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Huawei seals deal with African music vendors

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Huawei has signed cooperation contracts with global and local music vendors in South Africa to accelerate digitisation of African music. Huawei has inked deals with Spice Music, Mtech, CCA and other local music vendors. According to Huawei’s analysis, in five years, digital services’ year-on-year growth here will be about 40 percent, but there remains a big gap between growing demands and digital production.

Wilson Feng, President of Huawei’s Carrier Business in Southern Africa Region said that Huawei is willing to work hand in hand with African partners to create a better industry ecosystem. Huawei’s digital business cloud will help partners with monetisation.

The cooperation with content providers means Huawei will have the copyrights of millions of the latest music compositions from international and local vendors. This is Huawei’s first breakthrough into the global music segment. Huawei will then be able to provide the music to telecom operators in South Africa, such as Vodacom, MTN and Cell C, which offer music to their users through apps.

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