Huawei’s Wang Jinping: Expand the Experience Dividend Pattern and Lead the Era of Experience-based Network Operations

BANGKOK, Oct. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The 14th Huawei User Group Meeting was held in Bangkok, Thailand. During the meeting, Wang Jinping, Marketing Director of Huawei NCE Optical Network Domain, delivered a speech saying that Huawei’s Premium Broadband solution can effectively help carriers to implement user experience operations, seize business growth opportunities and provide users with quality experience.

Nowadays users have high requirements for premium HBB experience, and users want a better network experience even if it comes at a higher cost.

Wang Jinping also mentioned that carriers should develop HBB services from the following three aspects:

  • To meet the requirements of various services and the huge potential user market, apply intelligent technologies to improve the accuracy of identifying potential users and increase the marketing success rate, thus quickly gaining market share.
  • Ensure the device-network-service matching, construct networks based on user experience requirements, and maximize the return on investment (ROI).
  • Build capabilities that help perceive user experience to improve HBB user experience and user satisfaction, thereby improving brand reputation and achieving service growth.

To help carriers realize these goals, Huawei launched the Premium Broadband solution outside China for the first time. In this solution, intelligent AEC boards are installed on OLTs to collect application KPIs such as delay and jitter in real time so that user experience can be accurately and effectively perceived. In addition, the collaboration between iMaster NCE (a management, control, and analysis system which provides the big data intelligent analysis capability) and Agile Digital Operations (ADO) helps carriers gain dividends from HBB user experience operations.

Insights into Experience Requirements, Facilitating Marketing Growth

In this solution, the potential user identification model is optimized from being single-dimensional to being multidimensional, helping carriers perceive user experience requirements. Accordingly, the marketing department can formulate marketing strategies to meet user requirements.

Device-Network-Service Matching, Facilitating Orderly Network Upgrades

In this solution, carriers can further ensure the correctness of device-network-service mapping, upgrade networks in an orderly manner, and provide basic assurance for high-quality HBB connections and optimal experience.

Minutes-level Experience Perception, Improving Passive Responses to Proactive Services

This solution integrates the upgraded perception capability, which implements minutes-level perception of poor-QoE issues. It changes the passive perception mode to the brand-new proactive experience perception and assurance mode, helping carriers to improve the user retention rate and user satisfaction.

The Premium Broadband solution has been widely commercially deployed in China. In Henan, the marketing success rate increased from 3% to 10% and the network ROI was improved by 40%. In Zhejiang, the poor-QoE rate decreased from 4.3% to 2.7% and complaints per 10,000 users decreased from 165 to 95.

According to Wang Jinping, through solution enablement and joint verification of best practices, user experience operations will truly facilitate development, further broaden business boundaries, and expand the dividend pattern.

Huawei’s Yang Chaobin Launches All-Band 5G Solution Series

BANGKOK, Oct. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — At the Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2022 (MBBF2022), Yang Chaobin, President of Huawei ICT Products & Solutions and Huawei Wireless Solution, releases One 5G concept and set of solutions designed to facilitate the evolution of all bands to 5G. “5G is in the fast lane,” Mr. Yang said. “The future calls for the evolution of all bands to 5G. Huawei’s All-Band 5G Solution series will help customers build 5G networks with optimal performance, ultimate experiences, and minimal energy consumption.”

Yang Chaobin speaking at MBBF2022

5G has been commercialized for three years. It has developed rapidly in terms of network coverage, devices, and user scale. 5G delivers a more HD and immersive digital experience to consumers, and has accelerated digital transformation across industries. It has improved the way people work and the production efficiency of industries. In terms of 5G network construction, operators focused on TDD and mmWave development during the initial phase, but recently TDD+FDD convergence has been the choice for most operators.

Moving forward, all connections and services will evolve to 5G, and so will all bands. Huawei has developed the One 5G concept and solutions to maximize the capabilities of all bands, and facilitate in-depth coordination between bands, which lays the groundwork for the construction of efficient and cost-effective 5G networks.

