HUAWEI HAS ESTABLISHED its first telecoms research and development (R&D) centre in South Africa. Huawei says the centre, situated in Sandton, will "collaborate with mobile and fixed-line operators, as well as third-parties, to generate marketing analysis, and ensure service innovation and solution design, to address crucial telecoms challenges in South Africa and its neighbouring countries".
The facility is Huawei's 16th R&D centre globally. It also has R&D facilities in the US, Russia, Sweden, Nigeria, India and China.
Communications Minister Siphiwe Nyanda welcomed the facility as "an important milestone" for SA. He expressed the hope that the centre would work with fixed-line and mobile operators to "develop a new value chain in the telecommunications sector".
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