Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio strike network sharing deal

first_img Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more Previous ArticleSquare tweaks its card readerNext ArticleNokia now facing $1.1B tax bill in India – report Jio profit soars on subscriber gains Tags Related Reliance jio Indian operators Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio Infocomm signed a major infrastructure deal covering cellular towers as well as other backbone infrastructure that could have major implications for other players in the country’s mobile market.The agreement covers fibre optic networks, submarine cables, cellular towers and internet broadband services and could be extended in the future to include 2G, 3G and 4G roaming.The new partnership throws up a number of possibilities for how the two partners could cut their network deployment costs, including for 4G which Reliance Jio is currently deploying.In addition, the deal will set up speculation as to how other leading Indian operators might react.Earlier this year, Reliance Jio signed a tower-sharing deal with Reliance Communications, a move that was seen as signalling a rapprochement between the feuding Ambani brothers.According to Financial Times, one industry source said the latest deal was bad for Reliance Communications since linking up with Bharti offered more to Reliance Jio.But another source, familiar with RCom’s plans, argued there would be no impact because the two deals were complementary and not overlapping.In addition, such a major infrastructure-sharing deal might lead others such as Vodafone to reappraise their own strategy.The sharing of infrastructure costs can have a radical impact on operators’ business models. UK research firm Ovum estimates around 40 per cent of opex for mobile operators in emerging markets is spent on national and international backhaul. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 11 DEC 2013 center_img Asia Author Richard Handford Home Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio strike network sharing deal India research company bullish on operator ARPU Jio to acquire 800MHz spectrum from Airtel for $204Mlast_img read more

Black box to unravel cause of Bristow helicopter crash in Nigeria

first_imgNigeria’s Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) announced that the flight recorders, known as black boxes, to the Sikorsky 76 helicopter that crashed into the lagoon in Oworonshoki area of Lagos, Nigeria on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 had been recovered.The Sikorsky 76 helicopter marked 5N-BGD and operated by Bristow Helicopters was believed to have departed SEDCO oil platform offshore and crashed shortly before landing at Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.According to AIB, the search party led by Julius Berger with the assistance of a hired diver located the recorders, which are expected to assist the investigators in unraveling the cause of the accident in which four passengers and two crew members were fatally injured. Six other passengers are receiving treatment at a private hospitals.AIB explained that the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) contains data generated from different parts of the aircraft including the engines and the avionics while the Cockpit Voice Recorder will unveil conversations within the cockpit and between the pilots and the Control Tower.According to the bureau, investigation has extended to retrieving documents and other materials from Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) and the airline operator.[mappress mapid=”2447″]last_img read more

Maurizio Sarri going to be the next manager of Juventus with £6M deal

first_imgAdvertisement c14NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8zjvWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8j2( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) iylWould you ever consider trying this?😱dfl8Can your students do this? 🌚7yacpRoller skating! Powered by Firework Maurizio Sarri is now heavily linked to become the manager of Juventus for the next season. The current manager of Juventus, Massimiliano Allegri is going to leave the club after the end of this season. So, the club management of the Serie A Champions must have to find someone to manage the club for the next season.Advertisement According to the sources, they have shortlisted four probable candidates to become the next manager of Juventus. In the top of the list there was the name of the current Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. According to the reports, Pep Guardiola have already rejected an offer from Juventus. So, now they are looking to find the right one between the remaining three managers.Advertisement Among the other three, Antonio Conte is probably going to join Inter Milan as their next manager. So, now the race is in between Jose Mourinho and Maurizio Sarri. Maurizio Sarri is the manager of the Blues and his side is in the Europa League final which will be played on Wednesday. Before that, it will not be possible for Juventus to announce him as the next manager. Maurizio Sarri will probably get £6 million per year if he joins Juventus in the next season.Olivier Giroud not happy with less gametime at ChelseaAdvertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Nitros floor the rest

first_imgBy Gavin StaindlTHE Nitros have capped off a perfect season by winning the Pakenham Floorball League grand final 10-5 over…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Chapin claims Ted Allen Jewellers Trophy

first_imgJackie Chapin came away as the big winner at the annual Ted Allen’s Ladies Golf Tournament held recently at the Granite Pointe at Nelson course.Chapin was crowned champ through retrogression, edging out Veronica Jones both with net 66 scores.Other scores included Corinne Scheldrup with a net 67, Susan Rowe with a net 68, Michelle Palm with a net 69 and Bev Stevens with a net 70.last_img

