Huawei to partner with Gov`t for internet connection in homes

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15th June,2021

By: Norvisi Mawunyegah

Huawei`s Director for Public and Government Affairs in Ghana, Jenny Zhou, says the firm is ready to partner Ghana on mass connection of households to broadband Internet. She says the programme could be conducted smoothly if new policies are laid towards increasing the national access to broadband to benefit the majority of Ghanaians. She said, while digitization increases Internet use and puts pressure on wireless services, broadband Internet offers a more stable and reliable medium for data processing in bigger bandwidths to boost productivity, promote education and commerce.

She said, Huawei, with its solid global track record in technology innovation, is in the best position to offer technical solutions, equipment, and deployment to connect new and existing households with broadband Internet connection. She explained that Huawei would capitalize on infrastructure sharing, by partnering with key stakeholders like the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), to use existing infrastructure which connects to Ghanaian households and businesses. She urged Ghanaian leaders to continue promoting policies that will include fiber connectivity in new buildings to bolster digitalization for the future

“Huawei believes in education and recognizes that the fast pace of modern technological development requires a skilled workforce to accompany its growth.”

She said, the company, has a good understanding of Ghana’s educational system after about two decades of doing business in the country, and through its Tech4All initiative is supporting the prioritization of ICT in schools to ensure that subjects such as Coding and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are introduced to Ghanaian children in basic schools.

Jenny Zhou added that Huawei, in partnership with UNESCO, has invested one million dollars to fund a technology-enabled open school in a bid to help establish a standard for basic education which is ICT-incorporated. ‘Huawei ‘included tour of the company’s Darwin Exhibition Centre in Shenzhen, China, where Ghanaian journalists were informed about how the company is employing advanced technology to make the world a better place, as well as the company’s contribution towards the fight against the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.