Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd., a leading ICT solutions provider, has signed a Joint Declaration with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to drive digital development and inclusive growth. The collaboration aims to enhance six key areas in Thailand and the Asia Pacific region, including policy and regulation platforms, joint research, inclusive infrastructure, digital capacity-building, youth empowerment, and digital practice-sharing.
As the United Nations specialized agency for ICT, the ITU has proposed the “Connect 2030 Agenda for Global Telecommunication/ICT Development” to accelerate the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
Huawei has been working closely with the ITU to drive ICT innovations in the Asia Pacific region. The two parties have jointly conducted research on digital infrastructure and economy, with the results presented in regional ICT roundtables to inform policy changes.
Both Huawei and ITU aim to bridge the digital divide by providing telecommunication access, affordability, and use for all, including women, girls, youth, and vulnerable populations. They have organized events and projects to encourage students to pursue STEM studies and careers in technology.
David Li, CEO of Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd., emphasized the importance of partnership and transformation in enabling a digital and connected Asia Pacific. He expressed Huawei’s commitment to empowering the region with the support of ITU and other partners.
During a side event, Huawei shared their experiences in supporting policymakers and partners to bring connectivity and digital services to rural areas. Li stressed the need for a comprehensive framework that includes government policies, accessible connectivity, affordability, digital skills, and a wide range of digital services.
ITU plans to organize a student team to join Huawei’s Seeds for the Future China tour to experience the latest digital innovations. The two parties will also explore policies, digital infrastructure, and industry ecosystems for the development of the digital economy in the Asia Pacific.
Overall, the partnership between Huawei and ITU aims to drive digital development in Thailand and the Asia Pacific region, bridging the digital divide and promoting inclusive growth.