Telecom Review conclut que la construction du réseau 5G de 700 MHz stimule les investissements et apporte des avantages aux fournisseurs de télécommunications en Chine

DUBAÏ, EAU, 12 août 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Telecom Review révèle que les entreprises de télécommunications chinoises réalisent des progrès importants dans la construction de réseaux 5G à faible bande. La fréquence de 700 MHz, qui fait partie de la bande ultra-haute fréquence (UHF) plus large, attire notamment l’attention.

Au début de l’année 2021, China Mobile et China Broadcasting Network (CBN) avaient annoncé un accord de coopération stratégique 5G pour construire et partager un réseau 5G de 700 MHz. Cette année, ces deux sociétés ont fait ensemble l’acquisition de 480 400 stations de base 5G dans la bande de 700 MHz. Selon Guang Yang de Strategy Analytics, cette augmentation du nombre de stations de base dans la bande de 700 MHz enverra une impulsion considérable sur le marché des infrastructures 5G et sera un catalyseur pour le développement de la 5G en Chine, puisque, jusqu’à présent, la plupart des stations de base 5G en Chine ont été déployées dans la bande 2,6 GHz ou 3,5 GHz.

China Telecom et China Unicom ont également lancé conjointement l’acquisition centralisée de 242 000 stations de base 5G et ont récemment publié l’annonce d’appels d’offres publics concernant le dispositif primaire sans fil 2,1 GHz nécessaire au projet de construction SA de la 5G en 2021.

Telecom Review indique que l’augmentation des activités 5G dans la bande de 700 MHz stimulera les investissements 5G en Chine et profitera aux fournisseurs d’équipement nationaux comme Huawei. Dans l’appel d’offres de China Mobile et CBN, Huawei, en tant que principal fournisseur d’infrastructures sur le marché chinois de la 5G, a gagné environ 60 % des parts de marché. En toute logique, Huawei devrait maintenir sa position dominante sur le marché chinois en 2021 et rester le principal fournisseur bénéficiaire des dépenses d’investissement 5G dans le pays.

Avec la puissance d’une couverture plus large et un affaiblissement de propagation mineur, Telecom Review s’attend à ce que les fréquences 5G de faible bande permettent une meilleure expérience réseau 5G et aident des entreprises comme Huawei à démontrer la véritable valeur de la 5G, ce qui continuera de renforcer la confiance des clients en sa capacité à assurer la continuité opérationnelle dans les circonstances actuelles.

À propos de Telecom Review

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XCMG Technician College to Partner with German Institutions to Launch “Blue Sea Elite” Young Technicians Training Program

The cooperation with HWK Erfurt Vocational Training Center (HWK) and Erfurt Chamber of Industry and Commerce will pave the way in promoting the high-quality development of vocational education in China

XUZHOU, China, Aug. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — XCMG Technician College, the vocational technical school of leading construction machinery manufacturer XCMG (000425.SZ), is partnering with HWK Erfurt Vocational Training Center (HWK) and Erfurt Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Germany to launch the “Blue Sea Elite” young technician training program (the “Program”), which will provide international training and perspective to close to 200 qualified technicians and mechanics for XCMG annually.

XCMG Technician College to Partner with German Institutions to Launch “Blue Sea Elite” Young Technicians Training Program.

“In accordance with Germany’s standards in construction machinery technician education, the Program will establish an integrated talent training system to include vocational training certification, curriculum convergence, teaching model, faculty training and evaluation/assessment to promote the continuous improvement of talent cultivation to create a reserve of talents for XCMG’s main global development strategy,” said Feng Yuehong, director of XCMG Technician College.

Using the German dual-system vocational education system as a benchmark, XCMG Technician College has been implementing integrated course and teaching reform in areas of curriculum, scenario, faculty, teaching material, time and evaluation, with the aim of achieving the integration of school with enterprise as well as production with education. The Program aims to open a new chapter for XCMG Technician College in training highly skilled, innovative and interdisciplinary industrial mechanics with an international perspective.

