CEMAC zone: recession could reach 6% according to BEAC

All the indicators are certainly not red. But most of the economic indicators in the six countries of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) are already found the Monetary Policy Committee (CPM) of the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) at the end of the second annual session on June 24, 2020 in Yaoundé.

Analyzing the situation in Central Africa, it emerges that in the short and medium terms, the CEMAC zone is affected by the health crisis and the fall in the prices of the main export products. "

"In the first half of 2020, the revival of productive activities was slowed down in the sub-region by the disruption of supply circuits for imported products as well as by the restrictive measures adopted by the various governments to contain the effects of the pandemic. Although it is premature for the moment to fully grasp the impact of COVID-19 on national economies, it is already anticipated during this first semester a drop in production as well as a det…

5G: the impact of detailed electromagnetic waves

The National Frequency Agency has released its report measuring waves during 5G experiments in France. It puts forward reassuring results. While 5G must arrive in France this summer, many residents of France are worried about the effects of these new waves on their health. In an attempt to answer their questions, the National Frequency Agency (ANFR) has published a report on the exposure values ​​measured during several 5G pilot deployments in France. A document relayed by Clubic and whose results seem reassuring.

5G: the impact of detailed electromagnetic waves

The study thus concentrates on the experiments allowed via 5G antennas with orientable beams, in the 3.5 GHz band. A frequency which must offer an ideal compromise between coverage and speed across France. After ignition and without traffic, ANFR experts measured an average level of exposure in the 5G band at 0.06 V / m, with a maximum level of 0.36 V / m. This is far below the legal value, set at 61 V / m.

New indicator

The study also looked at exposure to the airwaves with continuous traffic. Again, the results seem to be reassuring. With the download of a 1 GB document, the level of exposure varies between 1.1 to 9 V / m depending on the operator. Thus, details Clubic, the experiment carried out by Bouygues Telecom in partnership with the equipment supplier Huawei made it possible to measure an exposure level at 0.1-0.2 V / m without traffic, at 1.1 V / m during sending the famous 1 GB file in a given direction, and at 9 V / m when the antenna transmits continuously and at full load in a given direction. Higher rates but which also remain well below the legal value.

The ANFR also clarified that this data collected would enable it to propose a new indicator centered on 5G. It should reflect "the average exposure created in the presence of traffic by 5G relays with orientable beams". More concretely, this index should make it possible to better measure the exposure of the French to the waves produced by this fifth generation.