It is now widely accepted that investment in the growth of ICT infrastructure and services contributes to economic growth and transformation and improvements in the quality of life. In order to reap the benefits of ICT and move towards a Better Connected World countries must accelerate their digitization process through open collaboration with stakeholders across the ICT ecosystem.
Over the last decade, Kenya has experienced substantial growth in ICT and is ranked among the top five African Countries, with the fastest growth in telecommunication infrastructure and mobile money innovations. Through cooperation with key stakeholders Huawei believes that they have made major contributions to the growth of Kenya’s ICT industry in areas of Network Infrastructure, Enterprise and Devices, and long may this cooperation continue.
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) represents an enormous opportunity to introduce significant and lasting positive change not just in Kenya but also across the African continent.
Therefore, it is essential to improve connectivity in rural and remote areas, as well as to close gaps in broadband backbone networks, to provide the ICT infrastructure that enables the multitude of converged services including e services that will follow. It is an indispensable component in the development of the information society and the building of a knowledge economy that will facilitate not just a better connected Kenya but also a better connected Africa.
Huawei was first established in Kenya in 1998. The company currently employ over 500 employees in Kenya. The Regional Training Centre provides training for local staff, students, government officials and local customers, and also accommodates staff and customers from neighbouring countries. More than 2,700 people have received training by Huawei at this training facility.
Huawei is a great believer in Corporate Social Responsibility and to date they have contributed over 160 Million Kenyan Shillings towards various CSR initiatives.
In the just passed ICT Festival Roadshow, Huawei showcased latest innovative solutions in the network, enterprise, devices and ICT spaces via a Demo Truck to highlight with the aid of demo’s, presentations and workshops .
Huawei has made an ongoing, concentrated investment in its core business, exploring our future direction along multiple paths at multiple layers in order to achieve strategic breakthroughs. Huawei have persevered through decades of hard work, relentlessly pursuing the technological breakthroughs that will usher in our future information society.
Huawei is dedicated to innovating around the needs of our customers, continuously pushing the boundaries of ICT. They develop networks, solutions, and devices, serving one third of the world’s population in over 140 countries. They are connecting systems, businesses, cities, societies and people around the globe; improving efficiencies, transforming industries and ultimately creating better experiences for everyone. We sincerely hope that you will join us in Building a Better Connected Africa.
Mr. Freddie Zhang Vice General Manager Huawei Kenya