Huawei bringing IP TV solution to African carriers



Yesterday we learned that Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, is actively selling it’s IP TV solutions to African internet carriers. This was revealed to people who attended the Huawei road show currently being held at Cresta Lodge in Harare.

Huawei’s IP TV solution have been available in China for several years now with China Telecom one of the providers of the service.

Huawei IP TV set-box
Huawei IP TV set-box

Huawei is currently selling (or at least trying to sell) the IP TV solution to Zimbabwean and African carriers. An official at the company revealed to Techzim that Telkom South Africa is currently testing the solution in conjunction with MultiChoice South Africa, with the later being the content provider.

Telkom SA announced in February that they were looking for bids from companies that could provide a triple play solution.

Meanwhile the device manufacturer also unveiled a number of new products that it plans to introduce to the local market. Interestingly, The company also has an Android powered device called the Media Q which, like the Astro Box from Astro turns HD TVs into smart TVs with an Android interface.


Other products on display at the Huawei road show includes the Huawei Ascend G6 which is a “mini version” of the Huawei Ascend P6. Huawei announced the Ascend G6 at the recently held Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Huawei Ascend G6


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