AT&T makes global IoT play with help from Nokia

first_img Related Home AT&T makes global IoT play with help from Nokia AT&T tapped Nokia to help it deliver global IoT connectivity for enterprise customers, in a bid to eliminate barriers and speed large-scale deployments.The operator said it will use Nokia’s worldwide IoT network grid (WING) to offer customers services including core network, IoT operations, billing, security and data analytics. The network, made possible via an assembly of cellular and non-cellular partners, is expected to be available in more than 20 countries across Europe, Asia, North and South America and the Middle East by the first quarter of 2020.AT&T added it will collaborate with Nokia to develop, test and launch new IoT use cases across a range of verticals such as transportation, health, manufacturing agriculture, smart cities and consumer electronics.Chris Penrose, AT&T’s president of IoT solutions, said the deal with Nokia will help the operator “clear away the complexity of large-scale IoT adoption” and “be more nimble and responsive to our customers’ needs”.The move comes as part of AT&T’s strategy to differentiate itself as more of its US rivals light up their own IoT networks. In September 2017, VP of IoT product development Cameron Coursey told Mobile World Live the operator believes international capabilities will help set it apart from the competition. Previous ArticleVestberg snares top job at VerizonNext ArticleInterview: Telefonica Diana Goovaerts Amazon reels in MGM Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 08 JUN 2018 Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Dito AT&TIoTNokia Nokia makes AI move with Microsoft Tags last_img read more

As Movie Premieres, Cut Bank Readies for the Spotlight

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. The small Hi-Line community of Cut Bank is bracing for its 15 minutes of fame as a feature length film of the same name premiered June 16 at the Los Angeles Film Festival. “Cut Bank” features Liam Hemsworth, Billy Bob Thornton and John Malkovich in a dark thriller set in the town of 2,900 people just east of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.Although the film is set in Cut Bank – and even includes its iconic World’s Largest Penguin statue – it was actually filmed near Edmonton, Alberta last year. The fact that the town was going to be the setting of a feature length movie took Amy Overstreet, the executive director of the Cut Bank Chamber of Commerce, by surprise.“It came up on and someone sent it to me,” she said. “We didn’t seek out this attention and we don’t have any control over it, so we figure we’ll just roll with it.”While the movie premiered already, it has yet to be picked up for distribution and it’s unclear when it may be released nationwide. The film follows a high school athlete named Dwayne McLaren, played by Hemsworth of “Hunger Games” fame, who has been looking for a way out of his small town. But his plans to leave town are derailed by a murder and a police investigation headed by the local sheriff, played by Malkovich.According to Overstreet, the Cut Bank postmaster is murdered in the film, which is especially concerning to her because in real life she’s married to the Cut Bank postmaster. She said her husband has taken it in stride and thinks it’s “hilarious.” But Overstreet is more concerned about how the movie will portray the town.“The taglines are things like ‘Where Luck Doesn’t Exist’ and ‘Where Dreams Go To Die,’” she said. “With taglines like that I’m not sure how positive it will be, but I’m trying to stay positive and I hope it sparks some interest in the community.”Since Overstreet found out about the movie she has been in contact with the Montana Film Office and even the Chamber of Commerce in Fargo, N.D., to see how they dealt with attention from the film of the same name by Joel and Ethan Coen that came out in 1996.“We would have liked for them to have filmed in Montana,” said state Film Commissioner Deny Staggs. “But there are still a lot of ways to benefit, like getting name recognition. I’m sure most of the people who will see the movie will have never known there was a place called Cut Bank.”Staggs said even if the movie does put Cut Bank in a negative light – “playing up the clichés of small towns” – that can still attract people to the town. The hit show Breaking Bad, about a science teacher-turned-drug kingpin, certainty didn’t do any favors for Albuquerque, N.M., but the town has been able to attract tourists because of the show.“It’s both scary and exciting for a town like Cut Bank,” he said.Overstreet and another member of the chamber of commerce will be in Los Angeles for the premiere and said regardless of how the town is portrayed, she wants to be ready for the additional attention.“Cut Bank needs to be ready for its 15 minutes, or even 15 years, of fame,” she said. Emaillast_img read more

Egypt seeks to become regional electricity interconnection hub

first_img Generation Featured image: Stock BRICS AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleSA Government appoints new Eskom Board to restore governanceNext articleCloud-based task management platform to improve efficiency Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast.center_img UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Egyptian minister of electricity, Mohamed Shaker, has noted that the country has a distinctive location between the three continents of Africa, Asia, and Europe.With this in mind, the north African country is planning to implement a strategy for a electricity connection plan between the three continents, the Egypt Daily News reported.Shaker pointed out that Egypt is actively participating in all regional electrical interconnection projects.Egypt has electricity connections with neighbouring countries such as Jordan and Libya. Read more…The ministry is currently studying increasing the capacity of electricity links with Jordan to 3,000MW, as well as establishing two new converter stations in both countries.He said the ministry is also working on completing the electricity connection project between Egypt and Saudi Arabia, which aims to exchange 3,000MW at peak time through a submarine cable with 500 kV capacity.It is expected to be an ideal model of electricity interconnection due to the difference between the two countries in terms of peak hours.The first phase of the project is expected to launch in 2021.Regional electricity interconnectionShaker said that a memorandum of understanding has been signed for electricity connection between Egypt, Cyprus, and Greece, making Egypt a hub for electricity interconnection between three continents.The electricity connection between the North and the South of the Mediterranean will absorb the huge electricity production from new clean energy projects in Egypt, media noted.The ministry is also looking to implement electricity interconnection projects with African countries to benefit from the enormous potential of hydropower sources in Africa.Shaker said that his ministry is preparing the necessary measures to establish the first pumped-storage hydroelectric projects with a capacity of 2,400MW at Ataqa Mountain.The pumped-storage hydropower is a type of hydropower that works like a battery, pumping water from a lower reservoir to an upper reservoir for storage and later generation. Finance and Policylast_img read more

Linde plc announces $1bn share repurchase programme

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