Sina Tech, 10/31/07
At the Connecting Africa conference in Kigali, Huawei and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) have signed a deal on promoting IT use in developing countries. The two parties will improve communication links to villages and remote areas of developing countries, provide training to foster local telecommunications personnel, and ensure the maintenance and continued operation of existing networks.
The first stage of cooperation will involve training at Huawei's training centers in India and Nigeria. Huawei has 22 training centers worldwide, 12 in developing countries such as India, Nigeria, Kenya and Egypt.
Huawei also donated telecommunications equipment worth USD 130,000 to the Rwandan government and provided broadband access for the conference.