At MWC 2018 we caught up with Ericsson EVP and head of its networks business Fredrik Jejdling to get a general update on the state of play there. We started by noting that Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri made an apparent dig at Ericsson in his MWC keynote by saying that people should be suspicious about any claims made regarding the easy upgrade of networking to 5G via a software update.
The UK government has announced yet another scheme designed to boost fibre penetration but this one might actually be useful. £67 million has been made available to be converted into vouchers that are designed to help with the costs of connecting to ‘full fibre’ broadband. The voucher value threshold for consumers is £500 and for SMEs it’s £3000. The official name of the initiative is the Nationwide Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS).
At an event in London Colt and Verizon claimed the first two-way inter-operator SDN network orchestration demonstration. Both companies were able to make near-real-time bandwidth changes in each other’s production networks, we’re told, which is an important step towards enabling real-time network automation between operators. In turn this is the sort of thing that needs to be sorted out before the virtualized network utopia we have all been promised can become reality.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".