Company Profile/

Huawei was founded in Shenzhen China in 1982, and in less than 30 years, Huawei has grown into a global ICT solution provider and ranked 288th on the global Fortune 500 list in 2015. Our innovative ICT solution, products and services are deployed in more than 170 countries and regions.

In 1999, Huawei entered West African Market and have grown from an unknown company, into preferred partner of telecom operators, government, industry clients and channel resellers. Now Huawei operates in 13 West African countries.

As an innovative enabler for the information society, Huawei invests over 10% of its total revenue to R&D every year. Huawei has utilized the global experience and technological innovation to build better connected West Africa.

MEF Minute/

Reducing mobile payment friction to build music revenues in Nigeria

Nigeria has a flourishing music scene. But, thanks to rampant piracy, its musicians don’t make the money they deserve. Now, MTN’s and Huawei’s Music+ service is giving Nigeria’s music-mad population a viable alternative to cheap illegal CDs.

MEF’s features editor Tim Green recently interviewed the service’s marketing manager Ebere Nzewi for MEF’s Africa eBulletin which also contains case studies, interviews a round-up of news from the region, information on VAS regulation in Nigeria, as well as market stats and an exclusive preview of MEF’s forthcoming Global Messaging Report which puts consumers in Nigeria and South Africa under the spotlight.

Country focus: march of the Chinese smartphone makers

The smartphone market is changing – and its rising stars are China’s own device makers. MEF Minute explores who these new players are, and how they have changed the landscape.

Five years ago, Chinese phone maker Xiaomi didn’t exist. Today, it is the biggest seller of smartphones in its home country. According to IDC, Xiaomi edged Huawei and Apple with 15 per cent of a market that purchased 117.3 million smartphones in Q4 2015 alone.

MWC15 News Round-up Day 3 – from mobile phones to connected bow-ties

Day three at Mobile World Congress saw much more buzz around the Internet of Things, data, wearables and smart devices. The words *mobile* and *phone* are deliberately omitted because so much of the exhibition and discussion has noticeably shifted out to capture the array of things that mobile now enables.  Connected cars, health bands, connected watches - even hat-pins, bow-ties and cuff-links were featured on one of the many Samsung...