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    Asia are an English rock supergroup formed in London in 1981. The most commercially successful line-up was its original, which consisted of four members of different progressive rock bands that had enjoyed great success in the 1970s: lead vocalist and bassist John Wetton of King Crimson and U.K., guitarist Steve Howe of Yes, keyboardist Geoff Downes of Yes and The Buggles, and drummer Carl Palmer of Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Their debut album, Asia, released in 1982, remains their best selling alb

    • History

      Asia began in early 1981 after the apparent ending of Yes...

    • Personnel

      Throughout the years, Geoff Downes has been the longest...

    • Geoff Downes

      Geoffrey Downes (born 25 August 1952) is an English...

    • John Wetton

      John Kenneth Wetton (12 June 1949 – 31 January 2017) was an...

    • Asia

      Asia is the self-titled debut studio album by English rock...

    • Alpha

      Alpha is the second studio album by British rock supergroup...

    • Arena

      Arena is the sixth studio album by British rock band Asia,...

  2. Asia discography; Studio albums: 13: Live albums: 35: Compilation albums: 13: Music videos: 13: EPs: 2: Singles: 23

    Album Details
    Chart Positions(jp[6])
    1992, 1994, 1997
    Aurora (Live)
    Symfonia - Live in Bulgaria 2013
    Live in America
    Axis XXX Live in San Francisco MMXII
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    • 35
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    Asia before John Payne

    Asia are a supergroup formed in 1981 by John Wetton (formerly of King Crimson and U.K.), Steve Howe (formerly of Yes), Carl Palmer (formerly of Emerson, Lake & Palmer) and Geoff Downes (formerly of Yes and the Buggles). The group had a successful career with their eponymous debut album, released in March 1982, receiving considerable commercial success, spending nine weeks at number one in the U.S. album chart and selling over 4 million copies in the U.S. alone. Wetton and Downes became the co...

    John Payne in Asia

    In 1991, Downes invited John Payne to join a new lineup of the band, and together they enlisted new musicians. The first album with this lineup was Aqua, released in 1992. In addition to Downes and Payne, the album featured guest appearances by Palmer and a returning Howe. Palmer, committed to an ELP reunion, was able to play on just three songs and left the band before touring. The live shows also featured Howe (whose presence was heavily promoted) who took the stage after the fifth song. Ho...

    The split

    In early 2006, the partnership between Downes and Payne was dissolved when Downes left for a reunion of the original band lineup under the Asia name, a breakup that Payne described as "painful". The existing lineup minus Downes, i.e. Payne, Govan and Schellen, continued working together. They recruited Ryo Okumoto on keyboards to form new band GPS, using some of the material planned for Architect of Time on their debut album, Window to the Soul(2006). On May 9, 2006, Geoff Downes, John Wetton...

    Current members 1. John Payne - lead vocals, bass, additional guitar (2007–present) 2. Jeffrey Kollman - guitar, backing vocals (2012–present[citation needed]) 3. Moni Scaria - guitar, backing vocals (2012–present) 4. Jamie Hosmer - keyboards (2017–present) 5. Johnny Fedevich - drums, percussion (2017–present) Former members 1. Erik Norlander - keyboards, backing vocals (2007–2014) 2. Guthrie Govan - guitar, backing vocals (2007-2009) 3. Mitch Perry - guitar, backing vocals (2009-2011) 4. Bruce Bouillet - guitar (2011-2012) 5. Jay Schellen - drums, percussion (2007–2016) 6. Ryo Okumoto - keyboards (2014–2017) Timeline

    Albums 1. 2014: Recollections: A Tribute to British Prog EPs & singles 1. 2009: Military Man(EP) 2. 2012: "Seasons Will Change" (digital single and video) Live albums 1. 2007: Extended Versions/Scandinavia (re-released as Risen Sunin 2012)

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    The APT band plan has been developed over a 2.5 year period and was based on considerable technical studies by industry and governments. For the overall success of the creation of the harmonized band plan, high degree of cooperation among industry stakeholders (governments, vendors, operators, associations, and other) was key. As a result, the APT band plan is very well-thought from the technical point of view and is able to meet modern and future requirements by networks, user equipment and...

    “Competition” with the US band plan

    US band plan was developed significantly earlier than the APT band plan. As of today, there are successful deployments of LTE networks in the USA. Due to this fact, the ecosystem of this band plan is relatively well-developed with two large networks already operating commercially and with a number of user devices existing on the market. The APT band plan does not yet enjoy a ready ecosystem and, therefore, has to “compete” with the US band plan in order to become the preferred way for countri...

