Huawei to promote digital inclusion in Lanka | Sunday Observer

Huawei to promote digital inclusion in Lanka

1 March, 2020
 A Huawei official
A Huawei official

Huawei recently launched Tech4all in Sri Lanka, to promote the digital inclusion for people and small businesses by focusing on connectivity, applications and skills.

Tech4all is Huawei’s long-term, digital inclusion initiative for using technology, applications and skills to empower people and organisations everywhere.

“Technology is changing the world so fast. But how can we make sure that all people and all organisations can benefit from this change? It is vital that governments, industry organisations and business partners act together to promote digital inclusion for all,” Vice President of Huawei Enterprise Business in Sri Lanka, Indika de Zoysa said.

“We call it Tech4ALL and focus on the three priorities: Connectivity, Applications and Skills,” he said, adding that in terms of connectivity Huawei will continue to lower the barriers in terms of cost and coverage through technological innovation, and in terms of applications, Huawei will empower the ecosystem, and help developers create more applications for different communities and industries.

Huawei will work with governments, local communities, and other industries to enhance awareness of digital skills and provide necessary help.”

Huawei is committed to work towards digital inclusion based priorities of TECH4ALL, and support partners to achieve island wide Wireless Coverage through innovative and cost effective solutions such as RuralStar.

TECH4ALL believes that for the world to grow, develop, and transform, everyone is entitled to four basic rights: education, environment, health and development.

Huawei will also work on improving Digital Health and Smart Education initiatives in Sri Lanka.

The RuralStar solution is all about change. This solution transforms microwave or satellite transmission in traditional rural network solutions into Relay Remote Node (RRN) wireless backhaul, towers into simple poles, and diesel generators into clean, green solar energy, reducing the cost by more than 50%.

“Huawei will soon open a joint Innovation Lab with the University of Moratuwa and Colombo, apart from continuing with industry training of partners and Seeds for the Future program, that Huawei launched in 2016 and has continued for four years.We will continue to help bring in technology transfer to future generation of Sri Lanka through this initiative,” de Zoysa said.

Huawei recently unveiled its new addition to the Y series: the Huawei Y7P. It is the first device to be launched with Huawei AppGallery, Huawei’s newly launched application store, in Sri Lanka.

Huwawei considers Sri Lanka to be an important market and has been identified as an entry level platform to introduce and boost sales volume, Huawei Consumer Business Group Sri Lanka, Head of Products, David Xukai said.