China’s Huawei plans to promote smart cities in Africa

The world’s second largest continent, Africa, is experiencing one of many quickest urbanization charges globally and Huawei desires to be a a part of it, in accordance to Adam Lane, senior director of public affairs at Huawei Technologies.

He instructed Xinhua News that Huawei is eager to enhance environmental sustainability on the continent. African cities can undertake fashionable expertise in the world of water and vitality use, communications, safety and security enchancment, defined Lane.

“Huawei is currently in talks with a number of African cities to promote the concept of smart cities,” he mentioned through the Business Leaders Dialogue in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Chinese firm is already deploying smart expertise in some cities in Kenya, Nigeria and Botswana, in accordance to Lane. Smart expertise can be utilized to higher monitor use of environmental useful resource which improves the sustainability of cities, he mentioned.

The Chinese tech big has additionally developed improvements to enhance the security of city residents in Africa. “We have developed advanced communication and coordination centers that improve the response time for police and ambulances during times of emergencies,” mentioned Lane.

Among the highest smart metropolis initiatives on the African continent are Konza Techno City in Kenya which is called Africa’s Silicon Savannah, and the brand new coastal metropolis (Eko Atlantic) on Victoria Island in Nigeria.

Ghana’s personal Silicon Valley, the so-called Hope City in Greater Accra area, is anticipated to change Africa’s skyline without end. Rwanda’s Vision City and South Africa’s Waterfall City are additionally among the many prime 5 smart cities in Africa.