China faces “acute” spectrum shortage – MIIT official

first_imgHomeAsiaNews China faces “acute” spectrum shortage – MIIT official Related Previous ArticleMadagascar backs money interoperabilityNext ArticleAsia Briefs: Apple breaks into Korea’s top-10 smartphone ranking; Vodafone, BSNL sign 2G roaming deal & more Joseph Waring Bangladesh 4G auction raises $898M 4GChinaspectrum China tightens app data collection rules Asia center_img Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more China to accelerate 6G push over next 5 years AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 13 SEP 2016 China, which has more than 600 million 4G users, is starting to face a mobile spectrum crunch.Kan Runtian, deputy director general of China’s Radio Regulations Bureau, said at a recent conference that the country’s spectrum supply is “becoming increasingly acute”, reported. The bureau is part of the Ministry of Industry and Information (MIIT).The ITU estimates China will face a shortage of 1,100MHz of public mobile spectrum in just four years.Kan said the country will expand its spectrum resources incrementally, improve the efficiency of spectrum and continue to support dynamic spectrum sharing.A particular problem is the undeveloped high-frequency bands, which create new requirements and challenges for radio management, he said, adding that China’s approach in the 2.2-2.3GHz and 5.1-5.2GHz bands is static sharing.Market leader China Mobile, with 450 million 4G subscribers, has seen average data per mobile user more than double to 589Mb a month over the past year, while 4G usage rose 32 per cent to 928Mb per month year-on-year in H1.China Mobile plans to have 1.4 million 4G base stations by the end of the year; China Telecom aims to have 850,000. Tags Authorlast_img read more

Qualcomm steps up Meizu pressure

first_imgHomeDevicesNews Qualcomm steps up Meizu pressure AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 17 OCT 2016 Qualcomm completes $1.4B Nuvia buy Qualcomm pulls trigger on latest processor UPDATED 18/10: Qualcomm has taken actions in France, Germany and the US “to address Meizu’s infringement of its patents,” following earlier suits filed in China.“Meizu’s refusal to negotiate a license agreement in good faith and its sales and distribution of infringing products around the world leave Qualcomm with no choice but to protect our patent rights through these additional legal proceedings,” said Don Rosenberg, executive vice president and general counsel.The US company filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission, a patent infringement action with the Mannheim Regional Court in Germany, and an infringement-seizure action in France to obtain evidence for a further infringement case.In a statement to Mobile World Live, Meizu said it had “worked with Qualcomm to advance towards an agreement.” It added: “We respect Qualcomm’s right to use legal measures if they are unsatisfied with the progress, but still welcome them to proceed the negotiations with us at any time.”Qualcomm first compiled a Meizu complaint in June, having failed to negotiate a deal with the company. At this point, it called on the Beijing authorities to review the contract offered.This was followed by 17 more complaints, with Qualcomm arguing that Meizu was “attempting to obtain an unfair and improper cost advantage over its competitors”. Previous ArticleTwitter sale plans in jeopardy as Salesforce walks awayNext ArticleHuawei stresses urgent operator focus on NB-IoT Steve Costello Authorcenter_img Apple faces 5G modem wait Devices Related Tags Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more MeizuQualcommlast_img read more

