Paul Biya and Huawei agree to develop fibre optics in Cameroon

Paul biya in china for wawey signs fibre optics and IT agreementA full and satisfying state visit in the People's Republic of Chinain which President Paul Biya signed several agreements on ITC and telecommunications.

One of the highlights of this trip, which started on 26 March, was a visit to the Huawei Executive Centre. Paul Biya spoke with Peng Song, North Africa Director of Huaweiwhich examined the Chinese operator's action for the development of Cameroon's digital economy.

[sociallocker id="2605″]While promising continued investments in the telecommunications infrastructure. The investments focused in particular on the extension of the national fibre optic network, rural solar electrification, the national video surveillance plan and underwater fibre.

"The my visit to your premises demonstrates our cordial desire to continue the cooperation between my country and your company ” ,

ha said Biya. He also mentioned the effective cooperation between Huawei and Camtel and took this opportunity to reiterate his country's willingness to support the operation of Huawei Cameroon. This company, which has existed since 2005, has more than 300 employees, more than 70% of whom are Cameroonian nationals.

Huawei Cameroon perpetually works for the development of the Cameroonian people. In addition to the digital training provided to users, students and administrators, in collaboration with local NGOs, Huawei Cameroon donated several computers to schools in order to democratise access to ICTs.

It is in this perspective that the seeds for the future programme were created and qualified 20 students from public universities in Cameroon, who obtained scholarships for a two-week period at Huawei's headquarters in Shenzhen in China under the guidance of ICT experts to promote technology transfer.

The visit in China also allowed President Biya to visit the headquarters of StarTimes, the company COMAC of Shanghai. He also spoke with Ying Yong, the mayor of this city.[/sociallocker].

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