5G mobile network boosts Kenya's opportunities

People visit the stand of Chinese telecom giant Huawei during the Web Summit in Lisbon on November 6, 2019. Huawei is China's largest telecoms equipment manufacturer. PHOTO | PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Huawei has in the last five years done several infrastructure projects for the Kenyan government, with its latest being the Sh17.5 million deal with China for the Konza data centre.
  • US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that given that 5G will support other vital applications, measures should be put in place to protect the privacy of users.

Chinese technology giants Huawei and Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation (ZTE) have expanded to become the bloodstream of Africa's telecoms infrastructure, and they are not slowing down despite the United States of America placing restrictions on their investment prospects.

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