Liang Hua, Chairman of Chinese tech giant Huawei, said the company has joined the Partnership for Connectivity (P2C) digital alliance launched by the International Telecommunication Union.
Liang said at the 2022 Sustainability Forum that Huawei is committed to helping 120 million people in remote areas connect to the digital world by 2025.
The event explored how innovation in ICT can be harnessed to unlock commercial and social value in the age of the digital economy.
Malcolm Johnson, Deputy Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union, said that it is clear that connectivity alone is not enough, as it must be affordable, the content must be relevant and in the local language, and users have the skills to make the best use of it, expressing his appreciation for Huawei’s support. The Partnership for Delivery Digital Alliance.
For his part, Cao Ming, President of Huawei Wireless Solutions, said that the company is constantly upgrading RuralStar and RuralLink solutions to expand high-quality coverage in remote areas.
Using the RuralStar suite of solutions, the company has connected more than 60 million people in remote areas in more than 70 countries.
Huawei said it will also work with government agencies and universities in Cambodia, the first partner country in the International Telecommunication Union’s Partnership to Connect (P2C) program, to provide 10,000 training opportunities for professionals over the next five years.