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Huawei Awards Top Ugandan Woman In ICT

Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, awarded the most excellent woman in ICT in Uganda at the 5th Annual MTN Woman in Business Awards, on Friday 17th March at the Kampala Serena Hotel.

The awards with the theme “Survival of the Fittest: Partnering for Success”, were launched in February this year to help equip business communities in Uganda with the relevant ICT tools and expertise to not only start up new business ventures but also to grow and enhance their current business to ensure optimum output, increased efficiency and improved profitability. This program has over the last four years extended to Women in Business (WiB) in particular, in an effort to accelerate the role of women in driving enterprise development and job creation.

Eugenie Nsubuga Windt of Carlson Wagonlit Travel who emerged winner in Excellence in ICT Award category was awarded with a Huawei Mate 9 Phone, a weekend for two at Kampala Serena Hotel, Gold Motor Comprehensive Insurance policy cover of up to UGX 50,000,000, Fuel of the year of up to UGX 500,000 and learning trip to South Africa to meet successful SMEs among others. Eugenie lived abroad for a while and came back to Uganda in 1990 where she was employed and later opened up her own business.

“I was in employment for three years and when my contract expired I started Swanair Travel and Safaris (U) LTD, a travel management company that offers air ticketing, hotel reservations, holiday bookings and team building services. I believe that to succeed, you must love what you do, do it with passion, believe in yourself and be persistent”, said Eugenie Nsubuga Windt of Wagonlit travel in one of her interviews with MTN.

Huawei awarded a total of five Mate 9 phones to other winners of the day and financial support to the event organised by MTN Uganda.

 

 

Meet The Huawei P10, A Stunning Combination Of Technology And Art

Huawei Consumer Business Group on February 26, 2017 in Barcelona during the Mobile World Congress 2017launched the P10 and HUAWEI P10 Plus. The much-anticipated additions to the P Series are a combination of beautiful hardware and the latest advances in software.

Even more, the smartphones showcase striking colors and finishes, and introduce new Leica front and back cameras with cutting-edge portrait features to make every shot a cover shot.

In addition to the HUAWEI P10 and HUAWEI P10 Plus, Huawei unveiled its second-edition smartwatch, the HUAWEI WATCH 2 and Porsche Design HUAWEI Smartwatch. The 4G sports wearable combines innovative technology with authentic craftsmanship, and features an athletic and stylish lightweight design.

“As culture and technology continue to intersect in every aspect of our world, we want to deliver new products and experiences that ultimately improve and enhance life,” said Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group.

“Our impressive new HUAWEI P10 and HUAWEI P10 Plus weave together the exceptional imaging capabilities of Leica and our stand-out design and hardware innovations to bring users a powerful device experience.”

The new P Series devices demonstrate Huawei’s continued commitment to setting new performance standards and inspiring creative expression. Key features include:

  • Leica Dual-Camera 2.0 for the HUAWEI P10 and Leica Dual-Camera 2.0 Pro Edition for the HUAWEI P10 Plus, featuring artistic portraits with precise 3D facial detection, dynamic illumination, portrait enhancements, natural bokeh effect and HUAWEI Hybrid Zoom as well as the world’s first Leica front camera with a new, brighter sensor and larger aperture for outstanding self portraits;
  • Trendy colors and design, including the industry’s first Hyper Diamond-Cut finishing and color variants created in the first cross-industry partnership with Pantone;
  • Kirin 960 processor, HUAWEI Ultra Memory and new EMUI 5.1 with industry-leading 4x4 LTE MIMO antenna system and 2x2 Wi-Fi MIMO antenna system for unparalleled performance.

An Artistic Photography Studio in Your Hands

The HUAWEI P10’s new Leica Dual-Camera 2.0 and Huawei P10 Plus’ Leica Dual-Camera 2.0 Pro Edition, featuring the rear dual-camera set up and Leica front camera, enable consumers to explore the full range of portrait photography. With a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor, a 12-megapixel RGB sensor and enhanced fusion algorithms, the new P Series delivers superior technical and artistic photography features on a smartphone.

The devices’ portrait features include a precise 3D facial detection technology that leverages 190 detailed identification nodes for quicker, more accurate feature recognition. Facial detection is the foundation of Huawei’s dynamic illumination and portrait enhancement features.

Leveraging extensive research, a smart imaging algorithm was created to apply studio-like re-lighting and beautifying effects for radiant portraits. Using the new depth-of-field algorithm, a natural bokeh effect creates sharper, clearer and more vivid colors in the foreground, while the background remains elegantly blurred. The natural bokeh effect is available in the RGB and monochrome modes, and can be refocused after the image is taken.

