African Union and Huawei Reaffirm Commitments for a Better Connected Africa


[Addis Ababa, Ethiopia] Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, announced on Sep 03, 2015  its Senior Vice President Charles Ding met with Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy of the African Union, Dr. Elham Ibrahim at the African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Communication and Information Technologies (CCICT) which took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


During the conference, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy of the African Union, Dr. Elham Ibrahim said “Recently in January, Huawei has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the African Union to jointly enhance Information and Communication Technology HICT) literacy and capability and ICT infrastructure development. This would further speed up the realization of the lofty set goals of Africa’s Agenda 2063 and also we are very grateful of Huawei’s goodwill to offer ICT training for 25 employees of AU in China in the near future. Huawei has also pledged to train up to 1000 ICT professionals of member states”


Mr. Charles Ding, Senior Vice President of Huawei Said “In today’s world, the development of communications and information technology, and its applications, has penetrated into all aspects of human society, and is driving the world’s economic and social development. Huawei is solidifying efforts over the years with our partners on all fronts because we believe that ICT technologies are reshaping Africa and other parts of the world, and leading the next wave of sustainable social development. Through this great opportunity and effective platform, along with all stakeholders, Huawei persist its dedication and full potential to help the African countries striving for industrialization and modernization.


Huawei keep on investment to innovation, over the past 10 years, Huawei has spent more than USD 30 billion on R&D.” more than 45% of our 170,000 employees engage in R&D. Leveraging our experience and expertise in the ICT sector. In 2014, the company’s revenue reached approximately USD 46.5 billion. Currently, Huawei’s products and solutions are utilized in more than 170 countries, serving one-third of the world’s population and We hope to support ICT infrastructure deployment and digital transformation practice across the Continent consequently to make greater contribution to poverty reduction and regional civilization” Added Mr. Ding


Huawei Technologies Ethiopia PLC. Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Roger Wu on his part said “Huawei is ready to exert its full potential and dedication for a better connected Africa than ever before. Huawei has successfully installed 4G mobile Technology in Addis Ababa and is now working tirelessly to expand the 4G Technology to other states of Ethiopia. It will also exert its utmost efforts in achieving 100 percent of broadband mobile coverage across the nation within the time frame of the GTP ll. Furthermore as  strategic focus for Huawei in bridging the digital divide, apart from offering ICT  training for  2000 Ethiopians at the  Huawei training centre in Addis Ababa, so far, 500  Ethiopians  have taken  training   in ICT  at  the Huawei   University  in Beijing “. Roger added.