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Tide secures £44.1m in ‘one of the largest ever’ fintech series B funding rounds

first_imgTide announced it had secured the funding yesterday in what it is calling “one of the largest ever” series B funding rounds for a fintech company. Tide secures £44.1m in ‘one of the largest ever’ fintech series B funding rounds As of August, Tide surpassed 100,000 members and increased its market share to 1.75 per cent. Tide chief executive Oliver Prill said management will also begin to look at taking the company international. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndoFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterUndoYourDailyLamaHe Used To Be Handsome In 80s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimYourDailyLamaUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndoPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost FunUndozenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comUndoThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef PickUndo “With a clear plan for growth in the UK backed by significant investment, we are ready for an exciting future, which includes looking at taking Tide to an international market.” whatsapp “We want to challenge the oligopoly that has dominated and failed small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) for too long.   The company, which provides digital business banking, said its goal was to increase its business banking market share to 8 per cent by 2023.  The funding effort was led by The SBI Group and Augmentum Fintech and will be followed up by a subsequent round at the end of the year. Monday 7 October 2019 7:06 pm Stefan Boscia Fintech company Tide has raised £44.1m in its first round of Series B equity funding in a bid to increase its business banking market share. LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 25: In this photo illustration of the litecoin, ripple and ethereum cryptocurrency ‘altcoins’ sit arranged for a photograph beside a smartphone displaying the current price chart for ethereum on April 25, 2018 in London, England. Cryptocurrency markets began to recover this month following a massive crash during the first quarter of 2018, seeing more than $550 billion wiped from the total market capitalisation. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images) Share More From Our Partners ‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com Read more: Scottish fintech paysend closes £8.5m series B round whatsapplast_img read more

Labour accuses Boris Johnson of breaking ministerial code in Khan row

first_img Rayner also said the Prime Minister’s answer misled the public as Johnson said he had left TfL’s finances in “good, robust order” when he finished as London mayor in 2016 when it actually had £9bn in debt. Labour accuses Boris Johnson of breaking ministerial code in Sadiq Khan row Deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner is accusing the Prime Minister of using government resources for party political campaigning, a breach of the code, after Johnson said at Monday’s press conference that the “current Labour mayor” had “blown” Transport for London’s (TfL) budget. whatsapp The row was sparked when City A.M. asked Johnson at the press conference about why he hadn’t done more to protect London’s long term economic future. Wednesday 7 April 2021 5:45 pm (Getty Images) Also Read: Labour accuses Boris Johnson of breaking ministerial code in Sadiq Khan row “The ministerial code, by which government ministers are bound, clearly states that official facilities and resources may not be used for the dissemination of party political material. This includes the Prime Minister’s new media briefing room, which cost the British taxpayer £2.6m.” (Getty Images) Also Read: Labour accuses Boris Johnson of breaking ministerial code in Sadiq Khan row Stefan Boscia The ministerial code says “official facilities and resources may not be used for the dissemination of party political material”, with Labour claiming that Downing Street’s new £2.6m media room counts as an official government facility. “Before the pandemic I was fixing his mess at TfL – reducing the deficit by 71 per cent compared to what he left.” Labour has today accused Boris Johnson of breaking the ministerial code for using a Downing Street press conference to attack mayor of London Sadiq Khan.center_img Khan hit back at Johnson over social media, tweeting: “The PM lied yet again from £2.6m taxpayer-funded press conference. Share (Getty Images) In a letter to the cabinet office, Rayner said: “The attack was political in nature, unprompted, and entirely unrelated to either the topic of the press conference or the question the Prime Minister was asked.  More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com (Getty Images) Also Read: Labour accuses Boris Johnson of breaking ministerial code in Sadiq Khan row “Covid-19 is the sole cause of TfL’s challenges. When on the topic of TfL, Johnson said: “It is not through any fault of my own the current Labour mayor decided to blow them all on an irresponsible fares policy.” whatsapp Show Comments ▼ last_img read more

