GSMA boss urges strong response to digital pressures

first_img Mobile 360 – Europe 2018 – News HomeMobile 360 – Europe 2018 – News GSMA boss urges strong response to digital pressures AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 18 SEP 2018 GSMA presses EU regulators to ease path to 5G Related Kavit Majithia Authorcenter_img Previous ArticleLocal governments fight FCC small cell moveNext ArticleSynchronoss chief bullish on cloud, IoT prospects Tags Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360 SERIES – EUROPE, BRUSSELS: Mats Granryd, director general of the GSMA (pictured), stressed the importance of fostering a trusted online environment where citizens feel safe, as digitalisation faces scrutiny from politicians and regulators across Europe and beyond.In a speech opening this year’s GSMA Mobile 360 Series Europe event in Brussels, Granryd put a major focus on the importance of artificial intelligence (AI), stating Europe should play a technology leadership role and “not stand on the sidelines as AI develops”.However, he noted that while the technology will be “key to future business and digital transformation”, there remained social, economic, ethical and legal questions around AI, along with other digital technologies.“There are fears that digital disruption has the potential for destroying jobs and increasing inequality, and in the process, upending the European social model,” said Granryd.He continued to state that politicians and regulators alike are “seeking to harness the digital revolution” while ensuring Europe’s citizens are fully benefitting, as democracies become a target of “malign influences misusing the networks that are part of our everyday life.”“The unrestricted nature of the internet, once seen as its greatest virtue, is now being challenged as its greatest weakness,” the GSMA boss added.With such challenges in mind, Granryd said the mobile industry’s “long history as a champion of privacy and security for our customers” was increasingly important.“As we work to connect the unconnected and lead the way to a 5G future, we need to stay vigilant to our responsibility to consumers and in a way that creates opportunities for all.”Time to actAlso opening a Politico event being held alongside Mobile 360 Europe, Granryd said Europe must show leadership in other next-generation technologies, including 5G and IoT, or risk leaving the economy and its citizens behind other leading regions including the US and China.Granryd said having the “scale and economic clout” to compete on the global stage is more critical than ever and it was now imperative that both the mobile and broader European industries “are able to stand their ground globally”.Addressing the automotive, healthcare and manufacturing industries, among others, Granryd said there were significant opportunities ahead as we stand “on the cusp of the 5G era”, but warned the road ahead was not an easy one.“In Europe, we need to think about how to encourage long-term growth and development, how to create an environment that is conducive to investment, and to ensure the expansion of next-generation digital networks and services,” said Granryd.Key to that effort will be making the Digital Single Market, and the EU Single Market, with the mobile industry committed to making that a “reality”, added Granryd. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back artificial intelligenceGSMAMats Granrydlast_img read more

Abracon Acquires Frequency Control Devices Expert, ILSI America

first_imgGlobal manufacturer of frequency control, RF, and connectivity solutions, Abracon, has announced the successful acquisition of ILSI America, a privately held market leader of frequency control devices, and its subsidiaries. Abracon will continue supporting ILSI America and its ILSI, MMD, Ecliptek and Oscilent brands for new and existing customers. The ILSI America product portfolio complements Abracon’s existing product offerings and provides Abracon’s global customer base with a broader range of solutions.ILSI America was founded in 1987 with a mission to become a world class supplier of frequency control products. Through both organic growth and strategic acquisitions, it is now a global leader in the design, manufacturing, and supply of a broad range of components, across four brands –ILSI, MMD, Ecliptek, and Oscilent. ILSI America fulfills a wide scope of requirements that meet the strict standard of both OEM and CEM customers across many vertical markets via the following products: quartz crystals, crystal oscillators, MEMS oscillators, TCXOs, VCXOs, OCXO, filters, and resonators. According to Abracon CEO Michael Calabria, the acquisition supports Abracon’s strategy to continue expanding its presence as a leader in the timing and synchronization market. ILSI America brings strong brand recognition and an excellent reputation for service in the electronics industry.ILSI America is headquartered in Reno, Nevada, with locations in Southern California, Beijing and Hong Kong. The company is recognized as a flexible and responsive organization that provides turnkey supply chain management solutions, programming services and engineering support. Both, Abracon and ILSI America, share a commitment to applied innovation, agile support and service quality. The two companies will merge business operations under Abracon, LLC to better serve customer and channel partner needs.ILSI President Gary Schmidt will continue serving in an executive role and will report to Michael Calabria. The integration has a March 2020 target completion date, and the ILSI America brands will then become available through Abracon’s global distribution network. The acquisition marks Abracon’s first-ever corporate extension.Headquartered in Spicewood, Texas, Abracon is a leading global manufacturer of passive and electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF solutions. The company offers a wide selection of quartz timing crystals and oscillators, MEMS oscillators, real time clocks (RTC), Bluetooth modules, ceramic resonators, SAW filters and resonators, power and RF inductors, transformers, RJ45s and RF antennas and wireless charging coils.last_img read more

Porto striker to return only after Liverpool matches, good news for…

first_imgAs newspaper O Jogo brings the news today, they say one of the Dragons’ key players is completely fit, while the other should miss both matches against the Reds.The one who gets some big attention is Jesus Corona. The Mexican midfielder created some controversy in his home country after being left out of the international games due to an ankle injury.Now, however, Corona is said to be ready to play again, and should be completely fit once the Liverpool game arrives on the 9th of April.Embed from Getty ImagesThe bad news for Porto is about Vincent Aboubakar. The striker, who had a cruciate ligament rupture early this season, is even doing some work with the team, but is unlikely to return in the next couple of weeks.O Jogo says he should only be back after the Champions League games, so there’s a player less for Liverpool to be worried about.Aboubakar had scored 26 goals last season, but this will be a year to forget for him.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must Have.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles meet in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndo With the international break coming to an end, Porto now start to know which of their players will be available for the Champions League clashes against Liverpool.last_img read more