Huawei and the government of Kenya have signed a collaboration agreement aimed at building Government cloud infrastructure. The discussions held at Huawei’s Beijing Executive Briefing Center centered on improving Kenya’s ICT infrastructure, the Government cloud platform, public safety, and smart cities.
The collaboration agreement covers how Huawei will help Kenya build the infrastructure necessary for government cloud services, migrate government data and applications to the government cloud, and create a platform for government departments to share data and better communicate. This will help provide a “One-window style solution” for government services improving government efficiency.
Huawei donated a set of safe city equipment to three major towns in Kenya to help strengthen policing capabilities and protection of people’s lives and property. The equipment includes 6eNodeB Stations, 150 Radio Trunking Terminals, and a Radio Trunking System Core Network and Dispatch System. In addition, Huawei committed to extending its flagship ICT talent program, “Seeds for the Future” for a further three years from 2018-2020. Seeds for the Future will provide training for 30 outstanding University students in the ICT field giving them advanced training in China. This will equip local students with important skills for them to drive forward Kenya’s ICT industry and the ICT ecosystem.
“ICT is the enabler of the development of a digital society. Across the world, governments are making it one of their top priorities to utilize ICT to drive their digital transformation. Huawei recognizes that Kenya has made the development of its ICT industry one of its major priorities and invested accordingly. Its national Vision 2030 is highly strategic and forward-looking and will help guide the ICT industry forward and accelerate socio-economic growth. With a clear focus on building Kenya’s ICT infrastructure, Huawei will continue working closely with Kenya to share our leading technologies and solutions along with our global experiences to push forward Kenya’s digital economic development.” Huawei’s Rotating CEO Guo Ping said.
Huawei has operated in Kenya for more than 19 years. Currently, Huawei’s ICT products and solutions cover services for Kenya’s citizens and government.