Canadian firm acquires GPE companies

first_imgCanadian-based real estate services firm, Avison Young, acquired Phoenix-based GPE Management Services, and the newly merged firm is opening up offices here in Phoenix.Avison Young’s new Phoenix office is located in downtown Phoenix at 2777 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 230.The new offices will be Avison Young’s first location in Arizona, and 52nd office in the U.S., and is another step in the firm’s ongoing expansion efforts.Over the past seven years, Avison Young has grown from 11 to, now, 77 offices in 70 markets and from 300 to more than 2,200 real estate professionals in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and Europe.GPE Companies was a privately held, third-party real estate firm that has been serving a range of clients, from private individual investors to publicly traded corporations to international investment groups, for the past 43 years in Arizona.GPE offered services for all property types, including office, retail, flex/industrial and land. In addition, the firm had a division specializing in all areas of healthcare real estate. Over the past four decades, the company facilitated acquisitions and sales transactions exceeding $2.5 billion in real estate value. GPE also represents 6 million square feet of commercial space under management in the Phoenix metro area.Monday’s acquisition brings Avison Young’s total square feet of retail, industrial and office properties under management in North America to approximately 100 million square feet. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.Effective immediately, GPE is rebranded as Avison Young. The change in ownership adds 29 employees to Avison Young’s operations, including David Genovese, Julie Johnson and Alexandra Loye who become Principals of Avison Young. Genovese also becomes Managing Director of the company’s Phoenix office. He will focus on overseeing the growth and development of Avison Young’s presence in the Phoenix region, servicing new and existing clients, and managing the day-to-day operations of the office. Genovese brings to Avison Young 30 years of commercial real estate experience – all with GPE, where he was most recently President, designated broker and principal.“We are pleased to be opening our first office in Phoenix,” said Chair and CEO Mark E. Rose. “The acquisition of GPE provides Avison Young with a strong foundation, particularly in terms of brokerage and property management, in Arizona as we begin to roll out our expansion program in the state. With David and the rest of the GPE team on board, we are again adding individuals who are respected for their leadership, extensive industry experience and in-depth local market knowledge. More importantly, we also know that they will fit seamlessly into our Principal-led, collaborative culture and provide a superior level of service to clients.”Also joining Avison Young from GPE are: Nicholas Pelusio, Bret Isbell, Kevin Helland, Kristie Jones, Brooke Askew-Rossi, LeiAnne Oborne, Dominic Perry, Gail Brown, Jennifer Pliska, Laurie Sandau, Linda Robbins, Tracey Galligan, Tom Kimsey,Marion Chaney, Gregory Leverton, Becky Bishop, Esther Grabowsky, Gina Gringle, Jonathan Collins, Jason Gutierrez,Angela Williams, Jen Day, Amanda Knight, Rogelio Martinez, Jamie Svobodo and Ronald Genovese (company founder).“We think very highly of the GPE organization and the presence that it has established in Phoenix, which is a rapidly growing market that is gaining in importance to many of our occupier and investor clients,” said Earl Webb, Avison Young president, U.S. operations. “GPE has built a high-quality service platform, with dynamic leadership, and Avison Young looks forward to growing our company’s presence in this important U.S. market – through the acquisition of this firm as well as future additions to staff in all areas of our business. David Genovese is someone who has consistently provided excellent client service during his career while building a broad-based service platform at GPE. Additionally, the company has a number of senior managers and brokers who will fit the Avison Young culture perfectly and continue to enhance our client-service capabilities in the Phoenix market and beyond.”GPE was ranked the number one brokerage firm (24 brokers or fewer and medical categories) in AZ Big Media’s 2016 “Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business” list, and among the top five in the industrial, property management and best workplace culture categories, and among the top 10 in the retail and land categories.“With Phoenix, Avison Young now has a local presence in all major American markets,” adds Hiren Thakar, Avison Young Principal and Senior Vice-President of Corporate Strategy. “With this acquisition, we have quickly established a presence in one of the largest and fastest-growing metro markets in the U.S. Furthermore, GPE is a well-established player in the highly dynamic medical office market, which is becoming increasingly important to our clients across the country. David and his team will now be able to take advantage of Avison Young’s extensive resources to better serve the thriving medical office property sector inPhoenix. At the same time, his team will be able to collaborate with other Avison Young offices and provide multi-market medical office solutions for clients.” Today’s announcement comes on the heels of Avison Young acquiring North Rae Sanders and opening a new office in Coventry, U.K. on January 11, 2016; acquiring Toronto-based property appraisal company Metrix Realty Group (Ontario) Inc. on January 4, 2016; and opening new offices in Memphis, Tennessee on December 7, 2015 and in Mexico City on December 2, 2015.last_img read more

