Huawei looks to Africa to cut network deals

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has spread rapidly across the African continent.

Undaunted by the economic slowdown at home in China, Huawei plans to build out more national broadband networks and put more smartphones in people’s hands across the region.

“I’m very positive about our current business growth and future prospects in Africa,” Jimin Pang, Vice President of Global Government Affairs at Huawei, said on the sidelines of  a conference in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt.

This is not a new approach but rather an affirmation of a strategy that has allowed the company to expand rapidly in the region. “Of the several dozen available commercial 4G networks in Africa, more than 70 percent are built by Huawei,” Mr Pang says.

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