Huawei sets sights on Vietnam's digital infrastructure

September 18, 2023 | 16:59
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Huawei has revealed its ambition to invest in Vietnam's digital infrastructure, underscoring its commitments to an eco-friendly energy transition.
Huawei sets sights on Vietnam's digital infrastructure

In a recent dialogue held on September 16 in Guangxi, Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh met with key figures from some of China's most prominent corporations, among whom was Simon Lin, chairman of the Asia-Pacific region for Huawei Technologies.

During the interaction, Lin conveyed Huawei's keen interest in improving Vietnam's digital infrastructure. He outlined the tech giant's ambition to accelerate digitalisation across sectors, reduce carbon emissions, and facilitate intelligent digital transformations. "We are deeply committed to aiding Vietnam in its energy transition towards a greener future and establishing a thriving digital talent ecosystem in the country," Lin stated.

Founded in 1987 in Shenzhen, Huawei operates in the realms of ICT infrastructure, digital energy, cloud computing, and end-user devices. Boasting a workforce of 207,000, over half of whom are engaged in research and development (R&D), the company serves more than three billion people globally across over 170 countries. With a commendable half-yearly revenue of just under $43 billion for 2023, Huawei is reportedly the world's fourth-largest investor in R&D.

In Vietnam, Huawei has been a significant collaborator with telecommunication carriers, contributing to the construction of the 2G, 3G, and 4G networks. The corporation has partnered with hundreds of Vietnamese entities, creating tens of thousands of jobs in the ICT sector and training over 18,000 Vietnamese digital technical personnel.

PM Chinh welcomed Huawei's proposals and firmly backed the conglomerate's investment initiatives in Vietnam.

"Digital transformation in Vietnam has vast potential with untapped opportunities. We see ample space for corporations like Huawei to operate, invest, and collaborate here," said Chinh.

As emerging technologies continue to revolutionise industries and as competition intensifies, the PM emphasised the importance of collaboration between the private sector and local authorities to improve Vietnam's digital society and economy. "These improvements should include R&D activities, policy feedback, personnel training, and modern management capability enhancements," he said.

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