The Leica front camera includes a new F/1.9 aperture and an all-new sensor that captures more light. Portrait features are also available with the 8-megapixel front camera for exceptional selfies. The HUAWEI P10 and HUAWEI P10 Plus automatically detects whether a user is taking a selfie or an adaptive selfie with multiple people. If the device detects an adaptive selfie, it switches to wide-angle mode.

The HUAWEI P10 Plus features the Leica Dual-Camera 2.0 Pro Edition. This includes new Leica SUMMILUX-H lenses with a larger F/1.8 aperture and higher optical capability. These versatile lenses capture sharp close-ups, quick actions shots and more light in low-light conditions.

Co-developed with GoPro, the HUAWEI P10 and HUAWEI P10 Plus also feature Highlights, a mobile editing tool which creates a dynamic video of users’ images and videos complete with transitions and music tracks. Highlights can be shared with friends and family in just a few simple taps.

Iconic P Series Design with On-trend Touches

With its industry-leading craftsmanship, the HUAWEI P10 is a beautifully designed masterpiece inside and out. Never content with the status quo, Huawei’s design team introduced the industry’s first Hyper Diamond-Cut finishing, in addition to the refined sandblast and high gloss finishes.

The HUAWEI P10 and HUAWEI P10 Plus are also available in a selection of unique colors as a result of the first cross-industry partnership with the Pantone Color Institute, the world’s foremost authority on color.

By combining Huawei’s design expertise with Pantone’s trusted color thought leadership, two new colorways were created to reflect the personalities of the contemporary consumer and shape new color trends in the mobile market. Dazzling Blue and the Pantone Color of the Year 2017, Greenery, were designed by the Pantone Color Institute and optimized by Huawei to create a beautiful, glow-effect finish.

The Hyper Diamond-Cut finish will be available in Dazzling Blue and Dazzling Gold. Greenery, Rose Gold, Mystic Silver, Graphite Black and Prestige Gold will be available with a sandblast finish, and Ceramic White will be available in high gloss.

Following the iconic P Series design, the HUAWEI P10 is sleek and slim for a comfortable hold at 6.98mm. Compared to competitor devices with protruding cameras, the P Series’ signature camera window is flush with the back of the device. Both its 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch models feature the latest Corning Gorilla 5 Glass protection and narrow bezel edges, while the HUAWEI P10 Plus has a 2K display for more detail.

In addition to a metal finish for a minimalistic, clean design, the HUAWEI P10 and HUAWEI P10 Plus’ fingerprint sensor is now on the front of the phone and lies under one continuous pane of glass. The fingerprint sensor replaces the navigation bar making the screen view bigger, while also making smart touch navigation gestures faster and more ergonomic.

Exceptional Performance, Efficient Connectivity

The HUAWEI P10 and HUAWEI P10 Plus take smartphone efficiency and customization a step further thanks to the powerful Kirin 960 processor and all-new EMUI 5.1. Kirin 960 is Huawei’s latest high-performance SoC chipset. The CPU delivers the best multicore performance among all SoCs, and the GPU boasts a 180 percent improvement in performance and a 40 percent increase in power efficiency.

Building on the revolutionary EMUI 5.0, EMUI 5.1 goes a step beyond with UX improvements, performance optimization and several new features. Specifically, the machine learning algorithm learns users’ behaviors and can anticipate app usage to intelligently allocate and recycle system resources.

Layered on top of the machine learning algorithm is HUAWEI Ultra Memory. First, the machine learning algorithm learns how users use their phones. Then, HUAWEI Ultra Memory anticipates app usage and manages RAM, so the apps and services used most often load faster and outperform in multitasking. EMUI 5.1 also improves touch response with a faster touch control driver, predictive touch tracking and parallel graphics rendering, enhancing the smoothness of the user experience.

With 3,200 and 3,750 mAh batteries, the HUAWEI P10 and HUAWEI P10 Plus supports HUAWEI SuperCharge technology. The low voltage, low temperature fast charging solution comes with a super safe 5-gate protection mechanism, which offers real-time voltage, current and temperature monitoring to make charging not only fast but safe.

The Kirin 960 and EMUI 5.1 enable a more advanced communications experience and superior network connectivity. The HUAWEI P10 Plus features 4x4 MIMO (four physical antennas) with support for the 4.5G network. This allows for faster and more stable connections in more areas, even when the signal coverage weakens.

