Former World Trade Organisation chief Pascal Lamy

first_imgFormer World Trade Organisation chief Pascal Lamy has been appointed to lead a new European advisory group on the use of ultra high frequency (UHF) spectrum for TV and wireless broadband. Lamy, along with top executives from Europe’s broadcasters, network operators, mobile companies and tech associations, will make proposals to the European Commission on how to use the UHF spectrum band (470-790 MHz) most effectively in coming decades. A final report is due to be delivered to the Europe’s digital commissioner Neelie Kroes by July 2014.“Europe needs to use spectrum more effectively if we want to benefit from the latest TV and internet developments. That’s why we need a new consensus on how to use broadcast spectrum,” said Kroes.“The TV viewing habits of young people bear no resemblance to that of my generation. The rules need to catch-up in a way that delivers more and better television and more and better broadband. Current spectrum assignments won’t support consumer habits of the future – based on huge amounts of audiovisual consumption through broadband and IPTV.”last_img read more

The UKbased Society for Broadband Professionals

first_imgThe UK-based Society for Broadband Professionals (SCTE) has opened nominations for its individual and technological innovation awards, which recognise individual and company success in the broadband industry.The SCTE is making three technology awards – best broadband network transmission solution, best CPE solution and best digital processing solution – while the individual awards include Technician of the Year, Richard Harris Member of the Year and the Tom Hall Award.The deadline for nominations is January 31, with information available on the SCTE website. The awards ceremony will take place at SCTE’s Annual Gala Dinner on March 22 at One Great George Street in London.last_img

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first_imgShareTweet Police at the scene of the attempt to murder a serving PSNI couple with an undercar booby trap bomb in Eglinton in June 2015DETECTIVES from the PSNI’s Terrorist Investigation Unit probing an under vehicle improvised explosive device that was placed under the car of a serving police officer in Eglinton, Derry, on 18 June 2015 have arrested a 30 year old man.Detective Chief John Caldwell said: “The man has been taken to Musgrave PSNI where he is assisting police with their enquiries.”There are no further details of where the arrest took place. BREAKING NEWS….MAN ARRESTED OVER UNDER CAR BOOBY TRAP BOMB MURDER BID IN DERRYeglintonPSNIcenter_img Dissident republican bombers were disturbed by the officers police woman wife who noticed someone crouched at the their car which was parked in the driveway.Up to four men were later arrested by Gardai in Co Donegal.One man from Lurgan, Co Armagh was later charged with the attempted murder of the officer following an alleged forensic link.BREAKING NEWS….MAN ARRESTED OVER UNDER CAR BOOBY TRAP BOMB MURDER BID IN DERRY was last modified: July 26th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags:last_img read more