MetaAAU with ELAA Improves TDD Uplink and Downlink Coverage While Reducing Energy Consumption

Combination of TDD high bandwidth and Massive MIMO has enabled cross-generation 5G experience. It is important to provide better coverage and higher capacity with lower energy consumption, which has inspired a series of new TDD Massive MIMO solutions.

Huawei’s MetaAAU boosts performance and energy efficiency to new levels, by making use of extremely large antenna array (ELAA) technology, as well as innovative software and hardware coordination. MetaAAU has been deployed at scale around the world. It has been proven to boost uplink and downlink coverage and user experience, while consuming less energy.

Products with wider bandwidth will be a must-have for operators to fulfill new band allocation needs and simplify the ultra-wide bandwidth deployment. Huawei’s new 800 MHz MetaAAU supports current deployment on C-Band and enables simplified deployment on future new spectrum.

For scenarios with limited antenna installation space, Huawei provides Meta BladeAAU, which combines Meta and Blade technologies in a unique way, to allow for easy deployment of MetaAAU and all sub-3GHz bands on a single pole, making it ideal for single-antenna scenarios.

Ultra-wideband and Multi-antenna Technologies Simplify Deployment with Fragmented FDD Spectrum and Improve Spectral Efficiency

Legacy FDD bands will continue to evolve to 5G. This process may meet challenges of the fragmented spectrum of narrow-band and co-existence of multi-RATs.

Huawei has been upgrading its ultra-wideband and multi-antenna solution series to help operators simplify deployment, improve spectral efficiency, and provide high-level user experience for all RATs.

Huawei’s ultra-wideband 4T4R RRU supports simplified multi-band network deployment on 700–900 MHz or 1.8–2.6/1.4 GHz, and millisecond-level power sharing across all carriers, bands, and RATs, which reduces power consumption while ensuring GU coverage.

Another Huawei product, ultra-wide band 8T8R RRU can increase 4G and 5G network capacity by 1.5 and 3 times, respectively. Together with the Hertz platform antenna which having built-in signal direct injection feeding (SDIF) technology, 8T8R RRU is able to reduce energy consumption.

For scenarios requiring a large capacity, Huawei provides FDD Massive MIMO AAU, which can increase 4G and 5G network capacity by 3 and 5 times, respectively, enhancing 4G and 5G performance. This product has been commercially deployed at scale on over 70 networks around the world.

For single-pole scenarios, Huawei provides the FDD BladeAAU solution, which is the industry’s first to combine FDD Massive MIMO AAUs and sub-3 GHz passive antennas. It allows for simple deployment on one pole.

LampSite and RuralLink Solutions Enable Ubiquitous 5G

Considering that 70% of wireless network traffic comes from the indoor scenarios, Huawei has developed the LampSite 5.0 solution that features TDD+FDD multi-band and multi-RAT combination. Thanks to a highly-integrated design, LampSite 5.0 reduces hardware weight and volume while reducing power consumption. In addition, mmWave is introduced for the LampSite solution to deliver indoor 10 Gbps capacity based on ultra-wide bandwidth and distributed architecture.

Huawei has also launched the RuralLink solution that is designed for remote areas. With this solution, a single RRU and antenna are all that’s needed to provide rural coverage for three sectors, and microwave fronthaul can save BBU deployment on the site. The inter-site distance between RuralLink site and host site is up to 20 km. With simplified design and ultra-low power consumption, only 6 solar panels are enough to power a single site and remote O&M is supported.

I nnovative mmWave Solution Enables mmWave Commercial Deployment in Outdoor Hotspots and Indoor Scenarios

mmWave spectrum resources are abundant, and more than 140 operators have obtained access to the high-bandwidth spectrum. Outdoor hotspots and indoor environments are typical application scenarios of mmWave.

In outdoor hotspot scenarios, Huawei’s mmWave solution makes use of iBeam and intelligent high- and low-band coordination algorithm to achieve precise beam alignment and fast tracking. Performance under continuous networking reveals that a continuous high user-perceived rate can be delivered in moving vehicles and indoor environments along streets.

