By MTHULISI SIBANDA
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – VAST populations in Kenya are benefitting from improved access to healthcare and lowered costs of broadband availability courtesy of Huawei, the global information and communications technology solutions firm.
In the East African country, more than 200 000 residents now use Huawei’s digital clinics and telemedicine platform, which has helped dramatically reduce medical costs and better accessibility to healthcare.
The telemedicine solution makes care-at-a-distance a reality and extends the reach of quality healthcare to remote locations with remote expert consultation, remote medical education and remote monitoring.
Another Kenyan success story is Huawei’s Wireless to the x (WTTx) broadband access solution that uses wireless technology to provide a fiber-like experience to households.
Both in densely populated urban areas and also in vast, remote rural areas, WTTx has lowered the costs of last-mile broadband access by 75 percent compared to fixed networks.
WTTx is an advanced wireless broadband access solution utilizing 4G/4.5G
technology and customer-premises equipment to tackle the last-mile problem and provide a quasi-fiber home broadband experience.
Mobile operators can leverage existing wireless network resources to rapidly develop HBB services at low cost as well as provide value-added services such as games and videos.
“Now more people can integrate with the outside world,” said Huawei South Africa Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Jacky Zhang.
He was speaking at the Responsible Business Forum in Johannesburg.
Huawei Head of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Holy Ranaivozanany, meanwhile said education was a core CSR activity for the ICT firm.
Ranaivozanany said participating in the forum was an opportunity to foster collaboration and the innovation of ideas.
She added that Huawei was committed to capacity building within the ICT
The company spearheads Seeds for the Future and the Huawei Authorised Information and Network Academy (HAINA), among two key CSR activities aimed at up-skilling local ICT professionals and growing the skills base in this sector.
“This sees Huawei partner with government and tertiary institutions to deliver practical training for ICT students and graduates,” Ranaivozanany
– CAJ News
By MTHULISI SIBANDA