News / World Shipping Council tells EC: ‘Ignore flawed ITF report on BER’

first_img In what is rapidly becoming an escalating war of words, liner lobby group the World Shipping Council (WSC) has slammed the recent International Transport Forum (ITF) report on the EU block exemption regulation (BER)According to the report, a number of consortia operating in trades to and from Europe exceed the 30% market share threshold stipulated in the BER.The BER is set to expire in April 2020 and the EC is evaluating whether to extend it for a further five years.Yesterday, the WSC said: “The commission should disregard the report – in its entirety – for the purpose of the evaluation.” It claimed it “has not been endorsed by the ITF but merely reflects the subjective views of a single individual, Mr Olaf Merk”.Mr Merk is administrator of ports and shipping at ITF, which is part of the OECD, and leads the organisation’s work on the ports and shipping industry. He is the author of a large number of reports covering an array of subjects and is regular speaker at many of the industry’s leading conferences and events.The WSC further claims the ITF report contains flaws in several areas, including: the data on which it based its conclusions, which it terms “impossible to understand, let alone verify”; that it misunderstands performance indicators and disputes its analysis of liner connectivity; and that its look at shipper satisfaction with liner services is also flawed – that segment of the ITF report is based on shippers surveys carried out by the European Shippers Council and maritime consultant Drewry.“The customers were apparently never asked the most important questions of all: would their satisfaction be higher if the BER were not renewed or if there were no consortia?” the WSC said.It added: “The report is riddled with fundamental flaws and, in any event, it has not been formally submitted to the commission. WSC submits that the report should be disregarded in its entirety for the purpose of the evaluation.“Should the commission disagree, then WSC submits that the report should be given no more credence by the commission than any of the other contributions received from private citizens, and certainly no more than its manifest flaws allow.” By Gavin van Marle 26/03/2019 ID 114782480 © Oana Ungureanu | Dreamstime.comlast_img read more

News / More anger in Australia as DP World announces higher terminal access fees

first_imgBy Sam Whelan 31/03/2020 DP World Australia (DPW) is to increase terminal access fees for import containers from May, prompting fierce criticism from transport operators already “bleeding” from the coronavirus crisis.Sometimes referred to as port infrastructure surcharges, DPW has announced increases at its Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney terminals, bringing them in line with those set by rival Patrick Terminals this month.In Melbourne, for example, Patrick’s import container fee is A$125.80 (US$76.63), and from 1 May, DPW will increase its surcharge from from A$98 to match.However, Neil Chambers, director of the Container Transport Alliance Australia (CTAA), branded the terminal operator as “tone deaf” for announcing the fee hike while the Australian economy is under significant strain.“This foreign-owned company, in a pseudo monopoly position within the container logistics chain, has shown little regard for container transport operators facing a significant cashflow squeeze, or for Australia’s importers who will pay significantly more for landside terminal access once the fees are passed through the supply chain by transport operators,” he added.DPW also announced a reduction in terminal access fees for laden export containers – a strategy Mr Chambers claimed was designed to “counter” a similar move by Patrick in January. The reductions may provide some respite for Australia’s high-volume, low-value commodity exporters, who have slammed terminal operators for rapid increases in access fees.However, due to the trade imbalance across Australia’s ports, Mr Chambers said DPW would still be collecting far more fees from imports than exports.Furthermore, he said, DPW had announced another “major” fee increase, this time for ‘no-show’ truck slots, which will increase by 40% to A$210.35 in Melbourne and Brisbane. These fees don’t apply in Sydney’s Port Botany, where there are mandatory regulatory standards, which Mr Chambers wants extended to Melbourne and Brisbane.One director of a large container transport company described the new charges as “insidious”.“The payment terms are very short, and if a transport company is one day late they get shut out of the terminal,” he told The Loadstar. “They demand that directors guarantee personally the fee, for which the directors have no voice and no negotiating ability. “For a transport operator of our size, this fee and others they they charge us cost us about $15m a year, which is nearly three times our fuel cost.“We have seen, this month, a 35% reduction in transport work, with a consequent tightening of our cashflow. DP World has refused to even extend its payment terms,” he explained.Paul Zalai, director of the Freight & Trade Alliance, said the timing of DPW’s increase to access fees for imports “couldn’t be worse”, and argued the charges should instead be recovered from shipping lines.“Import businesses will be bleeding over lockdown restrictions to Covid-19 during the next six months. Some will not survive the financial hardship,” he added.He said the FTA was lobbying the government for deferral of duty, GST and import processing charges until the crisis is resolved.“Relief for the import sector is essential, otherwise we face a significant backlog of containers held under customs control, since taxes must be paid prior to release,” added Mr Zalai.last_img read more

