Huawei eyes telepresence market in Ghana

Telecom Lead Middle East: In a move to commercially
introduce telepresence technology in Ghana, Chinese telecom gear maker Huawei
is set to showcase its telepresence demonstration truck in Ghana.

The demonstration is a part of the company’s strategy to
introducing tele-conferencing in country. Huawei Ghana has said the
demonstration is part of its new innovations to bridge the digital divide.


The truck would arrive in Ghana on Friday, October 1,
2012 and stay on till October 5, 2012. Furthermore, the truck would go on a
two-country road show to Nigeria and Ghana.


The demo truck will be giving live demonstration of
equipments ranging from IT (information technology), IP (internet protocol) and
Unified Communications, which would offer its clients, the opportunity to
practically experience new technology to support efficient operations in their


As part of the e-governance project it is undertaking in
Ghana, Huawei installed telepresence equipment at the Castle, Flag Staff House
and six government regional offices.


The installation would link the presidency with the
regional offices to make e-governance effective through tele-conferencing.


In order to initiate the adoption of the technology, the
company has started negotiating with some banks in Ghana to install the
technology at their branches and cut travel time and cost for meetings.


In the country, the company will be aiming four major
sectors, including solutions for remote command and decision-making, remote
consultation, remote judicial proceedings and intelligent building


The company claims that its telepresence system provides
customers with a rich, live interactive face-to-face communication experience.


According to IDC, the market for telepresence systems is
expected to reach over $1 billion during 2012.


Huawei starts Huawei Enterprise Roadshow 2012 in India

Last month, the company kicked off Huawei Enterprise Roadshow 2012 in India.


The company was demonstrating its ICT products and solutions
inside a 50 feet demo truck that has traveled around the globe.


The Huawei demo truck travelled to six cities in
India including Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai
and Bangalore.


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