Huawei shows Zambia its ground-breaking ICT in special roadshow supported by Government
The world’s largest ICT solutions provider, Huawei, showcased its most advanced communications technology in Zambia this week.
The Chinese company rolled out its “Connected Possibilities – Make it Possible” demonstration truck in Lusaka, where Minister of Transport, Works, supply and Communications the Hon Yamfwa Mukanga officially launched the Zambia leg of the roadshow, according to a press release.
The Huawei roadshow truck is covering thousands of miles across the continent to exhibit the latest, state-of-the-art information and communications technology (ICT) equipment.
Mukanga said: “By harnessing this technology, and encouraging others to do so, my government knows that it will help Zambia achieve the middle-income status by 2030.
“And that in turn will bring prosperity, employment and transform the quality of life for all citizens. We need to turn these possibilities into reality in order to; we need to be ahead of the game.
“Technology is changing fast, we need to be ahead of it; we need to be faster than it. For this reason it is vital that we all learn from the latest technology trend brought to us by Huawei.”
The theme of the roadshow is Connected Possibilities and the truck features some of the latest ICT equipment and ideas that will enable Zambia to stay at the forefront of telecommunications developments.
Topics in the demonstration truck include ICT solutions, soft mobile strategies, depth network optimisation, LTE backhaul convergence, IP microwave, green work, smart devices and enterprise solutions.
The roadshow was also supported by Chinese Ambassador H.E. Zhou Yuxiao, said: “Thanks to Huawei for bringing science and technology to the Zambian people.
“In this information age we cannot do without science and technology as it can connect possibilities with reality.”
Huawei serves 45 of world’s top 50 telecom operators. Its products and solutions are benefiting one third of the world’s population.
With the joint effort of 150,000 employees in more than 140 countries, Huawei is ranked 315th of the Fortune 500 companies.
It has 14 regional headquarters, 23 R&D centres, 32 joint innovation centres and 45 training centres worldwide, creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services.
Huawei Technologies Zambia Country Director Stanley Chyn said: “Our aim is to connect Zambia to the incredible possibilities that Huawei has developed through this international experience and research. Huawei is bridging the digital divide with its technologies and solutions for telecommunications networks, consumer devices, and cloud computing.”
The demonstration truck comes just a few weeks after Vice President Dr Guy Scott officially made the first call to launch the first of a series of 169 base stations to be constructed by Huawei that will connect rural communities in Zambia to the mobile phone network.
The development will bring the latest mobile voice and data technology to thousands of people in remote locations across the country, enabling them to keep in touch with family and friends, find out what is happening elsewhere in the nation, and become integrated into the global community.
NetNumber: Time for a cloud-native transformation
NetNumber is accelerating the transition in the telecom industry to 5G as it starts a shift to cloud-native architecture to address the fast-paced demands of global subscribers and businesses.
NetNumber is offering the industry’s first cloud-native platform designed to ensure InterGENerational™ network performance addresses both the legacy and next-generation requirements of telecom networks.
“NetNumber has developed the industry’s most robust cloud-native, InterGENerational platform that addresses both the legacy and 5G requirements of telcos,” said Matt Rosenberg, Chief Revenue Officer of NetNumber.
The platform provides vertical and horizontal scale-out with low latency, coupled with a suite of data replication capabilities, which provide flexible architectural options that can evolve with the changing network over time.
“Cloud-based solutions from other vendors tend to be limited in terms of supporting particular network generations or protocols. We’ve created our latest platform TITAN.IUM to allow customers to take any generation of applications, any generation of legacy services and protocols and move them into the new world of cloud-native architecture,” said Rosenberg.
“This is a really important part for a carrier to harmonise their network, bring data services together, bring legacy with new together in order to make a more effective and efficient network, as well as reduce their cost as they scale forward,” he said.
Established in 1999, NetNumber has fostered a strong team environment that leverages the industry’s best skills to offer software solutions tailored for carriers of all dimensions. Based outside of Boston and with presence in over 20 countries, the company delivers a range of products that address all generations (2G, 3G, 4G, 5G) of network functions in the core network, deep rooted security products and services, STIR/ SHAKEN and set of options around data services in more than 90 countries.
Steeped in experience in building telecom solutions, software, protocol stacks, and integration of third party tools, the company’s development organisation has proven to supply to the industry with the most reliable and flexible solutions on the market.
“At NetNumber, we focus on our core competencies – we are dedicated to providing industry expertise in signaling, routing, security, subscriber management and data services. We provide customers a strong ROI through platform-based solutions that reduce Capex and Opex in the long-term,” commented Rosenberg.
Five reasons why customers choose NetNumber:
- Expertise - NetNumber has experts with deep knowledge in signaling/routing, security, and subscriber database management.
- Integration - An industry-first platform brings together domain services, applications, security, and global data services.
- Scale - NetNumber has the ability to seamlessly increase network efficiency using vertical and horizontal scaling.
- Speed - World-class solutions have the power to help companies create new service offerings and accelerate time to ROI.
- Savings - Customers enjoy significant savings in capex and opex, flexible deployment models, and investment protection.
NetNumber and Virgin Mobile MEA
“We're very proud of our partnership with Virgin Mobile MEA as they've taken the concept of the InterGENerational platform into their regional network strategy,” commented Rosenberg. “That’s accelerated how they develop exceptional services across the Middle East and Africa region.
“We work with them hand-in-hand to deliver multiple applications onto our platform which has enabled them to provide exceptional, advanced and innovative services to their customers across the Middle East, who demand high quality services.
“What they've really taken advantage of is scale. What I mean by that is they are putting multiple generations of applications and services onto the same platform and distributing that data across their network. That has resulted in an advantageous position of time to market and operational savings.
“Rather than having different applications for many different vendors that cause operational chaos, they've been able to consolidate that and reduce their operating costs by having everything on one common architecture. We’ve had a long-term relationship with Virgin Mobile in Saudi Arabia, and recently signed an agreement with Virgin Mobile in Kuwait.”
Rosenberg says that with these solutions, Virgin Mobile MEA can take advantage of getting to the market much quicker and faster—which is what today’s discerning customer demands.