Huawei,a Chinese Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solution provider, announced Thursday plans to expand safe city solutions in Africa, providing ICT-based security systems to help in incident prevention, emergency response and evidence collection.
Eman Liu, President of Huawei Enterprise Business in Eastern and Southern Africa Region, announced this at the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on Africa in Kigali.
According to Liu, safe city solution is part of smart city, a combination of different ICT solutions like wireless network (broadband), smart phones, cloud computing.
Liu said that Huawei wants to partner with the African country government to introduce the safe city solutions in the continent.
Huawei already provided safe city solutions in Kenyan cities of Nairobi and Mombasa since last year.
Rwandan capital Kigali has also adopted the Smart Kigali initiative, supported by Huawei, which aims at modernizing the lifestyle of Kigali City dwellers and visitors through use of ICT.
Huawei entered Africa in 1998. It is the world's largest telecommunications company by revenue, and it ranks No.3 in terms of global smartphone market share, after Samsung and Apple.