It seems Huawei’s bad luck starts and ends in the West, as telecom operators in sub-Saharan Africa do not hesitate to get in bed with the company accused of cyber espionage.
At the sideline of the Mobile World Congress 2019, the Safaricom Chief of Technology officer Thibaud Rerolle announced the Kenyan telecom partnership with Huawei to install a world’s first end-to-end 400G backbone network. Safaricom says this move will increase its efficiency and reliability of its services.
With the enrollment of the 400G backbone to its network, Safaricom will be able to meet the needs of its growing market demanding a faster and reliable internet connection for streaming at offices, homes, and on the go over mobile devices.
“The 400G solution will support the continued growth of our network which is being driven by an explosion in internet usage. Mobile data usage on our network has been doubling year-on-year while our fibre network now reaches more than 220,000 homes and 17,000 businesses across more than 10 towns. It was therefore prudent to invest in the latest network technology to ensure that we can support the …read more