Egypt end week in red, benchmark EGX 30 drops 0.56%    Egypt's stocks close in red on Tuesday as benchmark EGX 30 falls 0.72%    Fitch affirms Egypt's long-term foreign currency issuer default rating at B+    The unvaccinated prohibited from entry to Egypt state institutions starting December 1    Russia to lift COVID restrictions on flights to Egypt's Red Sea resorts on Nov. 9    Egypt, Greece ink deal for first subsea power link between Europe and Africa    Egypt hosts regional conference of EU refugee agency EASO    SCOHRE sparks discussion on harm reduction, tobacco control    Egypt to receive first of six high-trains from Spain's Talgo in mid-November    Egypt's iron and steel exports jump 197% in 8 months    Ethiopia halts work at its embassy in Egypt for 'economic reasons'    It's a bit frustrating to draw at home: Real Madrid keeper after Villarreal game    Russia says it's in sync with US, China, Pakistan on Taliban    Shoukry reviews with Guterres Egypt's efforts to achieve SDGs, promote human rights    Sudan says countries must cooperate on vaccines    Over 100 officials resign from Tunisia's main Islamist party    Johnson & Johnson: Second shot boosts antibodies and protection against COVID-19    Egypt to tax bloggers, YouTubers    Egyptian court bans use of mosques for political purposes    Brazil calls up 8 EPL players for World Cup qualifying    Refugees in fear as sentiment turns against them in Turkey    We mustn't lose touch: Muller after Bayern win in Bundesliga    Egypt records 36 new deaths from Covid-19, highest since mid June    Egypt sells $3 bln US-dollar dominated eurobonds    Sisi calls on House, Senate to commence second legislative sessions on 3, 5 October    Huawei Technologies has invested $10 mln over 5 years in innovation centres in Egypt    Gamal Hanafy's ceramic exhibition at Gezira Arts Centre is a must go    Italian Institute Director Davide Scalmani presents activities of the Cairo Institute for ITALIANA.IT platform    Qa'a play showing at Lycee El Horreya Theatre, Alexandria is a must go    Orange Egypt Introduces Amazon Prime Video    Tokyo Olympics: Cautious opening ceremony, shy start for Egyptians in competitions    Mallawi Museum in Upper Egypt holds recycling workshop for children during Eid Al-Adha    Egypt keen on stable tax policies to attract more investors: Finance Minister    Sudan declares state of emergency as water goes beyond Merowe Dam capacity    Niagara Falls illuminated in Egyptian flag to mark 23 July Revolution anniversary    Capital flows into EM keep recovering after March 2020 slump: Central Bank of Egypt    1 child orphaned every 12 seconds due to COVID-19-associated death: World Bank    Egypt, Japanese Olympic Committee discuss boosting sports cooperation    US emphasises AU's role in mediating Ethiopian damdispute    Ethiopia ready to resume dam talks with no legally binding agreements: Ethiopian official    Sunken city of Thônis-Heracleion in Egypt's Abu Qir bay yields new archaeological treasures    New films, concerts, and destinations for Eid Al-Adha holidays    Egypt, Oman discuss enhancing bilateral economic, investment relations    Al Ahly v Kaizer Chiefs: Cairo giants eye 10th CAF Champions League title    Tunisia hopes to have a UN role in resolving Egypt-Ethiopia dam dispute    APO Group enters new exclusive agreement with Getty Images on African press releases and images    On International Museum Day, Egypt opens two new museums at Cairo Airport    Old Cairo's Al-Fustat will be revamped on Egyptian President's directives    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.



