To explore ICT talent trends and talent development strategies in the Asia Pacific region, Huawei Technologies on Tuesday hosted Huawei Asia Pacific ICT Talent Forum 2020 under the theme “Connection, Glory, Future”.
More than 2000 participants joined this online event. The tech company revealed its long-term plan to bridge the ICT talent gap and called for a cross-sector collaboration at the forum.
The forum gathered industry experts and IT professors to discuss the continuing need for a highly-skilled ICT workforce and proposed sustainable plans to help the region solve ICT workforce shortage.
At the event, Huawei also announced its certification program to develop a comprehensive ICT talent ecosystem to pave the way for sustainable digital transformation in the region.
The certification program is open to students and ICT practitioners who have joined or plan to join the Huawei Asia Pacific ICT Academy. The program started running from August 4 and will continue till November 30, 2020. Participants who pass the exams in the shortest time will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
In recent years, the world has witnessed a diverse range of breakthrough technologies. “The foundation of the new ICT industry now consists of Cloud Computing, Big Data, the Internet of Things, and Artificial Intelligence,” Michael Macdonald, Chief Digital Officer and Executive Consultant of Huawei Asia Pacific, during his speech on building a healthy ICT ecosystem.
With the emergence of advanced technologies, basic IT skills will no longer suffice.
“We aim to globally develop 2 million ICT professionals over the next five years to match the high demand for skilled workers. In 2020, we are going to build more than 200 Huawei ICT Academy and train 10000 ICT certification in the Asia Pacific region. ICT talent ecosystem is Huawei’s long-term strategy, and we will work with universities and local HALP partners to help students and ICT practitioners become more competitive in their careers”, Macdonald announced.
As advanced technologies such as AI and 5G become pervasive, the region needs to work with various sectors to set standards that efficiently connect talent with opportunities in the digital age.
To tackle this challenge, Huawei built a talent ecosystem to support the transfer of qualified employees to the ICT industry, in line with its talent cultivation strategy. The ecosystem consists of three initiatives: the Huawei Certification, the Huawei Academy and the Huawei ICT Competition.
The Huawei Certification, a talent system standard covering 100 certification exams and 22 technical fields, has certified more than 260,000 ICT students and employees, including 19,000 in the Asia Pacific region. Launched in 2013, the Huawei ICT Academy has involved over 900 higher education institutions to offer ICT courses and training for over 45,000 students each year. To date, the company has set up 103 ICT Academy in the Asia Pacific region.
Microsoft said Microsoft and Chinese company ByteDance have provided notice of their intent to explore a deal resulting in Microsoft owning and operating the TikTok service in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
In a statement on Sunday, Microsoft has said that it is in talks with Chinese company ByteDance to acquire the U.S. arm of its popular video app TikTok.
It also has discussed with President Donald Trump his concerns about security and censorship surrounding such an acquisition, reports AP.
The company said it expects those talks to conclude by Sept. 15.
On Friday, Trump said that he would soon ban TikTok in the United States.
Trump and CEO Satya Nadella have spoken, the company said, and Microsoft was prepared to continue exploring the purchase of TikTok's U.S. operations after their conversation.
“Microsoft fully appreciates the importance of addressing the President’s concerns. It is committed to acquiring TikTok subject to a complete security review and providing proper economic benefits to the United States, including the United States Treasury,” the Microsoft statement said.
The White House did not immediately comment on the Microsoft statement.
Previously, there were reports that Microsoft was in advanced talks to buy the U.S. operations of TikTok, which has been a source of national security and censorship concerns for the Trump administration. Earlier Sunday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo again raised the administration's warnings about social media platform.
“These Chinese software companies doing business in the United States, whether it’s TikTok or WeChat — there are countless more ... are feeding data directly to the Chinese Communist Party, their national security apparatus,” Pompeo said on Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures.”
“Could be their facial recognition patterns. It could be information about their residence, their phone numbers, their friends, who they’re connected to. Those — those are the issues that President Trump has made clear we’re going to take care of," Pompeo said.
In its statement, Microsoft said it may invite other American investors to participate on a minority basis in the purchase of TikTok. Financial terms were undisclosed.
TikTok’s U.S. user data is stored in the U.S., with strict controls on employee access, and its biggest investors come from the U.S., the company said earlier Sunday. “We are committed to protecting our users’ privacy and safety as we continue working to bring joy to families and meaningful careers to those who create on our platform,” a TikTok spokesperson said.