AstraZeneca leads the charge as pharma shippers switch from air to ocean

first_img Pharma shippers are switching their cold chains as ocean freight temperature management of reefer containers continues to outperform air cargo.Multinational biopharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca told The Coolstar it was aiming to move 70% of its global freight by ocean, citing more efficient temperature control and reduced environmental impact as primary reasons for the change in strategy.“AstraZeneca now sees ocean freight as the mode of choice, but also understands that air freight will still be absolutely necessary within the supply chain,” said Julian Wann, AstraZeneca’s global category leader for freight and logistics.AstraZeneca currently moves 55% of its global freight by ocean, a shift from the 90% by air five years ago. Mr Wann said ongoing work to transform the company’s supply chain meant more rigorous processes had been in place to ensure cargo integrity, and that additional modes were now being considered. By Sam Whelan in Ho Chi Minh City 07/08/2015 “We have looked into the possibility of using intermodal routes also, but as yet the areas where it is possible are not routes we can currently utilise. But it is something we are keen to understand more about in the future,” he said.Meanwhile, air freight remains first choice for time-sensitive shipments.For AmeriSourceBergen subsidiary and pharma logistics specialist World Courier, any shift to ocean freight has been minimal, since many of its clients transport materials for clinical trials, rather than commercial drugs where long lead-times can be factored in.Regional operations director for Asia-Pacific Ann Wong said: “We need to take into consideration infrastructure, regulations and service levels when sea freight is involved. We have yet to see a significant shift in the pharmaceutical cold chain. In our industry specifically, the materials we transport for clients are time-sensitive, so for the vast majority of times, a long sea voyage is not an option.”She added however, that significant challenges remained when transporting sensitive pharmaceutical products at controlled temperatures, whether by air or sea. For example, training, processes, tools, airport or seaport facilities, equipment and regulations all mean logistics providers must respond to each situation with the right solution to get cargo to the right place on time.On the other hand, from AstraZeneca’s perspective, there are definitive advantages when managing temperature with reefer containers. Air freight capacity issues on high-volume lanes, coupled with concerns over the management of temperature through the air shipment cycle, made ocean freight a natural consideration.Indeed, AstraZeneca experienced consistent transport delays, since almost 80% of air shipments had temperature excursions which required investigation. Although the excursions did not necessarily mean product loss, the delays added costs to the supply chain and delayed market release dates.Mr Wann explained: “Ocean freight provides more security in the shipment, and the temperature management when using all reefer containers improves dramatically. By ocean we see less than 10% excursions on shipments and have reduced product loss to almost zero.“Using ocean freight also helps us in our effort to reduce carbon emissions and provide a robust cycle that is efficient and timely.”last_img read more

Arizona is first state to pass a law allowing drug makers to promote off-label uses

first_imgPharmalot Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED In what some observers are calling a misguided effort, Arizona has become the first state in the nation to pass a law allowing drug makers to promote their medicines for so-called off-label uses — so long as the information given doctors is truthful.Interestingly, the law was hatched by the Goldwater Institute, the same think tank that spearheaded the controversial Right to Try laws designed to give patients early access to experimental medicines. And the think tank is vowing to duplicate that campaign by introducing off-label bills around the country. [email protected] By Ed Silverman March 29, 2017 Reprints APStock Ed Silverman Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. What’s included? STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond.center_img Log In | Learn More GET STARTED About the Author Reprints What is it? Arizona is first state to pass a law allowing drug makers to promote off-label uses @Pharmalot Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Tags pharmaceuticalspolicySTAT+last_img read more

