Telecom Lead Asia: Huawei is set to make investments in
African telecom markets.
Huawei has already established six training centers in
Africa, which supply over 12,000 communications and technology professionals to
the African market each year.
Huawei also set up scholarship funds and ICT laboratories
to transfer knowledge to the local market.
In its early days in Africa, Huawei developed multiple
new energy solutions that leveraged local natural resources, such as wind and
solar energy. In addition to improving the stability of local communications
and cutting costs, these solutions significantly reduce carbon emissions.
In 2011, Huawei launched its Instant Network solution in
Africa, which provides instant communications services, not only in developing
areas, but also in areas affected by natural disasters where local
communications is disrupted.
Huawei has also established networks that add momentum to
economic growth in rural areas in Cote d’Ivoire and Nigeria, and has deployed
E-Government networks for 18 African countries, enabling over 250 million
people scattered in remote areas to enjoy modern communications services.
As part of Huawei’s commitment to local communities in
Africa, it works to equip the local people with the capabilities necessary to
develop a digital society through the creation of jobs and programs that
nurture professionals in the ICT industry. Of the 5,800 Huawei employees
working in Africa, 60% are local hires.
Since its entry into the African market in 1997, Huawei
has been committed to taking root in this region. This is evidenced by Huawei’s
efforts to bridge the digital divide and contribute to the harmonious and
sustainable economic, social, and environmental development in local areas,”
said Chen Lifang, senior vice president of Huawei.