A federal committee has been reviewing whether Trump could ban TikTok in the U.S. Its members agree that TikTok cannot remain in the U.S. in its current form because it "risks sending back information on 100 million Americans,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.
“We all agree there has to be a change ... everybody agrees it can’t exist as it does," Mnuchin said Sunday on ABC's “This Week.”
As speculation grew over a ban or sale of the social media platform's U.S. business, TikTok posted a video on Saturday saying, “We’re not planning on going anywhere.”
TikTok's catchy videos and ease of use has made it popular, and it says it has tens of millions of users in the U.S. and hundreds of millions globally. Its parent company, Bytedance Ltd., launched TikTok in 2017. It bought Musical.ly, a video service popular with teens in the U.S. and Europe, and combined the two. It has a similar service, Douyin, for users in China.
But TikTok's Chinese ownership has raised concern about the potential for sharing user data with Chinese officials as well as censorship of videos critical of the Chinese government. TikTok says it does not censor videos and it would not give the Chinese government access to U.S. user data.
The debate over TikTok parallels a broader U.S. security crackdown on Chinese companies, including telecom providers Huawei and ZTE. The Trump administration has ordered that the U.S. stop buying equipment from those providers to be used in U.S. networks. Trump has also tried to steer allies away from Huawei over concerns that the Chinese government has access to its data, which Huawei denies.
Robi has become the first mobile operator to have on-aired more than 11,000 4.5G sites in the country.
Robi has achieved this coveted milestone by expanding its 4.5G network to each and every upazilas of the country covering 80 pc population, said a press release.
Using the dynamic spectrum technology, Robi has proved itself to be the most efficient operator in utilizing spectrum to ensure the best video experience on its 4.5G network.
Being the only operator to use U900/L900 spectrum technology, makes Robi the undisputed champion in the indoor coverage arena. Moreover, Robi is the first operator to launch VoLTE (Voice over LTE) service in the country, providing customers HD quality voice calling experince using the widest 4.5G network.
Robi aims to provide the best video experience to its consumers. With HD video calling to stay connected with friends and family, Buffer free streaming of videos, learning new things every day with tutorials, going live, video gaming with friends or just enjoying social media – the widest 4.5G video strong network is there to deliver new experiences every day.
More than 1.5 million 5G base stations will be deployed by the end of this year projected Guo Ping, Rotating Chairman of Huawei.
As per recent data, 81 telecom carriers have rolled out commercial 5G network by now covering 90 million 5G users with 700,000 5G base stations, he said in the ‘Better World Summit 2020’, organised by Huawei, said a press release.
Guo Ping added, “As an ICT company, it’s our responsibility to use the technology, together with our partners and customers, including carriers and enterprises, to effect a positive impact on our communities.”
“We expect to see more than 1.5 million 5G base stations to be deployed by the end of this year. As global 5G deployment begins to wrap up, we need to strengthen our focus on industry applications. This will help us unleash the full potential of 5G.” Guo Ping continued.
“We have a broad set of capabilities spanning 5G, computing, cloud, AI, and industrial applications. By leveraging these strengths, we can provide scenario-based solutions that unlock the full potential of 5G and help both our customers and partners achieve greater business success.” Guo Ping stated.
Fair Technology Ltd, the automotive vertical of Fair Group, has entered into a strategic partnership with Hyundai Motor Corporations of South Korea as its authorized distributor for passenger vehicles.
Fair Group is also successfully manufacturing Samsung smartphones & consumer electronics, said a press release.
Mutassim Daiaan, Director of Fair Technology Ltd. announced partnership between Fair Technology & Hyundai in Bangladesh and inaugurated sales programme through webinar in Dhaka.
Fair Group Advisor Hamid R Chowdhury, rcds, psc (Rtd.), CMO Mesbah Uddin, HOM JM Taslim Kabir, Fair Technology head of sales Abu Naser Mahmud, Head of Service Abul Hashem, Product Manager Farid Al Shohan & other high officials were also present there among others.
Fair Technology, in collaboration with Hyundai aspires to build lifetime relationship with its customers providing “modern premium” experience both in-vehicle and out-of-vehicle in Bangladesh.
All new models are available for booking through call center (Hotline: +880 9613 505080) and Facebook - fb.com/HyundaiBangladesh.
More information about Hyundai Bangladesh and its products will be available at: http://www.hyundai-bd.com/