Huawei Zimbabwe officially launched their four day technology road show where they are showcasing their state of the art equipment for the enterprise market from the 24th till the 28th of March at Cresta Lodge Hotel.
Officially opening the world class event was the Dep Minister ICT Minister Hon W Mlambo while Chinese ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Lin Lin, Telone Managing Director Mrs Chipo Mtasa and Netone`s Managing Director Mr Reward Kangai officially helped cut the ribbon and signed on the global technology wall.
Speaking to TechnoMag on the sidelines of the event, Hon Mlambo said Zimbabwe is geared to take on the sophisticated technologies being displayed and adapt to the new base station models which have large bandwidth capacities and envirommentally friendly.
The Chinese Ambassador revealed that are now currently the world number one telecommunication investor in the word with $39.5billion overtaking Ericson for the first time ever, and since they came to sub sahara Africa and subsequently Zimbabwe in 1998 they are concentrating on carrier business, enterprise and consumer business.
To bring their latest innovations to the Zimbabwean marketplace, Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solution provider is showcasing convergent communication solutions and philosophies to enhance brand and industry leadership in Zimbabwe between the 24th and the 28th of March.
The roadshow is a continental , biannual event, where their technology truck travels across the Africa preloaded with current technologies they will be showcasing for the particular season. The theme of the Roadshow is “Connected Possibilities – make it possible” .
Speaking during the official opening , the managing director of Huawei Zimbabwe Steven Wen highlighted that During the Roadshow they will introduce the concept of ICT transformation, infrastructure transformation and business operation transformation, in addition to highlighting the benefits of their Value Growth Solution (VGS) which helps customers to improve income, increase efficiency and enhance user experience.
“We will introduce the innovative SoftMobile solution in the radio access which is a future proof deployment for 10 years evolution, and we will showcase our latest innovations in the wireless field such as the blade RRU, Adaptive Antenna Unit (AAU), AtomCell, Lampsite, Cloud BBU, Single Radio Controller (SRC) etc.
From a network perspective we will showcase our LTE Backhaul architecture evolution which includes our industry best small router, as well as our EBAND outdoor microwave and non line of sight microwave (NLOS) solutions.”
In addition to this there are highlighting their high integration OTN products which allow smooth migration from SDH to DWDM and our multi access service solutions provided by our FTTx products. Huawei road show is displaying green energy products and solutions used in different scenarios in Africa to decrease CAPEX& OPEX and reduce CO2 emissions.
Their new environmentally friendly base stations towers are much smaller and portable, coming with a benefit for much easier installation even on building blocks or street light towers as they are software defined radio base stations.
Although the base stations are much smaller in size, Huawei said they are much more powerful than the traditional base stations and have capacity to even share three different mobile operators on various technology like 3G, 4G or CDMA all in one.
An interesting product release for both enterprise and home market is their IPTV system which they introduced to the government telcos, Huawei said their system will revolutionise entertainment at home via Internet based Television streaming on local bandwidth in 3D or 4D though the service will demand high bandwidth.
The IPTV will also have connection to international TV stations, Google app store , social network access and local storage playing capability. This poses an opportunity for local players and broadcaster to stream their content using the channel.