CRASA and Huawei sign MoU to Accelerate Digital Transformation in Africa

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[29th March 2022] Communication Regulators’ Association ofSouthern Africa (CRASA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Huawei to drive the Southern Africa’s digital transformation.

Mrs. Bridget Linzie, CRASA Executive Secretary and Mr. Yang Hongjie, Director of PublicAffairs andCommunication department of Huawei Southern Africa, signed the MoU on 29th March 2022 in Luanda Angola. Under the agreement, both parties intend to exchange information and ideas on ICT policies and regulations, undertake joint research on network security, data protection, digital inclusion policies and emerging technologies like 5G, and organize capacity building activities through meetings, workshops, and trainings.

“I appreciate the efforts that Huawei has been taking in introducing the most innovative ICT technologies toSADC in the past years and sharing their tremendous global experience and know-how in contributing to the development of the region. We will deepen cooperation with Huawei to further accelerate digital transformation for inclusive growth in the region,” said Mrs. Bridget Linzie.

“I am happy that CRASA will have Huawei as a strategic partner to shape the ICT future of the region by providing support in connecting the unconnected and to bridge the region’s digital divide. In this era of digital economy, it is extremely important to put in place an enabling environment to harness new technologies like 5G to drive social economic development and enhance cyber security and data protection. CRASA is looking forward to a fruitful cooperation with Huawei in these specialist areas.” SaidMr. Alfred Marisa, representing the chairperson ofCRASA.

“Huawei is glad to have the privilege to partner with CRASA to accelerate the ICT development in the region. We have been working with important stakeholders in our industry to build a healthy ecosystem to realize our vision of bringing digital to every person, home and organization to build a better-connected and intelligent world,” said Mr.  YANG CHEN,Vice President of Huawei Southern AfricaRegion, “We believe that with our combined efforts between Huawei and CRASA, more people will be able to benefit from the growth catalyzed by ICT development.”

Entering Africa in 1998, Huawei has been partnering with local operators and partners in providing innovative ICT solutions and services to 1.1 billion people in the region.


CRASA is a Southern Africa consultative technical body with 13 Countries as members (Angola, Botswana,Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique,Namibia, South Africa,Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe) focusing among several other things, on development of model regulations and harmonization of the ICT regulatory frameworks in order to improve the communications sector’s business environment and investment climate in SADC.

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