Tech firm China Unicom confidently enters Africa
27 July 2018
Global ICT and connectivity services provider China Unicom has officially entered the African telecoms space and set up operations in South Africa.
The company hosted a launch ceremony in Johannesburg last week and has confirmed its focus on connectivity and ICT services incorporating cloud computing and the datacentre.
While a statement issued to the media referenced China Unicom's timely launch (with specific attention to the 4th industrial revolution and its impact on Africa, the continued trade and investment between South Africa and China, and the forthcoming 10th BRICS Summit), the services provider offered little by way of detail around its immediate go-to-market strategy and its value proposition to compete in South Africa.