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Huawei announces 5G training programme for UK technology partners

Huawei announces 5G training programme for UK technology partners

Huawei has confirmed its commitment to provide 5G training to its key UK partners as the latest step in its campaign to drive knowledge and innovation around the upcoming 5G ecosystem across the UK.

At the Huawei UK Partner Convention in London, Huawei signed an official memorandum of understanding (MOU) with four UK partners across multiple sectors; SITEC, ARCC, Mono and WHP. The MOU, which includes both deployment and 5G training for partners, builds on Huawei’s commitment to procure £3bn from UK businesses over the next five years and is evidence of the significance of the UK’s digital market.

Baroness Fairhead, Minister of State for the Department for International Trade, said: “The UK is a world leader in developing innovative technology. This government is determined that British businesses should continue to build on the growing global opportunities provided by technological advancements.

“The Department for International Trade will continue to help UK companies in the tech sector, such as those who will benefit from this deal with Huawei, to forge new trading ties that will boost exports, investment and provide jobs to every part of our country.”

Mr Yao Fuhai, Huawei Board Director and Chief Supply Chain Officer, said: “Huawei is committed to supporting the growth of communities and industries by ensuring that we all move forward together to a better connected, intelligent world.”

“The Partner Convention reminds us of the crucial role our partners play in the ICT ecosystem and that excellent partners and suppliers are an intangible asset. As a leading global ICT company, we hope to contribute to the positive impact ICT can have across key areas such as health, education, finance and transport.”

The conference is the fifth annual partner convention from Huawei which celebrates the importance of its partnerships and the ability collaboration has to drive quality.

The MoU will support firms including SITEC, ARCC, Mono and WHP in the rollout of superfast broadband technology. Partners will receive full training on the deployment of 5G equipment, as well as supportive smart tools and regular progress meetings during the rollout.