Guys just wanna have fun

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first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Express KCS Guys just wanna have fun JLL’s boss tells Kasmira Jefford why his firm is anything but dullGUY Grainger has something he needs to get off his chest. It seems that some people might think that property and property advisory companies like JLL are, well, let’s say a little bit… dull. “People often say that to me and I think: hold on a second – where do you work and is it an exciting workplace that you are in? Because we help design workplaces. And then I ask them what is their favourite shop? I used to do lots of work for Hamleys and, how exciting is that?”With his impeccable dress sense and his steel blue eyes, JLL’s UK chief executive is usually the epitome of calm. But today, at the firm’s West End offices, he is suitably excited as he rattles off a list of projects – from advising fashion retail Superdry to acting for the developers of Battersea Power Station and the Shard – to prove that the New York-listed firm is anything but boring.The 47-year-old Vespa-loving triathlete and self-confessed shopaholic, which he blames on years of working in retail property, was appointed chief executive two years ago and has been set on overhauling the UK business, which he felt was “too traditional”. JLL’s revamped offices at Warwick Street, completed in November, were the first thing to change. The sleek conference rooms are equipped with Apple TVs. The first floor has been given over to a new “creative zone” with a coffee shop and bouncy sofas. A bike used by Bradley Wiggins during one leg of the Tour de France hangs on the wall – Grainger’s own possession – which he says he chose to display as a of symbol of achievement.Certainly, one of his successes so far has been to grow JLL’s smaller residential arm, which last year only accounted for around 10 per cent of its UK arm. Office rentals represent around 15 per cent, retail 10 per cent and the rest taken up by property investment and management.In October, he made his first acquisition, buying out the 140-year-old estate agency WA Ellis and giving JLL access to sales and lettings in London’s prime postcodes of Knightsbridge, Kensington and Chelsea. London’s luxury market cooled last year after several years of soaring price growth. However, Grainger is confident that there is still growth yet to be enjoyed over the long-term in both the prime, and wider London market.“There is such an undersupply that we look quite long term on residential in London. We knew that the percentage growth we have had over the last few years was definitely not sustainable. But in terms of the long-term investment, the sector is looking robust.”With the regional markets also set to enjoy further growth this year, JLL made its second timely acquisition last week, snapping Mazars’ Birmingham-based property consultancy arm. “We are focused on where the new developments can take place and following the land,” he says. The commercial occupier market is another area that Grainger is keen to grow JLL’s presence in. With little new office space to be found in central London and prices at record high, Grainger sees new emerging areas like Stratford, Croydon and Silvertown becoming the next office districts. “There is some really interesting place-making coming through outside of the core, which is really exciting. With crossrail, you will see core London and the office district spreading out,” he says. With so much work to be done no one could say that life for JLL’s chief executive will be dull. 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Finland’s new government will face these economic headwinds

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first_img Tags: NULL Nervous investors today have one eye on Greece and the other one on … Finland.Today Finn’s are going to the polls to elect a new governments. It’s widely expected to be led by the liberal Center Party. It’s also likely to include participants from Prime Minister Alex Stubb’s National Coalition Party (Kokoomus) as well as the Social Democrats. But anxiety is stemming from the potentially prominent role which could be awarded to the euro-skeptic Finns Party. It doesn’t look like Finland is going to leave the Eurozone just yet, and nor is it experiencing a funding crisis, however the increased power of this party within its government could mean decision-making becomes a lot harder over at Brussels.The key source of contention will be the country’s stagnating economy which has taken center stage throughout the election campaigns.The economy has failed to regain its footing following the fall-out from the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis, suffering slow growth rates, topped off by a three-year recession.However it’ll receive a small boost this year. Monetary magic over at the European Central Bank- in the form of Draghi’s unprecedented €1.1bn bond-buying program – will no doubt help its case. As will low global oil prices, due to their ability to whittle down prices, and boost consumer spending.The root on Finland’s economic woes is its competitiveness problem, with wages generally rising at a time when the economy is slowing.The counter factual trend has persisted despite the fact its struggling counterparts in South Europe – such as Spain and Italy – have slashed wages, and also means its on par with the euro area’s strongest economy Germany.High labour costs have had an adverse effect on Finland’s exports sector. Rising wages have made it cheaper to manufacture, and subsequently sell, a product in one of its competitors in the euro area.But beneath this lies a deeper problem. Finland’s membership to the single currency has meant it cannot devalue its currency vis-a-vis its competitors consequently making exports cheaper.And another structural dilemma the country faces is its rapidly ageing population.This, alongside rising wages, has hit the country’s unemployment rate which is currently 10.1 per cent. It’s persisted despite government steps such as hiking the retirement age and letting young people start work earlier. Sunday 19 April 2015 6:01 am Finland’s new government will face these economic headwinds Share More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years whatsapp Jessica Morris whatsapp Show Comments ▼last_img read more