Client engagement drives growth: study

Share this article and your comments with peers on social media IE Staff Related news “The data is clear and compelling,” says Julie Littlechild, president of Advisor Impact, an Accretive 360 company. “Engagement defines the highest standard for client relationships, describing clients who are not only the most satisfied and loyal, but who provide the vast majority of all referrals. Client engagement is, as a result, the single most powerful business development tool available to financial advisors today.” The study suggests that engaged client relationships are characterized by a deeper connection (the quantity and quality of contact and the scope of the relationship differ) as well as by the extent to which an advisor is positioned as a leader and to which the advisor partners with clients through feedback. The study’s key findings include: 66% of clients are very satisfied, 84% are loyal and 69% are comfortable referring, while only 20% of clients indicate they have provided a referral in the last 12 months. 81% of engaged clients rate value for money as strong compared to 14% of disgruntled clients. while 94% of engaged clients say advice is somewhat important or critical, even disgruntled clients agree. nearly 70% of disgruntled clients say that advice plays an important role in helping them reach their goals. The study also finds that two forms of business risk emerge for advisors. The first is the risk that the 20% of clients who have considered leaving actually do so. The second is that the advisor does not tap into the substantial opportunity for growth that exists today, including the hundreds of referrals that are slipping through the cracks. Littlechild points out that engagement is a two-way street. “Engaged clients are thrilled with the client experience and among the most satisfied clients. At the same time, they give back through referrals, which has an obvious positive impact on growth for the advisor.” One in five Canadian investors plans to switch wealth providers: EY study Work-from-home risks for advisors Client engagement defines the deepest and most profitable relationships between advisors and clients, according to a new study released Thursday. The study by Toronto-based Advisor Impact gathered feedback from more than 1,000 Canadian investors, all of whom worked with a financial advisor and made or contributed to the financial decisions in the household. Keywords Client referrals,  Client engagementCompanies Accretive 360 Inc. RRSP contributions remain steady despite Covid-19, advisors say Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

