Daily Archives: March 14, 2019

KT présente des solutions durables novatrices à l’UNEA

  • KT présente des solutions pour mégadonnées devant 193 pays à l’UNEA de Nairobi
  • Démonstration de l’innovante Air Map Korea, plateforme pour le suivi de la qualité de l’air
  • Constitution de partenariats mondiaux avec l’UNEA et des organisations publiques et privées

SÉOUL, Corée du Sud, 14 mars 2019 /PRNewswire/ — KT Corporation (KRX : 030200 ; NYSE : KT), plus grande société de télécommunications de Corée, a proposé des solutions reposant sur les mégadonnées pour répondre à des problèmes environnementaux mondiaux au cours des manifestations accompagnant la 4e Assemblée des Nations Unies sur l’environnement (UNEA) se tenant à Nairobi au Kenya du 11 au 15 mars.

Lee Dong-Myun, president of KT’s Future Platform Business Group, and Joyce Msuya, executive director of the United Nations Environment Program are photographed on March 12th in Nairobi, Kenya

L’UNEA, plus haute institution mondiale pour les prises de décision sur l’environnement, se réunit tous les deux ans depuis 2014 dans la capitale kenyane. Cette année a retenu pour thème « Des solutions innovantes pour relever les défis environnementaux et garantir la consommation et la production durables ». Les participants ont rassemblé des dirigeants gouvernementaux, des ministres de l’environnement et des personnalités officielles d’agences et groupes corporatifs englobant 193 pays membres des Nations Unies.

À l’occasion d’une table ronde avec Google Earth, Apple et d’autres entreprises planétaires des technologies de l’information et des communications (TIC), KT a fait part de nouvelles voies pour collecter et utiliser les mégadonnées sur l’environnement, en insistant sur le besoin d’unir les efforts pour aboutir à des solutions durables à l’échelle mondiale. En tête des télécommunications en Corée, la Société a également présenté son projet Air Map Korea, lequel mesure la qualité de l’air dans le cadre de sa campagne de lutte contre la pollution par les poussières fines.

« Nous sommes persuadés que la carte que nous avons tracée en utilisant nos infrastructures, nos plateformes et notre analytique de mégadonnées va contribuer à changer l’allure des comportements et à offrir une existence meilleure aux gens dans le monde entier, » a souligné Lee Dong-Myun, président de l’entreprise des plateformes du futur chez KT. « Nous poursuivrons notre coopération avec les organisations publiques et privées autour du globe afin de rendre notre planète plus propre. »

L’exposé de KT sur la collecte optimale de données environnementales à travers une infrastructure complète et l’analytique des mégadonnées a suscité une attraction considérable.

En se référant à Air Map Korea, KT a expliqué que les mégadonnées sur la qualité de l’air sont collectées grâce à son réseau, couvrant tout le pays, de poteaux téléphoniques, de stations de base pour téléphonie mobile et de cabines publiques. KT a ensuite montré comment ces mégadonnées sont analysées pour lutter contre la pollution.

Air Map Korea symbolise le projet de responsabilité sociale d’entreprise de KT. Lancée en 2017, elle implique quelque 2000 sites de surveillance sur l’ensemble de la Corée, permettant de mesurer les niveaux de poussières fines en faisant appel à des solutions allant de l’internet des objets (IdO) à l’analytique de mégadonnées.

Les résultats aident les gouvernements à l’échelle centrale et provinciale à élaborer des politiques s’attaquant à la pollution par poussières fines et fournissant des directives pour réduire la pollution de l’air et minimiser l’exposition quotidienne chez les gens.

KT a publié le mois dernier une app pour Air Map Korea procurant en temps réel des informations sur les niveaux de poussières fines et aidant à prévenir les problèmes respiratoires causés par la surexposition.

« Les mégadonnées et les informations analytiques que nous avons recueillies grâce au projet Air Map Korea constitueront une importante étude de cas pour qu’une coopération mondiale puisse traiter des problèmes environnementaux, » a ajouté Lee de chez KT. « On estime que la pollution de l’air tue chaque année 7 millions de personnes dans le monde. La pollution ne connaît pas de frontières, et la pollution de l’air dans un pays peut provoquer des dommages graves dans les pays voisins. »

À l’Assemblée de Nairobi, KT a discuté de moyens de promouvoir la coopération au niveau des sociétés et de projets conjoints respectueux de l’environnement, associant diverses entreprises de TCI comme Google Earth, Apple et Safaricom qui est l’opérateur mobile dominant au Kenya, afin de répondre à des problèmes environnementaux d’incidence mondiale.

