CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – GOVERNMENTS and enterprises in the continent are poised to benefit from a landmark partnership between industry powerhouses Huawei and MTN.
The partnership made at the AfricaCom in Cape Town, South Africa on Wednesday is in line with connected Africa, a major theme at the event,
which Huawei is a diamond sponsor.
They have jointly showcased three live Internet of Things (IoT) demos at AfricaCom, Smart Refrigerator, User-Based Insurance (UBI) and Smart Water Metering solutions.
The solutions are designed to help MTN grow their IoT services to new industry verticals.
The Smart Refrigerator solution enables remote monitoring of the fridges before outage occurs.
NB-IoT is a new technology that will extend the utilization of IoT by making it more efficient to connect objects requiring a long battery life
and are located in remote or submerged locations.
Alpheus Mangale, Chief Enterprise Business Officer, MTN South Africa, says they are pleased and excited by the enabling role they are playing to
usher an era of enhanced connectivity in Africa through the strategic partnerships they enter into.
This is also through investments made in expansive network infrastructure across the continent.
“The IoT market is expected to grow exponentially in the next few years, and MTN plans to be at the forefront of this digital revolution. We hope
to enable how governments, enterprises and industries work,” says Mangale.
Michael Ma, President of Huawei Cloud Core product line hailed the partnership.
“We look forward to continuing close relationship with MTN to bring more IoT services to Africa,” says Ma.
– CAJ News