The world’s largest manufacturer of telecommunications equipment, Huawei, is committed to working with the government to improve the tech industry.
Particular emphasis will be placed on developing local ICT talent, improving knowledge transfer and promoting a better understanding of the sector.
Huawei, the world’s second-largest smartphone maker, continues to explore new partners and markets after being unfairly targeted by some Western governments who claim that the Chinese transnational giant threatens cybersecurity in their territories.
Huawei Rotary Chairman Mr. Eric Xu said they want to help the local ICT industry with telecommunication network equipment while jointly promoting the development of more aligned mobile communications markets.
He rejected claims that the company posed a serious threat to cybersecurity in the economies where it invested.
“We believe that trust should be based on verifiable facts, which in turn should be based on common standards. We believe this is an effective way to build trust in the digital age.
“Cyber security itself is certainly a technical issue that requires expertise and our colleagues at Huawei have worked with governments and industry partners to agree on digital security standards,” said Xu. It was essential to discuss cybersecurity issues rather than making accusations informed by geopolitical maneuvers or xenophobic tendencies.
“It won’t improve cybersecurity, it will damage it. Objective standards must be the basis of such a technology-based approach. With this in mind, Huawei is an active member of more than 400 standards organizations, industry alliances and open source communities.
“We are working constructively with governments, industry organizations, operators and universities on cybersecurity.”
To properly address concerns required collaboration rather than accusations.
Mr. Devin Duan, head of 5G E2E cybersecurity marketing at Huawei, said his company is focused on technology-driven cybersecurity.
Huawei, which operates in more than 170 countries, was founded in 1987.
Recently, a group of young Zimbabwean innovators from higher education institutions attended a course under the Huawei’s Seeds for the Future program.
Seeds of the Future is Huawei’s global corporate social responsibility program, where a group of students are incubated in China.
Initiated by Huawei in 2008, the program aims to develop local ICT talent and improve knowledge transfer.
It also aims to encourage regional construction and participation in the digital community.
The students are Kelly Chadzingawafa, Ruth Mangwayana, Kushinga Jerahuni, Dumisani Mukuchura, Douglas Tanyanyiwa, Lillian Mandizha, Tawana Gawaza, Karen Chieza, Preacher Marange and Moffat Chiona.
Addressing the trainees at the program’s launch in Harare recently, Minister of Information, Advertising and Broadcasting Services, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa, urged Zimbabweans to emulate Chinese patriotism to achieve a sustainable economy. upper middle income.
“You are important as young people, the young generation. You are the people who will put Zimbabwe in its rightful place. You are the people who will take this country far, ”Minister Mutsvangwa said.