KT a constitué en décembre l’an dernier un partenariat avec le Programme des Nations Unies pour l’Environnement (PNUE) visant à promouvoir des solutions novatrices dans le domaine de TIC pour un suivi de la qualité mondiale de l’air faisant appel aux technologies et à l’expérience du leader des télécommunications en Corée.

KT est à l’heure actuelle en train de formuler avec le PNUE un projet commun qui fera une sélection de pays candidats, avec conception et construction de stations de surveillance dont les emplacements seront déterminés pour créer un réseau optimal de suivi sur la base de l’analyse des données flottantes de population. La Société prévoit en parallèle d’apporter au PNUE un avis d’expert et un accès à de nouvelles technologies pour lancer la mise en application des mégadonnées.

Pendant l’Assemblée à Nairobi, KT a par ailleurs participé à l’Exposition sur les innovations durables et elle y a présenté son projet Air Map Korea avec son app mobile. KT a été la première société coréenne à présenter une solution environnementale novatrice au cours de l’événement où quelque 20 pays ont mis en valeur 42 solutions et technologies novatrices en matière d’environnement.

Dans les années à venir, KT continuera sa coopération avec le PNUE et les entreprises mondiales des TIC afin de conseiller les pays et régions subissant de hautes densités de poussières fines sur la façon dont les infrastructures et plateformes de télécommunications peuvent servir à traiter des problèmes de pollution. KT va ainsi intensifier des efforts communs d’offre de sa plateforme Air Map Korea et des données qu’elle a permis de recueillir dans d’autres pays pour faire de la Terre une planète propre.

RELATIONS AVEC LES MÉDIAS

Pour toute demande, veuillez contacter notre équipe de Relations avec les médias mondiaux à kt.gmrt@gmail.com

À PROPOS DE KT CORP. (KRX : 030200 ; NYSE : KT)

KT Corporation, plus grand prestataire de services de télécommunications en Corée, rétabli en 1981 aux termes de la Telecommunications Business Act, dirige l’ère des innovations dans le pays le plus connecté du monde. La Société conduit la 4e révolution industrielle avec des réseaux à grande vitesse, avec ou sans fil, et l’innovation dans les technologies de l’information et des communications (TIC). Ayant installé 20 millions de lignes fixes en seulement 12 années, KT a été le premier prestataire de télécom à introduire à l’essai un service 5G à large bande en 2018. Cela représente une autre étape dans les efforts constants de KT pour fournir des produits et services essentiels en cherchant à être la 1re société de TIC et la société du peuple.

Pour davantage d’informations, veuillez visiter notre site web en anglais sur https://corp.kt.com/eng/

Photo : https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/834901/KT_Corp___UNEP.jpg

OnMiners Mining Rigs Offering Market’s Fastest ROI

LUXEMBOURG / ACCESSWIRE / March 14, 2019 / OnMiners S.A (http://www.onminers.com ) is quickly making a strong impact in the crypto mining industry by offering the market’s fastest return on investment. The company recently hit the headlines by introducing three multi-algorithm mining rigs that assure 100% return on investment within just one month. Designed for the beginners as well seasoned crypto miners, all three products are easy to use as they come pre-configured and the users only require to plug in and start mining.

Though the popularity of crypto mining has increased by leaps and bounds over the years, earning profits consistently has been a concern for many mining enthusiasts. OnMiners S.A is the brainchild of a team of investors dedicated to making cryptocurrency mining simpler and profitable for all. The team has accomplished their objective recently by introducing three cutting edge mining hardware named On2U, On4U, and OnTower, each equipped with hash powers that are unprecedented in the market.

The mining rigs from OnMiners are capable of mining Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Monero, Dash, and Zcash. Mentioned below are the hash-rates offered by the products for mining different coins.

Bitcoin: 140 TH/s for On2U, 270 TH/s for On4U, and 1620TH/s for OnTower

Litecoin: 38 GH/s for On2U, 75 GH/s for On4U, and 450 GH/s for OnTower

Ethereum: 5 GH/s for On2U, 9 GH/s for On4U, and 54 GH/s for OnTower

Monero: 230 KH/s for On2U, 450 KH/s for On4U, and 2700 KH/s for OnTower

Dash: 1.3 TH/s for On2U, 2.5 TH/s for On4U, and 15 TH/s for OnTower

Zcash: 1.1 MH/s for On2U, 2.1MH/s for On4U, and 12.6MH/s for OnTower

The miners from OnMiners are not just about delivering higher hash-rates compared to any other mining equipment in the market. These machines are also the first ever endothermic mining hardware to be launched. Utilizing the company’s proprietary endothermic chip technology, these miners absorb heat instead of releasing them to the environment. As a result, OnMiners users spend significantly lower on energy bills for mining compared to others. The energy consumption for On2U and On4U are 600W±7%, 1200W±7% respectively.

