Monday, February 26, 2024

Huawei expands local foothold

Huawei has seen its business in Bangladesh expand on the back of strong sales in telecommunication equipment and other technologies despite the declining popularity of its smartphone devices following US sanctions in 2019.
The company is in a leading position in providing 2G, 3G, 4G networks for all operators in the country.
Huawei made a leap forward when it provided technical support to Teletalk to roll out 5G networks on a trial basis in six locations at the end of last year.
The Chinese tech giant’s wearable devices, including smartwatches are also popular in Bangladesh, according to the company.
Now, Huawei wants to work intensively on digital power and cloud services in the country, the information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure provider said yesterday.
Huawei has a strong presence in government projects related to its agenda of “Digital Bangladesh” as it worked on the Info-Sarker project for the construction of government ICT network infrastructure, built more than 800 video conferencing systems for public offices, and developing a smart city in Sylhet.
“Huawei has been working in Bangladesh for the last 23 years. During these years, Bangladesh has come a long way in the field of ICT and we are very happy to be an active member of this transition,” said Pan Junfeng, chief executive officer of Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Ltd.
He was speaking at an event marking the global release of Huawei’s annual report yesterday.
“We want to work through innovation, localisation and collaboration in the immense potential of Bangladesh,” Junfeng said.
Huawei Technologies’ net profit rose 76 per cent in 2021 despite its first-ever decline in revenue.

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