    The ecosystem of devices and network elements is yet to be developed

    Another existing challenge is the advancement of its own ecosystem, which in turn depends on equipment vendors: terminal devices manufacturers (HTC, Apple, Samsung, Nokia, etc.), producers of parts of terminals (such as Qualcomm) and vendors that manufacture network elements (Ericsson, Nokia Siemens Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei, etc.). The development of the ecosystem depends heavily on the demand that exists on the market and is a function of the created economies of scale.

    China’s intention to use the TDD configuration of the APT band plan

    Most likely, China will follow the TDD configuration of the APT band plan, thus most probably becoming one of a handful of markets in the world that support such configuration, but still an important and large one. Even Taiwan, one of China's closest neighbors, adopted the FDD version of the APT band plan. Furthermore, TDD configuration is technologically in many ways inferior to the FDD one. (It should be said, however, that in a number cases the TDD configuration proves to have certain adva...

    Incompatibility with the US band plan

    Frequency arrangements of the US band plan and the APT band plan substantially overlap thus making them largely incompatible. The 3GPP has designated five operating bands for the US band plan (Bands 12, 13, 14, 17, 29) and two bands for the APT band plan (Band 28 for FDD version and Band 44 for TDD version). There are distinct differences among the operating bands such as different channel bandwidths and channel locations within the 700 MHz band. More specifically, duplex spacing and guardban...

    Compatibility of the APT band plan with the foreseen usage of the 700 MHz band in different regions of the world

    European countries, which still continue have a high occupancy of broadcasting services in the 700 MHz band that have been granted a period until 2015 to convert to digital. It appears that since the APT segmentation is based on two overlapping duplexers of 30+30 MHz, it fits perfectly in the European scheme, as shown on the graph below. This compatibility opens the way for the harmonization of the 700 MHz band with the European region. Japan, one of largest and most advanced Asian markets an...

    User equipment

    At the given moment, the user equipment (UE) for this segmentation scheme has not yet been released commercially. In the same time, the development of 3GPP and ITU standards (bands 28 and 44) and evident signals that has been sent to the market by many countries in Asia, Latin America and elsewhere, indicate that technological developments of the required ecosystem (first of all, in terms of user equipment and network equipment) are currently underway. Some of the strongest signals for the fu...

    Existing standards for the APT band plan

    The FDD mode of the APT band plan has been standardized by the 3GPP as the Band 28 (FDD 703-748 / 758 - 803 MHz) and the TDD mode - as the Band 44 (TDD 703 – 803 MHz). The work was completed at RAN4 #63 meeting in Czech Republic on May 21–25, 2012. Table 4. Supported channel bandwidths for APT segmentation of the 700 MHz band The following table outlines the main technical aspects of the standard that have been set at the 3GPP RAN4 Plenary in Slovenia on 13-15 of June 2012 in the R4-123624 fo...


    The most favored, popular mobile broadband technology internationally for the digital dividendspectrum appears to be the FDD-LTE technology. LTE is known to offer operators and end users high data throughput and low latencywhich are the two main characteristics of a technology that is aimed to be used for data transmission. Peak speeds utilizing multiple antennas (MIMO) in optimal conditions are in excess of 300 Mbit/s. While actual speeds experienced by users will be dependent on equipment a...

    Comparison of FDD and TDD modes of the APT band plan

    According to the estimates of Qualcomm, “in a coverage-limited system comparison using the same frequency band, the TDD system required 31% more base stations than FDD when using a 1:1 TDD system and 65% more base stations when using a 2:1 TDD system. Higher frequency bands required even more base stations.”Due to the fact that the major part of both capital and operational expenditures of operators have to do with base stations of the network, making their incurred costs directly proportiona...

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    Given name

    1. Asia Agcaoili(born 1977), Filipino actress 2. Asia Alfasi(born 1984), British writer 3. Asia Ramazan Antar(1997-2016), Kurdish fighter 4. Asia Argento(born 1975), Italian actress 5. Asia Bibi(born 1971), Pakistani Christian woman Aasiya Noreen who was acquitted of blasphemy 6. Asia Carrera(born 1973), American pornographic actress 7. Asia Booth Clarke(1835-1888), American writer 8. Asia Cruise(born 1990), American singer 9. Asia D'Amato(born 2003), Italian artistic gymnast 10. Asia Kate Di...


