How Huawei Succeeds in Africa

Image: Flickr, Web Summit
Image: Flickr, Web Summit

Huawei operates eight training centers across Africa. These are primarily focused on training customers, contractors and channel partners.

The centers are also used for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities that raise Huawei’s public profile and cultivate potentially significant relationships with local government and future customers. Huawei’s training activities have also facilitated knowledge transfers and spillovers to the local telecommunications sector; particularly through subcontractors hired for ‘managed services’ contracts. This research sought to understand the role of Huawei training centers in Kenya and Nigeria. Existing academic literature often focuses on their CSR programs because information on these is much more readily available online.

1 Jan 2020