Huawei’s ‘technology park’ in Angola will be one of the Chinese company’s biggest in Africa and is considered ‘strategic’ by the Government, paving the way for 5G technology.
Angola’s minister of Telecommunications, Information Technologies and Social Communication, Manuel Homem, said said the Huawei center will allow the country to gain know-how in the tech sector.
“This center will have skills for training in different technologies that the market currently requires, one of them is 5G technology”, Homem said, speaking after a visit to the construction site of the Huawei center.
Huawei’s technology park, an investment estimated at USD 60 million, was due to be completed in December this year, but the covid-19 pandemic caused delays, and it is now expected to open in May 2022.
The park, Homem added, “will allow training and technological infrastructures capable of ensuring the implementation of 5G technology in the country”.
The Angolan minister said the country is already working on the reorganization of frequencies to ensure 5G technology.
Operators have already expressed interest in the implementation of 5G in Angola, Homem said.
The Angolan regulatory body will now review frequencies to allow the technical conditions necessary to allocate the 5G frequencies.