News / Exporters say simplified customs plan won’t reduce congestion around Dover

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first_img By Alexander Whiteman 11/02/2019 © Gary Perkin Changes to UK customs procedures in the event of a no-deal Brexit have not eased exporters’ concerns over major delays at the UK’s main ro-ro port of Dover.Last week, HMRC announced simplified customs procedures for imports if the UK left the EU without a deal, but exporters have told The Loadstar any hopes Whitehall had that this would reduce congestion on roads near Dover were misplaced.The FTA’s head of multimodal policy, Alex Veitch, told The Loadstar preventing delays was also dependent on how the French reacted to a no-deal scenario.“If what is being said on the radio is correct, it seems French customs will randomly pick trucks and check them away from the port,” said Mr Veitch.“But some products are heavily regulated under EU guidelines and if these are coming from non-member states, it may be a case that one in two trucks are required to be checked.”He added that attempts to reduce congestion on the UK import side would be almost in vain if exports backed up, because “the weak infrastructure around the port will create a natural bottleneck”.Mr Veitch also said simplified customs procedures would not help on the safety and security declaration side, as these details were required at least two hours in advance.“Yes, this documentation can be provided away from the port, but it ignores the fact that a lot of people going through Dover have never submitted them before,” he added. “And incorrect paperwork is a major concern for us because it will mean trucks having to hang around while the correct paperwork is resubmitted.“In the US, they deal with this because they have multiple lanes going into a port, but around Dover, there’s not the space for additional lanes, the roads are too small.”While slamming the infrastructure around the port, he described the port itself as “fantastically well-equipped”, but re-emphasised that the dearth of land around it was a major hurdle – “not something we, on the Kent side of the coast, can overcome in the event the UK crashes out of Europe without a deal,” Mr Veitch added.“As I said, it will all depend on what the French decide.”last_img read more

News / ‘We need to be more flexible to avoid future turmoil’, says Menzies cargo chief