Huawei Technologies has invested $10 mln over 5 years in innovation centres in Egypt
Published in Ahram Online on 23 - 09 - 2021

Huawei Technologies has invested about $10 million over the past five years to set up three innovation centres in Cairo, according to Vice President of Global Communications at Huawei Technologies Karl Song.
Song's comments came in response to a question by Ahram Online on the solutions Huawei Technologies has provided Egypt with to help the country deal with the challenges imposed by the pandemic.
This came during a roundtable Huawei Technologies held on Thursday on the sidelines of Huawei Connect 2021 annual event that kicked off on Thursday.
The three innovation centres include two industry solution innovation centres at Huawei's Smart Village headquarters in Cairo, which is a carrier-oriented technology innovation and experience centre, and a joint technology innovation centre for various industries.
Song elaborated that the platforms continue to provide Egyptian customers and partners with innovative ICT solutions that meet local needs.
"Huawei has cooperated extensively with more than 120 local partners in Egypt, indirectly providing more than 20,000 jobs in Egypt society," he added.
He noted that Huawei Technologies has been in Egypt for more than 20 years, thanks to customers' long-term trust.
"Over the past 20 years, we have been widely recognized by customers and partners through long-term cooperation and development together with shared happiness and hardship. Egypt is a country with great potential when it comes to a large population, and with great geographic advantage, stable and strong economy in the Middle East and Africa and Huawei is keen to enable Egypt to be an ICT hub in the region," Song pointed out.
He added that Huawei focuses on two main pillars in Egypt: developing Egyptian capabilities and skills to lead Egypt towards achieving digital transformation in accordance with Egypt's Vision 2030, and continuing to provide the latest technologies and solutions to its customers and partners.
"Huawei is not only working to provide our partners and Egyptian governments with the latest solutions and technologies and providing employment opportunities, but it is also working to develop the capabilities of young Egyptian people in the field of information and communication technology through two axes. The first is related to internal employees in Huawei and at the level of success partners through training centres in Egypt, and the second is to develop youth capabilities in universities through our pioneering program ICT Talent Bank, a program launched by Huawei in 2019 in cooperation with three ministries: Ministry of Communications, Information Technology, Ministry of Higher Education and Ministry of Manpower," he explained.
He also added that despite the pandemic, Huawei's training for Egyptian youth has never stopped, pointing out that in 2020 Huawei cooperated with the Egypt's government and universities to bring talent training online and trained more than 7,500 young Egyptians through more than 430 online courses.
Answering Ahram Online's question on how digital transformation is aiding the Middle East's efforts, including Egypt's, to recover from the pandemic, Song illustrated that 2020 has emphasized just how important a solid ICT foundation can be on a national level.
Following accelerated digitalization initiatives in 2020, technology has played a significant role in enabling the continuity of business and public services. Our work in the ICT field has also been paramount to combatting the disease itself, especially through innovations in scientific R&D, data analytics, e-healthcare, and more, according to Song.
"We continued to pursue open partnerships to jointly create greater value for our customers and society at large. In particular, we have kept innovating to help organizations fight the pandemic, and to support both economic recovery and social progress. A foundation of connectivity enabled many countries to cope with a surge in data traffic as a result of work, education, shopping, and even health services moving online", Song expounded.
He added that emerging digital technologies such as cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI) have also provided new opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to improve operational efficiency, promote innovation, expand their market and financing channels, and facilitate remote operations during the epidemic.
"For example, we provided the Ministry of Health and Prevention in UAE with an autonomous AI-driven vehicle to distribute personal protective equipment to residents and workers in a step that aims at containing the spread of the corona virus. From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Huawei acted immediately to support Egypt during such critical time. The company provided video conferencing system to facilitate the communication between the Egyptian Ministry of Health and the quarantine hospitals. In addition, Huawei's advanced solutions (data centres, intelligent connectivity solutions) implemented at schools has contributed to the continuity of learning process. We also supported the expansion of connectivity for home broadband to ensure the online learning and the working from home," he said.
Concerning Huawei Technologies' future plans in Egypt, Song unveiled that they include opening 100 academies in Egypt within five years, clarifying that that 72 academies have been established, so far, through the cooperation of universities and government, expanding the recruitment platform by cooperating with 100 recruitment companies, and keeping contributing with the Egypt's government and providing trainings for different levels; students, graduates and engineers in order to make Egypt a centre of excellence.


Clic here to read the story from its source.