Global Chinese technology company, Huawei, was officially presented with a certificate of joining the Southern African Telecommunications Association (SATA) on the sidelines of the annual AfricaCom conference – which is taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from 17-19 November 2015.
Huawei becomes the 22nd member of SATA, which has been operative for the past 35 years. Speaking at the hand over, Mouhamadou Bello Moussa, Director for Strategic Partnership and New Technology, said: “Huawei has a huge significance in the development of ICT in the SADC region and its belief in investing and growing within Africa and as such that is why Huawei is joining forces with SATA to speed up the technological and economic development of Africa”.
Jacob Munodawafa, Executive Secretary and CEO of SATA said that they are pleased to have Huawei Join the association and that through the partnership, they hope to see more development of new programmes and strategies on how best they can deploy broadband and other technologies in the SADC region.
Munodawafa went on to say that SATA does not regulate, but is in fact the voice of operators as they assist members with projects, programmes and lobby with regulators for policy changes and development of infrastructure by providing spectrum to operators.