China successfully sent nine satellites into planned orbit from the Yellow Sea Tuesday.
The nine satellites, belonging to the Jilin-1 Gaofen 03-1 group, blasted off atop a Long March-11 carrier rocket, China's first sea-launched rocket, at 9:23 a.m. (Beijing Time).
The satellites were developed by the Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co., Ltd. Three of the satellites will be used for video imaging, one of which is for China's popular video sharing platform Bilibili and another for the state broadcaster CCTV.
Meanwhile, the other six satellites are push-broom imaging satellites.
The Bilibili satellite has features of low development cost, low power consumption, lightweight and high resolution. It was designed to shoot videos and pictures for popular science.
The satellite can obtain color videos and images with a resolution higher than 0.98 meters. The data will be used to create popular videos, covering fields such as science and technology, humanities, history and education, and will be released on Bilibili.
The nine satellites will provide remote sensing data for the country's land resource survey, urban planning and disaster monitoring services.
The Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center conducted the launch mission.
Developed by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, the Long March-11 is the only rocket among China's Long March rocket series that uses solid propellants. It is mainly used to carry small satellites and can take multiple satellites into orbit at the same time.
Tuesday's launch was the 346th by the Long March rocket series.
World’s fastest growing smartphone brand realme will be launching realme C17 globally on September 21.
Bangladesh will be among the first markets where the phone will be launched, said a press release issued on Tuesday.
The Realme C17 is the latest in its C series and only smartphone in the series with 90hz ultra-smooth display.
As a young brand in the smartphone market, realme has already earned massive accolades from the young generation by continuing to introduce top performing phones in an eye-catching packaging at an affordable price range.
Although the C Series smartphones have usually consisted of entry level smartphones of the brand, but they are gradually enhancing the features of the new C series smartphones and turning them into mid-level smartphones at attractive price points. With global users of more than 13.2 million, the C series is bringing great power with style for the upcoming smartphones in the series.
Realme, headquartered in Shenzhen, China, promises that its latest phone in Bangladesh will pack modern tech at a reasonable price point. The phone will be equipped with powerful 11nm Snapdragon 400 series chipset to perfectly boost the power a user needs, along with improved performance and power efficiency.
The latest smartphone will have a massive 6-inch plus display for a fascinating viewing experience, with beautifully placed front camera.
The phone is also set to have a very impressive refresh rate and a powerful battery. The phone will also consist of an AI quad camera setup and will offer various modes to render perfect photos. AI front camera will have AI Beauty mode for flawless selfies. Users will be able to capture 1080p videos with both the cameras as well.
“Since the beginning of our operations in Bangladesh only a few months ago, we have been receiving tremendous amount of love from a rapidly growing number of young customers in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is currently one of our most significant markets in Asia, and we have observed rapid and continuous rise in demand for our tech-trendy products. We are very confident that realme C17 will receive the same amount of love that our previous phones have received,” said Tim Shao, Country Manager of Realme Bangladesh.
Since its emergence merely two years ago, realme has swiftly become an iconic brand for the tech-savvy youth. Since then, realme has released numerous products including robust smartphones and various AIoT products. With versatile range of devices, Realme has reached 61 markets and now boasts more than 45 million global users. Realme plans to launch over 50 affordable AIoT products in 2020 and 100 in the following year to inspire the youth to enable their creativity to flourish. Upholding the promise to offer quality innovative products beyond everyone’s expectations, realme aims to reach over 100 million annual smartphones sales.
Huawei’s 5G Telco Converged Cloud (TCC) Solution won the ‘Best Network Virtualisation Initiative’ award at the summit for its innovative virtual machine and container dual engines.
The 5G World Summit 2020 was held online recently, the company said in a press release on Sunday. Cloudification is the foundation of the 5G network and an irreversible trend for telecom networks, it said.
With the evolution from 4G to 5G, virtual machines (VMs) and containers will co-exist in the 5G network. A unified resource pool is required to implement simple resource management and optimal resource utilisation across the network.
