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Tweet of the Day: It’s Been a Good Week for Huawei in Africa

Just days after Safaricom acting CEO Michael Joseph brushed off U.S. concerns about using Huawei equipment on its new 5G network in Kenya, the Chinese telecom giant also received good press in Nigeria for the company's corporate social responsibility initiatives.

Africa Could Be the Winner as the U.S. Attempts to Stifle Huawei

This much is clear: 5G is coming. About 100 times faster than current mobile speeds, it will deliver faster internet to more people. One square kilometer of 4G can support about 4,000 devices. With 5G that jumps to about one million devices. But this ...

One of Africa’s Largest Telecom Operators Sends Clear Message to the U.S. About Huawei: We’re Going to Use Them for 5G, Now Leave Us Alone

Michael Joseph, the acting CEO of Kenya's Safaricom, one of Africa's largest mobile operators, really could not have been more clear about his company decision as to whether or not it plans to use Huawei equipment in their upcoming 5G rollout. He confirmed that the company will ...

Huawei’s Next Flagship Phone Will be Launched in South Africa Without Key Google Apps

South Africa is going to be an important test market for Huawei with next month's launch of the P40 Series of mobile phones that will not include Google Mobile Service apps. It's important to note that the phones will still run on Google's Android operating system but ...

Consortium of Chinese Smartphone Makers Launch New Effort to Challenge Google’s Play Store’s Dominance

Four of China's largest smartphone makers have launched a new initiative to build an alternative app marketplace to challenge the dominant Google Play store. Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo have come together to form the Global Developer Service Alliance (GDSA), a new platform for dev games, ...

Huawei’s Surveillance Technology Program “Safe Cities” Now Active in 12 African Countries

The Washington, D.C.-based think tank CSIS published a new report today on the global reach of Huawei's "Safe Cities" products that include facial and license-plate recognition, social media monitoring, and other surveillance capabilities.  CSIS researchers Jonathan Hillman and Maesea McCalpin provided a ...

The Budding Africa-China Tech Collaboration Dynamic

Researcher and author of "China, Africa and the Future of the Internet" Iginio Gagliardone joins Andile Masuku and Osarumen Osamuyi for a candid, context-setting discussion about the growing tech and innovation relationship between Africa and China.

African Union Caught in Middle of Bitter U.S.-China Feud Over Huawei

The Chinese government responded forcefully on Monday to a blistering speech by U.S. Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios that he delivered last week at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal where he slammed countries for "opening their arms" to the Chinese tech giant Huawei. During his ...

The China-Africa Tech Roundup with Andile Masuku

When Shenzhen-based Transsion Holdings IPO'd last month no one predicted that it would surge a stunning 64% on its opening day of trading in Shanghai, pushing the company's valuation to around $7 billion. But ...

Tweet of the Day: The Risk of Crossing China’s Proverbial “Red Lines”

Eliott Zaagman is the co-host of the China Tech Investor podcast and a regular commentator on Chinese technology issues. He writes extensively on Huawei for publications including Tech Node ...
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