Huawei Ghana launched its inaugural IP Club in Accra, bringing together private and public sector IT experts for exchange of ideas and development of IP industry in the country.
The platform is the first of its kind in Ghana signifying another step forward towards transforming the country into an information-rich and knowledge-based society and economy.
Announcing the launch at Huawei Ghana's first IP GALA in Accra, Chen Zhijun, Vice President of Huawei Southern Africa Region stated, digital transformation is sweeping across the world and Huawei is firmly committed to innovation and local talent fostering by creating an open, healthy and sustainable ecosystem where every stakeholder can contribute and benefit from."
He added Chen Zhijun added that in the coming days more technology and resources will be allocated to the Ghana market to facilitate new technologies adoption and increase supply of advanced intelligent IP network solutions and differentiated innovative products. He asserted that it will strengthen the cultivation of talents and upskilling of ICT practitioners in the IP Club.
The event with its theme: "Rethink IP for a Digital Economy", was attended by Deputy Minister of Communications of Ghana, George Andah and over 200 representatives from Mobile Network Operators (Telcos) and IT enterprise for in-depth exchange of ideas over topics including challenges in digital transformation, industry standards formulation and public-private sector collaboration.
In his welcome address, the Deputy Minister of Communications said: “the IP Club is timely intervention which will help ICT professionals in Ghana compete on the global stage.” He noted that the initiative is in line with the digitization strategies of many countries including Ghana as it helps cultivate a pool of ICT professionals that are crucial to industry development, thus boosting ICT industry growth, driving the development of different sectors, and contributing to lower unemployment rates over the long term."
As one of the core leaders in the IP network field, Huawei aims to meet customers' requirements for digital transformation and intelligent networks. In the mainstream scenarios such as enterprise campus, data center, WAN, WLAN, and network security, Huawei launches the four-engine brand strategies of CloudEngineer switches, NetEngine routers, and AirEngineer WiFi 6 AP, HiSecEngine security gateways, while leading in key technologies and business processes, it also makes outstanding contributions to the industry.
Huawei is a global leader in technology and IP. The company has contributed to the development of the frontiers of technology on the global level. It sits on more than 40 technology working groups. Additionally, Huawei contributes to more than 12 industry standards and open-source organisations.
It participates in about 80% of SRv6 standards formulation. Huawei drafts more than 240 technical proposals on WiFi 6, making it the highest-ranking company in the industry.
Huawei builds interactive end-to-end products and its Huawei AirEngine, the industry’s first commercial Wi-Fi 6 product won the 2019 Gold Media Award at the InterOp Tokyo Exhibition in Japan. Huawei combined efficiency with non-existent innovation to produce an ultra-large bandwidth, ultra-high capacity and ultra-low latency product. The product is also an Internet-of-Things (IoT) flexible.
In Ghana, more than 300 people from over 15 local companies have benefited from technological upskilling in ICT training center in Accra established by Huawei Ghana in December 2018.