Huawei launches home energy storage system in Kenya

KENYA – Global technology giant Huawei has launched a new home energy storage solution in Kenya. With a growing number of homeowners jumping on the solar bandwagon, the home energy storage system dubbed Luna 2000 is a device that stores electricity as chemical energy. Speaking during the launch of the new solution, Huawei CEO Will Meng said the company is keen on investing in solar energy research and development. “We pride ourselves for working towards reducing our carbon footprint and for accelerating carbon neutrality in the countries we operate in,” Zhengfei said.…

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Digital payments platform Tpay Mobile partners Huawei

MEA – Tpay Mobile, a full-service digital payments platform, has announced the first phase of its strategic app monetisation partnership with Huawei, the Chinese multinational technology company. The partnership is live across twelve mobile operators in seven countries within the MEA region, enabling over 60 million subscribers to purchase from HUAWEI AppGallery using direct carrier billing (DCB). “Tpay Mobile and Huawei have been working together closely as part of our ongoing commitment to support developers and consumers in the MEA region. We are pleased that this partnership has scaled at…

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Huawei set to invest US$150m in Africa for digital talent development over five years

AFRICA – Huawei, a Chinese multinational technology company, has announced plans to invest US$150 million in digital talent development over the next five years, which will be beneficial to about three million youths in Africa. “Today we are announcing Huawei’s Seeds for the Future Program 2.0. As part of our commitment to continuously develop talent, we will invest US$150 million in the program over the next five years and help college students and young people improve their digital skills. The program is expected to benefit another three million people,” Chairman,…

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Tech company Huawei appoints Terry HE as President for Northern Africa

NORTH AFRICA – Huawei, a multinational technology company, has announced the appointment of Terry HE as President of Huawei Northern Africa to strengthening Huawei’s investment in digital infrastructure and training of young talent in Africa. In this role, he will be responsible for coordinating the group’s overall operations in the 28 African countries in the region. With his dynamic approach, participatory leadership, managerial skills and constant drive for efficiency, his appointment marks an important milestone for the group as African stakeholders look to meet the challenge of the fourth industrial…

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Huawei launches IdeaHub series products in partnership with TD Africa

AFRICA – Huawei, a multinational technology company, has partnered with TD Africa to unveil the IdeaHub series products, a cutting-edge solution targeting the enterprise market. The Huawei IdeaHub series is an intelligent endpoint, which integrates multiple functions, including multi-screen collaboration between mobiles and PCs, interactive whiteboard, remote collaboration, FHD video conferencing and built-in HD AppGallery. Furthermore, the IdeaHub is a brand-new productivity tool designed by Huawei to create an all-scenario smart office. It aims to bring digital to every meeting room and open office, promoting office and production efficiency for…

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Ethio Telecom opens new Huawei-built modular data center

ETHIOPIA –  Ethiopian telecommunication company Ethio Telecom, has launched what it says is the biggest Tier III-ready modular data centre in Ethiopia. The incumbent operator said that the new data centre, in the Gola Sefer district of the capital, Addis Ababa, was supplied by Huawei. “The newly built data centre will firstly serve existing service provision such as mobile money and business support systems, and the extra capacity could be used for new business such as colocation and cloud service in the future,” said Ethio Telecom. Chen Mingliang, CEO of…

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Safaricom switches on 5G technology across Kenya

KENYA – Leading telecommunication company Safaricom has announced the launch of trials for the trail-blazing 5G technology for its customers which will begin with both individual and enterprise customers in Nairobi, Kisumu, Kisii and Kakamega towns in Kenya. As part of its trial, the company plans to expand the number of such 5G sites to more than 150 across nine towns over the next 12 months. The primary objective during the trial period will be to establish if customers can enjoy speeds of up to 700 Megabits per second, with…

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KCB Bank and Huawei partner to unveil new mobile banking product, Vooma

KENYA – Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) is set to officially launch its Vooma loan product, a platform it developed jointly with Chinese telco giant Huawei. Vooma, a Swahili word for speed, a payments and settlements platform, is expected to be launched in March 2020. East Africa’s biggest bank by assets pulled the plug on its Mobiloan product on 23rd December 2020 and  replaced it with Vooma, which has since been on a test run ahead of its launch. “The platform is owned as a revenue share between us and Huawei.…

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Cellular network operator NetOne picks Huawei to upgrade its network

ZIMBAMBWE – NetOne, Zimbabwe’s first cellular network operator and mobile branch of Zimbabwean incumbent telecom operator TelOne, has picked Chinese technology company Huawei to carry out the modernization of its telecom network. The operation, which is part of the strategic cooperation between the two countries, is financed up to US$400,000 by China. This is phase 2 of NetOne’s network modernization operation, which aims to improve broadband access throughout the Southern African nation. ‘The successful implementation of this project will drive the development of related industries, improve Zimbabwe’s digitalization and modernization, and…

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Telecom giant Safaricom puts 5G rollout on hold

KENYA – Kenya’s mobile phone operator Safaricom has suspended plans for the launch of the fifth-generation (5G) mobile internet service in the country. Safaricom Chief Executive Peter Ndegwa was reported as having said that there is no plan to launch the 5G network in the short-term and that the telco’s immediate plan is to convert millions of 2G and 3G users to 4G. Safaricom had completed testing and trial of the 5G superfast internet service and planned to switch major urban centres to the service before end of 2020. In…

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