Former University of Florida professor charged with fraud in $1.8M grant

first_imgFlorida man caught in Collier County with over 20 stolen identities June 9, 2021 Cape Coral financial advisor sentenced for over $1 million fraud June 3, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS Port Charlotte man arrested for sexual activity with a minor June 4, 2021 Two men arrested for stealing construction equipment form site in Estero June 17, 2021 Advertisement“The taxpayer dollars that funded Yang’s research were intended to benefit the health and well-being of U.S. citizens,” U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida Lawrence Keefe said in a statement. “But our indictment alleges that Yang engaged in acts of deliberate deception so that he could also further the research goals of the Chinese Communist government and advance his own business interests.”Online court records didn’t list an attorney for Yang who could comment. Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement AdvertisementTags: crimefraudUniversity of Florida AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP)– A former University of Florida professor and researcher obtained $1.8 million in federal grant money, fraudulently. He concealed support he had received from the Chinese government and a company that he founded in China to profit from that research, U.S. officials said.An indictment that was unsealed on February 3 charges Lin Yang, 43, a Chinese citizen, with six counts of wire fraud and four counts of making false statements to an agency of the United States, as reported by the AP. A federal grand jury in Gainesville returned the indictment in December.Yang traveled to China in August 2019. He has not returned to the United States. AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentslast_img read more

COVID complicates efforts to shut down drug traffickers, boost development

first_imgCOVID complicates efforts to shut down drug traffickers, boost development The United NationsThe growing complexities of the world drug problem are hampering efforts to achieve sustainable development by the end of the decade: a situation which the COVID-19 pandemic has only compounded, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime said on Monday.Ghada Waly was addressing the opening of the latest session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), the agency’s governing body, taking place this week in-person and online from Vienna.“The pandemic has brought about changes in drug trafficking and the illicit drug market as a result of mobility restrictions and related measures. It has also increased vulnerabilities associated with negative coping mechanisms and risky behaviours”, she told participants.Rising vulnerabilities In the shadow of the pandemic, opioids continued to claim more lives than any other drug, accounting for nearly 70 per cent of drug deaths. At the same time, coverage for preventing and treating drug use disorders, HIV and related diseases has also been impacted.Ms. Waly added that COVID-19 has also affected access to controlled substances for medical purposes, such as for pain management, particularly in low and middle-income countries.“Rising poverty and unemployment resulting from the crisis have also further deepened vulnerabilities”, she said. “More people are now without access to proper care, and at greater risk of drug use, and potentially more likely to turn to drug cultivation or trafficking in their desperation to earn a living.”The UN official reported that following the 2008 financial crisis, drug use patterns became more harmful, with a shift to cheaper drugs and injecting drug use, amid a reduction in government funding to address the problem.“We must be prepared to face similar challenges in the current crisis”, she warned.Support to countries Ms. Waly also reported on UNODC‘s actions throughout the pandemic.The agency has been assisting policymakers and providers of drug prevention, treatment and care, as well as HIV services, while also working with hundreds of grassroots organizations.Together with the World Health Organization (WHO), staff have trained some 10,000 professionals providing care in nearly 30 countries, serving thousands.UNODC is also now preparing the latest edition of its flagship World Drug Report, which will be launched in June. The study will provide an outlook on the predicted evolution of drug markets post-pandemic, among other topics.More than 1,400 participants from 128 countries are taking part in this latest session of the UN Commission. The official opening of the CND saw adoption, by consensus, of a joint statement which outlines new challenges, good practices and actions to take in addressing the impact of COVID-19. /UN News Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:anniversary, Commission, drug death, drug trafficking, financial crisis, Government, health, HIV, pain management, participants, prevention, sustainable, UN, unemployment, Vienna, World Health Organizationlast_img read more

