Willem Wentzel | Head of Wireless at NEC XON
5G OpenRAN (ORAN) technology that enables mobile operators to open the RAN network and use multi-vendor solutions holds huge promise for business growth in Africa. It means network operators can focus capital expenditure (capex) on competitively priced open-standards equipment rather than proprietary gear.
NEC subsidiary, NEC XON, is working with UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women, to run a women’s support program through e-vouchers in the conflict-torn northern Mozambique.
As conflict continues in various parts of Mozambique, especially in Cabo Delgado province in the north-eastern part of the country, many people have been forced to leave their homes and live as internally displaced persons.
Anthony Laing, GM of Networking at NEC XON
Midrand, March 2023 – NEC, majority shareholder of NEC XON Systems (one of Africa’s leading innovation and systems integration partners), has announced that it was recognised as a 2022 Juniper Partner of the Year by Juniper Networks, a leader in secure, AI-driven networks. Each year, Juniper Networks recognises partners based on their ability to drive innovative business solutions, exceptional attention to the user experience, and achievement of their financial goals.
Stephan Ras, NEC XON's Executive: Managed Services & Consulting
Traditional ICT talent search methods no longer suffice
Continuous turnover and churn of ICT staff remains a constant challenge for employers of ICT skills. All indications are that the challenge will continue to grow going forward. Post COVID-19, local and international markets have been characterised by large fluctuations in ICT staff growth and shrinkage.