Huawei's 20-yr presence in Bangladesh witnesses tech transformation
Huawei ready to help Bangladesh deploy 5G
Publish- September 27, 2018, 04:48 PM
Masudul Hoque - UNB Staff Writer
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Update- September 29, 2018, 01:14 AM
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Dhaka, Sept 27 (UNB) – Leading global provider of information and communications technology infrastructure and smart devices company Huawei has completed 20 years of its service in Bangladesh - a period that saw the country transformed into an advanced mobile technology.
Huawei's presence in Bangladesh market for past 20 years saw the country's graduation from a basic technology-driven society to an advanced ICT-driven society where the Chinese multinational, the Shenzen-based largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world also played pioneering role in deploying 3G and 4G in Bangladesh.
In order to take forward the technological advancement of the country, Huawei has taken several steps on the implementation of 5G, Zhang Zhengjun, CEO, Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Limited, told UNB.
5G is the fifth generation of cellular mobile communications. It succeeds the 4G, 3G and 2G systems. 5G performance targets include high data rate, reduced latency, energy saving, cost reduction, higher system capacity and massive device connectivity.
“Recently, we demonstrated 5G in the country which was inaugurated by Prime Minister’s ICT Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy as part of Vision 2021,” said Zhang Zhengjun.
Huawei has been in business in Bangladesh for past 20 years starting from 1998 with 85 percent of its local staffs Bangladeshi nationals.
Huawei shares the vision of Digital Bangladesh in its journey from 2G to 4G, Zhan Zhengjun said adding that “Number of smart devices has increased phenomenally during 2013 to 2017.”
Huawei is growing up together with the ICT Industry of Bangladesh and is also concerned about corporate social responsibility through programmes like-ICT Mobile Training Bus, Seeds for the Future, relief campaigns, sports sponsorship and so on, the Huawei Bangladesh CEO said.
Based in Dhaka, Huawei Bangladesh has 7 offices, 14 Terminal Service Centers and 350+ Smartphone Brand Shops in this country.
Besides providing integrated networking equipment to all the telecom service providers, Huawei has been contributing a lot to the development of Digital Bangladesh by state-of-the-art ICT solutions.
On September 11, top ten Bangladeshi students of Huawei’s flagship CSR programme “Seeds for the Future 2018” were invited for a visit to its headquarters in China.
Previously, a good many students from Bangladesh also visited different parts of China in 2014, 2015 and 2016 under the Seeds for the Future Programme.
To help Bangladesh train ICT talents and create more opportunities for the talents, ‘Seeds for the Future’ was the first flagship programme launched in the country.
Huawei Bangladesh chose Shakib Al Hasan, the no. 1 all-rounder cricketer as its brand ambassador.
In December 2017, Huawei Bangladesh was awarded highest VAT payer in service sector for fiscal year 2015-2016 in Dhaka district.
Previously, in July 2014, Huawei Bangladesh was awarded the "Best Tax Payer Enterprise".
Huawei signed MoU for “ICT Mobile Training Bus” project in 2016 which was a huge milestone.
Huawei’s 5G technology will enhance mobile broadband, support national energy transformation, increase automotive safety and efficiency, drive manufacturing transformation, bring health to everyone and thus, provide new business opportunities for telecom operators.
The company has more than 180,000 employees, 36 Joint Innovation Centers, 14 R&D centers and operates in more than 170 countries and regions.
Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.