SATA, Huawei sign MoU

SHARE   |   Thursday, 17 September 2015   |   By Phillimon Mmeso
Jacob-Munodawafa Jacob-Munodawafa

Southern African Telecommunications Association (SATA) and Huawei signed a Memorandum of Understanding during the opening session of SATA’s 2nd Regional Customer Services, Quality of Service (QoS) and Billing Conference.

SATA’s Executive Secretary Jacob Munodawafa and Huawei Marketing Director Yang Hongjie signed the MoU at Lansmore Hotel in Gaborone and both pledged to jointly enhance information and Communication Technology (ICT) literacy and capability.

Through the signing of the MoU between SATA and Huawei, the world leading ICT Company, the Southern African region will be able to develop the ICT networks and support SADC’s socio economic development program.

“Our vision is to facilitate the building of a prosperous information society for the SADC Region. ICT development will drive tremendous transformation in different industries and we are looking for partners that can work with us,” said SATA Executive Secretary Munodawafa.

He said that Huawei as an active  role and ICT leader in over 170 countries must have a lot of global experience to share with the SADC region.
Munodawafa expressed his happiness of partnering with Huawei, noting that they will be able to shape the ICT future of SADC.
In his speech Huawei’s Marketing Director Honjie said that through the MoU they are solidifying their efforts over the years with their partners on all fronts and said that they believe that ICT technologies are reshaping Africa thus leading the next wave of sustainable development. He said that their joint efforts with SATA will help develop the social economy in Africa by expediting the digital transformation.