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Huawei signs protocol with Ministry of Telecoms
Global service provider will take part
in digital broadcast tender
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Huawei, the Chinese global provider of information and communication technology (ICT) solutions will sign a protocol with the Ministry of Telecommunications to improve local ICT capacities.

“Huawei is committed to collaborating with the Lebanese government to take the ICT sector to more advanced levels,” said Pan Fan, President of Huawei’s North Africa Region.

The first part of the protocol includes the implementation of the next phase of the fiber optics network, and extending it to corporations and households.

Huawei will sponsor ten telecom engineers, and send them to train in centers and laboratories around the world, for up to eight weeks.

Huawei will later participate in the expected tender of the National Digital Committee to shift the country’s broadcasting system from analogue to digital. The company will install and test special transmission equipment, designed for digital broadcasting. “This pilot phase will precede the national shift, and will be adopted in the near future if we win the tender,” said Elias Al Hachem, General Manager of Huawei – Lebanon.

“Lebanon is of key importance to Huawei, and it is a strategic decision to keep investing in the county,” said Al Hachem. “The fast growth of the local ICT sector is an additional motivation to keep our eyes on Lebanon,” he said.

Huawei is currently the main 3G and 4G supplier for the Touch network. In February 2013, Touch and Huawei demonstrated the first trial for Carrier Aggregation on the 4G network. Huawei also contributes to the transmission backbone of Alfa’s network.

The company was involved with the Ministry of Telecommunications in the Fiber Optical project during 2012-2013.
Reported by Rana Freifer
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Date Posted: Nov 27, 2013