KATHMANDU: With the theme of “Dive into Digital”, Huawei Nepal hosted its annual industry event “Huawei Connect 2021” on Tuesday.
Huawei held a discussion program over the practical applications of technologies like mobile and fixed broadband, data center, digital solar power, cloud service, and 5G.
The event was attended by Anil Kumar Dutta, joint secretary at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, ICT industry stakeholders from the telecom and ISP sectors, professors from Tribhuvan University (TU) and Kathmandu University (KU). International speakers from Huawei and Huawei’s business partners in Nepal shared their presentations at the event.
The welcome remarks for the program were delivered by Huawei Asia Pacific Vice President and Huawei Nepal Chairman of the Board, Zhang Zhengjun. Zhang highlighted that digital technology and connectivity had become a necessity for everyone across the world during the pandemic period and that advanced connectivity and computing would play an important role in fueling economic recovery and growth. He also expressed great faith in Nepal’s ability to develop digital talents and hoped for Nepal to grow as a data center hub for the region.
Speaking at the program, Joint Secretary Dutta emphasized the need for reliable and widespread digital connectivity and bridging the digital divide for post-pandemic recovery. He also praised Huawei and called Huawei’s role in 4G expansion even during the pandemic period commendable.
At the event, Huawei also formally began its cooperation with Tribhuvan University Institute of Engineering (IoE).
As part of its Digital Talent Development Ecosystem initiative, Huawei hopes to develop 10,000 digital talents over the next 5 years. Cooperating with IOE, Huawei will build Huawei Nepal ICT Academy, a state-of-the-art ICT lab where students will have access to the latest technologies and Huawei’s certification programs while also getting to attend classes delivered by Huawei experts. Acting Dean of IoE, Prof Dr Chintamani Pokharel and Huawei Nepal CEO, William Zhang signed the Memorandum of Understanding.
The program featured a virtual tour to Huawei’s Darwin Hall – its 5G exhibition hall located at the Huawei headquarters in Shenzhen where Dorian Lawson, senior expert at Huawei spoke about the practical applications of 5G ranging from AR tourism to enable rural telemedicine and rural education.