Huawei launches new products, solutions for Sub-Saharan Africa

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by SAVIOUS KWINIKA

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – HUAWEI Data Communication has launched over 20 new products and solutions for the Sub-Saharan Africa market.

These new products and solutions are aimed at government, vertical industries, small, micro, and medium enterprises (SMMEs), and Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) markets. The launch took place at the recent Eco-Connect Sub-Saharan Africa 2023 event in Johannesburg, South Africa, attended by over 3,000 customers and partners from across the continent.

According to Huawei, a digital development wave has swept the world, making the digital economy a new engine for economic growth. For developing countries, the digital economy has played a particularly significant role in boosting gross domestic product, prompting countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, such as South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya, to set clear plans and goals for digital economic development.

During the event, Steven Zhao, Vice President of Huawei’s Data Communication Product Line, emphasized continuous investment in research and development as a key component of their customer strategy.

“Huawei Datacom constantly innovates and upgrades its Intelligent Cloud-Network Solution, diving deep into industry scenarios to deliver more than 20 innovative product portfolios, contributing to the business success of our customers and partners,” he said.

Eco-Connect also hosted the Internet Protocol (IP) Network Sub-Forum with the theme “Innovations Never Stop.”

For government and vertical industry customers, Huawei continuously enhances network coverage, intelligence, quality assurance, security, and trustworthiness capabilities to support efficient and reliable core services.

In production facilities, its TSN industrial switch supports dual-fed and selective receiving, enabling microsecond-level latency and reducing production interruption time by 80 percent. In office settings, high-quality 10Gbps CloudCampus provides 30 Gbps Wi-Fi 7 access, improving user concurrency capability by 30 percent.

Dr. Osama Aboul-Magd, Chair of IEEE 802.11ax Task Group, praised Huawei for pioneering Wi-Fi technology innovation. He noted that Huawei ranks number one in the world in Wi-Fi 7 standards and is a leading player in network-wide gigabit, real-time intelligent control, and harmonized IoT and sensing. Huawei has also proposed several innovative technologies such as dynamic zoom smart antenna, intelligent multimedia scheduling, air interface slicing, and CoSR multi-AP coordination.

Donald Eastlake, Chair of the IETF BABEL and MANET Working Groups, introduced the latest IPv6 Enhanced progress and its typical applications in industries such as carriers, ISPs, and railways. He highlighted that SRv6 is a mature technology, and Huawei has already deployed it in over 160 networks worldwide.

In the data center offering, Huawei has upgraded CloudFabric to work with Digital Map for unified multi-cloud and multi-vendor service deployment, with exclusive intelligent scheduling algorithms that offer higher computing power to industry customers.

In terms of network security, Huawei unveiled the industry’s first multilayer ransomware protection solution that leverages endpoint-network-storage collaboration. This solution uses an exclusive AI clustering algorithm to accurately identify ransomware, achieving a detection rate higher than 99.9 percent.

For small and medium-sized enterprises, Huawei launched eight new portfolios that are “easy to install, easy to use, and easy to manage.”

In education, central switches and remote units simplify the network architecture, enabling the creation of green classrooms for 310,000 primary and secondary schools in Sub-Saharan Africa.

In the healthcare industry, the new zero-roaming distributed Wi-Fi allows one access point to cover 64 rooms, enhancing healthcare efficiency for 100,000 medical institutions in the region.

In retail, network templates are used to configure networks in batches, facilitating rapid deployment for 600,000 retail stores in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Vincent Chen, Vice President of the Enterprise Business Group, Huawei Sub-Saharan Africa, highlighted that Huawei has more than 1,000 partners in the region and collaborates with customers and partners to address the challenges faced by industry digitalization.

“Huawei is working to provide technical enablement for more enterprises and accelerate the digital development of Sub-Saharan Africa,” Chen said.

– CAJ News

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