China Telecom to follow hybrid TD/FDD-LTE path

first_img Tim joined Mobile World Live in August 2011 and works across all channels, with a particular focus on apps. He came to the GSMA with five years of tech journalism experience, having started his career as a reporter… More Read more Related Home China Telecom to follow hybrid TD/FDD-LTE path ChinaChina TelecomFDD-LTETD-LTETechnology Author Tim Ferguson China Telecom plans to build a hybrid TD/FDD LTE network in line with the allocation of 4G licences in China, reports Telecomasia.The Chinese number-three operator will spend CNY5 billion ($816.5 million) this year to deploy a trial LTE network, with the majority of the network investment supporting both TD-LTE and FDD-LTE.Speaking at the company’s results press conference, Wang Xiaochu, China Telecom chairman and CEO, said the approach is to ensure flexibility in the long-term development of its 4G networks.“To support national technology innovation and allow flexible use of spectrum resources to meet customer demand, we plan to deploy one hybrid LTE network of integrated resources, sharing the core network with wireless access through both TDD and FDD,” Wang said.Little detail was given about the timing and scale of the trial network, although deployment will start in China’s more densely populated areas.The operator is also in early discussions about renting China Mobile’s TD-LTE network. Wang said the most likely scenario is that China Telecom will build its own core networks and share base stations.China’s number-two operator, China Unicom, recently stressed that FDD-LTE will be an important part of its 4G plans. Chang Xiebing, its chairman and CEO, said the company is looking to trial TD-LTE during the second half of the year but added it “will be well prepared for the FDD-LTE network construction, and we believe that the government and the regulators have very clear requirements for us”.Like China’s 3G licensing process, which put considerable focus on TD-SCDMA technology at the expense of global 3G standards WCDMA and CDMA2000 1x EV-DO, the 4G licence allocation is expected to favour “indigenous” technologies, with TD-LTE licences issued ahead of those for the more commonly deployed FDD-LTE.Chang said China Unicom will “actively promote the evolution of WCDMA to FDD-LTE”.Although FDD-LTE is the most popular LTE variant globally, TD-LTE has seen traction in other markets, with Japan’s SoftBank and India’s Bharti Airtel two big-name advocates of the technology. China Mobile is the biggest backer with numerous trials and plans to move from 3G TD-SCDMA to TD-LTE as soon as 4G licences are allocated.The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) recently revealed that 182 of the world’s 200 LTE networks use FDD-LTE with nine using TD-LTE. The remainder use a combination of the two.The Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI), the operator group supporting the technology, has made FDD-LTE interoperability central to its efforts, to enable the seamless coexistence of both options. Previous ArticleHybridpaytech chooses Vodafone for global plansNext ArticleOrange develops its MVNO, Wi-Fi plans for South Africa – report center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 22 AUG 2013 Ericsson warns over loss of China market share China impone restricciones a más aplicaciones Español Tags China Telecom claims NB-IoT milestonelast_img read more