OnMiners have taken several other parameters into account to ensure a pleasing mining experience to their customers. In order to eliminate the common concern of excessive heat generation, each product comes with a noiseless air cooling system. Moreover, all their products are compatible with the universal 110v-240v sockets. These mining rigs are delivered around the world barring the countries in war zone, with a delivery time of four to six days from the order.

About: OnMiners is a company founded by a group of investors that have invested in the new generation of Endothermic Multi Algorithm CHIP. Their goal is to deliver cryptocurrency miners that are powerful, but have lower power consumption. Utilizing the endothermic chip technology, OnMiners offers a comprehensive range of mining rigs that are easier to set up, release less heat compared to others, and save energy bills for the users.

Contact:

Lucie Weber
lucie@onminers.com
+352 27 86 12 84

SOURCE: OnMiners S.A

KT Showcases Innovative Sustainable Solutions at UNEA

  • KT Presents Solutions for Big Data at UNEA in Nairobi to 193 Countries
  • Shows Innovative Air Map Korea, Platform for Monitoring Air Quality
  • Forms Global Partnerships with UNEP, Public and Private Organizations

SEOUL, South Korea, March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — KT Corporation (KRX: 030200; NYSE: KT) , Korea’s largest telecommunications company, proposed big data-based solutions to global environmental problems during events surrounding the 4th United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), held from March 11 to 15 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Lee Dong-Myun, president of KT’s Future Platform Business Group, and Joyce Msuya, executive director of the United Nations Environment Program are photographed on March 12th in Nairobi, Kenya

UNEA, the world’s highest decision-making body on the environment, has been convening biennially in the Kenyan capital since 2014. This year’s theme is “innovative solutions for environment challenges and sustainable consumption and production.” Participants included government leaders, environment ministers and officials from agencies and corporations spanning 193 UN member countries.

During a panel discussion with Google Earth, Apple and other global ICT corporations, KT shared new ways to collect and utilize big data on the environment, stressing the need for joint efforts to achieve globally sustainable solutions. Korea’s leading telecom company also presented its Air Map Korea project, which measures air quality amid the company’s campaign to fight fine dust pollution.

“We believe the air maps we have drawn with the use of our infrastructure, platforms and big data analytics will help change patterns of behavior and offer a better life for people around the world,” said Lee Dong-Myun, KT’s president of the future platform business. “We will continue our cooperation with public and private organizations worldwide to make our planet cleaner.”

KT’s presentation on the optimal collection of environmental data through its extensive infrastructure and big data analytics attracted considerable attention.

Pointing to Air Map Korea, KT explained that big data on air quality is collected through its nationwide network of telephone poles, mobile phone base stations and public phone booths — and showed how that big data is analyzed to fight pollution.

Air Map Korea is KT’s corporate social responsibility project. Launched in 2017, it involves some 2,000 monitoring sites throughout Korea to measure fine dust levels, using solutions from the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data analytics.

The results help the central and provincial governments draw up policies to cope with fine dust pollution, providing guidelines for reducing air pollution and minimizing people’s daily exposure.

KT last month released an app for Air Map Korea, providing real-time information on fine dust levels to help prevent respiratory problems from overexposure.

“Big data and analytical information we have obtained from the Air Map Korea project will be an important case study for global cooperation to address environmental problems,” KT’s Lee said. “Air pollution kills an estimated 7 million people around the world each year. Pollution is borderless and air pollution in one country can cause great damage to neighboring countries.”

At the assembly in Nairobi, KT discussed ways to promote corporate-level cooperation and joint eco-friendly projects to address global environmental problems with various ICT corporations, such as Google Earth, Apple and Safaricom, Kenya’s leading mobile operator.

KT formed a partnership with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) last December to promote innovative ICT solutions for global air quality monitoring, making use of the Korean telecom leader’s technologies and experiences.

KT is currently drawing up a joint project with UNEP to select candidate countries, design and build monitoring stations, and determine their locations to create optimal monitoring networks based on the analysis of floating population data. At the same time, the company plans to provide UNEP with expert advice and access to new technology, to kick start the implementation of big data.

During the assembly in Nairobi, KT also participated in the Sustainable Innovation Expo, where it showed the Air Map Korea project and its mobile app. KT was the first Korean company to introduce an innovative environmental solution at the event, where some 20 countries showcased 42 innovative environmental technologies and solutions.

In the years ahead, KT will continue to cooperate with the UNEP and global ICT corporations advising countries and regions with a high density of fine dust on how telecommunications infrastructure and platforms can be used to address pollution. KT will thus accelerate joint efforts to offer its Air Map Korea platform and the data it has gained to other countries, in order to make Earth a clean planet.

