Daily Archives: May 28, 2018

China’s Megacity Shenzhen Features the World’s largest NPP LED Display System Provided by Absen

SHENZHEN, China, May 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Growing from a fishing village in the ’70s to a metropolis now, Shenzhen has seen rapid development accompanied by imbalance and non-systematic resource allocation. To improve city administration and service capabilities, Shenzhen has been working hard to transform it to a “smart city”.

Absen CR1.2

Committed to Shenzhen’s mission of becoming a Smart City role model, Longgang district built the “smart city brain”, Longgang Operation Centre (LOC), and introduced the world’s largest NPP LED display system provided by the world-leading LED manufacturer Absen.

Composed of 798 panels with an elegant curve of 37.1 meters in radius, this 166.9 sqm 1.2mm screen is 25.6m by 6.5m and contains a record-breaking 103 million pixels. Featuring industry-leading technologies like power and data redundancy, CrystalView and PreciseAlign technology, this control room solution can offer quality images, comfortable viewing experience and robust stability. 181 signals are received and displayed through 105 windows at 720p (40 at 1080p and 10 at 4K resolution).

“To engineer such an enormous curved screen of high resolution in 85 days from production to installation is a big challenge”, said the sales director of Absen, Zhang Yongfeng, “The center was still being built and full of dust during installation process. Thanks to our sophisticated technologies and highly-effective teams, it was really a tough task, but we made it!”

What highlights this project is the innovative power and data redundancy technology, which secures the robust stability of the “smart city brain”. Each panel is equipped with two power banks and two receiving cards so that the power and signal can be switched to the backup set whenever needed, which means the display system will never go down.

“We once were in a dilemma of choosing LCD, DLP or LED. LCD and DLP screen would show unacceptable gaps for a demanding control room environment,” said project manager Wu Yanbin, “but we know it is right when we try CR1.2 and see each panel fits seamlessly to the next, leaving no black bezel, not to mention the power and signal backup design. That’s why we choose Absen”.

About Absen:

Absen is an award-winning brand providing LED display solutions and service and has been ranking first among Chinese manufacturers for nine years in a row in exporting LED displays. Their LED displays have been exported to over 120 countries and regions.

Yuchun Li

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KT Expands in Africa with Success in Rwanda LTE Project

– KT’s Nationwide LTE Project in Rwanda Introduced at 2018 KOAFEC –
– KT to Cooperate on Africa’s Drive for ICT-Based Economic Growth –

SEOUL, South Korea, May 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — KT Corp. (KRX: 030200; NYSE: KT), Korea’s largest telecommunications company, said today it will expand cooperation with African countries in information and communications technology, based on its successful nationwide LTE network in Rwanda, a first in Africa.

KT, formerly known as Korea Telecom, disclosed its ICT support plans for African countries at the 2018 Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) Conference and the 53rd African Development Bank Annual Meetings, held on May 21-25, at BEXCO in Busan, South Korea. Business projects and success models in Africa were introduced at the KOAFEC’s Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Forum.

As a panelist at the PPP Forum, Kim Hyung-Joon, head of the KT Global Business Unit, explained the company’s nationwide 4G LTE network project in Rwanda, which was completed this month in cooperation with the Rwandan government, and emphasized the importance of ICT infrastructure for economic development in Africa.

“We will cooperate with African countries to pursue economic growth based on ICT as the Rwanda project has enriched our experience and gave us greater insight,” Kim said. “KT’s delegation actively exchanged opinions on a wide range of matters for business cooperation between public and private sectors in major African countries with their representatives to the conference.”

The KOAFEC Conference, jointly organized by South Korea’s Ministry of Strategy and Finance and Export-Import Bank of Korea with the African Development Bank, is the largest event in Korea for economic cooperation involving Africa. The Ministerial Round Table and the PPP Forum are the highlights of the conference.

The African Development Bank is a regional multilateral organization established in 1964 to promote sustainable economic development and social progress on the African continent. South Korea has increased cooperation and exchanges with its member countries since it joined the organization in 1982.

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TSHWANE– Social ills continue to have an impact on the wellbeing of South Africa’s children, Social Development Deputy Minister Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu said.

Speaking at the launch of this year’s Child Protection Week in Tshwane, the Deputy Minister said since the drafting of the Children’s Act in 2005, social ills such as alcohol and drug abuse continues to plague the African continent’s southernmost country.

We can’t talk about child protection until we sort out the issue of alcohol abuse, [at] the heart of alcohol abuse is also the abuse of children. Sometimes the school is safer than the home so until we actively deal with the issue of alcohol abuse, we will never be able to deal with the realities of protecting children because those who are supposed to protect them are always drunk, renegading the responsibilities to protect the children, she said as she launched the initiative at the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) offices.

She said other social ills like women abuse go hand in hand with child abuse.

You cannot deal with violence against women unless you deal with violence against children. So whatever you want to do in terms of violence against children, you have to do in terms of violence against women.

Bogopane-Zulu said government cannot take the sole responsibility of looking after the country’s children.

The best thing government can do is put in place guidelines that establish order and function in society, she said.

In addition, South Africa will not win the fight against the abuse of children if all misdeeds are blamed on men without addressing their issue.

We also won’t win if we are forever pointing fingers at men, we are starting the register of perpetrators. We need to change the conversation men have, she said, adding that government is rolling-out shelters for men and young men as most shelters around the country cater for women

She said government wants to ensure that prison is not the ultimate end for perpetrators but that support programmes be established to rehabilitate perpetrators to get us to a different South Africa.

By so doing we will be able to protect children, she said of the initiative that was started in 1997.

The Deputy Minister also spoke of the need to protect children with albinism.

Child Protection Week was established so as to raise awareness about the need for communities to protect children from abuse, neglect, exploitation and other forms of violence and ill-treatment.

Child Protection Week will run from Sunday until June 3.



ADDIS ABABA– Rwanda has become the third African country to ratify the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) deal.

Kigali submitted ratification instruments to the African Union (A.U.) on Saturday.

The first two countries were Kenya and Ghana who submitted documents on May 10. Rwanda was however, the first to ratify the Protocol on the Free Movement of Persons and the African Passport.

At the time Kenya and Ghana deposited their documents, the A.U. Commission chief, Moussa Faki Mahamat, said he hoped their lead will galvanize others who signed the treaty in Kigali to ratify it by 2019.

The AfCFTA is one of the biggest free trade bloc in the world, maybe only behind the World Trade Organization (WTO). It was signed by over 40 Heads of State and government representatives during an A.U. summit in Kigali.

The signing of the AfCFTA is seen as only a step in chasing an ambitious dream of uniting Africa at the level of commerce.

Experts and watchers say, the real work is yet to take off, all things being equal. The fact that after all this while, some countries decided to hold on to ratification is not as much a setback but speaks to the challenges that lay ahead.

Since Ghana and Kenya, Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed has also stated that the government was ready to ratify the AfCFTA and deposit its instruments to the AU.

Whiles lauding the AfCFTA, Abiy described the deal as key to the continent’s development through creation of employment for its citizens. Ensuring diversification and the collective well being of especially women and the youth.