In indoor scenarios, Huawei’s LampSite 5.0, supporting 800 MHz mmWave, C-band, and the 1.8 GHz band, works with the distributed architecture, providing an ultra-large capacity of more than 10 Gbps. These new capabilities will also make indoor connections seamless while unlocking the full potential of mmWave.

IntelligentRAN Empowers Intelligent 5G Networks

As all bands evolve to 5G, intelligent networks are needed to support the requirements of diversified services, enhance multi-RAT O&M efficiency, and balance user experience and energy consumption. With layered intelligence architecture, Huawei’s IntelligentRAN helps operators reduce network O&M costs, open network capabilities, and create more business opportunities.

The combination of One 5G all-band solutions and IntelligentRAN unlocks the full potential of all bands including TDD, FDD, and mmWave, and facilitates all-band coordination for better network performance and lower power consumption, following the principle: Bands Work As One and Networks Work As One.

“This is the best of times,” concluded Mr. Yang. “5G is entering a new era. Let’s continue 5G innovation with the goal of fulfilling the vision of reshaping the world with 5G, and stride towards the intelligent world.”

The Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2022 is hosted by Huawei, together with its industry partners GSMA and GTI. This annual forum gathers mobile network carriers, vertical industry leaders, and ecosystem partners from around the world to discuss how to make 5G a commercial success, as well as other high-priority industry topics like green development, intelligence, and 5G evolution. For more information, please visit:

https://www.huawei.com/en/events/mbbf2022.

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Multi-award-winning Ashanti Regional Minister to receive another award

Accra, Oct. 27, GNA – Mr Simon Osei-Mensah, the longest-serving Ashanti Regional Minister, and former Member of Parliament (MP) for Bosomtwe, is to be inducted into the Ghana-Nigeria Achievers Award Hall of Fame.

His induction, which will take place at the seventh edition of the Ghana-Nigeria Achievers Awards Night, in Ikeja, Lagos-Nigeria, on Saturday, October 29, 2022, will also see the multi-award winning Minister receive the ‘Most Effective Regional Minister’ Award – Africa category.

The Ghana-Nigeria Achievers Award Foundation (GNAAF) is organising the event, to recognise individuals making an impact and uniting the two countries through their activities.

“These two great countries can become a powerful force to reckon with in the comity of nations, if the inherent resources are judiciously managed by our leaders,” a statement issued, and jointly signed by Comrade Barry Ndu and Serwaa Gyedu, the GNAAF Convener and Secretary, respectively, copied to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), Accra, said.

The award forms part of the Foundation’s sustained and deliberate move to promote high moral standards among office holders, business leaders and entrepreneurs, especially between the two West African states.

Since 2017, the Ashanti Regional Minister has been a proud recipient of prestigious awards and recognition from both international and local organizations, for his contribution to humanity and development of Ashanti Region and Ghana at large.

He currently holds the record as four-time Best Regional Minister by FAKS Investigations Limited, a renowned research body in the country.

Mr. Osei-Mensah was in 2019 given the Presidential Globe African Heroes Honours Award as the Best Regional Minister under the President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo’s Administration.

Again, in 2019, a USA-based professional body, the Chartered Institute of Leadership and Governance, also awarded the Minister with an “Excellence in Organizational and Heroes” award.

According to the statement, the programme will also recognise individuals making an impact and uniting the two countries through their activities.

 

 

Source: Ghana News Agency

 

Majority MPs yield to President’s plea for Finance Minister to stay

Accra, Oct 27, GNA – Some members of the Majority Caucus, who recently called for the immediate removal of Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, the Finance Minister, have agreed to back down on their demand after a meeting with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

The group numbering 80 had agreed to the President’s plea to have the Minister stay in office to seal Ghana’s deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), a statement signed by Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, the majority leader, has said.

It said: “We have agreed to accede to the President’s appeal.”

“This means that the issue has been put on hold until the conclusion of the round of negotiations with the IMF and the presentation of the Budget Statement and Economic Policy in November 2022 and the subsequent passage of the Appropriation Bill, after which time the demand shall be acted upon,” it said.

