Huawei announced yesterday that it has joined ITU’s Partner2Connect digital alliance, committing to provide some 120 million people in remote areas in more than 80 countries around the world with the ability to connect to the digital society by 2025.
The decision was announced by Huawei Chairman Liang Hua at the 2022 Sustainability Forum. Data shows that one third of the world’s population still does not have access to the Internet.
Taking fiber-optic broadband network construction as an example, Huawei said it has laid more than 250,000 kilometers of fiber in Africa, and its rapidly deployed all-optical infrastructure has helped 30 million households achieve high-speed broadband access, and the user experience has continued to improve, with the average rate of home broadband exceeding 30Mbps.
Huawei had earlier released that in 2025, with the improvement of ICT infrastructure, Huawei will make 500 million people can enjoy digital financial services and 500,000 people can enjoy inclusive education through the efforts of its partners.
Huawei further pledged to provide 10,000 training opportunities for ICT professionals in the next five years in Cambodia, ITU’s first P2C partner country, in cooperation with the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications and other government departments and universities.