I happened to attend the Huawei annual Mobile Broadband roadshow, Nairobi chapter, where I got the chance to see what Huawei has in stock for the future of Mobile Broadband. The two day event that was held on September 15th & 16 at the Panari Hotel showcased several technologies that will make mobile broadband a wonderful experience for users.
The demo truck was previously in South Africa and will later visit Tanzania, Uganda, among other countries in Africa.
Mobile broadband (MBB) is playing a key role to drive revenue growth for operators in Africa. However, due to increasing competition operators are busy expanding capacity instead of enhancing MBB user experience, which will cause a rapid decline in operator profits. Huawei SMART MBB is an end-to-end (E2E) ALL-IP solution can increase network capacity and improve network efficiency. With Huawei SMART MBB, operators will have smarter, more precise and effective ways of optimizing hotspots and overall throughput, and thus be able to guarantee a satisfactory user experience, which will save lots of total cost of ownership (TCO) for operators.“For years, Kenya and Africa in general were faced with bandwidth Challenges; however the situation is improving with the landing of submarine cables. Huawei MBB solution is E2E All-IP solution, which seeks to provide more bandwidth, more frequency efficiency, more innovative applications, and smarter network management.” Said Herman He, CEO Huawei in Kenya. “In the future, due to MBB’s easy and fast roll-out, every subscriber will be able to create, access, and share information and engage in social and gaming activities in a completely mobile networked world through any terminal, at any time, from any location at an affordable cost.” He added.
According to statistics released by the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) last month, only 893 sub-locations in Kenya have access to broadband data/Internet services, with a total of 85,000 broadband subscribers. The study was aimed at assisting CCK in developing the most appropriate framework for provision of affordable ICT services. The Huawei E2E seeks to address situations such as these to continue improving the living conditions of Kenyans through communication.