MEDIA CONTACTS

For inquiries, please contact our Global Media Relations Team at kt.gmrt@gmail.com

ABOUT KT CORP. (KRX: 030200; NYSE: KT)

KT Corporation, Korea’s largest telecommunications service provider reestablished in 1981 under the Telecommunications Business Act, is leading the era of innovations in the world’s most connected country. The company leads the 4th industrial revolution with high speed wire/wireless network and innovative ICT technology. After installing 20 million fixed lines in just 12 years, KT was the first telecom provider to introduce 5G broad-scale trial service in 2018. It is another step in KT’s continuous efforts to deliver essential products and services as it seeks to be the No.1 ICT Company and People’s Company.

For more information, please visit our English website at https://corp.kt.com/eng/

Photo – https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/834901/KT_Corp___UNEP.jpg

Minister Ayanda Dlodlo leads service delivery visit to Zandspruit, 15 Mar

The Minister for the Public Service and Administration, Ms Ayanda Dlodlo, will lead over 15 government departments and agencies on a service delivery visit to the community of Zandspruit, Southwest of Johannesburg on Friday, 15 March 2019, as part of the Batho Pele- Putting people first programme.

Zandspruit is a sprawling informal settlement near Roodepoort, comprising of over 15 thousand households.

Minister Dlodlo will, on the day, lead frontline service officials in the rapid rendering of services to the people of Zandspruit.

Members of the community will receive public services and interventions from various departments including Home Affairs, Health, Labour, Water and Sanitation, Provincial Community Safety, Human Settlements, e- Government, City of Johannesburg and government agencies: SASSA, Legal Aid Board. The community will also receive small business development assistance from the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), South African Revenue Services (SARS) and the Gauteng Enterprise Propeller.

The provision of public services will be brought closer to the people of Zandspruit and thus eliminate the financial and time costs which are related to commuting to government office to access public services.

Members of the community will also have the opportunity to engage with the frontline officials from these service delivery institutions and receive first-hand information on how to access public services in a quicker and more efficient manner.

‘Batho Pele- putting people first’ programme is aimed at responding to service delivery challenges experienced by citizens in their communities, it also puts emphasis on making public services more accessible and also serves as a strategic vehicle that enables the government to interact with citizens in its quest to both improve and accelerate public service provision in support of the priorities of government.

Source: Government of South Africa

Social Development rolls out five-year intervention programme,17 Mar

Social Development to scale up community based prevention and early intervention services for vulnerable children

The Department of Social Development is mandated by the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa and the Children’s Act (Act 38 of 2005) to provide services for the care and protection of orphans and vulnerable children, including child-headed households. In response to the growing number of orphans and vulnerable children due to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the Department of Social Development partnered with the National Association of Child Care Workers (NACCW) to roll out a five-year intervention programme known as Isibindi, which means bravery or courage in isiZulu.

Isibindi is a community based child and youth care prevention and early intervention service that provides support to vulnerable children in their homes, at community level through safe parks and life skills programmes. The Isibindi Model deploys trained community-based child and youth care workers in communities in an innovative team outreach programme that provide developmental support to vulnerable children and families.

The model incorporates and builds on the model of family preservation and strengthening families as a first line of response in the care and protection of vulnerable children. Over the five-year roll out period, Isibindi Model has a strong evidence base in improving the well-being and educational outcomes for children, skills development and creation of job opportunities for the youth. The R1,2 billion investment has seen previously unemployed young people receiving accredited training in child and youth care, increasing the number of skilled professionals in the social sector.

The provision of accredited training has resulted in the professionalisation of the Child and Youth Care Work, which is now recognised as a standalone profession by the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP). Through this initiative, the Department has reached over 1 million children whose lives have been impacted positively.

One of the key successes of Isibindi Model was to ensure that vulnerable children remain in school. Child and youth care workers provide educational support by relieving them of household responsibilities, particularly for children in child-headed households. Through partnership with the Department of Basic Education and the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), vulnerable children have accessed financial assistance to further their studies at universities and technical and vocational education and training (TVET).

Child protection and care remains a key focus of the Government of South Africa.

Currently, the Isibindi Model is implemented through 335 NGO partners in 367 sites. Following the successful roll out of this cost-effective and high-impact initiative on improving the well-being and educational outcomes of orphans and vulnerable children, the Department of Social Development intends to scale-up the Isibindi Model.

As part of this process, NACCW, the implementing agency of the Isibindi roll-out will officially handover the programme to the Department of Social Development.

Source: Government of South Africa