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Telecommunications in Tuvalu

Telecommunications in Tuvalu cover Tuvalu's 6 atolls and 3 reef islands. The islands of Tuvalu rely on satellite dishes for internet access; the Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation, a state-owned enterprise, provides fixed line telephone communications to subscribers on each island and mobile phone services on Funafuti and Nukulaelae. TTC is a distributor of Fiji Television service. Telephones - main lines in use: 900 Telephones - mobile cellular: 1300 Telephone system: domestic: radiotelephone communications between islands international: country code - 688. In 2011 the Japanese government provided financial support to construct a new AM broadcast studio; the new AM radio transmitter on Funafuti replaced the FM radio service to the outer islands and freed up satellite bandwidth for mobile services. Radios: 4,000 Television broadcast stations: TTC is a distributor of Fiji Television service. Televisions: unknown number. Internet Service Providers: Tuvalu.tv is the sole provider of Internet access in Tuvalu.

The ISP is operated by the ICT Department of the Government of Tuvalu. The available bandwidth is only 512 kbit/s uplink, 1.5 Mbit/s downlink. Throughout Tuvalu are more than 900 subscribers who want to use the satellite service, with demand slowing down the speed of the entire system. TTC operates satellite internet services with less than 20 Mbit/s of capacity. In June 2014 TTC signed a five-year agreement with Kacific Broadband Satellites for the supply of provide high speed bandwidth to the islands of Tuvalu; the service will be provided by the Kacific-1 satellite - Ka band High Throughput Satellite -, due to be launched in late 2016 or early 2017. Kacific will provide TTC with increasing levels of capacity over the period, starting with 80Mbit/s and up to 150 Mbit/s after four years. TTC can - up to 225 Mbit/s. In January 2019 the World Bank approved a US$29 million grant for the Tuvalu Telecommunications and ICT Development Project, intended to boost internet connectivity in Tuvalu, including to the country's outer islands.

The project will support investments in an international optical fiber submarine cable to provide faster, lower-cost internet bandwidth. The project will include reforms of the Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation to redevelop the government-run entity as a public-private partnership in cooperation with an experienced international telecommunications operator, which will selected using a competitive process. Country code: TV This article incorporates public domain material from the CIA World Factbook website https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html

A. N. Yiannopoulos

Athanassios Nicholas "Thanassi" Yiannopoulos was a professor at Tulane University Law School, expert on civil law and comparative law, founder of the Civil Law Commentaries. He acquired his law degree at the Law School of the Aristotle University and continued his graduate studies at the University of Chicago, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Cologne. Yiannopoulos was an internationally renowned scholar of civil law, comparative law, maritime law. From 1958 to 1979, Yiannopoulos served on the faculty of Louisiana State University's Paul M. Hebert Law Center, he joined the faculty of Tulane University Law School in 1979. Yiannopoulos was in charge of the revision of the Louisiana Civil Code as reporter for the Louisiana State Law Institute and was the editor of West’s Pamphlet Edition of the Louisiana Civil Code since 1980, he authored three volumes of the Louisiana Civil Law Treatise series, now in the fourth edition. Yiannopoulos published in the fields of civil law, comparative law, conflict of laws, admiralty.

He directed the Tulane University Law School's summer programs in Greece since 1980. At the time of his death, he was revising portions of the civil code, collecting materials for an admiralty textbook, working on the next edition of his property treatise, his revision of the Civil Code provisions on quasi-contracts became law in 1996, on representation and mandate in 1998, on deposit and sequestration in 2003, on loan in 2004. Yiannopoulos was a member of the International Academy of Comparative Law and of the American Law Institute, he retired from the full-time faculty at the end of the 2007-2008 academic year but continued to teach one course each year in his area of expertise. He published in the fields of admiralty and conflict of laws. A. N. Yiannopoulos at the Tulane University Law School

Adrian Schrinner

Adrian Schrinner is the Lord Mayor of Brisbane City Council. He was sworn in on 8 April 2019 after outgoing Lord Mayor Graham Quirk announced his resignation, Schrinner was endorsed by the LNP Party Room on 31 March 2019 as Quirk's successor, he has represented the ward of Chandler for the Liberal National Party of Queensland since September 2005. Schrinner was elected Deputy Mayor in April 2011 after the post was vacated by incoming Lord Mayor Graham Quirk. Schrinner is the youngest person in Brisbane's history to be in the position. Schrinner was raised in Brisbane's south-eastern suburbs and attended Citipointe Christian College in Mansfield, Queensland. A keen amateur pilot, Schrinner qualified to fly light aircraft solo at age sixteen. After leaving school he commenced training to become an officer in the Royal Australian Air Force, he holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland. Schrinner stood for the Chandler Ward by-election in September 2005 after the previous councillor Michael Caltabiano was elected to state parliament.

Following the 2008 election, the Lord Mayor appointed Schrinner as the Chairman of the Finance and Administration Committee. This Committee was expanded to become the Finance and Economic Development Committee. Following the resignation of Campbell Newman as Lord Mayor in March 2011, the Council appointed Deputy Mayor Graham Quirk to fill the role of Lord Mayor until the 2012 election. At the same meeting, Schrinner was elected as Deputy Mayor; the Quirk Administration was elected in its own right in April 2012 and Schrinner continued to serve as Deputy Mayor following the election. Following the election, the Lord Mayor appointed Schrinner chair of the Infrastructure Committee; this role included oversight of major projects such as the $1.5 billion Legacy Way Tunnel, open level crossing eliminations at Bald Hills and Geebung and the reconstruction of the New Farm Riverwalk after the 2011 Queensland floods. He trialled and introduced pedestrian countdown timers at traffic signals across the city.

In 2014 he led the Brisbane Parking Taskforce, which aimed to reform car parking management across the city. The package of measures included the introduction of 15-minute free parking at more than 7,000 metered spaces. In March 2016 election, the Quirk Administration was returned with an increased majority and Schrinner was re-elected Deputy Mayor unopposed. Following the election, Schrinner was tasked with chairing the Public and Active Transport Committee, with special responsibility for the Brisbane Metro project. Following the resignation of Graham Quirk, Schrinner succeeded Quirk as Lord Mayor. Schrinner lives in the suburb of Queensland, he and his wife Nina have four children, Wolfgang and Petra. He has assisted a wide range of local community groups; these include environment and bushcare groups, sporting groups, P&C Associations, church groups and charities, Neighbourhood Watch groups and seniors associations. Adrian is the patron of the Tramway Museum at Ferny Grove, he is vice patron for the Queensland Target Sports Inc. home of the Queensland Olympic Rifle sports shooting disciplines in Belmont.

Adrian is a member and former State Councillors of the Australian National Flag Association of Queensland. This organisation aims to promote the importance of the Australian flag and campaigns to prevent it from being changed in the future