The Members of Parliament (MPs) wanted Mr Ofori-Atta and Dr Charles Adu Boahen, a Minister of State at the Finance Ministry, dismissed over their poor handling of the economy.

President Akufo-Addo met with the disappointed MPs at the Jubilee House, where he appealed for calm.

According to the MPs, various efforts to have the Government address the plights of their constituents on the ailing economy had proven futile and so they had to voice their unhappiness to demand the dismissal of the two ministers.

They are confident that sacking Mr Ofori-Atta and Dr Adu Boahen would help restore confidence in Ghana’s economy.

Meanwhile, the Minority in Parliament has also filed a motion for a vote of censure against Ofori-Atta.

 

 

Source: Ghana News Agency

 

60th anniversary of National Festival of Arts and Culture launched

Cape Coast, Oct 27, GNA – The National Commission on Culture has launched the 2022 edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFAC) with a call for patriotism and nationalism among citizens to expedite national development.

This year’s celebration also marked the 60th anniversary of the week-long festival on the theme: “Reviving patriotism, peace and unity through cultural diversity for sustainable development.”

The launch, which was interspersed with breathtaking cultural performances, also officially unveiled the logo for the 60th anniversary celebration and swore in various committees to superintend over the festival.

NAFAC is an annual event which provides the platform for Ghanaians to advertise their rich heritage and showcase the diversity in their ethnic and regional cultures to stimulate unity and development.

This year’s celebration will be held from Friday, December 9 to Saturday, December 17 in the ancient city of Cape Coast and Ghana’s tourism hub which is expected to host  hundreds of Ghanaians and foreigners as the festival promises to be a global showpiece.

In view of that, a raft of activities has been lined up for the event and they include a cultural and business exhibition, a conference, regional exhibition days, women and girls’ day, float with masqueraders, a pageant, International Friendship Night and storytelling.

Madam Janet Edna Nyame, the Executive Director of the Commission, explained that the theme for the festival had been strategically selected to awaken the consciousness of citizens about their moral duty towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

She said an effective implementation of the SDGs could curb the scourges of poor sanitation, environmental degradation, nepotism, corruption, dishonesty, and disrespect for  elders which were a blot on the country’s cultural values.

She further intimated that NAFAC could consolidate its gains in 60 years and attain an international status if the country adopted the all-hands-on-deck model for pursuing the SGDs.

“Thankfully, from intangible through to the tangible aspects of culture, Ghana is endowed with fascinating repository of many cultural elements that show prospects for investment.

“We therefore have good reason that when NAFAC is raised to an international status, it will lead to a substantial improvement in its celebrations thereby creating opportunities for Ghana to generate some revenue,” she added.

Madam Nyame stressed that the nation could only make progress and be recognised among its peers as trekking on a sound development trajectory if citizens took what belonged to them seriously, packaged it well and presented it to other countries.

“In achieving this, concerted efforts will be required of all stakeholders to lend their support to help drive such laudable initiative through to a success,” she emphasised.

Osagyefo Kwame Akonu X, the Vice President of the Central Regional House of Chiefs and Paramount Chief of Enyan Abaasa Traditional Area, said the unique cultural features and traditions gave the country identity, self-respect and pride.

He observed, however, that Ghanaians had shunned altruism for unsustainable development agenda through various adverse environmental practices at the expense of children yet unborn.

He, therefore, urged citizens to eschew all forms of negative actions perpetrated against the State and embrace cultural and moral values that engendered growth.

Osabarima Kwesi Atta II, the Omanhen of Oguaa Traditional Area,  urged residents of Cape Coast to get actively involved in the festival to make it historic.

“From now to the D-day, let us be up and doing and make sure this celebration will be the best. It will not be the responsibility of the staff of Centre of National Culture but by me and you lending our support.

“Let’s all get involved and show the world that we are in full support of what is going to happen in Cape Coast,” he charged.

Mrs Justina Marigold Assan, the Central Regional Minister, indicated that any country that did not endeavour to preserve its culture was bound to fail because the people were likely to lose their identity and respect in the comity of nations.

“We do this not only to celebrate our country amidst the pomp and the pageantry but also, to capitalise on the experiences and lessons learned to further enrich our cultures,” she added.

