Aug 18, 2016 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure and Huawei have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on information communication technology cooperation in China recently.
“We will accelerate the local ICT talent development and this year, we will also establish a Customer Solution Integration and Innovation Center in Sri Lanka.,” Li Jinge, senior vice president, Huawei said.
“Here customers can have an interactive engagement with the experts from Huawei Headquarters and other countries and even exchange ideas, make innovation and build up cooperation with industry players at the innovation center.”
The signing of agreement was witnessed by Sri Lanka’s Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe during his visit to Huawei’s headquarters in Shenzhen, and Yi Xianliang, the ambassador of Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka.
“I will greatly support the cooperation between Huawei and Sri Lanka, especially in international financial city, industry zone in Hambantota,” Xianliang said.
Huawei has been in Sri Lanka since 2005 and has more than 400 employees in Sri Lanka, of whom 86 percent are locals and indirectly created over 1,000 jobs.
Sri Lanka’s mobile penetration rate now reaches 112 percent while household broadband penetration is 12 percent.