The 3rd Generation Partnership Project has updated its 5G network specifications with eight change requests at the software layer. The new specifications will not require any new chip sets, said Qualcomm's Lorenzo Casaccia, who added that Qualcomm does not expect any critical corrections will be included in the next 3GPP specifications.
Teams value CEOs who make brave shifts in strategy and focus on developing team members, writes Cheryl Bachelder, former CEO of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. Employees also want clear statements about your principles and values, as well as seeing how you live those even when pressured to act otherwise, she writes.
The Federal Communications Commission's Disaster Information Reporting System shows that only 8% of cell towers in North Carolina and 0.5% in South Carolina were not operational as of Tuesday. By comparison, on Sunday, 13.6% of cell sites in N.C. were reporting outages.
Improving your awareness of who you are, how you behave and what you need helps with your career and has grounding in research, writes LaRae Quy. "Inaccurate self-assessment leads to sales targets that can't be met, deadlines that can't be carried out and performances that are promised but not delivered," she writes.
While Apple has always staggered the release of its latest iPhone models, this year, the company is rolling out its two priciest models first. The iPhone XS and XS Max, both priced at about $1,000, will be available Friday, five weeks before the cheapest of the new models arrive in stores, giving Apple time to get consumers to snatch up the higher-priced models without any competition from the lower-priced newbie.
AT&T will open more than 1,000 stores in the next 18 months, including 100 pop-up shops in apartment buildings and other sites in New York, San Francisco and other cities. Among them is a store opening Friday in a Seattle coffee shop.
C Spire, JF Phillips Farm and PrecisionKing are experimenting with new equipment and automated irrigation techniques to analyze production and conserve groundwater levels in the Mississippi Delta; the companies hope to increase crop yields. Previous research has suggested that "using the IoT in agriculture can increase yields by as much as 15% and revenue by $100,000 for a typical 1,000-acre farm," this article states.
The Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have decided to put off testing the "Presidential Alert" emergency warning system due to the dangers resulting from Hurricane Florence and its aftereffects; the test date has been moved from Sept. 20 to Oct. 3. The system will allow the president to send messages to cellphones during a national emergency, and users cannot opt out of receiving the messages.
If T-Mobile is unable to fulfill its merger agreement with Sprint, the carrier will have to acquire 38,000 more cell sites to keep up with demand, New Street Research data indicate.
The increased popularity of blockchain has increased the legal burden for many companies as they must take steps to identify the individuals involved in cryptocurrency transactions, says Judith Alison Lee of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Issues regarding privacy also could emerge with regard to jurisdiction and the transfer of identifying data, Lee says.
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