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Huawei and South African Telco MTN to Build Tech Innovation Lab

Executives from Huawei and MTN posed in Barcelona, Spain after signing an MOU to build an African tech innovation lab. Image via Huawei.

Chinese electronics giant Huawei and South African telco major MTN signed an agreement on Wednesday to build a “Joint Innovation Technology Lab” that the two companies will use to support African research in AI, big data, and cloud computing, among other things.

Huawei and MTN signed the agreement on the sidelines of the Mobile World Congress taking place this week in Barcelona but did not provide further information as to when the lab will launch and how much each partner is going to invest in the project. 

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