Many know Huawei from their mobile phones; they are actually the third largest phone manufacturers in the world. What many don’t know is that Huawei is the leading global information and communications technology solution provider. Today, the company joined hands with the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization.

The partnership will greatly help Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization in deploying knowledge to member countries as well as contributing to global policy efforts in areas such as universal access, infrastructure and cybersecurity.

“It gives me great pleasure to welcome Huawei Technologies as one of our members. Members of the CTO greatly benefit from knowledge and experience sharing. Huawei’s membership will help strengthen our organisation and its contribution to the use of ICTs for development across the Commonwealth,” said Shola Taylor, the CTO’s secretary-general.

The announcement was followed by the promise of Huawei to help drive the social economic growth in Africa by offering solutions to solve the digital divide of urban and rural areas. Speaking at the GSMA Mobile 360 Conference at Dar es Salaam, the company identified that the main challenges facing the industry is expanding the networks due to difficulties in site acquisition, high infrastructure cost and long return on Investment.

Huawei’s plans to solve this problem using Three-Star Site solutions, they include PoleStar, TubeStar, and RuralStar. These implementations will enable more sites in fast and affordable manner.  Moreover, the company is committed to creating value for communities by deploying wireless broadband to the homes, maximizing network assets and narrowing the digital divide between urban and rural areas.

Dr. Mohamed Madkour, Huawei’s Vice President of Wireless Networks Marketing & Head of Global Demand Generation, said: “Beside optimum network solution for different deployment scenarios in Africa, we identified three business and industry alliances. Number one, content aggregation, for example, video cloud, game cloud and music cloud. Number two, site ecosystem alliance. Number three, fiber to the home alliance.”