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first_img Varying capacity and labour, together with new flight schedules, are making it increasingly difficult for companies to manage volume flows in the ‘new normal’ of 2020.It was as a result of these issues that Menzies faced “absolute turmoil” at Heathrow last month, explained executive vice president cargo Robert Fordree.At an IATA webinar on the problems that beset the handler, Mr Fordree used the analogy of a jigsaw puzzle to explain how the handling business worked.“The carriers are the pieces. The business works well when the pieces fit together – such as flight schedules matching capacity in the facility and available labour. It’s a carefully constructed jigsaw, which takes some tome to put together. That’s Utopia.” Covid-19, however, forced businesses outside of Utopia, he said, adding: “What we are seeing now is that carefully constructed jigsaw completely pulled apart.“All the pieces are now different sizes, and some are missing, with some carriers not flying. The jigsaw needs to be constructed again – but that’s extremely difficult because we don’t know what the pieces look like.“We are trying to be flexible; to adapt and support our customers as much as we can, but in many cases without understanding their volumes or schedules or plans. Are their plans going to change from one week to the next? It’s an extremely challenging – and ongoing – situation.”Menzies faced severe congestion in its Heathrow facility as it began its contract for Qatar Airways Cargo in September, a deal signed in March before the world locked down. Planning was done then: Menzies knew its customers, schedules and volumes, and knew it could maximise capacity at its facility.“It was a very good fit,” said Mr Fordree. “Then came June, July and August.“Volumes dropped dramatically overnight, then started to come back a little bit. And our new customer [Qatar] saw volumes start to increase as it carried on flying nearly its entire schedule. So there was an increase in its tonnage at the same time as a decrease in existing customer tonnage – it ended up at the same volumes, so it was still a good fit.“Then, just two to three weeks before Qatar joined us, our existing customers gave an update – they were going to start flying again.“They added that there was a second piece of good news – they were upgrading the aircraft they had been using, so it would have a higher payload. Then, they said, even better news – there were no passengers, so the payload was even higher.”The additional volumes took Menzies to 30-40% above the capacity of its warehouse, and included “enormous peaks”.“The puzzle pieces were far too big for our jigsaw, and it pushed us into congestion,” he explained.Menzies ended up moving nearly 50% of its business to a partner at Heathrow, brought back all furloughed and working-from-home labour and brought in the senior management team.Now, Mr Fordree hopes that by being transparent some of the problems could be averted in future.“What did we learn? It’s extremely challenging at the moment for cargo handlers – and everyone – when you don’t know what volumes are going to look like from week to week, or month to month.”He said he expected the near term to be more of the same.“I think there will be peaks in certain markets on certain carriers at certain times – so we have to be more flexible.“A further challenge is matching the labour to that. Employee engagement is important as we needed people to help out, plus have a flexible approach. We seek employee support in difficult times, so we need to be better at engaging, and we need to be better in future.”He also called for better, more transparent relationships with customers – as well as the most important element, planning.“It’s not just for the long-term, there needs to be flexibility too.” By Alex Lennane 20/10/2020last_img read more

Sugrue hits out at pundits and national media for ‘verbal diarrhea’ towards his team

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first_img Previous articleIsabel Dwyer: The transition to collegeNext articleFine Gael set convention date as General Election comes into focus Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. TAGSAll-Ireland QualifiersJohn SugrueLaois v Monaghan Home Sport GAA Sugrue hits out at pundits and national media for ‘verbal diarrhea’ towards… SportGAAGaelic FootballLaois Senior Football Team Rugby WhatsApp Pinterest Community RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Community Sugrue hits out at pundits and national media for ‘verbal diarrhea’ towards his team Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Pinterest Twitter That, and other comments, are presumably the source of Sugrue’s frustration.He said: “Lots of people out there have written and spoken a lot of verbal diarrhea about this team – even throughout the year and while we have been making progress.“They haven’t respected us for what we are trying to do. Some people ranked us 12 out of 12 of the teams competing.“So I think some of those individuals need to look at themselves. They need to look at how interested they are in football and how much football are they watching.“How much knowledge do they have about the current set up of football in the country? Our boys are able to play football.“As it stood going into this weekend, we are definitely not last of the 12 that were remaining.”Looking back at the game, Sugrue pondered that maybe he and his management team were not brave enough in their approach which saw them operate with a sweeper.He said: “Maybe our set up adding one to the backs drew them on a small bit. That is a decision we took and it didn’t work.“Maybe if we had played a bit more orthodox and gone 15 on 15 we’d have done a bit better.“We’ve come up against teams of our own ability and then you have a big step up. You have to recognise that there is a step up there but maybe it is a lack of bravery on our behalf as a management team.“Maybe we should go toe to toe with teams. But we decided to be a small bit more conservative and play a sweeper at the back. It just didn’t seem to add to our intensity.“So it was a disappointing first half but the boys played the game out and you have to give them credit for that.”Sugrue also, like everyone else, singled out Graham Brody for praise.He said: “Monaghan were clinical bar goals. But to be fair to Graham Brody, it was another outstanding day out by that man.“He has shown his quality throughout the year and under various situations where a lot of pressure has been on our defence.“But maybe that is a strength of ours because we have a man back there who is capable of doing these things and defenders who are capable of defending well.“If you stand back objectively and look at a smaller team and their individuals and how they are playing, you can see there is a share of our lads who can play well.“Graham is one of the leaders, he is vice captain and has had an outstanding year for us.”This has been a year where a number of Laois footballers have achieved redemption after a number of years of criticism – something Sugrue felt was unfair at times.He said: “I think they have got knocked down in the past for various things and I don’t think there is any truth or real reality for what they have been criticised for.“These guys have ability to play football. They have ability to work together and ability to dig in together. So as a basis of a team, I think that is a very good thing to have.”Looking back on they year, Sugrue says the players now have something to aspire to.He said: “Monaghan are a step up from what we have been playing most of the year. It is what it is, our year is over and we just have to go back to the drawing board now and access what has been.“We have to see what can be done. The year has been okay. The start in Division 4, while it gave us momentum early on, I don’t think it helped us in the latter stages with regard to the pace of football being played.“Even our pace of thought under pressure at times in some of the games was a small bit off. But that is what happens and our fellas have had a good lick off two Division 1 teams now.“Unfortunately we don’t get to get out on the pitch again shortly. But lads have to keep that in their head and they have something to work towards now.”And as regards himself and his management team for next year?He said: “There is lots of things in that and it is for a different day.“My term is up as it is right now so that is a different days work.”SEE ALSO – The Twitter reaction as Laois lose out to Monaghan and season ends By Alan Hartnett – 9th July 2018 Brought to you in association with Manhatten MixerLaois manager John Sugrue has hit out and pundits and members of national media for showing ‘ a lack of respect’ towards his team.Speaking in the aftermath of his sides’ loss to Monaghan yesterday, he said these people have been writing and speaking ‘verbal diarrhea’ all year.In the run up to the Leinster final, former Meath forward Graham Geraghty, writing in his column for the Sun, described Laois as ‘the worst team to ever reach a Leinster final’. 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Beef Plan movement to hold protest in Laois tomorrow

