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How is Huawei contributing towards the Smart Bangladesh Vision while creating better value for industries across Bangladesh?

Huawei has been instrumental in the development of information and communication technology (ICT) in Bangladesh since 1998 by facilitating telecom operators with its competitive solutions. Having developed the country’s networks from 2G to 3G and then 4G in a very short period, Huawei is proud of its efforts toward this technological advancement, now that almost all the people of this country enjoy a steady 4G network.

With the announcement of Vision 2021, Bangladesh has had a substantial growth in the ICT sector. In accordance with the motto “In Bangladesh, For Bangladesh”, Huawei has played an essential role in supporting the vision by involving itself in building ICT infrastructure and enabling the ecosystem. And as result, Huawei has been a reliable ecosystem partner for Bangladesh.

"Huawei’s Mission and Vision Has Been to Build a Fully Connected, Intelligent Bangladesh."

- Huawei South Asia CEO, Pan Junfeng

Meanwhile, Bangladesh is moving towards a Smart Bangladesh vision, which is all about smart and efficient operation. Bangladesh will undergo a further transformation as AI and cloud computing become more prominent. This indicates a commendable digital shift in health care, education, agriculture, manufacturing, ports, the power sector, and all industries fully utilizing machine-to-machine communication.

As always, Huawei continues to provide ICT support to individuals, telecom operators, Nationwide Telecommunication Transmission Networks (NTTNs), enterprises, mobile financial service providers and all others related to the ICT ecosystem of Bangladesh to realize this vision. Because Huawei’s vision and mission is to build a fully connected, intelligent Bangladesh.

What are some of your other initiatives that are directed toward empowering Bangladesh?

Huawei is dedicated to support the advancement of ICT solutions, equipment and infrastructure as these are important factors for the empowerment of a country. In addition, building a proper ICT talent ecosystem and reducing carbon emissions are two important areas of focus for the company.

Thus, Huawei has decided to invest US$100 million to build the startup ecosystem in the Asia–Pacific. Over the next five years, the company will also invest US$50 million to develop 500,000 digital talents.

In Bangladesh, the Huawei ICT Academy has been set up across universities, and an ICT Incubator Competition was introduced so startups can get the head start they need. For over eight years, Huawei has run its Seeds for the Future program for undergraduate students, which aims to develop skilled, local ICT talent. Huawei also contributes to a Digital Training Bus to help educate more than 60,000 rural girls.

Bangladesh has pledged to reduce 22 percent of carbon emissions by 2030 and Huawei is helping to meet this target, having already been successful in reducing carbon emissions for end-to-end products and services by 80 percent. Huawei’s carbon footprint has been significantly minimized by combining digital and electronic technologies to develop innovative digital power services.

Meanwhile, cooperation with government and private sectors with Huawei’s leading smart solar power solutions is helping to achieve the same goal.

As a leading global ICT infrastructure provider, how is Huawei facilitating Summit Communications Limited? 

Every year, Huawei invests over 10 percent of its sales revenue into R&D. Huawei has one of the world’s largest patent portfolios, holding more than 110,000 active patents across over 45,000 patent families. This has led to innovative and cutting-edge technologies and solutions for the ecosystem partners.

Huawei has been providing Summit Communications with backbone network solutions for over seven years. With customer-centricity at the core of Huawei’s philosophy, customer needs are the major driving force behind Huawei’s development. Moving forward with such a philosophy has enabled Huawei to consistently provide robust and end-to-end all-scenario products, power systems and servers while offering the best support by a well-experienced team for quick deployment. Consequently, Summit has been able to bring its time-to-market down from nine months to three months.

How is Huawei empowering the entire ICT ecosystem through Summit Communications? 

Huawei provides the most innovative infrastructural support to Summit Communications, enabling it to become the leading end-to-end Nationwide Telecommunications Transmission Network (NTTN) infrastructure service provider within the NTTN.

This partnership made it possible to establish a nationwide fiber optic cable network to connect 6,000 base transceiver stations with fiber for telecom operators. Thanks to this joint effort, under Info Sarkar Phase II and III, a total of 495 upazilas within 64 districts now have access to connectivity facilities.

All participants of the ICT ecosystem are able to enjoy high-capacity transmission services, internet services and international bandwidth services through Summit Communication’s fiber optic network, powered by Huawei.

This joint effort has made it possible to establish a nationwide fiber optic cable network and connect 6,000 base transceiver stations with fiber.

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