Following the technological trend of intelligent construction, XCMG has begun to focus on cultivating skilled technical talents with a background in internet applications since the beginning of 2021 and awarded China’s first batch of 1+X grade certificates of industrial internet industry.

The 1+X certificate includes one academic certificate and multiple vocational skill certificates, involving industrial data collection equipment deployment and connection, industrial site data collection and cloud storage, cloud platform algorithm modeling applications, industrial data edge computing applications, industrial app development and release and more.

“‘Theory + practice’ teaching model integrates vocational skill training into teaching resources with the support of precise training facilities, it’s our goal to take a lead role across the industry,” said Feng.

For more information, please visit: http://en.xcmg.com/en-ap/.

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Idonesia to Investigate Forcible Restraint of Nigerian Diplomat

Indonesia’s foreign ministry expressed its regret on Thursday after a senior Nigerian diplomat was forcibly restrained by immigration officers in Jakarta, prompting the African country to recall its ambassador to Abuja for consultations.

A video of the incident, widely shared on social media and sparking outrage among users, shows the visibly distressed man being restrained inside a vehicle by several men.

“I can’t breathe,” he says at one point in the video, yelling out as his head is pinned to the seat.

The Nigerian foreign ministry described the man as an “accredited Nigerian diplomatic agent” at the Nigerian embassy in Jakarta, without naming him.

Indonesian foreign ministry spokesperson Teuku Faizasyah said on Thursday the ministry regretted the Aug. 7 incident, and was continuing to communicate with the Nigerian government on the matter.

“That incident was an isolated incident and does not have anything to do with Indonesia’s commitment to performing its duties as a host country as per Vienna conventions on diplomatic relations,” he said.

He added that “the law and human rights ministry had launched an internal investigation as a follow up to that incident”.

Faizasyah said a meeting took place between the ministry and the Nigerian ambassador on Wednesday where they discussed “good relations” between the countries.

The Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama strongly condemned the incident, calling it “an egregious act of international delinquency by Indonesian state actors”.

“The Nigerian government demands appropriate sanctions against the relevant officials and has recalled its ambassador in Indonesia for consultations, including a review of bilateral relations,” Esther Sunsuwa, a foreign ministry spokesperson, said in a statement on Wednesday.

Indonesia’s immigration office defended the actions of its officers, saying the diplomat had been “uncooperative” when questioned in front of an apartment, during what an official said were routine checks on the validity of permits held by foreigners.

Ibnu Chuldun, the head of the Jakarta law and human rights agency that oversees immigration, told a news conference the diplomat had refused to show his identity cards and subsequently attempted to break the car window with an e-cigarette when apprehended, causing an injury to one officer.

Ibnu said that immigration officials only learned of the diplomat’s occupation when he produced his identity card at the immigration office and that the Nigerian ambassador had gone to the office and accepted it was “a misunderstanding.”

Source: Voice of America

Sifting Africa’s climate change disaster risk architecture before COP26 and beyond

JOHANNESBURG, 11 AUGUST 2021 – All eyes are on the existential crisis posed by climate change as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP26) approaches, with many warning that lessons for dealing with climate change threats must be learned from how Africa has handled the current COVID crisis.

Resilience in Africa to these climate change impacts can only be built with the assistance of developed countries and these have a vested long-term interest in providing this support, says Ange Chitate, COO African Risk Capacity Limited.

“Beyond COVID, the most critical risk to Africa is the availability of water, which is directly linked to climate change. The continent is extremely vulnerable to and bears the brunt of drought, flooding, cyclones and other climate change-led weather events, even though it has actually had very little impact on carbon emission,” says Chitate.

This is particularly serious for a continent like Africa which depends so heavily on agriculture for its economy and employment.

“When one considers that agriculture sustains two thirds of Africa’s employment and that more than 80% of agriculture in Africa is conducted by small- to medium-scale farmers who are at the mercy of climate change events completely out of their control, COP26 talks have to deliver practical and meaningful support from developed countries to help ensure a high level of preparedness in the developing world for what is being touted as the next pandemic,” Chitate adds.