The imperfect victory for perfectionist Horschel

first_imgAUSTIN, Texas – The burden of being a perfectionist is that when you don’t feel 100 percent prepared the overactive mind can make you question everything. Billy Horschel is a perfectionist. It’s no secret. His wife knows it. His swing coach, Todd Anderson, knows it. Everybody knows it, which is why his week in Austin was something of a landmark for the 34-year-old. A therapist might go so far as to call it a breakthrough because before making his way to the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, Horschel spent a week on vacation in Melbourne, Florida, where he grew up doing things he used to do as a child – boating, fishing, hanging out with his family and friends. And no golf. “I needed it. I needed a little mental reboot and that’s what I got,” he said. The cost for that recharged spirit was a game that after a week on the shelf wasn’t where he would normally want it to be for a marquee stop on the PGA Tour schedule. WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play: Full bracket | Scoring “This week I was more or less coming in just trying to have a good week of golf, play well, understand I didn’t touch a club for seven days, I didn’t do any practice, just try and get in some type of rhythm, see where the game was,” he conceded. “I just had to sort of check myself again Thursday night, and came out with a much better attitude Friday morning.” Perfection can be an unrelenting critic, but this was different. Grounded by his plight, he pieced things together as best he could on Sunday with Anderson before flying to Texas and he clawed his way out of the pool play rounds despite a second-round loss to J.T. Poston. “He kind of had a clear head and went into this week knowing he had a week off and if he didn’t play well it would be fine,” Anderson said. “His expectations were in a good place. He told me that he just wanted to keep getting better.” Had this been a stroke-play event he likely wouldn’t have ended the week holding a trophy. Through the three pool-play rounds Horschel was 5 under. Patrick Cantlay was 14 under over those same three rounds and didn’t advance to the weekend knockout rounds. Golf Central Horschel beats local favorite Scheffler in finals BY Golf Channel Digital  — March 28, 2021 at 7:23 PM Here’s how the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play final played out Sunday afternoon at Austin Country Club. That’s match play and that’s why being good enough, as opposed to an overwhelming need to be perfect, can suffice more often than not. He was good enough to outlast Max Homa in a three-hole playoff to advance to the weekend. He needed extra holes to beat Tommy Fleetwood in the quarterfinal round and endured blustery conditions in Sunday’s semifinal match against Victor Perez to secure his spot in the finale. Horschel will tell you there was a measure of luck involved in his march to his first World Golf Championship and his sixth Tour title. There always is when you’ve navigated seven rounds of match play in five days on a quirky golf course. He will tell you he didn’t have his best stuff as the clouds gave way to sunshine Sunday afternoon for his championship bout with Scottie Scheffler, a University of Texas alum and favorite son. “It wasn’t pretty,” Horschel admitted. “I feel sorry for the fans watching the coverage because they didn’t see any great golf shots, or very few of them. They saw a lot of sloppiness. They saw a lot of pars win holes.” And he will tell you he was good enough. Golf Central Match Play payout: From champ to 0 pointers BY Golf Channel Digital  — March 28, 2021 at 8:22 PM Here’s how the purse was paid out at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, from the champion to those who didn’t win a match. Surrounded by a shade of orange you don’t see on Saturdays in Gainesville and an increasingly partisan, and overserved, crowd Horschel made the most of what he had. He chipped in on the fifth hole for his only birdie of the round and squandered chances at the par-5 sixth and 12th holes after Scheffler took penalty strokes at both. Scheffler missed a 4-footer for birdie to cut the lead to a single hole at the 14th, launched his drive into a service area at the 15th hole and fanned his tee shot into a wild area at the 16th hole. “I think this afternoon was probably my worst round out of the last four,” said Scheffler, who arguably had the toughest path to the final with victories over Ian Poulter, Jon Rahm and former champion Matt Kuchar. “I grinded it out. I fought really hard and I just wasn’t able to make the putts this afternoon.” Billy Horschel plays ‘smart’ to win WGC-Dell Match Play All the while, Horschel plodded along and played prevent defense, doing just enough. In a perfectly apropos ending, Horschel closed out Scheffler with a tee shot to 23 feet and a two-putt par for a 2-and-1 triumph at No. 17. He was 1 over par through 17 holes in the championship match. Scheffler was 2 over. There’s something to be learned in this minimalist style of competing but it might take some time to digest. “There is a lesson and I’m sure I will be talking with it with my team, about what that lesson is,” Horschel said. Coming into this week, Horschel told Anderson his goal was to make sure his game is ready for the Masters in two weeks but he left Austin Country Club with so much more. Following his runner-up finish last month at the WGC-Workday Championship Horschel will be among the favorites at the year’s first major championship. Of course, the other side of those external expectations will be the pressure he’ll probably put on himself. You know the deal, once a perfectionist always a perfectionist. But for one week, he learned that being just good enough can sometimes be perfect.last_img read more

