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Huawei, for the acceleration of digital transformation in the DRC

Kinshasa, March 2nd, 2022 (CPA).- The Minister of Posts, Telecommunications, New Information and Communication Technologies (PT-NTIC), Augustin Kibassa Maliba, who has been staying since Sunday February 27 in Barcelona in Spain, has had a working session on Monday with the management staff of the firm Huawei on the proposals to be made to accelerate the development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and digital transformation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, learned the CPA Tuesday from the Ministry of PT-NTIC. According to the source, during the exchange of views, Minister Kibassa congratulated his hosts who, he said, continue to innovate in the ICT sector, despite the difficulties encountered in 2021. He said he was interested to work on the frequency spectrum, since Huawei has the skills to do so. “The harmonization and management of the high and mid-frequency spectrum is essential. The interest of the DRC is to get involved in the discussions and arrangements of the different regions of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), he specified, before paying tribute to the firm Huawei for the program of « Future seeds », a training program which is in its 6th edition for which 20 (twenty) Congolese students benefited from Huawei IT training in 2021. Added to this, the sponsorship of 80 (eighty) students in the training of talents in ICT at the Higher Institute of Applied Techniques (ISTA) and at the University of Kinshasa (UNIKIN). For his part, the Africa regional president of the firm Huawei, Hetao, returned to what his company achieved in the DRC in 2021 and what it will continue to do in 2022. He said that his company will continue to to support the DRC, in particular to maintain stable operations, in line with forecasts and intends to work for the increase of its investments in order to continuously contribute to the development of talents in ICT. To achieve this, Mr. Hetao made several proposals, including accelerating the government’s ICT infrastructure project; create a unified network security standard; reactivate the Bône back network of the Congolese Post and Telecommunications Company (SCPT); formulate national broadband and compensation policies and establish an optimal broadband mix. ACP/

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