Monday, 22 April 2024 02:10

Huawei and the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) strengthen the road to a more digitized Caribbean

Written by Karla Gutiérrez

In the framework of the 21st Caribbean ICT Strategic Ministerial Seminar held in San Ignacio, Belize, Huawei (Trinidad and Tobago) Limited, a global leader in information and communication technology (ICT), and the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on april 11, 2024.

This agreement, signed by Mr. Rodney Taylor, Secretary General of the CTU, and Mr. Daniel Ding, Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications of Huawei Central America and the Caribbean, reflects the joint commitment of both parties to foster digital transformation in the region.

The Memorandum of Understanding, aligned with the CTU's key strategies, seeks to enhance digital transformation efforts among Member States. In this regard, it provides for the exchange of information and ideas on ICT policies and regulations, joint research on network security, data protection, digital inclusion policies and emerging technologies such as 5G and green energy.

Mr. Taylor noted that this agreement represents a significant step forward in the CTU's mission to drive digital transformation in the Caribbean, strengthening collaboration to address key ICT challenges in the region.

It also symbolizes the shared commitment with Huawei to promote a digitally empowered Caribbean that benefits all citizens of the CTU's 20 member states.

This event also marked an important milestone for Huawei to become an official private sector member of CTU, after its membership was approved by the CTU Executive Council. Mr. Ding expressed Huawei's satisfaction in collaborating with CTU to accelerate ICT development in the region, reaffirming its commitment to building a better connected and smart world.

With a 20-year track record in the Caribbean and Latin America region, Huawei has partnered with local operators and partners to provide innovative ICT solutions and services, benefiting more than 50% of the region's population.


Translated by: A.M