News Scan for Jul 07, 2017

first_imgMore babies born in the US with Zika-related birth defectsAccording to the latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are now 88 babies born in the United States with Zika-related birth defects, an increase of 8 since the last report. The number of pregnancy losses showing Zika-related birth defects remains at 8.The numbers are updated through Jun 27. A total of 1,687 Zika-affected pregnancies with or without birth defects have been documented in the United States since 2016. In the US territories, including Puerto Rico, the corresponding number is 2,830; this includes 122 infants with birth defects and 6 pregnancy losses.The numbers reflect only laboratory-confirmed Zika infections in pregnancies registered with the US Zika Pregnancy Registry.Jul 6 CDC update  China’s weekly H7N9 total declines to single caseChina reported just one H7N9 avian influenza case this week, down sharply from six reported the previous week, Hong Kong’s Center for Health Protection (CHP) said today in its weekly update.The patient is a 35-year-old man from Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in the far northwest of the country who began having symptoms on Jun 23 and died on Jun 30. An investigation into the source of his exposure to the virus found that he had sold and slaughtered chickens at a market.Xinjiang has reported a few H7N9 cases in the past, but not in the recent wave of activity, which has been marked by a wide geographic spread of detections in poultry and in people.China has had more than 750 cases in the fifth and largest wave of infections, at least 209 of them fatal.Jul 7 CHP updateIn other H7N9 developments, Chinese researchers who compared recent human infections with highly and low-pathogenic H7N9 in Guangdong province found that clinical outcomes were similar, though people sickened by the highly pathogenic form had longer hospitalizations. The team reported their findings yesterday in the latest issue of Eurosurveillance.Their analysis included 9 patients infected with highly pathogenic H7N9 and 51 who had been sickened by the low-pathogenic strain.Researchers also assessed poultry market environmental surveillance, finding that the touching of sick or dead poultry was the most important risk factor for contracting highly pathogenic H7N9, hinting that because that form of the virus disseminates to multiple organs, including muscle, handling sick birds could be more risky. Raising backyard poultry and touching live poultry were also risk factors.They concluded that it’s still not possible to tell if highly pathogenic H7N9 causes more severe disease in humans, but detailed investigations about shedding, virus dissemination, and inflammation levels are needed to shed more light. They also noted that investigation of the impact of the virus on chickens is urgently needed.Jul 6 Eurosurveill report Washington state hantavirus cases rise to fiveWashington state reported another hantavirus infection, raising the season’s total to five, the most since 1999, the Washington State Department of Health (WSDH) said yesterday in a press release.The illnesses are from four counties, Franklin, King, Spokane, and Skagit, and three deaths occurred among the cases.Deer mice are known to carry hantavirus, which can spread to humans through contaminated air or direct contact with the animals or their saliva, urine, droppings, or nesting material, the WSDH said.In its background materials on the disease, the department said 1 to 5 cases are typically reported each year, and about 1 in 3 people who have hantavirus pulmonary syndrome die.Jul 6 WSDH press release WSDH hantavirus background Jun 28 CIDRAP News scan “Washington state reports fourth hantavirus case of the year” CDC warns of meningitis risk in vaccinated patients on SolirisThe CDC today issued a Health Alert Network (HAN) advisory warning about a high risk of meningococcal disease despite vaccination in patients who are being treated with Soliris (eculizumab), a monoclonal antibody used to treat rare blood diseases including atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome and paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria.Patients taking the drug are known to be at 1,000- to 2,000-fold greater risk of meningococcal disease, and Soliris comes with a warning that those on the medication should be vaccinated.The CDC said that between 2008 and 2016 it has identified 16 cases of meningitis in eculizumab recipients, 11 of whom had nongroupable Neisseria meningitidis, which isn’t covered by the MenA conjugate vaccine. The newly approved meningococcal B vaccine protects only against that strain. The CDC detailed the findings and concerns today in an early release report in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). They said researchers haven’t assessed the extent of any cross-protection for nongroupable N meningitidis strains.In today’s HAN, the CDC urged health providers to consider antimicrobial prophylaxis for the duration of eculizumab treatment and to continue to vaccinate patients who are on the medication, administering the first dose at least 2 weeks before starting treatment when possible. They also recommended that clinicians keep a high index of suspicion for meningococcal disease in patients who are taking eculizumab.Jul 7 CDC HAN notice Jul 7 MMWR reportlast_img read more

