Huawei and the African Union have signed a memorandum of understanding at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa. The two sides will strengthen cooperation in the fields of broadband, Internet of Things, cloud computing, 5G and artificial intelligence to promote the AU in the field of information and communication technology. development of. It is understood that the Memorandum of Understanding aims to establish closer cooperation and information exchange between Huawei and the AU.
Wang Dong, vice president of Huawei’s Northern Africa Region, said that the cooperation showed continued AU’s continued trust in Huawei and also ended the rumor of the so-called “AU data breach.” Huawei is committed to providing high quality services to the AU and is a strategic partner for digitalization in Africa.
The Vice-President of the African Union Commission, Quati, said that the signing of the memorandum of understanding has consolidated the cooperation between the two sides in the field of ICT, and the African continent will better cope with the challenges brought about by the digital transformation.
Africa is an important mobile communications market in the world. According to international accounting firm Deloitte estimates that by 2020, there will be 660 million Africans with smart phones ; and according to the Global System for Mobile Communications Association Information Organization predicts that by the end of 2023, the African smartphone penetration will reach 50%.