It is a view shared by South Africa Forestry, Fisheries and Environment Minister Barbara Creecy, who says if COP26 is to be successful, developing countries need support from developed countries in the form of finance, technology and capacity building.

South Africa’s suggested global goal on adaptation sees focus being placed on “the most vulnerable people and communities; their health and well-being; food and water security; infrastructure and the built environment; and ecosystems and ecosystem services, particularly in Africa, Small Island states and Least Developed Countries”.

Minister Creecy also calls on developed countries to ensure access to long-term, predictable and affordable finance for developing communities.

Building Africa climate change resilience through natural disaster insurance relief

“There’s a responsibility for G7 countries to support Africa in managing the impact of climate change by, for example, providing sovereigns with parametric insurance premium finance to help them respond swiftly and decisively to crises fuelled by climate change on the continent,” says Delphine Traoré, ARC Limited Non-Executive Director.

Established in 2014, ARC Limited provides natural disaster insurance relief to African countries which have joined the sovereign risk pool.

Along with its partners, which provide premium support, the insurer has already paid over US$65m to seven countries to provide drought relief and address the economic concerns these countries’ most vulnerable citizens face.

Governments then make payments to the most vulnerable households in drought-stricken or other climate-affected areas so the most vulnerable communities can supplement their food budgets if reduced harvest tends to push up food prices.

“Our role is explaining to African governments the importance of having this type of insurance and accounting for food security and disaster risk in their budgetary work process.

“There’s been a lot of work done by ARC Limited with the support of the African Development Bank and other financial institutions to see how we can support these countries with a super replica programme. We need to do more still to find a sustainable way to do premium financing for countries that are not able to afford it but that are quite impacted by climate change impacts,” says Traoré.

Most recently, ARC Limited paid out US$2.1m to the Madagascar Government to meet the food security needs of over 600,000 people affected by the devastating drought.

ARC Limited’s role as a parametric insurer is critically important in building resilience and ensuring a country is able to bounce back swiftly after a natural disaster. “We monitor the rainfall of countries in the risk pool and sovereign insurance pay outs are triggered when the system reveals that there hasn’t been enough rain, before droughts get to a crisis stage, farmers are left with nothing and people are starving,” explains Chitate.

The programme further helps countries build capacity to manage climate-related risks. In this way it attempts to shift the disaster risk management architecture to be proactive, not reactive, says Chitate.

“We see a tangential benefit of this type of programme being the increasing sophistication of countries to better understand risk. The current COVID pandemic is a good example of this.

“When dealing with risk mitigation and management, one needs to examine the reason why governments don’t act. On the insurance side, one of the issues to address is around premium affordability because it’s quite expensive to insure against natural disasters and payment of premium competes against other national priorities,” explains Chitate.

Sovereigns which participate in the ARC programme must also develop a contingency plan which sets out at a very high level how the government would spend any insurance pay out they receive from ARC.

“Through this plan, we ensure the funds get to the intended beneficiaries. Having a plan increases dramatically the speed of execution because at a point the government received the funding, it already has a plan on how to disburse this,” she says.

With US$100 million in its kitty, ARC says it probably has the largest balance sheet dedicated to climate risks in Africa.

Ends

For more information about ARC Limited, or to interview Lesley Ndlovu, contact Claire Lathe at claire@bigambitions.co.za or +27 (0) 84 245 2189.

About ARC Limited

The African Risk Capacity Limited (ARC Ltd) is a financial affiliate of the African Risk Capacity (ARC), a specialised agency of the African Union (AU), an initiative designed to improve current responses to climate-related food security emergencies.

ARC Ltd is a mutual insurance facility comprised of its members, which have included Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, The Gambia, Malawi, and Kenya.

The membership also includes its capital contributors. KfW on its own behalf, and for the account of the Federal Republic of Germany acting through Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (“BMZ”) and the United Kingdom (“DFID”) have contributed the first tranches of their respective EUR 50 million and GBP 90 million commitments.