County Council to hear final report on new jail this week

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Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). guestLabel Name*Email*Websitecenter_img County Council to hear final report on new jail this weekPosted by Chris BrownDate: Tuesday, September 3, 2019in: Newsshare 0 County Manager Shawn Henesee expects a ‘difficult sale’ when people see the project’s final price tagCLARK COUNTY — After well over a year, the Clark County Correction Facility Advisory Committee, otherwise known as CFAC, will officially hand off its final report to members of the County Council.The 24-member volunteer committee, comprised of law enforcement, city, county, and business leaders, as well as other interested groups, has spent 18 months debating what the county’s aging jail should be replaced with.A corrections deputy looks down at a common area inside the Clark County Jail. Photo courtesy Clark County Sheriff’s OfficeA corrections deputy looks down at a common area inside the Clark County Jail. Photo courtesy Clark County Sheriff’s OfficeCFAC was initially tasked with providing a final recommendation in November of last year, but was extended twice after struggling to come to a consensus.In its 23-page final report to the council, the group outlines some of the challenges facing the existing facility, such as a rising inmate population and increasing length of stay, complex medical and behavioral health needs the current jail is ill-equipped to handle, cramped intake space, and an aging building showing signs of deterioration.The current jail has a total of 590 beds, including 100 at the Jail Work Center, though the report notes 54 beds at the main jail are currently closed due to insufficient funds. In 2018, the average daily population of the jail was 644, meaning the facility is routinely close to 100 inmates over capacity. That often results in difficult decisions about who to hold and who to release as the sheriff’s office works to maintain levels of inmate care dictated by the state constitution.“This is not an effort to coddle prisoners or anything like that,” says Clark County Manager Shawn Henessee. “But by the same token, the county has an obligation to adequately house and feed all the people that are incarcerated. And that’s going to require a new jail.”A toilet inside a jail cell at the Clark County Jail is shown in this photo. Photo courtesy Clark County Sheriff’s OfficeA toilet inside a jail cell at the Clark County Jail is shown in this photo. Photo courtesy Clark County Sheriff’s Office“We can’t even get parts for doors that don’t work,” said Clark County Sheriff Chuck Atkins of the 35-year old jail, “so for the last 14 years we’ve had to MacGyver and fix them ourselves.”CFAC went through an exhaustive process, looking at where a new jail could be sited, how many beds should be in it, and ways to phase in improvements. They determined that the current location could be upgraded, or a new facility could be built on Lower River Road, and members of the committee settled on a recommendation of 850-880 beds.They also determined that pretty much any of the scenarios presented is going to be shockingly expensive.“It makes the 179th Street project look really small in comparison, when you’re looking at the overall costs,” says Henessee.Initial costs alone could run upwards of $421 million, according to the committee, including $50.5 million for a new parking garage, and $1 million for artwork in the new facility.Beyond those numbers, each of the proposed scenarios will require additional staffing and increased operational costs that could push the sheriff’s office annual budget higher by between $46.2 million and $60.7 million.“It’s going to be a difficult sale,” admits Henessee. “Anybody who says it’s going to be an easy one is clearly delusional, in my opinion.”Add to all of that the fact that a new jail is just one of the projects Henessee and county staff need to consider. The prosecuting attorney’s office has been operating out of a building that was intended to be temporary … nearly three decades ago, with an aging boiler in the basement that routinely requires patching, and even causes basement flooding on a regular basis. The Clark County Courthouse has limited courtroom space, and if the state provides more judges the county will need to find a place for them to work.“So, we need to look at this from a comprehensive Law and Justice perspective,” says Henessee. “The jail will be the largest by far because we’re looking to either build a completely new jail or essentially gut the existing one over a longer timeline.”Following Wednesday’s presentation of CFAC’s final report, Henessee says his department will take over and work to figure out if there are ways to bring about the needed changes at a lower price point.That means asking a lot of questions.“Can we add stories to that building at a lower cost?” says Henessee. “Parking is an issue, so can we add a multi-level parking structure on one side, and then add an additional wing over there? Or, can we use the space where the Pepsi building is?”Prisoners gather inside a common area at the Clark County Jail. Photo courtesy Clark County Sheriff’s OfficePrisoners gather inside a common area at the Clark County Jail. Photo courtesy Clark County Sheriff’s OfficeThat could mean working to free up funding to hire a consultant who can use CFAC’s work as a springboard to a more concrete proposal with architectural concepts and better pricing data.Henessee says that will be near the top of his agenda for next year. “(What) I don’t want to do is really lose inertia on this because I think it is a critically important thing.”But if 18 months of work by 24 volunteer members of the CFAC group results in more time and money spent on more detailed planning, then what was the purpose of it all anyway?“I think the location was huge, and the bed size is important,” says Henessee, adding that there are more detailed questions to be asked that CFAC wasn’t equipped to answer. “If we put something where the Pepsi building is, what happens with the things that are in the Pepsi building now?” he says. “That’s getting into a level of detail that, frankly, I don’t think a committee is well suited for.”But, Henessee adds, the plan is to keep the CFAC members involved in the planning process, in order to continue getting their feedback. The current Clark County Jail has fewer than 600 beds available, which is less than the average daily inmate population in 2018. Photo courtesy Clark County Sheriff’s OfficeThe current Clark County Jail has fewer than 600 beds available, which is less than the average daily inmate population in 2018. Photo courtesy Clark County Sheriff’s OfficeOnce a final plan is in place, the next step will be council approval of a bond request to the voters. Henessee is well aware that asking citizens to dig deeper into their pockets won’t be easy, no matter how obvious the need is.“It’s very difficult,” he says. “You don’t have to look any further than how many jail financing efforts have failed. And those that have passed have barely passed.”Atkins says his hope is that voters will see the humanity in what they’re trying to do.“People make mistakes, and this could be somebody in your family that has to be in that jail,” Atkins told ClarkCountyToday.com during an interview in April. “And I’m not saying we should make a party factory out of it, but should it not be a place that is sanitary, that is treating people humanely, that is providing resources to correct their behavior if they want it?” AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : Ridgefield Spudders Team Preview 2019 Next : Letter: ‘No-cause eviction, a de-stabilizing reality’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Name*Email*Website 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all commentslast_img read more

