Business Development Science and Technology

Huawei’s Galileo Hall offers insights into 5G innovation to Southern African media

5G technology

For the second time in two months, media from across the South African region experienced Galileo, Huawei’s immersive exhibition hall that explains 5G technology and its benefits.

More than 35 media houses from across sub-Saharan Africa attended the tour and picked up rare insights into 5G innovation and its relevance to the region on the 24th of November 2020.

Speaking after the exhibition, Huawei Zambia Director of Public Relations, Hansen said Huawei was delighted by the opportunity to help the media understand this new technology and its impact on the industry.  Throughout the visit and during the question and answer sessions that followed, reporters were able to ask in-depth questions to Huawei experts in Shenzhen, China.  

The Galileo exhibition hall also demonstrates the social and economic benefits of 5G. The best way to help the ICT industry and its stakeholders appreciate the critical importance of 5G and how countries can benefit from it, is by demonstrating realistic real-world use cases of the technology.

5G  offers enormous data transfer capabilities at incredibly fast speeds while minimizing energy consumption.

“5G will accelerate Africa’s leap into the digital age,” noted Brian Chamberlin, Executive Advisor for Huawei’s Carrier Marketing Business Group. 

“It gives people and businesses access to broadband networks without the cost of deploying and maintaining new fixed networks.” 

Beyond wireless, 5G connects us to computing, artificial intelligence, and other cloud technologies to make everything smart. 

During the Exhibition, the media was impressed at how cities in China including Shenzhen are taking steps to accelerate the deployment of 5G and how they are leveraging the technology to perform city services like inspecting construction sites quicker and more efficiently.

They are even using 5G to make the city buses safer.  Huawei predicts that 5G will help industries go digital faster and that partners and customers could be helped to unleash the potential of 5G.

Inspired by Galileo’s pioneering achievements in science and technology, Huawei has named its new 5G exhibition area the Huawei Galileo Hall and designed it with a space exploration theme.  It showcases the technology used to build 5G networks and the business cases enabled by 5G’s key features:  large bandwidth, low latency, and guaranteed performance. 

About the author

Byron Adonis Mutingwende