Bouygues TelecomFranceFree MobileOrangeSFR Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Orange Ventures injects €30M into new fund France moved a step closer to issuing 5G licences, closing a spectrum auction after three days of bidding and so clearing the path for the final phase in the process.Orange, SFR, Bouygues Telecom and Iliad committed a total of €2.8 billion in the sale of frequencies in the 3.4GHz and 3.8GHz band, following an auction which regulator Arcep stated was ended yesterday (1 October) after all 11 blocks of 10MHz on offer were bid for.It said Orange bid €854 million for a total of 90MHz; SFR €728 million on 80MHz, with Bouygues Telecom and Free Mobile (Iliad) each bidding €602 million for 70MHz.Orange CEO Stephane Richard stated the operator was “very satisfied” with the result, adding “we have just taken an essential step forward in making the networks of the future a reality”.Arcep plans to conduct a frequency position process this month, the final step before it issues licences.It noted the price paid for each 10MHz block reached €126 million, far exceeding the €70 million reserve price.The operators’ final tallies included a 50MHz block offered at a fixed price of €350 million.Licensees are required to activate 5G service on 3,000 sites by end-2022, 8,000 by end-2024 and 10,500 by end-2025.Jefferies analysts speculated the auction could spark a competition among the operators to “bring 5G into service first,” noting Bouygues Telecom has a “premium network position to protect”. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore2 02 OCT 2020 Previous ArticleTech chiefs to be forced to talk to US politiciansNext ArticleMobile Mix: Thriving Africa Related Altice strikes deal to buy French MVNO business Orange makes secure cloud pact for French market Tags Diana Goovaerts Home French 5G spectrum sale nets nearly €3B
Founder of nonprofit arrested after 2 brothers, age 9 and 11, are struck by car and killedFounder of nonprofit arrested after 2 brothers, age 9 and 11, are struck by car and killed
kali9/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — A Southern California community is mourning two brothers, ages 11 and 9, after they were struck and killed by a driver in suburban Los Angeles County, according to authorities.The children were crossing a street in Westlake Village when they were hit by a driver just after 7 p.m. Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.The parents were at there at the time, according to the sheriff’s office.One boy was pronounced dead at the scene. The second boy was taken to a local hospital where he died a few hours later, the sheriff’s office said.The suspected driver, Rebecca Grossman, was located at or near the crash site, according to the sheriff’s office. Grossman, 57, was arrested on two counts of vehicular manslaughter, the sheriff’s department said.Grieving community members gathered at a vigil for the boys on Wednesday night.The brothers were identified by a local newspaper, The Acorn, as 11-year-old Mark Iskander and 9-year-old Jacob Iskander.“This is a devastating loss for our community,” State Senator Henry Stern tweeted. “Two young boys with an entire lifetime ahead of them.”Grossman and her husband founded the Grossman Burn Foundation, a Los Angeles County-based nonprofit that provides burn prevention education and burn treatment, according to its website. The Grossman Burn Foundation is the “philanthropic arm” of the Grossman Burn Centers, which were founded by Rebecca Grossman’s father-in-law, according to the website.ABC News could not immediately reach the Grossman Burn Center for comment.Grossman’s bail was set at $2 million and she’s due in court Oct. 21. It was not immediately clear if she had an attorney.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
20 Views no discussions Hundreds of Dominicans living in St. Thomas, USVI gathered at the Holy Family Catholic Church on Sunday November 10, 2013 for a grand Eucharistic Celebration in observance of Dominica’s 35th anniversary of Independence.Catholic Priest Fr. Herman Sharplis was the main celebrant and he delivered a very thought provoking homily.The Dominica Association of St. Thomas organized the day’s event and after the Mass Dominicans were treated to lunch. Catholic Priest Fr. Herman Sharplis was the main celebrantThe Church Service was carried live via The Vybes Radio on St. Thomas and DBS Radio in Dominica.It was a pleasure to also have in attendance Dominican students at the University of the Virgin Islands as well as a delegation from Tortola and St. Johns. LocalNews Dominicans in St Thomas celebrate Independence by: – November 14, 2013 Share Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share
French League Cup Review: PSG Through To Last Eight As The Olympiques Crash OutFrench League Cup Review: PSG Through To Last Eight As The Olympiques Crash Out
Defending champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) are through to the quarterfinal of the League Cup following their 4-2 win at Racing Strasbourg.Angel Di Maria, Daniel Alves and Julian Draxler were all on the scoresheet for the French Ligue 1 leaders as they claimed an easy win over their fellow top flight side Strasbourg to setup a last eight meeting with Amiens.The Olympiques were not so lucky as they crashed out in their respective last 16 clashes.Olympique Marseille paid the penalty against Stade Rennes as they were beaten 4-3 during the dreaded penalty shootout after their game ended in a 2-2 draw while Senegalese striker Souleymane Camara netted twice to help his Montpellier team to a 4-1 comeback win over Lyon.Full Last 16 Results (Wednesday)Strasbourg 2-4 PSGMontpellier 4-1 LyonAmiens 2-1 ToursRennes 2-2 Marseille (Rennes win 4-3 on penalties)Lille 1-1 Nice (Nice win 3-2 on penalties)Related