Published on August 2nd, 2011 | by Babar Bhatti3
Huawei-UET Telecom Center – Partnership with Potential
I am happy to share that Huawei Technologies has recently signed a contract with University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore (UET). According to media reports, Huawei has granted UET Lahore the Authorized Learning Partner status for Datacom Networking Training and Certification. Under the contract, Huawei is providing latest networking equipment to UET Lahore, worth US$0.5M which will be set up in the Huawei-UET Telecom center and will be used to train and certify engineers on enterprise networking technology.
It is to be noted that Huawei selected UET for setting up the telecom center after evaluating various engineering institutes in the country. As Vice Chancellor UET noted in his speech, UET did its part and provided spacious facility for the center and has promised more lab space for its expansion. This is the kind of public-private partnership that Pakistan needs.
A graceful ceremony took place in UET Lahore where Federal Secretary Ministry of IT and Telecom Mr. Saeed Ahmed Khan, Chief Technology Officer Huawei, Mr. Collin Hu, Advisor Huawei Mr. Nasim Ahmed Usmani, Vice Chancellor UET Lahore Let. Gen Muhammad Akram Khan, Deans of Faculties & Professors from UET, Lahore and other dignitaries were present.
Director Huawei-UET Telecom and IT Center (HUTIC) Dr. Waqar Mahmood briefed the audience with regards to Huawei-UET Telecom Center established with the help of $8M USD worth of equipment from Huawei Technologies. The Center is now the largest training facility of its kind from Huawei Technologies China, in Pakistan. The center has been providing trainings in the latest wireless equipment to industry professionals and students of universities from all over Pakistan. Based on the success of telecom training program, Huawei decided to provide HUTIC with Networking equipment worth US$0.5M. This equipment will enable HUTIC to launch courses in Datacom area on Huawei equipment for the first time in Pakistan. Huawei also decided to grant HUTIC the Huawei Authorized Learning Partner status for the networking training and certification in Pakistan.
The Chief Guest, Mr. Saeed Ahmed Khan, Federal Secretary, Ministry of IT and Telecom highly appreciated the efforts of Huawei and UET Lahore in bringing the latest technology in the academic setting making it available for students from all over Pakistan.