Phish Completes Third Straight Labor Day Weekend in Colorado

first_imgFor the third straight year in what has hopefully become an annual tradition, Phish headed to Colorado for three shows right outside of Denver, bringing planes full of fans with them. Colorado has held a special place in Phish lore since their legendary trip out west in 1988 – the band’s first attempt at expansion past the east coast. Combine a little Phish history with a holiday weekend, and you have the recipe for some special shows. For the past two years, these shows have been arguably the best run of the summer, but could the band deliver yet a third year of quality?Short answer is, yes, of course they could. The band gets seemingly tighter and tighter at each stop on the tour, and the epic Tweezer from Lake Tahoe a few weeks ago was probably the most talked about thing among Phish fans since the band announced their return in ’09. Listening to the Colorado shows side by side with the Saratoga shows from earlier this summer, its crazy to think this is the same band – but its business as usual as the band took a little time to find their groove before firing on all cylinders.Night 1 started with many fans writing down the setlist, hoping to catch Phish sending their fans a cryptic message through the set list (in the previous two years, Phish has done a set where every song started with the letter ‘S’, and a set in which the songs spelled out “FUCK YOUR FACE”, on the first night). While it seemed as if the band had forgotten this little gimmick, eventually, we realized that the set spelled ‘MOST SHOWS SPELL SOMETHING’, backwards. Not quite as memorable as ‘FUCK YOUR FACE’, but at least the tradition continues.I don’t know if you can pick a better opener to start the weekend then ‘Ghost’, which got the leadoff spot for the first time in nearly 15 years. Definitely unexpected, and a huge party starter. A quick ‘NICU’ led into a quick, surprise rendition of ‘Icculus’, which is one of those songs that simultaneously makes long time fans pee their pants, and newer fans head to the bathroom. Only the third time the song has been played since the band’s return, and definitely a checkmark for a lot of fans in the audience (although, I’m always hoping Trey busts out another “PUT DOWN YOUR iPHONES” Icculus).Another relative rarity, ‘Esther’ popped up in the set as well, hinting at some special fireworks to come. ‘Ocelot’ seemed to rage harder than usual, making it a first set highlight before the band switched gears into ‘Stash’, getting to the real meat of this set. A quick Lawn Boy led into a raging ‘Limb by Limb’, which was top notch. The set closed with a Phish debut, a first time cover of Little Feat’s ‘Easy to Slip’ from Sailin Shoes. Little Feat is always welcome in a Phish show, although I’d love to get some of the tracks they’ve stopped playing before introducing some more.The second set started with the familiar ‘Punch You In The Eye’, leading into a raging ‘Sand’ that probably steals the show, jam wise. The band took a step back with new song ‘Say Something’, debuted a few weeks ago at The Gorge, but then rewarded fans by closing the set with nothing but classics. ‘Walls of The Cave’, ‘Oh Kee Pa>Harry Hood’, ‘Silent In The Morning’, ‘Twist’, ‘Slave  To The Traffic Light’. Boom. Can’t complain about that. The encore saw the band break out Velvet Underground’s ‘Oh, Sweet Nuthin’, and a sing-a-long ‘Meatstick’ to close the show. It was an awesome first night, tons of fun, but definitely based more around songs, rather than extended jams.Night two started off with another bang of an opener – ‘Buried Alive’, played with intensity and precision. A quick ‘AC/DC Bag’ segued right into a ripping ‘Wolfman’s Brother’, which really opened the show up with a bangin’ jam. Mike’s new song, ‘Yarmouth Road’, was next,  and seems to be a welcome addition to the band’s reservoir. Finally, Trey breaks out the megaphone for the first ‘Fee’ of the year! After only getting one play in 2012, this was a very warmly received song selection. A mid set ‘Bathtub Gin’ brought the energy level up, but a segue into ‘Bounding Around The Room’ brought it right back down. ‘Mound’ and ‘Gumbo’ both seemed like an interesting placement towards the end of the set, and an ‘Antelope’ closed it all down, not really featuring much fireworks.What seemed like a standard second set opener with ‘Chalkdust Torture’ was actually anything but that. It kept going, and going, introducing new themes and jam segments, and enticing many ‘WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON?’ questions from fans. This jam reaches some of the heights of the Tahoe ‘Tweezer’, and to me, is easily the second best jam of the year. The following ‘Light>46 Days>Steam’ segment seems like it could have been a classic, but the band played these tame after the explosive ‘Chalkdust’. ‘Tweezer’ finally showed up again, and, while it was awesome, it inevitably is overshadowed by the ‘Chalkdust’ and the previous ‘Tweezer’ in Tahoe. The set could have ended there, but we got an awkwardly placed ‘Backwards Down The Numberline’. The encore featured a sweet surprise – a cover of Willie Nelson’s ‘On The Road Agan’ in reference to the upcoming Fall Tour – a welcome treat for anyone thinking of making some of the drives – and the obligatory ‘Tweezer Reprise’ sent us home.With Fall Tour looming, the summer’s finale was a little less somber this time around, and, it seemed like the band didn’t really go out with a bang the way they did the previous years. ‘A Song I Heard The Ocean Sing’ was an awkward, low energy opener, and the whole set seemed to follow that note. It was great to hear relative rarities like ‘Meat’ and ‘Geulah Papyrus’, but the rest of the set seemed average. The ‘David Bowie’ to close the set was its standard awesomeness, but for the last night, I expected a little more polish and excitement.The second set opened with a fantastic ‘Carini>Birds Of A Feather’ segment, giving this set a lot of promise. ‘Carini’ has become an excellent jam vehicle for some dark and scary moments, and this one had a fantastic ending segment. ‘Golden Age’ was a great addition to Phish’s cover selection, but mainly because it has featured some awesome exploratory jamming. When the song comes up short, it doesn’t really contain anything special – its an awkward song for the band to cover. ‘Piper’ gave hope for another short jam, and featured some fantastic moments, but ended up ending a little too early to head into ‘Boogie On Reggae Woman’ – a welcome cover, but I would have liked some more ‘Piper’. Saw it Again’ made an appearance, giving this song a ‘rarities’ vibe while we waited to see if we’d be graced with another monster jam. A ‘Mike’s Groove’ segment gave hope, but after a shorter ‘Mike’s Song’ than we could have hoped, the band moved into the reggae vibe – not for ‘Makisupa’, but for a cover of Peter Tosh’s ‘Legalize It’, for the first time ever, in honor of Colorado’s recently passed marijuana laws. The ‘Weekapaug’ to close the segment was solid, but the band pushed on with “Show Of Life’ and ‘Suzy Greenberg’ to close the set. A standard ‘Character Zero’ popped up for the encore, officially ending the run.Overall, Phish has a new home away from home in Colorado – I think its safe to say that the band puts a little extra thought into these shows. With Fall Tour right around the corner and the band picking up steam every show, the road to Halloween looks extra bright.last_img read more

