May 19, 2020

AT&T launches 4G LTE Service in summer

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T-Mobile
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4G
Bizclik Editor
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AT&T launches 4G LTE Service in summer

 

AT&T has just announced that it will launch a super-fast wireless network in five cities beginning this summer with a hope to catch up to Sprint Nextel Corp. and Verizon Wireless. Earlier this year, AT&T said it would speed up its network to keep up with the competitors, who drop fewer calls and allegedly have better coverage throughout the nation.

John Stankey, head of AT&T’s business-solutions unit says the cities to guinea pig the network will be Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. The network should be available to 10 more cities by the end of the year.

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The term “4G” has been quite the buzzword lately in the wireless world and carriers are working furiously to keep up not only with competitors, but also with the needs of its customers. The Wall Street Journal addresses the 4G concept and writes:

“AT&T, and rival T-Mobile USA, have inadvertently caused some confusion about 4G services. Earlier this year, AT&T began calling its upgraded 3G network 4G, although the service failed to meet expectations due to the slow expansion of its enhanced ground infrastructure. The company is investing in a next-generation technology called Long-Term Evolution for its summer rollout, the same technology used by Verizon Wireless.”

Verizon has already launched its LTE network in 38 markets and 60 popular commercial airports. The company says it plans to expand into 76 more markets by June 16.
 

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Jul 18, 2021

Ivy.ai’s new chatbot streamlines resources and policies

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AI
Technology
Sports
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Ivy.ai can streamline resources and policies related to name, image and likeness through its chatbot to provide a seamless experience for student-athletes

Ivy.ai, a creator of AI chatbots for higher education, is offering a chatbot that helps institutions streamline name, image, and likeness policies for athletic programmes. 

This solution will allow athletic departments to dramatically reduce inbound inquiries while answering inquiries related to compliance, financial aid impact, how-to documents, and best practice training videos.

It will allow institutions to condense information in a way that is easily accessible and eliminates the need for student-athletes to read complicated manuals. Institutions can also engage with student-athletes via a real-time feedback loop to see which topics truly matter and what needs further clarification. This allows administrators to be proactive and provide a competitive edge in recruiting. 

 

Helping institutions connect their students with information

 

“Athletic departments at colleges and universities are overwhelmed by the challenges posed by the name, image and likeness legislation,” said Mary Frances Coryell, Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Partnership. 

“Ivy.ai is uniquely positioned in the market to help institutions connect their student-athletes with policies and information related to NIL such as state laws, restrictions and relevant contacts. Our chatbot can digest all relevant policy information and provide answers to student-athletes at any time on any device. We expect the NIL market to move quickly, so student-athletes deserve the answers on their terms, rather than exclusively during work hours.”
 

Primary use cases for the chatbot include:

  • Answering commonly asked questions related to name, image and likeness
  • Communicate policies such as state laws, restrictions and compliance regulations
  • Provide contact information for various advisors and agencies
  • Connect training materials for athletes to improve their branding
  • Engage in two-way reactive and proactive communication to keep policies student-centric

 

Back in March 2020, the company offered schools a free COVID-19 Response System, including a customisable COVID-19 Response Bot, a human-to-human live chat system and an SMS Text platform. These services are offered completely free of charge. 


"The customisable COVID-19 Response Bot will help schools connect their students with important information, such as the school's operational status, where to go for treatment, and what to do to help reduce the risk of spreading the virus. We already added that information to all of our clients' AI chatbots, and we found that in many cases students needed additional support. That's why we're including our human-to-human Live Chat system in this offer. The SMS Text platform can be used to drive awareness to this communications channel for your students." said Mark McNasby, CEO of Ivy.ai.

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