News Scan for Oct 09, 2017

first_imgMore Nigerian states reporting monkeypox cases as total reaches 31The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) today reported that six more states have suspected cases of monkeypox, a disease caused by a rare smallpox-like virus. There are now 31 suspected cases in seven states: Bayelsa, Rivers, Ekiti, Akwa Ibom, Lagos, Ogun, and Cross River.All patients are currently hospitalized and improving, according to an NCDC statemen. The agency said it was first notified of a possible outbreak on Sep 22, when an 11-year-old boy from Bayelsa state presented with symptoms of the disease. Eleven people, including a doctor, were confirmed to have the virus late last week.”Nigerians are once [again] advised to remain calm, avoid self-medication and report any suspected case to the nearest health facility. Public health authorities across the country have been well informed on what to do when a suspected case arises,” said Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, CEO of the NCDC.Monkeypox is transmitted through contact with infected animals and is usually self-limiting. In rare cases, infection can be fatal.Oct 9 NCDC statement  Puerto Rico hurricane damage stretches supply of IV salineDamage in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria has disrupted the nation’s supply of some intravenous (IV) saline and dextrose bags, the Washington Post reported today. Baxter International, one of the makers of small-volume IV bags, widely used for rehydration and to dilute medications, said “multiple production days” were lost in the aftermath of the storm, and it has established a system to allocate the product to hospitals based on past purchases.On Oct 6, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, issued a statement saying the FDA is taking new steps to mitigate the impact of two recent hurricanes on the island’s medical product manufacturing sector, alongside its ongoing efforts to directly assist Puerto Rico’s residents. He said pharmaceutical and biological products account for about 30% of the territory’s gross domestic product, and 10% of all drugs consumed by Americans are made in Puerto Rico. “And that doesn’t even account for medical devices. Puerto Rico is vital to the health and wellbeing of Americans,” he said.Some facilities were hit harder than other, but the ones that sustained minor damage are running on generator power and aren’t back at full production. “New shortages could result from these disruptions, and shortages that existed before the storms could potentially be extended,” Gottlieb said, adding that the FDA is in close contact with senior management at the companies.The FDA says it is monitoring 40 products on a list of critical products for which shortages could have a substantial public health impact. The FDA said it will provide more details on specific products as appropriate and as it learns more.According to the Post story, Puerto Rico is home to more than four dozen FDA-approved drug making facilities, including ones owned by Pfizer, Merck, Eli Lilly, Johnson & Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Amgen. A Baxter spokesman told the Post that limited IV fluid production is under way in Puerto Rico and that the company is leveraging its global production capacity to support the supply as operations are restored in Puerto Rico. Some US hospitals have said they haven’t been affected by the shortage, while others said supplies are tight.Oct 9 Washington Post story Oct 6 FDA statement Short-course antibiotics perform well in Enterobacteriaceae bacteremiaScientists have determined that short courses of antibiotics yield similar clinical outcomes as prolonged courses for Enterobacteriaceae bacteremia and may protect against subsequent multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria, according to a new study in PLoS Medicine.The recommended duration of antibiotic treatment for bloodstream infections caused by Enterobacteriaceae is 7 to 14 days. Researchers from the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group compared the outcomes of patients receiving 6 to 10 days versus 11 to 16 days of antibiotics for Enterobacteriaceae bacteremia in patients who were treated in one of three medical centers from 2008 through 2014.The team matched 385 short-course bacteremia patients with the same number of prolonged-course patients. Median treatment duration was 8 days in the former group and 15 in the latter.They found no difference between the groups in mortality and recurrent bloodstream infections. They detected a trend toward a protective effect of short-course antibiotic therapy on the emergence of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria but not a statistically significant difference.Oct 8 Clin Infect Dis abstractlast_img read more

