgrades to provide growth opportunities
  • Submarine cables threatened by espionage and natural disasters
  • Measures to protect optical fiber submarine cables
  • Submarine cables are at risk from spy submarines
  • Congestion and political feuds push submarine cable companies to seek alternative routes

4. WORLD MARKET PERSPECTIVE

III. MARKET ANALYSIS

IV. COMPETETION

  • Total number of profiled companies: 119

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Digital access isn’t universal, but a 10-year plan can help https://infiweb.org/digital-access-isnt-universal-but-a-10-year-plan-can-help/ Wed, 22 Dec 2021 19:02:11 +0000 https://infiweb.org/digital-access-isnt-universal-but-a-10-year-plan-can-help/ In 1900, at the Paris Conference of the International Congress of Mathematicians at the Sorbonne, David Hilbert listed 23 open-ended mathematical questions and established a program for a wide range of studies that continue to influence modern mathematics today. Since then, scientists from other disciplines, such as astrophysics and biology, have followed Hilbert’s lead: carry […]]]>

In 1900, at the Paris Conference of the International Congress of Mathematicians at the Sorbonne, David Hilbert listed 23 open-ended mathematical questions and established a program for a wide range of studies that continue to influence modern mathematics today. Since then, scientists from other disciplines, such as astrophysics and biology, have followed Hilbert’s lead: carry on into the next decade.

Decadal studies can inspire research that changes the nature of their fields, including building the instruments needed to find scientific answers. For example, the laser interferometer’s space antenna, a sensitive detector for measuring gravitational waves, was a direct result of the 2010 Decadal Astronomy and Astrophysics Study. Another incredible scientific tool inspired by a Decadal study is the soon-to-launch James Webb Space Telescope, which is expected to see the formation of the first galaxies and even analyze the atmospheres of Earth-like exoplanets in our galaxy. What the telescope discovers could potentially affect the search for life in the universe.

Now is the time to focus a ten-year study on information and communication technologies (ICT). In our modern lives, digital technology and networks have become increasingly important, and lack of access to these resources can increase inequalities. In recognition of this, the Marconi Society, a non-profit organization that I chair, created a new mission in 2019 focused on using cutting-edge technologies to improve digital inclusion. To ensure that the network’s opportunities are accessible to all, the Marconi Society undertook a ten-year survey titled “Discussion of the Decade”, focusing on ICT challenges and our organization’s role in facilitating digital inclusion. .

Over a period of months in 2021, these discussions uncovered a wide range of issues that ICT professionals should prioritize. Identifying the most important challenges in quantum computing could pave the way for practical networks capable of solving serious real-world problems, including the evaluation of solutions to climate change. To improve cybersecurity, we need much better programming environments to protect programmers – and the rest of us – from their own mistakes. We have also identified issues that need to be addressed. In the interest of protecting user privacy, how can we better authenticate identity and protect ourselves against identity theft, while overcoming the frictions of two-factor authentication and making the process scalable to hundreds of individual accounts? How best to explain machine learning systems and how much can we trust them?

Of all our discussion topics, digital inclusion stood out. This issue has become one of the most visible priorities for national governments, activist Internet organizations and many individual “Internet users”. Access and use of the Internet has become an essential part of the daily life of more than half of the world’s population. A myriad of apps can be found running on smartphones, laptops, and tablets, as well as their cloud service counterparts. Consumers with access to these resources can pay for a wide range of goods and services, discover valuable information, browse places they have never visited before, and share photos and videos with friends and followers. to social networks. And scientists can conduct research, use massive computing resources to analyze data treasure, and train and apply machine learning tools to solve problems. The list is much longer than that, of course. But for those who cannot access the Internet, those benefits are shortfalls.

Our ten-year discussions revealed many reasons for the lack of access. In some cases, the sheer cost is an insurmountable obstacle. In others, the necessary physical facilities, such as communications networks and the devices that use them, simply do not exist. Other challenges include sustainability; ability to constructively use and develop Internet applications; support for local content and languages; and safety, security and privacy in online environments. In the years to come, we must prioritize investments in new infrastructure, research to reduce costs, the adoption of regulations for the protection of users and training programs to prepare citizens for new jobs in the digital age. .

These are just a few of the challenges we faced during our discussions, but the full list is available on the Marconi Society website. I hope readers will consider contacting the Marconi Society at info@marconisociety.org with their ideas and join the conversation by submitting new challenges for us to consider.


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NTC warns telecom operators and internet providers to prepare for December surge in online traffic https://infiweb.org/ntc-warns-telecom-operators-and-internet-providers-to-prepare-for-december-surge-in-online-traffic/ Sun, 19 Dec 2021 15:03:53 +0000 https://infiweb.org/ntc-warns-telecom-operators-and-internet-providers-to-prepare-for-december-surge-in-online-traffic/ The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has issued a directive to public telecommunications entities and Internet service providers to prepare for increased Internet traffic during the holidays. NTC commissioner Gamaliel A. Cordoba said in a memorandum dated December 17 that Internet traffic “is expected to increase dramatically” during the Christmas season. “Despite the decrease in (coronavirus) […]]]>

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has issued a directive to public telecommunications entities and Internet service providers to prepare for increased Internet traffic during the holidays.

NTC commissioner Gamaliel A. Cordoba said in a memorandum dated December 17 that Internet traffic “is expected to increase dramatically” during the Christmas season.

“Despite the decrease in (coronavirus) cases, the health ministry is encouraging Christmas parties to be held virtually due to the threat of the Omicron coronavirus,” he said.

From December 17 to January 7, he said, telecommunications operators and Internet service providers are expected to observe an “increased level of emergency preparedness.”

The aim is to “ensure minimum disruption and downtime by strictly adhering to prescribed service performance standards at all times”.

They have also been asked to speed up their maintenance efforts, increase internet or broadband capacity, and ensure that business continuity and disaster recovery protocols are in place and functioning 24 hours a day.

Large telecommunications companies are repairing damaged networks in areas affected by typhoons.

PLDT, Inc. and its wireless arm Smart Communications, Inc. said on Sunday that they were working to restore their communications services in Surigao.

“We assure our customers that we are working around the clock to resolve service issues and reconnect more areas that have been severely affected by (Typhoon) Odette,” they said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Globe Telecom, Inc. said it has extended a one-day unlimited texting offer across all of its networks to customers affected by the typhoon on December 18.

“Promotion includes unlimited calls to Globe and TM numbers only. Affected customers will also receive a free one-month subscription to KonsultaMD (a telehealth service provider) for their medical needs, ”Globe said in a statement.

On Friday, fiber optic internet provider Converge ICT Solutions, Inc. announced that it had temporarily closed its business centers in Mandaue City, Roxas City, Iloilo City and Cagayan de Oro City due to the typhoon.

“At 3:30 pm (Friday), our network operations were affected in the following areas: Iloilo, Capiz, Cebu, Cagayan De Oro and Davao,” he said.

“Rest assured, we are working to immediately restore service in these areas while ensuring the safety of our staff,” he added.

Hastings Holdings, Inc., a unit of MediaQuest Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of the PLDT Beneficial Trust Fund, has a controlling interest in Business world through the Philippine Star Group, which he controls. – Arjay L. Balinbin


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