Huawei Commits to Promoting African Economic Development Through Telecommunications

Published May 24th, 2007 - 09:32 GMT

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. ("Huawei"), a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications networks for operators around the world, shared its vision on bridging the digital divide and enriching the lives of Africans at a forum held in conjunction with the 2007 Annual Meeting of the African Development Bank Group (ADBG) held in Shanghai, China. The forum was attended by African government officials, including Minister for Finance Republic of Kenya, African Development Bank executives and Mr. Wen Ku, Director of Science and Technology Department of the Ministry of Information Industry of China.

 As one of the leading telecommunications vendors in Africa, Huawei has played a significantly role in the development of the continent's telecommunications industry, contributing towards greater economic progress in Africa. This was highlighted in speeches by Hon. Amos Kimunya, Minister for Finance Republic of Kenya, Mr. Wen Ku, Director of Science and Technology Department of the Ministry of Information Industry of the People's Republic of China and Mr. Gilbert Mbesherubusa, Director of African Development Bank at the Forum alongside demonstrations of a number of E-Government solutions.

"Huawei is pleased to have had the opportunity to strongly contribute to the telecommunications infrastructure in Africa and we look forward to working closely with the African Development Bank Group," Mr. Li Jinge, Senior Vice President of Huawei continued. "Huawei will continue to increase its investment in Africa to promote China-Africa cooperation and interaction on telecommunications, so that the two countries will continue to grow together providing a brighter future for the people of Africa."
Huawei has 32 representative offices and technical service centers across Africa, including two regional headquarters; Egypt (Cairo) and South Africa (Johannesburg). Huawei has over 2,500 employees in Africa, of which more than 60% are local employees. Over the last decade, Huawei has grown to become a highly regarded brand in the emerging telecommunications market across Africa, with products and solutions serving more than 40 African countries.

About Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (“Huawei”) is a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world. The company is dedicated to providing innovative and customized products, services and solutions to create long-term value and potential growth for its customers. Huawei’s products and solutions are deployed in over 100 countries and serve 28 of the world’s top 50 operators, as well as over one billion users worldwide. For more information, please visit



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