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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Ghana partners with Chinese tech Huawei to launch Rural Telephony Project

GHANA – Chinese tech giant Huawei and Ghana’s Ministry of Communications through Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) have launched the Rural Telephony Project which aims to provide voice and data services for over 3.4 million people in underserved and unserved communities. This initiative, in partnership with China National Technical, is expected to save the government up to 70% of the cost of traditional cell sites and extend the national mobile communication coverage from 83% to 95% – greatly accelerating local economic development whiles improving people’s livelihoods. The project…

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Huawei launches new search engine in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – Chinese multinational technology company Huawei has announced new developments to its Huawei Mobile Services ecosystem at the Mate 40 Series launch event last week, including Petal Search, which is now available in South Africa. Huawei’s official search engine app, Petal Search, is now available in over 170 countries and regions and supports over 50 languages.  A voice search feature is also integrated into the app, supporting English, Spanish, French, Arabic and more and these features help Petal Search meet the needs of users accustomed to an efficient and…

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Huawei launches IdeaHub for businesses in Sub Saharan Africa

AFRICA – Huawei, a multinational technology company, has launched a product which is designed to help businesses get more productivity out of meetings and collaborations to drive enterprise collaboration in the in the Sub Saharan Africa region, as businesses rally from the effects of the Covid-19.  The product, named IdeaHub, was launched during an online event. IdeaHub was showcased to business leaders, representatives, and ICT experts from about 300 African companies with the intent of sharing how it works. The theme for the product launch was “Huawei IdeaHub-Intelligence at Your Fingertips”. …

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Huawei Technologies names Yang Shengwan new Rwanda Country Manager

RWANDA – Huawei Technologies Company Ltd, a Chinese multinational technology company that provides telecommunications equipment and sells consumer electronics, including smartphones, has appointed Mr. Yang Shengwan as its new managing director for their Rwanda Operations. Yang who replaces Xiong Jun comes with a working experience of approximately eight years in senior management positions in countries such as China, Kenya, and Uganda, reports Rwanda News Agency. Lina Cao, Huawei Rwanda’s Public Relations Manager affirms that Yang brings vast technical expertise to aid the operations of the company. “Rwanda is an important…

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