Huawei Signs ITU Global Pledge to Help 120 Million People in Remote Areas Connect to the Digital World

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Shenzhen, China, November 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Huawei has signed a global commitment to join the International Telecommunications Union’s Partner2Connect digital alliance, which will bring connectivity to approximately 120 million people in remote areas of more than 80 countries by 2025.

Liang Hua, President of Huawei, announced that the company has joined the ITU Digital P2C Alliance

Liang Hua, Chairman of Huawei, announced the decision at the company’s 2022 Sustainability Forum, Connectivity+: Innovate for Impact. The forum explored how ICT innovation could unlock the business and social value of connectivity and drive sustainability in the age of the digital economy.

Speakers at the event included senior ITU and UN leaders, telecommunications ministers and regulators of Cambodia, Nigeria, Bangladeshand Pakistanand business leaders, partners, experts and customers of China, South Africa, Belgiumand Germany.

“It is clear that connectivity alone is not enough. It must be affordable, the content must be relevant and in the local language, and users must have the skills to make the best use of it,” said the Deputy Secretary. general of the ITU. Malcolm Johnson. “Thank you to Huawei for supporting the Partner2Connect (P2C) digital coalition and for its announced P2C commitments in the key areas of rural connectivity and digital skills.”

Siddharth ChatterjeeUnited Nations Resident Coordinator Chinacalled for “multi-stakeholder partnerships” to bridge the “sad reality” of a digital divide that excluded a third of the world’s population.

“Our dynamic world urgently needs enhanced digital cooperation to harness the transformative potential of technology to create new jobs, boost financial inclusion, close the gender gap, spur a green recovery and redesign our world to be more prosperous and inclusive,” he said. “Now is the time to act”.

In his keynote address, Dr. Liang stressed that access to a stable network was a basic requirement and a right in the digital age.

“Connectivity will be more than just a convenient communication tool,” he said. “With digital technologies such as the cloud and AI, connectivity will help bring everyone into the digital world and give them access to more information and skills, better services and greater business opportunities. broad. development.”

Cao MingPresident of Huawei Wireless Solution, said, “Huawei integrates the full technological innovation potential of equipment, sites, power, transmission and antennas to solve the difficulties encountered by the deployment of traditional sites, such as high costs, restricted transport, lack of power We have continuously upgraded the RuralStar and RuralLink solutions to extend quality coverage to remote areas, enabling more people, community hospitals, schools, local governments and small and medium businesses to enjoy the same high-speed broadband connectivity experiences as those in cities’.

The RuralStar series has provided connections to over 60 million people in remote areas of over 70 countries.

In CambodiaITU’s first P2C partner country, Huawei will work with government departments through the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications and universities to provide 10,000 training opportunities for ICT professionals over the next five years.

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