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first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Beef Plan movement to hold protest in Laois tomorrow Facebook Facebook 2We encourage all farmers from the south eastern region to come along during the stated times to lend there support,” said Laois chairman and Southeast regional chairman Enda Fingleton.The issue of the drastic drop in beef cattle prices was highlighted recently by Laois County Council.Laois county councillors from different political spectrums warned that the beef sector would go the road to extinction – just like the sugar industry and the mushroom growers, unless there was some serious and meaningful intervention by government to help them.The issue was raised at the monthly meeting of Laois County Council by Cllr Willie Aird, himself a dairy farmer.Cllr Aird spoke of the high levels of frustration and anxiety for farmers with suckler calves and store cattle. GAA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSbeef farmers The Beef Plan Movement is planning to hold a protest in Laois tomorrow, Saturday May 12.The protest is planned for Dunne stores, Graiguecullen, between 9am and 2pm.“This protest is to highlight the anticompetitive practices which are attributed to supermarkets and to highlight the fact the the major retailers are unwilling to sit down and talk to Beef plan regarding these issues.” Twitter Pinterest Previous articleElection Diary: Autism services, Emo Court plans and road safety in MountmellickNext articleWomen in Sport: A Titan in basketball, camogie and football – it’s Sarah Fleming Siun Lennonún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results “They haven’t made a shilling this year and the whole sector is vulnerable. The way it’s gone, you’re either in milk or you’re not farming. That’s totally unhealthy to force everyone into the one line for farming.“There will be nobody left in beef and then it will be too late. We have to learn the lessons from the beet industry. The evidence is there before our eyes and it’s a disgrace,” said Cllr Aird, calling for urgent government intervention.SEE ALSO – Laois man completes Vancouver marathon for Pieta House in honour of Portlaoise cousin By Siun Lennon – 10th May 2019 WhatsApp Home News Community Beef Plan movement to hold protest in Laois tomorrow NewsCommunity GAA Twitter GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

