Tanzania’s leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, Huawei, has been conferred with the outstanding ICT leadership and contribution award during a two-day summit dubbed (C2C) connect to connect.

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The summit in Dar es Salaam brought together ICT practitioners, policy makers, investors and solution providers to deliberate on how to drive country to country broadband connectivity across Africa, and innovations that will propel Tanzania’s economy and facilitate public service excellence.

Huawei received the award from the Ministry of Communication, Science and Technology following its active participation in the ICT industry and leading position in doing research and great contribution in the evolution of broadband connectivity in Tanzania.

This is also the second time that the government of Tanzania recognizes the efforts Huawei in the country among them being the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Huawei and the government to deal with the ICT strategies to fulfill the country’s vision of 2025.

Huawei’s Senior Solutions consultant Eastern and Southern Africa Dr. Bello Moussa said: “The countries of Eastern and Southern Africa have shown great enthusiasm in investing and innovating within the broadband ecosystem over the past few years. These countries are of course at different stages of ICT development but unfortunately, 90% of the population of the region can still not access broadband at home so therefore we are currently far behind more advanced markets.”

Presenting on the new 5G network during the Connect to Connect (C2C) workshop hosted by Huawei Tanzania, the Vice president of Huawei Wireless Marketing, Alex Wang said: “Huawei have helped operators build near 200 LTE networks worldwide and accumulate abundant experience on mobile network evolution. Huawei continues to pay attention to protect customer’s investment and more importantly focusing on the network evolution to help customers improve the competitiveness”.

Huawei’s contribution in the 5G research is recognized by the industry widely and was awarded “Biggest contribution to 5G Development” at 5G world summit on  June 26, 2015 LTE workshop.