[Bangkok, Thailand, November 1, 2022] The first Africa 5G Summit was held in Bangkok, Thailand under the theme “5G Lighting Up Digital Africa”. The summit was hosted by Huawei and supported by the Tunisia-based Arab ICT Organization (AICTO), which aims to build a communication platform between Africa and major global 5G markets. ICT industry organizations, government regulators and operators were invited to come together at this summit to share their experiences and exchange views on key topics, such as “national 5G strategic planning, 5G business practices of operators and the evolution strategy of the 4G/5G collaborative network”. to support the steady flight of 5G and accelerate the unlocking of the potential of the digital economy.
Yang Chaobin, President of Huawei ICT Products and Solutions, remarked in his opening speech that 5G enables fiber-like user experience by delivering 10 times faster speed than 4G, which will reshape the development of the ICT industry. Sufficient spectrum supplies and supportive policies provided by regulators are quite important to facilitate 5G development at an early stage.
Yang Chaobin, President of Huawei ICT Products and Solutions
According to Mr. Mohamed Ben Amor, Secretary General of AICTO, the digital economy has become an important pillar of national economic development. 5G, as the foundation of national digital transformation, plays an increasingly important role in promoting national economic and social development. Faced with the opportunities and challenges of 5G development, AICTO will continue collaborations with ICT industry partners in Arab and African regions to successfully promote regional digital transformation.
In his opening speech, Mr. Coulibaly Yacouba, CEO of the Ivory Coast Spectrum Authority AIGF, said that Ivory Coast is actively embracing the advent of the 5G era. The government and local operators are preparing extensively for the commercial launch of 5G in the country. It is expected that people can enjoy the ultimate service experience brought by innovative 5G technologies during the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations to be held in Cote d’Ivoire.
Guests from industry organizations, government regulators and Huawei co-launched the 5G Light Up Digital Africa Ceremony
Benjamin Hou, President of Huawei Northern Africa Carrier Business, gave a closing speech: “As the third wave of the global 5G market, Africa will usher in the 5G era in 2023. Huawei will further increase its investment in Africa to support the continued development of 5G. to facilitate the digital transformation of the region. In Africa, for Africa, Huawei will continue to deepen cooperation with industry partners to support customers’ business success in the 5G era. »