Africa’s young and fast-growing population is recognised by Chinese tech companies as a big potential market. Photo: AP
Africa’s young and fast-growing population is recognised by Chinese tech companies as a big potential market. Photo: AP

China promotes ‘digital silk road’ as solution to Africa’s data needs

  • Huawei and other Chinese companies are building data centres and cloud facilities, as well as installing 5G networks in many countries
  • It is estimated 1,000MW capacity and 700 new data centres will be needed to keep pace with Africa’s economic and social transformation

Topic |   China-Africa relations
Africa’s young and fast-growing population is recognised by Chinese tech companies as a big potential market. Photo: AP
Africa’s young and fast-growing population is recognised by Chinese tech companies as a big potential market. Photo: AP
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