Both the HUAWEI P10 and HUAWEI P10 Plus feature 2X2 Wi-Fi MIMO (two antennas) for fast Wi-Fi speed coverage. For users requiring faster, more accurate navigation via maps and applications, HUAWEI HiGeo technology combines multi-sensory predictive tracking and offline big data to enable GPS and cell network location detection, making it easy to navigate almost anywhere.

 

Version                                 EUR (includes tax)                 

HUAWEI P10

64GB + 4GB

€649

HUAWEI P10 Plus

64GB + 4GB

€699

HUAWEI P10 Plus

128GB + 6GB

€799

 

Starting at €329, the HUAWEI WATCH 2 will be available in March in more than 20 countries and regions.


 

Chinese Firms Donate Basketball Court, Scholastic Materials to local School

The Chinese Business Community in Uganda led by the China Enterprises Chambers of Commerce, last weekend donated a basketball court and scholastic materials to Luyanzi College School in Bweyogerere to develop education and physical growth of Children in Uganda.

The Chambers of Commerce donated textbooks worth 15 million Uganda Shillings and together with its member enterprises like China Communications Construction Company, Huawei, China Railway Seventh Group, China Railway No.3 Engineering Group and Hima Cement donated a basketball court.

Mr. Zheng  a representative from the China Enterprise Chamber of Commerce commended the Chinese business communities for their effort of ensuring Uganda Children are have better education and physical growth. He also noted the need to educate Children because they are the hope of nations.

The Basketball court inauguration ceremony was led by the State Minister of Sports Hon Charles Bakkabulindi who also commended the School administration for bringing China closer to Uganda by teaching the Chinese language to Ugandan students.

“This will simplify our work as government and save time for Ugandan students who will have to first study Chinese during their scholarships in China,” he said.

The Chinese Ambassador H.E Zheng Zhuqiang who was also the Chief Guestappreciated the generous donation made by the China Enterprise Chamber of Commerce and its member companies. He noted that this donation is a boost to school’s teaching facilities and a healthy education environment.

Scholarships and other materials were also donated by Hua Yuan group, Wu Yi group, Chinese Supermarket group, Hisense and Tian Tang group respectively. 

 

 

 

Huawei's AAU Solution Best Mobile Infrastructure

Huawei's active antenna unit (AAU) solution won the Best Mobile Infrastructure award at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 last month in Barcelona, Spain. This award recognizes Huawei's innovation in mobile network infrastructure and next-generation base station solutions.

Organized by the GSMA, MWC is the world's most influential mobile communications event, and the GSMA Global Mobile Awards are considered the most prestigious in the industry.

Huawei AAUs integrate radio units and antenna devices through an upward movement of radio functions from distributed base stations to antenna devices. This is Huawei's new-generation base station solution following the release of distributed base stations. "Huawei's AAU solution is the result of constant innovation against operators' network requirements in diverse application scenarios. This solution will continue to be improved for a smooth network evolution." Mr. Zhou Yuefeng, CMO of Huawei Wireless Network, highlighted.

"With the rapid development of MBB, new services such as VR, HD video, and wireless home broadband pose an increasingly high requirement for network capacity. At the same time, operators need to continuously reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO). Huawei's AAU series products can help operators address network deployment challenges and provide better service experiences."

To date, Huawei's AAU solution has been commercially deployed on over 120 networks in more than 60 countries worldwide.

As a key 4.5/5G technology, Massive MIMO maximizes spectrum efficiency by using multi-antenna technology. Huawei's Massive MIMO AAU achieves a fivefold increase in network capacity, significantly reduces the cost per bit, and improves user experience. Huawei has already completed FDD Massive MIMO AAU field testing with China Unicom, and carried out TDD Massive MIMO AAU pre-commercial and commercial deployments with China Mobile and Japan Softbank, respectively.

Huawei's Easy Macro solution helps operators fully utilize existing pole resources in urban areas for site deployment, reduce dependence on site resources, shorten the time of new site acquisition by 60%, and decrease site construction costs by 40%. Huawei released Easy Macro 2.0 in 2017, which supports GSM/UMTS/LTE, vertical or horizontal installation, and flexible beam width. Currently, Huawei's Easy Macro solution has been deployed on over 50 commercial networks worldwide, placing it at the cutting edge of a new wave of agile site deployment.

Huawei's multi-band AAU can support up to 7 bands as well as 4T4R, reducing the required device quantity by 30% and the site rental by 40% and meeting operators' needs for multi-band network deployment.