An increasing number of industry applications need to be deployed at edge sites with the large scale commercialisation of 5G. Diversified computing capabilities will be widely used on the network. In order to meet strict network SLA, infrastructure reliability needs to be further enhanced.
Huawei’s 5G Telco Converged Cloud (TCC) is the industry’s 1st hyper-converged infrastructure platform. It features dual-stack convergence (OpenStack and Kubernetes), carrier-grade enhancements, diversified computing capabilities, and automation to help operators’ network cloud platform reconstruction and fast 5G SA network deployment.
Google announced the launch of Android 11, the latest version of its mobile operating system on Tuesday.
Android 11 will begin rolling out Tuesday on select Pixel and several Chinese smartphones such as OnePlus, Xiaomi, OPPO and Realme, with more partners launching and upgrading devices over the coming months, the company said.
Google has launched some new features to control the devices and media to the latest Android version, emphasizing a built-in screen recording function. The new version also brings more control over users' privacy and data, the company demonstrated.
The function of one-time permission will allow the users to grant single-use access to the most sensitive permissions like microphone, camera and location. The next time the app needs access to the sensors, it must ask for permission again, Google said.
If the users haven't used an app that was installed on the device in a while and don't want it to keep accessing the data, Android 11 will "auto-reset" permissions for the unused apps and notify the users accordingly.
For Android Enterprise users, Android 11 brings privacy protections to a company-owned device. The work profile gives the IT department tools to manage a device without monitoring employees' personal profile data or activity on the phone.
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The Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) of the ICT Division has won one of the world's most prestigious awards in the field of information technology, the "World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Award-2020".
The Bangladesh National Digital Architecture (BNDA) team of the BGD e-GOV CIRT Capacity Building Project under BCC achieved the feat in the e-Employment category at the 9th Annual Awards by the e-recruitment platform (erecruitment.bcc.gov), said a press release.
Haolin Zhao, secretary-general of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) announced this at the "WSIS Forum 2020 Prizes Awards Ceremony" held online on Monday.
State Minister of ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak congratulated the Bangladesh Computer Council on this achievement.
Under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and under the overall supervision of Prime Minister's ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed, the ICT Division is working relentlessly to build "Digital Bangladesh", said Palak.
He is hopeful that this award of the United Nations "World Summit on Information Society Award-2020" will inspire everyone to take more successful initiatives in the future.
The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Award is considered one of the international recognition in the field of information technology.
The World Summit for Information Society is working to make people's lives easier and change through information and communication technology. At the same time, the organization is working relentlessly to spread innovations around the world. In addition to submitting projects from the government, the private, general public, international organizations and different organisations, WSIS partners have the opportunity to participate in this competition.
The names of the final winners are announced at the end of the selection and online voting process from applications received from hundreds of countries around the world. Applications were accepted in a total of 18 categories where nominations were given to 354 projects out of a total of 762 submissions.
In the end, a total of 72 projects, four in each category, were declared as champions and a total of 18 projects in each category as the best project were declared as final winners. In the e-employment category, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Israel and Bangladesh were nominated and Bangladesh became the final winner.
The BCC has established this e-recruitment platform as a shared service for all government agencies. It enables the Government agencies to accomplish end-to-end recruitment processes and related tasks through increased interoperability, enhanced security measures, reduced risk and lower procurement costs.
The BNDA team played a key role in securing this award. With this solution, the job applicant can apply for the job and pay from home through the user's smartphone. Besides, it is possible to complete all the recruitment tasks from job posting to shortlisting the applicant.
The platform has a total of three modules including e-recruitment, exam controller and online exam. The platform is already being successfully used in more than 25 government agencies/projects and the recruitment process of over 1,800 applicants was done.
Over the past two years, the system has processed approximately 170,000 online applications for more than 70 positions through approximately 60 position notices.