In an interview yesterday, Huawei key account director Titus Tasosa said the G4, being exhibited at College of Medicine in Blantyre, will increase speed at which people access Internet and download videos.
“The 4G equipment promises data access speed of up to five times faster than the 3G, completely changing the way people use their mobile phones.
“Once adopted, users will be able to watch videos on their mobile phones, download the latest 3D movies or surf the internet much faster than they currently do with the 3G,” said Tasosa.
The new equipment has internet data speeds of up to 100 megabytes per second (Mbps) compared the 3G speeds of 26 Mbps and the previous 2G speeds of 64 kilobytes per second (Kbps).
The two-day exhibition, mounted in a state-of-the-art broadband truck, started at Shenzhen, HuaweiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s headquarters in China.
From there, the exhibition went to South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia before coming to Malawi.
From here, a similar exhibition will be held in Zimbabwe before going back to China through South Africa, covering about 30 000 kilometres.