Huawei's AAU solution leads the trend of base station evolution. On the road to 5G, this solution will innovate constantly, helping operators build quality mobile infrastructure and provide better user experiences. MWC 2017 runs from February 27 to March 2 in Barcelona, Spain. Huawei is showcasing its products and solutions at booth 1J50 in Fira Gran Via Hall 1, booth 3130 in Hall 3, and the Innovation City zone in Hall 4.

 

Huawei X Labs Announces 4 Key Research Areas For Mobile Innovation

In the first week of March, 2017, Huawei held the first annual X Labs roundtable. Intel, GE, Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions, Toshiba, Philips Lighting, Noitom, Continental, DNP and CloudMinds, as well as operators CMCC joined this meeting at the Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC 2017). During the meeting, Huawei announced details on operations, including research directions, collaborative models, and resource provision. 

In the future, all services will be delivered through mobile applications. Among these, opportunities in three major domains—namely video, household, and vertical industry markets—present incredible development potential. If carriers hope to avail themselves of these opportunities, they need to build application-driven networks and help cultivate an open industry ecosystem.

X Labs was officially announced to the public last November. The labs aspire to provide an open innovation platform that promotes more closely integrated collaboration across the industry ecosystem. This platform will serve as the gathering grounds for technology providers, vertical industry partners, and service providers to jointly explore future mobile use case scenarios in video, household, and vertical industry domains, aimed at driving innovation in business and technology.

"In 2017, X Labs will focus on four major areas of research." said Peter Zhou, the Chief Marketing Officer of Huawei Wireless Solution. "Connected drones, cloud VR/AR, wireless robotics and connected vehicles. This will be a close collaborative effort between partners around the world. Together, we will explore the unexplored, aiming to push the boundaries of wireless technology, develop new applications and, of course, unearth new market potential."

  • Connected drones:

Drones play an increasingly important role in broad range of sectors, including logistics, plant protection, and media. One of X Labs' primary research directions will focus on using wireless networks to more effectively regulate the flights of unmanned aircraft and manage remote automated tasks.

  • Cloud VR/AR

Virtual reality and augmented reality are on the verge of commercialization. Service and content cloudification are an important part of this process, and mobile requirements will provide the perfect opening for carriers to get their foot in the door.

  • Wireless robotics

Ubiquitous wireless connections between smart robots in factories are a key factor in smart production. Furthermore, on the consumer side, as the population ages and consumption increases, household service robots will become the new smart device as the age of the smartphone comes to a close.

  • Connected vehicles

Leveraging next-generation mobile networks, X Labs will focus on beefing up the connectivity of connected car platforms, their ability to communicate with one another, and their edge computing capabilities. The end goal is development of end-to-end solutions that will help unveil new business opportunities for both the automotive and ICT industries.

X Labs will serve as a global communications and collaboration platform, which will include a wide range of constructive input and output, including technical discussions, round tables, and industry reports, all aimed at getting more ideas out there—more ideas bouncing off each other. All like-minded partners are welcome to join. Starting with 2017's four research areas, together we can discover more application use cases and promote shared success across the industry ecosystem.

For more information, check out: www.wirelessxlabs.com

Huawei Launches New-Generation 5000 Series Base Station

Huawei recently launched its 5000 series base station in Mobile World Congress 2017. Innovative technologies empower mobile operators to build a 5G-oriented network. The futureproof base station provides up to 10 times the support capacity of existing base stations as well as 30% better performance and 20% OPEX savings. With its new-generation 5000 base station, Huawei leads the industry in technology innovation, user experience and commercial success.

The radio unit of the 5000 series is a modular design based on leading Power Amplifier (PA) technology. It achieves the highest level of integration in the industry with best-in-class performance and high output power. It supports flexible multi-channels such as 4T4R, 8T8R and 64T64R (Massive MIMO) capabilities, thus greatly improving spectrum efficiency, network capacity, and throughput. Such innovations will benefit operators building efficient, agile, and more economical networks. Such networks have 10 times the capacity to meet future mobile broadband (MBB) traffic growth.

An Jian, president of Huawei Wireless Network Marketing and Solution Sales, said, "Huawei is dedicated to solving operator challenges and meet their demands. Broadband traffic will continue to surge with emergence of new and diversified applications. The innovative 5000 series base station provides powerful performance and futureproof design to help operators building leading ultra-mobile broadband networks. This accelerates the exploration of business opportunities, meets demands of evolution from 4.5G to 5G, and achieves commercial success."