Request your Spring 2017 D2L courses now

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Dec. 22, 2016 If you’re teaching a course in the spring and are planning to use D2L, now is great time to request your course. Requesting your course early will allow you to maximize the available time to develop your course. To request a course, instructors should log in to MyCUInfo and choose the Course Tools tab in Teaching Tools to “Request Desire2Learn Course.”Get started now.Categories:Deadlines & AnnouncementsCampus Communitylast_img read more

Latest Buff Innovator Insights episode features physicist Jun Ye

first_imgPublished: March 25, 2021 The inaugural season of Buff Innovator Insights, a new podcast from the Research & Innovation Office (RIO), premieres on Thursday, March 18.The podcast will offer a behind-the-curtain look at some of the most ground-breaking innovations in the world—all emanating from the CU Boulder campus—along with the personal journeys that made those discoveries possible.  Terri Fiez, Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation, hosts this up-close and personal look at how researchers, scholars and artists become global pioneers, why they are so dedicated to discovery, and their visions of the future in the wide range of fields they explore.New episodes will air each Thursday, from March 18 through May 6.Visit the Buff Innovator Insights podcast website to learn more, listen and subscribe.Latest EpisodesThursday, March 18: Margaret Murnane–JILA; Physics; STROBE Science & Technology CenterIn the first episode of Buff Innovator Insights, we meet Dr. Margaret Murnane, CU Boulder professor of physics and one of the world’s leading experts in ultrafast laser and x-ray science. Join us to learn about her improbable journey from growing up in the Irish countryside to developing the microscopes of the future and cultivating the world’s next generation of physicists. ListenThursday, March 25: Jun Ye­–JILA; Physics; CUbit Quantum Initiative; Q-SEnSEIn this episode of Buff Innovator Insights, we meet Dr. Jun Ye, Fellow of NIST and JILA, and Professor Adjoint of Physics at JILA and CU Boulder. We’ll talk with Dr. Ye about his formative years in China, his transformation into a leading researcher in the US, and how his work is helping to realize the vast potential of quantum science and technology. Listenlast_img read more

HC asks BMC to furnish details about PPE kits

first_imgHC asks BMC to furnish details about PPE kits By Press Trust of India on May 13, 2020 BMCBombay High CourtPPE The court also directed the civic body to respond to all other contentions raised in the PILThe Bombay High Court has directed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation to respond to a PIL seeking PPE kits for frontline health workers and limiting the use of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 treatment.A bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice AA Sayyed directed the BMC to file an affidavit by today, detailing the number of PPE kits it had already provided, apart from other health and security measures taken to protect doctors, health workers, civic employees etc.The court also directed the civic body to respond to all other contentions raised in the PIL, including the accessibility of screening tests for frontline workers and for the poor.The PIL by Jan Swasthya Abhiyan also claimed that there weren’t enough healthcare professionals and frontline workers in hospitals and facilities at some quarantine centres were inadequate.The petitioner”s counsel Mihir Desai said doctors and medical staff who were not treating COVID-19 patients also needed PPE kits.Meanwhile, the BMC’s counsel senior advocate Anil Sakhre argued that the state was providing as many PPEs as possible and each kit costs Rs 2,200 per day for each person per shift.“We are trying to increase the production of PPEs, but until then, it is not feasible to provide PPEs to doctors or staff who were not treating coronavirus patients,” Sakhre said.The petitioner has also urged the authorities not to use hydroxychloroquine indiscriminately, as there was not enough clinical evidence to show it effectively treats the infection, he said.The court will take up the matter for further hearing on May 15. The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story News Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Comments (0) Related Posts Share WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Read Article Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Add Commentlast_img read more

