December 17, 1996Progress of Steel roof framing.
April 12, 2002 The Arcosanti TrenchTeam (ATT) works to replace an old metal pipe that delivers propane tothe Crafts III building [the Cafe, Bakery, Gallery, andhousing), the Ceramics Apse, and the Arcosanti Foundry. Jung il Kwon, a volunteer, lifts apiece of rock out of the trench. [photo: Jeffrey Manta & text: Scott Riley] RonChandler operates a backhoe equipped with a 1000 lb breaker to helpform the 32″ deep trench into the Basaltic rock-soil matrix on themesa. [photo: JAM & text: swRiley] [photo: JAM] A new 2″ PE(Polyethylene) line will replace the current metal pipe. Licensedplumbers from Prescott placed the pipe. [photo: T & text: swRiley]
Mobile technology specialist IMImobile has integrated its Multi-Media Console with the Zeebox Showtime social TV platform.IMImobile’s platform provides broadcasters with a way to aggregate audience content across digital streams including Twitter, Facebook, SMS, MMS, email and apps. This allows the broadcaster to edit, curate and publish user-generated coverage through Zeebox’s second-screen interactive TV platform.The pair initially cooperated to drive audience engagement for pay TV operator BSkyB’s Got to Dance show on Sky One, creating a ‘social wall’ for each of the acts performing on the talent show.Jay Patel, managing director of IMImobile, said, “Zeebox are leading the way in second-screen audience engagement, and how to utilise social media for TV. We look forward to working with zeebox and broadcasters globally to drive audience engagement, and to create new, innovative formats that put content at the heart of a show.”
Melita, a Malta-based telecom services provider, has appointed former Telesystem International Wireless CEO, Bruno Ducharme, as an independent non-executive director.Ducharme founded and served for 12 years as the CEO of Telesystem. He is now a private investor and also sits on the boards of Orange Switzerland, Tele2 Russia, Baltic telco Bité and UK fibre broadband firm Hyperoptic.
Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet saw the positive impact of uptake of bundled offerings and a modest uptick in its fixed subscriber base partly offset by lower mobile telephony revenue in 2017, resulting in full-year re-based revenue growth of only 1%.Telenet turned in full-year revenues of €2.258 billion, up 4% year-on-year in nominal terms thanks to the acquisitions of mobile outfit BASE and SFR Belux.The 1% boost to rebased revenue included increased input from the company’s wholesale business as well as higher cable subscription and B2B revenue.Telenet had to introduce competitive promotional offers in the fourth quarter to pull in new video, broadband and fixed-phone subscribers in what it described as “a continued intensely competitive environment”.The company did succeed in driving up its post-paid mobile base by 43,800 in the fourth quarter thanks to its new WIGO bundled offering and growth in demand for BASE’s postpaid offerings.Adjusted EBITDA was up 6% rebased and 8% on a reported basis to €1.21 billion, helped along by lower handset costs and subsidies and lower MVNO costs. Telenet is in the process of ‘onboarding’ its full MVNO customers to its wholly-owned mobile network. The company said that it had migrated about 90% of its base by the end of 2017.Telenet now expects adjusted EBITDA growth of 7-8% for 2018.