Chinese tech giants Huawei invest in Africa cybersecurity

Tech giant Huawei is set to invest over $300 million in Africa’s data centres and cybersecurity sector by the end of 2026.

Currently in Africa, the cybersecurity industry is facing a critical need for more storage and computing power, as competition between what will be the forefront of technology heats up between various companies in the region. To supply this demand, Huawei is focusing on infrastructure innovation, aiming to lead the development of capabilities to process massive and diversified computer power in data centres helping enterprises both local and around the world against cyber threats.

This new investment was announced by David Wang, Huawei’s Executive Director of the Board, Chairman of the ICT Infrastructure Managing Board, and President of the Enterprise BG, during the 5th Industry Digital Transformation Summit at the 2023 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

The firm stressed the importance of the African Continent, stating they desired to deepen their investments in data centres and cybersecurity as an industry.

Huawei is looking to implement a number of solutions that will support foundations and infrastructure that can effectively manage businesses, “unleashing digital innovation” in Wang’s words.

One such solution includes a smart campus which is designed to redefine networks and a next-generation enterprise flagship core switch called CloudEngine S16700. Others are Easy Brand, a hyper-converged branch solution, and Single Optix, the first end-to-end optical service unit (OSU) product portfolio, which also involves a number of anti-malware collaborative products and diverse computer power programmes and switches.

Huawei continues to power innovation across the globe, however, its investments in Africa will enable faster and more varied growth across the cybersecurity and technology sectors.

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