She commended the organisers of NAFAC for putting together the yearly celebration and urged members of the various committees to bring their experiences to bear to give the country a memorable showpiece.

 

 

Source: Ghana News Agency

 

GCB Bank will sponsor Aduana if request meets CSR condition – Dormaa-Ahenkro Manager

 

Dormaa-Ahenkro (B/R), Oct. 27, GNA – The GCB Bank PLC is ready to sponsor the Dormaa-Ahenkro-based Aduana Stars FC, if the club’s sponsorship request meets the demand of the Bank’s corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Mr Samuel France, the Dormaa-Ahenkro branch Manager in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at Dormaa-Ahenkro in the Bono Region has said.

Mr. France in reaction to a social media post of local staff wearing the team’s replica jerseys that went viral during the Bank’s Customer Service Week celebration, said it was a way of identifying with the club and an expression of support and belief in youth development.

He stated the staff exchanged the normal suit they wore with professional attires of customers the Bank did business with as a mark of respect, explaining that initiative transcended moves to build strong ties and promote Aduana Stars, two-time winners of the Ghana Premier League at the local level.

“We stay here with Aduana and this gesture is to showcase the club to the world that we need to believe in ourselves”, Mr. France said.

“Almost every day as individuals and groups we wear the replica jerseys of foreign teams. We are looking from within now and to like our own because sporting activities unify society.” he added.

 

 

Source: Ghana News Agency

 

MP for South Tongu pays tribute to late Prince Amartey

Accra, Oct. 27, GNA – Mr. Kobena Mensah Woyome Member of Parliament (MP) for South Tongu, on Wednesday eulogized the late Prince Amartey, for his contribution towards the development of boxing in Ghana.

Speaking in Parliament, the ranking member – Youth and Sports, Culture and Chieftaincy Committees called on government to give the family the needed support for a befitting burial for the fallen hero.

The late Prince Amartey was born on 25th June, 1944 in Ho, in the Volta Region to Mr. Quarshie Amartey, a native of big Ada and Madam Janet Agripa of Aduvivi Clan from Ho Hliha both deceased.

The late Amartey had his basic and secondary education in Ho and enrolled in the Ghana Armed Forces in the early1960s and served to the rank of a Corporal till his premature retirement in the mid-1970s.

As a young bubbling energetic man, Prince had passion for sports and horned his skills in the pugilist game.

His passion, commitment and excellent displays endeared him to the handlers of the national amateur boxing team, the Black Bombers and was invited to join greats like Clement Ike Quartey {Snr}, Eddie Blay {Snr}, Joe Darkey, Dodoo Wellington, Jojo Myles, Thomas Arimi, Alhassan Braimah, Cassie Aryee, Sammy Abbey, Ekow Krane, Amos Ajao, Sulley Shitttu, Aaron Papoola among others to form a formidable team to represent Ghana at major international competitions [Africa, commonwealth and Olympic games] an era Ghana was adjudged best boxing nation in the commonwealth with regards to laurels and medals won.

He started his boxing carrier at the light middleweight division, where he participated in the maiden All African Games in 1965 in Congo-Brazzaville and won a gold medal, and also won bronze at the 1968 games in Dakar-Senegal. He was part of Ghana’s team to the 1966 and 1970 commonwealth games in Kingston-Jamaica and Edinburg in Scotland respectively but didn’t win a medal, lost his opening bout to Patrick Doherty of Northern Ireland at the 1970 games.

The late Amartey also participated in the World Armed Forces Games in 1971 Rotterdam – Netherlands where he moved up as middleweight. Former Youth and Sports Minister, His Excellency Major {Rtd} Amarkai Amarterfio and late former President Flt Lt JJ Rawlings served as the managers of the Armed forces boxing team then.

He won a bronze medal for Ghana in the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich-Germany which represented the country’s 3rd medal at the global sports meet. His record stood for 20years before the Olympic football team [Black Meteors] replicated it with another bronze in 1992 in Barcelona –Spain and Featherweight Samuel Takyi winning bronze at the last Olympic Games in Tokyo- Japan in individual sports for the nation.

