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first_img And the second panel box, before and after. [Photo & text: sa] February 25, 2005 Continuation from 2/23 – Arcosanti site electrician Michael Bittman, aka Dr. Sparks, at the completed, well labeled wall panel. [Photo & text: sa] There are some exceptions to the electric lines connected to the public grid. A small solar plant in Unit 8, see installation of the supporting solar panel reported on 6/16/03, supplies power to Units 8, 9 and 10, as well as to the lighting of hallways and walkways all through the East Crescent. More of this on 3/2. [Photo & text: sa]last_img read more

first_imgSouth African media conglomerate Naspers, the owner of MultiChoice, added 340,000 pay TV customers in the six months ending September 30, taking its subscriber base to 8.4 million homes.Announcing its annual results, Naspers, which provides pay TV services through MultiChoice under the DStv and GOtv brands, said that the “solid subscriber growth” drove pay TV revenues up by 18% year-on-year to R20.2 billion (€1.48 billion).“MultiChoice now operates DTT in 11 countries and has around 873 000 subscribers. We continue to scale our transmission platform and place decoders in markets where we expect analogue switch-offs in the foreseeable future. These switch-offs, once implemented, should provide momentum for further subscriber growth,” said Naspers.The firms said that its pay TV customers now rent some 600,000 movies per month through its BoxOffice service and that it will soon expand the service into sub-Saharan Africa.It added that its personal video recorder (PVR) base has also expanded to nearly 1,2m subscribers, claiming that it will “continue to invest in our online products and offerings.”Naspers has established regional production hubs in Nigeria and Kenya, and in South Africa the firm has invested more than R1bn invested in local content in the past year.Overall the firm said that core headline earnings grew 24% to R6.1bn, despite expensing R4.4bn for the “continued development of the group’s ecommerce and pay-television platforms.”“The second half of the year is traditionally the most active part of the year for most of our businesses. We expect some pick-up in spend as we capitalise on the holiday season, which could result in lower core headline earnings for that period,” said CFO, Basil Sgourdos.“Our goal remains to develop online classifieds, etail and DTT to deliver future growth and create value over time.”last_img read more

first_imgMichael ThorntonThe Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE US) and the Society for Broadband Professionals (SCTE UK) have signed a memorandum of understanding, designed to “address brand confusion”.The pact will address confusion between the two SCTE brands and lay the foundations for developing a longer-term relationship between the two technical education organisations and their affiliated brands, according to the two societies.Together, the organisations said they plan to increase the quality of training outcomes for the benefit of the cable broadband community worldwide.“Our two societies share a common goal of improving engineering standards and skills throughout our industry. Eliminating confusion between our brands is the first step towards global collaboration that can help the industry to maintain – and even increase – its competitive edge,” said Michael Thornton, president, Society for Broadband Professionals.Currently, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers operates globally via the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE). The Society for Broadband Professionals operates globally and conducts training through Broadband Training Limited (BTL).last_img read more

first_imgBunto TV, a new advertising-supported video-on-demand service spealising in foreign-language series has launched commercially in the German market.The service, formerly known as Bumerang TV, offers a range of series from countries including Turkey and Spain including Turkish historical drama Muhtesem Yüzyil– The Magnificent Century or Das Osmanische Imperium: HAREM- Der Weg zur Machtin the German version, the first time the series has been dubbed into German.Bunto TV comes from aggregator Govinet Deutschland. The service was initially launched online in December ahead of this week’s full launch.The service debuted is available via the web, on tablets, smartphones and smart TV.last_img read more

first_imgDeutsche Telekom has secured mobile frequencies worth €2.17 billion for its planned 5G rollout, bringing the auction of spectrum for 5G in the country to a close.Vodafone Deutschland CEO Hannes Ametsreiter makes his 5G video call in DüsseldorfTelekom acquired four blocks of frequency in the 2GHz band and nine blocks in the 3.6GHz band.The auction was bitterly contested by participants who complained about the high price extracted for spectrum, which Telekom claimed would hold back the rollout of 5G in the country. Telekom Deutschland management board member Dirk Wössner said that spectrum in Germany had been “much more expensive than in other countries” and added that “network operators now lack the money to build out their networks”.Telekom will now apply to the Bundesnetzagentur, the Federal Networks Agency, for permission to use the frequencies it has acquired.Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, Telefónica and Drillisch, the four particpants, paid a total of about €6.6 billion to secure spectrum for 5G.Vodafone, Telekom’s main multiplay rival in the German market, today staked its claim to have launched Germany’s first 5G call, by its local CEO Hannes Ametsreiter.Ametsreiter said that German operators could “still repair the damage” of the 5G auction by creating an alliance to build the network.Both Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone made the point that 50,000 new mobile base stations could have been built using the money spent on frequency spectrum licences.last_img read more