Source: African Risk Capacity

Pemier Alan Winde at his weekly digital press conference

“The Western Cape is still in the peak of the third wave with new cases, hospitalisations and deaths plateauing”

During my weekly digital press conference today, it was highlighted that we are likely still in the peak of the third wave and that new cases, hospitalisations and deaths continue to plateau.

This means that we are still under pressure, and we all need to continue practicing the lifesaving behaviours that we have learnt during the pandemic to ensure that we keep the curve flat, protect our hospital system and save lives and jobs.

Our health platform shows us that across the province:

• The reproduction or “R” number is approximately 0.9. This is the first time that the ‘R’ number has held below ‘1’. If this is sustained after the potential delay in testing caused by the public holiday, it will be the first indication that we will soon begin to decline from the peak.

• The proportion of positive COVID-19 tests remains high, but stable, at an average of 41%.

• We are currently seeing an average of 3100 new diagnoses each day, with very small increases.

• Admissions and deaths have remained at the same level with around 335 new admissions.

• The 7-day moving average for deaths is approximately 108 deaths a day, with an indication that it has stabilised.

“Our health data shows us why those over 50 must urgently get vaccinated – please walk-in as soon as possible”

During the third wave, those aged 50 years and older accounted for 68% of admissions and 87% of deaths respectively. This confirms that these residents remain one of the most vulnerable groups to suffer severe illness and death, and will continue to be those who require the most support from the healthcare system.

That is precisely why it remains essential that those in the 50+ age group get vaccinated, and as soon as possible. Please do not wait for your second SMS. Please walk-in as soon as possible to get your first dose of your COVID-19 vaccine.

“Our healthcare system continues to cope, although under pressure, especially in critical care wards”

We have revised our response for the third wave, with clearly identified trigger points to ensure that we can respond to the demand placed on our facilities. We continue to have additional bed capacity at Freesia and Ward 99, should there be an additional demand.

Insofar as our acute service platform is concerned:

• There are currently 3665 COVID-19 patients in our acute hospitals (2069 in public hospitals and 1596 in private hospitals). This excludes persons under investigation and cases in specialised hospital settings.

• The Metro hospitals have an average occupancy rate of 99%; George drainage area hospitals at 69%; Paarl drainage area hospitals at 82% and Worcester drainage area hospitals at 70%.

• COVID-19 and persons under investigation cases currently make up 30% of all available acute general hospital capacity in both Metro and Rural Regional Hospital drainage areas.

• COVID-19 inter-mediate care: the Brackengate Hospital of Hope currently has 288 patients, Freesia and Ward 99 have 0 patients, Mitchells Plain Hospital of Hope has 132 patients and an additional ward had been opened, and Sonstraal currently has 60 patients.

• The Metro mass fatality centre has capacity for 240 bodies. There are currently 63 decedents admitted. The overall capacity has been successfully managed across the province.

We are continuing to closely monitor the usage of beds across our province, through a centrally coordinated and professional operation, known as the Bed Bureau Management System.

In the Western Cape, the total general bed use rate is at 90%, the total COVID-19 bed use rate is at 72%.

Insofar as our drainage areas are concerned:

• The Metro has 5065 beds, of which the general bed use rate is 99%, the COVID-19 bed use rate is 77%;

• The George drainage area has 918 beds, of which the general bed use rate is 69%, the COVID-19 bed use rate is 65%;

• The Paarl drainage area has 988 beds, of which the general bed use rate is 82%; the COVID-19 bed use rate is 82%; and

• The Worcester drainage area has 769 beds, of which the general bed use rate is 70%, the COVID-19 bed use rate is 43%.

Our critical care capacity remains under pressure and is stretched at the peak, but we continue to cope with the demand caused by trauma in the system. We owe it to the healthcare system, and all our brave healthcare workers, to do everything possible to protect this capacity, by staying safe and acting responsibly.

“Western Cape to receive 22 tonnes of oxygen to meet demand”

The Provincial Department of Health and the Afrox Western Cape Plant is continuing to monitor the use of oxygen in the province over the coming weeks and are doing so through regular oxygen huddles.