Annual New Mexico Restaurant Week March 1-8

first_imgRESTAURANT News:There’s no better time to experience New Mexico’s diverse and authentic culinary scene than during the annual Restaurant Week, which spotlights Los Alamos and Northern New Mexico Sunday, March 1 to Sunday, March 8.This highly anticipated late-winter event brings together the finest restaurants in the region with once-a-year, value-priced, three-course dinners, priced at $15, $25, $35 or $45 per person. Several restaurants also offer special prix-fixe lunches.Visit for participating restaurants, menus, lodging specials and events.last_img read more

Soldotna Prepares to Sell Land, Property Market Tight

first_imgDirector of Economic Development and Planning Stephanie Queen said today is the first day you can visit City Hall and pick up a packet of information on the parcels and make an offer… Queen: “There’s a good range of properties here so we’ve got properties that are, obviously they’re all in city limits, but they’re mostly on water and sewer, they’re on paved roads or sidewalks, and then we’ve got a mix of zoning from commercial to multi-family residential to rural residential, so we hope to have a diversity of buyers with different interests looking at the properties.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The City of Soldotna is opening its sealed bid land sale today with six properties on offer. For more, visit the new City of Soldotna website.center_img The City is pursuing a sealed bid process with the hopes it would reach more bidders than a one-off open air auction. The process will run for 90 days. High bidders will be notified soon after the bids are opened on August 3rd.last_img read more

Twins, Rosario Walk Off Cleveland

first_img 360p The Twins are off Monday and will host the White Sox in the doubleheader Tuesday at 3:10. Hear the games on WJON . Eddie Rosario’s 3rd home run on the day was a 2-run walk off for the Twins in their 7-5 win today at Target Field.Rosario had 3 home runs and 4 RBIs and Brian Dozier was 2-4 with a home run and 2 RBIs. Kyle Gibson started the game for the Twins and threw 5 2/3 innings with 2 earned runs allowed. Fernando Rodney picked up the win in relief.The Twins improve to 25-30 and are now 3 1/2 games back of Cleveland in the AL Central. About Connatix V56892 1080p HD Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip center_img 720p HD About Connatix V56892 1/1 Auto (360p)last_img read more

Water-line rupture disrupts traffic along Bouquet Canyon

first_img [email protected] (661) 257-5253160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“We thought a car hit it, but there wasn’t a car around,” he said. “All the cars (on Bouquet) were getting wet. They closed the street after like 10 minutes because the road was getting flooded. Traffic backed up for a couple of lights.” It took Valencia Water about an hour to shut down the water, and three southbound lanes on Bouquet Canyon Road reopened about 3:15 p.m., Pivetti said. “It was flooding and it got mud out on the road,” Pivetti said. “We’re getting that cleaned up.” About 30 homes, an area county fire station and several businesses lost water service, but it was all restored within three hours, Valencia Water officials said. As for the broken signal, Pivetti said: “The repairs on the signal will continue.” SAUGUS – A city traffic signal repair crew ruptured a water line Thursday and sent a geyser of water shooting some 100 feet into the air, disrupting traffic along busy Bouquet Canyon Road during the lunch hour. Water erupted about 11:40 a.m. from the southwest corner of Bouquet Canyon Road at Seco Canyon Road, said Gus Pivetti, a city of Santa Clarita senior traffic engineer. Workers were repairing a traffic signal pole that had been knocked down by a vehicle when they hit the water line operated by Valencia Water Co., Pivetti said. Raul Diaz, 24, witnessed the dousing from a corner Shell gas station. last_img read more