Major homelessness plan to be presented to City Council

first_imgHomeNewsCity CouncilMajor homelessness plan to be presented to City Council Nov. 26, 2017 at 1:58 pmCity CouncilLife MattersMajor homelessness plan to be presented to City CouncilMatthew Hall4 years agocity councilSanta Monica Major homelessness plan to be presented to City CouncilMATTHEW HALLDaily Press EditorCouncil will tackle homelessness with a major discussion at its Nov. 28 meeting.The council will receive its annual Homelessness report at the meeting including dense proposals for addressing the local crisis.The report calls for endorsing five concepts currently contained in the city’s Strategic Goal Action Plan including proactive engagement, smart deployment of local resources, proving the effectiveness of models to connect individuals to housing, increasing the availability of housing/services in other communities, ensuring safe use of the Library and working collaboratively with other agencies to address the problem.Specific action includes an agreement with Los Angeles County to allow their C3 homeless outreach team to expand into Santa Monica. The team is currently focused on the Venice streets around 3rd and Rose and the group is similar to Santa Monica’s Multi-Disciplinary Street Team. The local program is also scheduled for expansion as part of the homelessness report. In addition, council will receive a $70,000 grant from United way for homelessness training and create a new Library Services Officer position.“The Homeless Multidisciplinary Street Team, Ambassadors in Tongva and Palisades Park, and homeless outreach in the Main Library, are new models demonstrating efficacy and producing positive results,” said the report to Council.“To continue making progress, the City is re-tooling its approach to homelessness, expanding efforts that focus on “where” (highly impacted public spaces) to complement existing strategies focused on “who” (Santa Monica program eligible individuals).”Homelessness has skyrocketed locally and across the regions. According to the 2017 homeless count, Los Angeles County saw a 23 percent increase in its homeless population and the Santa Monica area also saw its numbers rise. Homelessness increased in the city by 26 percent. Surrounding areas such as the Supervisorial district and the City of Los Angeles council district that surrounds Santa Monica also reported increases.The percentage increase comes even as the county continued to increase the number of people that found housing. In 2016, the county found permanent homes for 14,214 people, a 30 percent increase over the prior year.However, 74 percent of Los Angeles County’s homeless population were stull unsheltered (42,828 people countywide).The City’s homeless count was the highest since counts began in 2009. Santa Monica reported 921 homeless individuals this year, an increase from the record low of 728 (26%) the year before. The unexpected spike actually put the city on par with numbers from the first count, effectively undoing years of decline in the figures.The sheer increase in numbers would be problem enough but there’s also a changing face of homelessness locally. More individuals are new to the city, pass through more quickly and are not engaged with services.This shift has challenged the City’s homeless policies and practices, which are built to serve long time local homeless individuals with intensive care management, interim housing and permanent supportive housing,” said the report.City Hall is basing much of its homeless response on proactive engagement.“Proactive engagement of homeless individuals will be increased by the proposed 10-12 new outreach workers; re-deployed and augmented Police Department resources; a software solution that enriches first responders’ contacts with homeless people; and a full time social worker in the Library system,” said the report.“Proactive engagement with residents, businesses, houses of worship and civic organizations will include deploying new training in effective interaction with homeless people; a broad community information and activation campaign; and citywide collaboration through the Santa Monica Homelessness Steering Committee that is being organized by key community partners.”For more information on the report, visit www.smgov.net.Closed session will begin at 5:30 p.m. with open session to begin no earlier than 6:30 p.m. in City Hall, 1685 Main St. on Nov. 28.Tags :city councilSanta Monicashare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentLocals give thanksThe Double Life of Oscar de la RascalYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsDraft Housing Element released to publicBrennon Dixson2 weeks agoFeaturedNewsRent Board announces general adjustment effective SeptemberBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsCommissioners talk diversity, or a lack thereofBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsSMMUSD breaks down budget revisionsBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsCity Manager selection process beginsBrennon Dixson4 weeks agoFeaturedNewsCouncil readies for Tuesday meetingBrennon Dixson1 month agolast_img read more

