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Huawei Calls for Advanced Technology Integration at Firste-Ever Zambia Telecom Congress

Huawei has called on the private sector and the government to embrace advanced technologies to boost Zambia’s social and economic growth. Speaking during the opening ceremony of Huawei’s Telecom Congress at the Lusaka International Convention Centre (LICC) today, Huawei Vice President for Carrier Business in the Southern region Chen Li, said building digital infrastructure and providing services and talent are the three cornerstones of the digital economy era. 

Mr. Chen explained that Huawei has evolved and is currently providing the latest technological products and solutions ranging from 5G, Fintech and rural connectivity. He added that Huawei can provide 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G as solutions to enable users to enjoy higher quality data services and also provide cost-effective rural connectivity solutions.

Huawei Vice President for Carrier Business in the Southern region Chen Li

“According to African insight into the market, when 4G penetration rate exceeds 25%, the demand for home connections will explode rapidly and our rural connectivity solutions, we have the construction cost reduced by 10% to 30% and enabling more people to connect to the world” Mr. Chen said.

Mr.Chen reiterated that Huawei remains committed to share is global experience with Zambia.

At the same event, Minister of Technology and Science Felix Mutati stressed that no government can go digital without connectivity and that the solutions show cased such is cloud computing are able to increase data security and reduce data losses.

Minister of Technology and Science Hon, Felix Mutati speaking at the Zambia Telecom Congress

He singled out 5G as an enabler of digital industrialisation, adding that it has smart campus solutions have also the power to transform the education sector.

The Minister commended Huawei for sponsoring the event and called on more collaborations to integrate advanced solution in order to boost Zambia’s growth.

Zambia’s first-ever Telecom Congress aims to explore more opportunities to support the country in meeting evolving technological demands and accelerate its growth.

The congress themed “Lighting up ICT for Zambia Digital Life” is slated for 13th to 14th April 2023 at Lusaka’s Ciela Resort and will bring together ICT industry organizations, government regulators and carriers who will share and exchange viewpoints on various topics affecting the industry.

The Telecom Congress is a replica of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) annually held in Barcelona, and Huawei seeks to create lasting value for its customers, working to empower people, enrich home life, and inspire innovation in organizations of all shapes and sizes.

Source: Huawei Zambia