It’s all gone Spursy at Wembley as visitors come from behind to stun Poch

first_imgHARRY KANE’S champagne moment fell flat as Wolves broke open the Boly.The Tottenham striker celebrated his MBE by scoring a sensational goal to give his team a first-half lead.11 Wolves made a fatal error in allowing Harry Kane to cut inside on his left footCredit: Getty Images – Getty11 Harry Kane is in red-hot form, and scored the opener against WolvesCredit: ReutersIt looked as though it was going to cap an amazing 2018 for Kane after his gong in the New Year Honours.But Willy Boly equalised when he headed Joao Moutinho’s corner in the 72nd minute.Raul Jimenez then put Wolves 2-1 up with an 84th minute shot into the bottom corner – before Helder Costa grabbed a third with a breakaway goal three minutes later.It condemned Tottenham to only their second defeat in 10 Premier League matches.11 Willy Boly rose highest to head home the equaliser for WolvesCredit: Reuters11 The comeback was on after Willy Boly thundered homeCredit: Reuters11 It appeared as thought the Wolves players knew they were well and truly back in itCredit: Getty Images – GettyKane’s afternoon was ruined when having been sent so many messages of congratulations before kick-off, he received an unwanted card from ref Stuart Attwell for diving.Kane, 25, was not even born when Wolves last played at Wembley – a 2-0 win over Burnley in the Associate Members’ Cup Final in 1988.Wanderers boss Nuno Espirito Santo made three changes to his starting line-up after their 1-1 draw at Fulham on Boxing Day.Joao Moutinho, Morgan Gibbs-White and Romain Saiss were replaced with Ivan Cavaleiro, Ruben Neves and Leander Dendoncker – who was handed his first Premier League start.Most read in footballBRO MESSAGEBobby Charlton’s touching tribute to Jack revealed as he misses funeral serviceFRESH OUTFITMicah Richards pokes fun at Roy Keane backstage at Sky Sports studiosFALL OF TROYDeeney calls Sky reporter ‘cheeky b******’ after he asks about retirementSHOTS FIREDDenis Irwin’s son trolls Liverpool fans with savage Steven Gerrard tweetPicturedC’MON THE LADSRamos’ becomes dad again as wife gives birth to FOURTH son Maximo AdrianoVideoROY MEANKeane says ‘that’s why they never win anything’ as Villa celebrate staying up11 Spurs’ fine recent run of form was ended in brutal fashion – leaving Mauricio Pochettino stunnedCredit: Getty Images – GettyINTERACTIVE STATS – CLICK on the categories to find out how the teams fared Mauricio Pochettino has made four changes to the Tottenham side which thrashed Bournemouth 5-0  with Dele Alli returning to the side after his hamstring scare in the 6-2 win at Everton on Sunday.Son Heung-min, who had bagged a brace in both of Tottenham’s previous two matches, was bidding  to become the first Spurs players to score consecutive doubles since Dele Alli in January 2017.And the in-form South Korean had the first effort at goal when he fired wide from outside the area.Kieran Trippier then drove a free kick straight into the arms ofWolves keeper Rui Patricio – before the Portuguese pulled off a spectacular save to tip Christian Eriksen’s 25-yard curler over the crossbar.11 It was about to get even better for Wolves when Raul Jimenez slotted homeCredit: Reuters11 Raul Jimenez took his shirt off to celebrate – and was of course booked for itCredit: ReutersINTERACTIVE LINE-UPS– CLICK on a player’s number below to see their statsBut there was absolutely nothing Patricio could do to keep out Kane’s cracker which broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute.With Wolves appealing for a foul on Ivan Cavaleiro by Harry Winks, Son  played the ball along the the right channel to Kane, who turned cut inside and, with the visitors’ expecting one of his trademark  crossfield passes, thundered a curling left-footed shot beyond the despairing dive of Patricio into the top corner of the net.Never mind an MBE it was a strike which deserved a knighthood.Son then almost added a second moments later with a replica.It should have been the platform for a comfortable win, but Tottenham switched off with 20 minutes to go – and boy did Wolves make them pay.11 The three points were wrapped up when Helder Costa slid home for 3-1Credit: EPA11 Wolves players, and the travelling fans, could barely believe what was happening at WembleyCredit: Reuters11 Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo was understandably delighted with a superb second-half showingCredit: AFPSaturday Round-up: Watch all the best action from the Premier League including Liverpool’s win over Arsenal See More Tables See Full Tablelast_img read more