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Huawai Expanding ICT Training in Africa

The Chinese information & communication technology firm to train 1000 students

Thursday 11th June 2015

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Huawei expects to sell 2 million smart-phones in Africa during 2015

During the World Economic Forum in Cape Town, South Africa, Huawai announced the launch of its program “Seeds for the Future.”

This technical training program will enable over 1,000 students to have access to technical training in China over a period of 5 years.

focac.org reports Charles Ding, Senior Vice President of Huawei as saying Governments in Africa need to develop a vision of boosting connections. They need to invest or facilitate investments into national broadband plans and train technical talents, this will create jobs, boost economic growth and secure Africa’s future.

Over 10,000 students have already benefited from Huawai’s training scheme.

Steven Wu, CEO for Huawei’s South African operation said As the second largest economy in Africa, South Africa is an important market for Huawei. Currently we have around 1,000 employees in South Africa. In the next 5 years, we will increase the staff in South Africa by 50 percent to support our fast- growing operations.

focac.org reports Huawei as having sold about 1 million smart-phones during 2014.

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