“Despite the significant achievement of Prince Amartey towards boxing in Ghana, he lived a miserable life and took up menial jobs just to survive after he left the Ghana Army in 1974 due to health challenges. This is a sad situation indeed. Although there were some interventions by the Ghana Armed Forces and Ho based social club 50 that helped his situation, these were still not enough for a person who fought to raise the flags of Ghana high.

“Mr. Speaker, as a country we must begin to name and reward our heroes when they are alive and ensure they have a peaceful and joyful end. As an Amateur, it is a known fact that they don’t earn much to live on after retirement from the game. It is in this regard that the State through the Ministry of Youth and Sports must put together a package to cater for their needs. The trend of neglecting all who have fought for this country at a point in time particularly amateur boxers must surely end,” he said.

Ex Corporal Prince Amartey died on Friday, September 23, 2022 at age 78 and will be laid to rest on October 28, 2022 at the new Military Cemetery Burma Camp.

 

Source: Ghana News Agency

 

Ghana Chess Association holds National Youth & Cadets Chess Championship

 

Accra, Oct. 27, GNA – The Ghana Chess Association (GCA) has held the 2022 National Youth & Cadets Chess Championship which saw over 100 juniors compete in the various divisions at the GALAXY International School in Accra.

Thirteen of the participants competed in the U-08 category, 27 played in the U-10 category, 24 in the U-12, 13 slugged it out in the U-14 category, 11 in the U-16 category and 16 juniors took part in the U-18 category.

The top three boys and girls from each category qualified for the FIDE rated finals to take place in November, 2021.

Continental Silver Medalist, Jeshurun Obiri Yeboah Pryce-Tandoh of the University of Ghana Basic School and the West Africa Chess Academy dominated the U-08 category at this year’s National Youth & Cadets Chess Championship.

He won all five of his games and scored a perfect five points after five rounds of play to finish in 1st place.

This qualifies him for the FIDE rated final which would take place this November as the top seeded player. Mentors Chess Academy’s Acheampong Jedidiah Nana Osei and Singh Ridham of DPS International finished second and third with 4/5 and 3/5 points respectively.

There was an upset in the U-10 category as Sarkodee-Adoo Harry of Jack & Jill School beat continental champion and category favorite Acheampong Dave Quansah Chief of Mentors Chess Academy in the fourth round of play. He went on to finish the tournament with a perfect score of 5/5 to claim the top spot.

Asubonteng Ivan of Gapat Educational Complex and Acheampong Dave Quansah Chief both finished with 4/5 points after five rounds of play to place second and third respectively.

In the U-12 category, it was a great day in the office for young Mawutor Richardson as he emerged the sole leader with a perfect score of 5/5. Tetteh Elijah, Tagboto Kathryn Nukunu (Mary Mother of Good Counsel) and Tandoh Hephzibah (UG Basic School) all finished with four points after five rounds of play with tiebreaks separating them. Nimako Claudia (Gapat Educational Complex) and Rastogi Aaditya finished half a point behind the trio.

After five fierce rounds of play, Aurush Thakkar of The Roman Ridge School stood tall in the U-14 category after clearing every opponent in his path to finish with a perfect 5 points after 5 rounds. Mawuli Richardson followed closely with 4/5 points to take silver while Jonah Edwin of Tema Int. School beat Neev Shah and Gyamfi Aaron to third Place on tiebreaks

Young Master Samuel Antwi, a second-year student of Achimota School and a member of the Brilliancy Chess Academy topped the U-16 Category with a perfect score of 5/5. Hugh Ocran and Muhammed Ali Isa finished second and third with 4/5 points and 3/5 points respectively.

The U-18 category saw a spectacular performance from Kaleem Michael of the Tema Int. School who finished with four wins and a draw after five exciting rounds of play. Abudey Bismark of Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School, Legon followed closely with 4/5 points to claim silver while Amedro Edward Selasi of GALAXY International School finished with 3.5/5 points to claim bronze.

 

 

Source: Ghana News Agency