Huawei strengthens relationship with Government heads

Huawei has devised new strategies to strengthen its relationship with the heads of governments, where it has telecom network operations.

The latest initiative was with the Singapore government. Huawei Chairwoman Sun Yafang on July 2 met Singapore President Tony Tan, during an official visit to China to mark the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Singapore.

Huawei has also arranged the visit at its Executive Briefing Center in Beijing, where Tony Tan met the Singaporean college students participating in Seeds for the Future, Huawei’s CSR program aimed at teaching young people about ICT.

Huawei in Spain

In yet another initiative, Huawei Rotating CEO Ken Hu (in the pix) and Víctor Calvo-Sotelo, Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Information Society in Spain, signed agreements on June 29 to promote digital transformation of companies in Spain. Huawei will participate in the network construction of the ICT Demonstration Center, and provide the technical support.

Earlier, Huawei has collaborated with the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) to offer a mobile communications research program called Leading the LTE Era.

Huawei employs over 1,000 staff in Spain, of whom 80 percent are locals. Huawei has also created 1,600 jobs indirectly for local communities. Telefonica, Vodafone, and Orange are the telecom clients of Huawei. Huawei has established a Network Operation Center and multiple joint innovation centers with its partners in Spain.
Ken Hu, Deputy Chairman and Rotating CEO of Huawei

Huawei in Belgium

In yet another program, Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei and King Philippe of Belgium discussed Belgium’s digital agenda at the telecom network company’s headquarters in Shenzhen on June 27.

Huawei has also set up three silicon photonics and software R&D facilities in Belgium, and based its European Research Institute in Leuven. Huawei also works with Belgian universities to transfer ICT knowledge and skills to young people.
Huawei has five offices in Brussels, Leuven, Ghent, and Louvain-la-Neuve. Huawei currently employs nearly 200 staff in Belgium and 80 percent are locals.

Over the past seven years, Huawei invested more than €260 million in Belgium.

Huawei in Germany

North Rhine-Westphalia Governor Hannelore Kraft met Huawei Rotating CEO Guo Ping. Last year, Huawei constructed new office buildings in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia to serve as the headquarters of Huawei Germany and the West European Regional Office. In addition, Huawei has set up R&D departments and testing labs there.

Huawei in Africa

This apart, Edgar Lungu, president of the Republic of Zambia, and Huawei Senior VP Dafeng Li discussed about Zambian Information and Communications Technologies development during the recent visit in Shenzhen.

Li Dafeng, Huawei Senior Vice President and Yoweri Museveni, president of the Republic of Uganda, discussed future development prospects in Uganda during his official visit to Beijing. Huawei started its operations in Uganda in 2001 and currently employs over 100 employees.

Huawei in Netherlands

Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte recently discussed ICT infrastructure construction and innovation at Huawei’s headquarters.

Huawei plans to set up a logistics center in Eindhoven to serve European customers. Huawei, which has operated in the Netherlands since 2004, has 650 employees there and 78 percent are locals.

Seeds for the Future

As per the CSR program called Seeds for the Future, Huawei has given ICT training to more than 10,000 students worldwide.

In a recently announced CSR program, 40 Singaporean university students will enhance their ICT skills at Huawei’s Shenzhen headquarters. Huawei also plans to provide ICT education certification and training to teachers in Singapore in the future.

As per the Seeds for the Future program, Huawei has worked with more than 100 universities and educational institutions and has established 45 ICT training centers to promote local ICT education worldwide.

In 2015, Huawei has completed three sessions of this program in Spain. In the future, Huawei will extend the scope of this program to benefit more Spanish students.

At the World Economic Forum on Africa 2015, Huawei said 1,000 students across Africa will join its Seeds for the Future over the next five years.

Huawei will sponsor 10 Zambian students in 2015 as part of Seeds for the Future program. These students will have the opportunity to come to China and receive training on innovative telecom technologies.

Huawei will launch its Seeds for the Future program in Uganda with the aim of developing young local ICT talent. Huawei will also donate 40 desktop computers to the students in the Karamoja district of Uganda.

The focus of Huawei is to encourage governments to step up investment in their digital programs.

Baburajan K
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