The 5000 series base station baseband modules use new-generation baseband signaling processing chipsets and new architecture design to support Multi-RAT and Massive MIMO technologies.MWC 20 17 runs from February 27 to March 2 in Barcelona, Spain. Huawei is showcasing its products and solutions at booth 1J50 in Fira Gran Via Hall 1, booth 3130 in Hall 3, and the Innovation City zone in Hall 4. For more information, please visit  http://www.huawei.com/cn/events/mwc/2017/.

 

Huawei Committed To Telecom Digital Transformation

Huawei recently held a pre-MWC 2017 briefing in London, during which Huawei Carrier BG President Zou Zhilei noted that a Better Connected World is fast approaching. He emphasized that Huawei is committed to becoming a partner of operators and an enabler for their digital transformation and business success so as to jointly achieve value-driven growth.

"By 2025 there will be 100 billion connections globally, 85% of all enterprise applications will move to the cloud, 100% enterprises will use cloud services, and the penetration rate of industrial intelligence will exceed 20%. In a Better Connected World, industries going digital will create limitless opportunities, and how far industries will go in this process is beyond our imagination," said Zou.

According to Zou, the strategy of global telecom operators is changing from being "investment-driven" to being "value-driven". They pay more attention to end user experience and services, and creating more value for end users based on competitive advantages. Huawei is committed to helping operators achieve new growth, realize better return on investment, and improve operating efficiency.

"Huawei will team up with operators to embark on the value-driven ROADS to new growth," said Ken Wang, Global Marketing and Solution Sales President at Huawei Carrier BG. As Ken remarked, operators will enter an era where 'Video is King", and vertical industries going digital will create a trillion-dollar market for operators.

Video will become a basic service of operators, and video services for entertainment, communications, and industry will grow rapidly. Huawei is committed to providing end-to-end business solutions and exploring new business models. The company hopes to achieve new growth with operators in the video era.

In addition, Huawei will support operators in helping vertical industries go digital and offer cloud services to enterprise and government customers relating to computing, storage, networking, IoT, and video. The aim is to enable operators to expand their markets and boost profits.

Ken also noted that there are more than 400 operators around the world with network assets worth trillions of US dollars. Huawei will partner with customers to maximize network value and work on legacy assets to increase revenue and improve network efficiency. This will be achieved by identifying high-value customers, expanding high-value services, and building high-value networks.

Ken reiterated that Huawei is committed to developing All Cloud solutions to enable digital transformation and business success for operators. Huawei will continue to advance its All Cloud strategy through pooled hardware resources, distributed software architecture, and fully automated operations.

During the MWC 2017, Huawei will unveil several All Cloud solutions, includingCloudAir/CloudRAN, CloudFAN, CloudMetroand CloudEPN solutions. With these solutions, Huawei aims to help operators deliver end users a Real-time, On-demand, All-online, DIY, and Social (ROADS) experience.

Ken explained that Huawei's persistent effort across almost 30 years and its investment in technological breakthroughs have made the company a leading global ICT solutions provider. Huawei is pleased to work with partners to build business alliances, industry alliances, open source communities, and developer ecosystems. By working with these partners, Huawei hopes to nurture a robust, open, and collaborative ecosystem that brings shared success.

The Mobile World Congress 2017 will be held in Barcelona from February 27 to March 2. At the MWC, Huawei will give keynote speeches, host forums, and engage in other activities under the theme of "Open ROADS to a Better Connected World—ROADS to New Growth".

The company is looking to discuss with industry players how to unlock new growth driven by value. During the MWC event, Huawei will also showcase its latest products and solutions and, together with partners, provide demonstrations in multiple scenarios.

Vodafone Launches E-Learning Portal To Champion Youth Agenda

The Afrimax-Vodafone Group has reiterated its focus to drive the education agenda across its African markets, in line with its strategy to empower the youth through its three-pronged approach, which consists of a graduate development program, a student brand ambassador program, and an online educational platform called JUMP.

 “A key pillar in our strategy is a tremendous focus on the youth segment. In all our markets 60-70 per cent of the population is below 25 years of age, signalling an impressive pool of talent and immense capacity just waiting to be tapped into. The current trend in the use of digital media across our markets, in demographic terms, fully underscores the vital importance of supporting this segment.” Ms. Yemi Lawal, Regional Director, Youth Segment.

