In its bid to help create a digitalised Africa, Smartphone giant, Huawei, took centre stage at the AfricaCom Conference held in Cape Town, with the company’s Sub-Saharan Africa President, Leo Chen, championing digitisation and decarbonisation for the continent’s sustained growth.
Addressing the audience at the conference which ended on 16th November, Chen spoke on the transformative potential of the digital-physical convergence era, asserting that Africa could advance digital economy development by embracing advanced and inclusive connectivity infrastructure.
Chen believes that “developing connectivity infrastructure that is more advanced, more future-proof, and more inclusive and accessible is the first and foremost priority for Africa.”
Huawei has shown commitment to supporting Africa’s digital transformation and green development, deploying 4G, 5G, and 5G-Advanced solutions, and providing African countries access to cutting-edge connectivity technology. These solutions enable future application scenarios, such as smart solutions in vertical industries and smart homes.
Cloud technology has become a prerequisite for fostering digitalisation, since it can offer computing and innovative services to governments, public sectors, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
With cloud growing popular, Chen stated that Africa’s first priority must be to boost the “development of connectivity infrastructure because, in the future, more people, things, and applications will be connected.”
Huawei’s wireless RuralStar solution, designed to provide broadband coverage and access to the internet in remote areas, is expected to help bridge digital gaps, and foster inclusive development. Additionally, Huawei’s cloud solutions were presented as a means to establish national cloud data centres, offering computing resources and innovative services to governments, the public sector, and SMEs.
The smartphone company also said it was ready to work with all parties to accelerate digital Africa and achieve a prosperous and sustainable Africa.
As a key participant and sponsor at AfricaCom, Huawei showcased its latest technologies and solutions in an expansive 350-meter exhibition. The company also actively supported and organised four forums, including the African Ministerial Forum for a Future-Oriented Digital Infrastructure, Africa Fibre Forum 2023, Africa Operations Transformation Forum 2023, and the Africa 5G Summit.Top of Form