Dermozone to revolutionise wound treatment market

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first_img Infection Control News Patient Safety Related Posts Share By Prathiba Raju on February 6, 2019 Alniche Life SciencesDermozoneKayapan Satya Dharshan Add Comment Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Dermozone to revolutionise wound treatment market Comments (0) Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” 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 WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Dermozone products have the capacity to clean deep wounds while also killing potent bacteria, and repair damaged skinAfter extensive market study and research of the Indian market Dermozone, an Indonesia-based wound-healing and skincare products company, has introduced new range of wound care products.Launching wound care products for chronic, acute, and burn wounds, Kayapan Satya Dharshan, Founder and Chairman, Dermozone, Indonesia, said, “The key ingredient of the products is +dalethyne, a clinically tested compound obtained from artificial segregation of naturally abundant fatty acids in virgin olive oil. It has proven effect of anti-microbial, fungicidal and anti-viral quality with deep skin-penetrable quality. Investigations have revealed that +dalethyne reduces inflammation and accelerates wound healing.”Speaking to Express Healthcare, Dharshan said, “Wound can happen to anyone and our products are safe and unique. For example, if a diabetic patient gets a wound, it gets difficult for him/her to heal, and at times leads to amputation. It’s the same with cancer and kidney patients as they all suffer from metabolic disorders. But dalethyne is a new medicine with 15-18 compounds in it, and it has been derived after changing the compound of fatty acid in the oil and making a new 18-chemistry compound. This new 18-chemistry compound has the ability to kill germs, start a new skin and vessels. Earlier, if a doctor prescribed a patient two to three creams for a wound, he/she can now use only Dermozone, since the products have the +dalethyne to heal any skin-related issue without any side-effects. The products clean the wound produced due to bacteria and also have the capacity to clean the deep wound killing potent bacteria such as MRSA, KCP and pseudomonas aeruginosa.”Explaining that the products are designed to handle burn from 0 to 4B categories, Dharshan said, “Even for burn injuries due to fire, electrocution, chemical and radiotherapy, the cream can be used. You just need to apply it on the burn till it heals and the cream has the same ability to repair damaged skin.”Dharshan also mentioned that India’s wound market is on a rapid stride. He said, “We will introduce the three products that we have pan-India, and our target is that each household has a Dermozone product for treating different types of wounds.”Dermozone has also announced its plans to launch skincare products in March. The company has partnered with Delhi-based Alniche Life Sciences, a specialty healthcare firm, to handle the marketing, sales and distribution of the wound care products.Besides, Dermozone is in the process of identifying potential organisations in India with whom it will enter into a partnership for the entire marketing and sales of these five skin care products. Read Article The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre”last_img read more

Kingsley Cooper Chairs Entertainment Advisory Board

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first_imgRelatedTourism Ministry to Embark on Intensive Promotional Programme RelatedCabinet Approves Event Rating System Advertisements RelatedState Minister Proposes Mandatory Pension System FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img Attorney-at-law, Kingsley Cooper, has been reappointed to serve as Chairman of the Entertainment Advisory Board, which falls under the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment.Mr. Cooper will head the Board for another two years, from May 2014 to May 2016.His appointment, which was approved by Cabinet, is outlined in a Ministry Paper tabled in  the House of Representatives on June 10.Other members of the 18-member Board include: Michael Cooper, Jeffrey Campbell, Sharon Burke, Dr. Carlene Davis Cowan, Roger Allen, Kerry-Ann Heavens, Winford Williams, Dorothy Cunningham, and Patrick Barrett.The Entertainment Advisory Board has been tasked to strengthen public-private partnership with a view to maximizing the contribution of the industry to economic and social development; provide advice to the Ministry regarding key issues and strategies, specifically the development of an Entertainment Industry policy; and to facilitate the engagement of entertainment industry stakeholders in the policy making process.In the meantime, Minister Falconer said Cabinet has also approved the appointment of the Board of directors for the Rent Assessment Board for a period of three years, with effect from May 2014 to May 2017.Chairman of the Board is Attorney-at-law, Jeneice Nelson Brown, while the other members include Evol Lyn-Cook, Gloria Langrin, Joan Parris-Woodstock, Judith Clarke, Seymour Stewart, Clayton Morgan, Gloria Brown and Ashley-Ann Foster. Story HighlightsAttorney-at-law, Kingsley Cooper, has been reappointed to serve as Chairman of the Entertainment Advisory Board, which falls under the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment.Mr. Cooper will head the Board for another two years, from May 2014 to May 2016.The Entertainment Advisory Board has been tasked to strengthen public-private partnership with a view to maximizing the contribution of the industry to economic and social development. Kingsley Cooper Chairs Entertainment Advisory Board ParliamentJune 12, 2014Written by: Athaliah Reynolds-Bakerlast_img read more