    1. Daniel Asia(born 1953), American composer


    1. Asiya, in Islam, adoptive mother of Moses and wife of the last Pharaoh 2. Asia of Diauehi, king of the ancient people of the Diauehi in northeastern Anatolia (circa 850–825 BC) 3. Mr Asiaor Marty Johnstone, New Zealand drug dealer

    Asia (film), a 2020 Israeli film
    ASIA, Autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants, also known as Shoenfeld's syndrome
    Asia (magazine), an American magazine in the 1920s and 1930s
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    Após o término do King Crimson em 1974, vários planos para a formação de um supergrupo envolvendo o baixista John Wetton foram cogitados, incluindo o projeto British Bulldog com Bill Bruford e Rick Wakeman em 1976. Em 1977, Bruford e Wetton reuniram-se no UK junto com o guitarrista Allan Holdsworth e o tecladista e violinista Eddie Jobson. Seu álbum homônimo de estréia foi lançado em 1978. Em 1980, após o fim do UK e a saída de Wetton do Wishbone Ash, um novo supergrupo foi sugerido envolvend...

    Primeiros anos

    O primeiro álbum da banda, Asia, teve sucesso comercial considerável, permanecendo por nove semanas no primeiro lugar das paradas dos Estados Unidos, impulsionado pelos singles "Only Time Will Tell" e "Heat of the Moment", ambos bastante usados em eventos esportivos naquele país. A turnê por aquele país também foi bem sucedida, com lotação em todas as datas entre 1982 e 1983, enquanto que a MTV também mostrava bastante seus videoclipes. Foi considerado pela Billboardo álbum do ano. Downes a e...

    De Astra à União Soviética

    O terceiro álbum, Astra (cujo título provisório era Arcadia), não foi um sucesso comercial, ao contrário dos seus dois primeiros álbuns. Com isso, não foi planejada nenhuma turnê promocional de Astra. Mandy Meyer (da banda Krokus) forneceu à banda uma abordagem mais voltada ao hard rock. O único hit deste álbum foi o modesto single "Go". A banda retornou em estúdio em 1989 com Downes, o guitarrista Steve Lukather (do Toto) e outros músicos de estúdio, e lançaram Then & Now. Pat Thrall juntou-...

    Muitos músicos participaram da banda ao longo de sua existência, especialmente durante a década de 1990, quando a banda consistia essencialmente de Geoff Downes, John Paynee um conjunto rotativo de convidados.

    Álbuns de estúdio e EP

    1. 1982 - Asia 2. 1983 - Alpha 3. 1985 - Astra 4. 1986 - Aurora (EP) (somente para o Japão) 5. 1992 - Aqua 6. 1994 - Aria 7. 1996 - Arena 8. 1999 - Rare 9. 2001 - Aura 10. 2004 - Silent Nation 11. 2008 - Phoenix 12. 2010 - Omega 13. 2012 - XXX 14. 2016 - Gravitas

    Ao vivo

    1. 1990 - Live In Moscow 2. 1998 - Acoustic Live 3. 2001 - Asia Live - Enso Kai( gravado em 1983, com Greg Lake nos vocais ) 4. 2002 - America: Live In The USA 5. 2007 - Fantasia: Live in Tokyo 6. 2007 - Extended Versions( lançado como Asia Featuring John Payne ) 7. 2008 - Live 23 March 2008 São Paulo Brazil - Official Bootleg Band Approved( na realidade o show ocorreu em 23/03/2007 no Credicard Hall )


    1. 1990 - Then & Now(com quatro novas faixas) 1. participação nas novas faixas de Downes, Wetton, Lukather, Komie, Meyer, Gorham e Palmer 1. 1996 - Archiva 1 1. participação de Downes, Payne, Howe, Pitrelli, Gorham, Glynne, Dessent, Sturgis, Glockler e Nye 1. 1996 - Archiva 2 1. participação de Downes, Payne, Pitrelli, Randall, Gorham, Glynne, Dessent, Palmer, Sturgis, Glockler, Thornton, Hayman, Nye e Jardim 1. 1999 - The Very Best of Asia (1982-1997)- Conta com sucessos de toda a carreira d...

    VHS e DVD

    1. 1983 - Asia In Asia(VHS) 2. 1990 - Andromeda(VHS/DVD/Laser Disc) 3. 2003 - America: Live In The USA(DVD) 4. 2004 - Asia: 20th Century Masters(DVD)

    • 1981 - 1986, 1989 - atualmente
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