Seeking new possibilities of new solutions are among Huawei’s safe city initiatives being implemented in Kenya.
This is after the Global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider organized a successful 3 day’s 2016 Huawei ICT Roadshow early this month.
In Kenya, Huawei seeks to enlarge the market share for all the products, and improve the brand reputation for mobile terminals.
Mr. Freddie Zhang, Vice General Manager Huawei Kenya in an op-end, he says safe city initiatives a commitment they have accelerate sustainable socio-economic development in the country through affordable access to Broadband and usage of Information and Communications Technologies.
“It is essential to improve connectivity in rural and remote areas, as well as to close gaps in broadband backbone networks, to provide the ICT infrastructure that enables the multitude of converged services including e services that will follow,” he says. “It is an indispensable component in the development of the information society and the building of a knowledge economy that will facilitate not just a better connected Kenya but also a better connected Africa.”
In Kenya, Huawei is currently working with its partners – Safaricom, the ICT Ministry to identify and deliver solutions for smart city initiatives.
In 2015, Huawei worked alongside the Kenyan police and Safaricom Limited to jump start the Safe City initiative in Nairobi and Mombasa. The initiative led crime rate to decline by as much as 46 percent in locations where Huawei installed some of its CCTV cameras.
The Director of Kenya ICT Authority Eunice Kariuki said that Huawei has made major contributions to advance the country’s information and communications technology sector. “Huawei donated various devices like tablets to government officials to enable them to work while on the move. Every year the company also sends 10 outstanding ICT students to China for two weeks to gain international exposure.”