Increased Seats for Hackney Carriage Operators

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first_imgIncreased Seats for Hackney Carriage Operators TransportDecember 7, 2015Written by: Latonya Linton RelatedEngineer Creates First Local Organic Bamboo Kiln The Senate has approved the Transport Authority (Amendment) Act, which seeks to increase the seating capacity of hackney carriages from four to five.The Bill was piloted on December 3, by Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding.In his address, Senator Golding said the existing requirement in the Act is an anomaly, as the vehicles are built to carry five persons, including the driver.“The insurance that is granted for them also permits this, but the Act doesn’t allow it (and) this has been a subject for great concern to the drivers of hackney carriage,” he noted.The Minister said that discussions were held with the Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr. the Hon. Omar Davies, and an agreement was reached for the anomaly to be fixed.For some time, hackney carriage operators have been calling for an amendment to the section of the Act dealing with the number of persons to be carried, to correct the anomaly that exists between the number of seats or passengers insured and the number of passengers provided for in the law in these vehicles.The Bill was passed in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, November 3. RelatedCHEC Building Young Jamaican Lives RelatedJUTC Projects Revenue of $5.2 Billion for 2015/16center_img Story HighlightsThe Senate has approved the Transport Authority (Amendment) Act, which seeks to increase the seating capacity of hackney carriages from four to five.The Bill was piloted on December 3, by Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding.In his address, Senator Golding said the existing requirement in the Act is an anomaly, as the vehicles are built to carry five persons, including the driver. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Advertisementslast_img read more

Qualcomm predicts rapid spread of mmWave 5G

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first_imgHome Qualcomm predicts rapid spread of mmWave 5G Related Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Dito Previous ArticleVodafone Italia talks job cuts with unionsNext ArticleEricsson exec steps in as adviser to CEO Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelona Diana Goovaerts AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 12 MAR 2019 Telkomsel turns on 5G in major citiescenter_img INTERVIEW: Durga Malladi, SVP and GM of Qualcomm (pictured), predicted the use of mmWave spectrum for 5G would quickly spread beyond initial deployments in North America to include launches in Asia and Europe.US operators have led the charge on mmWave, with AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile US all incorporating high-frequency bands into their 5G plans. Malladi said these early rollouts will be “closely watched” as operators elsewhere prepare for their own launches.“In 2019 we anticipate that mmWave technology will start coming up in other parts of world,” he said pointing to South Korea and Japan as likely early adopters in Asia. “Even in Europe we see some regions where initial allocation of 5G spectrum is mmWave-centric, so we’ll start seeing launches over there as well.”Heading into 2020, Malladi said mmWave will “become even more mainstream in other regions”.The executive acknowledged there have hitherto been “lots of doubts” about whether mmWave and 5G technologies are “ready for prime time”, but added the industry conversation is shifting focus.“We believe that we’ve kind of gone past those sorts of questions and the questions are now in terms of how fast can we get into the market, what’s traction going to look like and how’s the user experience going to change as they migrate from 4G to 5G devices.”As operators look to encourage users to upgrade to 5G devices, Malladi said the main selling points will be significantly faster average (as opposed to peak) and edge data rates, and much lower latency.More on Malladi’s views on the 5G landscape can be found here. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back 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 Asia Author Tags 5GmmWaveQualcommlast_img read more