Zimbabwe, China sign ICT cooperation agreement

Thursday 12 September 2019 | 08:58 CET | News

Zimbabwe and China  have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the advancement of ICT between the two countries, the Herald reported. The MoU is aimed at creating an environment where sector players collaborate, work to reduce the digital divide and contribute to various economic activities. 

Some of the areas of cooperation in MoU include the development of a fibre optic backbone network, a mobile broadband network and internet connectivity of Zimbabwe; the development of international and cross-border land cables as well as international submarine cables; development and operation of international voice and data services in Zimbabwe; and research and development of ICT and establishment of manufacturing and assembling factories in Zimbabwe to develop and assemble ICT products. 

Other areas include big data, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, data centre technology, software application and product development using cutting-edge technology; and speeding up the promotion of mobile and Internet-based applications in areas of industrial convergence application including smart cities, smart agriculture, smart health, smart education and smart planning; and cooperation in the utilisation and management of satellite radio spectrum.

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Countries: China / Zimbabwe
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