Huawei’s “Telecom Seeds for the Future Program” now in Kenya

Guests listen keenly during a past Telecom Seeds for the Future program event in Kenya.
Guests listen keenly during a past Telecom Seeds for the Future program event in Kenya.

China’s Huawei today released its 2012 Sustainability Report – the firm’s annual sustainability report – which highlights the various efforts made by the firm and its contribution to safeguarding the future of technology development, including the implmentation of the firm’s “Telecom Seeds for the Future” program in Kneya.

Deng Biao, chairman of Huawei’s Corporate Sustainable Development Committee stated in a media release:  “Huawei is committed to bridging the digital divide, supporting stable and secure network operations, promoting environmental protection, and seeking win-win development.”

As part of its CSR initiatives, states the report which is available here, the firm has also made a significant contribution to safeguarding the future of technology development and facilitating economic transformation in multiple regions by focusing on nurturing ICT talent and the application of ICT technologies.

“We continuously nurture ICT talent and transfer knowledge. Through industry-leading ICT solutions, we enable people with different needs in different regions and industries to utilize information and communications technologies, thereby improving economic conditions, production efficiency, and quality of life,” said Biao.

This philosophy is reflected in Huawei’s Telecom Seeds for the Future Program, which has been implemented in 14 countries, including Malaysia, Kenya, and the UK. As part of this program, Huawei has established 16 training centers worldwide and granted scholarships to thousands of students from 50 universities across 14 countries.  The program – whose details can be found here – also offers first-hand learning opportunities through interactions with Huawei staff and visits to Huawei laboratories, where program participants can witness live demonstrations of the latest technologies.

The Huawei 2012 Sustainability Report also describes Huawei’s approach and commitment to supporting stable and secure network operations, promoting environment protection, and seeking win-win development.

“Sustainable development and the green economy will provide an increasing number of opportunities,” said Sun Yafang, the chairwoman of Huawei. “We must seize these opportunities to build a better connected world, enrich life, improve efficiency, and contribute to society.”

In 2012, Huawei continued in its efforts to bridge the digital divide, by developing innovations to connect more people, more efficiently, more of the time. Huawei launched the world’s first 2T Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) prototype with capacities reaching 56 Tbit/s. The prototype outperforms the 100 Gbit/s per channel data rate offered by many industry peers’ commercial systems, increasing the rate by twenty times to 2 Tbit/s and expanding the fiber capacity to 56 Tbit/s. This latest solution from Huawei makes it is possible for up to two billion people to communicate simultaneously through just one pair of fibers.

As of September 2012, Huawei had deployed best-in-class 100G networks for more than 40 customers in over 30 countries and regions, including Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. Spanning over 50,000 kilometers – longer than the circumference of the Earth – these 100G networks connect people at high speeds, enriching life through communication.