Africa gets another telecoms research centre



The new facility in South Africa, which comes on the heels of that established in Lagos, is to assist in positioning the former apartheid country telecoms-technology innovation drive to be on a par with the global trends. It will also assist neighbouring countries.

Paul Wu, chief executive officer for Huawei South Africa, said its R&D facilities are present in various locations worldwide namely, the United States (Silicon Valley & Dallas), Russia (Moscow), Sweden (Stockholm), Nigeria (Lagos), India (Bangalore) and China (Beijing, Shanghai Nanjing, Shenzhen, Hangzhou and Chengdu).

South Africa is widely acknowledged as the African continent’s telecommunications hub, and with the establishment of Huawei’s R&D centre, this position is sure to strengthened.

Since its establishment, the Huawei SA Training Centre has trained 300 people from Vodacom, MTN, Telkom and Cell C.

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