Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has been selected by Korean communication service provider LG U+ as a 5G radio access network (RAN) vendor for its 3.5 GHz Non-Standalone (NSA) 5G network. Ericsson has already been selected by LG U+ as a preferred 5G core network vendor.
RAN deployment got underway in October 2019. Ericsson solutions are going commercially live as they are deployed in the LG U+ network.
The new RAN deal means that Ericsson now has commercial 5G RAN contracts with all three major communication service providers in Korea.
Korea is among the global frontrunners in 5G. The Korean government acted early to support the drive towards 5G, including the allocation and auction of related spectrum. The country’s communication service providers simultaneously switched on their commercial 5G networks in April 2019, to support some of the first commercially available 5G smartphones globally.
Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT says the number of 5G subscriptions have grown rapidly since then, passing the three million mark in late September. The current growth rate in 5G subscriptions could see the five million mark being passed by the end of 2019.
All communication service providers in Korea are also exploring 5G opportunities in Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) such as: smart manufacturing, including automation and artificial intelligence (AI), enterprise opportunities, smart cities, transportation, and public safety.
Job creation from 5G is one of the Korean government’s key expectations in its support for 5G, including the benefits of growth in 5G-supported strategic industries and related increased exports.
Daehee Kim, Vice President, Network Strategy, LG U+, says: “We are delighted to have Ericsson as a trusted 5G Core and 5G RAN vendor. Ericsson’s end-to-end 5G technology leadership is key to ramping-up our nationwide 5G ambitions in Korea. Ericsson will help us to deliver the very best enhanced mobile broadband experiences for our subscribers, as well as opening up innovation and job creation opportunities through the Internet of Things (IoT), Industry 4.0 and digitalized society.”
Hakan Cervell, Head of Ericsson Korea, Ericsson, says: “We’re working in close partnership with LG U+ to strengthen its 5G network in Korea. We look forward to building the partnership to help LG U+ meet its 5G needs as its subscriber base grows across enhanced mobile broadband, IoT, and Industry 4.0. We’re also delighted to now be working with all three communication providers in Korea to use our 5G abilities to keep the country at the forefront of 5G innovation and benefits.”
Plant Asset Management Market (PAM) Worth $9.4 Billion by 2024 – Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™
According to the new market research report “Plant Asset Management Market (PAM) by Offering (Software and Services), Deployment Mode (Cloud-based and On Premises), Asset Type (Production Assets and Automation Assets), End-user Industry (Process and Discrete), and Geography – Global Forecast to 2024″, published by MarketsandMarkets™, the Plant Asset Management Market is projected to grow from USD 5.5 billion in 2019 to USD 9.4 billion by 2024, at a CAGR of 11.3%. Major factors fueling the market growth include surging adoption of lean manufacturing practices by several organizations, increasing focus on providing cloud-based PAM solutions to satisfy customer demands, escalating demand for asset management software that can identify potential failures to avoid futuristic loss, and growing need for real-time data analytics.
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“Services to lead plant asset management market by 2024”
The deployment of PAM software is a costly process and a one-time activity, whereas PAM services that include maintenance needs, software upgrades, and personnel training are demanded by end-user industries continuously. Hence, PAM services have a more significant contribution to generating more revenue than PAM software solutions. Further, market players are focusing on offering industry-specific services to meet the ever-changing demands of different industries.
“Production assets to hold largest share of PAM market during forecast period”
Rising adoption of PAM solutions for monitoring rotating and reciprocating equipment, among others, across various industries is expected to drive the growth of the PAM market during the forecast period. Moreover, incidents of unplanned shutdowns or slowdowns due to equipment failures lead to high financial loss in terms of damage to equipment, production losses, and unscheduled maintenance. However, real-time health and performance insights encourage informed actions and decisions to improve plant efficiency minimizing risks of equipment failure, thereby reducing the wastage of valuable finances. Hence, the demand for PAM solutions is high to manage these production assets.
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“Asia Pacific to be largest market for PAM during forecast period”
Asia Pacific presents a substantial market for PAM. The PAM market in APAC is growing rapidly due to several advancements and technological innovations in different manufacturing industries. The adoption of PAM solutions is high in APAC due to the growing manufacturing sector in the region. Most of the key manufacturers from different industries have shifted their manufacturing plants in APAC due to the low labor cost and availability of a skilled workforce. These manufacturing units are using asset management solutions for the improvement in the overall manufacturing processes, which is expected to drive the growth of the PAM market in the region.
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Major players in the PAM market are Emerson (US), Honeywell (US), Rockwell (US), ABB (Switzerland), Schneider (France), Yokogawa (Japan), General Electric (US), Siemens (Germany), and SKF Group (Sweden).
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Happy Lunar New Year! Canada Post celebrates Year of the Rat
Canada Post has issued two stamps celebrating the Year of the Rat – representing the first year in the Lunar New Year cycle and the final issue in a second 12-year series honouring the annual festival.
The Year of the Rat begins on January 25, 2020, and ends on February 11, 2021. A symbol of fertility and intelligence, the rat is said to confer great cunning, tact and vitality on those born under its sign.
Designed by Albert Ng (O.Ont.) and Seung Jai Paek, of Albert Ng and Associates, the stamps portray the traditional story of the rat’s daughter’s wedding in the style of folk art known as Chinese farmer painting. The Permanent™ domestic-rate stamp depicts the bride on route to her nuptials, while the International-rate stamp reveals the happily married couple.
The Year of the Rat stamps will be available tomorrow, January 17, in Permanent domestic- and International-rate booklets, as well as a gummed pane of 25 domestic-rate stamps framed by four Chinese blessings. Philatelic collectibles include an unsealed, International-rate Official First Day Cover suitable for use as a “money envelope” for traditional gift-giving.
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Announcing the Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative and Honoring Human Trafficking Awareness Month
Assisting the Fight
Across the United States, human trafficking exists everywhere, even in your local town square. The horrifying statistics drove Aaron Kahler to found the Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative, a non-profit dedicated to partnering with financial institutions, corporations and law enforcement to combat human trafficking.
“ATII will deliver innovative solutions to disrupt human trafficking networks by assisting financial gatekeepers in identifying, reporting and terminating relationships with associated customers,” says Aaron Kahler, CEO of ATII.
For example, nestled into a pristine part of the Poconos, Stroudsburg is an idyllic borough in Pennsylvania, a vibrant town, a vacation haven. Last week in Stroudsburg, the US Attorney’s Office in Pennsylvania announced that Sirvonn Taylor, was sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment for heading-up a conspiracy that forced women to engage in prostitution. In this bucolic town, “Females were ‘sexed-in’ to the gang, forced to engage in sex with members and recruited to engage in prostitution.” PR 1.6.2020
ATII will disrupt the way traffickers operate around major events nationwide starting at this year’s Super Bowl in Miami, FL with the release of a human trafficking awareness and victim outreach mobile application. The application allows victims to scan a QR code where necessary help can be accessed in her primary language.
Driving Corporate Social Responsibility
Relying on technology/data partnerships and corporate social responsibility leadership, ATII has been able to curate initiatives and provide resources to organizations including:
- High Risk Trafficking Data that can be leveraged through any transaction monitoring, sanctions or onboarding technology
- E-learning that can be utilized by institutions to comply with anti-money laundering regulatory requirements
Networking and Partnerships Extend the Battle Against Human Trafficking
Leveraging ATII’s programs, best practices, data, technology and reporting mechanisms in as many financial institutions as possible will directly result in Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) being filed on human trafficking and ultimately save lives while bringing traffickers to justice.
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