As such, an additional 22 tonnes of oxygen from tankers are brought in per day to supplement the Western Cape production capacity.

Insofar as our oxygen use is concerned:

• The combined public-private use is now 76.99 tonnes a day or 102.6% of the maximum production capacity at the Afrox Western Cape plant.

• The public sector total average bulk oxygen consumption is 47.06 tonnes a day for 7 days.

“Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is preventing serious illness & death”

At the very start of our vaccine rollout, we administered the single-dose Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine to healthcare workers through the Sisonke programme to our healthcare workers.

We have continued to monitor the success of this rollout and the findings reaffirm that the J&J vaccine is highly effective and prevents serious illness and death.

The findings show us that the vaccine provides between 91- 95% protection against death and between 65-66% protection against hospitalization.

Where breakthrough infections occurred, nearly 99% of patients experienced mild to moderate infection. Only 0.05% of breakthrough infections resulted in hospitalisation and 0.05% in death.

In responding to beta and delta variants, it was found that the J&J vaccine offers:

• 67% protection against hospitalization where Beta is the dominant variant; and

• 71% protection against hospitalization where Delta is the dominant variant.

This shows us that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe to use and effective against the COVID-19 virus, ensuring that we can protect ourselves and those around us. It also shows us that it will protect our healthcare system preventing the need for damaging restrictions that take away opportunities and hurt those most vulnerable communities.

“Western Cape continues to exceed vaccine targets and is on-track to administer 200 000 vaccines a week”

The Western Cape is continuing to exceed its weekly vaccination targets. In week 12, we administered 157 296 vaccines against a target of 120 000.

We are also receiving additional vaccine supply which can enable us to administer up to 200 000 vaccines a week from the end of August. We anticipate that we will receive an allocation of 287 000 doses of Pfizer and 28 800 J&J doses tomorrow for delivery to vaccination sites in the following week.

We have scaled up our mass vaccination programme to administer vaccines over the past 11 weeks and have the capacity to scale up further, as we receive more vaccines.

In the coming weeks, we aim to administer:

• 140 000 vaccines in week 13, or between 9 – 15 August (this is due to the Monday public holiday);

• 180 000 vaccines in week 14 or between 16 – 22 August; and

• 200 000 vaccines in week 15 or between 23 August and beyond.

To date, we have administered 1 393 818 vaccines, of which 528 485 people are fully vaccinated. This total includes healthcare workers and those vaccinated as part of our mass vaccination programme.

Through the Provincial Department of Health, we have brought online 197 cumulative public vaccination sites between 10 and 13 August. This includes 72 vaccine sites in the Metro and 125 vaccine sites in rural settings. We aim to scale these sites up to full capacity, or 290 public sites province-wide.

In the private sector, there are 123 cumulative vaccination sites of which, 83 are in the Metro and 40 are in rural settings. Our vaccine rollout is further being supported by the Department’s roving teams and the onboarding of workplace vaccine sites.

I want to recognise and thank the many private entities who are playing their part to ensure that their staff members and their close contacts are vaccinated through their workplace vaccination sites.

“We must play our part in breaking the chain of transmission”

We must play our part in breaking the chain of transmission. While the number of cases is plateauing, the risk of contracting and transmitting COVID-19 at gatherings remains very high at the peak.

Let’s play our part by:

• Wearing your mask properly, covering your nose and mouth.

• Washing and sanitising your hands regularly.

• Avoiding crowded places, confined spaces and close contact.

• Keeping your gatherings short, small and outdoors – with lots of ventilation.

• Drinking responsibly and do not drink and drive.

• Getting vaccinated when it is your turn.

• Staying home if you feel sick. If you have any difficulty breathing, seek urgent medical treatment.

• Helping protect those at highest risk – especially those who are older, and those with comorbidities.

• Continuing to protect your family bubble.

We all have a part to play. Let’s continue practicing the lifesaving behaviours that we have already learnt and save lives and jobs.

Source: Government of South Africa