Kenya inks 5G deal with Huawei

Kenya inks 5G deal with Huawei

The Kenyan Communications Authority (KCA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Huawei to spur the growth of 5G in the country.  

KCA director-general Ezra Chiloba said on Twitter the MoU focuses on the facilitation of 5G growth in the country.

The technical cooperation agreement is renewable after every five years, Chiloba detailed, and includes training on emerging technologies, Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity.

This latest deal is a win for the Chinese vendor which, along with other companies from China, has been struggling to secure new deals since being sanctioned by western nations.

Canada became the latest nation to ban operators from buying equipment from Chinese vendors, as the Canadian government highlighted Huawei and ZTE as potential threats to national security.

This accusation both companies have denied.

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