Monday, November 9, 2009

Huawei Opens Regional Training Center in Egypt

Huawei opened a new Regional Training Center at Smart Village Cairo, Egypt's prime technology cluster and Business Park. The new facility, which replaces the previous training center in Nasr City, includes US$ 20million in new training equipment, allowing the latest technology training programs for WCDMA, GSM, CDMA, NGN, Datacom, Optical Networks, Broadband and Intelligent Networks, among others. With 11 classrooms and laboratories, the facility has increased its capacity, able to accommodate 150 trainees at a time.

"Huawei is dedicated to the growth of Africa. Huawei will grow its investments and presence together with Africa. The telecommunication sector is emerging as a driving force for local economies, in terms of creating income and jobs, and we at Huawei want to be a key contributor to African nations," commented Mr. Ding Shaohua, President of Huawei Middle East & North Africa.

Huawei noted that its fixed assets investment in Africa over the past decade has exceeded US$ 1.5 billion. The company now has six training centers in Africa, providing training to 12,000 students each year.