By Amy Turner - KNect354 Staff Writer Here it is, the full interview with Huawei's Principal Consultant, Nigel Bruin. We held an exclusive interview with Nigel following his Industry Keynote Address at this year's East Africa Com in Nairobi, Kenya. We spoke about how National Broadband Networks are going to be the major linchpin for connectivity development on the African continent, including access to Cloud and IoT services. Nigel discussed some international examples of National Broadband Network roll outs, in the continents of Asia and Australasia and how they have been successful in delivering ultra-fast broadband at affordable prices. We went on to discuss whether a fully-realised, African smart city would arise in the near future. Nigel explained that this is almost a certainty as all cities will naturally become smart as they all face very similar challenges with regards to traffic congestion, as well as security and environmental concerns.
If you are interested in how tech and telco is enabling socioeconomic development and and innovation on the African continent, from the major players like Huawei, why not attend AfricaCom 2016? Africa's biggest tech and telco event is taking place between the 14th - 18th November at the Cape Town ICC, find out more here.
You can sign up for a free visitor pass to the event here.
You can book your silver, gold and platinum AfricaCom tickets to all sessions here.
Be part of the African tech and telco conversation, here:
Chinese vendor Huawei has facilitated a US$200 million loan deal from Chinese financial institutions to help fund Telecom Egypt's 4G network rollout, including core and transport network technology deployments.
Mobile network technology has been developed for developed nations, leaving a lack of affordable mobile coverage solutions for countries with different needs, including those in Africa, argues the director of Orange Labs Networks.