How!? 2 men earn 10 charges, have 3 cars towed in just 7 hours in Ontario

first_img We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca The 33-year-old driver was hit with a bunch of charges, including excessive speed and two counts of driving while under suspension, before being released from custody. But the pair didn’t spend long without wheels.It’s unclear where or how, but at some point after the first incident, the duo bought another SUV and continued on their merry way with the same suspended driver at the wheel.  RELATED Lorraine Explains: Less guessing, more testing at festive roadside stops this year advertisement COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending in Canada In total, three vehicles were towed, two were impounded, and 10 charges were laid by the Ontario Provincial Police in less than seven hours. See More Videoscenter_img RELATED TAGSFlexNew VehiclesOntariocannabisFlexGreater Sudburyidiotslicencenorthern ontarioOntarioPoliceRIDEspeedingSudbury (Ontario) The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending Videos If at first you don’t succeed, buy another car and speed down the same highway. Earlier this month, two men – a 33-year-old driver from Gatineau, Quebec; and a 36-year-old passenger from Ottawa – went on an overnight traffic-crime spree, racking up nearly a dozen tickets and giving the OPP a complete headache.The pair of tenacious-but-unwise friends were pulled over in multiple spots along Highway 17, including once in Espanola, about an hour west of Sudbury; and twice in Sturgeon Falls, around an hour east of Sudbury.  The night began with Manitoulin OPP clocking the vehicle traveling over 130 km/h in a 60-km/h stretch of Highway 17, just after 8 pm on December 6, 2020. When they pulled the car over, they found the driver not only had a suspended license, but also had cannabis within reach, which is a violation of the Cannabis Control Act, 2017. Is that a real cop pulling me over? Ontario incidents spur how-to-know checklist That’s when they were stopped again, this time at a RIDE spot check in Sturgeon Falls early on the morning of December 7. The 33-year-old was handed another suspension, and that vehicle was also impounded. He was then released and booked to appear in Sturgeon Falls Court next March.And it still wasn’t over. About two hours after that, OPP officers stopped a vehicle with no taillights and with unauthorized plates on Highway 17 near Coursol Road in Sturgeon Falls. This time, the driver was the 36-year-old Ottawa resident. He was charged with being unaccompanied by a qualified driver (because he only had a G1 licence) and driving without proper rear lights, as well as not using the proper plates. First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Registration & Housing to Open for the 2020 Unified Wine &…

first_imgAdvertisementSACRAMENTO, CA, October 21, 2019 – The countdown to the wine industry’s largest conference and trade show, the 2020 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, officially begins with registration and housing opening on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 9 a.m. (PDT). This yearly event, which attracts professionals from around the world and features a keynote speaker luncheon, informational presentations and panels, wine tastings, and a trade show with over 700 vendors and exhibits, will be held on February 4-6, 2020, at Cal Expo in Sacramento, California.The Unified Symposium, created 25 years ago by the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) and the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV), has established a strong reputation for providing the relevant information and news that vintners, growers, and industry professionals need most.“The Unified offers the best opportunity for attendees to network with thousands of wine industry peers while learning about the latest in technology, market trends, and strategies that can boost their business. For the many industry professionals who attend, the Unified is an essential tool for effective planning and decision-making and we’re proud to provide this important service to the industry,” said John Aguirre, CAWG president.Due to the change of venue for 2020, some logistics have been modified to accommodate attendees who are staying in contracted Sacramento hotels. Shuttles will be available to transport guests staying in contracted Downtown Sacramento hotels to and from Cal Expo. Guests staying in contracted hotels in the Greater Sacramento area will have Uber vouchers available for transportation. Hotel shuttle transportation from our downtown contracted hotels and the Uber vouchers are courtesy of Visit Sacramento. For those driving, there will be ample parking available at Cal Expo for $10 a day (cash only), including in-and-out privileges.“The new venue for this year means new opportunities and exciting enhancements, like more exhibit space, more equipment, more sessions, ample on-site parking and a fun, diverse line-up of food vendors conveniently located to serve attendees. We’re excited to try out some new innovations and balance those with a solid lineup of speaker presentations, thanks to the hard work of the Program Development Committee,” said Dan Howard, ASEV Executive Director. The Unified Symposium will open on Tuesday with a keynote luncheon and speaker followed by afternoon breakout sessions, many of which will focus on regulatory issues that are pressing upon the industry. Informational presentations will be held all three days of the symposium, with expanded sessions in Spanish on Thursday, including a general session on extreme weather and continuing education unit (CEU) sessions. Wednesday will feature the popular State of the Industry presentation. The Thursday general session will highlight wine and adult beverage leaders, such as Rick Tigner of Jackson Family Wines, who will share insights on their winning strategies. The two-day trade show —open Wednesday, February 5 and Thursday, February 6 — will display a wide range of innovative products and services for the wine and grape industry.Built with the joint input of growers, vintners, and allied industry members, the Unified Symposium serves as a clearinghouse of information important to wine and grape industry professionals. It also hosts the industry’s largest trade show of its kind, with over 700 vendors displaying their products and services. For additional information, go to www.unifiedsymposium.org.Advertisement Home Industry News Releases Registration & Housing to Open for the 2020 Unified Wine & Grape…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessRegistration & Housing to Open for the 2020 Unified Wine & Grape SymposiumBy Press Release – October 21, 2019 262 0 Previous articleNew Scotch and Bourbon Study & Certification Program AnnouncedNext articleU.S. Import of Vin de France Continues to Grow Press Release TAGSUnified Wine and Grape Symposium Linkedin Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email ReddIt Sharelast_img read more