Crime Watch – Man arrested for breaking into cigar store

first_img That’s “Mission Mike” a regular performer on the pier. He sings & plays guitar. According to him, the charges were dropped. 1 Comment November 1, 2019 at 12:52 PM Darwin Barrios says: Comments are closed. Judge will block Trump rules for detained migrant kidsPlanners want Promenade’s future to look like its pastYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press11 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press18 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press18 hours ago HomeNewsCrimeCrime Watch – Man arrested for breaking into cigar store Sep. 28, 2019 at 6:02 amCrimeCRIME WATCHFeaturedNewsCrime Watch – Man arrested for breaking into cigar storeeditor2 years agoburglarycrimeCrime WatchLone Wolf Cigar CompanyMichael Rex Kilmartin On September 19, 2019 at 2:23 am, officers were called to the Lone Wolf Cigar Company located at 233 Broadway for a burglary. Two suspects smashed the window of the store, activating the alarm. They went inside, removed cartons of cigars and ran west, concealing the cartons under their sweaters. Officers were able to locate one of the suspects and arrested him without incident.Michael Rex Kilmartin, 31, of Los Angeles, was arrested for burglary. His bail was set at $20,000.Tags :burglarycrimeCrime WatchLone Wolf Cigar CompanyMichael Rex Kilmartinshare on Facebookshare on Twittershow 1 commentlast_img read more

Sprint, Samsung assess Massive MIMO potential

first_imgHomeAsiaNews Sprint, Samsung assess Massive MIMO potential Related Tags Previous ArticleJapan led consortium in hunt for Toshiba memory unitNext Article4G wireless home broadband: A popular new business in Europe US-based mobile operator Sprint and Samsung conducted joint field tests in the South Korean city of Suwon using Massive multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) radios to achieve peak speeds of 330Mb/s per channel using a 20MHz channel on the 2.5GHz band.The companies said in a statement the Massive MIMO tests represent a real-world application of the new technology, which Sprint plans to use to increase the wireless capacity and coverage of its LTE Plus network and move towards gigabit LTE service.Gunther Ottendorfer, Sprint’s COO for technology (pictured, far left), said the testing in South Korea is an important step towards deploying Massive MIMO in its US network, where it will be a key element of LTE Plus as well as 5G.“Massive MIMO is a tremendous differentiator for Sprint because it is easily deployed on 2.5GHz spectrum due to the small form factor of the radios needed for a high frequency band,” he said.“In lower frequency bands, wavelengths are much longer and therefore the radios require much larger, impractical form factors. This makes massive MIMO an important tool for unleashing our deep 2.5GHz spectrum holdings.”Samsung’s MIMO radios were equipped with vertical and horizontal beam-forming technology, which boosted the capacity per channel by about four times and the cell edge performance by three times.Sprint deployed 8T8R (8 transmit, 8 receive) radios across its US network, and the purpose of the test was to compare the performance of massive MIMO radios with 8T8R radios.The companies said they will use the results in preparation for commercial deployment of massive MIMO in the US and other markets. Asia Joseph Waring Samsung boosts logic chip investment by $34Bcenter_img Author massive MIMOSamsungSprint AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 21 JUN 2017 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 Samsung stands by Q2 component warning Ericsson-Samsung patent deal ends legal disputeslast_img read more