Huawei Lists Key Focus Areas for Africa’s ICT Development

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(Last Updated On: 2016-11-15)

Nahimah Ajikanle Nurudeen


Huawei Technologies has listed connectivity, digital services and applications as its areas of focus to develop Africa’s Information and Communications Technology, (ICT) sector.

Achieving this objective according to the company informed its decision to gather technological experts in Cape Town, South Africa to unveil its strategies for ICT growth in Africa.

The event which was part of Huawei’s participations at the 2016 edition of AfricaCom offers a platform for the architects of Africa’s digital future to showcase technologies for Africa’s development.

Huawei, as a diamond sponsor of the 3day event, under the theme “Building a Better-Connected Africa” said it will accelerate the proliferation of digital services across the African continent.

A statement made available to Authentic Platform News Nigeria said that digital transformation is the engine for Africa telecom industry growth, and it will also empower the innovation of other industries.

Huawei focuses on its core businesses and is committed to empowering carriers’ digital transformation with continuous strategic investment aiming at opening up platform capabilities to help carriers to build an open, collaborative, and win-win industry ecosystem to accelerate digital transformation.

As part of demonstrating leadership position in Africa’s ICT sector, Huawei showcased its innovative solutions in the main pavilion, as well as in its demo and experience pavilion with the exhibition of its line of products such as Narrow Band Internet of Things (NB-IOT), Smart Home, Cloud,Video, SDN/NFV, Safe City, etc.

These solutions according to the firm, are designed to help African telecom carriers and enterprises transform their network into an agile and flexible one and to realise Operational Efficiency, Smart CAPEX and Business Transformation in the digital era.

the statement said, connecting people in Africa remains Huawei’s top priority. In Addition, this year AfricaCom was an excellent platform for African thought leaders and industry experts, to explore the role of ICT in driving Africa’s Digital Economy as a number of countries are now focusing on capitalizing on ICT technologies that better serve people, allow for more accurate and efficient decisions.

Huawei’s Southern Africa Region President Mr. Li Peng said, “This year Huawei has demonstrated that it is best positioned to play a pivotal role in supporting digital transformation and development of ICT in Africa. Today, we see that behind a globally competitive connectivity is a strong, collaborative industry chain with high levels of technological convergence and industry integration Huawei looks forward to working closely with industries and academia in the continent to create a Better-Connected Africa”.

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