CTIA president waxes lyrical on US mobile growth

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 21 MAY 2013 Home CTIA president waxes lyrical on US mobile growth LIVE FROM CTIA 13, LAS VEGAS: Steve Largent, president of US mobile trade association and event organiser CTIA, used his traditional opening keynote slot at this year’s event to talk up the country’s recent mobile growth.Largent noted that US operators invested more than $30 billion in capex last year – “an all-time high for one year”. That’s almost 25 per cent of global wireless capex, he noted, a statistic he described as “pretty remarkable given that the US only has about 5 percent of [total global] subscribers”.Largent pointed to US leadership in LTE deployment as further evidence of how the country’s mobile industry has turned itself around after trailing other markets in earlier 3G rollouts.Meanwhile Largent was one of many keynote speakers this morning to call on regulators and governments to help secure more wireless spectrum: “We’re pushing hard for spectrum in Washington, it’s the most pivotal piece in creating value. We support Obama’s national broadband plan… More spectrum will benefit health, agriculture, energy, logistics, small businesses. It will help educate young people. It will provide more sustainable energy. It’s really time to think big when it comes to what wireless can do for our future. Making more spectrum available as soon as possible is the best way to do that.” Thrive North America gives 5G top billing US operators, utilities tackle disaster response Related Justin manages the editorial content for the Mobile World Live portal and award-winning Mobile World Live TV service. In the last few years Justin has launched and grown a portfolio of premier media products, which include the Mobile World Congress… Read more Justin Springham CTIA urges focus on 5G equality, closing divide Author Previous ArticleSquare branches out with P2P moneyNext ArticleActing FCC chief touts innovation, competition; promises to better support rural ops CTIACTIA 2013Regulatory Tags last_img read more

Vivendi CEO back in frame for Telecom Italia hotseat

first_img Previous ArticleBixby held up by English grammar gripesNext ArticleLatest Pokemon game trialled in Japan AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 01 JUN 2017 Related Telecom Italia is set to name Vivendi CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine (pictured) as chairman, days after the European Commission (EC) approved the media giant’s plans to take control of the Italian operator, Reuters reported.De Puyfontaine is expected to be appointed at a board meeting today, taking over from current chairman Giuseppe Recchi, who was re-elected at a meeting in early May.The Vivendi chief had been widely touted as the next chairman of Telecom Italia prior to Recchi’s reappointment, after the French company secured a majority on its board on May 4.However, prior to the vote, reports emerged Recchi was likely to hold on to the role until the EC made its decision.Regulatory clearanceThe EC cleared Vivendi’s plans to gain control of the Italian operator on 30 May, on condition Vivendi divested Telecom Italia’s stake in media distribution company Persidera.According to Reuters reports, although the subject of Recchi’s role is set for debate at today’s meeting, the fate of Persidera is not up for discussion.Although the EC completed its investigation into Vivendi’s increasing influence in the Italian telecom sector, the company is still to announce its stance on an investigation by Italian communications regulator Agcom into its activities.During April, Agcom ordered Vivendi to cut either its 24 per cent stake in Telecom Italia or its 28.8 per cent share of broadcaster Mediaset to meet the country’s strict media ownership regulations. Telecom Italia confident on hitting annual goals Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Author Tags center_img Telecom Italia bets on long-term renewable energy Las grandes operadoras europeas ponen condiciones a las RAN abiertas Home Vivendi CEO back in frame for Telecom Italia hotseat Chris Donkin Español Telecom ItaliaVivendilast_img read more