Afriwave Telecom, a wholly owned Ghanaian company, has entered into a strategic partnership with Huawei Technologies, a global leader in ICT solutions, to help it deliver on the services under the Interconnect Clearing House (ICH) license issued to Afriwave by the National Communications Authority.
The partnership is a consolidation of a mutually beneficial cooperation that combines the superior local telecom industry capabilities of the Afriwave team and the agility and resourcefulness of Huawei Technologies whose IT products, solutions and smart devices have been well tested in 170 countries worldwide and currently serves 45 of the top 50 telecommunications companies including in Ghana where it also provides managed services for some of the leading mobile telecom operators. Under the Afriwave project, Huawei will deliver the full core network within a resilient and fully redundant architecture which is being deployed in a phased manner to deliver seamless connectivity.
Commenting on the partnership, the Chief Executive Officer of Afriwave Telecom, Philip Sowah, has indicated that “the collaboration opens up an exciting new chapter in the journey of both companies as it brings together our respective expertise and channels it towards the achievement of our strategic objectives such as helping Government of Ghana realize its revenues by monitoring and validating government revenues in accordance with Act 786 (International Incoming Traffic).”
Philip Sowah added: “We will continue with the phased approach of delivering on our mandate since this is the most prudent way of delivering a world class system while mitigating any potential risks.”
The Managing Director for Huawei Technologies, Ghana, Mr. Russell Xu also said – “Huawei is excited about the partnership and we are motivated to use our expertise and ensure Afriwave delivers on the ICH to meet all expectations.” “As an innovative industry leader that is committed to world – class ICT solutions, we will employ latest industry standard technologies to support Afriwave on this project.” Mr. Xu added.