There’s An Umphrey’s McGee Lullaby Album Coming Out For Kids

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee really said it best with their Facebook post: “Things we didn’t see coming for $400, Alex?”A brand new EP is coming out today, titled Lullaby Versions of Umphrey’s McGee. Created by Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star, who has done similar albums for Phish, Widespread Panic, the Grateful Dead, Blink 182 & more, the new UM album contains six lullaby-ified tracks.You can preview the songs or order the album on the Amazon page. The tracklist is given below, which includes UM favorites old and new:Tracklist: Lullaby Versions of Umphrey’s McGee1. Booth Love2. Nemo3. In The Kitchen4. Puppet String5. No Diablo6. The Linearlast_img read more

Shawford resident hails Water Supply Project

first_img Share 34 Views   no discussions Resident of Shawford and member of the Project Monitoring Committee (PMC) Vernanda RaymondThe newly commissioned Shawford Water Supply Project has responded directly to the needs of the community, a resident and member of the Project Monitoring Committee (PMC) Vernanda Raymond has revealed.“This water supply system being commissioned today will and I believe sincerely contribute to all members of the community to improve our hygienic environment, enhance and significantly improve our lives,” she said at the commissioning of the water supply Wednesday afternoon.The project which cost $1, 180 320.80 includes a 30, 000 gallon tank as well as ten fire hydrants erected throughout the villages.The journey to the celebration began about fifteen months ago she said when a July 2012 news article, “One million dollar water project for Shawford” caught residents’ attention.The article she said predicted an end to their water woes announcing that the government and Basic Needs Trust Fund had officially signed the contracts for the commencement of the water project for Shawford and that the Dominica Water and Sewerage Company (DOWASCO) Limited had partnered with stakeholders to tackle this water issue.“Work was set to begin in seven days; we were ecstatic, delightful, joyful”.Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau Valley Constituency Dr Colin McIntyreIt was then she began her role as part of the PMC a role which she said she took seriously in “in guarding the interest of my community” by attending all meetings, doing site visits and ensuring every part of the community was covered.Fire hydrants as proposed were added at the request of the communities she said.“I sought to report the processes and progress of the project to those within the communities that inquired and explained the hiccups, setbacks and delays”.“Shawford residents we will share that together,” she said and added that they would no longer have to look to the mountains for rain or carry laundry to other places.“That was then, this is now. To all residents I do hope we all appreciate the fact that we now have easy access to clean and safe pipe borne water- an essential and needed resource”.She added that it is her hope that collective responsibility will be taken in ensuring the resourceful use of the water.“People of Shawford take care of your water system; you know where you came from,” Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau Valley Constituency, Dr Colin McIntyre warned.He described the water supply project as a blessing in disguise for people of the Shawford and Fond Canie.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share Share LocalNews Shawford resident hails Water Supply Project by: – September 19, 2013last_img read more