The African Telecommunications Union (ATU) and Huawei have signed an MoU that will enable African countries to build capacity for ICT transformation.
According to the agreement, Huawei is to provide training on skills development for ATU members. The MoU is expected to encourage them to support local businesses, talk about challenges and solutions in Africa thereby helping expand the digital economy with rural connectivity.
“Huawei has transformed connectivity and made a major contribution to the continent through its investments in digital infrastructure, ICT skills, environmentally-friendly connectivity solutions, and cutting-edge technologies for rural areas. The organization is a trusted development partner of Africa. The document we are signing today aims at strengthening this partnership. Africa has a tremendous opportunity to fully grasp the potential from new technologies.”Mr. John OMO, Secretary-General of the ATU
“The ATU is playing a critical role in the region supporting member countries with their policies and strategies, sharing best practices, building capacity, and driving innovation and we are delighted to be able to support them. We have connected hundreds of millions of Africans to secure, high-speed broadband and cloud solutions in the last two decades and earned the trust and support of our customers and regulators; we look forward to doing even more.”Samuel Chen, Vice President, Huawei South Africa