Huawei supports the enablement of 4th industrial revolution for South Africa

Huawei Headquarters Shenzhen
Huawei Headquarters Shenzhen. (Image Credit: Darryl Linington).

Huawei Headquarters Shenzhen
Huawei Headquarters Shenzhen. (Image Credit: Darryl Linington).wei

Huawei recently participated in the China – South Africa Internet Roundtable where Huawei MD of Enterprise Business Group SA, Du Min, spoke about focusing on ICT Infrastructure and System for a Better Connected South Africa.

“The evolution in the ICT industry has shown us amazing possibilities, we saw it grow from Mechanization, Electrification, and Automation, now it is just a matter of connecting ‘things’ and have them communicate with each other and with us. This is what we call the 4th industrial revolution.” said Du Min, Huawei SA MD of Enterprise Business Group. As a leading global ICT solutions provider, Huawei has been in forefront of ICT development across the globe with innovative solutions for socio-economic development of economies. These solutions target sectors across finance, media, Smart Cities, mining, energy etc.

The China – South Africa Internet Round table was hosted by the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) and the Cyberspace Administration of China. Special guests were the Deputy Minister of the DTPS, Prof. Hlengiwe Mkhize, and the Vice Minister of the Cyberspace Administration of China, Wang Xiujun. The event explored topics such as e-government and e-commerce and created a platform for discussions from businesses from both countries within the ICT space. “South Africa is the gateway for foreign investment into Africa, and we welcome the investment from China and Chinese enterprises.” said DTPS Deputy Minister, Prof. Hlengiwe Mkhize. “Huawei is among our key investor in the ICT sector and we appreciate their investment and operations in South Africa,” added Prof. Mkhize.

It was an exciting weekend for businesses and development in Durban as the city will also hosting their annual Durban Business Fair from the 13-15 of May 2016. Research has shown that ICT development is directly proportion to socio economic development of economies, therefore Huawei prides itself for having lead globally in this sector and aims to work hand in hand with stakeholders to see South Africa be part of the developed and connected world. Companies such as Mustek and Tencent also participated in this event.

Staff Writer