TechInAfrica – African Telecommunication Union (ATU) and Chinese tech giant Huawei have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in which the Chinese company will see African countries and organizations in the field of capacity building for technological transformation.
According to the agreement, Huawei is responsible for training on skills development, including reskilling and upskilling for ATU members.
The MoU not only supports ICT transformation in Africa continent, but also to make the two organizations support domestic innovation, share data on the most recent patterns, difficulties and solutions in Africa, and all around the world. Also, to develop the advanced economy and rural availability, in the landmass, by encouraging scientific research.
Digital Transformation is Vital for Africa
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in 2019, reported on the digital economy found that Africa, Latin America, and North America collectively account for under 5 percent of the world’s data centers.
Whenever left unaddressed, the report finishes up, partitions will deteriorate existing income disparities. This, combined with the fact that in the least developed countries (LDCs), only one out of five individuals utilize the Internet as contrasted and four out of five in developed countries, is one of many reasons for the partnership between Huawei and the ATO.
During the signing ceremony held yesterday in Nairobi, Kenya at the ATU headquarters, John Omo, Secretary-General of the ATU, stated that Huawei has made many transformations, such as changing the connectivity and created a large contribution for the African continent through its investments in digital infrastructure, technological skills, environmentally-friendly connectivity solutions, and cutting-edge technologies for rural areas. Huawei is a trusted development partner of Africa. The aim of signing the MoU that day was to strengthen the partnership of Huawei and the African Telecommunication Union (ATU).
Omo added that Africa has an enormous chance to experience the potential of new technologies.