Chinese telecommunications group Huawei has invested $ 60 million in Angola over the past 20 years, Beijing Yi Xiang, a member of the group’s supervisory board, said Wednesday in Beijing.
Yi Xiang said that since Angola is a strategic market for China, the Huawei group intends to take the “digital world” to the country and make it reach all Angolan citizens.
The official, who made the remarks after the visit of the Angolan President, João Lourenço, to the Huawei Technological Research Center, during his State visit to China, reported that the group offered an emergency communications system that will be installed in the Presidency of the Republic of Angola.
“In the past, the emergency communications system was based on sound and analog signals but now, with this new system, it is possible to communicate through video, which makes everything easier,” he concluded.
After a visit to the Technological Research Center of the Huawei group, the Angolan President and the delegation went to Tianjin, where the State visit that began Tuesday was concluded.
The Chinese group is headquartered in Shenzhen, a special economic zone adjacent to Hong Kong, and in addition to many other communications equipment, it is the second largest mobile phone manufacturer in the world after South Korea’s Samsung and has recently surpassed the American Apple, according to International Data Corporation (IDC). (macauhub)