The ICT company, which has operations in Zambia, Cameroun, Uganda, and Ghana, has partnered with more than 40 universities and colleges across its markets resulting in a student ambassador programme with more than 1,500 students in order to prepare and equip undergraduates for life after varsity through internships, mentorship and special projects.

Through its graduate development program, the company has recruited some of the best and brightest recent graduates who account for 50 per cent of its staff compliment in its markets. “These ambitious young professionals, who yearn for recognition and career advancement, are at the forefront of some of our most disruptive and next generation digital products and services.” said Mr. John Ndego, Chief Executive Officer.

JUMP is a unique online content platform with categories in Education, Entrepreneurship, Self-improvement, and Lifestyle. Ms. Progress Chisenga emphasises that the key focus is on providing free access to educational content through the creation of an e-library and creating an environment where young and upcoming entrepreneurs are supported through various initiatives.

“Under the education category we will launch the JUMP Academy which will provide students with a wide array of study notes and a series of video lectures from Ugandan lecturers. She added.

In an increasingly digitized Africa, astonishing opportunities emerge when young people connect. The 4G operator envisions that by 2020, there will be over five million users across all markets on the JUMP platform. The magnitude of that number exemplifies how powerful the platform can be for society’s youth.

MTN Launches Customized Offers On Voice Bundles With MyPakaPaka

With the festive season just around the corner, MTN Uganda has launched innovative and competitive daily voice bundles that have been custom designed to fit the budgets and communication needs of MTN customers at an individual level.

With the new package – dubbed MyPakaPaka – MTN is using each customer’s usage behavior and average spend to create three 24-hour bundles, completely unique to each customer.

MyPakaPaka bundles cost from as low as 250/- up to 3,000/- for durations varying from 5 minutes to as many as 100 minutes and can be used to make calls to any other customer on the MTN network. The validity of MyPakaPaka is 24 hours for every bundle.

The package is an enhancement to the existing PakaPaka bundle, offering morevalue and suited to each customer’s budget and communication needs.

Predictably, MyPakaPakarepresents one of the best calling options for the public who are using the MTN network. It offers customers great value, allowing them to connect day and night affordably.

“In these times of economic difficulty, MTN is committed to offering affordable voice solutions that fit the pocket of every customer. We are delighted to announce an offer that provides significantly more minutes for customers to keep in touch with their friends and loved ones”, said MTN Uganda’s Chief Marketing Officer, Mapula Bodibe.

 

“It’s opportune that MyPakaPaka is coming to the market during the festive season when the need for customers to talk to family, friends and for business is very high.MyPakaPaka bundles are undoubtedly the best calling option available on the market today– in terms of value for money.,” she further observed.

What is very important about these bundles is that MyPakaPaka bundles have been specifically designed to suit each and every customer’s communication needs as a well as their budget, because we understand that each customer’s needs are different and unique.

Key to note is that all MTN customers will have an option available to them, to meet their unique needs and in this way,  “We’re offering something for everyone,” concluded Ms. Mapula

To activate and buy MyPakaPaka,the MTN customer is required to dial *160*1#and select their preferred bundle.

MyPakaPaka is available to both prepaid and postpaid customers.

Huawei Picks Up Two AfricaCom 2016 Awards

Huawei won two of the prestigious awards At AfricaCom 2016 awards dinner held at The Waterfront Lookout Granger Bay Cape Town on 16th November 2016. The two awards Huawei won are The Most Significant LTE Development, and Delivering Excellence in Customer Experience.

The Most Significant LTE development award was awarded jointly to Huawei and MTC, the leading telecom operator in Namibia, for the introduction of LTE and 4.5G in Namibia.

As a LTE pioneer in Africa, MTC launched its LTE network in 2012, partnering with Huawei. In April this year, witnessed by the President of Namibia, MTC and Huawei conducted the first 4.5G trial in Namibia, with peak speed at 1Gbps.

4.5G will have a significant positive contribution to the digital society, bringing cutting-edge communication to citizens, businesses and governments, opening innovations that in the end will create new jobs and the new technology will not only benefit Namibian society, but also open a new gateway for the whole of the African continent.

This award recognizes Huawei’s contribution to the industry in Africa and Huawei will continue to work with ICT operators, standardization organizations, industry organizations and a wide range of co-operations to promote the ICT industry in Namibia and also across the African continent.

The Delivering Excellence in Customer Experience award was won by Huawei’s Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutionwhich is business driven and targets high-end telcos that aim to improve their business & operation performance and deliver a great customer experience to their end user.

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