By Emeka Aginam
To meet Nigeria’s growing need for broadband connectivity, Huawei has disclosed that it was working towards having a stronger radio spectrum, and development of a 4G/Long-Term Evolution network. The mobile phone maker also called for further cooperation among stakeholders to build the Information and Communications Technology ecosystem in Nigeria.
In achieving a stronger management of the radio spectrum, the Managing Director of Huawei Nigeria, Mr. Frank Li, said that the company would deepen the links between the Chinese and Nigerian telecommunications sectors, build alliances across the broader Nigerian ICT industry, and support progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. He said that Huawei had adopted three strategies to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals with Nigeria stakeholders, saying the first would be by giving the Nigerian people access to better quality communication networks and services.
“Huawei’s Network Operation Center for Africa is located in Nigeria. The fast troubleshooting offered by the centre has already helped Nigeria’s main telecoms operators to improve their service quality,” Li said.
He said, “By 2020, Huawei hopes to support 6.7 billion mobile broadband users, offering access speeds of up to a gigabit per second, and providing one billion connections on the cellular Internet of Things.