CAPE TOWN – TECHNOLOGY company, Huawei, has revealed its key focus areas that will accelerate the proliferation of digital services in the African continent.
Speaking at the AfricaCom in Cape Town, where the company is a diamond sponsor, executives said digital transformation is the engine for Africa Telecom industry growth, and would also empower the innovation of other industries.
AfricaCom is held under the theme, “Building a Better Connected Africa.”
Huawei’s Southern Africa Region President, Li Peng, said connecting people in Africa remained Huawei’s priority.
“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,” said Peng.
He pointed out 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.”
Among other initiatives, Huawei Marine in partnership with 20 carriers to build eight new submarine cables systems and upgrade 2 existing systems in Africa to provide better international data access for 15 countries.
To date, Huawei Marine is currently deploying the 6000 km repeatered South Atlantic Inter Link (SAIL) system between Cameroon and Brazil enabling connectivity for a population of 198 million.
Huawei’s Smart Home solution features a flexible architecture and access independence.
The Smart Home solution incorporates a smart home gateway to connect various smart home appliances, and an internet of things (IoT) connection management platform is required to enable various applications.
Huawei has already developed solutions for home health, entertainment, security, and home automation.
– CAJ News